Inventory of the James Blair Kendrick Correspondence

Sara Gunasekara
Department of Special Collections
General Library
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616-5292
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Creator: Kendrick, James B. (James Blair), 1893-1962
Title: James Blair Kendrick Correspondence
Date (inclusive): 1924-1932
Extent: 0.2 linear feet
Abstract: James Blair Kendrick (1893-1962) served as Plant Pathologist and Professor of Plant Pathology at the Berkeley and Davis campuses of the University of California from 1927-1960. The collection contains fifty-six letters, the majority of which are written from Kendrick to Max Gardner (1890-1979). The letters discuss the early years of the Plant Pathology Department at the University of California, Davis, among other topics.
Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
Repository: University of California, Davis. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: MC246
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

Biography

James Blair Kendrick, Sr. was born in Clover, South Carolina on August 13, 1893. He earned a B.S. from Clemson College in 1916, and an M.S. in 1919 from Iowa State University. From 1919-1924, he served as Assistant Botanist in the Agricultural Experiment Station at Purdue University. In 1924 he returned to Iowa State University and received his Ph.D. in 1925. He then resumed his career at Purdue where he remained until July 1, 1927, when he became Associate Plant Pathologist in the Agricultural Experiment Station of the University of California.
Professor Kendrick was the pioneer plant pathologist of the Davis campus. He was the first of his profession to be permanently located at Davis, and he established the first laboratory and greenhouse facilities there devoted exclusively to the study of plant diseases.
Kendrick was named Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology in 1936, Associate Professor in 1938, and Professor in 1943. In 1954 he became Chairman of the Department at Berkeley and Davis and held that position until he retired in 1960.
Kendrick passed away on May 30, 1962.
Source:
Leach, L.D., Davis, L.D., Houston, B.R., and Wilson, E.E. "James Blair Kendrick." In Memoriam. [Berkeley, Calif. : Academic Senate], 1963.

Scope and Content

The collection contains fifty-six letters, the majority of which are written from James Blair Kendrick to Max Gardner (1890-1979). Gardner served as Professor of Plant Pathology at the Berkeley and Davis campuses of the University of California from 1932-1957. The letters by Kendrick were written from 1924-1932 while Kendrick was at Iowa State University and the University of California and Gardner was at Purdue University. The letters discuss the early years of the Plant Pathology Department at the University of California, Davis, among other topics.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is arranged in three series: 1. Outgoing, 2. Incoming, and 3. Third Party.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Kendrick, James B. (James Blair), 1893-1962--Correspondence
Gardner, Max William, 1890-1979
University of California, Davis--Faculty--Archives
University of California, Davis. Dept of Plant Pathology
Plant diseases--Research--California--Davis

Access

Collection is open for research.

Processing Information

Sara Gunasekara processed this collection and created and encoded this finding aid with assistance from student employee Michelle Xie.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Edgar L. Kendrick in 2012.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], James Blair Kendrick Correspondence, MC246, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

Publication Rights

Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Collection Contents

 

Series 1. Outgoing 1924-1932

Physical Description: 53 letters

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Box MC246:1

Gardner, Max 1924 January 3

Box MC246:2

Gardner, Max 1924 August 12

Box MC246:3

Gardner, Max 1924 September 2

Box MC246:4

Gardner, Max 1924 September 7

Box MC246:5

Gardner, Max 1924 September 22

Box MC246:6

Gardner, Max 1924 September 25

Box MC246:7

Gardner, Max 1924 October 3

Box MC246:8

Gardner, Max 1924 October 26

Box MC246:9

Gardner, Max 1924 December 8

Box MC246:10

Gardner, Max 1925 January 28

Box MC246:11

Gardner, Max 1925 February 8

Box MC246:12

Gardner, Max 1925 April 5

Box MC246:13

Gardner, Max 1925 April 23

Box MC246:14

Gardner, Max 1925 May 17

Box MC246:15

Gardner, Max 1925 May 27

Box MC246:16

Gardner, Max 1925 August 26

Box MC246:17

Gardner, Max 1927 July 6

Box MC246:18

Gardner, Max 1927 July 20

Box MC246:19

Gardner, Max 1927 July 22

Box MC246:20

Gardner, Max 1927 August 4

Box MC246:21

Gardner, Max 1927 August 11

Box MC246:22

Gardner, Max 1927 September 14

Box MC246:23

Gardner, Max 1927 September 14

Box MC246:24

Gardner, Max 1927 September 23

Box MC246:25

Gardner, Max 1927 October 18

Box MC246:26

Gardner, Max 1927 Novemeber 17

Box MC246:27

Gardner, Max 1927 December 18

Box MC246:28

Gardner, Max 1927 December 30

Box MC246:29

Gardner, Max 1928 April 3

Box MC246:30

Gardner, Max 1928 June 18

Box MC246:31

Gardner, Max 1928 August 2

Box MC246:32

Gardner, Max 1928 September 28

Box MC246:33

Gardner, Max 1929 January 14

Box MC246:34

Gardner, Max 1929 April 24

Box MC246:35

Gardner, Max 1929 May 22

Box MC246:36

Gardner, Max 1929 June 29

Box MC246:37

Gardner, Max 1929 October 13

Box MC246:38

Gardner, Max 1929 October 24

Box MC246:39

Gardner, Max 1930 April 27

Box MC246:40

Gardner, Max 1930 May 27

Box MC246:41

Gardner, Max 1930 August 8

Box MC246:42

Gardner, Max 1930 October 19

Box MC246:43

Gardner, Max 1931 March

Box MC246:44

Gardner, Max 1931 April 26

Box MC246:45

Gardner, Max 1931 May 21

Box MC246:46

Gardner, Max 1931 June 12

Box MC246:47

Gardner, Max 1931 July 10

Box MC246:48

Gardner, Max 1931 October 6

Box MC246:49

Gardner, Max 1931 Novemeber 5

Box MC246:50

Gardner, Max 1931 Novemeber 24

Box MC246:51

Gardner, Max 1932 January 12

Box MC246:52

Gardner, Max 1932 January 18

Box MC246:53

Gardner, Max 1932 March 22

 

Series 2. Incoming 1927-1931

Physical Description: 2 letters

Scope and Content Note

Two letters written by Max Gardner to James Kendrick.
Box MC246:54

Gardner, Max 1927 July 15

Box MC246:55

Gardner, Max 1931 June 8

 

Series 3. Third Party 1927

Physical Description: 1 letter

Scope and Content Note

Box MC246:56

Gardner, Max to G. I. Christie 1927 March 28