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Ellsworth Huntington papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1

Scope and Contents

The papers consist of correspondence, writings, notes and notebooks, clippings, printed matter, which relate to Ellsworth Huntington's professional career and his activities for a number of professional organizations with which he was associated. The papers also include notebooks covering his numerous field trips and ancient artifacts collected by Huntington in Chinese Turkestan. Correspondents of note include Arnold Toynbee, Ernst Antevs, Henry Adams, James Breasted, Frederick Jackson Turner, Margaret Sanger, Henry Fairchild, James Rowland Angell, and Henry Seidel Canby.

Dates

  • 1779-1952
  • Majority of material found within 1890 - 1947

Creator

Language

English

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Access to the artifacts in Series XV is by appointment only. Contact the Head of Public Services or the Public Services Manager.

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Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain.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 Mrs. Huntington, 1968; Mrs. John Deming, 1995, 1997, and 2006; and Elizabeth Dillman, 2005.

Arrangement

Arranged in fifteen series and four additions: I. Documents and Papers. II. Family Correspondence. III. General Correspondence. IV. Subject Files. V. Writings. VI. Research Materials. VII. Teaching Materials. VIII. Financial Records. IX. Printed Materials. X. Newspaper Clippings. XI. Maps. XII. Photographs. XIII. Card Files. XIV. Plates. XV. Artifacts.

Extent

228.25 Linear Feet (355 boxes)

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.0001

Overview

The papers consist of correspondence, writings, notes and notebooks, clippings, printed matter, which relate to Ellsworth Huntington's professional career and his activities for a number of professional organizations with which he was associated. The papers also include notebooks covering his numerous field trips and ancient artifacts collected by Huntington in Chinese Turkestan. Correspondents of note include Arnold Toynbee, Ernst Antevs, Henry Adams, James Breasted, Frederick Jackson Turner, Margaret Sanger, Henry Fairchild, James Rowland Angell, and Henry Seidel Canby.

Biographical / Historical

Ellsworth Huntington was a geographer, a professor of Geology-Geography at Yale University, and an author. Huntington was a proponent of the controversial theory that emphasized the dominant influence of climate and eugenics on the character of civilizations.

Appendix

Names for which orange cards have been made and filed in the Union and Hist Mss catalogs:

  1. Adams, Henry1838-1918
  2. Angell, James Rowland1869-1949
  3. Antevs, Ernst1888-
  4. Arctowski, Henryk 1871-
  5. Atwood, Wallace Walter1872-1949
  6. Baker, Oliver Edwin1883-
  7. Barker, Sir Ernest1874-1960
  8. Birch, Guy Irving
  9. Blakeslee, George Hubbard1871-
  10. Bowman, Isaiah1878-1950
  11. Breasted, James Henry1865-1935
  12. Brooks, Charles Ernest Pelham
  13. Canby, Henry Seidel1878-1961
  14. Chisholm, George Goudie1850-1930
  15. Clayton, Henry Helm1861-1946
  16. Cressey, George Babcock1896-
  17. Cushing, Sumner Webster1879-1920
  18. Davis, William Morris1850-1934
  19. DeGeer, Gerard Jakob, friherre1858-
  20. Dixon, Roland Burrage1875-1934
  21. Dodge, Richard Elwood1868-
  22. Douglass, Andrew Ellicott1867-
  23. Dreiser, Theodore1871-1945
  24. Fairchild, Henry Pratt1880-
  25. Fisher, Irving1867-1947
  26. Gilfillan Seabury Colum1889-
  27. Goode, John Paul1862-1932
  28. Grant, Madison1865-1937
  29. Harper, Roland McMillan1878-
  30. Herbertson, andrew John1865-1915
  31. Hobbs, William Herbert1864-
  32. Hoxmark, Guillermo
  33. Jefferson, Mark Sylvester William1863-1949
  34. Johnson, Douglas Wilson1878-1944
  35. Keltie, Sir John Scott1840-1927
  36. Klimm, Lester Earl1902-
  37. Kullmer, Charles Julius1879-1942
  38. Lasker, Bruno
  39. McDougal, Daniel Trembly1865-
  40. Osborn, Frederick Henry1889-
  41. Popenoe, Paul Bowman1889-
  42. Robinson, James Harvey1863-1936
  43. Roosevelt, Eleanor (Roosevelt)1884-1962
  44. Rostovtsev, Mikhail Ivanovich1870-
  45. Sanger, Margaret1879-1966
  46. Shaw, Sir William Napier1854-
  47. Simpson, George Gaylord1902-
  48. Smith, Joseph Russell1874-
  49. Stein, Sir Mark Aurel1862-1943
  50. Stokes, Anson Phelps1874-1958
  51. Taylor, Thomas Griffith1880-1963
  52. Tippenhauer, Louis Gentil1867-
  53. Toynbee, Arnold Joseph1889-
  54. Turner, Frederick Jackson1861-1932
  55. VanValkenberg, Samuel1891-
  56. Visher, Stephen Sargent1887-
  57. Wright, Quincy1890-
Title
Guide to the Ellsworth Huntington Papers
Author
compiled by Staff of Manuscripts and Archives
Date
August 1970
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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