SIA RU007335, Berry, S. Stillman (Samuel Stillman) 1887-1984, S. Stillman Berry Papers, 1880-1984
- Berry, S. Stillman (Samuel Stillman) 1887-1984
- S. Stillman Berry Papers, 1880-1984
- 1880, 1880-1984
- S. Stillman Berry (1887-1984) was both a scientist and a businessman. Born in Unity, Maine, in 1887, he spent many of his early years traveling back and forth between the family homes in Maine, Montana, and Redlands, California. He received a B.S. in Zoology from Stanford University in 1909, an M.S. from Harvard University in 1910, and a Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1913. His field of special interest was malacology. He served as librarian and research assistant at Scripps Institution for Biological Research, 1913-1916. Although this was his first and last employment as a zoologist, he continued his malacological work the rest of his life, carrying out field investigations, being active in professional organizations, and publishing. His own personal publication, Leaflets in Malacology, appeared from 1946 until 1969. In 1917 Berry was elected President of the family business, the Winnecook Ranch Company, and held the position until his death. Berry was also a professional nurseryman. This began as a hobby because of his interest in genetics. His horticultural business centered on the hybridization of irises and daffodils, which provided Berry a welcome income during the years of the Great Depression
- The papers of S. Stillman Berry document his work in malacology, his brief career at Scripps, his horticultural business, his family relationships, and his college years. Much of the material consists of correspondence. Also included are diaries for parts of his life, as well as school notebooks, photographs, and memorabilia of his college years. Of special interest are photographs, clippings, and correspondence concerning the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, which caused a great deal of damage at Stanford while Berry was there
- Squids, Mollusks, San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 1906
- Berry, S. Stillman (Samuel Stillman) 1887-1984, Winnecook Ranch Company, Scripps Institution for Biological Research, Stanford University, Harvard University
- Mixed archival materials, Collection descriptions
- Local Number:
- SIA RU007335
- Physical Description:
- 6.1 linear meters
Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Table of Contents
- Collection Overview
- Historical Note
- Descriptive Entry
- Index Terms
- Administrative Information
- Container List
- Series 1 - Scientific Correspondence and Related Material, 1903-1984, and undated.
- Series 2 - Scripps Institution for Biological Research Correspondence and Related Materials, 1913-1919, and undated.
- Series 3 - Horticultural Correspondence and Related Materials, 1914-1956, and undated.
- Series 4 - Personal Correspondence, 1896-1984. Arranged alphabetically.
- Series 5 - Family Correspondence, 1880-1939, and undated.
- Series 6 - University and Organizational Records, Memorabilia, and Related Materials, 1906-1920, 1922, 1927, 1956, and undated.
- Series 7 - Diaries and Related Materials, 1904-1905, 1911-1925, 1931-1940.
- Series 8 - Photograohs.
- Series 9 - Biographical Materials.
Record Unit 7335
Berry, S. Stillman, (Samuel Stillman), 1887-1984
S. Stillman Berry Papers, 1880-1984
|Repository:||Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Creator:||Berry, S. Stillman, (Samuel Stillman), 1887-1984|
|Title:||S. Stillman Berry Papers|
|Quantity:||6.1 linear meters.|
|Collection:||Record Unit 7335|
|Language of Materials:||English|
S. Stillman Berry was the son of Ralph and Evelyn Crie Berry, settlers from Unity, Maine, who founded the Winnecook Ranch, Montana, in 1880. Berry was born in Unity on 16 March 1887 during one of his mother's trips back to Maine. Much of Berry's adolescence was spent moving across the United States, from Minneapolis, Phoenix, Pasadena, Oakland, to San Francisco, with occasional stops at Winnecook and Unity, as a result of his mother's efforts to find the most hospitable environment for his fragile health. In 1897 he moved with Evelyn Crie Berry and two cousins, Charlotte and Evelyn Kelley, to Redlands, California. Although Berry became a permanent resident of Redlands, he also maintained his close ties with relatives in Maine and the ranch in Montana for the remainder of his life.
Another of Berry's lifelong concerns was his work in malacology. His scientific pursuits apparently began at an early age, as illustrated by letters from Berry dating from 1903 onward in the records of the Division of Mollusks in the Smithsonian Archives. Addressed to William Dall, then Honorary Curator of the Division, the earliest letters reveal a ready familiarity with Latin species names and a marked attention to accuracy in the identification of specimens. His repeated requests for the National Museum's publications indicate that he was already busily accumulating books and reprints for what was to become a substantial private research collection consisting of over forty thousand titles. Berry's first article, "Note on a New Variety of Cerithidea sacrata Gld., from San Diego, Cal.," was published in Nautilus in 1906. In that same year he entered Stanford University as an undergraduate majoring in zoology; he received his Bachelor's in 1909, his Master's from Harvard in 1910, and his Doctorate, again from Stanford, in 1913. The published version of his doctoral dissertation, Cephalopoda, is still considered the definitive study of Pacific cephalopods.
In January 1913 Berry began working at the Scripps Institution for Biological Research in La Jolla, California, having been recommended for employment to the Director of the Institution, William Emerson Ritter, by his advisor at Stanford, Charles Henry Gilbert. As Librarian and Research Assistant, Berry supervised and delegated work in the library and arranged for the acquisition of scientific papers and monographs to transform the collection into a significant research resource. Anxious to return to his scientific work and to spend more time in Redlands, he relinquished his library responsibilities in 1916 and instead worked for the Institution as a Non-Resident Research Zoologist. For the next two years Berry studied the Institution's cephalopod specimens and produced a series of reports partially funded by the Institution on the chitons of North America. Berry's position at the Scripps Institution, which came to an end in 1918, was the last professional post he held in an academic or research institution.
In spite of his independent status, Berry's scientific output over the next three-quarters of a century was impressive by any standard. In all, he established 401 names for mollusk taxa and published 209 articles, most of which were on chitons, cephalopods, and land snails. Many of Berry's articles first appeared in his own scientific journal, Leaflets in Malacology, which he began producing in 1946 to ensure the speedy publication of his scientific findings. He eventually issued 26 editions of Leaflets, the last appearing in 1969. A large number of his papers were also delivered at meetings of the numerous scientific organizations to which he belonged. In recognition of his considerable contributions to the field, Berry was elected the only Honorary Life President of the American Malacological Union, the only lifetime President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the only Honorary Member of the Cephalopod International Advisory Council. He additionally served as Research Associate of the Smithsonian Institution and as Life Fellow of the San Diego Society of Natural History.
Soon after completing college Berry also became involved in horticulture, apparently under the encouragement of Dr. Walter Kenrick Fisher, one of his former zoology professors at Stanford. Berry's horticultural work was an extension of his general interest in genetics and evolution. Although he chose to concentrate primarily on the hybridization of irises and daffodils, Berry also cultivated peonies, pansies, gladioli, and various fruit-bearing trees and plants. In an effort to develop or adapt varieties of flowers, plants, and trees compatible with the climate and conditions of California, he procured bulbs and plants from horticulturists throughout the United States as well as in New Zealand, Australia, the Middle East, China, India, and South Africa. He also supplied new and rare varieties to prominent horticulturists of his time, including William Mohr, Grace Sturtevant, the Sass Brothers, Jeannette Dean, and F. X. Schreiner, and published an unknown number of articles and reviews of gardening books. While Berry's horticultural business, established in the mid-1920s, was initially intended to support further efforts in hybridization, it eventually became a welcome source of income during the Depression. The abrupt cessation of his business correspondence in the late 1940s suggests that horticulture ceased to be a business at that time and once again became a hobby.
Although Berry had intermittently lived at the Winnecook Ranch for most of his early life, his business association with the Winnecook Ranch Company began in earnest in 1911, with the death of his father. In that year he was voted to the Board of Directors, and in 1917 he was elected President of the Company, an office he filled until his death in 1984. For most of his life he spent the summer of every year in Montana overseeing affairs at the ranch.
For more data about S. Stillman Berry's life, see Series 9, which consists of biographical articles, most of which were published shortly after his death, a bibliography of his works, a list of his zoological taxa, and some information regarding the founding and early history of Winnecook Ranch. As part of its Oral History Project, the Smithsonian Institution Archives also has transcripts and tapes from a series of interviews conducted with Berry in 1980 about his scientific work and colleagues.
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.
The Archives would like to thank Paul F. Allen, the executor of the Berry Estate for selecting the Smithsonian Institution Archives as home for the Berry papers; Phillip J. Livoni, a close associate of Drs. Allen and Berry, for his help in transferring the papers to the Archives; and, last but not least, Clyde F. E. Roper, National Museum of Natural History, for bringing us together with Dr. Allen.
This collection documents the different aspects of S. Stillman Berry's long, varied life, illustrating his experiences and work as a student at Harvard and Stanford Universities, as a malacologist, as an avocational and commercial horticulturist, and as an employee of the Scripps Institution for Biological Research. Berry's papers are also a primary source of information about his family life and many friendships. The collection is somewhat weak, however, in its coverage of Berry's involvement in the administration of the Winnecook Ranch.
The papers of S. Stillman Berry primarily consist of correspondence. Although the letters as a whole date from the 1880s to Berry's death in 1984, most of his family correspondence, which is comprised of letters written by Berry and his parents, is concentrated between 1900 and 1916, while the bulk of his scientific, horticultural, and personal correspondence is from 1920 to 1965. Also spread throughout the collection are financial records such as bills, receipts, and check stubs, certificates verifying the donation of specimens, import permits, manuscripts of articles and book reviews, and a small number of photographs. Of particular interest are series consisting of Berry's college and organizational records and memorabilia and of his diaries, which describe in minute detail his daily activities from 1911-1925 and 1931-1940.
Berry's family correspondence, personal correspondence, college and organizational records and memorabilia, and diaries are the main sources of information about his private life. Together they document Berry's childhood and adolescence; family relationships, particularly with his parents, other relatives in Unity, Maine, and cousins who lived in the Berry household in Redlands; friendships with classmates and professors at Stanford and Harvard Universities and with college students and acquaintances who visited him in Redlands or helped care for his house and garden; social activities; and political views. Two particularly well-documented events in Berry's life are his 1904-1905 excursion to Europe with his mother, which is described in Evelyn Crie Berry's almost daily letters to her husband and in Berry's diary of the trip, and the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, the subject of photographs, newspaper clippings, and family and personal correspondence. The most continuous records of Berry's domestic and social ties are his correspondence with Evelyn Crie Berry, which is especially voluminous during the years Berry attended college, and his five-year diaries. Unfortunately, both Berry's family correspondence and the diary entries cease in 1940, the year of Evelyn Crie Berry's death. Conversely, although Berry's personal correspondence extends from 1896 to 1984, copies of most outgoing and many incoming letters are not included in this collection.
Scientific correspondence and related materials constitute the primary record of Berry's activities as a malacologist, including the manner in which he acquired the materials for his research projects; his participation in scientific organizations; his interest in taxonomy and nomenclature; and his production and distribution of Leaflets in Malacology. His work for the Scripps Institution for Biological Research, as a Librarian and Research Assistant and as a Research Zoologist, is fully documented in a small, comprehensive series consisting primarily of correspondence, a large portion of which is with his supervisors, assistants, and other associates at the Institution. Berry's letters to his mother after 1909, the year he entered the Master's program in Zoology at Harvard, as well as his diary entries also occasionally refer to his scientific interests, work, and acquaintances.
Berry's scientific interest in hybridization and the origins and operation of his commercial nursery are documented by his horticultural correspondence and related materials. The diaries also indicate the bulbs and plants which he shipped and received, the customers who visited his garden, and his daily gardening chores. It should be noted, however, that there are no records in the collection explicitly relating to Berry's horticultural activities beyond the early 1950s.
As previously indicated, information regarding the Winnecook Ranch Company is generally fragmentary and scattered throughout the collection. The earliest years of the Ranch are described in Ralph Berry's correspondence, which frequently concerns the purchase of livestock, wool sales, ranch finances, and his business associates and employees at Winnecook. Stillman Berry's correspondence with Evelyn Crie Berry as well as his diary entries after his father's death in 1911 illustrate the beginning of his own involvement in the Ranch, including the steps which he and his mother took to gain a controlling interest in the Company. The only relatively cohesive group of documents about the Ranch from the 1940s to the 1970s are Berry's letters with officers of the Winnecook Ranch Company, particularly with Elwyn Dole and Thayer Stevens. Infrequent references are also made in the collection to the other business ventures of the Berry family, including Ralph Berry's investment in the Cuban-American Land Company, Evelyn Crie Berry's ownership of property in California, and Stillman Berry's leasing of Winnecook land to oil speculators.
The papers of S. Stillman Berry in the Smithsonian Institution Archives can be supplemented by records, specimens, monographs, reprints, and notes in other repositories and research institutions. All of Berry's malacological collections except for the cephalopod mollusks, including specimens, published manuscripts, photographs, and original drawings, were donated to the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, as were about 40,000 reprints on shelled mollusks from Berry's private library; his collection of cephalopod specimens were given to the National Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution. Berry's collection of horticultural books and reprints and the notes from his own hybridization experiments are now in the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; prepared specimens of California plants were presented to the herbarium at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. The correspondence of Berry's relatives in Unity, Maine, and documentation about the history and families of the town in general are housed with the Unity Historical Society, while Berry's genealogical library is with the University of Redlands. Finally, at some future date the Montana Historical Society in Helena, Montana, will receive custody of all records generated by the Winnecook Ranch Company since its incorporation in 1906, including minutes of board meetings, correspondence files, financial records, and maps.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7335, Berry, S. Stillman, (Samuel Stillman), 1887-1984, S. Stillman Berry Papers
Series 1Scientific Correspondence and Related Material, 1903-1984, and undated.
This series consists of correspondence and related materials documenting S. Stillman Berry's work as a malacologist. It is primarily concerned with Berry's efforts to acquire the malacological specimens and the scientific monographs, papers, and periodicals which he needed for his various research projects.
Other subjects that are highlighted in this series are Berry's interest in nomenclature and taxonomy; his publication of Leaflets in Malacology; his enduring friendships with other malacologists and scientists; his participation in scientific organizations and clubs; his donation of specimens and scientific literature to museums and other research institutions; and his inquiries into fields not exclusively related to malacology, including organic luminosity, octopus venum, beaver canals, archaeology, and environmental issues. Many of the incoming letters are also requests for the identification of individual specimens.
Berry's scientific correspondents included foreign and domestic malacologists; shell collectors and conchologists; staff and officials of museums, academic institutions, and research foundations; officers and members of professional organizations; editors of scientific journals; professional illustrators and photographers; book dealers and librarians; scientific and stationery supplies companies.
Photographs and manuscripts included in the correspondence and related materials have been indicated in the folder list.
Aa-Al, general. Correspondents include Charles Greeley Abbot, 1929, 1934, 1945; Donald Putnam Abbott, 1966-1969; Othenio Abel, 1920-1922 (incoming correspondence is in German); Charles Christopher Adams, 1923; Joyce Allan, 1946; A.H. Allen, 1916, regarding the publication of "Three New Helices from California" by the University of California Press; Evelyn Allwell, 1961.
Abbott, Clinton Gilbert, 1928-1931, 1933, 1937-1938, 1941, 1943-1946
Abbott, Robert Tucker, 1953, 1955, 1969-1970, 1973
Abrams, Le Roy, 1914, 1924-1925, 1939
Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1933, 1937-1938, 1947-1948, 1956, 1966
Adam, W., 1935-1936, 1939, 1945, 1951
Allen, Joel Asaph, 1915
Allen, John A., 1914-1916
Alliot, Hector, 1917-1918
Am-Au, general. Correspondents include M.E. Young, Editor of American Malacologists, 1973; American Society of Naturalists, Pacific Coast Branch, 1915; Gilbert Archey, 1916; Bessie H. Arnold, 1954, 1959; Association of American Conchologists, 1931.
American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1925, 1928, 1956. Concerns Berry's receipt of the Academy's Rumford Grant, which was to be used for the purchase of a microscope.
American Malacological Union, 1932-1933, 1950, 1952-1955, 1957-1960, 1964-1968, and undated
American Midland Naturalist, 1947-1949, 1954-1955
American Museum of Natural History, 1937, 1940
Anderson, Charles, 1923, 1925, 1928, 1930, 1940
Anderson, Rudolph Martin, 1918, 1920-1922, 1925
Arnold, Ralph, 1918-1919, 1922
Ashby, Edwin, 1919-1932, 1938. Includes specimen photographs as well as photographs of Ashby's botanical gardens in Blackwood, Australia. Also contains a copy of his "Characters of Taxonomic Value in the Order Polyplacophora."
Australian Department of Trade and Customs, 1918. Concerns expenses Berry incurred during his study of cephalopods collected by the Australian ship Endeavour.
Ba, general. Correspondents include David K. Baker, 1952, 1954; Wayne J. Baldwin, 1954-1955; Winston Banko, 1964; Thomas Barbour, 1928, 1934; Fred Barnett, 1950; A.F. Bassett Hull, 1924-1926.
Baily, Joshua Longstreth, Jr., 1926, 1930-1934, 1936-1937, 1941-1948, 1950-1951, 1953-1959, 1961, 1964-1966, 1970-1971. Incoming letter of 15 October 1937 informs Berry of his appointment to an AMU committee on nomenclature, a position Berry declined. Includes correspondence between Baily and the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature concerning the suppression of Thomas Martyn's The Universal Conchologist. (3 folders)
Baker, Frank Collins, 1908-1909, 1911-1913, 1915-1917, 1919-1920, 1922-1924, 1929, 1931-1935, 1939-1940
Baker, Fred, 1915, 1917-1918, 1922-1923, 1925, 1927-1929, 1934
Baker, Horace Burrington, 1925, 1928-1935, 1937, 1944-1945, 1947, 1950
Balch, Francis Noyes, 1910-1911, 1913, 1916-1917, 1919
Barber, Herbert Spencer, 1920-1922
Bartsch, Paul, 1910-1914, 1916-1917, 1919, 1922, 1926-1928, 1930, 1935, 1938-1941, 1944-1945, and undated. Includes vacancy announcement of 20 February 1930 for the position of Associate Curator of Mollusks at the Smithsonian Institution.
Bayer, Frederick Merkle, 1956, 1960, 1963, 1970, 1973. Letter of 7 November 1963 concerns the establishment of the Smithsonian Oceanographic Sorting Center, 1973.
Be, general. Correspondents include James W. Bee, 1949-1950; Elmer Gratiot Berry, 1934, 1937; Leonard C. Bessom, Jr., 1958-1959.
Becker, M.J., 1918-1919
Bell, Archibald Weir, 1921, 1927-1928, 1936, 1946, 1949, 1953
Benjamin, Marcus, 1909, 1917. Includes final proofs to the "Explanation of Plates" from Berry's "Chitons from the Northwest Pacific," published in 1917 in the Proceedings of the United States National Museum during Benjamin's tenure as Editor.
Bergeron, Eugene, 1964-1965
Bi-Bl, general. Correspondents include Anna M. Bidder, 1964; Frank Rattray Lillie, 1919, concerning publication of Berry's "Light Production in Cephalopods" in Biological Bulletin.
Bigelow, Henry Bryant, 1912, 1914-1915, 1920-1921
Biological Abstracts, 1926-1928, 1933-1934
Bo, general. Correspondents include Rolf Ling Bolin, 1939, 1941, 1946; Kelshaw Bonham, 1935, 1941; Mary Bormann, 1948, forwarding specimen photographs; Kenneth J. Boss, 1969, requesting Berry to consider bequeathing his malacological collection and library to Harvard University.
Boston Malacological Club, 1910-1911. Includes copy of the Club's Constitution and By-Laws.
Br, general. Correspondents include Marlon Brando, Sr., 1963; Twila L. Bratcher, 1964, 1968-1969; Viola S. Bristol, 1939-1940, 1944; British Museum, 1916, 1933, 1946, acknowledging Berry's donation of specimens; Stanley Truman Brooks, 1934; Barnum Brown, 1935.
Brunson, Royal Bruce, 1950-1951, 1954-1957
Bryan, Edwin Horace Jr., 1957-1958, 1973
Bryant, Harold Child, 1919, 1922, 1925-1926, 1941, 1947
Bu, general. Correspondents include Harvey Raymond Bullis, Jr., 1952, 1954; John Bayard Burch, 1962, 1970, regarding the founding of the Malacological Review; Thomas Burch, 1938, 1940.
Bullock, Theodore Holmes, 1948-1949, 1953, 1955
Burch, John Quincy, 1937-1938, 1940-1941, 1943-1944, 1946, 1948, 1950-1953, 1955-1956, 1958-1959, 1962-1964, 1968, and undated. Includes correspondence from Rose Burch (Mrs. John Q.). Letter of 2 July 1968 from Burch to Bruce Campbell expresses support for the continuation of the Pacific Division of AMU. (2 folders)
Bush, Katharine Jeannette, 1910, 1912-1913. Bush was an assistant of Wesley R. Coe, the Curator of the Peabody Museum at Yale University. Her correspondence concerns the Japanese cephalopods Berry borrowed from the Museum for inclusion in his doctoral thesis.
Button, Fred L., 1919-1920
Ca, general. Correspondents include Louis R. Caywood, 1934-1935.
California Department of Fish and Game (formerly the California Division of Fish and Game), 1921-1922, 1948, 1951, 1956, 1963. Includes correspondence with the California State Fisheries Laboratory.
California, University of, 1941, 1945, 1954
Cass, Charles L., 1917, 1921, 1923, 1926, 1929
Castle, William Ernest, 1909, 1911-1912
Cate, Crawford Neill, 1956-1957, 1959, 1961, 1968, 1973. Correspondence subsequent to 15 August 1959 was written by Jean M. Cate (Mrs. Crawford N.).
Ch-Cl, general. Correspondents include Carl Christensen, 1960, 1971; Ambassador Frances Willis, 1964, recommending Clark/Wilson Associates as a possible source of mollusk specimens from Ceylon.
Chace, Emery P., 1915-1945, 1947-1948, 1953-1965, 1967-1968, 1972-1973, and undated. Includes correspondence from Elsie M. Chace (Mrs. Emery P.); and a photograph of Emery Chace embarking on a collecting expedition. The Chaces' letters frequently refer to leading malacologists and scientists, including Allyn Smith, Waldo Schmitt, W.H. Dall, A.H. Pilsbry, James Ferriss, and Ida S. Oldroyd. Letter of 1944 contains excerpts from the correspondence of Nannie M. Mock Eshnauer, amateur conchologist and subject of a bibliography compiled by Chace. (5 folders)
Clapp, George Hubbard, 1909-1911, 1913-1920, 1922-1923
Clapp, William Frederick, 1911-1914, 1916-1921
Clark, Bruce Lawrence, 1917-1919, 1921
Clark, Effie M., 1944-1947
Clark, F.C., 1918-1919, 1921-1922
Clark, Frances Naomi, 1922, 1929, 1934-1935
Clemens, Wilbert Amie, 1933-1934, 1936-1937, 1940
Clench, William James, 1925, 1928-1929, 1931-1932, 1934, 1936, 1940-1942, 1947-1948, 1951, 1955-1956, 1978
Co-Cu, general. Correspondents include L.R. Cox, Treasurer of the Malacological Society of London, 1937, 1947, 1949; Ruth A. Craine, 1948, 1957, 1959.
Coan, Eugene Victor, 1961-1967, 1973
Coats, Ruth E., 1949-1950, 1952-1954
Cockerell, Theodore Dru Allson, 1918, 1921, 1938, 1945
Coe, Wesley Roswell, 1927, 1945, 1949, 1951
Cole, Frank Raymond, 1924-1925, 1974
Colton, Henry Sellers, 1929, 1935, 1944, 1946, 1958
Connolly, M., 1915-1916
Crozier, William John, 1919-1921, 1925
Cunningham, Margaret S., 1963-1965, 1968
Da-De, general. Correspondents include Anthony D'Attilio, 1951, 1970-1971.
Dahlgren, Ulric, 1914, 1916-1917
Dall, William Healey, 1903-1908, 1910-1912, 1914-1915, 1917-1918. Letters of 1918 pertain to the nomenclature of the family Turridae. (2 folders)
Daniels, Lorenzo E., 1915-1917
Degner, Eduard, 1926, 1948-1950
De Roy, Jacqueline, 1966-1969
Di-Du, general. Correspondents include Lee Raymond Dice, 1911, 1921, 1953; Roy Ernest Dickerson, 1917-1918; Bassett Digby, 1946-1947; Joseph Dixon, 1923-1924, 1926, regarding Berry's donation of a ring-tailed cat skin and an antelope skeleton to the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at the University of California; Gilman Arthur Drew, 1920; E. Newton Drier, 1936.
Drake, Robert J., 1947-1951, 1954-1955
Dranga, Ted, 1955-1957
Dupuis, P.E., 1918-1926
Dushane, Helen, 1961, 1964-1968, 1971, 1979
E, general. Correspondents include Robert Walpole Ellis, 1936-1937, 1945, requesting information about dinosaur gastroliths; Morton John Elrod, 1916.
Emanuel, Carl F., 1951, 1954
Emerson, William Keith, 1951, 1953-1956, 1959, 1968
Emery, Daniel Littlefield, 1914-1917
Etheridge, Richard, 1915-1918, 1920
Evermann, Barton Warren, 1916-1922, 1925. Evermann was the Director of the California Academy of Sciences. Much of his correspondence concerns Berry's papers on chitons published in the Academy's Proceedings.
Eyerdam, Walter J., 1931, 1937, 1939-1941, 1948-1951, 1953-1954, 1961
F, general. Correspondents include Howard Mitchell Feder, 1963, forwarding copy of Conrad Limbaugh's "Observations on Octopuses"; Gordon Fields, 1949, 1952; Theodore William Fisher, 1957, 1966.
Fackenthall, Nettie W., 1915-1916, 1918-1919
Fargo, William Gilbert, 1953-1955
Ferriss, James Henry, 1907, 1916-1918, 1920-1926. Mostly pertains to specimens Ferriss and Edwin Hand collected from Death Valley. Letter of 21 August 1926, written to Mrs. Ferriss after her husband's death, inquires about the final disposition of Ferriss's shell collection.
Field, Stanley, C., 1930-1932
Fisher, Albert Kenrick, 1921. Concerns damage to livestock at Winnecook caused by magpies and other predatory animals.
Fisher, Walter Kenrick, 1916, 1921-1923, 1928, 1939, 1943
Fitch, John Edgar, 1951-1966, 1969, 1971-1977, 1979-1980, and undated. Includes correspondence from Arline Fitch (Mrs. John E.). Letter of 5 December 1961 is from Fitch to Richard Symonds Croker of Marine Sources Operations, Terminal Island, requesting NSF funding for a systematic review of Californian cephalopods, to be undertaken by Berry. (2 folders)
Foster, B.O., 1919. Foster was Berry's Latin professor at Stanford. His correspondence presents his opinion regarding the proper nomenclature of the family Turridae, the subject of a long-running debate between William H. Dall and Berry. For more information on the subject, see Berry's correspondence with Dall, 1910-1918.
Fox, William Joseph, 1919, 1921-1922, 1925
Frisbey, Jeanne, 1954
Frizzell, Donald Leslie, 1935-1936, 1939-1941
Frye, Theodore Christian, 1918
G, general. Correspondents include Dan Gotshall, 1964, 1966; John Enos Graf, 1936-1938, 1940; Peter Gray, 1960, 1967, regarding entries written by Berry for the Reinhold Encyclopedia of Biological Sciences; Lela M. Griffith, 1954-1955.
Gates, Howard E., 1930-1931. Mostly concerns Gates's collecting expeditions in Mexico; includes correspondence between Gates, Berry, and several government agencies regarding prohibitions against shipping live specimens from Mexico to California.
Geret Conchyliologiste, 1906-1908. Incoming correspondence is in French.
Gifford, Delila Sara, 1913-1914
Gifford, Edward Winslow, 1935-1936, 1941, 1943
Golisch, William H., 1916-1922
Goodrich, Calvin, 1934-1935
Gorton, G.R., 1918-1919. Gorton, the Horticultural Commissioner of San Diego County, wrote to Berry for information about snails that were infesting areas of La Jolla.
Grant, Ulysses Sherman, IV, 1929, 1931, 1963
Grau, Gilbert, 1949, 1957-1959
Greene, Karl Wallace, 1957-1958
Gregg, Wendell Oliver, 1932, 1940, 1944-1945, 1947, 1952, 1972-1973
Grimpe, Georg, 1920, 1923, 1928, 1933, 1935. Incoming correspondence is in German.
Grinnell, Joseph, 1916, 1920-1924, 1926-1928, 1931, 1933, 1936-1937, 1939, 1941. Grinnell was the Director of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at the University of California. Most of his correspondence concerns mammal skeletons and skulls that Berry donated to the Museum.
Ha-He, general. Correspondents include Harold Hannibal, 1909; W.A. Haswell, 1916, 1918, 1922; Henry Hemphill, 1913; Leo George Hertlein, 1946, 1949, 1958, 1972, including copy of Hertlein's obituary forwarded to Berry by Allyn Smith.
Haas, Fritz, 1938-1939, 1944, 1947, 1967
Hale, Herbert M., 1931-1933. Hale was the Director of the Southern Australia Public Library, Museum, and Art Gallery. His correspondence concerns Berry's work with the Museum's cephalopod collection.
Hand, Edwin E., 1914-1916, 1920, 1922, 1926-1928, 1930-1931. Mostly pertains to specimens Hand and James Ferriss collected in Death Valley. Correspondence of 1926 to 1930 is concerned with the disposition of Ferris's shell collection after his death.
Haneda, Yata, 1954-1955, 1959-1960, 1963
Hanham, A.W., 1911-1913
Hanna, G. Dallas, 1917-1918, 1920, 1922-1930, 1936, 1940, 1942, 1947. Includes photograph of snail specimen.
Harris, Gilbert Dennison, 1940, 1947-1948
Harris, R. Hamlyn, 1912-1916. Harris was the Director of the Queensland Museum of Brisbane, Australia. His correspondence concerns Berry's work with cephalopods collected by the ship Endeavour and from the Australasian Antarctic Expedition led by Sir Douglas Mawson.
Harry, Harold William, 1943-1949, 1954, 1963, 1968. Letters of 1943-1946 describe his experiences in the United States Navy, including the specimens he collected while stationed in the Pacific.
Harvey, Edmund Newton, 1916, 1918-1919. Harvey, a biologist at Princeton, wrote to Berry for a list of luminous cephalopods for inclusion in his work on luminosity in animals.
Heath, Harold, 1915-1916, 1946
Hedgpeth, Joel Walker, 1950-1953. Mostly concerns his commission from Stanford Press to update Edward F. Rickett's Between Pacific Tides; outgoing letter of 25 January 1951 includes a list of errors Berry found in the original edition of the book; incoming letter of 14 April 1950 mentions problems Hedgpeth encountered as a result of John Steinbeck's appropriation of Rickett's correspondence files.
Hedley, Charles, 1909, 1913-1918, 1921-1923. Hedley worked for the Australian Museum of Sydney. His correspondence concerns Berry's work with specimens collected by the ship Endeavour and the Australasian Antarctic Expedition.
Henderson, John Brooks, 1914-1915, 1920
Henderson, Junius, 1908-1909, 1912-1913, 1915-1919, 1928, 1931, 1934-1935, 1938. Letters of December 1918 refer to the death of Lorenzo E. Daniels, Henderson's frequent colleague on collecting expeditions.
Henshaw, Samuel, 1916
Heppell, Janet M., 1968-1971
Herre, Albert William, 1921-1922, 1924-1926, 1929, 1931, 1933, 1945, 1950. Mostly concerns specimens he collected for Berry while in the Philippines. Outgoing letter of September 1945 contains list of lichen specimens Berry asked Herre to identify.
Hewatt, Willis Gilliland, 1941, 1945, 1947
Hi-Hu, general. Correspondents include Harold Hill, 1947, 1949, undated; Richard William Holm, 1952, announcing Berry's appointment as a Research Associate at the Museum of Natural History at Stanford; Faye B. Howard, 1957, 1959, including copy of outgoing letter with abstracts of three papers Berry delivered at the AMU meeting; Earl C. Huffman, 1937-1938.
Hill, Howard Rice, 1938, 1944-1945, 1949, 1952-1953, 1955, 1957, 1959-1961. Letters of 1960-1961 relate to Hill's duties as Chairman of the Pacific Division of the AMU.
Hilton, William Atwood, 1915-1918, 1928
Hirase, Shintaro, 1922-1923, 1925, 1928-1929, 1939. Letter of 10 June 1925 reports the death of his father, Yoichiro Hirase.
Hirase, Yoichiro, 1915, 1917, 1919. Letter of 19 June 1919 concerns the closing of his museum because of personal illness and the sale of his specimens to the Tokyo Imperial Museum and the Smithsonian Institution.
Hochberg, Frederick George, 1964, 1968, 1973-1975, 1980, and undated
Holder, Charles F., 1908, 1911-1913, 1915
Hoyle, William Evans, 1908-1910, 1912-1913
Hubbs, Carl Leavitt, 1915, 1922, 1944, 1947-1952, 1953-1963, 1965, 1971-1972, 1982. Includes correspondence with Laura Hubbs (Mrs. Carl L.) as well as between Hubbs and other malacologists, including Anna Bidder of Cambridge, Kenneth Orris Emery, and E. Hubert Rieben. Many of the letters concern a joint paper by Berry and Hubbs on the distribution of the genus cryptochiton. (2 folders)
Hubbs, Clark, 1948
Hunter, Elwood B., 1942, 1947-1948, 1954
I, general. Correspondents include Isao Ijima, 1912-1913, including outgoing letter acknowledging receipt of cephalopods for inclusion in Berry's doctoral thesis; V.S. Durre, of the Marine Biological Association of India, 1966; the Zoological Survey of India, 1917, 1920; William M. Ingram, 1940-1941, 1948; Masashi Ishikawa, 1926, 1939; Tamotsu Iwai, 1951-1953.
Ingles, Lloyd Glenn, 1928-1934, 1936-1940, 1943, 1947-1948, 1958
Iredale, Tom, 1912, 1915-1916, 1918
Ishikawa, C., 1913, 1928-1929
J, general. Correspondents include J. Wilfred Jackson, 1919, 1922, 1945; Richard Henry Jahns, 1969, requesting contributions for a curatorial endowment to maintain the malacological collection at Stanford after the retirement of Myra Keen; Glenn Lowell Jepsen, 1941-1942; Charlotte Johnson, 1958-1959; Richard Johnson, 1940-1941, 1957; David Tracy Jones, 1945, including outgoing letter in which Berry recalls the origins of his interest in shells; David Starr Jordan, 1912, 1924-1926.
Jacobs, Sylvia, 1946-1947, 1949, 1953. Letter of 8 November 1946 suggests several methods of lowering the production costs of Leaflets in Malacology.
Jaeger, Edmund, 1927-1928, 1930, 1932, 1937-1938, 1943-1946, 1955-1959, 1963, 1970, 1972, and undated. Includes correspondence between William Thorpe and Jaeger.
Johansen, Fritz, 1918-1922, 1924-1926. Johansen had been with the Canadian Arctic Expedition of 1913-1916. His correspondence mostly pertains to Berry's work with the cephalopod specimens collected during the Expedition.
Johnson, Charles W., 1910, 1914, 1916-1918, 1920, 1923-1925, 1930-1932, 1934. Johnson was the Curator of the Boston Society of Natural History and General Manager of the Nautilus. His correspondence mostly concerns articles appearing in the publication, including some written by Berry as well as by other scientists.
Joubin, Louis, 1910, 1918, 1921-1922, 1932-1933. Incoming correspondence is in French.
K, general. Correspondents include Eleanora A. Keene, 1942-1943; Josiah Keep, 1910; Remington Kellogg, 1953-1957, mostly acknowledging Berry's donation of specimens to the Smithsonian; Vernon Kellogg, 1920, 1924; Hatsume Kosakai, 1943.
Kanakoff, George P., 1941, 1948, 1951, 1954, 1956, 1959, 1973. Includes copy of Kanakoff's obituary, written by Edward C. Wilson.
Keen, A. Myra, 1939, 1942-1977, 1980, and undated. Keen's voluminous correspondence with Berry is in general filled with frank, insightful comments about their mutual acquaintances in the malacological field and her proteges at Stanford, including Robert Robertson, Harold Harry, Emery Chace, and Allyn Smith. Much of the correspondence also pertains to her work on and subsequent revisions of Seashells of Tropical West America: Marine Mollusks from Lower California to Colombia. Letters of July 1958 and August-December 1964 were written during her trips to Europe, the first to attend the International Zoological Congress and the second to visit specimen collections in Britain, Denmark, and Holland. A letter of 28 October 1975 includes her comments on Emperor Hirohito's visit to Stanford to view her shell collection. (4 folders)
Kendall, C.E.Y., 1918-1919, 1921-1923
Kennedy, George L., 1968-1969, 1974
Klauber, Laurence Monroe, 1931-1937, 1939-1940, 1945. Outgoing letter of 24 September 1936 refers to two Red Diamond rattlesnakes that Berry sent to Klauber, who worked for the Natural History Museum of San Diego.
Koerner, Harold Elton, 1942
Kofoid, Charles Atwood, 1915-1917, 1919
Kondo, Yoshio, 1944-1945, 1947, 1950
Kuroda, J.T., 1920-1922, 1925, 1946
L, general. Correspondents include Ira La Rivers, 1955-1956; Aurele La Rocque, 1947; Conrad Limbaugh, 1952-1953; Steven J. Long, 1968, 1972; Long Beach Shell Club, 1952; Los Angeles Museum, 1938, acknowledging Berry's donation of three dinosaur gastroliths; Richard Bernard Lyons, 1955, 1959-1960.
Lane, Frank W., 1953-1957. Includes a manuscript copy of the first chapter of Lane's book about cephalopods.
Leitz, Ernst (Leitz Inc.), 1914-1917, 1919-1920, and undated
Long, Mary Elizabeth, 1948-1949, 1954, 1960, 1974
Lord-Wood, E. Russell, 1916. Mostly concerns his illustrations for Berry's publications about Australian cephalopods.
Lowe, Herbert Nelson, 1917, 1919-1924, 1928-1930, 1932-1933
Ma-Mc, general. Correspondents include J.G. Malone, 1918-1919; Werner Marchand, 1915, 1917; Douglas Mawson, 1916, regarding the publication of Berry's report on cephalopods collected by the Australasian Antarctic Expedition; Malcolm McKenna, 1951.
MacFarland, Frank Mace, 1915, 1934, 1945, 1949, 1951-1952. Letters of 1952 written by Olive Hornbrook MacFarland (Mrs. Frank M.).
Mann, William M., 1911. Consists of two letters about his expedition to South America, one to the Zoological Club of Stanford and the other to Harold Heath.
Marshall, William Blanchard, 1928-1929
Massy, Anne L., 1912-1913, 1916-1918, 1921
Mattox, Norman Thomas, 1956-1957
Mazyck, William Gaillard, 1914-1915
McConnaughey, Bayard Harlow, 1940, 1946-1947, 1958
McCullock, Irene, 1934, 1936-1938, 1944, 1946, 1948, 1952
McDermott, Frank Alexander, 1911-1913, 1922. Mostly concerns luminous organs in cephalopods.
McGowan, John Arthur, 1952, 1954
McHugh, John Laurence, 1949, 1951, 1956. Includes copy of McHugh's "The World's Best Fishin' Hole."
McLean, James Hamilton, 1959-1966, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1976-1977, 1979, McLean was the Curator of Malacology at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Incoming letter of 23 June 1977 asks Berry to consider bequeathing his malacological collection and library to the Museum.
McMillin, Harvey Clay, 1926-1928, 1930, 1962, 1964-1966, and undated
Me-Mu, general. Correspondents include Giles Willis Mead, 1952; Maynard Mayo Metcalf, 1913, 1919; Lorus Johnson Milne, 1953, requesting information for his book Invertebrate Eyes and Light Perception; John L. Mohr, 1949-1950; Howard C. Monroe, 1960, 1962; Frederick Kuhne Morris, 1935, regarding dinosaur gastroliths; Michael Moseley, 1960, 1970-1971, and undated.
Mead, Albert Raymond, 1946, 1949-1952, 1955-1956, 1958, 1969. Outgoing letter of 2 March 1950 refers to Berry's acquisition of Fred Reed's malacological collection and library.
Milburn, Patrick, 1958-1960, 1966, 1983
Miller, Walter Bernard, 1953-1955, 1957, 1980
Morse, Edward Sylvester, 1917-1918, 1920-1921
Mortara, Silvia, 1916-1917, 1921-1922. Incoming letter of 1 September 1929 is in Italian.
Mortensen, Theodor, 1916-1921, 1939. Letters of 1916 to 1921 concern the ongoing debate between Mortensen and Berry regarding the role of the United States in post-World War I Europe.
Mueller, Oscar O., 1941-1942. Includes letters from Josie Mueller (Mrs. Oscar O.).
Myers, George Sprague, 1931, 1937-1940, 1950-1953, 1955, 1960-1961, 1963, 1982. Includes copy of letter to Vernon Brock of the Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, requesting funds to create drawings for eight of Berry's papers on cephalopods, which were unpublished because they lacked illustrations.
N, general. Correspondents include the New York Academy of Sciences, 1957; Olof D. Nylander, 1921.
Naef, Adolf, 1912, 1915-1916, 1920-1921. Incoming correspondence is in German.
National Science Foundation, 1963-1964, 1969-1970, and undated. Concerns funding which the Foundation provided for Berry's "Systematic and Taxonomic Review of Pacific Coast Cephalopods."
Nolan, Edward J., 1912-1913, 1915-1917. Mostly pertains to Berry's publications for the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, of which Nolan was the Recording Secretary and Librarian.
Noronha, Adolfo Cesar de, 1921-1923. Incoming correspondence is in French. Includes photograph of Funchal Harbor, Madeira, where Noronha and Adao d'Abreau Nunes captured the luminous specimen Abralia Veranyi, the subject of a 1926 article by Berry (see correspondence with Nunes).
Nunes, Adao d'Abreu, 1922, 1927, 1935-1936. Incoming correspondence is in French.
O, general. Correspondents include James E. Officer, 1955, requesting assistance with the identification of shell ornaments and jewelry found at the Hodges site, a pre-historic Indian ruin near Tucson; Larry C. Oglesby, 1972, pertaining to the effects of octopus bites; A.E. Ortmann, 1911, 1920.
Odhner, Nils Hj., 1922, 1939, 1946
Okada, Yo K., 1920, 1926-1927
Oldroyd, Ida Shepard, 1918-1919, 1921-1922, 1924, 1928, 1931, 1935
Oliver, W.R.B., 1913-1915, 1919-1923, 1931, 1939, 1945. Mostly concerns his specimens from the Kermadec Islands.
Orcutt, Charles Russell, 1913-1915, 1918-1923, 1926. Correspondence of June and July 1919 contains the opinions of Berry and Orcutt regarding W.H. Dall's publication about chitons.
Oyama, Katura, 1956-1957, 1960, 1965-1966. Includes specimen photographs.
P, general. Correspondents include Pacific Library Binding Co., 1916, 1918, 1920-1921; Earl Leroy Packard, 1918-1919, 1945, including list of errors Berry found in Packard's Molluscan Fauna of San Francisco Bay; Robert Hallett Parker, 1960-1961; R.T.M. Pescott, 1944-1945; John Phillips, 1965-1966; Marie Phisalix, 1918-1919; Michael Pilson, 1961-1962; A.W.B. Powell, 1925-1926, 1945; Ruth Purdy, 1964-1965.
Paine, John Howard, 1905, 1912, 1918-1921, 1926. Includes outgoing letter to Leona Paine (Mrs. John Howard). Berry's correspondence with Paine, a childhood friend and former classmate at Stanford, frequently refers to their mutual acquaintances from and memories of college. Many of the letters also concern the specimen photographs Berry commissioned from Paine.
Palmer, Katherine Van Winkle, 1940-1941, 1945-1946, 1950, 1953-1954, 1956, 1959, 1961, 1963, 1965-1966
Philippine Bureau of Science, 1925, 1928-1929, 1931-1933
Pickford, Grace Evelyn, 1934, 1936, 1939-1941, 1944, 1947, 1962, 1965
Pilsbry, Henry Augustus, 1908, 1910-1913, 1915-1920, 1921-1923, 1925, 1927-1934, 1936-1940, and undated. Much of his correspondence concerns articles Berry and other scientists wrote for the Nautilus during Pilsbry's tenure as Editor. Outgoing letter of 3 February 1940 contains Berry's critique of Pilsbry's Land Mollusks of North America; incoming letter of 13 February 1940 is Pilsbry's rebuttal. (2 folders)
Poorman, Leroy and Forrest, 1966-1977, 1979-1983
Price, George C., 1909, 1913, 1946. In letter of 7 November 1946, Price, who had been Berry's Zoology professor at Stanford, discusses Berry's former college acquaintances.
R, general. Correspondents include Don Rasmussen, 1960-1961, 1972; Ernst S. Reese, 1960-1961; John Bernard Reeside, 1950, 1954; Willis Horton Rich, 1927, 1942, 1950; S. Dillon Ripley, 1950-1951, 1969, 1972, 1980, including letters announcing Barry's appointment as a Research Associate at the Smithsonian Institution for 1969-1974 and 1980-1982.
Ravenel, William de C., 1909, 1911, 1913, 1921, 1928
Reed, Paul H., 1944-1946. Mostly concerns Berry's article, "Chitons, their Collection and Preservation," published in Mollusca during Reed's tenure as Editor.
Rees, W.J., 1946-1949
Rehder, Harald, 1932, 1940, 1946-1948, 1952-1956, 1966-1967, 1972, 1974-1978
Rehder, Harald, c. 1970. Includes photographs of Berry and Rehder during Berry's visit to the Department of Invertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural History. (Accession 11-185)
Ricketts, Edward F., 1940-1941, 1945-1949. Letter of 17 September 1949, written by Alice Ricketts (Mrs. Edward F.) after her husband's death, informs Berry of the final disposition of Rickett's collection, including the appropriation of his notes to the Outer Shores by John Steinbeck. Outgoing letter of 28 March 1941 contains Berry's list of corrections for the first edition of Between Pacific Tides. Includes outgoing letter of 25 May 1948 to John Steinbeck acknowledging the receipt of autographed copies of Between Pacific Tides and Sea of Cortez.
Ritter, William Emerson, 1910, 1915, 1918, 1922-1924
Rixford, Emmet, 1920-1921, 1925, 1928, 1931
Robertson, Robert, 1953-1957, 1960-1961, 1964
Robson, G.C., 1914-1916, 1919-1921, 1924-1929, 1931, 1933-1934
Roper, Clyde Forrest Eugene, 1966, 1968-1969, 1973-1977, 1980, 1982-1984. Correspondence from 1976 concerns Roper's trips to Australia and the Far East.
Roscoe, Ernest Jack, 1947-1948, 1953, 1955
Roth, Barry, 1961, 1972, 1975, 1977-1979. Letter of January 1977 concerns the death of Allyn Smith.
Russell, Loris Shano, 1934-1935, 1937, 1957
Sa-Sn, general. Correspondents include Morris Schick, 1950; Mary Sefton, 1965; Don Shasky, 1958, 1962; Albert Silberling, 1935, 1941, including account of archaeological discoveries from the Searritt Quarry, Montana; A.C. Smith, 1960-1961, acknowledging Berry's donation of specimens to the Smithsonian; Edgar A. Smith, 1909, 1915-1916; Lee Anderson Smith, 1961; Robert J. Smith, 1959-1960, 1964.
Sasaki, Madoka, 1915-1918, 1920-1922, 1924-1925, 1927
Schenck, Hubert Gregory, 1941-1943, 1946-1947, 1949. Includes photographs of specimens from La Jolla, California. Much of the correspondence before 1943 concerns fossils Berry acquired during an expedition to Hilltop Quarry, California, including a preliminary list of species collected.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography (formerly Scripps Institution of Biological Research), general, 1922, 1939. Mostly concerns the return of microscope and equipment which Berry borrowed from the Institution while employed as a Research Assistant and Zoologist. For letters Berry generated as an employee of Scripps, see Series 2.
Searl, Clyde C., 1925, 1928-1929
Shapovalov, Leo, 1931-1938, 1940-1945, 1952, 1954-1955. Concerns articles Berry published in California Fish and Game during Shapovalov's tenure as Editor.
Shimek, Bohumil, 1916, 1933
Showers, Lloyd I., 1958
Shy, Laura B., 1967, 1969, 1971, 1976, 1980
Simms, Stephen Chapman, 1930-1931. Simms was the Director of the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago. His correspondence with Berry concerns Berry's work with cephalopods collected by the Cornelius Crane Pacific Expedition for the Museum.
Simpson, Charles Torrey, 1919, 1921
Smith, Allyn Goodwin, 1914-1923, 1926-1927, 1929-1934, 1937-1940, 1942, 1944-1960, 1962, 1964-1965, 1967-1968, 1972-1973, 1976, and undated. Smith's correspondence contains observations about prominent malacologists and other scientists, including Paul Bartsch, W.H. Dall, Emery Chace, and Henry Augustus Pilsbry. Many of Smith's letters also pertain to his official duties at the California Academy of Sciences, where he held various administrative positions from 1937 until his death; letter of 9 January 1972 refers to the transfer of specimens from Stanford University to the Academy; letter of 15 December 1967 contains an inventory of the Academy's specimens. Includes copies of Smith's "A New Variety of Polygyra Loricata (Gould) from Northern California" and "Monadenia hillebrandi mariposa: New subspecies." (5 folders)
Smithsonian Institution, 1923, 1964. Letters of 1923 concern Berry's article "Observations on a Montana Beaver Canal," published in the Journal of Mammalogy; correspondence from 1964 includes report of a conference held by the Smithsonian Oceanographic Sorting Center.
So-Sy, general. Correspondents include Andrew Sorenson, 1941-1942, 1944, 1946-1947; Gale Sphon, 1960, 1964, 1966-1967; Steve A. Spurling, 1957-1959, 1961; Charles Wardell Stiles, 1917; Margaret Storey, 1948-1950, 1959.
Solem, Alan, 1952, 1954, 1957, 1959, 1967, 1971, 1973
Stanford University, 1922, 1925-1926, 1940-1941, 1949, 1965. Mostly concerns Berry's donation of specimens and books to the University.
Stearns, Robert Edwards Carter, 1908-1909
Steere, Laura Woodhead, 1931, 1945, 1978. Includes letter to Jim H. Steere (son of Laura). Most of the correspondence pertains to Steere's illustrations for Berry's articles about cephalopods.
Stephens, Kate, 1908-1909, 1915, 1918, 1928-1929. Mostly concerns Berry's work on Stephens's chiton specimens from Alaska and Point Loma, California. Includes letters from Frank Stephens (husband of Kate).
Sterki, Victor, 1907-1909. 1913, 1916, 1919-1920, 1922, 1928-1929, 1932-1933. Letter of 25 February 1933, written by Walter V. Sterki (son of Victor) after his father's death, reports that Sterki's collection had been donated to the Carnegie Museum of Pittsburgh.
Stiles, Everett C., 1961-1963, 1965-1968
Storer, Tracy Irwin, 1925-1926, 1941, 1971
Strong, Archibald McClure, 1921-1929, 1935, 1937-1938, 1944, 1950
Swan, Emery Frederick, 1949-1951
T, general. Correspondents include Taylor & Francis Printers & Publishers, 1920, 1925, 1927, 1930, concerning Berry's publications for the Annals and Magazine of Natural History; Lillian Dyer Thompson, 1917-1918; Carlos de la Torre, 1919; Gordon H. Tucker, 1951, regarding cephalopods he trawled from San Diego Trough; Joseph Burr Tyrrell, 1918, describing the type locality of the Helix limitaris he found during John William Dawson's 1883 expedition to the Canadian Rockies.
Taki, Isao, 1931, 1955
Taki, Iwao, 1929, 1935, 1946, 1948-1950, 1959, 1962, 1973. Letter of 26 December 1948 tells of the destruction of his specimen collection and that of his brother, Isao Taki, during World War II.
Talmadge, Robert Raymond, 1946, 1948-1949, 1952-1958, 1960-1962, 1964, 1967. Much of Talmadge's correspondence concerns his work with Haliotidae. Letter of 12 February 1960 describes the house fire that destroyed his entire specimen collection and library.
Taylor, Dwight Willard, 1948-1950, 1952-1955, 1957, 1959-1962, 1966, and undated
Taylor, George W., 1908-1909
Taylor, Walter Penn, 1912-1913, 1916, and undated
Test, Avery R., 1945-1947
Thompson, William Francis, 1912, 1914-1915, 1919, 1922, 1933
Thorpe, William H., 1930, 1934, 1937, 1939, 1944, 1946, 1950-1951, 1953-1958, 1961, 1963, 1965-1968, 1970-1972, 1974. Includes letter of 27 September 1944 from Thorpe to Edmund Jaeger.
Thorson, Gunnar, 1949, 1955-1956, 1960-1962, 1971
Tomlin, J.R. le Brockton, 1925-1926, 1945-1949, 1955. Outgoing letter of 9 May 1955, written to Eleanor M. Tomlin (Mrs. J.R. le B.) after her husband's death, inquires about the final disposition of Tomlin's copy of Augustus Addison Gould's Mollusks of the U.S. Exploring Expedition.
Townsend, Lawrence D., 1935-1938, 1940
Tremper, Robert Haines, 1908-1913, 1918, 1920, 1923
Turner, Ruth Dixon, 1952-1953, 1956, 1966
Turver, Harry R., 1950-1951, 1954
United States Bureau of Fisheries, 1909-1920. Mostly concerns Berry's work with specimens collected by the Albatross and Bache.
V, general. Correspondents include Harold Ernest Vokes, 1937, 1945.
Vanatta, Edward G., 1915-1918
Van der Schalie, Henry, 1938-1940, 1942, 1944-1945, 1947-1949, 1957, 1964, and undated. Van der Schalie's letters frequently refer to other malacologists and scientists, including Dwight Taylor, Royal Brunson, Harold Harry, Albert C. Silberling, Elmer Berry, Aurele La Rocque, and Douglas Wilson Johnson. Much of his correspondence also concerns his work as Professor and Curator at the Museum of Zoology of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Veatch, Charles, 1921-1923, 1925.
Verrill, Addison Emery, 1908, 1913
Voss, Gilbert Lincoln, 1949-1951, 1953, 1960-1962, 1965, 1973, and undated. Contains completed grant application to the NSF for Voss's research on "Finned Octopods and their Allies: Anatomy and Higher Systematics."
Wa-We, general. Correspondents include Edward Royal Warren, 1923, 1934, concerning articles both Berry and Warren wrote about the beaver; Charles Edwin Weaver, 1949-1950; Walter F. Webb, 1909, 1930-1931, 1933-1934, consisting mostly of Webb's periodical newsletters about shells; Ned E. Webster, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1963-1964, 1966, 1975, whose letters include photographs of a boat he was building; Western Society of Malacologists, 1967-1968, 1973.
Waite, Edgar R., 1916, 1919-1922, 1928. Waite was the General Director of the South Australian Public Library, Museum, and Art Gallery. His correspondence concerns Berry's work with the cephalopods from South Australia in the Museum's collection.
Walker, Bryant, 1908-1910, 1916, 1918-1925, 1927, 1929
Warthin, Aldred Scott, 1920, 1922-1925, and undated. Includes correspondence from Katharine A. Warthin (Mrs.Aldred S.).
Warthin, Scott, 1922-1923, 1931, 1967, 1978, and undated. Many of his letters are about the excavation of dinosaur remains at Winnecook Ranch (see also the correspondence with his father, Aldred Warthin.
Waste, Robert J., 1938, 1940
Wetmore, Alexander, 1929, 1935, 1937, 1939, 1941, 1945. Mostly pertains to Wetmore's duties as Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian.
Weymouth, Frank W., 1921, 1925, 1930. Many of his letters describe his work with the genus Siliqua, which was undertaken with the assistance of Harvey C. McMillin.
Weyrauch, Wolfgang, 1956-1957, 1959, 1961-1962. Incoming correspondence is in German.
Wh-Wy, general. Correspondents include Wheldon & Wesley Ltd., 1948, 1958, 1960-1961, 1969, 1972-1973, 1976; Who's Who Among North American Authors, 1954; Who's Who in the West, 1961-1962; Ernest N. Wilcox, 1943-1944, 1948.
Wiggins, Ira Loren, 1947-1948, 1950, 1958, 1961. Letters of 1950 concern the abolishment of Stanford's status as a game preserve.
Willett, George, 1915-1922, 1924, 1926, 1929-1930, 1939-1940, 1943, 1945-1946. Correspondence subsequent to Willett's death in August 1945 is with Ora A. Willett (Mrs. George) and concerns the final disposition of Willett's shell collection.
Williams, Woodbridge, 1936-1951, 1952, 1954-1956, 1965-1966, 1969. Includes photograph of Berry and Williams at the Smithsonian, 1965. (2 folders)
Wilson, Edna R., 1932-1935, 1947
Winckworth, R., 1931, 1934-1936, 1943-1946, 1948. Much of the correspondence before 1936 pertains to articles Berry wrote for the Proceedings of the Malacological Society of London during Winckworth's tenure as Editor.
Winslow, Mina L., 1919-1923, 1925, 1927
Woodford, Robert W., 1952-1953, 1960-1961. Most of his letters describe his experiences as an Air Force officer stationed in Japan, including the specimens he collected for Berry and his encounters with Yata Haneda and other prominent Japanese malacologists.
Yen, Teng-Chien, 1949-1950, 1952. Includes letter of protest to and subsequent responses from the Smithsonian Institution and the U.S. Geological Survey regarding Yen's publication on water mollusks from the Kootenai formation in Montana, which Berry claimed incorporated specimens he had intended to include in a similar study.
Young, Richard E., 1964-1965
Z, general. Correspondents include Louis Zermatten, 1965, including photographs of fish specimens; James Zetek, 1918-1920, 1939.
Unidentified. Includes manuscript copy of "On the History and Status of Lora Gistel."
Bills and international money order receipts for periodicals, scientific papers, and rare books Berry purchased from secondhand book dealers, 1908-1920, 1943-1950, 1962, 1965-1968, 1971-1972, 1974, 1976-1979.
Correspondence and materials concerning Leaflets in Malacology, 1946-1953, 1954-1965, 1969-1975, 1977, and undated. Includes incoming requests for subscriptions and back issues; stubs from checks for subscriptions; invoices from Citrograph Printing Company for the cost of publication; invoice to and response from Bruce W. Halstead, 1954, for half of publishing expenses of "Octopus Bites--A Second Report," a paper by Halstead and Berry which appeared in the Leaflets; mailing lists and subscribers' change-of-address cards. (2 folders)
Microfiche of Leaflets in Malacology, vol. 1, no. 1-26, 1946-1969. (Accession 11-185)
Materials concerning reprints. Includes incoming requests for reprints of Berry's articles; lists of reprinted articles and duplicates of scientific papers Berry sent to and requested from other malacologists and scientists; change-of-address cards; inventory cards documenting number of his own separates still available for distribution.
Research notes. Includes lists of specimens Berry needed for his research and requested from other malacologists and collectors; notes about possible areas for research; "Inventory of lots of Heterodonax spp. in Stanford University Collection"; "Catalogue list of chiton specimens collected in the San Juan Island are in the summer of 1949."
Manuscripts. Includes proofs, supporting articles and bibliographies for Berry's "Two Noteworthy Auroras"; copy of his review, "Simpson's Book on Lower Florida"; and proofs and photographs from "Magpies versus Livestock: An Unfortunate New Chapter in Avian Depradations."
Newspaper Clippings, 1912, 1939, 1941, 1956, and undated. Mostly concerns archaeological excavations near Winnecook Ranch (Text of undated article by Othenio Abel is in German).
Book plate notes. (Accession 11-185)
Series 2Scripps Institution for Biological Research Correspondence and Related Materials, 1913-1919, and undated.
This series documents Berry's employment as Librarian and Research Assistant from 1913-1916 and as Research Zoologist from 1916-1918 at the Scripps Institution for Biological Research.
Much of the correspondence consists of outgoing letters to scientific organizations, libraries, universities, research institutions, and individual scientists requesting donations of their publications for the Institution's library. The remaining correspondence is with Berry's associates at the Institution. This portion of the letters concerns progress made in the library during Berry's absence; the terms of Berry's employment, particularly changes in his job title and salary; his own research projects utilizing malacological specimens from the Institution; and equipment purchased by the Institution to aid Berry's scientific research.
A-W, general. Correspondents include Christine Elizabeth Essenberg, 1917; Charles W. Johnson, 1913-1914; Charles Atwood Kofoid, 1914; C.J. Marvin, 1914; Frank Ernest Aloysius Thone, 1917.
California, University of, 1913-1918. Mostly concerns the terms of Berry's employment.
Crandall, Wesley Clarence, 1913-1919. Mostly concerns the payment of Berry's salary and expenses.
Falk, H.O., 1914-1916
Ritter, William Emerson, 1912-1919. Includes correspondence from Mary B. Ritter (Mrs. William Emerson). Outgoing letters of 1916-1918 document the progress of Berry's research on West American chitons, the subject of a series of papers published in the Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, and on a group of cephalopods which scientists from Scripps collected from tuna stomachs.
Van Duzee, Edward Payson, 1913-1914.
Related materials, 1913-1914. Includes Berry's expense accounts from his tenure as Librarian and Research Assistant, 1913-1914; list of the Institution's publications; list of works ordered from secondhand book venders, May 1914; form letters sent to scientific institutions soliciting donations of their publications to the library at Scripps, 1913 and undated.
Series 3Horticultural Correspondence and Related Materials, 1914-1956, and undated.
This series consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence and related materials concerning Berry's work as a horticulturist. In particular, it documents the development of Berry's horticultural interests from a purely scientific pursuit to a business concern.
Berry's earliest letters, from approximately 1914 to the early 1920s, tend to concentrate on his experiments in hybridization as well as his efforts to adapt foreign, rare, and new varieties to the climate and conditions of Southern California. Correspondence from the mid-1920s onward increasingly includes incoming orders for plants, seeds, and bulbs, requests from customers for catalogues, which Berry began publishing in 1946, and outgoing financial statements. Berry also frequently wrote to his customers about the care of specific varieties and the control of pests and diseases. Although his correspondence is generally concerned with the cultivation of irises and daffodils, it also reflects Berry's interest in gladioli, rock and mountain plants, peonies, assorted herbs, pansies, and fruit-bearing trees and plants, including avocados, oranges, dates, macadamians and pecans, and Chinese jujubes.
Berry's horticultural correspondents included domestic and foreign horticulturists and botanists; nurseries and landscape architects; amateur gardeners, many of whom were his friends and neighbors; government regulatory agencies, particularly those concerned with the importation and quarantine of plants and bulbs; horticultural organizations and publications; and stationery and nursery supplies companies.
If a correspondent was associated with a commercial nursery, the name of the nursery has been noted in the folder list after the name of the correspondent. The small number of photographs and manuscripts included in this series are also noted.
Adams, Charles Gibbs, 1929-1936
Ainsley, Gordon, 1929-1931, 1933-1935
Aldredge, George N., 1937, 1939, 1946, and undated
Allum, James F., 1938-1941
American Iris Society, 1920-1922, 1924-1926, 1928-1929, 1931-1934, 1937-1939, 1941, 1944. Consists mostly of general policy statements and guidelines for judging iris varieties entered in the Society's awards shows and symposiums.
Andrews, D.M., 1924-1925, 1929-1932
Armstrong Nurseries, 1919-1920, 1923, 1925-1926, 1930, 1934, 1941, 1943, 1947
Arnold, Frank R., 1936-1937, 1941, 1943, and undated
Austin, Lloyd, 1945-1946
Auten, Benjamin C., Oronogo Flower Gardens, 1924-1925, 1934, 1940
Auten, Edward, Jr., Auten Brothers, 1924-1925
Ayres, Wylie McL., 1926, 1930-1931
B-Ba, general. Correspondents include Ernst Brown Babcock, 1934; G.P. Baker, 1926; Hardie Baugh, 1925-1926.
Barr & Sons, 1922-1926. Correspondence of 1925-1926 concerns Berry's dispute with Barr & Sons over the terms of their bulb exchange.
Barron, Leonard, 1921-1926. Mostly concerns Berry's articles and advertisements published in Garden Magazine & Home Builder during Barron's tenure as editor. Correspondence of September-October 1922 pertains to the pronunciation of "gladiolus."
Bashford, Katherine, 1926, 1929-1933, 1935
Battey, Paul L., Northbrook Gardens, 1929-1931. Correspondence of March 1930 concerns Berry's display of California irises at the Chicago Flower Show.
Bauer, Arthur B., 1921-1924
Bea-Bet, general. Correspondents include Eugene Beaudry, 1930-1931; Mary McD. Beirne, 1929, 1933; O.W. Berger, 1925.
Bell, Archibald Weir, 1936-1940. Incoming letter of 16 October 1937 is in German.
Benners, Eleanor Davidson, 1931, 1936-1939, 1941-1943, and undated
Benz, Doris L., Fellows Farm, 1941-1942, 1945, 1947
Best, Raymond, 1943-1944
Beston, Henry, 1935-1936, 1948, and undated. Includes photograph of Beston's farm in Maine. Incoming letter postmarked 18 June 1936 describes Beston's visit to the Mayan ruins.
Bi-Br, general. Correspondents include Blackmore & Langdon, 1925; Anita D.S. Blake, 1931-1932; Louisa Bruckman, 1937-1938, 1940.
Blake, Sherman T., 1915-1921. Blake's correspondence concerns his position as the American agent for the English seed company Sutton & Sons.
Bonnewitz, Lee R., Van Wert Wholesale Peony and Iris Gardens, 1921-1926. Includes newsletters issued under the name of the Nursery.
Bowers, Arno H., 1943-1944, 1946. Much of his correspondence concerns his work as the Associate Chairman of the American Amaryllis Society.
Bridwell, W.A., 1924-1926
Brown, H.A., Lyndale Gardens, 1932-1934
Buc-Bur, general. Correspondents include Samuel Burchfield, 1922, 1926, 1930; Elizabeth Burke, 1921, undated.
Buechly, E.M., 1921-1922, 1924
Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine (formerly Plant Quarantine & Control Administration), 1929-1941, 1946, 1949. Consists of leaflets about quarantine regulations on imported plants; and notices of the expiration of quarantines on specific orders Berry received from overseas dealers. For import permits issued to Berry before 1926, see the correspondence of the Federal Horticultural Board; for permits issued after 1926, see the correspondence of individual exporters.
Bureau of Plant Industry, 1914-1926, 1935, 1939-1940. Mostly concerns plants Berry ordered from the Bureau's Plant Introduction Garden at Chico, California; includes Berry's reports regarding the suitability of individual plant specimens for cultivation in California.
Bush, Sally, 1934-1937
C-Ca, general. Correspondents include California Botanic Gardens, 1929; Ethel Calkins, 1936; R.F. Calvert, 1935, 1938; Douglas Houghton Campbell, 1920, undated; W.E. Castle, 1922, 1924.
California Department of Agriculture, 1929, 1934, 1937-1938, 1942, 1944-1945, 1947. Mostly concerns regulations for shipping nursery stock and for operating a commercial nursery in the state of California. Includes Berry's nursery permits for 1925, 1926, 1936-1937, 1937-1938; and pamphlet entitled "California Laws Affecting Nurserymen."
California Garden, 1924-1926, 1930-1931, 1933-1934. Mostly pertains to book reviews Berry wrote for the publication.
California Roses, Inc., 1943-1945
California State Board of Equalization, 1933, 1937. Includes Berry's business permit, dated 5 October 1933.
Campbell, Frank W., 1921-1926
Case, Marion Roby, Hillcrest Gardens, 1924-1926, 1930
Cayeux et Le Clerc, 1924-1926, 1929-1932. Some incoming correspondence is in French.
Ce-Cl, general. Correspondents include Florence N. Clark, Rocky Knoll Gardens, 1937, 1939, 1944-1945; Frances E. Cleveland, Sunnybrook Iris Garden, 1921, 1937, 1938. Folder also includes copy of Berry's "Stray Thoughts on what to Plant with Irises," sent to Rosamond Clarke for publication in Golden Gardens.
Chase, H.F., Fernlea, 1921
Chrystal, Andrew, 1926, 1932. Chrystal's letters provide the names and addresses of the foremost daffodil enthusiasts in New Zealand, including D.V. West, Heaton Rhodes, and Robert Gibson.
Clabaugh, Louis K., 1925-1926, and undated
Clark, Alister, 1943-1946
Co-Cu, general. Correspondents include Jessie S. Colton, 1929, 1931, undated; Ira Judson Condit, 1942, undated; Clarence P. Connell, 1922-1923; Charles Montague Cooke, Jr., 1932-1933.
Cohee, Alice Dale, 1943-1947
Conway, Henry N., 1929-1933
Cook, Paul H., Longfield Iris Farm, 1922-1923, 1925-1926. Mostly concerns irises Cook hybridized in cooperation with E.B. Williamson; includes Berry's report on the adaptability of Cook's varieties to a Pacific climate.
Cooley, Rholin M., 1926, 1929, 1932, 1936.
Coolidge Rare Plant Gardens, 1914-1915, 1918-1919, 1930-1933. Mostly concerns avocados and other fruit-bearing plants and trees which Berry acquired from the Gardens.
Cooper, Madison, 1920-1926. Concerns articles, editorials, and advertisements Berry submitted to Cooper's publication, The Flower Grower. Includes copies of Berry's "Redlands Horticultural & Improvement Association Spring Flower Show," "Blue Bells of Scotland," and "A Review of Gardening in California, by Sydney B. Mitchell."
Cr-Cu, general. Correspondents include J.W. Crow, Ltd., 1929; Halbert Cunningham, 1944-1945.
Craig, Thomas, 1929, 1941-1945, and undated
Cunningham, James E., 1924, 1930, 1945-1946
Dalrymple, G.H., The Nurseries, 1924-1925
Danenhauer, H. Lee, Treasure Oak Nurseries, 1922-1923
De-Do, general. Correspondents include Donard Nursery, 1926, 1929; Ada L. Donovan, 1937-1938, 1940-1942; M.E. Douglas, 1932, 1938.
Dean, Jeannett, Dean Iris Gardens, 1915-1918, 1920-1924
De Forest, Elizabeth Kellam, 1929, 1933, 1937-1939, 1941, 1943, 1947
De Graaf Brothers Ltd., 1929-1930
Dole, Herbert, 1930-1932, 1934, 1941-1942
Dorris, Claude V., 1942-1946, and undated
Dr-Dy, general. Correspondents include Sherman R. Duffy, 1930, forwarding Berry his review of J. Marion Shull's Rainbow Fragments; Dulau & Co., Ltd., 1935, 1937, 1939; Ada Dunbabin, 1932-1935, undated.
Du Pont, Henry Francis, 1924, 1933, 1939
Dykes, E. Katherine, 1920, 1929-1932
Dykes, W.R., 1916, 1919-1920, 1923-1925, 1929
E, general. Correspondents include Lillian Egleston, 1934-1935, 1937-1938.
Eddy, J.G., Eddy Garden Service, 1929-1932
Edlmann, Violet, Glen Road Iris Gardens, 1923-1926, 1929-1930, and undated. Edlmann's correspondence frequently refers to Grace Sturtevant, her employer at Glen Road Iris Gardens.
Edwards, Lucia Fox, 1930-1932, 1937, and undated
Egelberg, Leo J., 1931
Ehrle, George L., 1923-1925, and undated
Eisenhart, E.J., 1924-1925
Elliott, William, 1925-1926, 1931-1933
Ellis Test Gardens, Merton G., 1922-1926, 1930, 1932-1933, and undated. Includes correspondence from Laura Breck Ellis (Mrs. Merton G.P.), mostly concerning her work with the cultivation of pansies.
Emigholz, J.F., Kenwood Iris Gardens, 1923-1927, 1932, and undated
Fac-Far, general. Correspondents include Fancher Creek Nurseries, 1915, 1920; R. & J. Farquhar Co., 1922-1923.
Federal Horticultural Board, 1919, 1921-1927, and undated. Mostly consists of import permits for merchandise Berry purchased from foreign horticulturists. For permits issued after 1926, see correspondence of individual exporters. (2 folders)
Fell, Hubert L., West & Fell, 1929, 1931-1937, 1939, 1942-1946
Fisher, Walter Kenrick, 1915-1917, 1919, 1922, 1930-1931
Florists' Review, 1926, 1930-1932. Includes proofs of Berry's business advertisements published in the Review.
Floyd, Fred G., 1930-1933, undated
Fo-Fu, general. Correspondents include Willis E. Fryer, 1921, 1924.
Fontaine, Louis A., 1939-1941
Foster, Esther Perley, 1922-1923
Foster, Lela W., 1941. Concerns plants Berry sent to the "Gardens of the Americas" flower show, which celebrated Dallas's centennial. Includes correspondence from Richard B. Myrick, Berry's cousin who worked for the show.
Garnett, Ethel M., 1933-1934, and undated
Ge-Go, general. Correspondents include Germain's Seed & Plant Co., 1931, 1946; Natalia Clemente Catalano Gonzaga, 1930; F.A. Goodrich, Indian Spring & Bulb Farm, 1923-1924.
George, Van V., 1923-1925, 1929, 1934
Gersdorff, Charles E.F., 1922, 1929, 1931-1934, 1936-1938, 1942-1946. Gersdorff was the Chairman of the AIS Committee on Introduction and Registration. His correspondence concerns the naming and registration of seedling irises which Berry developed or introduced.
Gibson, Alan, 1931-1936
Gibson, Robert, 1926-1929
Giridlian, J.N., Oakhurst Gardens, 1925, 1930-1931, 1933-1934, 1937, 1939-1940
Gould, Chester M., 1936, 1938, 1942, 1944, 1947
Gr-Gu, general. Correspondents include Henry Lee Grant, 1939; H.W. Groschner, 1920-1921, 1932.
Groff, H.H., 1929
Hai-Hay, general. Correspondents include Stephen Francis Hamblin, Lexington Botanic Gardens, 1942-1943.
Hadden, Norman G., 1924-1927, 1938. Mostly concerns mountain plants which Berry sent Hadden from Winnecook.
Harris, M.R., 1938-1940. Concerns the identification of fungi and pests in plant specimens which Berry sent Harris, the Associate Plant Pathologist at the California Department of Agriculture.
Harris, Martha, Berkeley Nurseries, 1939-1943
Harrison, A.M., 1929-1933, 1935-1936
Haw, E.A., 1921-1922, and undated
Hill, Hinda Teague, Katherine Bashford Landscape Architect, 1925-1926
Hires, Thura T., 1924-1926, 1929-1931, 1933. Correspondence of March-August 1926 concerns Hires' work as Chairperson of the Exhibition Committee of AIS.
Hob-How, general. Correspondents include C.L. Hoffman, Gardenia Gardens, 1929-1930.
Hollywood Garden Club, 1941-1942
Hort, Arthur, 1921-1926
Horticulture, 1925, 1929-1933, 1935-1937. Mostly concerns Berry's advertisements and articles which appeared in the publication.
Howard & Smith, 1915-1918, 1921, 1923, 1928-1930
Hub-Hut, general. Correspondents include Lois P. Humphrey, 1941-1942.
Hubbard, Clarence W., 1921-1922
I, general. Correspondents include the Iris Society, 1926.
Ives, Frances R., 1921-1923
Ja-Jo, general. Correspondents include H.S. Jackson, 1924-1925; Virgil V. Johnson, 1931-1932; David Starr Jordan, 1929.
Jackson, Robert Tracy, 1922-1923. Concerns peonies Berry purchased from Jackson for Winnecook.
Jacob, Joseph, 1924-1925
James, E.O., 1921, 1923, 1925-1926
Johnson, William Spencer, 1920-1925
Ka-Ke, general. Correspondents include Ednah Wickson Kelley, 1929-1932, 1934.
Kellogg, Louise W., Over the Garden Wall, 1926, 1928-1935
Kennard, Olive E., 1931-1933, 1935. Concerns irises Kennard sent Berry from Kashmir, India.
Ki-Ku, general. Correspondents include E.E. Knight, Guatemala Avocado Nursery, 1916-1919; Frank Koehler, Rosedale Hardy Plant Farm, 1922-1923, undated.
Kile, O.M., 1930-1932. Kile was the Plant Patent Agent at the United States Patent Office. His correspondence concerns the Townsend-Purnell Bill, or the Plant Patent Bill of 1930.
Krug, E.J., 1915-1916, 1918-1919. Krug's correspondence was written on behalf of the Dutch horticulturist G. Van Tubergen, Jr.
La-Le, general. Correspondents include J. Lafabregue, 1921; Alice K. Leinau, 1935, 1937, 1944.
Li-Ly, general. Correspondents include Christine Lightner, 1947; Philip A. Loomis, 1929-1931, 1943.
Lothrop, Lena, 1925-1926, 1930, 1932-1933, 1942, 1946
Lown, Clarence, 1923-1926
Mac-Max, general. Correspondents include J. Francis MacBride, 1919; J.C. MacFarland, 1929, 1933; Francis Duncan Manning, 1932-1933; Marston, Co., 1932, suggesting that Berry supply the bulbs for the Company's new retail iris department; Mary A. Matthews, 1923; Hudson Maxim, 1922-1923.
MacMillan Company, 1924, 1933-1935, 1941-1942, 1944-1945. Concerns horticultural books published by MacMillan which were sent to Berry as review copies.
Maron & Ses Fils, Charles, 1925-1926
McA-McW, general. Correspondents include James H. McCallion, Beaufort Gardens, 1931-1932; Floyd Alonzo McClure, 1929, regarding the Iris speculatrix he sent Berry from Canton, China; Gabrielle Drake McColl, Green Gate Garden, 1929; J.R. McLeland, 1923-1924, whose letters include a photograph of an Apogon hybrid; H.M. McLeod, Jr., 1946-1947; Frank Paden McWhorter, 1933, 1937-1938.
McDade, Clint, 1931-1934
McKinney, Ellen Porter, 1921-1923
Mead, Franklin B., Iriscrest, 1922-1924, 1926, 1929
Mer-Met, general. Includes letter of apology from Tom Metcalfe to Clarence T. White, 1930, for his theft of White's iris pollen.
Metzner, William, Metzner Floral Co., 1922
Mic-Mit, general. Correspondents include Grant E. Mitsch, 1940, 1942, 1944; A.A. Mitten, Dunroamin Gardens, 1923-1925.
Millet et Fils, 1924-1925
Milliken, Carl S., Southern California Iris Gardens, 1925-1926, 1930, 1933
Minto, Kate A., Te-A-Wha Nursery, 1925-1926, 1930-1932, and undated. Concerns rock plants and wild irises which Berry exchanged with Minto.
Mitchell, Sydney B., 1920-1925, 1931, 1937, 1940
Mohr, William, 1919-1923. Documents Mohr's experiments in iris hybridization. Mohr's letters also frequently refer to reports from other horticulturists, including Grace Sturtevant, Jeanette Dean, and Sydney B. Mitchell, regarding the adaptability of his varieties to their climates. Includes photographs.
Mon-Mou, general. Correspondents include Elizabeth A. Moore, 1929, 1931.
Moncure, Robert C., 1937-1939. Includes a copy of Moncure's "Seventh Annual Narcissus Show, Garden Club of Virginia."
Montgomery, George, 1924-1925. Consists of correspondence between Berry and House and Garden, Country Life, and House Beautiful concerning an article he wrote about the Montgomery house and garden, Redlands. Also includes copy of the article.
Henry Morgan & Co., 1923-1924, 1926, 1930-1931
Morrison, Benjamin Y., 1920-1926, 1933-1934. Includes copy of Berry's "Six Useful Blue-Toned Irises."
Movilla Gardens, 1921-1922
Mue-My, general. Correspondents include Richard Myrick, 1928.
N, general. Correspondents include O.L. Cowen, Chairman of the National Orange Show, 1939, sending Berry his award from the Show.
Nesmith, Elizabeth N., Fairmount Iris Gardens, 1931, 1944-1945
Newcomer, Erval, 1920-1921, 1928, 1930
O, general. Correspondents include Thomas Shaw Oldroyd, 1919-1920.
Oregon Bulb Farms, 1930-1939, 1943-1944, 1946, and undated
Orpington Nurseries, 1923-1926, 1929-1932
Pa-Pe, general. Correspondents include Clayton F. Palmer, Supervisor of Nature Study and Gardening for the Board of Education of Los Angeles, 1936, regarding iris bulbs Berry provided for over 200 school gardens in Los Angeles; Pasadena Horticultural Society, 1930-1931, 1934-1935.
Pasadena Flower Show, 1937-1938, 1941
Pascoe, M.H., 1931, 1935, 1937, 1941, 1943, 1948
Pattison, Ida M., Quality Gardens, 1921, 1925-1926, 1929-1932, 1936
Peckham, Ethel Anson S., 1924, 1929-1932. Mostly concerns the checklist of native American irises which Peckham compiled with the assistance of John K. Small of the New York Botanical Gardens. Correspondence of August-September 1931 refers to Peckham's work with Small on his monograph about Louisiana irises.
Perry, Amos, Perry's Hardy Plant Farm, 1916, 1923-1926, 1929 (2 folders)
Ph-Po, general. Correspondents include Robert W. Poindexter, 1930-1932; Wilson Popenoe of the United States Department of Agriculture, 1920, concerning Berry's interest in acquiring Guatemalan avocados; Edwin C. Powell, 1937, 1941-1944.
Pioneer Nursery, 1915, 1917, 1919
Popenoe, F.O., West India Gardens, 1915-1916
Pr-Pu, general. Correspondents include Charles R. Price, 1921-1922; O.M. Pudor, 1924.
Presby, Frank H., 1924
Purdy, Carl, 1915, 1918, 1920-1926, 1929, 1940
Ra-Re, general. Correspondents include C.E. Radcliffe, 1946; Lowell Fitz Randolph, 1943, 1945; Editor of the Redlands Facts, 1933, undated; Virginia Reibold, 1937-1938, undated.
Reasoner Brothers, Royal Palm Nurseries, 1915, 1917-1918
Reed, George Matthew, 1926, 1929-1931
Reynolds, Kenyon L., Kencott, 1929-1942. Includes letters from Patricia Reynolds (Mrs. Kenyon S.); letter 21 January 1933 from Berry to the Bureau of Plant Quarantine recommending that Reynolds be granted a permit to import daffodil bulbs for hybridization; and copy of Reynolds's "Daffodil Varieties Exhibited in Garden of Mr. and Mrs. Kenyon L. Reynolds, March 10, 1934."
Ri-Ro, general. Correspondents include F.C. Warren, Chairman of the Riverside Flower Show, 1934-1935; E.C. Robbins, Gardens of the Blue Ridge, 1926, 1930, regarding plants indigenous to the Blue Ridge Mountains which Berry purchased from Robbins; Alfred D. Robinson, Rosecroft Begonia Gardens, 1926, mostly concerning Berry's articles and advertisements published in California Garden during Rosecroft's tenure as Editor; Lester Rowntree, California Wild Flower Seeds, 1930, 1933.
Richardson, J. Lionel, 1932-1938, 1942-1943
Ricketts, Helen E., Gleniris Gardens, 1922-1923, 1926
Robinson, Minerva A., 1924-1926
Rodd, Elizabeth White, 1931-1932, and undated
Roehrs Company, Julius, 1921-1922, 1924
Royal Horticultural Society, 1929-1930, 1937-1938, 1940-1942. Correspondence subsequent to 1938 mostly pertains to Berry's articles about California daffodils published in the Society's Daffodil Yearbook. Also includes letters concerning the registration of Berry's hybridized daffodils.
Rud-Rus, general. Correspondents include Will J. Rudesill, California Iris Gardens, 1924, 1926; Jeannette H. Rustin, 1942.
Sai-Saw, general. Correspondents include John Hillsborn, City Clerk of San Bernardino, 1926, acknowledging Berry's gift of irises for the city's public parks; A.F. Sanford Arboretum, 1930, 1932.
Salbach, Carl, 1925-1926, 1929-1933, 1936
San Bernardino County, 1924, 1929, 1931, 1933-1934, 1936-1938
Sass, Jacob, 1922-1926, 1929-1931, 1934, 1937. Includes photograph of Sass's house and garden.
Scheffy, Elizabeth Leighton, Lark Meadows Iris Gardens, 1926, 1933
Schreiner, F.X., Schreiner's Iris Gardens, 1920-1925, 1929-1931, 1933, 1943, 1946. Most incoming letters subsequent to 1925 were written by Robert Schreiner (son of F.X. Schreiner).
Schumm, Lorenz G., 1920-1924. Mostly concerns peonies Berry purchased for Winnecook.
Scrace, C.M., 1921-1925
Se-Sl, general. Correspondents include Nina Secor, Secor Peony Gardens, 1924; Mary Shapovalov, 1930, 1932, regarding her efforts to get seeds from the Caucasus for Berry; Laura M. Sikes, 1943, 1945, 1947.
Sheets, Earl Wooddell, Treholme Gardens, 1929-1930
Shreve, Ralph W., 1924-1926. Mostly concerns plants indigenous to the Ozarks which Berry received from Shreve.
Shull, James Marion, Chevy Chase Iris Gardens, 1921-1923, 1926, 1929
Simpson, H.P., 1921-1926
Slosson, Elvenia J., 1932-1933, 1936-1938, 1940-1941
Sm-Sp, general. Correspondents include John Kunkel Small, 1930; Louisa Smith, Park Hill Nursery, 1922; Royce D. Spinston, 1947.
Smith, Helen M., Terrace Gardens, 1923-1924, 1926, 1929, and undated
Sta-Stu, general. Correspondents include K.C. Stanford, 1937-1938, regarding seeds which she sent to Berry from South Africa.
Starker, Carl, 1926, 1937-1938, 1948
Stetson, Sarah P., 1941-1943, 1945
Stevens, James C., 1923-1926, 1928-1935, 1937, and undated. Incoming letter of 9 February 1934 includes fifty-year chart of annual rainfall in Hong Kong, which Stevens acquired to determine the amount of water needed by the Chinese Iris speculatrix; incoming letter of 12 August 1937 includes photograph of Iris speculatrix. (2 folders)
Stoner, Norman, 1921, 1923-1926
Sturtevant, Grace, Glen Road Iris Gardens, 1916, 1919-1926, 1929-1933, and undated. Much of Sturtevant's correspondence refers to the work of other horticulturists, including Jeannette Dean, William Mohr, Sydney B. Mitchell, E.B. Williamson, and her brother, Robert Sturtevant. Correspondence of 1919-1920 concerns the establishment of AIS. Letter of 28 December 1921 includes photograph of ice storm that destroyed a major portion of her garden. For more information regarding Grace Sturtevant, see the correspondence of Violet Edlmann, an employee at the Glen Road Iris Gardens. (2 folders)
Sturtevant, Robert S., 1920-1926. Mostly concerns his work as the first Secretary of AIS. Letter of 16 April 1926 informs Berry of his nomination as Pacific Regional Vice President of AIS.
Su-Sy, general. Correspondents include Sutton & Sons, 1926, 1935; Robert Sydenham, 1925. Folder also includes a copy of Berry's "Fall Work in Western Gardens," submitted to Norvell Gillespie, Garden Editor of Sunset Magazine, 1929.
Ta-Te, general. Correspondents include Tait Brothers Company, 1921-1922; Harcourt M. Taylor, 1929-1930; Aubrey Tealdi, 1922.
Th-Ti, general. Correspondents include Walter Timmerman, 1921.
To-Ty, general. Correspondents include Ethel H. Tompkins, 1924-1926; Edna B. Trask, 1929; Coralin Tuttle, 1930-1931; Paul V. Tuttle, 1929.
Tobie, Mabel Cary, 1922-1926, 1929, 1944
V, general. Correspondents include Vilmorin, Andrieux, 1945
Van Tubergen, C.G., Zwanenburg Nurseries, 1920, 1922-1926, 1929-1934, 1936, 1946, and undated. Includes correspondence between Berry and E.J. Krug, Tubergen's agent in the United States. (2 folders)
Vester & Co., American Colony Stores, 1925-1926, 1929-1930, 1933-1934, 1936. Concerns desert iris which Vester & Co. sent Berry from Palestine.
Wak-Wat, general. Correspondents include Aldred S. Warthin, 1922, 1925-1926; John Waterers, Sons & Crisp, 1930.
Wallace & Co., Robert, 1916-1917, 1922-1926, 1929-1932, 1934-1936. Includes letter of 4 March 1929 from Arthur J. Bliss to Wallace, responding to Berry's criticism of Bliss's Dominion seedlings. (2 folders)
Wassenberg, Charles F., 1921-1922, 1932-1933, 1936
Watts, W.A., Welsh Bulb Farms, 1925-1926, 1928, 1930, 1937
Wayman, Robert, 1924-1925, 1929-1932, 1934
Web-Wet, general. Correspondents include Evelyn Kelley Webster, 1922, reporting on the state of Berry's garden in Redlands during his absence in Winnecook.
Weed, Howard Evarts, Weed's National Iris Gardens, 1922-1926, 1930-1934, 1936, 1939. Includes pamphlet for Weed's "Stereopticon Improvement Lectures" on the merits of landscape architecture. Incoming letter of 13 September 1924 describes his interest in "psychic phenomena," which he said revealed to him the means of producing a yellow peony.
Welty, Eudora, 1942-1945
Wh-Wi, general. Correspondents include Clarence T. White, 1921-1924, 1932, 1935; William Franklin Wight, 1925, 1930-1931; Ernest Williams, 1928-1929; Ernest Henry Wilson, 1926.
Whitelegg, George G., The Nurseries, 1922-1923, 1929
Wienecke, Anna C., 1922-1924
Williamson, Edward Bruce, Longfield Iris Farm, 1920, 1922. Includes newspaper clipping of 17 May 1920 describing Williamson's expedition to Venezuela to collect dragonflies.
Wilson, Guy L., 1930-1943, 1947. Wilson's correspondence occasionally refers to other horticulturists, including D.V. West, Robert Gibson, and Kenyon Reynolds. Letters of 1938-1941 comment upon the outbreak of World War II.
Wister, John C., 1921-1926, 1929-1933, 1935, 1938-1941. Includes program for Wister's "Illustrated Garden Lectures, 1922-1923." (2 folders)
Wright, Katherine P., 1921-1922, 1929
Articles for publication, 1925, 1929, 1932. Includes copies of Berry's "Bletilla Hyacinthina," "Christmas Flowers in the San Bernardino Valley," "A Note from the Prairie," and "Western Dicentras."
Book Reviews, 1929. Includes Berry's reviews of China, Mother of Gardens by Ernest H. Wilson, The Home Garden Handbooks: Irises by F.F. Rockwell, Patio Gardens by Helen M. Fox, and The Unconventional Garden by Arthur Hoyt.
Business cards (2 folders) [folder 2 is Accession 11-185]
Business sign (Removed to Box 15)
Materials concerning Berry's iris catalogue, 1925-1946, and undated. Includes customer mailing list, 1925; requests for catalogue from potential customers; incoming letter from the Citrograph Printing Co. regarding publication of 1930 catalogue; clearance lists, 1929-1932; and proof for 1946 catalogue.
Collect receipt book, 1929-1935. Documents packages Berry sent from Redlands via American Railway Express.
Materials concerning flower shows, 1923-1942, and undated. Includes notebook documenting displays at the Flower Exhibit of the First National Bank of Redlands, 28 February-27 May 1923; lists of classes at the Redlands Spring Flower Show, 1923, 1926, 1930, and at the San Bernardino Iris Show, 1930; newspaper clipping about the Corona Homes Beautiful Garden Contest, in which Berry is listed as providing a collection of fine irises to prize winners; invitation to private flower show at the Garden Nurseries, Monterey, 1930; program for the California Association of Nurserymen Show, 1942.
Miscellaneous Notes, 1922, 1944-1945, and undated. Consists of notes Berry wrote to himself concerning merchandise to be mailed to customers, plants and bulbs to be ordered from other nurseries, and iris hybrids to be registered.
Newspaper clipping, 1931. Concerns Chinese Iris watti which Berry imported to California.
Series 4Personal Correspondence, 1896-1984. Arranged alphabetically.
This series consists mostly of incoming correspondence from S. Stillman Berry's friends and relatives as well as from his associates at Winnecook Ranch. Other correspondents include non-scientific organizations and businesses; historical societies and museums; lawyers and Winnecook stockholders; and officials of academic institutions.
Berry's personal correspondence is primarily concerned with the genealogy of the Berry and Kelley families; activities in Redlands and Winnecook during his absence; the compilation of Winnecook's income tax returns; the upkeep of Berry's house in Unity, which he inherited from his aunt, Ruth Berry; and the financial support of sick or aging relatives. Much of the letters also express Christmas or birthday greetings. Of particular interest is correspondence regarding trust funds which Berry established at Colby College and Stanford University.
Photographs and correspondence with Evelyn Crie Berry and other family members included in this series have been indicated in the folder listing.
A, general. Includes letter of 4 December 1920 from Josephine L. Aldus to Evelyn Crie Berry.
Albright, Horace Marden, 1970, 1973
Allen, Paul, 1957, 1965, 1973
Anderson, Eva K., 1906. Consists of letter to Evelyn Crie Berry assuring her of Stillman Berry's safety following the San Francisco Earthquake and describing the quake's effect on San Jose.
Arnold, Bessie Haynes, 1959, 1965
Arnold, Edwin L.B., 1952, 1954-1961, 1965-1968, 1974, 1983. Includes letter of 4 February 1967 to Paul and Helena Allen; and photographs of his family and friends.
Arnold, Julian B., 1947-1952, and undated. Letter of 28 August 1952 requests Berry to assume the guardianship of his son, Edwin Arnold, after his death.
B, general. Correspondents include Royal Brunson, 1965; John and Rose Burch, 1965 and undated.
Bailey, Effie, 1965
Barrows, Olive, 1950-1951. Mostly concerns repairs to Berry's house in Unity, Maine.
Bell, Archibald Weir, 1940, 1958
Berry, Benjamin, 1909
Berry, Grace, 1896 and undated
Berry, Hattie, 1909-1910. Mostly concerns the progress of her son Benjamin Berry, who lived with the Berrys in Redlands.
Berry, Mary Jane, 1904, 1906, 1908, 1913. Includes correspondence with Evelyn Crie Berry. Letter of 27 April 1906 reports the impact of the San Francisco Earthquake on Oakland, San Francisco, and Berkeley.
Berry, Reuel, 1901. Consists of letter to Evelyn Crie Berry.
Berry, Ruth, 1898-1900, 1906-1908, 1912, 1914, 1928-1929, 1937, 1939. Mostly consists of correspondence between Ruth Berry and Evelyn Crie Berry.
Blair, May, 1922, 1949
C, general. Correspondents include Claudia Clark, undated; Marianne Stevens Clark, 1975. Folder also contains letter of 29 August 1962 from Berry to Stuart W. Connor of the Billings Archaeological Society describing his parents' encounters with different Indian tribes while settling the Winnecook Ranch; and letter of 12 April 1908 from Lizzie S. Craig to Evelyn Crie Berry.
Chapman, John F., 1968, 1972-1973
Chase, Hugh D., 1931, 1965, 1967-1970, 1972-1973, 1975-1978, 1980-1982, 1984. Includes photographs of Winnecook.
Colby College, 1959-1960, 1962-1965, 1970-1971. Concerns the Evelyn Crie Berry Fund, established in the name of Berry and his cousin, Mildred Berry Pelletier, primarily to provide financial support for students from Unity, Maine.
Cook, May Berry, 1896, 1904-1905, 1910, 1912, 1917, 1929-1930, 1933, 1935, and undated. Includes correspondence with Ralph and Evelyn Crie Berry. Letter of 29 January 1905 is from her son Harold (Hal) Cook, who remained with his father, Benjamin Cook, in Great Falls, Montana, after she returned to Unity.
D, general. Correspondents include Kenneth V. Dole, 1968.
Danielsen, Thomas L., 1956, 1959. Includes photograph of Elmendorf Air Force Base.
Ditwiler, Dirck, 1954, 1956, 1962, and undated
Dole, Charlotte Kelley, 1908, 1910-1911, 1918, 1927. Includes letter of 6 August 1927 to Evelyn Kelley Webster, Dole's sister.
Dole, Clara, 1912, 1920, and undated
Dole, Elwyn, 1919-1920, 1941, 1955-1965, 1967-1970. Mostly consists of outgoing correspondence concerning the financial status of Winnecook, where Dole was General Manager from 1919-1933 and Secretary-Treasurer after 1933.
Dole, Kenneth, 1912, 1982. Includes letter of 5 July 1982 from Nancy Dole Harriman (daughter of Kenneth Dole), containing photographs of Berry and her father in 1907 and 1980.
Dole, Ruth Berry, 1906, 1909, 1911-1913
Dole, Sanford Ballard II, 1910, 1912-1915, 1917, 1920, 1926
Dole, Sanford Ballard III, 1955, 1960, 1964, 1970, 1973-1974
F, general. Correspondents include Dwight Finfrock, 1967, 1982, and undated; Walter K. Fisher, 1909.
Freeman, J. Wheeler, 1920, 1940
G, general. Correspondents include Joseph Grinnell, undated. Folder also contains letter of 29 January 1905 from A.M. Gibson to Evelyn Crie Berry.
Gilman, Harold, 1904, 1908-1909, 1911-1912
Goodman, Jeanne, 1967, 1969, 1973, 1975, 1979-1980
Greno, Anthony E., 1959, 1964
H, general. Correspondents include Yata Haneda, 1979. Folder also contains letter of 11 May 1917 from A.H. Holgate to Berry's great-uncle, J. Milton Mussey.
Hamlin, Alfreda, 1951-1952, 1956, 1961
Hubbs, Carl Leavitt, 1947, 1951, 1954, 1958, 1972, 1974. Consists entirely of Christmas greetings.
I, general. Correspondents include George Ide, 1973.
J, general. Includes letter of 14 October 1973 from Robert Wenzel to Olivia Johnson.
K, general. Correspondents include J.B.C. Knight, 1964, inquiring about possible buyers for Winnecook stock owned by Adeline Lawler and Agnes Furst.
Kelley, Leta E. 1908, 1912, 1964-1969
Kelley, Rose, 1918-1919. Consists of two letters to Evelyn Crie Berry.
M, general. Correspondents include George Sprague Myers, 1982, outlining the genealogy of his New England ancestors.
Mackay, Calder, 1956, 1959. Mackay, a lawyer with the firm Mackay, McGregor, Reynolds & Bennion, corresponded with Berry concerning the leasing of Winnecook property to oil companies for exploratory drilling.
Moulton, Frederick D., 1966. Moulton, who was with the law firm of Cook, Moulton, Bellingham, Long & Mather, corresponded with Berry regarding the extension of Winnecook's corporate status and the relocation of the Ranch's principal place of business to Wheatland County, Montana.
Mueller, Josephine, 1936, 1945, 1965, 1967
Mussey, Lois, 1901, 1909, 1911-1912
Myrick, Sybil Samuel Berry, 1905, 1908, 1922, 1943, 1965
Newcomer, Erval, 1912, 1920, 1929, and undated
P, general. Includes a short goodbye note from Henry Varnum Poor, 1909.
Patch, Eleanor Files, 1961, 1965, 1972
Pelletier, Mary, 1939
Pelletier, Mildred Berry, 1910-1911, 1936, 1942, 1950, 1964-1965. Includes correspondence between Berry and Gertrude [Moulton?] regarding Pelletier's health.
Powell, Herbert J., 1920, 1966, 1972, 1977, 1981, 1983. Includes letter of 24 October 1920 recounting his experiences as a ranch hand at Winnecook.
R, general. Includes letter of 20 January 1946 from Michael Raehm to Elywn Dole seeking re-employment at Winnecook; and letter of 26 July 1927 from J.I. Randall to Evelyn Crie Berry.
Rau, Esthermae, 1940
Rau, Pearl Frye, 1947, 1959-1961, 1967, 1973, 1975, 1979, and undated
Richardson, Charles, 1912
Rollins, Henry W., 1966-1974, 1976, 1980. Mostly concerns the care and financial support of Berry's cousin, Leta E. Kelley. Correspondence of 1980 pertains to Berry's efforts to purchase a house in Unity, Maine, for the establishment of a historical museum.
Rowell, Dorothy C., 1940-1942
S, general. Correspondents include Allyn Smith, 1972; Therese Stevens, 1918.
Silver, Mary H., 1940, 1965
Simpson, Robert P., 1960. Simpson, a lawyer with McCutchen, Black, Harnagel, & Shea, corresponded with Berry concerning tax problems resulting from Berry's gifts to Stanford during 1957-1958. See also Berry's correspondence with Stanford University.
Smart, Christian O., 1981-1982
Smith, Charles E., 1919, 1929
Spaulding, Nina G., 1910, 1922-1923, 1942
Stanford University, 1957-1965, 1968-1971, 1975-1976. Mostly concerns the Ralph and Evelyn Crie Berry Memorial Fund, which Berry established to support the study of mollusks at Stanford.
Stevens, Thayer, 1955, 1959-1961, 1963, 1965, 1968-1970, 1972-1975. Includes correspondence from Claire Stevens (Mrs. Thayer S.). Mostly concerns the administration of Winnecook during Stevens's tenure as General Manager.
Stodieck, Elizabeth Dole, 1969, 1978, 1982
Taki, Iwao, 1960, 1964, 1967-1969, 1971, 1973, 1975-1977, 1979-1980, and undated. Consists entirely of Christmas cards to Berry.
Tharp, Ronny R., 1977-1978. Tharp, a lawyer with O'Melveny & Myers, corresponded with Berry concerning the preparation of his will.
Thorson, Gunnar, 1952-1953, 1956, 1958-1959, 1962. Consists entirely of Christmas cards to Berry.
Turner, George E., 1942-1945
V, general. Correspondents include Oliver Vickery, 1977.
Vickery, Eric, 1961, 1967.
Vickery, James B., 1944, 1949-1951, 1954, 1956-1957, 1959-1964, 1967, 1969, 1971-1979. Much of his correspondence is concerned with genealogy and the history of Unity, Maine. Letter of 8 December 1963 recalls President John F. Kennedy's visit to the University of Maine in November 1963.
Vickery, W. Theodore, 1951. Mostly pertains to the rental and upkeep of Berry's house in Unity, Maine.
W, general. Correspondents include J.W. Duke Wellington, 1974; Robert Wellington, 1967. Folder also includes letter from C.B. Witter to John Furst, 1916, in favor of selling the Winnecook Ranch.
Webster, Elizabeth, 1900-1901. Consists of letters to Evelyn Crie Berry.
Webster, Evelyn Kelley, 1915, 1917-1918, 1922, 1933, 1959, 1963. Includes correspondence to Evelyn Crie Berry and Webster's sister, Charlotte Kelley Dole; and letter of 7 May 1963 from Harry L. McGree concerning stock Berry inherited from Webster's estate.
Wenzel, Robert, 1917, 1966
Weymouth, Frank, 1906. Concerns the impact of the San Francisco Earthquake on Palo Alto, California, and his participation in post-quake relief efforts.
Whitney, Zella Emilie Wood, 1933, 1940
Yellowstone National Park, 1951
Series 5Family Correspondence, 1880-1939, and undated.
This series consists of correspondence between S. Stillman Berry, his father, Ralph Berry, and his mother, Evelyn Crie Berry. The letters are arranged chronologically under the names of their respective authors.
Ralph Berry's letters are primarily concerned with the administration of Winnecook Ranch and other business ventures. The major portion of his correspondence was written before 1906, the year of Winnecook's incorporation, after which he was able to spend more time with his family in California. Many of his letters, particularly those to S. Stillman Berry, also document his avid interest in politics and sports.
The letters of Evelyn Crie Berry are devoted almost entirely to daily domestic concerns. Her correspondence therefore constitutes a primary source of information about S. Stillman Berry's family life and is the only source for his childhood and adolescence. In her letters Evelyn Crie Berry often wrote about the numerous friends and family members who visited the Berry household in Redlands, most frequently referring to Evelyn Kelley (Webster), Charlotte Kelly (Dole), and Benjamin Berry, relatives from Unity, Maine, whom she agreed to raise in California. Her correspondence is also concerned with family matters in Unity as well as social and civic events in Redlands.
Most of the correspondence in this Division was written by S. Stillman Berry to Evelyn Crie Berry, primarily during the years he spent as an undergraduate and doctoral student at Stanford (1905-1909, 1910-1913) and as a Master's candidate at Harvard University (1909-1910). Berry seems to have deliberately avoided discussing his scientific work in letters to his mother, instead focusing upon various aspects of his social life. His correspondence therefore describes the sporting events, club meetings and colloquiums, operas, religious services, and plays which he attended and the dinners, dances, and camping trips in which he participated. He also wrote in great detail about his relatives, acquaintances, and friends, most frequently referring to members of the Dole family, particularly Sanford, Elwyn, Aethelbert, and Kenneth Dole, with whom he maintained close, lifelong friendships. Correspondence subsequent to the death of his father in June 1911 reflects Berry's expanding role in the running of Winnecook Ranch. Letters after 1914 document the development of his interest in horticulture.
Photographs and letters from other family members and friends included in this series have been noted in the folder list. Ephemera such as newspaper clippings, cloth samples, pressed flowers, ticket stubs, and programs of musical and sports events have not been indicated.
Correspondence from Ralph Berry to Evelyn Crie Berry, 1880, 1887, 1896-1900, 1902, 1904-1909
18 May-18 September 1880. Concerns his return trip from Frisco, Utah, where he purchased Winnecook's first 2500 head of sheep.
10 April-31 December 1887
22 July-29 September 1896
28 October-9 November 1897
12 August-25 September 1898
5 May-5 July 1899
20 February-31 December 1900. Letter of 20 February includes an itemized list of notes for deposit at the Yellowstone Bank.
1 June 1902, 27 September 1904-21 November 1905, and undated. Includes Ralph Berry's handwritten "Last Will and Testament," 1902.
18 February-11 November 1906. Includes letter of 27 October from George H. Webster; and letter of 26 October from D. Demarest of the National Bank of Cuba.
4 January-23 March 1907. Concerns his trip to Cuba on behalf of the Cuban-American Land Company.
26 March-13 December 1907. Includes letter of 16 May from Grace Webster; and letter of 24 April from J.B. Long.
23 February 1908-30 December 1909
Correspondence from Ralph Berry to Stillman Berry, 1895, 1904, 1906, 1908, 1910
31 May 1895
12 October 1904
12 October 1906-22 November 1908, 9 October 1910
Correspondence from Evelyn Crie Berry to Ralph Berry, 1898-1901, 1903, 1905-1909
12 April 1898-29 December 1899
17 January 1900-31 July 1900
4 August 1900-27 December 1900. Includes letter of 4 October from S. Stillman Berry to Ralph Berry.
5 January 1901 - 25 October 1901. Letter of 9 May describes President William McKinley's visit to Redlands, California.
9 June 1903
8 April-15 June 1905. Most of the letters concern her and Stillman Berry's trip to Europe. Includes photographs of the various sites they visited. See Series 6, Diary of 1904-1905, for Stillman Berry's remarks about the European excursion. (3 folders)
25 April 1906-14 November 1909
Correspondence from Evelyn Crie Berry to Stillman Berry, 1905-1913, 1916, 1935, 1937
24 August-17 December 1905. Includes telegram of 14 November from Charles M. Webster, Unity, Maine, reporting the death of his daughter Elizabeth.
17 January-29 November 1906. Includes letter of 24 January from Ann M. Webster. Correspondence from April concerns the San Francisco Earthquake; includes telegram from L.W. Clark assuring Evelyn Crie Berry of the safety of Stillman Berry and Charlotte Kelley (Dole).
13 January-17 December 1907. Includes letter of 10 March from George M. Webster concerning S. Berry's death.
22 January-11 December 1908
17 January-11 May 1909
4 September-December 24 1909
9 January-21 June 1910
4 September-9 December 1910. Includes letter of 2 September from Claire Wellington, the General Manager of Winnecook, to Ralph Berry reporting the destruction by fire of the ranch house. Letters of September concern her and Ralph Berry's trip to Cuba to inspect property they owned as stockholders in the Cuban-American Land Company.
22 January-14 May 1911. Includes letter of 25 January and telegram of 2 February from J.B. Long.
30 August-14 December 1911. Includes letter of 22 August from Nina Spaulding.
13 January-11 May 1912
28 August-8 December 1912
2-8 May 1913
17 June-16 July 1916, 7-10 December 1935, 19 August 1937
Correspondence from Stillman Berry to Ralph Berry
4 October 1900, 7 January 1905, 15 March 1910-30 March 1911
Correspondence from Stillman Berry to Evelyn Crie Berry, 1905-1939
24 August-17 December 1905. Includes photographs of himself and of his room at Stanford.
10 January-16 December 1906. Includes photographs of friends at Stanford; pamphlet describing the Marine Biological Laboratory at Stanford; and telegram of 18 April assuring her of his safety following the San Francisco earthquake.
13 January-12 May 1907. Includes photographs of his friends and of himself. Letter of 2 February was sent from Jack London's yacht, the Snark.
22 August-15 December 1907. Includes photographs of friends at Stanford.
8 January-13 December 1908. Includes photographs of Ralph and Evelyn Berry in Montana and of Stillman Berry and Kenneth Dole; letter of 26 April written at the student infirmary of Stanford during his recuperation from measles; and letter from Charlotte Kelley (Dole) to Evelyn Crie Berry reporting Stillman Berry's rate of recovery from measles.
5 January-5 May 1909. Includes photographs from Berry's excursion to La Honda, California.
18 September-31 October 1909. Letter of 6 October concerns the inauguration of Abbott Lawrence Lowell as President of Harvard University.
4 November-31 December 1909. Includes photographs of the Berry homestead in Unity, Maine.
2 January-28 April 1910. Includes photographs of his room at Harvard and of himself on snowshoes; letter of 20 December from George W. Robinson approving Berry's program of study at Harvard; and undated letter from Mabel Williamson.
1 May-30 July 1910. Includes photograph of Berry; and undated letter from Agnes E. Bigelow.
3 August-15 December 1910. Includes undated letter from Ruth Berry (Dole); and letter of 15 September from Annie F. Williams.
10 January-14 May 1911. Includes letter of 17 February from Sybil Samuel Berry (Myrick).
28 August-14 December 1911
13 January-24 March 1912. Includes letter of 14 January from Clara Bosworth Castle (Mrs. William E.).
31 March-14 May 1912. Contains photographs of works by Henry Varnum Poor, including Poor's portrait of Berry.
26 August-19 December 1912. Letters of December includes questions from his doctoral exams.
14 January-11 December 1913
4 March-3 July 1915
6 June-27 September 1916. Includes undated letter regarding collecting expedition to Glacier National Park under the leadership of Aldred S. Warthin.
13 April-16 October 1917. Mostly concerns his efforts to have Elwyn Dole released from military service.
8 January-6 September 1918. Letters of April-May are addressed to Evelyn Crie Berry in the Hospital of the Good Samaritan, Los Angeles, CA.
26 February-8 December 1919
17 June-27 November 1920. Includes copies of correspondence with Elwyn Dole and J. Wheeler Freeman regarding ranch finances; and letter of 2 November from "Stanley."
6 January 1921-12 August 1929
24 June 1930-2 September 1939
Series 6University and Organizational Records, Memorabilia, and Related Materials, 1906-1920, 1922, 1927, 1956, and undated.
This series consists of correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, financial and school records, and personal memorabilia, mostly concerning various aspects of S. Stillman Berry's life at Stanford and Harvard Universities. A major portion of the records and memorabilia document Berry's participation in collegiate social events, including dances, dinners, and rallies, and in scientific and scholastic organizations. Of particular interest are photographs and newspaper clippings regarding the effect of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake upon the campus of Stanford University (Boxes 13 and 15) and Berry's drawings of plant and animal anatomy included in his class notebooks (Boxes 13-14).
Pamphlet concerning the Marine Biological Laboratory of Sanford University, 1906
Invoices and receipts for tuition, fees, and board, 1906-1910. Includes invoices for expenses Berry incurred while in the Stanford University Hospital with measles, 19-28 April 1909.
Certificates of course registration, 1906-1909, 1910-1911
Course examinations and examination schedules, 1907-1910. See individual course notebooks, Boxes 13-14, for more course exams; doctoral examination is included in Series 5, letter from Stillman Berry to Evelyn Crie Berry, 8-15 December 1912.
Letter of 23 November 1908 from Lewis B. Avery to John Chapman concerning arrangements for group excursion to Saratoga Springs.
Membership certificates and cards, 1906-1911, 1914, 1917, from the Associated Students of Leland Stanford Junior University, Society of the Sigma Xi, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Harvard Cooperative Society.
Materials concerning Phi Beta Kappa, 1908. Includes draft of Berry's induction speech and program of induction ceremony.
Transcripts and class schedules, 1909-1910
Map of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Harvard University, 1908-1909
Letter of introduction of November 1909 from Clara Dole to Mrs. Charles F. Dole.
Harvard College Library Cards, 1909
Account Book, 1909-1910. Documents Berry's expenses at Harvard University.
Materials concerning Perkins Hall, Harvard University, 1909. Includes floor plan, explanation of room charges, and confirmation of room reservation.
Menu from Memorial Hall, Harvard University, 1909
Application for admission to candidacy for a degree in Arts or Philosophy, 1910. Includes letter of 16 February 1910 from George W. Robinson approving Berry's program of study.
Notification of meeting concerning commencement ceremony, Harvard University, 1910
Payroll record, undated. Documents hours Berry worked and respective wages he earned over a four month period; probably pertains to Berry's position as a student teaching assistant at Stanford, 1910-1911.
Notices and programs of meetings, 1910-1911, and undated, from the Zoology Club, Jordan Club, and Biological Society of the Pacific Coast.
Programs of sporting events, 1906-1909. Includes program and ticket from the Harvard-Yale game, 1909.
Programs of musical, theatrical, religious, and civic events, 1906-1911.
Programs of commencement ceremonies, Stanford University, 1909, 1913
Diploma for Bachelor of Arts, 1909
Diploma for Doctor of Philosophy, 1913
Student handbooks, 1905-1907, 1909-1916. Consists of informational booklets issued by Stanford University, Harvard University, Pomona College, and the University of California, containing campus maps, calendar of collegiate sports events, list of important dates in the school year, list of student clubs and organizations, and advertisements for local businesses. Berry recorded scores from Stanford's track meets in 1910-1911 handbook.
Dance cards, 1906-1912, and undated (3 folders)
Invitations to social and organizational events, 1906-1912
Calling cards, undated
Party games, scores sheets, and guest lists, 1907 and undated
Poems, limericks, and school cheers, undated. Consists of short, mostly comic verses written by Berry.
Student publications, undated. Consists of satirical articles about student life at Stanford University.
Materials concerning the College Association of Redlands, 1913-1920, 1922, and undated. Includes bills, membership lists, financial reports, and canceled checks from Berry's tenure as Treasurer.
Loose photographs of Stanford University following 1906 San Francisco Earthquake
Mounted, labeled photographs of Stanford University, particularly of the student living quarters, following 1906 San Francisco Earthquake
Copy of Alice W. Kimball's "Earthquake Days at Stanford," published in Overland Monthly, October 1906
Newspaper clippings, 1906, 1956. Includes accounts of the 1906 Earthquake from the Daily Palo Alto, the San Francisco Call-Chronicle-Examiner, the San Francisco Times, and the San Jose Herald; and edition of the San Francisco Chronicle published on the fiftieth anniversary of the Earthquake. (Removed to Box 15)
Mounted, labeled photographs of 1927 earthquake in White Sulphur Springs, Montana.
Notebook. Journal Club, 1906-1909
________. Classification of Invertebrates, 1906-1907
________. Principles of Economics, 1906-1907
________. Economics, 1906-1907
________. Chemistry, 1906-1907
________. Comparative Anatomy, 1906-1907
________. Bionomics, 1907-1908
________. Economics, 1907-1908
________. Psychology, 1908
________. Economics, 1909-1910
________. Zoology, 1907-1908, and Entomology, 1910
________. Zoology, 1909 (2 folders)
Notebook. Zoology, 1909-1910
________. Zoology, 1910
________. Torts, 1910-1911
Series 7Diaries and Related Materials, 1904-1905, 1911-1925, 1931-1940.
This series consists primarily of six diaries documenting approximately twenty years of S. Stillman Berry's daily life. All but the diary from 1904-1905 are five-year diaries.
Berry tended to write straightforward rather than introspective descriptions of his activities. Diary entries typically record the number of letters he wrote; the state of his and his mother's health; daily weather conditions; the plants and bulbs he shipped and received; the visitors to his home in Redlands and to the ranch house in Montana; work undertaken on scientific projects; the number of specimens he found when on collecting expeditions; and the names of the books he read. Lists of Christmas presents and cards Berry and his mother received and sent are also included at the backs of each of the five-year diaries.
It must be added that the diaries constitute the collection's only continuous source of information about Berry's summers at Winnecook. Of particular interest are entries documenting the steps he took to secure control of the Winnecook Ranch Company following Ralph Berry's death in 1911 as well his efforts to sustain the Company during the Depression.
1904-1905. Documents Berry's tour through Europe with his mother, Evelyn Crie Berry. Includes their itinerary for the trip; a list of members of royalty he saw while in Europe; autographs of other travelers; and several stamps from countries they visited.
1911-1920. Entries of June 1911 concern Ralph Berry's final illness and death. Includes guest list from the 1913 wedding of Sanford Dole II and Charlotte Kelley, Berry's cousin.
1921-1925. Includes list of Berry's favorite movies.
1931-1940. Entries from 1931-1933, 1935-1936, 1938 are incomplete. The years 1934, 1937, 1939-1940 are blank.
First draft of entries for July-August 1937. Consists of notes written on sheets of scrap paper.
This series consists of photographs of S. Stillman Berry and his house in Redlands. While most of the photographs are from the 1950s onward, there is a small group of pictures of Winnecook Ranch in the early twentieth century. Other photographs of Berry, his parents, relatives, and friends are included here and in almost every series, as indicated in the descriptive entries and folder lists.
Photographs of S. Stillman Berry, his colleagues, and his family (Accession 06-182)
Photographs of Berry on his porch and his house in Redlands, California (Accession 11-185)
Series 9Biographical Materials.
This series consists of articles about the life and work of S. Stillman Berry. Most are tributes written shortly after Berry's death in 1984. Also included are a bibliography of Berry's work and a list of the zoological taxa he established, compiled by Clyde F. E. Roper and Michael J. Sweeney of the Department of Invertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural History; and a short history of the Winnecook Ranch, part of which is based upon Berry's own recollections of his family's settlement of the Ranch.
Winnecook Ranch on the Musselshell by Harold M. Hill, Marcel A. Gallant, and Mary Dole Smith (Accession 01-176)
Business sign (Removed from Box 9)
Newspaper clippings, 1906, 1956. Includes accounts of the 1906 Earthquake from the Daily Palo Alto, the San Francisco Call-Chronicle-Examiner, the San Francisco Times, and the San Jose Herald; and edition of the San Francisco Chronicle published on the fiftieth anniversary of the Earthquake. (Removed from Box 13)
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