Charles Benedict Davenport Papers

Mss.B.D27

Date: 1874-1946 | Size: 63 Linear Feet

Abstract

Founded by the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences in 1890, the Biological Laboratory at Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., was little more than a languishing outpost until the arrival of Charles B. Davenport in 1898. Over the course of two decades, the ambitious young biologist used his extraordinary administrative skills to transform the institution into the premier center of eugenical study and, as its director, to position himself as the leading spokesman for eugenical research in North America.

The Davenport Papers (ca. 43 lin. feet) is a large and nearly comprehensive body of correspondence, lectures, diaries (1878-1942, mostly brief entries of an uneven character), student notebooks and family correspondence pertaining to Charles Davenport and the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. The collection is divided into two series, the Charles Davenport Papers, which provides valuable documentation of the development of American biology, animal and plant genetics, and eugenics during the period 1898-1942, with some perspective on the international eugenics movement. Series II, the Cold Spring Harbor Records (ca.20 lin. feet), consists largely of administrative correspondence relating to the laboratory, including Davenport's correspondence with Carnegie administrators (esp. Robert Woodward and John Merriam), accounts and reports concerning financial matters, publications, salaries, material relative to the early history of Cold Spring Harbor labs, and records relative to the numerous professional assistants who worked under Davenport.

Among the major correspondents are the American Breeders Association, Committee on Eugenics; American Eugenics Society; American Society of Naturalists; Committee on a Study of the American Negro; Galton Society (see also the extensive correspondence with William K. Gregory); Eugenics Education Society (see Mrs. S. Gotto correspondence); International Congresses of Eugenics; International Federation of Eugenic Organizations, Committee on Race Crossing; National Committee on Mental Hygiene; National Committee on Prisons and Prison Labor; and the Pan-American Conference on Eugenics and Homiculture. There are correspondence and papers relating to the Station for Experimental Evolution, the Eugenics Record Office, and the Carnegie Institution of Washington, and a substantial series relating to a long-range study of children carried out at Letchworth Village, Thiles, New York.



Background note

Scope and content

The Charles B. Davenport Papers contains the professional correspondence of one of America's best known eugenicists during the period 1915 to 1935. Documenting all phases of Davenport's life and career, the collection is an invaluable resource for study of the history of the eugenics movement in America, the history of genetics, biometrics, and evolutionary thought during the early 20th century, and the history of the Biological Laboratory, the Carnegie Institution Department of Genetics, and the Eugenics Record Office at Cold Spring Harbor.

The collection is divided into two series, each arranged alphabetically:

Missing Title
  1. Series I. Correspondence, 1878-1944 (43 linear feet)
  2. Series II. Cold Spring Harbor Series, 1899-1946 (20 linear feet)
    1. Administrative Correspondence, 1899-1939
    2. Records of Assistants, 1904-1946
    3. Photographs, 1900-1936

Collection Information

Provenance

Gift of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1965.

Preferred citation

Cite as: Charles B. Davenport Papers, American Philosophical Society.

Other finding aids

The printed version of Bentley Glass' A Guide to the Genetics Collections of the American Philosophical Society contains a further description of the Davenport Papers and includes a detailed biography of Charles Davenport.

Separated material

Davenport's death mask has been removed for storage.

Related material

The Records of the Eugenics Record Office (Ms Coll 77) and the American Eugenics Society (575.06 Am3) complement the Davenport Papers.The APS contains the collections of a number of associates of Davenport's, including his former students H. S. Jennings (B J44) and Sewall Wright (Ms Coll 60), his successors at Cold Spring Harbor, Albert F. Blakeslee (B B585) and Milislav Demerec (B D394), and several of his contemporaries.

Bibliography

E. Carleton MacDowell, "Charles Benedict Davenport, 1866-1944: A study in conflicting influences," Bios 17 (1946), 3-50.

African American History Note

Of interest to researchers of African American history and culture will be Davenport's activities in the fields of genetics (especially eugenics), which are documented in his personal and professional correspondence and by his activities on such committees as the Committee on the Study of the American Negro.

Physiology, Biochemistry, and Biophysics Note

Additional Biographical Notes:

The scientific path of Frank Rattray Lillie began around 1890 at the University of Chicago. Starting with descriptive morphology of cell lineage of the fresh water mussel, his research moved progressively toward an experimental, physiological, and biochemical approach to fertilization and differentiation. From 1910 to 1921 Lillie focused mainly on physiological studies of fertilization in sea urchins, work which culminated in his noted "fertilizin" theory. During that period he also began his studies of sexual differentiation in freemartins, research that led him to collaborate with biochemists and resulted in the isolation and chemical analyses of sex hormones. Under Lillie's leadership, sex research -- the physiological and biochemical studies of differentiation, development, and maturation -- became a major program at the University of Chicago.

Lillie was an ardent promoter of experimental biology and general physiology. His scientific success extended far beyond the laboratory. Under his directorship (1910-1935) the biology division at the University of Chicago flourished, and his fifty-five years of leadership at the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole were crucial to that institution's development. Lillie was an influential figure in the National Academy of Sciences and the National Research Council, and helped shape the direction of the life sciences through his advisory role in the Carnegie and Rockefeller Foundations.

AuthorFormatDateLanguage
Lillie, Frank Rattray, 1870-1947 (Includes correspondence regarding biochemistry; poultry genetics; Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole; Carnegie Institution of Washington; conferences; displaced German scholars.) Correspondence (5 folders (137 items))1898-1937English
Northrop, John Howard, 1891-1987Correspondence (4 items)1934-1935English

AuthorFormatDateLanguage
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory of Quantitative Biology, New York (Correspondence, reports, accounts, and other records relating to operation of the various laboratories at Cold Spring Harbor.) Records (20 linear feet)1899-1946English

Genetics Note

AuthorFormatDate
Adams, Charles ChristopherCorrespondence (77 items)1899-1932
Agassiz, AlexanderCorrespondence (8 items)1899-1908
American Association for the Advancement of Science. Committee on Bibliography of ScienceCorrespondence (69 items)1910-1923
American Association for the Advancement of Science. Darwin Anniversary CommitteeCorrespondence (8 folders)1907-1914
American Eugenics SocietyRecords (114 items)1925-1933, 1958
American Philosophical SocietyCorrespondence (164 items)1907-1932
Andrus, MargaretCorrespondence (109 items)1920-1925
Atkins, Charles D.Correspondence (287 items)1914-1924
Babcock, Ernest BrownCorrespondence (41 items)1913-1930
Bacon, Robert LowCorrespondence (50 items)1923-1933
Baker, Benjamin W.Correspondence (62 items)1921-1929
Balch, Francis NoyesCorrespondence (59 items)1897-1934
Banker, Howard J.Correspondence (125 items)1914-1950
Banta, Arthur M.Correspondence (370 items)1903-1946
Barker, Lewellys FranklinCorrespondence (73 items)1900-1933
Barrows, FlorenceCorrespondence (60 items)1927-1931
Bateson, William N.Correspondence (77 items)1904-1928
Bell, Alexander GrahamCorrespondence (162 items)1904-1929
Belling, JohnCorrespondence (40 items)1916-1940
Benedict, Francis GanoCorrespondence (114 items)1907-1933
Benedict, Ralph CurtissCorrespondence (90 items)1920-1932
Bernstein, FelixCorrespondence (27 items)1923-1938
Bigelow, Maurice AlpheusCorrespondence (50 items)1898-1929
Blakeslee, Albert FrancisCorrespondence (390 items)1900-1943
Boas, FranzCorrespondence (86 items)1899-1933
Bosanquet, Barbara S.Correspondence (130 items)1929-1932
Brown, Leland A.Correspondence (58 items)1919-1951
Bumpus, Hermon CareyCorrespondence (54 items)1891-1915
Byrnes, Esther F.Correspondence (83 items)1916-1940
Campbell, Clarence GordenCorrespondence (53 items)1927-1932
Cannon, Walter BradfordCorrespondence (45 items)1896-1934
Carnegie Institution of WashingtonRecords (85 folders)1909-1932
Carnegie Institution of Washington. Gilbert, Walter M.Correspondence (32 folders)1927-1939
Cartledge, J. LincolnCorrespondence (86 items)1919-1946
Castle, William ErnestCorrespondence (323 items)1893-1940
Cattell, James McKeenCorrespondence (366 items)1898-1931
Colby, Frank MooreCorrespondence (68 items)1900-1902
Cold Spring Harbor LaboratoryRecords (9 folders)1902-1940
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory -- BeginningsCorrespondence (49 items)1902-1904
Cold Spring Harbor. Station for Experimental EvolutionCorrespondence (3 folders)1911-1924
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Station for Experimental EvolutionRecords (16 folders)1904-1923
Cole, Leon JacobCorrespondence (66 items)1906-1929
Concilium BibliographicumCorrespondence (97 items)1904-1932
Conklin, Edwin GrantCorrespondence (284 items)1896-1931
Cook, Robert CarterCorrespondence (65 items)1922-1931
Cori, Carl J.Correspondence (22 items)1891-1930
Corner, George WashingtonCorrespondence (61 items)1919-1939
Cowdry, Edmund VincentCorrespondence (49 items)1926-1931
Crampton, Charles WardCorrespondence (100 items)1918-1933
Crampton, Henry EdwardCorrespondence (104 items)1904-1925
Danforth, Charles HaskellCorrespondence (58 items)1909-1942
Darwin, LeonardCorrespondence (148 items)1921-1937
Davenport, Charles Benedict -- AbstractsManuscripts (45 items)1923-1933
Davenport, Charles Benedict -- AutobiographyManuscripts (40 items)1916-1940
Davenport, Charles Benedict -- Book reviewsManuscripts (44 items)1913-1944
Davenport, Charles Benedict -- DiariesDiaries (97 items)1878-1943
Davenport, Charles Benedict -- Experimental Evolution LecturesManuscripts (2 folders)1902-1903
Davenport, Charles Benedict -- Harvard DaysCorrespondence (33 items)1887-1939
Davenport, Charles Benedict -- Harvard ResearchManuscripts (7 folders)1891-1892
Davenport, Charles Benedict -- Heredity Lectures, Universtiy of ChicagoManuscripts (2 folders)1901
Davenport, Charles Benedict -- LecturesManuscripts (148 items)1902-1934
Davenport, Charles Benedict -- Scrapbook, 75th BirthdayScrapbooks (6 folders)1941
Davenport, Charles Benedict -- TwinsManuscripts (5 folders)n.d.
Davenport, Gertrude C.Correspondence (758 items)1893-1943
Davenport, William E.Correspondence (91 items)1883-1943
Davis, Bradley MooreCorrespondence (41 items)1904-1927
Davis, Nelson FithianCorrespondence (57 items)1890-1909
Day, Arthur LouisCorrespondence (62 items)1913-1921
DeForest, Henry W.Correspondence (3 folders)1907-1931
Demerec, MilislavCorrespondence (112 items)1921-1944
Dewey, JohnCorrespondence (7 items)1901-1917
Donaldson, Henry HerbertCorrespondence (118 items)1897-1929
Draper, John WilliamCorrespondence (88 items)1915-1931
Dunn, Leslie ClarenceCorrespondence (57 items)1919-1942
DuPont, A. F.Correspondence (41 items)1930-1933
Earle, Mabel L.Correspondence (18 folders)1914-1935
East, Edward MurrayCorrespondence (40 items)1905-1931
Eigenmann, Carl H.Correspondence (74 items)1891-1926
Emerson, Rollins AdamsCorrespondence (27 items)1907-1930
Estabrook, Arthur H.Correspondence (259 items)1911-1932
Eugenical NewsCorrespondence (30 folders)1916-1933
Eugenics and Genetics in CollegesManuscripts (6 folders)1919-1920
Eugenics Education Society (Great Britain)Correspondence (69 items)1923-1931
Eugenics Record OfficeRecords (43 folders)1910-1937
Eugenics Research AssociationRecords (10 folders)1914-1932
Fairchild, David G.Correspondence (61 items)1904-1929
Fischer, EugenCorrespondence (51 items)1908-1933
Fish, Harold D.Correspondence (150 items)1916-1932
Fisher, IrvingCorrespondence (462 items)1909-1933
Fisk, Eugene L.Correspondence (116 items)1914-1927
Forbes, Stephen AlfredCorrespondence (52 items)1895-1928
Frassetto, FabioCorrespondence (74 items)1919-1933
Frink, Lillian B.Correspondence (112 items)1930-1935
Gager, C. StuartCorrespondence (141 items)1907-1943
Galton SocietyCorrespondence (3 folders)1918-1927
Gates, Reginald RugglesCorrespondence (69 items)1909-1932
Gerould, John H.Correspondence (90 items)1894-1928
Gies, William J.Correspondence (119 items)1904-1927
Gilbert, Walter M. -- Carnegie Institution of WashingtonCorrespondence (321 items)1905-1926
Gini, CorradoCorrespondence (111 items)1923-1933
Glaser, OttoCorrespondence (45 items)1916-1920
Goddard, Henry H.Correspondence (148 items)1909-1921
Goethe, C. M.Correspondence (50 items)1924-1930
Goldschmidt, Richard BenedictCorrespondence (22 items)1914-1933
Goodale, Hubert DanaCorrespondence (86 items)1911-1933
Gortner, Ross AikenCorrespondence (96 items)1909-1941
Gotto, SybilCorrespondence (103 items)1910-1923
Gould, Charles W.Correspondence (47 items)1921-1931
Gould, Joseph F.Correspondence (48 items)1913-1916
Govaerts, Albert P.Correspondence (83 items)1921-1931
Grant, MadisonCorrespondence (247 items)1904-1933
Greenman, Milton J.Correspondence (71 items)1906-1932
Gregory, William K.Correspondence (560 items)1912-1933
Grier, Norman MacDowellCorrespondence (65 items)1914-1934
Harriman, Mrs. E. H.Correspondence (7 folders)1910-1932
Harrington, C. L.Correspondence (72 items)1906-1909
Harris, J. ArthurCorrespondence (370 items)1901-1930
Harris, Reginald G.Correspondence (60 items)1919-1923
Harrison, Ross G.Correspondence (247 items)1903-1933
Hays, Willet MartinCorrespondence (494 items)1902-1924
Hektoen, LudvigCorrespondence (158 items)1924-1932
Henshaw, SamuelCorrespondence (63 items)1896-1922
Herwerden, Marianne A. vanCorrespondence (86 items)1920-1934
Hoffman, Frederick L.Correspondence (104 items)1917-1933
Henry Holt and CompanyCorrespondence (6 folders)1909-1938
Hooper, Franklin W.Correspondence (113 items)1899-1914
Hooton, Earnest AlbertCorrespondence (59 items)1918-1935
Howard, Leland OssianCorrespondence (124 items)1899-1923
Hrdlicka, AlesCorrespondence (277 items)1906-1936
Hughes, Roscoe D.Correspondence (72 items)1929-1934
Hunt, Harrison R.Correspondence (125 items)1915-1940
International Congress of Eugenics. Third CongressRecords (12 folders)1930-1933
International Congress of Genetics. Sixth CongressRecords (10 folders)1928-1932
International Federation of Eugenics OrganizationsRecords (33 folders)1924-1936
Jelliffe, Smith ElyCorrespondence (136 items)1893-1936
Jenkins, George B.Correspondence (85 items)1912-1929
Jennings, Herbert SpencerCorrespondence (124 items)1897-1931
Johnson, Duncan S.Correspondence (77 items)1898-1932
Johnson, Roswell H.Correspondence (197 items)1897-1936
Johnstone, E. R.Correspondence (75 items)1909-1931
Jones, Donald F.Correspondence (3 folders)1919-1935
Jones, TownsendCorrespondence (61 items)1901-1915
Jordan, David S.Correspondence (124 items)1895-1926
Jordan, H. E.Correspondence (69 items)1906-1931
Just, GuntherCorrespondence (21 items)1921-1930
Kellogg, John HarveyCorrespondence (156 items)1912-1930
Kellogg, Vernon LymanCorrespondence (92 items)1895-1929
Key, Wilhelmine E.Correspondence (96 items)1901-1932
Kidder, Alfred VincentCorrespondence (57 items)1926-1933
Laanes, Alice GouldCorrespondence (72 items)1925-1946
Laughlin, Harry HamiltonCorrespondence (1,154 items)1907-1946
Lenz, FritzCorrespondence (27 items)1923-1931
Letchworth Village -- Humphreys, Edward J.Correspondence (342 items)1933-1941
Letchworth Village -- Little, Charles S.Correspondence (214 items)1913-1936
Lillie, Frank RattrayCorrespondence (137 items)1898-1937
Little, Clarence CookCorrespondence (321 items)1916-1934
Livingston, Burton E.Correspondence (52 items)1907-1930
Loeb, JacquesCorrespondence (13 items)1892-1919
Lundborg, Herman B.Correspondence (55 items)1913-1936
Lutz, Anna MaeCorrespondence (102 items)1904-1921
Lutz, Frank E.Correspondence (113 items)1901-1935
MacDougal, Daniel TremblyCorrespondence (187 items)1899-1930
MacDowell, E. CarletonCorrespondence (146 items)1909-1929
McGraw, Myrtle B.Correspondence (6 folders)1933-1936
Mark, Edward LaurensCorrespondence (236 items)1889-1943
Martz, Eugene W.Correspondence (157 items)1929-1933
Mayor, Alfred G.Correspondence (214 items)1895-1926
Merriam, John C.Correspondence (1,786 items)1918-1940
Metz, Charles W.Correspondence (491 items)1912-1936
Milles, Bess LloydCorrespondence (111 items)1923-1936
Mjoen, Jon AlfredCorrespondence (115 items)1916-1936
Morgan, Ann H.Correspondence (59 items)1915-1930
Morgan, Thomas HuntCorrespondence (279 items)1893-1931
Muller, Hermann JosephCorrespondence (22 items)1918-1932
Muncey, Elizabeth B.Correspondence (84 items)1911-1925
Murphy, Robert CushmanCorrespondence (71 items)1914-1936
National Academy of Sciences -- Candidates for ElectionRecords (3 folders)1916-1930
Nelson, Anna LouiseCorrespondence (106 items)1917-1929
Osborn, Frederick HenryCorrespondence (183 items)1928-1942
Osborn, Henry FairfieldCorrespondence (326 items)1902-1933
Parker, George HowardCorrespondence (99 items)1889-1935
Paton, StewartCorrespondence (83 items)1911-1931
Pearl, RaymondCorrespondence (239 items)1900-1934
Pearson, KarlCorrespondence (39 items)1899-1928
Ploetz, Alfred J.Correspondence (27 items)1916-1932
Popenoe, Paul B.Correspondence (121 items)1913-1940
Post, Richard H.Correspondence (232 items)1926-1938
Potter, Howard W.Correspondence (123 items)1921-1934
Pratt, Henry S.Correspondence (96 items)1893-1944
Przibram, HansCorrespondence (37 items)1907-1930
Rachmaninoff, SergeiCorrespondence (6 items)1922
Ramos, Domingo F.Correspondence (61 items)1922-1933
Rice, James E.Correspondence (129 items)1905-1916
Riddle, OscarCorrespondence (328 items)1909-1941
Roosevelt, TheodoreCorrespondence (7 items)1902-1913
Rosanoff, Aaron JoshuaCorrespondence (138 items)1910-1931
Roux, WilhelmCorrespondence (11 items)1895-1913
Rudin, ErnstCorrespondence (36 items)1910-1933
Shull, George HarrisonCorrespondence (561 items)1904-1956
Snyder, Lawrence H.Correspondence (101 items)1921-1936
Southard, Elmer ErnestCorrespondence (118 items)1909-1920
Stanton, Hazel M.Correspondence (101 items)1919-1934
Steggerda, MorrisCorrespondence (614 items)1925-1942
Stokes, William Earl DodgeCorrespondence (377 items)1910-1926
Streeter, George L.Correspondence (67 items)1919-1933
Swingle, Wilbur WillisCorrespondence (62 items)1921-1930
Terry, Robert J.Correspondence (62 items)1911-1930
Thorndike, Edward L.Correspondence (57 items)1901-1930
Todd, T. WingateCorrespondence (93 items)1922-1932
Tower, Ralph W.Correspondence (62 items)1904-1925
Tower, William L.Correspondence (108 items)1898-1917
Tschermak-Seysenegg, Erich vonCorrespondence (70 items)1904-1932
United States. Department of the Army. Office of the Surgeon GeneralRecords (5 folders)1907-1929
United States. White House Conference on Child Health and ProtectionRecords (9 folders)1929-1930
Vries, Hugo deCorrespondence (56 items)1904-1936
Walcott, Charles D.Correspondence (165 items)1903-1927
Ward, Henry B.Correspondence (204 items)1891-1940
Weeks, David FairchildCorrespondence (168 items)1910-1927
Whitman, Charles OtisCorrespondence (31 folders)1891-1916
Whitney, Leon FradleyCorrespondence (421 items)1922-1930
Wiggam, Albert EdwardCorrespondence (59 items)1919-1928
Wilder, Harris HawthorneCorrespondence (77 items)1901-1927
Wilson, Edmund BeecherCorrespondence (53 items)1897-1932
Wilson, Edwin BidwellCorrespondence (175 items)1914-1941
Wirt, John L.Correspondence (31 folders)1905-1929
Woods, Frederick A.Correspondence (65 items)1903-1939
Woodward, Robert S.Correspondence (1,228 items)1899-1923
Yerkes, Robert M.Correspondence (155 items)1899-1933

Indexing Terms


Corporate Name(s)

  • Bermuda Biological Station
  • Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences
  • Carnegie Institution of Washington. Department of Genetics
  • Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
  • Eugenics Research Association
  • Letchworth Village
  • Nassau County Association.

Occupation(s)

  • Biologists.

Personal Name(s)

  • Davenport, Charles Benedict, 1866-1944
  • Harriman, Mrs.
  • Merriam, John C. (John Campbell), 1869-1945
  • Woodward, Robert

Subject(s)

  • Afro-Americans
  • American Eugenics Society
  • Biology
  • Biology, genetics, eugenics
  • Blacks.
  • Eugenics
  • Eugenics Record Office
  • Evolution
  • Genetics, Animal
  • Human genetics
  • Race, race relations, racism

Collection overview

1878-194443 linear feetbox 1-97

Incoming professional correspondence addressed to Charles Davenport as Director of the Biological Laboratory at Cold Spring Harbor, along with a small body of personal correspondence (with his wife), his diaries, and miscellaneous personal items. Several of correspondence are of great value for the examination of the early history of the eugenic movement in America and the

Among the correspondents, the letters of T.H. Morgan are large and particularly important, given the dearth of Morgan materials elsewhere. Davenport was in regular correspondence with a number of other geneticists, including Albert F. Blakeslee, L.C. Dunn, Raymond Pearl, and H.S. Jennings among many others.

Eugenics and the Eugenics Record Office, of course, are the major focus of much of Davenport's correspondence. The collection includes particularly insightful and voluminous correspondence with Leonard Darwin, H.H. Donaldson, H.H. Laughlin, A.H. Estabrook, Irving Fisher, Madison Grant, C.C. Little, Frederick Osborn, Paul Popenoe, Morris Steggerda, W.E.D. Stokes, and Leon Whitney, but many lesser known investigators are equally valuable. Davenport's broader scientific interests can be seen in his correspondence with the physical anthropologist Ales Hrdlicka, the Director of the American Museum of Natural History, Henry Fairfield Osborn, and G. H. Shull, who Davenport had chosen to head the Carnegie Institution Department of Genetics. In addition, there is a life mask, notebooks, some printed items, and the Carnegie Institution of Washington Cold Spring Harbor Genetic Experiment Station records. The following is a listing of papers, largely as kept and arranged by Mr. Davenport.

1899-194620 linear feetbox 98-136

Correspondence, reports, accounts, and other records relating to operation of the various laboratories at Cold Spring Harbor. Both subseries are arranged alphabetically

1899-1939 box 98-106
B D27.1

Correspondence and documentation of Davenport's. Subseries A contains Davenport's correspondence with administrators of the Carnegie Institution of Washington regarding the operation of Cold Spring Harbor. The bulk is comprised of mundane correspondence, financial accounts, and reports. Correspondence with John Wirt, William Gilbert, and William Barnum deals with salaries and other financial matters and publications, and there is considerable correspondence with the presidents of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, Robert Woodward and John Merriam. Perhaps the most generally useful material relates to Davenport's early efforts in creating the station at Cold Spring Harbor.]

1904-1946 box 107-136
B D27.2

Records kept by Davenport at Cold Spring Harbor relative to his full-time and part-time professional assistants, including the maintenance staff. Materials include some correspondence, reports, accounts, research plans, and bibliographies.

Included in this subseries are records of the separate laboratories at Cold Spring Harbor, including the Station for Experimental Evolution and the Eugenics Record Office, as well as administrative records of the Department of Genetics.

Finally, there are some materials that do not relate directly to the Cold Spring Harbor laboratories, including some relating to professional organizations with which Davenport was affiliated, such as the Eugenics Research Association, the Eugenics Society of America, the Nassau County Association, and the National Committee for Mental Hygiene.

  


Detailed Inventory

Series I. Charles B. Davenport Papers
1878-194443 linear feetbox 1-97

Incoming professional correspondence addressed to Charles Davenport as Director of the Biological Laboratory at Cold Spring Harbor, along with a small body of personal correspondence (with his wife), his diaries, and miscellaneous personal items. Several of correspondence are of great value for the examination of the early history of the eugenic movement in America and the

Among the correspondents, the letters of T.H. Morgan are large and particularly important, given the dearth of Morgan materials elsewhere. Davenport was in regular correspondence with a number of other geneticists, including Albert F. Blakeslee, L.C. Dunn, Raymond Pearl, and H.S. Jennings among many others.

Eugenics and the Eugenics Record Office, of course, are the major focus of much of Davenport's correspondence. The collection includes particularly insightful and voluminous correspondence with Leonard Darwin, H.H. Donaldson, H.H. Laughlin, A.H. Estabrook, Irving Fisher, Madison Grant, C.C. Little, Frederick Osborn, Paul Popenoe, Morris Steggerda, W.E.D. Stokes, and Leon Whitney, but many lesser known investigators are equally valuable. Davenport's broader scientific interests can be seen in his correspondence with the physical anthropologist Ales Hrdlicka, the Director of the American Museum of Natural History, Henry Fairfield Osborn, and G. H. Shull, who Davenport had chosen to head the Carnegie Institution Department of Genetics. In addition, there is a life mask, notebooks, some printed items, and the Carnegie Institution of Washington Cold Spring Harbor Genetic Experiment Station records. The following is a listing of papers, largely as kept and arranged by Mr. Davenport.

Abbot, C. G.
1920 Feb. 4 - 1923 Apr. 1636 itemsbox 1
Abbott, Ernest Hamlin
1925 Apr. 13 - May 13 itemsbox 1

About the "chestnut blight."

Abbott, Grace, 1878-1939
1927 June 21-232 itemsbox 1

Regarding neonatal mortality

Abbott, J. F.
1907 Jan. 3 - Oct. 117 itemsbox 1
Abbott, Lyman
1891 Feb. 10 - 1916 Mar. 132 itemsbox 1

About Lyman's biographical sketch on Davenport for the Eugenical News

Abderhalden, Emil
1929 Oct. 29 - 1933 Sept. 2521 itemsbox 1

Some letters written in German.

Abe, Fumio
1909 June 16 - 1911 Apr. 186 itemsbox 1
Adams, Charles Christopher, 1873-1955
1899-19322 folders (77 items)box 1

Subject(s): Biographical and personal data; Teaching; Research support; Publication; Ecology

Folder 1
1899 July 8 - 1909 July 3036 itemsbox 1
Folder 2
1909 Dec. 23 - 1932 Nov. 141 itemsbox 1
Adams, Charles F.
1893 Feb. 161 itembox 1
Adams, George M.
1898 Oct. 22-252 itemsbox 1
Agar, Wilfred Eade, 1882-?
1919 Dec. 16 - 1926 July 133 itemsbox 1
Agassiz, Alexander
1899 May 21 - 1908 Apr. 309 itemsbox 1

Subject(s): Harvard University; Carnegie Institution of Washington

Agassiz, George R.
1912 Jan. 5 - 1921 Sept. 196 itemsbox 1

About a painting of "Dr. Mark" and Agassiz's resignation from Harvard.

Agassiz, R. L.
1919 May 12 - Aug. 257 itemsbox 1

About the "Agassiz endowment" and the purchase of a lot for the Academy.

Agersborg, H. P. K.
1932 Jan. 12-162 itemsbox 1

About chicken experimentation and the closing of Atlantic University.

Agricultural Education Association
1912 Apr. 322 itemsbox 1

Regarding the establishment of an "Agricultural Educational Association" on Long Island.

Air Raid Warning - Basic Training Course
1942 Mar. 10 - Dec. 216 itemsbox 1
Aldridge, Albert H.
1936 Feb. 7 - Mar. 282 itemsbox 1
Allan, William
1926 Oct. 22 - 1932 June 74 itemsbox 1
Allen, Bennet M.
1915 Mar. 3 - 1928 Sept. 297 itemsbox 1
Allen, C. E.
1929 July 17 - Nov. 205 itemsbox 1
Allen, E. J.
1902 May 211 itembox 1
Allen, Edgar
1925 Apr. 25 - Mar. 302 itemsbox 1
Allen, Glover Morrill, 1879-1942
1904 Aug. 23 - 1914 Nov. 1310 itemsbox 1
Allen, Harrison, 1841-1897
1897 Sept. 51 itembox 1
Allen, J. A.
1898 Mar. 12 - 1903 Apr. 283 itemsbox 1
Allman, George J.
1891 Jan. 151 itembox 1
Amen, Harlan Page, 1853-1913
1896 Sept. 251 itembox 1
American (N.Y.), editor
1915 Sept. 41 itembox 1

Look under "New York American"

American Association for the Advancement of Science
1908 Dec. 1 - 1930 Oct. 217 itemsbox 1
American Breeder's Association
  box 1
Folder 1
1903 Dec. 29 - 1909 Dec. 1019 itemsbox 1
Folder 2
1910 May 18 - 1913 May 2221 itemsbox 1
Columbia meeting
1912 Aug. 8 - 1913 Jan. 815 itemsbox 1
Committee on Eugenics
 2 foldersbox 1
Folder 1
1909 Sept. 15 - 1912 Aug. 2222 items (inc. 5 copies)box 1
Folder 2
n.d.18 items (inc. 2 copies)box 1
American Committee to aid Russian scientists with scientific literature
1922 July 6-276 itemsbox 1
American Eugenics Society
 2 foldersbox 1

Related material: See also materials in Series II.


Subject(s): Bibliographical matters; Behavioral genetics, IQ; Committee activities; Scientific organizations, meetings, programs; Eugenics; American Eugenics Society

Folder 1
1925 Dec. 2 - 1927 Jan. 310 items (inc. 4 copies)box 1
Folder 2
1928 Jan. 25 - 1933 Apr. 2822 items (inc. 3 copies)box 1
American Express Company
1903 Jan. 14 - Feb. 73 itemsbox 1

Regarding Mrs. Davenport's missing doll claim.

American Foundation for Prehistoric Study in France
1921 Jan. 4 - Oct. 55 itemsbox 1

Foundation plans.

American Journal of Physiology
1907 Nov. 29 - 1912 Oct. 123 itemsbox 1

Financial matters

American Museum of Natural History
1904 Sept. 16 - 1931 June 816 itemsbox 1
American Otological Society
1939 Jan. 13-164 itemsbox 1

Research Fund treasurer's report

American Philosophical Society
1907-19326 folders (164 items)box 2

Subject(s): Conferences and symposia; Scientific organizations, meetings, programs; American Philosophical Society

Folder 1
1907 Apr. 22 - 1920 Jan. 1436 itemsbox 2
Folder 2
1921 Jan. 29 - 1928 Nov.36 itemsbox 2
Folder 3
1929 Jan. - Dec.19 itemsbox 2
Folder 4
1930 Jan. 7 - Dec.20 itemsbox 2
Folder 5
1931 Jan. 5 - Dec. 1728 itemsbox 2
Folder 6
1932 Jan. 21 - Apr. 1225 itemsbox 2
American Social Hygiene Association
1919 Aug. 15 - 1929 Oct. 2123 items (inc. 1 copy)box 2

Mentions of assorted eugenics essays that Davenport has reviewed

American Society of Naturalists
 5 foldersbox 2
Folder 1
1889 Nov. - 1900 Oct. 2416 itemsbox 2
Folder 2
1900 Nov. 8-2823 itemsbox 2
Folder 3
1900 Dec. 1-922 itemsbox 2
Folder 4
1900 Dec. 10-2126 itemsbox 2
Folder 5
1901 Jan. 2 - 1931 Dec. 3126 itemsbox 2
American Society of Zoologists
1907 Mar. 8 - 1930 Mar. 176 itemsbox 2

About membership and a new campus dedication at UCLA.

Ames, Charles E.
1936 May 8 - 1940 July 234 itemsbox 2

Regarding a "water main."

Andersen, I. M.
1933 Apr. 20-243 itemsbox 2
Anderson,Walter Sewell, 1867-?
1915 Nov. 12 - 1932 Sept. 1320 itemsbox 2
Andresen, M. S.
1932 Aug. 221 itembox 2
Andrews, Clement Walker, 1858-1930
1901 Feb. 21 - 1926 Oct. 2744 itemsbox 2

Regarding decimal classification of botanical literature, election to a committee on scientific bibliography, and importing books from Germany.

Andrews, E. A.
1895 Mar. 14 - 1928 July27 itemsbox 2
Angell, James Rowland, 1869-1949
 3 foldersbox 2

About establishing an international eugenics organization.

Folder 1
1902 July 18 - 1919 Nov. 1512 itemsbox 2
Folder 2
1920 Feb. 27 - 1920 June 2422 itemsbox 2
Folder 3
1921 Feb. 21 - 1929 July 2211 items (inc. 3 copies)box 2
Apert, Eugene Charles, 1868-?
1920 Dec. 13 - 1928 Aug. 175 itemsbox 2
D. Appleton & Co.
1910 Apr. 4 - 1924 Nov. 125 itemsbox 2

Davenport's reviews of various writings on eugenics, heredity, and related topics.

Ardill, G. E.
1914 Sept. 241 itembox 2

"Regarding the ex-Convict..."

Arey, L. B.
1928 Jan. 11 - 1930 Apr. 2222 itemsbox 2

About Davenport's election as president of The American Society of Zoologists.

Arkell, Thomas Reginald, 1887-?
1913 May 6 - 1921 Nov. 2010 itemsbox 2
Armstrong, D. B.
1933 June 21 itembox 2

About a "wide dispersal of goiter in the valleys of West Virginia and western Maryland..."

Arrowood, Herschel
1908 Oct. 10 - Nov. 203 itemsbox 2
Arthur, J. C.
1904 May 27 - 1928 Apr. 278 itemsbox 2
Ash trees
  box 2
Ashmead, William H.
1904 May 51 itembox 2
Aspinwall, D. J.
1907 Sept. 141 itembox 2
Association of Biological Research Stations
1909 Dec. 11 - 1910 Jan. 74 itemsbox 2

Meeting address to members.

Atkins, Charles D., 1876-?
1914-192410 folders (287 items)box 2-3

Regarding business matters of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences.


Subject(s): Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Folder 1
1914 Oct. 24 - 1915 Mar. 3023 itemsbox 2
Folder 2
1915 Apr. 1 - Oct. 724 itemsbox 2
Folder 3
1915 Nov. 5 - 1916 Apr. 1330 itemsbox 2
Folder 4
1916 May 12 - Dec. 2724 itemsbox 2
Folder 5
1917 Jan. 1 - Mar. 2835 itemsbox 2
Folder 6
1917 Apr. 3 - July 3028 itemsbox 3
Folder 7
1917 Aug. 4 - 1918 July 2732 itemsbox 3
Folder 8
1919 Jan. 15 - May 17 box 3
Folder 9
1919 July 2 - 1920 Nov. 2626 itemsbox 3
Folder 10
1921 Feb. 25 - 1924 May 2336 itemsbox 3
Atkinson, Fred W.
1925 Mar. 23-263 itemsbox 3

About Atkinson's resignation as president of the Polytechnic Institute.

Atlantic Transport Line
1927 Apr. 20 - 1929 Aug. 235 itemsbox 3
Audibert, F. C.
1892 Oct. 71 itembox 3
Austin, Lloyd
1925 Mar. 7 - Sept. 155 itemsbox 3
Australia meeting
1914 Apr. 14 - July 2326 itemsbox 3

Travel plans for a trip to New Zealand to deliver a lecture.

Automobile insurance, etc.
1920 Dec. 1 - 1937 Mar. 155 itemsbox 3
Awards & Certificates 1 of 2
  box 3

Separated material: Removed to Oversized box.

Awards & Certificates 2 of 2
  box 3

Separated material: Removed to Oversized box.

Babbott, Frank L.
1923 Feb. 15 - 1928 June 1917 itemsbox 3
Babcock, Ernest B.
1913 Dec. 2 - 1930 Apr. 1541 itemsbox 3

Subject(s): Belling, John; Metz, Charles W.; International Congress of Genetics; Genetics of plants -- Crepis; Political issues; Eugenics

Bache, Rene
1904 (5?) Mar. 231 itembox 3
Bachmetjew, P.
1907 - 1909 Feb. 187 itemsbox 3
Bacon, Robert Low, 1884-1938
1923-19332 folders (50 items)box 3

Subject(s): Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory; Political issues -- Pollution; Political issues -- Immigration

Folder 1
1923 Dec. 26 - 1925 Mar. 1624 itemsbox 3
Folder 2
1925 June 3 - 1933 May 1626 itemsbox 3
Badger, Richard G.
1932 Apr. 71 itembox 3

Publishing offer from Badger to Davenport.

Baetjer, Anna M., 1899-
1928 Oct. 1-136 itemsbox 3
Bagg, Halsey Joseph, 1889-?
 2 foldersbox 3
Folder 1
1920 Apr. 7 - 1923 June 128 itemsbox 3
Folder 2
1923 June 2 - 1933 Sept. 1425 itemsbox 3
Bailey, Forrest
1925 May 29 - 1927 Apr. 2316 itemsbox 3
Bailey, Harold
1920 Jan. 31 - Feb. 22 itemsbox 3
Bailey, L. H. (Liberty Hyde)
1906 Dec. 13 - 1915 July 3115 itemsbox 3
Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887
1885 May 161 itembox 3
Baker, Benjamin W.
1921-19293 folders (62 items)box 3

Subject(s): Scientific organizations, meetings, programs; Eugenics; Human genetics; Political issues -- Sterilization

Folder 1
1921 Apr. 16 - 1923 Apr. 2016 itemsbox 3
Folder 2
1923 June 2 - 1924 Nov. 2122 itemsbox 3
Folder 3
1924 Nov. 21 - 1929 Jan. 1624 itemsbox 3
Baker, Charles Fuller, 1872-1927
1915 Nov. 301 itembox 3
Baker, Frank Collins, 1867-1942
1909 Aug. 12 - 1911 Jan. 46 itemsbox 3

About Davenport's offer to donate his extra "Jungle cocks" to the National Zoological Park.

Balch, Charles A.
1913 Apr. 11 - 1913 May 167 itemsbox 3
Balch, Francis Noyes, 1873-?
1897-19343 folders (59 items)box 3

Subject(s): Evolution; Biographical and personal data; Behavioral genetics, IQ; Zoology

Folder 1
1897 July 18 - 1902 July 822 itemsbox 3
Folder 2
1903 Apr. 7 - 1909 Dec. 1117 itemsbox 3
Folder 3
1910 Mar. 25 - 1934 June 1120 itemsbox 3
Baldwin, J. Mark
1901 Mar. 212 itemsbox 3
Ballard, H. H.
1881 June 241 postcardbox 3
Ballard, W. L.
1933 Sept. 12 - 1935 Dec. 276 itemsbox 3
Bancroft, Frank Watts, 1871-?
1898 June 29 - 1901 Dec. 255 itemsbox 3
Banks, Charles E.
1921 Feb. 14 - Aug. 275 itemsbox 3
Barber, Harry G.
1898 June 30 - 1901 June 186 itemsbox 3
Barbour, Thomas, 1884-1946
1933 May 11 - Nov. 64 itemsbox 3
Barker, Lewellys Franklin, 1867-1943
 3 folders (73 items)box 3

Subject(s): Human genetics; National Research Council; Scientific organizations, meetings, programs; Political issues; Eugenics

Folder 1
1900 May 26 - 1923 Sept. 2630 itemsbox 3
Folder 2
1924 Mar. 21 - 1925 June 1019 itemsbox 3
Folder 3
1926 Sept. 10 - 1933 Sept. 1124 itemsbox 3
Barnes, Amos W.
1888 Aug. 271 itembox 4
Barondess, Benjamin
1932 Nov. 7-142 itemsbox 4
Barrington, W. J.
1904 Oct. 201 itembox 4
Barrows, Franklin W.
1900 Jan. 281 itembox 4
Barrows, W. Morton
1905 Feb. 281 itembox 4
Bartelmez, George W., 1885-?
1925 July 22, Aug. 102 itemsbox 4
Batchelder, Charles Foster, 1856-?
1899 Dec. 131 itembox 4
Bateson, William, 1861-1926
1904-19283 folders (77 items)box 4

Subject(s): Punnett, Reginald Crundall; Publication; Conferences and symposia; Invitations; Political issues; Eugenics; Genetics of plants; Baur, Erwin; Laughlin, Harry Hamilton; Goldschmidt, Richard Benedict; Morgan, Thomas Hunt

Folder 1
1904 June 2 - 1907 July 2621 itemsbox 4
Folder 2
1907 Sept. 19 - 1909 May 1522 itemsbox 4
Folder 3
1909 May 22 - 1928 Jan. 2834 itemsbox 4
Bauer, L. A.
1907 Feb. 141 itembox 4
Baum, Max C.
1921 Sept. 23 - Oct. 213 itemsbox 4
Baur, Erwin
1920 Nov. 24 - 1931 Aug. 1834 itemsbox 4
Beach, S. A.
1906 Feb. 27 - 1920 July 2717 itemsbox 4

About "telegony" and Davenport's recommendations of leading geneticists for an Iowa State College teaching position.

Beals, F. H.
1900 Dec. 251itembox 4
Bean, Robert Bennett, 1874-1944
1909 Sept. 24 - 1931 Oct. 2823 itemsbox 4
Bean, Tarleton Hoffman, 1846-1916
1904 Nov. 14 - 1909 Dec. 1710 itemsbox 4
Beckett, Edgar
1933 Nov. 11, Dec. 52 itemsbox 4
Beebe, C. William, 1877-1962
1905 Sept. 13 - 1933 Dec. 2627 itemsbox 4
Beers, Clifford W.
1933 Mar. 6 - June 92 itemsbox 4
Bell, Alexander Graham, 1847-1922
1904-19298 folders (162 items)box 4

Subject(s): International Congress of Eugenics; International Congress of Genetics; Research support; Eugenics Record Office; Bibliographical matters; Scientific organizations, meetings, programs; Genetics -- Sheep

Folder 1
1904 Mar. 7 - Aug. 3121 itemsbox 4
Folder 2
1904 Sept. 20 - 1906 Aug. 3020 itemsbox 4
Folder 3
1906 Sept. 22 - 1908 Oct. 3022 itemsbox 4
Folder 4
1909 Apr. 15 - 1910 May 317 itemsbox 4
Folder 5
1910 May 6 - 1912 Dec. 922 itemsbox 4
Folder 6
1913 Jan. 9 - 1914 Nov. 2525 itemsbox 4
Folder 7
1915 Jan. 21 - 1916 Nov. 1821 itemsbox 4
Folder 8
1917 Apr. 10 - 1929 May 1814 itemsbox 4
Bemmelen, J. F.
1931 Aug. 8 - Dec. 268 itemsbox 4
Benedict, Francis Gano, 1870-1957
1907-19335 folders (114 items)box 4

Subject(s): Steggerda, Morris; Human evolution, physical anthropology -- Jamaicans; Physiology; Carnegie Institution of Washington

Folder 1
1907 Dec. 21 - 1916 Mar. 2118 itemsbox 4
Folder 2
1918 Dec. 16 - 1926 Aug. 3126 itemsbox 4
Folder 3
1927 Jan. 21 - 1928 Dec. 2730 itemsbox 4
Folder 4
1929 Jan. 25 - 1930 Dec. 2918 itemsbox 4
Folder 5
1931 Jan. 5 - 1933 Mar. 822 itemsbox 4
Benedict, Ralph Curtiss, 1883-?
1920-19323 folders (90 items)box 4

Subject(s): Research support; Educational matters; Eugenics

Folder 1
1920 Dec. 1 - 1922 Dec. 527 itemsbox 4
Folder 2
1923 Jan. 24 - 1929 Nov. 1430 itemsbox 4
Folder 3
1930 Feb. 25 - 1932 Sept. 2833 itemsbox 4
Bennett, Charles B.
1898 Apr. 28 - 1902 May 198 itemsbox 4
Bergen, Joseph Y. (Joseph Young), 1851-1917
1912 Apr. 21 itembox 4
Bergen, Thomas D.
1904 May 311 itembox 4
Bermuda Biological Station
1933 Nov. 21-224 itemsbox 4
Bernstein, Felix,1878-1956
1923 Nov. 19 - 1938 Feb. 2527 itemsbox 4

Subject(s): Displaced German scholars; Invitations

Bessey, Charles Edwin, 1845-1915
1899 Dec. 14 - 1907 Oct. 62 itemsbox 4
Beyer, Hermann Wolfgang, 1898-1943
1933 Apr. 11, Aug. 72 itemsbox 4
Bickel, Dr. Beatrice
1919 Dec. 1 - 1921 Oct. 712 itemsbox 4
Bigelow, Edward Fuller, 1860-
1902 Dec. 8 - 1930 Sept. 1828 itemsbox 4
Bigelow, Henry Bryant, 1879-1967
1909 Mar. 17 - 1932 June 89 itemsbox 4
Bigelow, Maurice Alpheus, 1872-?
1898-19292 folders (50 items)box 4

Subject(s): Teaching; Zoology; Biographical and personal data; Eugenics; Publication; Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Folder 1
1898 Aug. 6 - 1904 June 422 itemsbox 4
Folder 2
1906 Apr. 3 - 1929 June 128 itemsbox 4
Billings, Frank, 1854-1932
1918 Feb. - 1922 Dec. 145 itemsbox 5
Bingham, Walter Van Dyke, 1880-1952
1919 Nov. 26 - 1930 June 1722 itemsbox 5
Biological Society of Washington
1932 Oct. 7 - 1933 Oct. 164 itemsbox 5
Birge, E. A. (Edward Asahel), 1851-1950
1899 Dec. 13 - 1902 June 275 itemsbox 5
Bishop, Howard B.
1907 Dec. 15-183 itemsbox 5
Black, Davidson, 1884-1934
1926 Apr. 12 - 1932 Oct. 2821 itemsbox 5
Black, William R.
1906 Mar. 3 - May 99 itemsbox 5
Blackburn, Charles V.
1905 May 171 itembox 5
Blackford, Eugene Gilbert, 1839-1904
1900 Aug. 2 - 1906 May 1524 itemsbox 5
Blades, William F.
1924 Sept. 5 - 1925 Dec. 96 itemsbox 5
Blake, S. F. (Sidney Fay), 1892-1959
1920 Dec. 3-183 itemsbox 5
Blanc, Ninette
1929 July 2-52 itemsbox 5
Blankinship, J. W. (Joseph William), 1862-1940
1898 July 11 - 1918 Apr. 138 itemsbox 5
Blatchley, W. S. (Willis Stanley), 1859-1940
1907 Dec. 5 - 1921 Feb. 76 itemsbox 5
Blauvelt, George A.
1914 Mar. 181 itembox 5
Blayney, Lindsey, 1874-?
1920 Dec. 24-314 itemsbox 5
Bledsoe, Rosewell Page, 1888-?
1926 Mar. 111 itembox 5
Bleeker, Charles M.
1911 Apr. 26 - 1931 Dec. 18 itemsbox 5
Bliss, M. A.
1922 Feb. 28 - 1927 July 213 itemsbox 5
Block, Rachel
1932 Apr. 5-144 itemsbox 5
Block, Siegfried
1921 Aug. 31 - 1924 Mar. 295 itemsbox 5
Blue and White Bus Company
1922 Nov. 4 - 1923 Feb. 1412 itemsbox 5
Blue, Rupert, 1867-?
1919 Nov. 222 itemsbox 5
Bluhm, Agnes, 1862-1943
1921 Aug. 30 - 1930 Oct. 65 itemsbox 5
Boas, Franz, 1858-1942
1899-19334 folders (86 items)box 5

Subject(s): World War I -- Impact on science; Human genetics; Human evolution, physical anthropology; Anthropology

Folder 1
1899 Sept. 13 - 1914 Feb. 1325 itemsbox 5
Folder 2
1920 July 14 - 1924 June 2322 itemsbox 5
Folder 3
1926 June 16 - 1931 Nov. 721 itemsbox 5
Folder 4
1932 Aug. 9 - 1933 June 2918 itemsbox 5
Bodman, Herbert Luther, 1924-?
1936 Oct. 51 itembox 5
Boeman, A. M.
1915 Nov. 23, 1916 Jan. 132 itemsbox 5
Boen, ?
1927 Apr. 271 itembox 5
Bohn, Georges, 1868-?
1905 May 29 - 19114 itemsbox 5
Bohn, Wm. E. (William Edward), 1877-?
1932 June 14-162 itemsbox 5
Boissevain, Mia
1922 Nov. 2 - 1923 Feb. 73 itemsbox 5
Boldrini, Marcello, 1890-1969
1925 Oct. 14 - 1931 July 1612 itemsbox 5
Bonds, Florence
1933 Apr. 27 - May 82 itemsbox 5
Bonin, Gerhardt von, 1890-?
1930 Nov. 24 - 1931 Oct. 195 itemsbox 5
Bonnevie, Kristine
1907 May 7 - 1932 Feb. 1315 itemsbox 5
Bonney, A. F.
1911 Sept. 11 - Oct. 242 itemsbox 5
Bordage, Edmond
1897 Dec. 2 - 1899 Jan. 173 itemsbox 5
Bordner, John S.
1904 Oct. 20 - Dec. 54 itemsbox 5
Borodin, D. N. (Dmitrii Nikolaevich)
1921 Nov. 19 - 1923 May 2210 itemsbox 5
Borodin, N. A. (Nikolai Andreevich), 1861-1937.
1920 Aug. 3 - 1924 Aug. 64 itemsbox 5
Bosanquet, Mrs. Charles (Schieffelin, Barbara)
1929-19325 folders (130 items)box 5

Subject(s): Eugenics Record Office -- Psychology

Folder 1
1929 Jan. 15 - Apr. 1825 itemsbox 5
Folder 2
1929 Apr. 20 - Dec. 2828 itemsbox 5
Folder 3
1930 Jan. 8 - 1932 Aug. 833 itemsbox 5
Folder 4
1929 Feb. 28 - Apr. 1522 itemsbox 5
Folder 5
1929 Apr. 16 - July 1222 itemsbox 5
Boston Society of Natural History
1898 May 63 itemsbox 5
Bottigheimer, Mrs. Edgar M.
1932 Sept. 7-192 itemsbox 5
Bouges, Louise
1923 June 8-202 itemsbox 5
Boulton, Laura C.
1933 July 8 - Oct. 143 itemsbox 5
Boveri, Theodor, 1862-1915
1910 Dec. 20 - 1926 Nov. 104 itemsbox 5
Bovie, W. T.
1918 Jan. 29 - 1921 Nov. 2514 itemsbox 5
Bowditch, Cornelia
1922 Apr. 7-154 itemsbox 5
Bowditch, Harold, 1883-?
1918 May 20 - 1923 Jan. 2626 itemsbox 5
Bowditch, Henry I.
1909 Sept. 10 - Oct. 268 itemsbox 5
Bowman, Isaiah
1918 Mar. 9 - 1929 Mar. 1415 itemsbox 5
Boyer, Claude E.
1932 Sept. 19 - Oct. 163 itemsbox 5
Brace, Edith M.
1905 May 91 itembox 5
Bradley, Helen A.
1923 Mar. 191 itembox 5
Braem, F.
1891 Feb. 8 - 1904 May 256 itemsbox 5
Brainerd, Ezra
1908 Aug. 7-162 itemsbox 5
Bralliar, Floyd
1932 Jan. 24 - July 222 itemsbox 5
Brand, Erwin
1930 May 3 - Oct. 106 itemsbox 5
Brandeis, Julian W., 1875-?
1920 Nov. 26 - 1927 Apr. 2922 itemsbox 5
Brandt, Karl
1902 May 231 itembox 5
Breasted, James Henry, 1865-1935
1919 May 16-273 itemsbox 6
Breinl, Friedrich, 1888-1936
1925 May 5 - 1926 Jan. 1217 itemsbox 6
Brewster, Edwin Tenney, 1866-?
1895 July 29 - 1914 July 412 itemsbox 6
Bridges, Calvin B. (Calvin Blackman), 1889-1938
1916 June 12 - 1929 Dec. 173 itemsbox 6
Briggs, Ella Marion
1905 Jan. 161 itembox 6
Briggs, L. B. R.
1897 Dec. 13 - 1899 Oct. 103 itemsbox 6
Brigham, Carl Campbell, 1890-?
1922 Dec. 21 - 1930 Mar. 1734 itemsbox 6
Bristol, Charles Lawrence
1912 Sept. 5 - 1921 May 267 itemsbox 6
Bristol, George P.
1906 Dec. 17-312 itemsbox 6
Bristol, Lucius Moody
1913 Nov. 1 - 1915 Nov. 24 itemsbox 6
Britton, Elizabeth G. (Mrs. Nathaniel Lord)
1923 Jan. 3 - 1925 May 516 itemsbox 6
Britton, Nathaniel Lord, 1859-1934
1904 Apr. 20 - 1914 May 416 itemsbox 6
Brockman, K. G.
1926 Oct. 19 - 1927 Mar. 165 itemsbox 6
Bronfenbrenner, A.
1925 Feb. 14 - 1931 May 1331 itemsbox 6
Brooke, Charles Edward
1904 Jan. 111 itembox 6
Brooklyn Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute
  box 6
Grades of C. B. Davenport
1883 Feb. - 1884 Dec.11 itemsbox 6
Mechanical drawings of C. B. Davenport
n.d.1 notebookbox 6
Miscellaneous notes
1874 Dec. 5 - 1940 June 12 itemsbox 6
Statistics for the class of '85
188531 itemsbox 6
Brooks, Mrs. Charles F.
1928 Mar. 4-62 itemsbox 6
Brower, Elbert O.
1928 Nov. 24 - Dec. 32 itemsbox 6
Brown, C. J. D.
1932 July 20-282 itemsbox 6
Brown, Constance
1933 Mar. 18-265 itemsbox 6
Brown, E. T.
1908 July 24 - 1909 Apr. 224 itemsbox 6
Brown, Edward
1907 Jan. 30 - 1911 Sept. 1130 itemsbox 6
Brown, Elmer Ellsworth, 1861-1934
1911 Feb. 24 - Oct. 106 itemsbox 6
Brown, Frank A.
1944 Feb. 191 itembox 6
Brown, Herbert A.
1914 Mar. 21 - 1915 Oct. 143 itemsbox 6
Brown, J. Stanley
  box 6
Brown, Sanger, 1884-?
1921 Feb. 8 - 1930 Mar. 1211 itemsbox 6
Brown, W. H.
1926 Aug. 241 itembox 6
Brown, William Moseley, 1894-?
1930 Apr. 23 - July 1012 itemsbox 6
Brownne, J. S.
1910 Dec. 30 - 1925 Jan. 2936 itemsbox 6
Brozek, Artur
1912 May 1 - 1925 Mar. 2313 itemsbox 6
Bruce, B. K.
1907 Feb. 241 itembox 6
Brues, Charles T. (Charles Thomas), 1879-1955
1902 Apr. 2 - 1927 Apr. 411 itemsbox 6
Brunetti, E.
1905 Oct. 201 itembox 6
Brushfield, Thomas
 2 foldersbox 6
Folder 1
1925 Dec. 15 - 1928 Mar. 2121 itemsbox 6
Folder 2
1928 May 31 - 1931 Jan. 1523 itemsbox 6
Bryan, William Alanson
1908 Aug. 24 - Sept. 223 itemsbox 6
Bryant, Louise Stevens
1928 Oct. 1 - 1931 Dec. 216 itemsbox 6
Bryce, George, 1844-1931
1903 Sept. 291 itembox 6
Bryn, Halfdon
1922 Oct. 26 - 1929 Sept. 82 itemsbox 6
Bryngelson, Bryng
1933 Apr. 121 itembox 6
Brynk, S.
1920 June 29 - July 52 itemsbox 6
Buchinger, Ing. A.
1929 Mar. 14 - Apr. 173 itemsbox 6
Buckhout, W. A.
1906 Nov. 22-262 itemsbox 6
Bullard, Charles
1898 Aug. 27 - 1900 Mar. 156 itemsbox 6
Bulletin of Social Hygiene, Editor
1919 Sept. 81 itembox 6
Bullington, Walter Edward, 1890-?
1925 Aug. 28 - 1933 Nov. 2714 itemsbox 6
Bumpus, Hermon Carey, 1862-1943
1891-19152 folders (54 items)box 6

Subject(s): International Congress of Zoology; Conferences and symposia; Political issues; Scientific organizations, meetings, programs; Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory; National Academy of Sciences

Folder 1
1891 Mar. 25 - 1907 Nov. 1521 itemsbox 6
Folder 2
1908 Jan. 28 - 1915 May 1933 itemsbox 6
Bumstead, Henry Andrews, 1870-1920
1920 Jan. 31 - Sept. 1511 itemsbox 6
Bunch, Cordia C., 1885-?
1933 Nov. 22-272 itemsbox 6
Bunting, Martha
1899 Feb. 27 - 1900 Feb. 83 itemsbox 6
Buol, Mary Stilwell
1932 Aug. 31 - Oct. 252 itemsbox 6
Burbank, Luther, 1849-1926
1907 May 13 - 1921 Jan. 138 itemsbox 6
Burdeen, C. R.
1905 Jan. 30 - Feb. 42 itemsbox 6
Burgess, G. K. (Georoge Kimball), 1874-?
1929 Apr. 30 - May 204 itemsbox 6
Burke, John J.
1925 Nov. 20 - 1930 Aug. 2813 itemsbox 6
Burlingame, Leonas Lancelot, 1876-?
1922 Mar. 15 - Dec. 58 itemsbox 6
Burnham, Allen M.
1932 Mar. 4 - 1933 June 224 itemsbox 6
Burr, Allston
1943 Aug. 41 itembox 6
Burr, Carll S., Jr., 1858-?
1907 Apr. 16 - 1908 Apr. 279 itemsbox 6
Burt, Edward A.
1897 June 21 - 1899 Mar. 222 itemsbox 6
Burt, Luella
1931 Jan. 30 - Aug. 1515 itemsbox 6
Butler, Nicholas Murray, 1862-1947
1910 May 25 - 1924 Feb. 49 itemsbox 7
Buxton, Leonard Halford Dudley
1930 Mar. 29 - Apr. 213 itemsbox 7
Byrnes, Esther Fussell, 1866-?
1916-19403 folders (83 items)box 7

Subject(s): Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory; Conferences and symposia; Biographical and personal data; Eugenics Record Office

Folder 1
1916 Jan. 30 - 1920 June 1625 itemsbox 7
Folder 2
1920 June 17 - 1927 Jan. 2630 itemsbox 7
Folder 3
1926 Feb. 1 - 1940 Mar. 528 itemsbox 7
Cadwalader, John
1932 Apr. 19-203 itemsbox 7
Calder, William M., 1869-?
1919 Sept. 8 - 1922 Feb. 237 itemsbox 7
Caldwell, Otis W. (Otis William), 1869-1947
1925 Oct. 6 - 1930 Sept. 1533 itemsbox 7
Calkins, Gary Nathan, 1867-1943
1901 Dec. 11 - 1930 Feb. 1110 itemsbox 7
Calvet, Louis, 1868-?
1898 Oct. 23 - 1904 Oct. 144 itemsbox 7
Camp, Mrs. Blanche M. (Letchworth Village)
1926 June 26 - 1932 Nov. 2930 itemsbox 7
Campbell, C. G. (Clarence Gorden), 1868-1956
1927-19322 folders (53 items)box 7

Subject(s): Research support; Eugenics Research Association; Eugenics

Folder 1
1927 Mar. 21 - 1928 July 620 itemsbox 7
Folder 2
1928 July 9 - 1932 Aug. 933 itemsbox 7
Candelas, P. B.
1942 July 4-177 itemsbox 7
Cannon, Gertrude L.
1910 Jan. 9 - Oct. 1214 itemsbox 7
Cannon, H. Graham
1923 Nov. 19 - 1925 June 193 itemsbox 7
Cannon, Walter B.(Walter Bradford), 1871-1945
1896-19342 folders (45 items)box 7

Subject(s): Research support; National Research Council; Biographical and personal data; National Academy of Sciences; Bibliographical matters

Folder 1
1896 Aug. 1 - 1925 Jan. 1423 itemsbox 7
Folder 2
1925 Mar. 24 - 1934 Jan. 2922 itemsbox 7
Cannon, William Austin, 1870-?
1903 Nov. 5 - 1903 Nov. 214 itemsbox 7
Carlson, Anton J. (Anton Julius), 1875-1956
1904 Apr. 10 - Nov. 73 itemsbox 7
Carlson, Elof Axel
1971 Jan. 261 itembox 7
Carlson, H. C.
1932 Nov. 18-294 itemsbox 7
Carnegie, Mrs. Andrew (Louise W.)
1925 Dec. 161 itembox 7
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
1933 Feb. 21-232 itemsbox 7
Carnegie Institution of Washington
  box 7-9

Related material: See also Series II.


Subject(s): Committee activities -- Executive committee; Genetics; Research support; Conferences and symposia; Publication; Business; Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory; Carnegie Institution of Washington

Folder 1
1929 Jan. 5 - Feb. 2731 itemsbox 7
Folder 2
1929 Mar. 1-2829 itemsbox 7
Folder 3
1929 Apr. 1 - June 3032 itemsbox 7
Folder 4
1929 Jul. 5 - Dec. 120 itemsbox 7
Folder 5
1930 Jan. 7 - Dec. 1231 itemsbox 7
Folder 6
1931 Jan. 9 - Dec. 2236 itemsbox 7
Folder 7
1932 Jan. 4 - June 2734 itemsbox 7
Folder 8
1932 July 8 - Dec. 3131 itemsbox 7
Department of Genetics
  box 7-8
Folder 1
1913 Jan. 20 - 1921 May 640 itemsbox 7
Folder 2
1921 Nov. 29 - 1923 Oct. 845 itemsbox 7
Folder 3
1923 Oct. 10 - 1925 July 2252 itemsbox 7
Folder 4
1925 Sept. 10 - 192851 itemsbox 7
Folder 5
1927 Dec. 14 - 1928 June 2336 itemsbox 7
Folder 6
1931 Feb. 13 - 1933 Mar. 1726 itemsbox 8
Budget
1924 Jan. 24 - 1933 Oct. 1935 itemsbox 8
General
1929 - 1932 June 2037 itemsbox 8
Program
1923 Dec. 2 - 1939 Feb. 811 itemsbox 8
Report of staff meeting
1935 Jan. 21 - 1937 June 734 itemsbox 8
Staff meetings
1922 Jan. 5 - 1928 Oct. 122 itemsbox 8
Executive Committee: Minutes of the Meetings
1929 Jan. 11 - 1930 Jan. 177 itemsbox 8
Gilbert, William Marshall, 1879-?
1927-193932 foldersbox 8-9

Subject(s): Referee's report; Human evolution, physical anthropology; Political issues; Carnegie Institution of Washington; Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory; Research support; Genetics; Human genetics; International Congress of Genetics -- Fifth Congress; Committee activities; Travel -- Invitations, arrangements; Conferences and symposia; Biographical and personal data; Eugenics; Publication; National Research Council

Folder 1
1927 Jan. 5 - Feb. 2632 itemsbox 8
Folder 2
1927 Mar. 1 - Apr. 2929 itemsbox 8
Folder 3
1927 May 2 - July 2232 itemsbox 8
Folder 4
1927 Aug. 2 - Sept. 2728 itemsbox 8
Folder 5
1927 Oct. 3 - Nov. 3044 itemsbox 8
Folder 6
1927 Dec. 2 - 1928 Feb. 2836 itemsbox 8
Folder 7
1928 Mar. 1-1940 itemsbox 8
Folder 8
1928 Mar. 20 - Apr. 2346 itemsbox 8
Folder 9
1928 May 7 - Dec. 2662 itemsbox 8
Folder 10
1929 Jan. 9 - Apr. 2636 itemsbox 8
Folder 11
1929 May 4 - Aug. 3041 itemsbox 8
Folder 12
1929 Sept. 3 - Dec. 3042 itemsbox 8
Folder 13
1930 Jan. 2 - Mar. 3155 itemsbox 8
Folder 14
1930 Apr. 1 - June 1249 itemsbox 8
Folder 15
1930 June 14 - Oct. 1346 itemsbox 8
Folder 16
1930 Oct. 14 - Dec. 3154 itemsbox 9
Folder 17
1931 Jan. 3 - May 2860 itemsbox 9
Folder 18
1931 June 1 - Aug. 2758 itemsbox 9
Folder 19
1931 Sept. 1 - Oct. 1648 itemsbox 9
Folder 20
1931 Nov. 31 - Dec. 3138 itemsbox 9
Folder 21
1932 Jan. 4 - Apr. 650 itemsbox 9
Folder 22
1932 Apr. 7 - July 2162 itemsbox 9
Folder 23
1932 July 21 - Dec. 2964 itemsbox 9
Folder 24
1933 Jan. 4 - Feb. 2534 itemsbox 9
Folder 25
1933 Feb. 27 - Apr. 2058 itemsbox 9
Folder 26
1933 Apr. 19 - Sept. 555 itemsbox 9
Folder 27
1933 Sept. 6 - Dec. 2863 itemsbox 9
Folder 28
1934 Jan. 3 - Apr. 3056 itemsbox 9
Folder 29
1934 May 1 - June 2952 itemsbox 9
Folder 30
1934 July 1 - Sept. 1549 itemsbox 9
Folder 31
1934 Sept. 18 - Dec. 2869 itemsbox 9
Folder 32
1936 Nov. 24 - 1939 Nov. 304 itemsbox 9
Carpenter, Thorne Martin, 1878-?
1926 July 20 - 1929 May 2812 itemsbox 10
Carrel, Alexis, 1873-1944
1912 Oct. 17 - 1933 Nov. 246 itemsbox 10
Carrier, Lillian S.
1933 Mar. 201 itembox 10
Carrington, E. S.
1907 Aug. 31 - 1921 Apr. 2822 itemsbox 10
Carrington, Hereward, 1880-1959
1932 June 23 - Oct. 194 itemsbox 10
Carris, Lewis Herbert, 1869-?
1924 Nov. 10 - 1931 Mar. 2511 itemsbox 10
Carruth, William Herbert, 1859-1924
1913 Apr. 15 - 1916 May 198 itemsbox 10
Carty, John Joseph, 1861-1932
1919 Nov. 18 - 1925 Dec. 2310 itemsbox 10
Case, Clarence Marsh, 1874-1946
1921 Mar. 28 - Apr. 94 itemsbox 10
Casteel, Dana B.
1905 June 17 - 1906 Mar. 24 itemsbox 10
Castle, William E. (William Ernest), 1867-1962
1893-194013 folders (323 items)box 10

Subject(s): Genetics; Human genetics; Mouse genetics; Poultry genetics; Rat genetics; Carnegie Institution of Washington; Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory; Scientific organizations, meetings, programs; Recommendations; Requests for aid in finding positions; Eugenics; Travel -- Invitations, arrangements; Biographical and personal data

Folder 1
1893 - 1904 Sept. 1829 itemsbox 10
Folder 2
1904 Oct. 8 - 1906 Aug. 2429 itemsbox 10
Folder 3
1906 Oct. 2 - Dec. 2825 itemsbox 10
Folder 4
1907 - 1908 Feb. 1227 itemsbox 10
Folder 5
1908 May 13 - Dec. 2123 itemsbox 10
Folder 6
190924 itemsbox 10
Folder 7
191041 itemsbox 10
Folder 8
1911-191225 itemsbox 10