Guide to the Stanford University Entomological Collection

Daniel Hartwig
Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
Copyright © 2011 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

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Overview

Call Number: SC0515
Title: Stanford University entomological collection
Dates: 1891-1929
Physical Description: 0.75 linear foot
Summary: Records concern the collection of insects used in the teaching of entomology at Stanford and include two record books listing the individual lots of insects with collector and location noted and a small amount of related correspondence. Many of the specimens were taken on the grounds of the campus and in nearby communities, but there are also specimens from other states, Brazil, Japan, the Galapagos Islands and other locations. The first volume includes a note on the early collectors. Persons represented in the record books include Profs. Vernon L. Kellogg, Robert W. Doane, Clelia D. Mosher, William Russell Dudley, R. E. Snodgrass, William A. Snow, John C. Branner, and Isabel McCracken. Correspondents include William M. Mann, James G. Needham, A. L. Melander, John M. Aldrich, William L. Holt, John M. Miller, George F. Nuttall, Lawrence Bruner, L. O. Howard, and W. M. Wheeler.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Libraries
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

Administrative Information

Provenance

Administrative transfer, 1970.

Information about Access

This collection is open for research.

Ownership & Copyright

All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Cite As

Stanford University Entomological Collection (SC0515). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Description of the Collection

Records concern the collection of insects used in the teaching of entomology at Stanford and include two record books listing the individual lots of insects with collector and location noted and a small amount of related correspondence. Many of the specimens were taken on the grounds of the campus and in nearby communities, but there are also specimens from other states, Brazil, Japan, the Galapagos Islands and other locations. The first volume includes a note on the early collectors. Persons represented in the record books include Profs. Vernon L. Kellogg, Robert W. Doane, Clelia D. Mosher, William Russell Dudley, R. E. Snodgrass, William A. Snow, John C. Branner, and Isabel McCracken. Correspondents include William M. Mann, James G. Needham, A. L. Melander, John M. Aldrich, William L. Holt, John M. Miller, George F. Nuttall, Lawrence Bruner, L. O. Howard, and W. M. Wheeler.

Access Terms

Aldrich, John Merton, 1866-1934.
Branner, John Casper, 1850-1922.
Bruner, Lawrence.
Dudley, William Russell.
Greeley, Arthur White.
Henshaw, Samuel, 1852-1941.
Howard, L. O. (Leland Ossian), 1857-1950.
Kellogg, Vernon L. (Vernon Lyman), 1867-1937.
Mann, William M., 1886-1960.
McCracken, Isabel.
Melander, Axel Leonard, 1878-
Mosher, Clelia Duel, 1863-1940
Needham, James G. (James George), 1868-1956.
Nuttall, George Henry Falkiner, 1862-1937.
Scudder, SAmuel Hubbard, 1837-1911.
Snow, William Appleton, d. 1900.
Wheeler, William Morton, 1865-1937.
Entomology.
Insects.


Collection Contents

 

Entomological collection

Box 1, Folder 1

Record book of insect lots No. 1 - No. 428, 1891 - 1902

Note

See pages 23-25 for notes on the early collectors
Box 1, Folder 2

Record book of insect lots No. 429 to No. 610, 1902 - 1925

Note

Pages 1-19 contain notes on a few lots from the first volume
Box 2, Folder 1

Aldrich, J. M., 1907, letter to [Robert W.] Doane

Box 2, Folder 2

Bartruff, Mary M., 1896, letter to Vernon S. Kellog re identification of insect

Box 2, Folder 3

Bruner, Lawrence (Univ. of Nebraska), 1896, letter to Vernon S. Kellogg re specimens

Box 2, Folder 4

Douglas, Lenard, 1902, letter to O. P. Jenkins re identification of moths

Box 2, Folder 5

Greeley, Arthur W., 1899, letter to Vernon S. Kellogg re lot no. 220 (Brazilian butterflies)

Box 2, Folder 6

Henshaw, Samuel, 1898, letter to W. A. Snow re Guadalupe beetles

Box 2, Folder 7

Holt, William L., 1912, letter to Vernon Kellogg re European butterflies he's sending

Box 2, Folder 8

Howard, L.O. (U. S. Dept. of Agriculture), 1906 to Vernon S. Kellogg re specimen

Box 2, Folder 9

Mann, William M. (Harvard), 1912, letters to Vernon S. Kellogg and Robert W. Doane re specimens of Brazilian butterflies with lists

Box 2, Folder 10

Melander, A.L. (State College at Washington), 1910, letter to G. Pemberton re specimens

Box 2, Folder 11

Miller, John M. (U.S. Dept. of Agriculture), 1907 letter to Vernon L. Kellogg

Box 2, Folder 12

Needham, James G. (Cornell), 1897 letter to re specimens

Box 2, Folder 13

Nuttall, George H. F., 1908 letter to re lot no. 530

Box 2, Folder 14

Plank, F., Jr., 1894 letter to David S. Jordan re lot no. 23

Box 2, Folder 15

Scudder, H. S., 1897 letter re lot no. 186

Box 2, Folder 16

Wheeler, W. M. (American Museum of Natural History), 1904 letter to re his research

Box 2, Folder 17

Letters to Dr. Isabelle McCracken, 1929 re specimens

Box 2, Folder 18

Miscellaneous items

Box 2, Folder 19

Note on lot no. 19 (Edward Hyatt)

Box 2, Folder 20

Note on lot no. 60

Box 2, Folder 21

Note on lot no. 116

Box 2, Folder 22

Note on lot no. 201

Box 2, Folder 23

Note on lot no. 371 (1901)

Box 2, Folder 24

Note on lot no. 492

Box 2, Folder 25

Note on lot no. 517 (J. C. Branner)

Box 2, Folder 26

Note on lot no. 524