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Othniel Charles Marsh papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 343
Scope and Contents
The papers consist of correspondence, diaries, notebooks, school notes, and other papers of O.C. Marsh, scientist and first professor of paleontology at Yale and in the United States. Of special interest is the rather extensive correspondence Marsh carried on with many prominent scientists of his time; included are letters from Charles Darwin, Leonard and Thomas Huxley, Simon Newcomb, and Benjamin Silliman Sr. and Jr. Also included are materials relating to Marsh's education at Andover, Yale, and in Germany, family papers, and papers reflecting his involvement with the Cardiff Giant hoax and the Red Cloud controversy.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.

The collection is available on microfilm excluding boxes 21, 43A, 43B, 49A, 55, folio items, and Accession 2010-M-050. Except for these boxes, patrons must use FILM HM38 instead of the originals.
Conditions Governing Use
Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other 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
Gift of O.C. Marsh, 1899, and of the Archives of the Peabody Museum, Yale University.
Arrangement
Arranged in seven series and one addition: I. Correspondence. II. Marsh Family. III. Education of O. C. Marsh. IV. Writings of O. C. Marsh. V. Biographical Information. VI. Cardiff Giant Hoax. VII. Red Cloud Agency.
Dates
1817-1899
Extent
30.75 Linear Feet (59 boxes)
Related Names
Marsh, Othniel Charles, 1831-1899
Language of Materials
English