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Finding Aid to the François Matthes Papers, 1874-1965, bulk 1900-1950
BANC MSS C-B 821  
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Description
The François Matthes papers consist of personal and professional correspondence and writings spanning his academic life as a student in the 1890s, through his professional career as a geologist, to his death in 1948. Included are artwork, letters, newspaper clippings, typescripts, abstracts, notes, maps, and field books. Also included are materials from posthumously published books, book reviews, and biographical sketches gathered by colleagues and family members as late as 1963. The bulk of the material in this collection dates from 1900 to 1950.
Background
Geologist François Emile Matthes was born in 1874 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He spent his childhood in Germany and Switzerland, where he developed a love for mountains and glaciers. In 1891, Matthes, along with his twin brother Gerard, came to the United States to study at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and earned a B.S. degree in 1895 in geodetic and topographic engineering. He became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1896.
Extent
Number of containers: Number of containers: 9 boxes, 3 cartons, 2 oversize folders Linear feet: Linear feet: 7.5
Restrictions
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 94270-6000. Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must obtained from the copyright owner. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html.
Availability
Collection is open for research.