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Guide to the William E. Ritter Papers, 1879-1944
BANC MSS 71/3 c  
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Background
William Emerson Ritter, professor of zoology at the University of California, was born on a Wisconsin farm on November 19, 1856, where he lived and worked for the first twenty years of his life. After graduating from the Oshkosh Normal School, he continued his studies at Harvard in 1890, married Mary Bennett in 1891, and came to the University of California at Berkeley in 1893 as a biology instructor. In 1899 he was elected president of the California Academy of Sciences, and that same year took part in the famed Harriman Expedition to Alaska.
Extent
Number of containers: 25 boxes, 33 cartons and 2 oversize folders.
Restrictions
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Availability
Collection is open for research.