Guide to the Frederick Slate Papers, 1862-1937

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Guide to the Frederick Slate Papers, 1862-1937

Collection number: BANC MSS C-B 1051

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Collection Summary

Collection Title: Frederick Slate Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1862-1937
Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 1051
Creator: Slate, Frederick, 1852-1930
Extent: Number of containers: 1 box, 7 v., 1 oversize folder and 1 oversize volume
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: Letters, diaries, drafts of speeches and articles (including a biography of Hilgard), diplomas and photographs, relating mainly to his career at the University. Some papers pertaining to property in Berkeley and to his estaste, and a small group of family papers,1847?-1879, also included.
Languages Represented: English

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Frederick Slate papers, BANC MSS C-B 1051, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Material Cataloged Separately

  • Photographs were removed to the Pictorial Collections in 1978.

Biographical Sketch

Frederick Slate, physicist, the University of California at Berkeley, was born in London, England, on January 21, 1852. He obtained his degree from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn in 1871, was instructor of chemistry from 1874 to 1877, and studied at Berlin and Strasbourg from 1877 to 1879. He came to the University of California where he taught physics from 1891 to 1918, and was the author of several books on physics.

Scope and Content

These papers, given to The Bancroft Library from the Slate estate, via the Gift Division of the Main Library, in May, June and July 1966, contain letters, diaries, drafts of articles and speeches, diplomas and photographs. Some papers pertaining to property in Berkeley and to the settlement of his estate are included, as are some family papers from 1847 to 1879.

Key to Arrangement

Box 1

Outgoing letter, June 10, 1862

 

Incoming letters.

Additional Note

Single letters placed in A-Z Miscellany. Two or more letters arranged alphabetically, then chronologically within each folder.
 

Drafts of articles and talks

 

Personal papers, 1866-1901, including official copy of birth certificate, naturalization papers, marriage certificate, etc.

 

Biographical information

 

Papers relating to property in Berkeley, 1888-1930

 

Papers relating to the estate of Frederick Slate, 1930-1937

 

Miscellaneous family papers, 1847-1879, mainly letters to Slate's mother from various members of her family.

 

Miscellaneous miscellany

 

Papers relating to the estate of Ella (Hurd) De Wolfe Slate, 1926

 

Diaries and notebooks

volume v. 1

Diary, entitled University matters, 1881-1896

volume v. 2

Personal diary, Jan. 1915-Aug. 1919

volume v. 3

Diary, Sept. 1919-Sept. 1925

volume v. 4

Notes, some in German, 1879-1891

volume v. 5

Misc. notes

volume v. 6

Misc. notes on laboratories, etc., at various universities, with lists of books in the libraries and types of apparatus, n.d.

volume v. 7

Misc. notes, 1884-1886, many relating to education

oversize Oversize vol.

Mechanical Drawing plates by F. Slate

oversize Oversize folder 1 B

Diplomas

Partial List of Correspondents

 

A-Z Miscellany

 

Brasch, Frederick Edwards, 1875-

 

Letter, Nov. 29, 1921

 

California. University, Berkeley. President

 

Letter, Feb. 12, 1918, by Benjamin Ide Wheeler, containing copy of letter from the Carnegie Foundation.

 

Hall, Edwin, Herbert, 1855-1938

 

Letter, Aug. 9, 1918

 

Heaviside, Oliver, 1850-1935

 

Letter, Aug. 7, 1921

 

Lovejoy Arthur Oncken, 1873-1962

 

Letter, Jan. 2, 1923

 

Shewhart, Walter Andrew, 1891-

 

Letter, Oct. 13, 1918

 

Van Valkenburgh, Arba Seymour, 1862-1944

 

Letter, Aug. 30, 1909

 

Webster, Arthur Gordon, 1863-1923

 

Letter, Oct. 22, 1920

 

Wilczynski, Ernest Julius, 1876-1932

 

Letter, Oct. 21, 1920

 

Campbell, William Wallace, 1862-1938

 

2 letters, 1919-1920

 

Crew, Henry, 1859-

 

3 letters, 1918-1921

 

Leuschner, Armin Otto, 1868-1953

 

3 letters, 1918-1921

 

Millikan, Robert Andrews, 1868-1953

 

2 letters, 1919-1920

 

Quimby, Shirley Leon, 1893

 

4 letters, 1920-1921

 

Snow, Benjamin Warner, 1860

 

2 letters, 1918-1920

 

Wheeler, Benjamin Ide, 1854-1927

See California. University, Berkeley. President