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Malcolm Rutherford Thorpe papers

Call Number: MS 491
Scope and Contents

The Malcolm R. Thorpe Papers consist of correspondence, manuscripts, notes, photographs, and miscellanea of Malcolm Rutherford Thorpe, a paleontologist and member of the Yale University staff from 1919-1938. The Thorpe Papers were a gift of Malcolm R. Thorpe in 1943, with subsequent additions. The papers are arranged in two series:

I. Correspondence, 1913-1952 II. Topical Files, 1923-1945

SERIES I, CORRESPONDENCE, 1913-1952, includes personal and professional correspondence with such correspondents as the U.S. Department of the Interior, Edmund Hovey Otis, and Ernest Howe.

SERIES II, TOPICAL FILES, 1923-1945, contains such material as a cataloge of Thorpe's personal library, descriptions of many specimens, his Ph.D. dissertation, and several manuscripts on topics of professional interest. Other materials include notes arranged under the topic "Memoirs of the Peabody Museum," chapters from Organic Adaption to Environment (1924), papers relating to the Emerson Tuttle Memorial Committee, and files for Yale University matters.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Portion of papers gift of Malcolm Thrope in 1943.


Arranged in two series: I. Correspondence. II. Topical Files.

5.5 Linear Feet (9 boxes, 1 folio)
Related Names
Thorpe, Malcolm Rutherford, 1891-1957
Language of Materials