Contains incoming and outgoing correspondence of Annie Montague Alexander, concerning the establishment, work with and gifts
to the Museum of Vertebrae Zoology (MVZ) at the University of California, Berkeley. The bulk of the letters are from Joseph
Grinnell, the first Director of the MVZ. Other correspondents include Seth Bertram Benson, E. Raymond Hall and Alden H. Miller.
Also includes scrapbooks containing photographs and copies of letters written by Alexander and her father, Samuel T. Alexander,
while on safari in British East Africa (present-day Kenya) in 1904. Collection does not include correspondence with her companion
Louise Kellogg. Papers concerning the establishment and work with the University of California Museum of Paleontology can
be found at that museum.
Additions (box 4): Contains correspondence (1933-1948), indexes to various Alexander and Kellog collections (location unknown),
and numerous plant specimens from Cisco and Lake Tahoe, Calif. The specimens are mounted on card stock listing the name of
the plant and the place and date where it was collected.
Annie Montague Alexander was a naturalist, explorer, and patron of the sciences. She founded both the Museum of Vertebrate
Zoology (MVZ) and the University of California Museum of Paleontology (UCMP) on the Berkeley campus and was the benefactress
of those museums for more than 40 years.
Number of containers: 4 boxes and 2 volumes
Linear feet: 2.0
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