The Frank C. Clarke Field Notes collection consists of field notes, specimen records, investigations, and some experiments
completed in California between 1912-1913.
Frank C. Clarke was born in 1887 on the Clarke family ranch near Laytonville, Mendocino County, California. He graduated cum
laude from UC Berkeley in 1911 and earned his Master's degree in 1912 with a major in Entomology and Parasitology before returning
to the family ranch. For a short time Clarke accepted employment with the California Fish and Game Commission establishing
the skeletal differences between male and female deer. This information was later used to convict hunters who attempted to
pass off killed does as bucks.
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The collection is open for research.