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Guide to the William Russell Dudley Papers
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Description
Papers include field notes, a diary, manuscripts, articles and reprints, maps, and correspondence; most of the field notes relate to California, with occasional later annotations by other botanists. Some of the material relates to Big Basin Redwoods State Park and the Sierra Club. The diary is from a tour of the California missions from December 27, 1895 to January 7, 1896 and includes photographs. Correspondents include Michael Schuck Bebb, Frederick V. Coville, Elias Durand, Alice Eastwood, Gifford Pinchot, C. O. Thurston, Charles Frederick Millspaugh, Charles Sprague Sargent, and J. H. B. Pilkington. There is also a large correspondence file on California forest fires of 1899.
Background
William Russel Dudley earned his bachelor's (1874) and master's (1876) degrees in botany at Cornell University; after graduation he pursued botanical study in Strassburg and Berlin. He taught at Cornell and Indiana University before joining the Stanford faculty in 1892. Once at Stanford, his work focused on California flora, with a special interest in the study of trees; he was instrumental in the establishment of the Big Basin Redwoods State Park.
Extent
10 Linear feet
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.