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Guide to the George A. Clark Papers
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Description
Correspondence, articles, clippings and other materials pertaining to Clark's controversial study of sealing in the Pribilof Islands, Alaska. These papers primarily concern the studies done between 1909-1913 and focus on Clark's dispute with Henry Wood Elliott's findings. Correspondents include A. H. Proctor, Mrs. Minnie Maddern Fiske, Barton W. Evermann, Henry W. Elliott, David Starr Jordan, Mary C. Dickerson, Charles K. Field, and Bird McGuire. Other subjects include administrative issues, Clark's attempts to have his reports and articles published, and analysis of problems resulting from the government's actions. Collection also includes "The Fur Seals of the Pribilof Islands: Report of the Special Investigation, 1912"; a translation by Marie de Koroleff of a portion of Bishop Veniaminov's account of the Russian method of conducting the fur-seal industry (1840); and a transcript of the Treasury Hearing with Henry W. Elliott, April 15, 1897.
Background
George A. Clark, born in Eden Prairie, Minnesota in 1864, graduated from the University of Minnesota and served as Academic Secretary of Stanford University from 1891-1918. He was Secretary of the Bering Sea Fur Seal Commission (1896-1898) and was involved in the special investigation of seal herds for the Bureau of Fisheries in 1909 and 1912. He died 27 April 1918.
Extent
1 Linear foot
Restrictions
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.
Availability
This collection is open for research.