The Barton Warren Evermann papers are comprised of materials related to the life and work of educator, ichthyologist, and
long-time director of the California Academy of Sciences, Barton Warren Evermann.
Barton Warren Evermann, educator, scientist, and long-time director of the California Academy of Sciences, was born on October
24, 1853 in Monroe County, Iowa. Evermann's family moved to Indiana while he was still a child and it was there that he grew
up, completed his education, and married. While teaching in Carroll County, Indiana he met fellow teacher Meadie Hawkins.
They were married on October 24, 1875. They had a son, Toxaway Bronte, born in 1879, and a daughter, Edith, born in 1894.