Farlow Reference Library of Cryptogamic Botany


WILLIAM H. WESTON, JR.
PAPERS, 1890-1978

 

Biographical Note and Scope and Content Note

Container List

Box 1
Series I: Correspondence

Folder 1: From Thaxter to Weston (includes letter from Arthur Dean, president of the College of Hawaii), 1918-1919, 8 items
Folder 2: From Thaxter to Weston, 1920, 6 items
Folder 3: From Thaxter to Weston, 1921, 11 items
Folder 4: From Thaxter to Weston, 1922-1927, 10 items
Folder 5: From Thaxter to Weston, 1928, 11 items
Folder 6: From Thaxter to Weston, 1929-1932 & no date, 9 items
Folder 7: Weston's copies of letters to Thaxter, 1918-1927, 8 items
Folder 8: Weston's copies of letters to Thaxter, 1928-1929, 13 items
Folder 9: Weston's copies of letters to Thaxter, 1930-June 1931, 10 items
Folder 10: Weston's copies of letters to Thaxter, August 1931-1932 & no date, 11 items
Folder 11: Correspondence to and from John N. Crouch, 1924-March 1932, 10 items
Folder 12: Correspondence to and from John N. Crouch, April 32-January 1934, 10 items
Folder 13: Correspondence to and from John N. Crouch, February 1934- 1937, 10 items
Folder 14: Correspondence to and from John N. Crouch, 1938-1941, 10 items
Folder 15: Correspondence to and from John N. Crouch, 1947-1952, 4 items
Folder 16: Correspondence to and from Arthur D. Little, Inc., 1957, 1961, 5 items (see also Notes and Miscellaneous)
Folder 17: Correspondence from G.S. Torrey, 1938-1942, 3 items (see also Notes and Bibliography cards)
Folder 18: Correspondence regarding Thaxter commemorative album, January 1928, 9 items
Folder 19: Correspondence regarding Thaxter commemorative album, February 1928, 4 items
Folder 20: Correspondence regarding Thaxter commemorative album, March 1928, 10 items
Folder 21: Correspondence regarding Thaxter commemorative album, April 1928, 6 items
Folder 22: Correspondence regarding Thaxter commemorative album, May 7-15, 1928, 11 items
Folder 23: Correspondence regarding Thaxter commemorative album, May 16-25, 1928, 11 items
Folder 24: Correspondence regarding Thaxter commemorative album, May 28-31, 1928, 25 items
Folder 25: Correspondence regarding Thaxter commemorative album, June 1-6, 1928, 14 items
Folder 26: Correspondence regarding Thaxter commemorative album, June 9-13, 1928 11 items
Folder 27: Correspondence regarding Thaxter commemorative album, June 14-18, 1928, 11 items
Folder 28: Correspondence regarding Thaxter commemorative album, June 19-29, 1928, 13 items
Folder 29: Correspondence regarding Thaxter commemorative album, July 2-11, 1928, 13 items
Folder 30: Correspondence regarding Thaxter commemorative album, July 13-30, 1928, 15 items
Folder 31: Correspondence regarding Thaxter commemorative album, August 1928, 15 items
Folder 32: Correspondence regarding Thaxter commemorative album, September 1928 & no date, 15 items
Folder 33: Correspondence regarding Thaxter family history, 1932, 10 items
Folder 34: Correspondence to and from various correspondents, 1916-1921, 14 items
Folder 35: Correspondence to and from various correspondents, 1926-1931, 6 items
Folder 36: Correspondence to and from various correspondents, January -April 1932, 7 items
Folder 37: Correspondence to and from various correspondents, May-November 1932, 22 items
Folder 38: Correspondence to and from various correspondents, 1933-1935, 17 items
Folder 39: Correspondence to and from various correspondents, 1941, 1952, 1956, 8 items (see also Publications by others for Woofenpoof paper)
Folder 40: Correspondence to and from various correspondents, 1957, 14 items
Folder 41: Correspondence to and from various correspondents, 1958-1959, 5 items
Folder 42: Correspondence to and from various correspondents, 1960, 11 items
Folder 43: Correspondence to and from various correspondents, January-February 1961, 13 items
Folder 44: Correspondence to and from various correspondents, March-April 1961, 16 items
Folder 45: Correspondence to and from various correspondents, May-December 1961, 15 items
Folder 46: Correspondence to and from various correspondents, 1964-1970, 20 items
Folder 47: Correspondence to and from various correspondents, 1974-1977 & no date, 15 items

Series II: Notes

Subseries I: Weston's notes
Folder 48: Concerning cigarettes and mold, 20 items
Folder 49: Concerning rot of rope, 9 items
Folder 50: Concerning Enterobryeae, 2 items [see also correspondence with G.S. Torrey, 1938-1941]
Folder 51: Concerning consultancy with Arthur D. Little, Inc., ca. 1957-1959, 20 items
Folder 52: Concerning Norfolk Museum Project, 12 items
Folder 53: Biographical notes upon R. Thaxter, 11 items
Folder 54: Miscellaneous notes, 14 items
Folder 55: Diaries/expense records, 2 items
Folder 56: Classroom records for Harvard/Radcliffe botany classes, 2 items

Subseries II: Students' notes

Folder 57: Classroom notes, 6 items
Folder 58: Student drawings, 28 items

Series III: Drawings

Folder 59: Color reproductions and line drawings from various sources, 6 items
Folder 60: Block prints and plates by Weston (monogram), 20 items
Folder 61: Block prints and plates by Weston (Christmas cards), 13 items
Folder 62: Block prints by Weston (O.O. seal and Z.P.W. seal), 24 items
Folder 63: Block prints and plates by Weston (bookplates), 33 items

Series IV: Photographs [see also series Oversize]

Folder 64: Photo of William H. Weston, undated, 1 item
Folder 65: Photographs of Long Island and specimens, 16 items
Folder 66: Photographs of Thaxter to accompany Phytopathology article, 6 items

Series V: Manuscript material

Folder 67: Manuscript material for Weston's talk in Cleveland (?) on Anton de Bary, 1931, 8 items
Folder 68: Manuscript material for article on Thaxter for the Dictionary of American Biography, 2 items
Folder 69: Manuscript material for article "Roland Thaxter," Mycologia, v.25, 1933, 10 items
Folder 70: Manuscript material for article "Roland Thaxter, his influence on plant pathology," Phytopathology, v.23, 1933, 8 items
Folder 71: Manuscript material for article "Dr. Thaxter's metal guard for microscope slides," Mycologia, v.25, 1933, 5 items
Folder 72: Manuscript material for article "Aqualinderella: a phycomycete adapted to stagnant waters" w/Ralph Emerson, copies 1 and 2, 2 items
Folder 73: Manuscript material for article "Aqualinderella: a phycomycete adapted to stagnant waters" w/Ralph Emerson, copy 3 and plates, 7 items
Folder 74: Manuscript material for article "Minute on John Raper," 1977, 3 items
Folder 75: Manuscript material for article "The fungus causing downy mildew disease of sugar cane in the Philippines" with Margaret Kemp, 14 items
Folder 76: Manuscript material for article "Dr. Farlow's influence on mycology," Farlowia, v.2, 1945, 1 item

Series VI: Publications

Folder 77: List of Weston's publications, 5 items
Folder 78: "Roland Thaxter, his influence on plant pathology," Phytopathology, v.23, 1933, 2 items
Folder 79: "Roland Thaxter," Mycologia, v.25, 1933, 3 items
Folder 80: "John Robert Raper memorial minute," 1 item

Subseries I: Publications by others

Folder 81: Eoornis Institute of America, Bulletin 1, 1928, 1 item
Folder 82: "A culture technique for the diagnosis of infection with Dermocystidium marinum in oysters," by Sammy M. Ray. Presented at the National Shellfisheries Association Convention, 1952, 1 item
Folder 83: "Ayude a erradicar la enfermedad 'Moko' del banano," by Ralph Emerson [?], 1957, 1 item.
Folder 84: Manuscript: "Motion in the myxomycete Physarum polycephalum," by Jim Andrew, 1971, 1 item.
Folder 85: First draft of the Presidential Address for the II International Mycological Congress, Tampa, Fla., 1977, by Ambrose J. Weems, 1 item.
Folder 86: "A partial list of trees in and about Hanover." 1 item
Folder 87: Clippings from various newspapers and magazines, 15 items
Folder 88: Reprints concerning W.G. Farlow, 9 items
Folder 89: Publications from Monsanto and Sindar Corporations concerning fungicides, 4 items.
Folder 90: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, 1 item.
Folder 91: "Professor Roland Thaxter," by C.G. Lloyd. Mycological notes, v.45, 1917, 1 item.
Folder 92: "Activity of the Aspergilli on cellulose, cellulose derivatives, and wool," by Elwyn T. Reese and Mary H. Downing. Reprint from Mycologia, v.43, 1951, 1 item.
Folder 93: Arnoldia, v.20, no. 9-10, 1960, 1 item.
Folder 94: Articles from The Botanical Gazette on DeBary, Strassburg Laboratory, and teaching botany, 1881-1895, 7 items.
Folder 95: Grant proposal by James H. Batchelor, 1961, 3 items.
Folder 96: Grant application by Donald M. Reynolds, 1961, 4 items.

Box 2

[The following publications (folders 1-8) were gathered together in a folder entitled "Fungus and insect enemies of plants, and are primarily USDA publications.]
Folder 1: Scab disease of apple by Erret and Wallace; Silver scurf of potato by I.E. Melhus, 2 items.
Folder 2: Two important plant diseases by Perley Spaulding and Ethel Field; Fungus diseases of sugar cane by Ethel C. Field and Directions for collecting plants by P.L. Ricker, 2 items.
Folder 3: Diseases of pines caused by Cronartium sp. by G.G. Hedgcock and W.H. Long; Pathology of the jack pine by James R. Weir; The cultivation of mushrooms by B.M. Duggar, 3 items.
Folder 4: Fungicides by M.B. Waite; The toxicity to fungi of various oils by C.J. Humphrey; Injury by disinfectants to seeds and roots in sandy soils by Carl Hartley, 3 items.
Folder 5: The more important insect and fungus enemies of the fruit and foliage of the apple by A.L. Quaintance and W.M. Scott; Three insect enemies of shade trees by L.O. Howard; Treatment for sooty mold of the orange by H.J. Webber, 3 items.
Folder 6: Influence of host on morphological characters of Puccinia ellisiana and Puccinia andropogonis by W.H. Long; Heart-rot of oaks and poplars caused by Polyporus dryophilus by G.G. Hedgcock; Air and wind dissemination of ascospores of the chestnut-blight fungus by F.D. Heald, M.W. Gardner, and R.A. Studhalter, 3 items.
Folder 7: Observation on Rhizina inflata by J.R. Weir; A new leaf and twig disease of Picea engelmanni by J.R. Weir; Wallrothiella arceuthobii by J.R. Weir, 3 items.
Folder 8: Parasitism of Comandra umbellata by G.G. Hedgcock; Larch mistletoe: some economic considerations of its injurious effects by J.R. Weir, 2 items.
[Folders 9-11 are from the publication Contributions from the Cryptogamic Laboratories of Harvard University]
Folder 9: "New Indo-Malayan Laboulbeniales"; "Note on the ascosporic conditions of the genus Aschersonia montagne"; "Choanephora and monoblepharis," all by Roland Thaxter, 3 items.
Folder 10: "A new American species of Wynnea"; "Notes on Chilean fungi"; New or peculiar North American Hyphomycetes III," all by Roland Thaxter, 3 items.
Folder 11: "Notes on collections of cryptogams from the higher mountains of New England, " by W.G. Farlow; "Note on Agaricus amygdalinus M.A. Curtis," by W.G. Farlow; "Myxomycetes from South America," by W.C. Sturgis; "Didymosporangium repens," by F.D. Lambert, 4 items.
Folder 12: Program for Weston memorial service, 10/5/1978, 2 items.

Series VII: Misc.

Subseries I: Elementary Science Study materials
Folder 13: List of participants, 14 items.
Folder 14: History questionnaire, 1 item.
Folder 15: Microgardening reports from teachers Aho-Graham, 5 items.
Folder 16: Microgardening reports from teachers Herman-Ragle, 8 items.
Folder 17: Microgardening reports from D. Webster, 27 items.
Folder 18: Feedback summary, 1 item.
Folder 19: Article by M. Belanger for ESS staff, 1 item.
Folder 20: Article by Steffanides "Report on General Education," 1 item.

Subseries II: Farlow and Thaxter material

Folder 21: Syllabus for Thaxter's Botany 2 course, 1 item.
Folder 22: Transcriptions of letters to Farlow from Asa Gray, 5 items.

Subseries III: Financial records

Folder 23: Payment records for consultancy with Arthur D. Little, Inc. , 27 items.
Folder 24: Financial records relating to Roland Thaxter testimonial, 27 items.

Subseries IV: Thaxter testimonial

Folder 25: Address lists, 13 items.
Folder 26: Drafts and mock-ups, 33 items.

Subseries V: Meeting programs and abstracts

Folder 27: American Phytopathological Society: 53rd: 1961, 7 items.
Folder 28: Mycological Society of America: 1st: 1932, 1 item.
Folder 29: International Botanical Congress: 11th: 1969, 3 items.
Folder 30: American Association of Arts and Sciences: 1969, 11 items.

Subseries VI: Advertisements and flyers

Folder 31: Harvard-related, 6 items.
Folder 32: Advertisements for publications, 9 items.
Folder 33: Advertisements for products, 22 items.

Subseries VII: Mail

Folder 34: Cards and envelopes kept for addresses (?), 13 items.
Folder 35: Unopened mail addressed to Weston, 17 items.

Subseries VIII: Miscellaneous

Folder 36: Miscellaneous, 14 items.

Series VIII: Photographic plates

Folder 37: Copperplate photographic portrait of Roland Thaxter, 1 item.
Folder 38: Copperplate photographic portrait of Roland Thaxter in his lab, 2 items.
Folder 39: Plate of G.R. Lyman, 2 items.

Series IX: Oversize (in one box)

Drawings:
Plate V for "The Development of Thaustotheca, a Peculiar Water-Mould," Annals of Botany, 32:125, 1918. (1 item)

Photographs:

Proof sheets of photos for two biographical articles on Farlow (2 items)
Staff and equipment in Biological Labs, Harvard (13 items)
Aqualinderella (microscopic photographs) (5 items)
Mold on fibers and equipment, outdoor testing area (3 items)

Blueprint:

"Plan of Mycology Lab" (1 item)

Graphs:

Sclerospora measurements and drawings (19 items)

Color reproductions and line drawings:

Examples from various sources (19 items)

Maps:

Lithoprinted by Edwards Bros. (18 items)
Glass slides, primarily of Cuba, 1 wooden box and handwritten and typed identification key.
Commemorative volume presented to Weston by his former students in 1956.

Student theses

1935
Cohen, A.A. Types of sexuality, and sexual phenomenon, in Mucorales; with experiments on the modification of heterothallism.
1936
Allen, Paul J. Physiological responses of Allomyces javanicus to certain media.
1937
Young, Edward Lorraine. Notes on the wasting disease of the eel-grass, Zostera marina, and on the causative agent, Labyrinthula.
1938
McClure, Thomas Traquair. The nature of the resistance of cucumber seedlings to damping off.
1939
Roorbach, Carolyn Louise. Studies on specificity and related problems in fungous allergy.
1941
Page, Robert Meredith. Studies in the distribution of aquatic fungi.
Haley, Warren Draper. Studies in the Dermatophytes: I. Growth on soiled cotton stockings, II. Two methods of sterilization of fabric, III. A new method of testing fungicides in vitro.
1944
Wood, M. Theo. The antibiotic action of certain molds against bacteria and pathogenic fungi.
1945
Wolf, Doris E. Studies on the growth and resistance of certain dermatophyte fungi with special reference to Microsporum fulvum.
1947
Cohen, Alan S. A study of diatom movement especially in Nitzschia closterium.
1948
Earle, Arthur Scott. Studies on the conservation of algal cultures.
1949
Cadoret, Remi. Motility and sexuality in a South American species of Chlamydomonas.
Dolan, Thomas F., Jr. Retention of vitality of microorganisms after drought and freezing and their aquatic succession (with special reference to algae).
Fisk, Josephine. The effects of environmental influences on the development of Dictyostelium discoideum.
Malaret, Germán E. Effects of different saline concentrations on the dermatophyte, Trichophyton mentagrophytes.
Mazur, Peter. Spray-drying--a new method of conserving the viability of fungous spores.
Wollner, Zelda. A study on the attack by Microsporum gypseum on keratinous fibers.
Undated
McVickar, D.M. Photoperiodism and taxonomy of Pilobolus.

 

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