Papers include field notes, a diary, manuscripts, articles and reprints, maps, and correspondence; most of the field notes
relate to California, with occasional later annotations by other botanists. Some of the material relates to Big Basin Redwoods
State Park and the Sierra Club. The diary is from a tour of the California missions from December 27, 1895 to January 7, 1896
and includes photographs. Correspondents include Michael Schuck Bebb, Frederick V. Coville, Elias Durand, Alice Eastwood,
Gifford Pinchot, C. O. Thurston, Charles Frederick Millspaugh, Charles Sprague Sargent, and J. H. B. Pilkington. There is
also a large correspondence file on California forest fires of 1899.
William Russel Dudley earned his bachelor's (1874) and master's (1876) degrees in botany at Cornell University; after graduation
he pursued botanical study in Strassburg and Berlin. He taught at Cornell and Indiana University before joining the Stanford
faculty in 1892. Once at Stanford, his work focused on California flora, with a special interest in the study of trees; he
was instrumental in the establishment of the Big Basin Redwoods State Park.
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