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Series I:  Biographical/Bibliographical Files

Box 1

Articles about DCP, Reviews, Criticisms


Bibliographical Lists


Bibliography - Card File


Bibliography - "Notes on a Bibliography of the Printed Volumes of Donald Culross Peattie"


Biographical Material


Biography - Articles about DCP


Biography - By Mark R. Peattie and Noel Peattie, 1980




Entolomogy Course (Arnold Arboretum), 1922


EWP List of Published Works


France (mostly financial documents), ca. 1936-1938


Harvard (clippings), 1946


LRP Diaries, 1940s-1960s


LRP Obituary, 1965


"Meet the Peattie Family" (article)


The Midway (University of Chicago, University High School), 1912-1915


Peattie, Noel - Reminiscences


Polk County News (information about DCP and series of nature articles by DCP), 1934


Publicity (includes biographical sketches and lists of publications), ca. 1940s-1950s


Series II:  Correspondence



Box 2



1918-1932, n.d. (arranged chronologically; includes ALS and typed transcripts, mainly to his mother, EWP, and to LRP prior to their marriage in 1923)


1932-1935 (to EWP)


1940-1941 (to Keith H. Baker, a fan)


ca. 1941-1944 (to and from various individuals)


ca. 1944-1946 (to Congressman George E. Outland re Malcolm Peattie)


1947 (Re La Loma Feliz School; DCP was Secretary of the Parent's Association)




1921 (primarily condolences to LRP's mother re death of LRP's father, Robert Redfield)


1928-1934, n.d. (to EWP)


Postcards (mostly EWP to DCP and LRP), ca. 1928


Miscellany, 1934, n.d.



Scope and Content Note

Incoming and outgoing, arranged alphabetically by correspondent or topic; mostly pertaining to research, travels, writing and publishers; includes some drafts of articles and related material; some LRP correspondence mixed in.
Box 3

Atlantic Monthly


Audubon Society


Bakeless, John


Berea College (Francis S. Hutchins)


Better Homes and Gardens


Books and Booksellers


Booksellers, 1944-1951


Botanical Review






Bye, George T. (New York literary agent), 1935-1958


Chandler, Henry


Chanticleer Press, Inc.


Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company


Clipping Service


Clubs, Societies, etc.


Congressional Miscellaneous Correspondence (mostly relating to Senate and House Committees on Public Lands)


Country Gentleman


Crocker-Union -Standard Oil (Assignment of Copyright)


Eastern Tree Book - Early Correspondence

Box 4

Edition Mediterraneennes




Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1940-1954


Encyclopedia Americana E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.


Exotic Trees Book


Fan Mail, 1940-1942, 1945-1951


Fassett, Dr. Norman


Foreign Editions


Freedom Train


Government Agencies (other than USIS), 1944-1959


Grolier Society, Inc., 1948-1959


Gruen Article (Victor Gruen)


Holiday, ca. 1946-1960


Houghton Mifflin




James Brown Associates, Inc.


Japanese (mostly re relocation during World War II), 1942-1945


John Sutherland Productions


La Loma Feliz


Landacre, Paul (illustrator)


Letters for Possible Collection (incl. George Macy, Robert Redfield, Mark Schuster, Richard Simon, Ida M. Tarbell/Pen and Brush, and William Morton Wheeler), ca. 1936-1946


Letters of Appreciation from the Services, 1943-1945


Letters of Importance and Future Value (mostly outgoing to publishers; also includes letter from Clifton Fadiman), ca. 1934-1936


LRP Appreciations, 1942-1951

Box 5

McGraw-Hill Company


Magazine Subscriptions


Magazines - Miscellaneous


Minor Pieces, 1950-1964


Monoghan, J. (Illinois State Historical Society Library)




A Natural History of Trees of East and Central North America


Opinions - Advice - Recommendations


Parkinson, Roscoe (Roscoe Parkinson and Associates)


Pearn, Pollinger and Higham


Peattie, Roderick


Permission for Copyright


Permissions, 1940-1950


Permissions - Domestic, 1951-1965


Permissions - Foreign, 1951-1963




Petersen, Paul Willer


Plans for Articles


Plumb, Milton B.


Prentice-Hall, Inc.


Professional Matters - Miscellaneous


Publishers - Miscellaneous


Putnam (G. P. Putnam's Sons)




Reader's Digest





Box 6





Chargeable Expenses, 1946-1956


Corollary, 1948-1950


Editorial, 1947-1964


Fan Mail, ca. 1944-1951


Financial, 1945-1965


Foreign, 1946-1962


General Policy, 1953-1962


Precis (Clips and Other Research Material), ca. 1950s


Projects, 1946-1959


Projects - Inactive, ca. 1946-1956


Research, 1949-1956

Box 7

Repogle, L. I.


Research and Researchers




Reviewers, 1945-1954


Reviews, 1944-1963


Row, Peterson & Company


Saturday Evening Post


Scientific American


Scientific Monthly




Sports Afield


Sportsman's Country


Stewart, Rosalie


Supreme Court of the United States (William O. Douglas), 1943-1957




This Week Magazine


Together Magazine


Travel, 1956, 1960


Travel and Camera




Trips - Europe, 1957


Trips in the USA, 1957-1959


Tryon, North Carolina


University of Chicago Press


U.S. Information Agency, 1951-1958


Valued Appreciations (includes letters from Gertrude D. Benchley, Stephen Vincent Benet, Tom C. Clark, August Derleth, Hamlin Garland, Raymond Massey, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Eleanor Roosevelt, Tiffany Thayer/Fortean Society, Mark Van Doren, and prominent botanists such as Thomas Barbour, David Fairchild, William H. Weston, Jr., William M. Wheeler, and G. R. Wieland), ca. 1935-1954


Vanguard Press


Wallace, DeWitt ( Reader's Digest), 1938-1956


Western Tree Book


Western Trees - Magazines


World Publishing Company


Writers' War Board (includes Clifton Fadiman, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Rex Stout)




Series III:  Financial Records

Box 8





American Contracts


English Contracts


Foreign Contracts




American Contracts


English Contracts


Motion Picture Contracts


Collaborative Contracts


RP Contracts


Reader's Digest Contracts


Rovers Afield


Finances - Confidential (re estate of DCP's parents)


Income/Expenses (includes royalty statements, correspondence with George T. Bye, bills, and tax matters), 1930-1965


Series IV:  Lectures and Talks

Box 9

General (places and dates usually not indicated)


Army Talk -What Are We Fighting For?"


Federal Union Lectures, ca. 1941


Pomona Lecture


Radio Scripts, ca. 1956-1958


Series V:  Notebooks

Box 10



Eastern U.S., n.d.


Trees, n.d.



Scope and Content Note

Various sizes and formats, with some loose material inserted, apparently numbered by the Peatties but the order of the notebooks is unclear; includes notebooks for DCP and LRP, usually with no attribution, but DCP's tend to be botanical in nature, with daily entries, lists, keys, and early drafts of writings, while LRP's tend to be early drafts of fiction, with extensive use of dialogue), ca. 1930s-1940s.

Nos. 1-24

Box 11

Nos. 25-56


Series VI:  Project Files



Scope and Content Note

Includes lists, notes and drafts of articles.
Box 12

Animal Articles


Article Ideas






Bird Articles


Book Projects


Children's Articles


Current Agenda, 1962


Early Miscellaneous Articles


Fragments of Abandoned Projects


Further Precis


General Nature Articles


Insect Articles


Inspirational Articles


Juvenile Nature Articles


List of Articles


Minor Jobs


Odd Article Ideas


Pending, 1954


Plant Articles -Country" Pieces


Science Articles


Precis, Inactive


Projects, ca. 1950s


Projects, 1960-1962


Published Short Stories - for which no clippings found


Sold and Published Articles


Standard Oil Company (articles written for in-house magazine?)


Unsold Articles


Publisher Files

Scope and Content Note

Mainly drafts of articles for specific publishers/magazines.
Box 12

American People's Encyclopedia


Better Homes & Gardens


Good Housekeeping


Junior Red Cross Magazine


Ladies Home Journal


New York Times


New York Times Magazine


Reader's Digest

Box 13



This Week Magazine




Treasury Star Parade




Subject Files

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence, notes, bibliographies, clippings and copies or excerpts of relevant articles, and other related material.
Box 13



Arlington Cemetery and the Capitol


Art of Living Pieces


Beggar's Opera, by John Gay


Big Bend Biota


Bill of Rights






Birds of Lower Rio Grande




Boys and Guns


British Columbia


California Flowers


California Zoology


Canoe Cedar


The Capitol


Careers in Nature


Chrysanthemum, etc.




Comedie Francaise


Coming of the Flowers - Index








Crataegus in the Ozarks


Cross Country Travel Notes


Declaration of Independence


Diamond Hoax


Doctor Rife


Documentary Film on Conservation




Dvorak, Antonin


Emerson, Ralph Waldo


Epics of History




F. D. Roosevelt and His Trees




Filson's Kentucky












Florida Notes


Forest Conservation


Forest Service


Franklin, Benjamin


Frost, Robert


Fungi, etc.


Fungous Diseases


Glacier National Park


Green Witchery


Homing Instincts






Illustrative Anecdotes


Introduced Game Birds


Invasion of Cote d'Azur


"Jap Diary" - Captured Enemy Diary, 1943


Jefferson Memorial


Jefferson, Thomas

Box 14

John Smith and Pocahontas




Knowing Your Trees


La Grange




Lewis and Clark Notes




Lincoln's Nomination, Chicago, 1860


Louisiana Purchase






Mary Washington Garden


Men for Birds (Audubon)


Mistral, Gabriela


Mosquito Control


Mount Vernon




National Parks


Nature Book for Children


New English Bible


New Salem


New York Botanical Garden




Ostrya Knowltonii




Paleobotany and Geobotany


Parker, Cynthia Ann


Parkinson Plans - "Shrines of Liberty"


Pearson's Falls






Pines - Keys to Local Floras


Pinus Edulis




Poems of Bonnie Day




Postage Stamp Republic - San Marino Outline


Precis of Civil War Spy Stories


Preserving Our Past






Riggs, Austen Fox


Riggs - Notes


Riggs on the Almanac


Salem Witches


San Marino




Sanibel and Captiva


Santa Barbara


Santa Fe Railroad














Texas Panhandle Flora - Especially Grasses


Touffreville, France




Turf Grass






Vets Writing Contest


Washingtonia Palms


Water Conservation


Water Fowl


Wild Flowers




Wilderness Areas in Public Domain


Wilderness Roads




Winter into Spring Notes


Words to Live By







Scope and Content Note

Mainly typed drafts, but also some handwritten drafts and notes, research files; publicity, reviews, and related correspondence; initial dates of publication are indicated in parentheses; some titles may not have been published or eventually published under different titles; printed copies of monographs have been cataloged individually by DCP.
Box 15

An Almanac for Moderns (1935)


American Heartwood (1949)


American Year (Nature Anthology)


Audubon's America (1940)


Book of Ferns

Box 16

A Book of Hours (1937)


A Catalogue of Flowering Plants of Vence and Vicinity

Box 16-17

A Catalogue of the Spontaneous Flowering Plants of Kennicott's Grove

Box 17

A Cup of Sky (with Noel Peattie, 1950)


Cybele Ligustica (early notebook by DCP, ca. 1930; edited, with introduction by Noel Peattie; 1984)


A Flora for Laymen


Flora of Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties [notes]

Box 18

Flowering Earth (1948)


Forward the Nation (1942)


French Flora


A Gathering of Birds (1939)


The Green Book of Spring Wildflowers [unpublished]


A History of Children

Box 19

Immortal Village [Vence] (1945)


Journey into America (1943)


The Kings Depart [unpublished]


Lives of Destiny [Introduction] (1954)


Long Yesterday (draft of A Prairie Grove)


The Natural History of Kennicott's Grove

Box 20-21

A Natural History of Trees of Eastern and Central North America (1950)

Box 21-22

A Natural History of Western Trees (1953)

Box 23

The Nature of Things


Of the Grove


Parade with Banners (1957)


A Prairie Grove (1937)

Box 23-24

The Rainbow Book of Nature (1957)

Box 24

Red Book of Summer Flowers [unpublished]


The Road of a Naturalist (1941)


Singing in the Wilderness: A Salute to John James Audubon (1935)


[Southern Tree Book]


Sportsman's Country (1952)

Box 24-25

The Sylva of the Tryon Region

Box 25

This Is Living (1938)


[Tree Books - notes]

Box 26-27

Young Discoverers


by LRP

Box 27

American Acres (1936)


Bitter Orange Blossoms (script)


The Californians (1940)


A Child in Her Arms (1938)


The Happy Kingdom: A Riviera Memoir (with DCP; 1935)


Ring Finger (1943)


Tomorrow Is Ours (1937)





Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by title; includes drafts, print copies, and some related correspondence.

by DCP

Box 28

"About Myself and Your Book"


"Acorns in His Pocket"


"Additions, Corrections, and Deletions for the Flora of the Tryon Region"


"Again the Miracle of Rebirth"


"Alexander Hamilton"


"Along Pacific Shores"


"America as God Made It"


"America Is Learning to Walk"


"American Adventure"


"American Autumn"


"The American Elm"


"American Heartwood"


"An American Saint, Old-Style"


"The American Standard"


"American Tory"


"America's Birds"


"America's Don Quixote"


"America's First Families"


"America's Greatest Host"


"Animal Architects"


"Animal Homes"


"Animal Lessons"


"Animal Prints on Winter's Page"


"Animal Travels"


[Anti-Billboard Article for The Rotarian]


"Appalachian Spring"


"The Apple - First of Fruits"


"Arabian Nights Adventurer: Sir Richard Burton"


"Artificial Evolution by X-Rays"


"The Art of Memory"


"As the Last Leaf Flutters Down"


"As We Live and Breathe" ( Good Housekeeping column)


"The Atlantic Coastal Plain Element in the Flora of the Great Lakes"


"At Nature's Flood Tide"


"Audubon Among Southern Birds"


"Audubon as a Conservationist"


"Audubon in the South"


"Audubon, John James"


"Author of a Sun-Kissed Legend"


"Autumn Belongs to America"


"Autumn Colors"


"Autumn Flight"


"Autumn Hum"


"Autumn Piece"


"Autumnal Notes from the Carolina Blue Ridge"


"The Axeman's Woman"


"Bass Country"


"The Bat: Child of Night"


"The Beauty Makers"


"The Beech and the Pigeon"


"Beethoven - The Man Who Set Music Free"


"Behind Glass"


"The Bell"


"Ben Franklin: Multiple Genius"


"The Best Is Free to Everyone, in Santa Barbara"


"The Best Is None too Good"


"Better than Money"


"Beyond Death: A Biologist's Evidence"


"Biggest Sucker"


"The Bigtree: Forest Titan" (title pages only)


"The Billboards Must Go"


"A Biologist Hears the Guns"


"Bird Migration"


"Bird Song"


"The Birds of Paradise"


"Birds That Are New Yorkers"


"The Birds Wing Northward Again, but Why?"


"Bloom on the Land"


"The Bluebird Yet Comes Back - It's Spring"


"Bobwhite Country"


"Bookworm into Naturalist"


"Boulder Dam and Lake Mead - Man-Made Wonderland"


"Braves on the Warpath"


"Bride of Spring - The Dogwood"


"The Business of Nature Writing"


"Butterflies: Beauty Afloat"


"The California Missions - Father Serra's Rosary"


"The California Poppy"


"The Canoe Cedar"


"The Capitol - Home of Congress"


"Captain of the Seven Seas: Cook"


"The Captive and the Free"


"Careers in Nature"


"Carl Schurz: German American"


"Carrier Pigeon: Bird of Peace and War"


"Casuarinas of America Identified by Branchlets and Seeds"


"Celestial Lotus"


"Charles Adams"


"Cherchez Two Connecticut Femmes"


"Cherish our American Heritage: The Stars and Stripes"


"Chief Joseph, Noble Red Man"




"Christmas Day in the Morning"


[Christmas Tree article]


"A Chronicle of Night"


"Clara Barton: Crusader"




"The Colorado River: A Giant Tamed"


[Conservation article]


[Coronado article]


"A Country Gentleman Rides to Office"


"Dan Boone Cuts the Wilderness Trail"


"Dan Boone Fills a Coffin"


"Daniel Boone: Trailblazer"


"Dead of Winter"


"Death in the Grass"


"Death Trap of Hollywood"


"December Skies"


"Declaration of Independence"


"The Declaration of Independence: America's Godsend"


"Democracy Sweeps Forward"


[Desert article]


"The Devil and Donald Peattie"


"Do You Give Yourself Away?"


"Do You Waste Your Happiness"


[Doctor article]


"Does Man Face Extinction?"


"Does Radio Affect the Weather?"




"The Dominie and the Mouse'


"Don Quixote and His Maker"


"Don Quixote and His Quixotic Maker"


"Don't Squander Your Happiness"


"Dr. Austen Fox Riggs"


"Dr. Benjamin Franklin"


"The Dreamer in the Desert"


"Drink and My Children"


"Duck Country: The Marshes"


"The East vs. the West"


"The Ecology of Extratropical Pteridophytes - Helmut Gams"


"The Elms Go Down"


"Emeline Pankhurst - Gentle Amazon"


"The End of the Moon"


"Energy into Matter"


"Enter (Whistling) Bert Harwell"


"An Estate for My Sons"


"The Eternal Gold Standard"


"The Eternal Story"


"Every Man His Own Naturalist"

Box 29

"Everybody Needs Beauty"


"Everybody's Saint - Francis of Assisi"


"The Evolution of Charles Darwin"


"Excursion into Pure Nature"


"Fabre - Homer of Insects"


"The Facts of Life"


"The Fall and Rise of San Francisco"


"Family Expedition"


"Farming Your Forest"


"The Fateful Queen - Mary Stuart of Scotland"


"Feathered Ambassadors"


"The Ferns of Polk County"


"The Fight that Has Never Been Lost"


"Fireflies - Miracle of Light"


"The First Christmas Gifts"


"First Farmer of the Land"


"The First Fifty Years"


"The First Golden Age of the Academy"


"First Lady of Hollywood"


"Five Great Small Towns"


"Flaming Wagons: Death Valley - Christmas '49"


"The Floral Wealth of Santa Barbara"


"Flower Names"


"The Flowering Seed"


"The Flowers that Changed My Life"


"Flying Wedge against the Stormy Sky"


"Footsteps-of-Spring: A Wild Flower Trail"


"For Eighty-three Years the Liberty Bell Resounded"


"Forest Fires"


"The Forest Ranger"


"Four American Towns"


"Four Cents an Acre: The Louisiana Purchase"




"Freedom on Trial - The Zenger Case"


"The Friendly Desert"


"From Forest to Hearth: The Tale of a Tree"


"A Future in Natural Science"


"Galileo - Old Discoverer"


"A Garden Alliance"




"Garibaldi the Liberator"


"Gentle Amazon"


"George Washington's 'Finger'"


"George Wythe: Elder Statesman"


"Glittering World of Winter"


"The Glories of the West"


"Godfather of Play"


"God's Chisel: Michelangelo"


"Gold Rush Country"


"Golden Days Are Here Again: It's Autumn"


"The Golden Rogue - Benvenuto Cellini"


"The Golden State"


"Good Hawks and Bad"


"Good Morning"


"Gothic Glory - The Cathedral"


"Grace at Table"


"The Grand Canyon"


"The Grandeur of America"


"Gray Squirrel Country"


"Green Bough and Golden"


"Green Citizens"


"Green Holidays in the Golden State"


"Grubstaking the Best Folks: The Guggenheim Foundation's Way"


"Hail Caesar"


"Hans Christian Anderson - Wizard of Fairy Tale"


"Have a Secret Affair!"


"The Hawk: Sportsman of the Sky"


"Hayn Salomon, a Jew Broker"


"He Invented Botany"




"Heiress Apparent"


"Henry Bergh - Scourge of the Cruelists"


"Henry Blake Fuller"


"A Heritage Misused: The Nation's Wildlife"


"High Adventure Begins"


"Honey - Golden Wonder"


"Horace Mann - The Schoolchild's Friend"


"Hormones - Watch Them Grow!"


"How Is Asarum Pollinated?"


"How to Attract Butterflies"


"How to Discover Audubon"


"How to Read"


"The Hummingbird"


"I Saw Your Face, America"


"I Speak to Strangers"


"In Quest of Fern Seed"


"In the Days of Giants"


"The Invincible Armada"


"The Irresistible Bud"


"Is Thoreau a Modern?"


"Isabella - The Queen Behind Columbus"


"It's Better to Travel than to Arrive"


"Jack Rabbit Country"


[Japanese Cherries]


"Jean Laffite, Patriot Pirate"


"Jedediah Smith: Methodist Pathfinder"


"Jim Bridger and the Bard"


"Jim Bridger: Great Scout"


"Johann Strauss I and II - Kings of the Waltz"


"John James Audubon"


"John Marshall - Inspired Justice"


"John Paul Jones: Invincible"


"Joseph Lee, Godfather of the Playground"


"Journey into America"


"Journeying into America"


"The Joy of Walking"


"July Invites You"


"Keep the Flags Flying"


"Keeping Memory Green"


"Kennicott, Knight of the North"


[Kennicott's Grove]

Box 30

"La Salle, Wilderness Cavalier"


"La Traviata"


"Labrador Crusader"


"LaFayette, American Citizen"


"Land of Plenty"


"Last Year in Venice"


"Leading the Life of Riley"


"Lee's Greatest Victory"


"The Legend of Luther Burbank"


"Leonardo da Vinci: The First Modern"


"Let Us Raise a Standard"


"Let's Keep Them High!"


"Let's Make this the Best Christmas Yet"




"The Library That Thinks"


"Lick Japan? We Did!"


"Life in Stoughton"


"Little Fiddlers of the Fall"


"Lo Takes the Warpath"


"Locust Armies Menace the Earth"


"The Locust Trees: Robinia"




"The Long Good-Bye"


"Long Live Linnaeus"


"Long Tom Lives to See the Day"


"The Longest Hooky"


"Look at Leaves"


"Looking Toward Fall"


"Looking Toward Spring"


"Looking Toward Summer"


"Looking Toward Winter"


"Lotta Crabtree: America's First Darling"


[Louis Agassiz Fuertes]


"Louis Agassiz: Man of the Glaciers"


"Lucy Audubon, American Wife"


"The Magic of Motoring"


"Make Friends with the Mantis"


"The Making of a Style"


"Malta Wins Its Cross"


"The Man I Want My Son to Be"


"Man of the Month"


"March - Month of Challenge"


"Marco Polo: Explorer Extraordinary"


"Marcus Aurelius - Noblest Roman"


"Marcus Whitman, Martyr for Oregon"


"Mark It with a Tree"


"Martin Luther, Mighty Reformer"


"Mary, Queen of Scots"


"Master Caterpillar"




"Meadow Mice"


"Meet America"


"Meet Your Neighbor - Mexico"


"Men Who Made the Modern Garden"




"A Mighty and Unfinished Adventure"


"A Missionary to America"


"Mistletoe - Its Bough Hangs High - But Why?"


"Mojave in Flower"


"Mosquito Strategy"


"The Most Historic Avenue in all America"


"The Most Practical Thing in the World"


"The Most Unforgettable Character I've Met"


"A Mother's Care"


"Mozart, Music's Wonder Child"


"Mr. Carson and the Indians"


"Mule Deer Country"


"Mystery of the Flyways"


"The National Audubon Society"


"The National Bird - A Defense of the American Eagle"


"National Parks"


"National Shrines"


"Natural History for Everybody"


"A Naturalist in the City"


"A Naturalist Transplanted"


"A Naturalist's Path to Faith"


"A Naturalist's Testimony"


"Nature and War"


"Nature East and West"


"Nature for Everyone"


"Nature Hobbies"


"The Nature of Nature Writing"


"The Nature of Things"


"Nature Quiz"


"Nature Unlimited"


"Nature's Night Life"


"Needed - A Science of Smell"


"New Harmony - A Trial of Communism in America"


"News Bulletin"


"Norman Carter Fassett, 1900-1954"


"The Northmen - First Americans"


"Not Traveling Past the Best of Things"


"Old-fashioned Flowers for Today"


"Old Glory Takes to Sea"


"Old Hickory - Great American"


"Old Ironsides - Eagle of the Sea'


"Old Trinity - Rock of Wall Street"


"On Morals"


"On the Mojave"


"On the Popularization of Botany"


"Once in Seventeen Years - The Cicada"


"One-man Citation of Authorities for Botanical Names"


"One Square Mile"


"One-way Street - Straight Up!"


"Orchid Extravagance"


"The Orchid - Queen of Flowers"


"Orchids, the Royalty of Flowers'


"Our Enchanted Desert"

Box 31

"Our First War with Japan"


"Our Heritage from the Arabs"


"Our Land of Plenty"


"Our National Bird: A Defense of the American Eagle"


"Our Plant Populace"


"Pageant of the Powers"


"Paradise not Yet Lost"


"Peaceful Nature, Enemy of War"


"A Peal of Bells"


"Penny Pip"


"People on the Move"


"The Persimmon"


"Pied Piper of Play"


"Pirate Knight: Sir Francis Drake"


"Planted by the Padres"


"Plant Hunters"


"Plant Parasites"


"Plants with a Poison Touch"


"Pocahontas, Our First Great Lady"


"Poison Gas - Beware!"


"Pollen - Wonder Dust of Nature"


"The Pony Express"


"Prairie-Dog Towns"


"A Prairie Grove"


"The President's Secret Surgery"


"The Prettiest Spot on Earth"


"Private Ownership of Forests"


"Prodigal Nature"


"Put in Your Three Cents Worth"


"Putting Idle Curiosity to Work"


"Rabbits on the Rampage"


[Race Prejudice]




"Rainbows at Work"


"The Ranchos of California"


"Rangers for Dangers"


"Red Fox Country"


"The Redwood Empire - America's Greatest Province"


"The Redwood Groves"


"The Redwood Highway"


"Redwoods - America's Immortals"


"Retreat to Nature"


"Return of the Sea Otter"


"Riley as a Nature Poet"


"The Riviera - Happy Kingdom"


"The Road of a Naturalist"


"Robert Kennicott, 1835-1866"


"Robins, Crocuses, the Rising Sap - Spring!"


"Roger Williams - First Modern American"


"Rolling Wheels on the Trail of Lewis and Clark"


"The Romance of Maps"


"Roses All the Way"


"Russians in America"




"Salute Thyself!"


"Sam Houston, Lone Star"


"San Francisco - Western Cosmopolis"


[The Santa Fe Trail]


"The Santa Fe Trail"


"Sassafras and Witch Hazel of Their Fabulous Properties"


"The Saving Grace"


"Science or Superstition?"


"Seaweed, Harvest of Ocean"


"Seventeen Year Cicadas"


"Shagbark Hickory Tree of the Pioneer"


"Ships of the American Desert"


"Shooters' Suicide"


"Should We Elect a National Flower?"


"Show Your Heart!"


"Singing in the Wilderness"


"Sinless and Godless"


"Situations Wanted"


"Six Breathless Vistas"


"Six Towns"


"The Sluggard Goes to the Ant and Examines Its Way of Life"


"Snake Venom - Death and Cure"




"Soaring Symbol of Independence"


"Social Life of the Ant"


"Something to Fight For"


"A Son in the Service"


"Southward Sweep the Splendors"


"The Spark on the Anvil"


"Speed of Animals"


"Spider Silk - Wonder-Stuff of Nature"


"Spring Is Faith"


"Spring on the Prairie"


[The Spring Returns]


"Spring Song at the Grove"


"Spring Song in the Trees"


"Spring Surprises"


"Spring Wildflowers"


"Spruce, Balsam and Birch"


"Squirrel War"


"Stanley of Africa"


"A Star Fell on Siberia"


"The Star of Stars"


"Star Prospector"




"Stephen Decatur, Sea Fighter"


"Stories and Glories of the Alps"


"The Stork - Living Legend"

Box 32

"Strange Bird Calling"


"Strangest of all Insect Dramas"


"Sugar Maple"




"Summer at Its Great Lazy Peak"


"Summer Secrets"


"Sun, Sea, Snow"


"Superstitions on the March"


"Survival on the Desert"


"The Swallow: Best-Loved Bird"


"The Sycamore"


"Taking Your Children to Nature"


"The Tales of Hans Christian Anderson"


"Tall Animal Tales - and the Truth"


"The Testament of Spring"


"There Is No Season so Rich in Ritual as Christmas..."


"There's a New America"


"These Are the Times"


"They Fight for Their Country"


"This Golden State"


"Thoreau for Moderns"


"Thomas Jefferson: Architect of Democracy"


"Thunder and Lightning"


"Timber Crisis"


"Titan of Trees"


"To Each His Own"


"To the Garden Club of South Carolina"


"Tombstone's Fighting Marshal: Wyatt Earp"


"Toward Extinction?"


"Tracks West"


"Transylvania - The State That Never Was"


"Traveling Around Home"


"Traveling with Nature"




"Trees for Your Streets"


"The Trees of America"


"Trillium in North and South Carolina"


"A Trip Through Summer Skies"


"Trout Country"


"Tune in on Quiet"


"Tune in on the Birds"


"Two Ladies"


"Uncle Sam at Home"


"Uncle Sam, Plant-Hunter"


"Uncle Sam's Bird"


"Uncle Sam's Ducks"


"Underworld of the Fungi"


"The Use - and Uselessness - of Local Floras"


"Valley of Fortitude"


"Valley Quail Country"


"Vatican City - The Smallest State in the World"


[Venus Flytrap]


"Verdi, Master of Melody"


[Virgin Islands]


"Virginia City - Boom and Bust"


"The Virginia Plantation - Cradle of Good Government"


"Voici L'Amerique"


"Voltaire - Spark of Liberty"


"Walk into the World"


"The Waltz Kings"


"The War of the Roses"


"The Wars and Peace of Leo Tolstoy"


"Washington - Your Capital"


"Water Conservation"


"Water Wealth"


"A Way to Chastity"


"The Weather Eye"


"Westbound Whistle"


"The Western Sycamore"


"Westminster Abbey"


"What Is America?"


"What Is Meant by the Tonnage of a Ship?"


"What Life Means - An Answer in Nature"


"What Science Fights For"


"What You Can Do about Conservation"


"What You Can Do about Race Prejudice"


"Where Do You Bank Your Happiness?"


"Where the Spring Begins"


"Which Have Eyes and See Not"


"The White Oak"


"White Pine"


"White-Winged Dove Country"


"Who Are Nature's Public Enemies?"


"Why Be Blind to Beauty?"


"Why I Chose Santa Barbara"


"The Why of Spring"


"Why Stuff Your Ears?"


"The Widow's Bite"


"The Wild Black Cherry (Prunus Serotina)"


"Wild Life in Winter"


"Wilderness - A National Resource"


[Wilderness article]


"William Penn, Pioneer of Democracy"




"Window Gardens"


"Winter: A Tone Poem"


"Winter Comes"


[Winter Resort Articles]


"Winter Wisdom"


"Winter Wonder"


"A Woman's Tears"


"The Wonderland of Ants"


"The Wonder World of Words"


"The Wonders of a Tree"


"Wood: Friend of Man"


"A World of Wildflowers"


"Yosemite: Earthly Paradise"


"You Don't Say"


"Your Best for Everyday"


"Your Bill of Rights"


"Your Birds, Senors, Our Diplomats"


"Your Emotions Are Power"


"Your Globe"


"Your Nature Hobby"


"Your Nearest and Newest Neighbor"


"Your Wife's Clothes"


"You're on the Air"


"Youth Marches on Science"


"Yuletide Brings the Woods to the City"


"The Zenger Case: Freedom on Trial"




by DCP and LRP

Box 32

"All About Crickets"


"Andrew Johnson: Lincoln's Heir"


"Armchair Travel: Roving the Border"


"Barnum, Jumbo Sized Showman"


"Beauty at Your Fingertips"


"The Browning Romance"


"Chartres Cathedral: Epic of Faith"


"The City that Died to Live"


"Color Trickery"

Box 33

"Country Auction"


"The Flower: Nature's Masterpiece"


"France's Tragic Queen: Marie Antoinette"


"The Greatest Book in the World"


"The House of Moliere"


"Immortal Harmony - The Love Story of Clara and Robert Schumann"


"Invincible Malta"


"John and Lucy Audubon: An American Marriage"


"Louisa Alcott: Greatest of 'Little Women'"


"The Mother Lode: Cradle of California"


"My Favorite Sex"


"Old Glory Made New"


"Our Vanishing Birds"


"Patrick Henry - Genius of Liberty"


"Rocky Mountain Roving"


"The Saving Virtue"


"Shells of the Seven Seas"


"Stephen Mather, Father of Our National Parks"


"The Swan, Royal Bird"


"Tree Stories"


"Venice - Beauty in Distress"


"Versailles, Glory of France"


"Wells Fargo Rides the West"


"Widen Your World"


"The Wonder of Grasses"


"Words to Live By"


by EWP (Elia Wilkinson Peattie - DCP's mother)

Box 33

"The Stage Coach"




by LRP

Box 33

"Ak, Sommeren..."


"All Men Are Created Equal"


"The Attic"


"Behind the Book"


"Binny Goes to the Stake"




"Catlin, Painter of Indians"


"Christmas in July"


[Christmas Piece] Everywoman's Magazine


"Do You Tell"


"East Injy"


"Escape of April"


"The First Law"




"For Whatever Ends"


"The Fort That Held"


"Give Heart to the Brave"


"Give Yourself a Chance"


"The Gob and the Lady"


"The Golden Coin"


"A Hero Horse"


"Historic Playground - The Virgin Islands"


"How Big Is Your World?"


"How to Do the Impossible"


"If You Were Donald Culross Peattie's Wife"


"In Memorium: Donald Culross Peattie"


"Keep It to Yourself"


"Keeping Your Ancestors Lively"


"Lost Daughter"


"Meet America!"


"The Miracle of Joan of Arc"


"Moliere, Master of Comedy"


"Never Forget to Live"


"No Separate Peace"


"Not Built with Hands"


"On the Eve of Christmas"


"One Woman Is Plenty"


"Open Your Fingers"


"The Proud Are Lonely"


"Some Day in April"


"The Spotlight Shawl"


"Star at Noon"


"Summer's Lease"


"Table Talk"


"Talk: Any Number Can Play"


"Tempest in a Teapot"


"Thanksgiving, 1943"


"They Look to You"


"Tie Your Camel"


"The Unknown Guest"


"The Voice"


"What Are You Dreaming Of?"


"The White Picket Fence"


"You Can't Tell Me!"


"You Have it in You"


"You Vote Every Day"


"Your People"


"You're Braver Than You Think"


[Stories, Poems]


by MP (Malcolm R. Peattie, son of DCP and LRP)

Box 33

"California Government in Transition"




by MRP (Margaret Rhodes Peattie, wife of DCP's brother Roderick Peattie)

Box 33

"Emmy for Sugar, Sarah for Salt"


by NP (Noel Peattie, son of DCP and LRP)

Box 33

"The Flight"


"Shooting Stars"

Box 34

Book Reviews (by DCP)

Box 34

Introductions (by DCP)

Box 34

Letters to Editors (by DCP)

Box 34

Newspaper Column (by DCP)


Breath of Outdoors

Box 34



by BPE (Barbara Peattie Erskine) - The Little Poems of Barbara Erskine


by DCP and LRP (includes loose material and notebooks)

Box 34

Translations (by DCP)


Series VIII:  Research Files

Box 35

Notecards relating to trees


Series IX:  Photographs

Box 36

Black and white prints and negatives, mainly family and travel (unsorted, most in original envelopes)


Series X:  Scrapbooks



Box 37












Box 38






Box 38

Loose Material (accompanying scrapbooks)


Series XI:  Oversize Materials

Box 39



DCP - Breath of Outdoors (copies of articles)


DCP and LRP - Articles, 1924-1934



Box 40

Articles (copies, from larger format magazines and newspapers)


Family Materials (including children's drawings and copies of school magazines)


Standard Oil Folios - "California Poppies" and "Mission Santa Barbara"

Box 40

Record (78 rpm - "Skagway" [Alaska] Street Car, 1940)