Guide to the George J. Peirce Papers

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Overview

Call Number: SC0026
Creator: Peirce, George J. (George James), 1868?-1954.
Title: George J. Peirce papers
Dates: 1905-1926
Physical Description: 0.75 Linear feet
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives.
Stanford University Libraries.
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

Administrative Information

Provenance

Custodial History

Administrative transfer, 1965.

Information about Access

None.

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Cite As

[Identification of item], George J. Peirce Papers, SC 026, Stanford University Archives, Stanford, Calif.

Biography

Peirce earned his B.S. at Harvard in 1890 and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Leipzig, 1894. He taught at Indiana University before coming to Stanford University in 1897 as assistant professor of botany. He was appointed professor in 1910 and served as executive head of the department from 1925 until his retirement in 1933. He was the author of three textbooks on plant physiology and coauthor with three other Stanford faculty of a textbook in general biology. He was active in the civic life of Palo Alto and involved in conservation issues.

Scope and Content

Peirce's papers are primarily incoming and outgoing correspondence pertaining to his professional interests (research, publications, teaching positions) and his administrative duties at Stanford. Correspondents include Daniel T. MacDougal, William Austin Cannon, Charles R. Barnes, John M. Coulter, William F. Ganong, and Raymond H. Pond. Also of note is correspondence with the Forest Service regarding Peirce's study of the effects from smelter fumes, 1910; and correspondence with Wesley H. Beach, Lyman V. W. Brown, and A. W. Maltby pertaining to various legal cases regarding plant damage from cement dust. His Stanford correspondence includes letters from David Starr Jordan; letters from LeRoy Abrams, with a report on the Dudley Herbarium; and Peirce's letters to J. C. Branner (1910-1915) discussing theft of departmental microscopes, with reports on the work of the botany department.

Collection Contents

 

Incoming Correspondence 1905-1926

Box 1, Folder 1

Abrams, LeRoy, 3 letters, 1913

Box 1, Folder 2

Allen, C. E., 3 letters, 1911-1912

Box 1, Folder 3

A, 1907-1913

 

All Saints' Church, rector of, 1907

 

Andrews, Frank M., 1911

 

Anderson, P. J., 1910

Box 1, Folder 4

Barnes, C. R., 8 letters, 1905-1908

Box 1, Folder 5

Bausch and Lomb Optical Co., 6 letters, 1910-1912

Box 1, Folder 6

Beach, Wesley H., 27 letters, 1909-1912

Box 1, Folder 7

Brown, Lyman Van Wickle, 16 letters, 1910-1912

Box 1, Folder 8

B, 1905-1912

 

Bermingham, Jr., John, 1909

 

Bessey, Charles E., 1910

 

Beveridge, Horatio, 1906

 

Birge, E. A., 1911

 

Blodgett, B., n.d.

 

Boring, Ora, 1906

 

Boyd, John D., 2 letters, 1905

 

Branner, J. C., 1911

 

Brannon, M. A., 2 letters, 1910-1912

 

Braun, Knecht, Heimann Co., 2 letters, 1910-1912

 

Britton, N. L., 1910

 

Brown, Louis Francis, 1906

 

Burlingame, L. L., 1913

 

Burnight, T. S., 3 letters, 1908

Box 1, Folder 9

Campbell, D. H., 4 letters, 1906 and n.d.

Box 1, Folder 10

Carnegie Institute of Washington, 1905-1912

 

5 letters from Gilbert, M. M., 1905-06

 

1 letter from Woodward, R. S., 1906

 

24 letters from MacDougal, D. T., 1908-1911

 

12 letters from Cannon, W. A., 1908 and 1911-1912

Box 1, Folder 11

Clark, G. A., 9 letters and 1 card, 1906-1916

Box 1, Folder 12

Coulter, John M., 7 letters, 1908-1912

Box 1, Folder 13

C, 1905-1925

 

California Nursery Co., 1911

 

Cattell, J. McK, with pamphlet on "University Control," 1911

 

Chamberlain, J. P., 1906

 

Clark, G. T., 2 letters, 1910 and 1924

 

Copeland, Edwin B., 1906

 

Couch, E. J., 1911

 

Couch, Mary Y, 1910

 

Cubberley, Ellwood P., 1906

 

Curtis, [?], biology librarian, to Committee on Library and Store Room with copies of : letter to Dr. R. L. Wilbur from the Committee, minutes of the Committee meeting, and minutes of the Biology Library and Store Room Committee meeting , 1925, 1926; 1926; 1926

Box 1, Folder 14

D, 1906-1925

 

Danforth, C. H., 1925

 

Davieson, Edward, with requisition sheet and 3 pamphlets on microscopes, 1910

 

Davis, Horace, 1912

 

Doane Gas Regulators, 2 letters, 1912

 

Dole, Charles F. [to D. S. Jordan], 1906

 

Donath, August, 1911

 

Durand, W. F., 4 letters, 1906-1907

 

Dutton, Harry A., 2 letters, with clipping on redwood trees, Redwood City, 1911-1912

Box 1, Folder 15

Forest Service, 12 letters, 1910

 

To the Forrester from F. E. Olmsted

 

To District Forrester from A. K. Chittenden

 

From Swift Berry

 

From T. D. Woodbury

 

From G. de S. Canavarro

 

From Louis Margolin

 

From Austin Ceary

 

From A. B. Patterson

 

From R. Y. Stuart

 

From J. S. Wamu

Box 1, Folder 16

E-F, 1905-1911

 

Elliott, O. E., 2 letters, 1905-1907

 

Farmer, J. B., [1910]

 

Farrand, Max, 1911

 

Fisher, Carl W., 3 letters, with a monthly statement, 1906-1907

 

Franklin, Sara, to [Dr. Snow?], n.d.

 

Freer, Paul C., to Director of Civil Service, 1911

Box 1, Folder 17

Ganong, William F., 3 letters, 1908-1910

Box 1, Folder 18

G, 1906-1912

 

Grant, J. D., 1911

 

Grinnell, Joseph, 1906

 

Grotophorst, W., 3 letters, 1911-1912

Box 1, Folder 19

Harper, R. A., 6 letters, 1910-1911

Box 1, Folder 20

H, 1905-1924

 

Hammond, Howard, 2 letters, 1910

 

Hand, J. W., 1908

 

Hardy, Lowell E., 1911

 

Harvey, R. B., 2 letters, 1924

 

Herre, Albert C., 1910

 

Hirn, K. E., postcard, 1906 or 1908

 

Hollman, [?], 1913

 

Hopkins, Timothy, 1905

 

Houston, David F., 1907

 

Howard, L. O., 1911

 

Hulbert, A., 1910

 

Hungate, Jesse A., 1910

 

Hutchinson, Arthur J., 2 letters, 1910-1911

Box 1, Folder 21

Jolivette, Holly D. M., 7 letters, 1910 and n.d.

Box 1, Folder 22

Jordan, David Starr, 12 letters, 1905-1913

Box 1, Folder 23

J-L, 1906-1922

 

Jeffrey, E.C., 3 letters, 1908-1910

 

Jesse, R. H., 2 letters, 1908

 

Kelley, W. H., to Chief Forester, 1910

 

[Karsten, J.] to [Herr Kollege] in German, 1910

 

Landrum, J. M., 1922

 

Lyons, Frank, 1906

Box 1, Folder 24

M-N, 1909-1926

 

McIntyre, Frank, 1911

 

Maltby, A. W., 2 letters, 1909-1910

 

Martin E. G, 2 letters with enclosure, 1925-26

 

Merrill, E. D., 3 letters to B. M. Duggan, R. A. Harper, and Peirce, 1911

 

Montana, Univ. of, signed "Clyde" from president's office, 1912

 

Montgomery, C. P. [to G. A. Clark], 1910

 

Newcombe, F. C., 1910

Box 1, Folder 25

Pond, Raymond H., 3 letters, 1908

Box 1, Folder 26

O-R, 1905-1926

 

Overton, J. B., 1911

 

Palo Alto Gas Co., 1910

 

Pinchot, Clifford, 1910

 

Public Health Committee (S.U.), 2 letters, 1905

 

Purington and Adair, 1911

 

Putnam, E. K., 2 letters, 1905

 

Robinson, Edgar, 1926

 

Roth, A. E., 1920

Box 1, Folder 27

S-W, 1906-1925

 

Scott, Leonard L. [to L. L. Burlingame], 1912

 

Shaw, Walter R., 1906

 

Shreve, Forrest, 1910

 

Shull, Charles A., 1924

 

Smith, [?]ward, 1911

 

Spalding, V. M, 2 letters, 1910

 

Spencer Lens Company [to L. L. Burlingame], letter and telegram, 1910

 

Stanf, Ida, 2 letters, 1906 and n.d.

 

Stow, Vanderlynn, 1911

 

Waters, H. J., 2 letters and 1 telegram, 1908

 

Wesley and Son, William, 2 letters, 1910

 

Weymouth, F. W., 1925

 

Wilbur, Ray Lyman, 1916

 

Wiltz, Bertha A., 1910

 

Outgoing Correspondence 1905-1926

Box 1, Folder 28

Allen, C. E., 6 letters, 1911-1912

Box 1, Folder 29

Bausch and Lomb Optical Co., 4 letters, 1910-1912

Box 1, Folder 30

Beach, W. H., 15 letters, 1910-1912

Box 1, Folder 31

Branner, J. C., 12 letters, 1915 and n.d.

Box 1, Folder 32

Brown, L. V. W., 20 letters, with several pages of misc. notes and a statement of indebtedness, 1910-1912 and n.d

Box 1, Folder 33

A-B, 1906-1915

 

Alden, 1912

 

Anderson, P. J., 1910

 

Andrews, Frank M., 2 letters, 1911

 

Barnes, C. R., 2 letters, 1906-1908

 

Bergen, 1911

 

Bessey, Charles E., 1910

 

Birge, E. A., 1911

 

Blakeslee, 1912

 

Blodgett, B., 1912

 

Boring, Ora, 1912

 

Brannon, M. A., 2 letters, 1910-1912

 

Braun, Knecht, Heimann Co., 2 letters, 1911

 

Britton, N. L., 1910

 

Bureau of Insular Affairs, 1911

 

Burlingam, L. Lance, 1913

 

Burnight, T. S., 4 letters, 1908

Box 2, Folder 1

Cannon, W. A., 13 letters, 1911-1912

Box 2, Folder 2

Clark, G. A., 27 letters, 1910-1916

Box 2, Folder 3

Coulter, J. M., 12 letters, 1908-1912

Box 2, Folder 4

C-E, 1905-1924

 

California Nursery Co., 1912

 

Campbell, D. H., 2 letters, 1910 and 1914

 

Carnegie Institution of Washington, 2 letters, 1905-1906

 

Cary, Austin, 1910

 

Cattell, J. McK., 3 letters, 1911-1912

 

Clark, G. T., 1924

 

Couch, E. J., 1911

 

Davis, [Horace], 2 letters, 1912

 

Doane Gas Regular Co., 4 letters, 1912

 

Dudley, W. R., 1910

 

Dutton, Harry A., 3 letters, 1911-1912

 

Eberly, W. V., 1911

Box 2, Folder 5

Harper, R. A., 4 letters, 1910-1911

Box 2, Folder 6

Jordan, David Starr, 19 letters, 1906-1912

Box 2, Folder 7

F-J, 1906-1911

 

Farlow, Dr., 1909

 

Farmer, J. Bretland, 1910

 

Forestor, The, with two enclosed letters to Woodbury and Patterson, 1910

 

Franklin, [Sara], 1906

 

Grotophorst, W., 1911

 

Hand, J., with enclosure, 5 letters, 1910-1911

 

Heald, 1911

 

Helena National Forest Supervisor, 1910

 

Herre, Albert C., 1910

 

Heynemann and Son, Inc., Herman, 1910

 

Holt and Co., Henry, 1911

 

Houston, David F., (2 copies) 1907

 

Howard, L. O., 1911

 

Hutchinson, Captain, 2 letters with newspaper clipping, 1910

 

James, 1910

 

Jeffrey, E. C., 3 letters, 1908-1909

 

Jesse, R. H., 1908

 

Jolivette, Holly D. M., 1910

Box 2, Folder 8

MacDougal, D. T., 18 letters, 1909-1911

Box 2, Folder 9

Maltby, A. M., 4 letters, 1909-1911

Box 2, Folder 10

K-O, 1905-1926

 

Kollege, Herr, in German, 1910

 

McCaffrey, 1911

 

Martin, E. C., 1905

 

Merrill, E. D., 1911

 

Metcalf, P. W., 1912

 

Montana, U. of to "Clyde", 1912

 

Morse and Co., C. C., 2 letters, 1911-1912

 

M., 1926

 

Newcombe, F. C., 2 letters, 1910

 

Orange Growers' Association, 10 pages holograph notes re the association, 1910

 

Ott, N. H., 1910

 

Overton, J. B., 3 letters, 1911-1912

Box 2, Folder 11

P-R, 1906-1920

 

Palo Alto Board of Trustees, n.d.

 

Palo Alto Gas Company, 1910

 

Payette, Charles A., 1911

 

Pinchot, Clifford, 1910

 

Ramsay, M. M., 8 receipts, 1906-1907

 

Registrar, U. of Wisconsin, 1910

 

Rich, 1910

 

Roth, A. E., 1920

Box 2, Folder 12

Spalding, V. M., 6 letters, 1910-1911

Box 2, Folder 13

Wilbur, Ray Lyman, 5 letters, 1917-1924

Box 2, Folder 14

S-W, 1906-1926

 

Scott, Leonard L., with enclosure, 1912

 

Shaw, Walter R., 1906

 

Shreve, Forrest, 1911

 

Smith, Prof., 2 letters, 1911

 

Waters, H. J., 2 letters, 1908

 

Weigel, Oswald, 3 letters in German, 1910-1911

 

Wesley and Son, William, enclosed note, 1910

 

Widenham, A. W., 2 letters, 1925-1926

 

Wing, 1911

 

Woodward, 1911

Box 2, Folder 15

Duplicate letters, and letter fragments 1907-1913,