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Inventory to the papers of Arthur L. Bolton at the California Academy of Sciences
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Biographical note
  • Scope and content
  • Conditions governing access
  • Reproduction
  • Preferred citation

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Bolton (Arthur L.) family papers
    Collection number: MSS.058
    Repository: California Academy of Sciences, Special Collections
    55 Music Concourse Drive
    Golden Gate Park
    San Francisco, CA 94118
    Languages: Materials are in English.
    Physical Description: 9.17 Cubic feet 9 records center cartons, 1 half-size archives box, 1 oversize axe
    Date: undated
    Abstract: This collection consists of materials collected by Arthur L. Bolton and his family. Series 1 relates to Arthur L. Bolton's work in the sciences. Series 2-6 mostly relates to Arthur L. Bolton's personal life, family, and prose. They include correspondence, writings, ephermera, photographs, and realia.
    Language of materials: Materials are in English.
    Location note: AR 8/H/4, AR 9/H/8, PR 2/D/3, PR 2/D/4, PR 6/E/2
    Creator: Bolton, Arthur L.

    Biographical note

    Arthur L. Bolton was born in San Francisco circa 1877 and died in Berkeley in 1958 at the age of 81. In the 1890s he studied Ornithology at Stanford University under Leverett Mills Loomis, and spent field time in the Farallon Islands. In 1898 he journeyed to Alaska, where he searched for gold and wrote prose. He served as the Superintendent of Grounds at the University of California Berkeley from 1902-1905. Arthur L. Bolton at one time ran for mayor of Berkeley, was the Northern California Representative for the State Board of Architects, and was a member of the California Academy of Sciences. He was an Honorary member of the Poetry Society of England, and was a prolific writer of short stories and poetry. He married Mary Saylor Bolton (1879-1971) and had three children; Eleanor Saylor Bolton, Arthur Jr., and Beatrice Mary Bolton. The family lived on La Loma Avenue, in Berkeley California.

    Scope and content

    This collection consists of materials collected by Arthur L. Bolton and his family. Series 1 relates to Arthur L. Bolton's work in the sciences. Series 2-6 mostly relates to Arthur L. Bolton's personal life, family, and prose. They include correspondence, writings, ephermera, photographs, and realia.

    Conditions governing access

    Access is unrestricted.

    Reproduction

    All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

    Preferred citation

    Arthur L. Bolton Family Papers, Special Collections, California Academy of Sciences Library, San Francisco, CA

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Bolton, Dorothy
    Loomis, Leverett Mills, 1857-
    Oakland Museum of California .
    Stanford University.
    University of California, Berkeley.
    Alaska.
    Farallon Islands (Calif.)
    Yukon
    Field notes
    Children's poetry
    Photographs
    Authors and publishers
    Birds
    California Academy of Sciences--Member
    Children.
    Families
    French spoliation claims
    Ornithology
    Poetry
    Short stories