Guide to the Loye Holmes Miller papers, 1899-1957

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Guide to the Loye Holmes Miller Papers, 1899-1957

Collection number: BANC MSS C-B 997

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Collection Summary

Collection Title: Loye Holmes Miller papers,
Date (inclusive): 1899-1957
Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 997
Creator: Miller, Loye, 1874-1970
Extent: Number of container: 1 box Linear feet: 0.5
Repository: The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Abstract: Correspondence as zoologist and ornithologist, University of California; diaries concerning U.C. expedition to fossil beds of the John Day River, Oregon, 1899, Hawaii from 1900 to 1903, marine expedition on the Albatross off the coast of California in 1904, eastern lecture tour, 1921, with H.C. Bryant for National Park promotion, and Tahoe trip, July-August, 1919.
Languages Represented: English

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Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Loye Holmes Miller papers, BANC MSS C-B 997, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Scope and Content

Professor Miller gave 4 diaries to the Bancroft Library in 1952, 1955, and 1961. Additional correspondence, papers and the 1904 diary were transferred from Archives in December 1965.

Biography

Loye Holmes Miller, biologist, zoologist and ornithologist, was born on October 13, 1874 in Minden, Louisiana. He came to California as a boy and later studied at the University of California. His teaching career in biology began at Oahu College on Honolulu, from 1900 to 1903, and continued at the State Normal School in Los Angeles, and at the University of California in Los Angeles. In 1904 he was scientific assistant to Professor Ritter on the marine exploration cruise of the Albatross, working from San Diego to Point Concepción.
Very much interested in ornithology, Miller imitated bird songs and calls, and made recordings of them. In great demand as a lecturer and promoter of National Parks, Professor Miller instituted nature guide services in Yosemite in 1921, to encourage nature study. He also contributed to California paleontology by his studies of vertebrate fossils, and his discovery of the remains of the California peacock in the La Brea tarpits.

Container List

Box 1

Outgoing letters, 1910-1957.

Additional Note

Undated items at end of folder.
 

Incoming letters:

Additional Note

Single letters have been placed in an A-Z Miscellany, preceding folders containing two or more letters, arranged alphabetically by author, and chronologically within each folder.
 

Diaries:

 

v. 1: Journal of John Day River Expedition, Oregon, 1899.

Additional Note

Also in same volume, Hawaiian journal, Dec. 1902-Apr. 1903
 

v. 2: First impressions in Honolulu, Jan.-Feb. 1900

 

v. 3: Diary kept in 1904 while on marine expedition on the Albatross along the coast of California

 

v. 4: Journal of Tahoe trip, 1919

 

v. 5: Eastern journal, Jan. 1921, of a lecture tour by H. C. Bryant and Loye Miller for the promotion of National Parks

 

Transcripts of diaries, v. 1-2 and 5

 

Biographical material

 

Membership certificates, appointments, 1908-1936

 

Miscellaneous, including list of birds observed in Crater Lake National Park, July-Aug. 1926, and a sketch map of part of the Albatross cruise of 1904.

Partial List of Correspondents

 

A-Z Miscellany

 

Aitkin, Robert Grant, 1864-1951

 

Letter, Aug. 24, 1944

 

Albright, Horace Marden, 1890-

 

Letter, Sept. 28, 1923, written as Supt., Yellowstone National Park

 

Allen, Arthur Augustus, 1885-

 

Letter, May 14, 1940

 

Allen, Glover Morrill, 1879-1942

 

Letter, Apr. 30, 1922

 

American Society of Naturalists

 

Letter, Jan. 29, 1932, by E. W. Lindstrom

 

Atkinson, Spencer Roane, 1886-

 

Letter, Mar. 10, 1937

 

Berry, Samuel Stillman, 1887-

 

Letter, Aug. 23, 1935

 

Brand, Albert Rich, d. 1940

 

Letter, Sept. 24, 1938

 

Eakin, Richard Marshall, 1910-

 

Letter, Nov. 21, 1940

 

Eby, Harvey Leatherman, 1874-

 

Letter, July 5, 1955

 

Errington, Paul Lester, 1902-

 

Letter, Nov. 19, 1947

 

Grange, Wallace Byron, 1905-

 

Letter, Dec. 9, 1953

 

Grinnell, Hilda (Wood)

 

Letter, Mar. 27, 1940

 

Grinnell, Joseph, 1877-1939

 

Letter, June 6, 1919. Copy of letter to S. T. Mather.

 

Gudde, Erwin Gustav, 1889-

 

Letter, Oct. 20, 1953

 

Hall, Eugene Raymond, 1902-

 

Letter, Jan. 13, 1942

 

Hand, Wayland Debs, 1907-

 

Letter, Nov. 19, 1953

 

Hubbs, Carl Leavitt, 1894-

 

Letter, Oct. 24, 1944

 

Hunter, Allen Armstrong, 1893-

 

Letter, n. d.

 

Jahn, Frances Floed

 

Letter, Nov. [19522]

 

Jahn, Theodore Louis, 1905-

 

Letter, Nov. 21, 1952

 

Jewett, Stanley Gordon, 1885-

 

Letter, Mar. 3, 1951

 

Karr, Harrison M.

 

Letter, Oct. 29, 1946

 

Kellogg, Vernon Lyman, 1867-1937

 

Letter, Oct. 11, [19]12

 

Marais, Miranda

 

Letter, June 23, 1953

 

Merriam, Clinton Hart, 1855-1942

 

Letter, Apr. 26, 1920

 

Nelson, Edward William, 1855-1934

 

Letter, Nov. 7, 1910

 

Popular Science Monthly

 

Letter, Aug. 20, 1918

 

Pycraft, William Plane, 1868-

 

Letter, Mar. 25, 1911

 

Romer, Alfred Sherwood, 1894-

 

Letter, Apr. 20, 1943

 

Shufeldt, Robert Wilson, 1850-

 

Letter, Apr. 8, 1922

 

Sproul, Ida (Wittschen), 1891-

 

Letter, May 12, 1950

 

Stebbins, Robert Cyril, 1915-

 

Letter, May 26, 1949

 

Stock, Chester, 1892-

 

Letter, May 16, 1950

 

Stoddard, Herbert L.

 

Letter, Sept. 18, 1946

 

Sushkin, Peter Petrovich, 1868-1928

 

Letter, June 15, 1928

 

Syracuse University. New York State College of Forestry

 

Letter, Jan. 20, 1921

 

Van Tyne, Josselyn, 1902-1957

 

Letter, July 22, 1943

 

Varney, Burton Merrill, 1883-1943

 

Letter, May 2, 1930

 

Von Bloeker, Jack Christian, 1909-

 

Letter, Sept. 20, 1952

 

Wright, Harold Bell, 1872-1944

 

Letter, May 16, 1917

 

Allen, Bennet Mills, 1877-

 

3 letters, 1922-1950

 

Allen, Robert Porter

 

2 letters, 1949

 

American Game Protective and Propagation Association

 

8 letters, 1921-1923, by R. P. Holland

 

American Museum of Natural History

 

4 letters, 1912-1913, by W. D. Matthew

 

American Ornithologists' Union

 

2 letters, 1920-1930, by T. S. Palmer

 

Atkins, Charles Duke, 1876-

see Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences

 

Belt, Elmer, 1893-

 

6 letters, 1942-1944

 

Benchley, Belle (Jennings), 1882-

 

4 letters, 1949-1955.

Additional Note

1949 and 1951 letters as executive secretary, Zoological Society of San Diego.
 

Benjamin, John Allison, 1906-

 

2 letters, 1944

 

Bogert, Charles Mitchill, 1908-

 

2 letters, 1945-1949

 

British Museum (Nat. Hist.)

 

5 letters, 1910-1911, by A. Smith Woodward.

Additional Note

Also included is undated photographic Christmas Card from Sir Arthur Woodward.
 

Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences

 

2 letters, 1923-1924, by Charles D. Atkins

 

California. University, Berkeley. University Press

 

8 letters, 1941-1946, by David R. Brower, F. O. Kelsey, Harold A. Small and August Frugé.

 

Canada. Supt. of Wildlife Protection

 

2 letters, 1946-1947, by Harrison F. Lewis

 

Condit, Ira Judson, 1883-

 

2 letters, 1953

 

Cook, Harold James, 1887-

 

3 letters, 1951-1953

 

Dickey, Donald Ryder, 1887-1932

 

2 letters, 1925-1926

 

Frost, Lowell Chester, 1882-

 

2 letters, 1946-1951

 

Frugé, August, 1909-

see California. University, Berkeley. University Press

 

Goethe, Charles Matthias, 1875-

 

8 letters, 1916-1955. Some are copies only.

 

Holland, Raymond Prunty, 1884-

see American Game Protective and Propagation Association

 

Jordan, David Starr, 1851-1931

 

4 letters, 1920-1925

 

Kaempffert, Waldemar Bernhard, 1877-1956

see Popular Science Monthly

 

Larson, Enid A.

 

4 letters, 1952-1954

 

Lewis, Harrison Flint

see Canada. Supt. of Wildlife Protection

 

Lindstrom, Ernest Walter, 1891-

see American Society of Naturalists

 

Lucas, Frederic Augustus, 1852-

 

5 letters, 1910-1912

 

MacFarland, Frank Mace, 1869-1951

 

2 letters, 1935

 

Mather, Stephen Tyng, 1867-1930

see U. S. National Park Service

 

Matthew, William Diller, 1871-1930

see American Museum of Natural History

 

Merriam, John Campbell, 1869-1945

 

7 letters, 1910-1944

 

Moon, Frederick Franklin, 1880-

see Syracuse University. New York State College of Forestry

 

Moore, Robert Thomas, 1882-1958

 

3 letters, 1941-1951

 

Palmer, Theodore Sherman, 1868-1955

see American Ornithologists' Union

 

Richmond, Charles Wallace, 1868-1932

 

4 letters, 1909-1913.

Additional Note

Some written as curator, Division of Birds, Smithsonian Institution.
 

Rieber, Charles Henry, 1866-1948

 

6 letters, 1944-1947. Many undated.

 

Russell, Carl Parcher, 1894-

see U. S. National Park Service

 

Smithsonian Institution

see Wetmore, Alexander.

See also Richmond, Charles Wallace.

 

Sproul, Robert Gordon, 1891-

 

2 letters, 1950.

Additional Note

Apr. letter written as president, University of California.
 

Thomson, Sir John Arthur, 1861-1933

 

2 letters, 1930

 

U. S. National Park Service

 

3 letters, 1919-1946, by S. T. Mather and C. P. Russell.

 

Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-

 

18 letters, 1917-1944.

Additional Note

Some written as acting secretary, Smithsonian Institution.
 

Woodward, Sir Arthur Smith, 1864-1944

see British Museum (Natural History)

 

Wright, Albert Hazen, 1879-

 

2 letters, 1942-1944