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Guide to the Edwin Grant Conklin Papers, 1885-1939

Abstract

Edwin Grant Conklin was a biologist and an educator.

Collection contains chiefly family and professional correspondence. Includes letters addressed to Conklin; to his wife, Belle Adkinson Conklin, and to other family members. The majority of letters are written by Conklin and his wife, parents, and children. Conklin's correspondence with wife Belle pertains largely to their dating courtship. There are lettters from other relatives, friends, academic and scientific colleagues, Freedmen, educators, and Methodist clergymen.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Conklin, Edwin Grant, 1863-1952.
Title
Edwin Grant Conklin papers 1885-1939
Language of Material
English
Extent
6 Linear Feet, 1675 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Chiefly family and professional correspondence. Includes letters addressed to Conklin; to his wife, Belle Adkinson Conklin, and to other family members. The majority of letters are written by Conklin and his wife, parents, and children. Conklin's correspondence with wife Belle pertains largely to their dating courtship. There are lettters from other relatives, friends, academic and scientific colleagues, Freedmen, educators, and Methodist clergymen.

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Contents of the Collection

Conklin, Edwin Grant, 1885-1889, Feb. (11 folders)
Box 1
Conklin, Edwin Grant, 1889, Mar.-1892, Mar. (11 folders)
Box 2
Conklin, Edwin Grant, 1892, Apr.-1897, Sept. (11 folders)
Box 3
Conklin, Edwin Grant, ca. 1898-ca. 1906 (11 folders)
Box 4
Conklin, Edwin Grant, ca. 1907-1936 (3 folders)
Box 5
Conklin, Belle Adkinson, 1886, June-1887, Sept. (5 folders)
Box 5
Conklin, Belle Adkinson, 1887, Oct.-1889, Apr. 19 (8 folders)
Box 6
Conklin, Belle Adkinson, 1889, Apr. 20-1897, Aug. 6 (10 folders)
Box 7
Conklin, Belle Adkinson, 1897, Aug. 6-1900 (8 folders)
Box 8
Conklin, Belle Adkinson, 1901-1905, May 13 (9 folders)
Box 9
Conklin, Belle Adkinson, 1905, May 15-1928 (11 folders)
Box 10
Conklin, Belle Adkinson, 1931-1939
Box 11
Conklin, Belle Adkinson, 1885-1911, and no date
Box 11
Adkinson, L.J. (Dr.), 1889-1903
Box 11
Adkinson, L.J. (Mrs.), 1910
Box 11
Conklin, A.V. (Dr.), 1885-1887 (2 folders)
Box 11
Conklin, A.V. (Mrs.), 1886-1909
Box 11
Page, Eva Conklin, 1885-1927
Box 11
Conklin, Paul, 1904-1907
Box 11
Ziegler, Fanc Adkinson, 1909
Box 11
Adkinson, Albert, 1910
Box 12
Adkinson, L.J., 1885, 1910
Box 12
Conklin, A.V. (Dr. and Mrs.), 1885-1910 and no date
Box 12
Conklin, Belle Adkinson, 1887-1937 and no date (3 folders)
Box 12
Conklin, E.G., 1885-1913 (2 folders)
Box 12
Conklin, Eva, 1886
Box 12
Conklin, Isabelle, Mary, and Paul, 1903-1922
Box 12
Telegrams, 1886-1935 and no date
Box 12

Includes photographs and clippings.

1888-1942, no date (2 folders)
Box 12
Clippings, 1886-1929 and no date
Box 12

Historical Note

Chronology List

DateEvent(s)
1863, Nov. 24Born, Waldo, Ohio
1885Ohio Wesleyan University, B.A.
1886Ohio Wesleyan University, B.S.
1886-1888Professor, Rust University (Holly Springs, Mich.)
1889Ohio Wesleyan University, M.A.
1889-1891Johns Hopkins University, Asst. in the biology laboratory
1890Johns Hopkins University, Appointed biology fellow
1891Johns Hopkins University, Ph.D.
1891-1894Ohio Wesleyan, Chair of Biology
1892Woods Holl, Member of the corps of instructors in charge of the Marine biological laboratory
1894-1896Northwestern University, Chair of Zoology
1896University of Pennsylvania, Chair of Comparative Embryology
1908-1933Princeton University, Chair of Biology

Edwin Grant Conklin held office of President in the following service organizations: American Philosophical Society (1942-1945, 1948-1952), American Society of Zoologists (1899), American Society of Naturalists (1912), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1936). Conklin was awarded the John J. Carty gold medal (1942-1943), and appointed American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow (1914).

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Edwin Grant Conklin Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Edwin Grant Conklin Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 1992.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library Staff, 1994

Encoded by Meghan Lyon, July 2010

Accessions described in this finding aid: 1992-0112

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.