SCOPE AND CONTENT
Title: George A. Clark. Fur Seal Controversy Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1892-1969
Collection number: Special Collections M118
Clark, George A.
3 linear ft.
Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
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.
Gift of George A. Clark.
These papers were originally received as part of the David Starr Jordan Papers, which were part of the Stanford Collection.
They were transferred to the Manuscripts Collection in July 1965.
[Identification of item] George A. Clark. Fur Seal Controversy Papers, M118, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University
Libraries, Stanford, Calif.
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.
SCOPE AND CONTENT
This collection consists largely of Correspondence to and from George A. Clark and David Starr Jordan. There are also a number
of articles (manuscript, typescript and printed) by G. A. Clark and others on the fur seal controversy. Also included are
four notebooks on seals and photographs of seals and seal islands. The bulk of the collection dates from 1892 to 1918; there
is one added item dated 1969.
The Correspondence has a number of letters to and from: Alfred Fraser, H. M. Smith, H. W. Elliott, Barton W. Evermann, E.
A. Hayes, Charles Nagel, W. I. Lembkey, E. N. Lomasney, G. M. Hitchcock, George M. Bowers, W. E. Reynolds, D. H. Dunlap, William
T. Hornaday, O. H. Townsend, M. C. Marsh, William C. Redfield, W. O. Stillman, Minnie Maddern Fiske, John H. Rothermel, Jamus
Judge, James McKeen Cattell, M. Colby, and William Gordon. There are also one or two letters from Henry Cabot Lodge, William
Kent, John D. Works, Robert M. La Follette, and Woodrow Wilson.