Guide to the George A. Clark Papers

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

Call Number: SC0229
Creator: Clark, George A. (George Archibald), 1865-1918.
Title: George A. Clark papers
Dates: 1897-1917
Physical Description: 1 Linear foot
Summary: 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.
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

Gift of Philip C. Clark, 1980.

Information about Access

This collection is open for research.

Ownership & Copyright

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Cite As

George A. Clark Papers (SC0229). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

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.

Description of the Collection

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.

Access Terms

Clark, George A. (George Archibald), 1865-1918.
Dickerson, Mary Cynthia, 1866-
Elliott, Henry Wood, 1846-1930.
Evermann, Barton Warren, 1853-1932.
Field, Charles K. (Charles Kellogg), 1873-
Fiske, Minnie Maddern, 1865-1932.
Jordan, David Starr, 1851-1931
McGuire, Bird Segle, 1865-1930.
Proctor, A. H.
Pribilof Islands (Alaska)
Sealing--Alaska.


Collection Contents

 

Papers

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence 1909-10

Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence 1912

Box 1, Folder 3

Correspondence May-July 1913

Box 1, Folder 4

Correspondence Aug.-Sept. 1913

Box 1, Folder 5

Correspondence October 1913

Box 1, Folder 6

Letter in response to Elliott's report [missing pages after p. 35] Oct. 16, 1913

Box 1, Folder 7

Correspondence November 1913

Box 1, Folder 8

Correspondence December 1913

Box 1, Folder 9

Correspondence January 1914

Box 1, Folder 10

Correspondence Feb.-March 1914

Box 1, Folder 11

Correspondence April-May 1914

Box 1, Folder 12

Correspondence June 1-13, 1914

Box 1, Folder 13

Correspondence June 15-30, 1914

Box 1, Folder 14

Correspondence July 1914

Box 1, Folder 15

Unsigned correspondence to Prof. Slonaker Sept. 1914

Box 1, Folder 16

Correspondence Sept.-Oct. 1914

Box 1, Folder 17

Correspondence 1915-17

Box 2, Folder 1

Bills and receipts

Box 2, Folder 2

Clark, "Law Versus Common Sense as Applied to the Fur Seals" ca. June 1914

Box 2, Folder 3

"The Deadly Parallel" [presumably by Elliott] 1913

Box 2, Folder 4

"Governmental Mismanagement of Fur Seals" [presumably by Clark]

Box 2, Folder 5

Miscellaneous covers to letters

Box 2, Folder 6

Publications and clippings

Box 2, Folder 7

Publications not on fur seals

Box 2, Folder 8

The Fur Seals of the Pribilof Islands--Report of Special Investigation 1912. Section I-III

Box 2, Folder 9

Report. Section IV-VI

Box 2, Folder 10

Report. Section VII-IX

Box 2, Folder 11

Report. Section X

Box 2, Folder 12

Russian method of conducting the fur-seal industry 1805-1840, translated by Miss Marie de Koroleff [found with January 1914 correspondence]

Box 2, Folder 13

Short-hand article 1913

Box 2, Folder 14

Treasury Hearing [transcript], Henry W. Elliott April 15, 1897