Thomas Harper Goodspeed

Inventory of the Correspondence Relating to Research on Tobacco. 1926-1950
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Thomas Harper Goodspeed

Inventory of the Correspondence Relating to Research on Tobacco. 1926-1950

Collection number: BANC MSS 80/138 c

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Collection Summary

Collection Title: Thomas Harper Goodspeed: Correspondence Relating to Research on Tobacco,
Date (inclusive): 1926-1950
Collection Number: BANC MSS 80/138 c
Creator: Goodspeed, Thomas Harper, 1887-
Extent: Number of containers: 3 boxes Linear feet: 1.25
Repository: The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Abstract: Primarily copies of letters written by Goodspeed and his associate, Helen-Mar Wheeler, to various botanists, museums, botanical gardens, government agencies; and replies, exchanging information on tobacco, plant specimens, and viable seed. Some comment on response of tobacco to X-rays.

Appended to some letters: plant specimens, photographs, lists of queries and specimens sent, with specific information on genetic, morphological and taxonomic characteristics.
Languages Represented: English

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Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Thomas Harper Goodspeed. Correspondence relating to research on tobacco, BANC MSS 80/138 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Biography

Thomas Harper Goodspeed, botanist and cytologist, was born in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1887. In 1909, he received the A.B. degree from Brown University, and in 1912, was awarded the Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.He joined the faculty of the Botany Department at Berkeley in 1912, and in 1928 became a full professor. From 1926 to 1934, Goodspeed was curator of the Botanical Gardens, and served as its director from 1934 until his retirement from the University in 1957.
Goodspeed devoted the bulk of his professional career to a study of the cytology and taxonomy of the genus Nicotiana (tobacco), its interspecific hybridization, its distribution in western South America and the Australian sub-continent, and its response to high frequency radiation such as x-rays.

Scope and Content

These papers, donated by Professor Lincoln Constance in April, 1980, consist essentially of copies of letters written by Goodspeed and his associate, Helen-Mar Wheeler, to various botanists, museums, botanical gardens, government agencies, etc., and replies, exchanging information on tobacco, plant specimens and viable seed. The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by name of person or organization with incoming and outgoing letters interfiled chronologically thereunder. Plant specimens, photographs, lists of queries and of specimens sent with specific information on genetic, morphological and taxonomic characteristics, habitat, and range are appended to some letters. A partial list of correspondents follows herein. Unlisted letters follow those listed, for each letter of the alphabet.

Key to Arrangement

Box 1

Correspondence, A-D

Box 2

Correspondence, E-P

Box 3

Correspondence, R-Z and Miscellaneous items

Partial List of Correspondents

 

Archer, William Andrew

 

4 letters, 1939-1940

 

Avery, George S., Jr., 1903-

 

13 letters, 1934-1935

 

Backeburg, Curt

 

Letter, Apr. 24, 1932

 

Bateson, Gregory, 1904-

 

Letter, n.d.

 

Baur, Erwin, 1875-1933

 

Letter, Feb. 10, 1931

 

Beaglehole, Ernest, 1906-

 

Letter, July 17, 1935

 

Black, John McConnell, 1855-1951

 

14 letters, 1932-1939

 

Brieger, Friedrich Gustav, 1900-

 

2 letters, 1926-1935

 

Brooks, Jerome Edmund

 

7 letters, 1929-1942

 

Bryan, Edwin Horace, 1898-

 

Letter, Jan. 10, 1940

 

Buchtien, Otto

 

3 letters, 1931-1932

 

Buck, Peter (Te Rangi Hiroa), 1880-1951

 

4 letters, 1940-1942

 

Burkholder, Paul Rufus, 1903-

 

Letter, Jan. 7, 1941

 

Cabrera, Angel L., 1879-

 

Letter, March 31, 1932

 

Cadwalader, Charles M. B.

 

Letter, Sept., 1934

 

Carter, Walter, 1879-

 

2 letters, 1940

 

Castellanos, Alberto

 

Letter, Nov. 2, 1936

 

Castetter, Edward Franklin, 1896-

 

9 letters, 1937-1942

 

Cheel, Edmund

 

7 letters, 1933-1934

 

Clausen, Roy Elwood, 1891-1956

 

3 letters, 1936-1937

 

Clayton, Edward Eastman, 1895-

 

42 letters, 1934-1943

 

Cleland, John Burton

 

4 letters, 1931-1939

 

Collins, Julius Lloyd, 1889-

 

Letter, Jan. 2, 1941

 

Darnell-Smith, George Percy

 

3 letters, 1931-1933

 

Descole, Horacio Raoul, 1910-

 

2 letters, 1937-1940

 

Docters Van Leewen, Wilhelm Marius, 1880-

 

Letter, June 15, 1929

 

Ducke, Adolf

 

Letter, May 28, 1933

 

East, Edward Murray, 1878-1938

 

14 letters, 1935-1938

 

Fries, Robert E., 1876-

 

Letter, Dec. 11, 1929

 

Gardner, Max William, 1890-1979

 

Letter, Sept. 14, 1935

 

Giddings, Nahum James, 1883-

 

Letter, Sept. 20, 1941

 

Granger, Walter, 1872-1941

 

Letter, Jan. 27, 1934

 

Gregg, Clifford Cilley, 1895-

 

Letter, June 15, 1939

 

Herrera, A. L., 1868-1942

 

Letter, June 21, 1929

 

Hill, Arthur, 1875-1941

 

6 letters, 1926-1927

 

Honing, Jan Antoine

 

2 letters, 1928-1931

 

Horton, Ethel Sue, 1882-

 

Letter, Sept. 24, 1931

 

Hosseus, Carl Curt, 1878-

 

Letter, Feb. 18, 1931

 

Howell, John Thomas

 

2 letters, 1932-1933

 

Hull, Fred Harold, 1898-

 

2 letters, 1941-1944

 

Jones, Volney Hunt, 1903-

 

3 letters, 1941

 

Killip, Ellsworth Paine, 1890-

 

3 letters, 1931-1939

 

Kincaid, Randall Rich, 1903-

 

2 letters, 1935-1936

 

Knoche, Walter, 1881-

 

Letter, Aug. 17, 1931

 

Kostoff, Dontcho

 

5 letters, 1935-1937

 

Kraus, E. J., 1885-

 

2 letters, 1936-1937

 

Lam, H. J.

 

Letter, Dec. 4, 1948

 

Lewis, Ralph William, 1911-

 

Letter, Aug. 18, 1941

 

Looser, Gaulterio

 

2 letters, 1931

 

Lowie, Robert Harry, 1883-1957

 

Letter, Dec. 8, 1942

 

Macindoe, S. L.

 

2 letters, 1940

 

McMurtrey, James Edward, 1893-

 

3 letters, 1935-1936

 

Martinez, Maximino, 1888-

 

Letter, March 24, 1931

 

Merrill, Elmer Drew, 1876-1956

 

Letter, March 31, 1937

 

Mexia, Ynez

 

Letter, March 4, 1932

 

Moldenke, Harold N., 1909-

 

5 letters, 1940-1946

 

Morrison, Benjamin Yoe, 1891-

 

Letter, March 2, 1936

 

Morton, C. Vernon, 1905-1972

 

Letter, Apr. 10, 1941

 

Navashim, Michael S, 1896-

 

Letter, Feb. 7, 1931

 

Neal, Marie Catherine, 1889-

 

3 letters, 1937-1944

 

Neubauer, Ferdinand John, 1886-

 

Letter, Apr. 15, 1928

 

Nicholls, William Henry, 1885-1951

 

Letter, July 1, 1937

 

Nolla, José Antonio Bernabé, 1902-

 

2 letters, 1937-1938

 

Olmo, Harold Paul, 1909-

 

Letter, Oct. 14, 1937

 

Parks, Harold Ernest, 1880-

 

Letter, Feb. 12, 1934

 

Fennell, Francis Whittier, 1886-

 

Letter, Nov. 9, 1934

 

Radcliffe-Brown, Alfred Reginald, 1881-1955

 

Letter, July 26, 1929

 

Rehder, Alfred, 1863-1949

 

2 letters, 1931-1933

 

Rivett, Alfred Cherbury David, 1885-

 

2 letters, March, 1934

 

Roark, Ruric Creegan, 1887-

 

3 letters, 1941-1942

 

St. John, Harold, 1892-

 

Letter, Dec. 20, 1939

 

Sakimura, Kanjyo, 1903-

 

3 letters, 1938

 

Schreiter, Rodolfo, 1885-

 

2 letters, 1932-1934

 

Simms, Stephen Chapman, 1864-

 

3 letters, 1931-1934

 

Simpson, George Gaylord, 1902-

 

Letter, March 18, 1934

 

Skottsberg, Carl Johan Fredrik, 1880-

 

3 letters, 1931-1937

 

Smith, Harold Hill, 1910-

 

5 letters, 1936-1940

 

Thornber, John James, 1872-

 

2 letters, 1941-1942

 

Wagner, Rudolf

 

Letter, Nov. 1, 1937

 

Weberbauer, August, 1871-

 

4 letters, 1931-1933

 

Weier, Thomas Elliot, 1903-

 

2 letters, 1934

 

Wenholz, H

 

19 letters, 1934-1940

 

Went, Fritz Warmold, 1903-

 

Letter, March 3, 1937

 

Wheeler, Helen-Mar, 1907-

 

7 letters, 1934-1945. Copies of letters written by her, to Professor Goodspeed's correspondents, on his behalf, as his associate, appear in the correspondents' folders.

 

White, Cyril Tenison

 

2 letters, 1931-1936

 

Wittrock, Gustav Ludwig, 1895-

 

2 letters, 1939-1940