Guide to the Weymouth Family Papers

Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
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Overview

Call Number: SC0478
Creator: Weymouth family.
Creator: Weymouth, Frank W. (Frank Walter), 1884-1963.
Title: Weymouth family papers
Dates: 1891-1964
Physical Description: 2.5 Linear feet
Summary: These papers include correspondence, lectures, articles, student essays, poetry, and short stories of Frank Weymouth, Alice Jenkins Weymouth, Oliver P. Jenkins, and others. Photographs and negatives in the collection include images of family members, beach scenes, crabbing activities in Anacosta, Washington, clamming in the San Francisco Bay area, and Mt. Rainier expeditions.

Papers of Frank Weymouth include letters from his parents while he was a student at Stanford, 1906-1912; his letters to Alice Jenkins prior to their marriage; Stanford student memorabilia; pocket diary for 1905; lectures for comparative biology, 1934; professional correspondence with Donald C.G. MacKay, 1932-46, concerning their mutual interests in crabs, MacKay's work with Julian Huxley, and other matters; and letters from friends, 1905-63. Correspondents include Stanford classmate Ernest G. Preisker; and friends George Brammer and Elsa Dresbach, some of whose letters mention Kathleen Norris. Papers of Alice Jenkins Weymouth include compositions from English classes at Stanford, 1906-10, botany notes and drawings, 1904-05, and several letters. Papers of Oliver P. Jenkins include several commencement addresses, lecture notes on physiology, and a short story he wrote for his granddaughter.
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

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.
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Cite As

Weymouth Family Papers (SC0478). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

These papers largely pertain to Frank Weymouth, his first wife Alice Jenkins, and other members of the Jenkins family. Frank Weymouth was educated at Stanford University, earning his a.b. in zoology in 1909, his M.A. in physiology in 1911, and his doctorate in 1923. He joined the faculty of the physiology department in 1910, was appointed Professor in 1931, and served as head of the department from 1938-1949. At his retirement in 1949, he was appointed Professor Emeritus. He died in 1963. In 1912 he married Alice Mabel Jenkins, who earned her a.b. in physiology at Stanford in 1911. Her father, Oliver P. Jenkins, was a member of Stanford's first faculty and the first chairman of the physiology department. Alice Jenkins Weymouth died in 1933; in 1943 Frank Weymouth married Mary Balsbough Deirup.

Description of the Collection

These papers include correspondence, lectures, articles, student essays, poetry, and short stories of Frank Weymouth, Alice Jenkins Weymouth, Oliver P. Jenkins, and others. Photographs and negatives in the collection include images of family members, beach scenes, crabbing activities in Anacosta, Washington, clamming in the San Francisco Bay area, and Mt. Rainier expeditions.
Papers of Frank Weymouth include letters from his parents while he was a student at Stanford, 1906-1912; his letters to Alice Jenkins prior to their marriage; Stanford student memorabilia; pocket diary for 1905; lectures for comparative biology, 1934; professional correspondence with Donald C.G. MacKay, 1932-46, concerning their mutual interests in crabs, MacKay's work with Julian Huxley, and other matters; and letters from friends, 1905-63. Correspondents include Stanford classmate Ernest G. Preisker; and friends George Brammer and Elsa Dresbach, some of whose letters mention Kathleen Norris. Papers of Alice Jenkins Weymouth include compositions from English classes at Stanford, 1906-10, botany notes and drawings, 1904-05, and several letters. Papers of Oliver P. Jenkins include several commencement addresses, lecture notes on physiology, and a short story he wrote for his granddaughter.

Access Terms

Brammer, George.
Dresbach, Elsa, 1907-
Huxley, Julian, 1887-1975.
Jenkins, Oliver P. (Oliver Peebles), 1850-1935.
MacKay, Donald C. G.
Norris, Kathleen Thompson, 1880-1966.
Preisker, Ernest G.
Stanford University--Curricula.
Stanford University--Faculty.
Stanford University--Students.
Weymouth family.
Weymouth, Alice Jenkins, 1883-1933.
Weymouth, Frank W. (Frank Walter), 1884-1963.
Anacosta (Wash.) --Photographs.
Clams --California --San Francisco Bay.
Lectures.
Photoprints
Rainier, Mount (Wash.) --Photographs.


Collection Contents

 

Papers

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence: Frank Weymouth to Alice Jenkins, 1910

Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence: Frank Weymouth to Alice Jenkins, 1911

Box 1, Folder 3

Correspondence: John and Melissa Weymouth to Alice Jenkins, 1911

Box 1, Folder 4

Correspondence: Frank Weymouth from his parents, 1906

Box 1, Folder 5

Correspondence: Frank Weymouth from his parents, 1907

Box 1, Folder 6

Correspondence: Frank Weymouth from his parents, 1908

Box 1, Folder 7

Correspondence: Frank Weymouth from his parents, 1909

Box 1, Folder 8

Correspondence: Frank Weymouth from his parents, 1910

Box 1, Folder 9

Correspondence: Frank Weymouth from his parents, January - May, 1911

Box 1, Folder 10

Correspondence: Frank Weymouth from his parents, June - September, 1911

Box 1, Folder 11

Correspondence: Frank Weymouth from his parents, October - December, 1911

Box 1, Folder 12

Correspondence: Frank Weymouth from his parents, 1912

Box 1, Folder 13

Correspondence: Frank Weymouth from his mother, undated

Box 1, Folder 14

Miscellaneous correspondence to Alice and to Frank Weymouth

Box 1, Folder 15

Correspondence: Frank Weymouth from friends, 1905-1908

Box 1, Folder 16

Correspondence: Frank Weymouth from friends, 1908-1912

Box 1, Folder 17

Correspondence: Frank Weymouth from friends, 1924-1952

Box 1, Folder 18

Correspondence "B-C": Frank and Mary Weymouth from friends, 1956-1960

Box 1, Folder 19

Correspondence "D": Frank and Mary Weymouth from friends, 1959-1963

Box 1, Folder 20

Correspondence "I-W": Frank and Mary Weymouth from friends, 1956-1962

 

Alaskan Glacier Sea Food Co. -

Box 1, Folder 21

Correspondence with Frank Weymouth re Alaskan Crab Fishery.

 

Anderson, Malcolm Playfair -

Box 1, Folder 22

Letter from MPA; offprint of biographical article by Anderson's father

 

Book Inventory

Box 1, Folder 23

Letter from MPA; offprint of biographical article by Anderson's father

 

California Optometric Assc. Remarks (1964) -

Box 2, Folder 1

Typescript of remarks by Anne Weymouth Deirup before COA convention

 

Citizenship Lectures

Box 2, Folder 2

Typescripts of lectures on evolution by Profs. Jordan & Brown, October 9, 10, & 23, 1924

 

DAR Palo Alto Chapter, Blacklist Affair -

Box 2, Folder 3

Papers re. protest & resignations over speakers' blacklist

Box 2, Folder 4

DAR Palo Alto Chapter Clippings re Blacklist affair

 

DAR Palo Alto Chapter Memorial Tribute to JH Gilbert -

Box 2, Folder 5

Typed tribute to JH Gilbert by ER Jenkins; clippings; etc.

 

Duffus, Robert -

Box 2, Folder 6

Letter to Mrs. Storm 1944, letter from Frank Weymouth 1945

 

Edible Clams, Mussels & Scallops of CA -

Box 2, Folder 7

Published study by Frank Weymouth

 

Foss, John E. -

Box 2, Folder 8

Correspondence with John W. and Frank W. Weymouth; letters, poetry

 

Hester Family Memoirs -

Box 2, Folder 9

Two memorial accounts by ancestors of E.R. Hester Jenkins

 

Jenkins, Alice. Stanford Compositions, English 8, 1906-1907 (1) -

Box 2, Folder 10

Biographical essay & firsthand account of 1906 earthquake; description of Cedro Cottage

Box 2, Folder 11

Jenkins, Alice. Stanford Compositions, English 8, 1907 (2)

Box 2, Folder 12

Jenkins, Alice. Stanford Compositions, English 21, 1909 (3)

Box 2, Folder 13

Jenkins, Alice. Stanford Compositions Misc., 1910

 

Jenkins, Alice. Botany 1 -

Box 2, Folder 14

Sketchbook of botanical pencil drawings & notes, 1904-1905

Box 3, Folder 1

Jenkins, Alice. Letters, 1891, to maternal grandfather and father

Box 3, Folder 2

Jenkins, Elizabeth Hester; Memorial Testaments, 1944

 

Jenkins, Hubert O. -

Box 3, Folder 3

Research notes & publications on Field Mice

 

Jenkins, O.P.: Commencement Address, 1910 -

Box 3, Folder 4

Typescript of commencement address delivered at the University of the Pacific

 

Jenkins, O.P. Commencement Address, 1897 -

Box 3, Folder 5

Typescript of commencement address delivered at Cooper Medical

Box 3, Folder 6

Jenkins, O.P. "Our Educational System, Its Cause and Its Cure"

Box 3, Folder 7

Jenkins, O.P. Pencil Sketches, 1890s

Box 3, Folder 8

Jenkins, O.P. Physiology 155 lecture notes

 

Jenkins, O.P. "What Happened to Isis" -

Box 3, Folder 9

Story written for his granddaughter, Anne Weymouth, 1923

Box 3, Folder 10

Jordan, David Starr. List of Publications, 1873-1903

 

Little Nonsense, Vol. 1, no 3, October 1896 -

Box 3, Folder 11

Branner family publication

 

MacKay, Donald C. G. -

Box 3, Folder 12

Correspondence with Frank Weymouth, 1932-46

Box 3, Folder 13

Madrono, 1901-1902 (includes stories by Hubert Jenkins)

Box 3, Folder 14

Miscellany

Box 3, Folder 15

The Palo Alto Tree (Publication Contract)

 

The Shooting Star, number 13 (Jan. 1897) - 20 (May 1899) -

Box 3, Folder 16

Composed and printed by Alice, Hubert & Olaf Jenkins

 

Smithsonian Institution Academy of Sciences -

Box 3, Folder 17

Correspondence with Frank Weymouth re article submissions

 

"The Soft Shell Crab" -

Box 3, Folder 18

Musical score with lyrics (by Frank Weymouth?).

Box 3, Folder 19

Stanford, Leland and Jane - reproduction of 1850 daguerreotype.

 

Sterling, J.E. Wallace -

Box 3, Folder 20

"Memorial Resolution" re Frank Weymouth (copy)

 

Student Matters -

Box 3, Folder 21

Correspondence from and re students: David Nicol, Al L. Nicholson

 

Student Phorcaster 10:2 (December 1956) -

Box 3, Folder 22

Los Angeles College of Optometry student publication; contains article on Frank Weymouth

 

Tompkins, Clara -

Box 3, Folder 23

Tribute to; letter: J. Tomkins to A. Weymouth 1930

Box 3, Folder 24

Weymouth, Frank. Comparative Biology Notes, 1934

 

Weymouth, Frank. Misc. Writings, 1908-1912 -

Box 3, Folder 25

Poems, "Description of a new Corystoid Crab from the Kerocene of Palo Alto"

Box 3, Folder 26

Weymouth, Frank. Pocket Diary (1905)

Box 3, Folder 27

Weymouth, Frank. Stanford U. Misc. Communications, 1907-1909

Box 3, Folder 28

Weymouth, Frank. Statistical Inference notes

 

Photographs:

Box 4, Folder 1

Ocean Views and Sand Dunes

Box 4, Folder 2

Near Auburn, WA, August 12, 1911

Box 4, Folder 3

Photos from around SF Bay Area, Jan + Feb 1911

Box 4, Folder 4

Frank Weymouth in Swanton ,CA Jan 1911

Box 4, Folder 5

In Eureka,CA and Trinidad Head, CA March 1911

Box 4, Folder 6

Anacosta, WA, August 1911, Crabs and Crabbing

Box 4, Folder 7

Anacosta, WA August 1911, Crabs and Crabbing

Box 4, Folder 8

SF, Bayside, Clam Digging

Box 4, Folder 9

Photos not in Series from Mt Ranier and Mt Desolate expedition, July, August 1913

Box 4, Folder 10

Alice and Frank Weymouth 7/30/13 - 8/1/13 Near Mystic Lake

Box 4, Folder 11

Mt Ranier Locations July and Aug. 1913, Series A

Box 4, Folder 12

Mt Ranier Locations July and Aug. 1913, Series B+ C1

Box 4, Folder 13

Mt Desolate Locations, Series C, [C1 in B]

Box 4, Folder 14

Mt Ranier Locations July and Aug. 1913, Series D Moraine Park: Olaf and Frank Weymouth worked together

Box 4, Folder 15

Frank Weymouth, Mt Expedition photos, Series E, Moraine Park

Box 4, Folder 16

Mt Washington and Northern Peaks; Frank Weymouth Photos

Box 4, Folder 17

Misc Photos, Frank Weymouth, Big Basin, CA, coast etc. Birds c. 1910

Box 4, Folder 18

Weymouth Family Beach Pictures 1917-1919

Box 4, Folder 19

Baby Pictures: Weymouth, Anne A.

Box 4, Folder 20

Baby Pictures: Weymouth, John 1924-1926

Box 4, Folder 21

Baby Nancy?

Box 4, Folder 22

Baby Pictures: Weymouth, Alice [daughter to Alice Jenkins]

Box 4, Folder 23

Photos: Alice Jenkins Weymouth, 12 mos, and college years

Box 4, Folder 24

Weymouth Children Photos, Alice, John + Anne; Easter egg hunts, Halloween, Tea Parties, etc. 1919-1924

Box 4, Folder 25

Portrait: Frank W. Weymouth c. 1911

Box 4, Folder 26

Photos: Unidentified Groups of People

Box 4, Folder 27

Misc Locations: Woods Hole, Room Interior

Box 4, Folder 28

1929? Photos from John E Foss to J.W. and Frank W. Weymouth, misc locations; view from hill, behind barn, [from box 2, folder 8]

Box 4, Folder 29

Photos of Mongol Women refered to in letter in Box 1, folder 22 from Malcolm Playfair Anderson to Mrs. Jenkins, c. 1908

Box 4, Folder 30

Portrait of Lt .AL Nicholoson ca. 1943, Student of Frank W Weymouth, from Box 3, folder 21

Box 4, Folder 31

Photos of the play at Theodore Hoover Ranch--Alice's Indian Play, June 1928 "El Proseta" and copy of newspaper account

Box 4, Folder 32

Photos-Cedro College

Box 4, Folder 33

Photos-Cedro College

Box 4, Folder 34

Photos- Children's Operetta, June 1926

Box 4, Folder 35

Earthquake Damage at Stanford U. 1906--photos

Box 4, Folder 36

Photographs--House at 3 Salvatierra, 1917-1923

Box 4, Folder 37

Stanford Scenes—photos

Box 4, Folder 38

Album of Stanford images pre 1906; includes the Stanford Family Statue in the Inner Quad, Memorial Church just prior to completion, and the Palo Alto Tree

Box 4, Folder 39

Book--The Innocents at Cedro (Inscribed by author R.L Duffus to Frank Weymouth)

Box 5

Photographic negatives