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Ricketts (Edward Flanders) Papers
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Personal and professional papers including incoming and outgoing correspondence, a few letters from Herbert Kline to John Steinbeck, notes on intertidal marine life, printed articles, manuscript notes of unpublished biology articles, a philosophical manuscript, financial records, photographs and notes from trips to West Vancouver Island and the Queen Charlotte Islands prepared by Ricketts for the use of John Steinbeck. Also includes notes and other materials used for additions and revisions of Ricketts' publication, Between Pacific Tides, and correspondence about the book.
Edward Flanders Robb Ricketts was born in Chicago, Illinois May 14, 1897. From 1923 until his death in 1948, Ricketts lived in the Monterey, California area where he pursued his career as a marine biologist and became good friends with John Steinbeck.
8 Linear Feet (14 manuscript storage boxes, 1 half manuscript storage box, 1 flat box)
Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.
The Elizabeth Ott correspondence is restricted.