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Guide to the Frederick Slate Papers, 1862-1937
BANC MSS C-B 1051  
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  • Collection Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Biographical Sketch
  • Scope and Content

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Frederick Slate Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1862-1937
    Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 1051
    Creator: Slate, Frederick, 1852-1930
    Extent: Number of containers: 1 box, 7 v., 1 oversize folder and 1 oversize volume
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Abstract: Letters, diaries, drafts of speeches and articles (including a biography of Hilgard), diplomas and photographs, relating mainly to his career at the University. Some papers pertaining to property in Berkeley and to his estaste, and a small group of family papers,1847?-1879, also included.
    Languages Represented: English

    Information for Researchers


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Frederick Slate papers, BANC MSS C-B 1051, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Material Cataloged Separately

    • Photographs were removed to the Pictorial Collections in 1978.

    Biographical Sketch

    Frederick Slate, physicist, the University of California at Berkeley, was born in London, England, on January 21, 1852. He obtained his degree from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn in 1871, was instructor of chemistry from 1874 to 1877, and studied at Berlin and Strasbourg from 1877 to 1879. He came to the University of California where he taught physics from 1891 to 1918, and was the author of several books on physics.

    Scope and Content

    These papers, given to The Bancroft Library from the Slate estate, via the Gift Division of the Main Library, in May, June and July 1966, contain letters, diaries, drafts of articles and speeches, diplomas and photographs. Some papers pertaining to property in Berkeley and to the settlement of his estate are included, as are some family papers from 1847 to 1879.