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N.T. Mirov papers, approximately 1910-1977.
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N.T. Mirov papers, approximately 1910-1977
Nicholas Tiho Mirov papers


Mirov, N. T. (Nicholas Tiho), 1893-1980, creator, creator.


Collection included personal correspondence, including letters from Mirov's mother in the Soviet Union during the 1930s, other family correspondence, professional correspondence, a manuscript of Mirov's autobiography, and other professional papers. The collection also includes photo albums documenting Mirov's life in Russia and the Soviet Union (dating from the 1910s) and his years in San Francisco. Photos in these albums include snapshots of his mother, father, wives, and children. One photo album documents the family of Mirov's first wife, Mia.


1910 (issued)


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Mirov, N. T. (Nicholas Tiho) -- 1893-1980 -- Archives
Institute of Forest Genetics (U.S.)
University of California, Berkeley. -- Department of Geography.
Foresters -- United States
Foresters -- California
Foresters -- Soviet Union
Russians -- California


COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
Collection number BANC MSS 72/18 c was consolidated into BANC MSS 69/136 c during the course of processing.
N.T. Mirov papers, BANC MSS 69/136 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Related collection: Diary of Nicholas Tiho Mirov (BANC MSS 67/198 c).
Associated collection: N.T. Mirov field notes, 1927-1930 (University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley).
Nicholas Tiho Mirov was born in Siberia in 1893. He earned his B.S. at the Institute of Forestry in St. Petersburg in 1916 and immigrated to the the United States by way of Manchuria in the early 1920s. Mirov was awarded a PhD in Plant Pathology from the University of California in 1936. He was the first plant physiologist appointed by the United States Forest Service and served in this capacity at the Institute of Forest Genetics for thirty years. Mirov was the world's leading expert on the chemistry of the pine tree and was awarded a silver medal for outstanding achievement from the United States Department of Agriculture. For fifteen years, Mirov also lectured in Soviet geography at the University of California and even wrote his own textbook for this course.
In English and Russian.


Faculty papers.

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COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.