This collection contains the papers of geologist and Stanford University professor Bailey Willis (1857-1949).
Subject matter includes: Willis's work, travels and family; geology, especially earthquakes; scientists and scientific institutions.
There are also early photographs of China (1903-04) and Argentina (1911-13).
Bailey Willis (1857-1949), geologist, now is principally known for his research on earthquakes and earthquake resistant building.
He was the son of poet and journalist Nathaniel Parker Willis (1806-1867) and Cornelia (Grinnell) Willis (1826?-1904) of the
prominent New England Grinnell family. Their children were: Cornelius Grinnell Willis (known as Nelt or Grinnell), Edith (Willis)
Grinnell (who married her cousin, Lawrence Grinnell), Lilian (Willis) Boit, and Bailey. Imogen was Bailey's half sister, being
the daughter of N. P. Willis and his first wife.
11,799 pieces in 54 boxes and 1 large folder.
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