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Patricia Ingram collection of Norman Clyde, 1911-1969.
BANC MSS 2018/278 box 1; BANC MSS 2018/278 box 2; BANC MSS 2018/278 box 3; BANC MSS 2018/278 box 4; ...
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Patricia Ingram collection of Norman Clyde, 1911-1969


Ingram, Patricia, 1922-, creator, collector,, correspondent.


Clyde, Norman, 1885-1972, correspondent.


Wheelock, Walt, correspondent.


Ingram, Patricia, 1922-, correspondent.


Stephenson, Graham, correspondent.


Contains manuscript and typescripts of various drafts of Norman Clyde's narratives, in his own hand, about his climbing activities in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, as well as mountains in Arizona, the Canadian Rockies, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Southern California, Washington, numerous national parks, and Mexico. Narratives include stories and articles about specific peaks, climbs, first ascents, skiing, fishing, rescues, wildlife and rambling adventures in the Sierra Nevadas starting in 1914. Also contains correspondence regarding the effort to publish a biography of Clyde's life, with the assistance of Patricia Adler [i.e. Patricia Ingram]. Correspondence includes 87 handwritten letters from Clyde to Patricia Adler (79 letters), Walt Wheelock (6 letters), and Graham Stephenson (2 letters), dated from 1960 to 1969. The subject matter of these letters relate to Clyde's attempt to get material ready for a proposed book about his life to be published by Prentice Hall and the difficulties he experienced doing that task as well as discussions about the proposed organization of the material for the book. Several letters mention personal vignettes of his life in the Sierra during his various temporary Sierra homes during the time of the correspondence. All materials are a mixture of original and photocopies of originals. Also contains some miscellaneous material relating to his mountain rambles from 1914 to 1944, biographical material on Clyde collected by Adler, 3 undated letters to Adler, and three handwritten short manuscripts regarding his adventures in 1915-1918 and 1923. Includes three 8 x 10 black and white portrait photographs of Norman in hiking gear and two color slides of unidentified mountains.


1911 (issued)


Clyde, Norman -- 1885-1972 -- Archives
Clyde, Norman -- 1885-1972 -- Correspondence
Clyde, Norman -- 1885-1972 -- Portraits
Ingram, Patricia -- 1922- -- Correspondence
Wheelock, Walt -- Correspondence
Stephenson, Graham -- Correspondence
Mountaineers -- California -- Photographs
Mountaineering -- Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.)
Mountains -- Photographs
Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.) -- Description and travel


Patricia Ingram collection of Norman Clyde, BANC MSS 2018/278, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift of Patricia Ingram; 2018.
Related collection: Norman Clyde papers (BANC MSS 79/33).
Associated collection: Norman Clyde-Robert C. Pavlik Collection (MS 164); Also located at; California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo, Robert E. Kennedy Library.
Patricia Rae Ingram (born November 15, 1922), also known as Patricia Adler or Patricia Adler-Ingram, is the former executive director of The Historical Society of Southern California.
In English.


Manuscripts for publication.

Physical Description:

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BANC MSS 2018/278 box 1
BANC MSS 2018/278 box 2
BANC MSS 2018/278 box 3
BANC MSS 2018/278 box 4
BANC MSS 2018/275