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Guide to the Edward Flanders Ricketts Papers , 1936-1979 (inclusive), 1936-1947 (bulk)
Special Collections M0291  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Edward Flanders Ricketts Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1936-1979 (inclusive), 1936-1947 (bulk)
    Collection number: Special Collections M0291
    Creator: Ricketts, Edward Flanders, 1896-1948.
    Extent: 7.5 linear ft.
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Abstract: Personal and professional papers including incoming and outgoing correspondence, a few letters from Herbert Kline to John Steinbeck, notes on intertidal marine life, printed articles, manuscript notes of unpublished biology articles, a philosophical manuscript, financial records, photographs and notes from trips to West Vancouver Island and the Queen Charlotte Islands prepared by Ricketts for the use of John Steinbeck. Also includes notes and other materials used for additions and revisions of Ricketts' publication, Between Pacific Tides, and correspondence about the book.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    The Elizabeth Ott correspondence is restricted.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item] Edward Flanders Ricketts Papers , M0291, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Acquisition Information

    Transfer from Hopkins Marine Station, 1974, and Peter Lisca, 1991.

    Biography

    Edward Flanders Robb Ricketts was born in Chicago, Illinois May 14, 1897. From 1923 until his death in 1948, Ricketts lived in the Monterey, California area where he pursued his career as a marine biologist and became good friends with John Steinbeck.

    Scope and Content

    Personal and professional papers including incoming and outgoing correspondence, a few letters from Herbert Kline to John Steinbeck, notes on intertidal marine life, printed articles, manuscript notes of unpublished biology articles, a philosophical manuscript, financial records, photographs and notes from trips to West Vancouver Island and the Queen Charlotte Islands prepared by Ricketts for the use of John Steinbeck. Also includes notes and other materials used for additions and revisions of Ricketts' publication, Between Pacific Tides, and correspondence about the book.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Belloc, Hilary.
    Belloc, Hope
    Berkeley, Cyril
    Cage, Xenia
    Campbell, Joseph, 1904-
    Deichmann, Elisabeth
    Faure, Raoul C.
    Field, Sara Bard, 1882-1974
    Hedgepeth, Joel W.
    Kline, Herbert
    Miller, Henry, 1891-
    Scardigli, Virginia
    Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968
    Street, Webster
    Wood, Charles Erskine Scott, 1852-1944
    American Museum of Natural History
    Pacific Biological Laboratories
    Oceanography--Pacific Ocean
    Marine biology--Research
    Marine ecology
    Charts
    Graphs
    Notebooks
    Photoprints
    Surveys