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Inventory of Presidents' Papers,Papers of Aloysius Varsi, S.J., 1868-1876
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Folder 1

"Specification, Chapel Wing, Santa Clara College. Specification...for building...the west wing of a new college..." [circa 1870].

 

"Specification, Santa Clara College. Specification of work and materials to be contracted for in building...a new College...with the exception of the Chapel."

Folder 2

Correspondence from Varsi to [contractor] Saeltzer re unacceptable plans and specifications for the Chapel Wing.

Physical Description: 12 letters, 1968-1969.
Folder 3

Correspondence from Varsi to [lawyer] Craine re arbitration between Varsi and Saeltzer over the cost of plans and specifications.

Physical Description: 3 letters, 1869.
Folder 4

List of Capuchins expelled from Guatemala, 1872.

Physical Description: 1 page.
Folder 5

"Inventory of movable property of the Sta Clara College." List includes furnishings of parlors and boys' dormitory, garden and farming utensils, and books. [1867-1868]

Physical Description: 2 pages.
Folder 6

Lists of scientific equipment and supplies (including 2 mineral collections), either to be ordered or on campus. Receipts and inventories, 1868-1874, to Fr. Varsi from J. Duboscq, Constructeur d'Instuments d'Optique, London and Paris.

Folder 7

"Collection de Mineralogie, Santa Clara College, S.J.... Classee dapris Dufrenoy et mise en rapport avec le tableau figuratif de la structure minerale de globe de N. Boubee."

Scope and Content Note

Notebook [circa 1870?], inventorying approximately 1065 minerals listed by number. Classification headings are "Synonimie de Beudant," "Classification et nomenclature de Dufrenoy," Localites," and "Lettres indiguant le terrain voir la tableau de la structure minerale de globe de N. Boubee."
Folder 8

Copy of notebook "Collection de Mineralogie." This notebook, in much poorer condition, was perhaps a working copy.

Folder 9

"Collection de 300 mineraux devant etre ajoutee a une collection deja livree. Classification etablie d'apres la premiere edition du traite de mineralogie de Dufrenoy."

Scope and Content Note

Inventory of collection, classified according to Dufrenoy. Handwritten, poor condition, n.d.
Folder 10

"Catalogue." "Collection of Minerals. Classification and Nomenclature of James D. Dana."

Scope and Content Note

List of 596 minerals by Dana classification, with individual mineral numbers referenced. Handwritten, [before 1879].
Folder 11

Student award. "Testimony of good conduct and diligence" awarded to R. Delvalle, August 1871".