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Inventory to the papers of Joseph R. Slevin at the California Academy of Sciences MSS.429
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Description
The collection consists of papers and materials relating to Joseph R. Slevin’s life, primarily surrounding his research of the history of the Galapagos Islands. The collection includes manuscripts, correspondence and photographs. The collection also contains numerous research materials relating to Slevin's work as the curator of the herpetology department at the California Academy of Sciences.
Background
Joseph Richard Slevin was born in San Francisco on September 13, 1881. He attended St. Ignatius College, San Francisco and completed his studies in Humanities at St. Mary’s College in Kansas. His mother was an avid philatelist, one brother was an ornithologist, another brother was an entomologist, and his father, Thomas E. Slevin, was a member of the California Academy of Sciences as well as an amateur ornithologist.
Extent
4.2 Cubic feet 2 archives box, 6 legal archives boxes, 1 half-size archives box, 1 flat archives box, wrapped items
Restrictions
All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.
Availability
Access is unrestricted.