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Inventory to the papers of Rollo Howard and Ida Menzies Beck at the California Academy of Sciences Library MSS.036
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Description
Consists of papers relating to Rollo Beck's life, primarily but not exclusively his life as a collector. Included are papers relating to expeditions to the Galápagos (5 starts, 4 completed trips), South America and parts of the Caribbean, the South Seas, and Alaska (two trips). The collection includes negatives, prints and lantern slides of his travels, as well some of his life as a farmer.
Background
Rollo Howard Beck was born August 26, 1870, in Los Gatos, California. When he was six, his family moved a few miles to Berryessa, now a district of San Jose, California. Over an active career that lasted nearly 60 years, Beck became the best known bird and reptile collector of the time, despite having only completed school through part of eighth grade.
Extent
17.88 Cubic feet 1 records center carton, 52 archives boxes (some oversize, some glass negative boxes), 1 rolled item
Restrictions
All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.
Availability
Access is unrestricted.