Hubert Lyman Clark Papers, ca. 1870s-1960s
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of Hubert Lyman Clark’s correspondence from/to his family members, his colleagues in the field of zoology, and his friends all around the world. His wife Frances often co-authored letters to family members and travel notebooks, as she occasionally accompanied him on expeditions. The collection includes Hubert’s extensive notes and drawings of echinoderm specimens that he found during his various expeditions to Australia, China, Japan, Bermuda, and Tobago. Other materials are newspaper clippings, publications related to Clark’s career as a zoologist, and images of echinoderm specimens. It also contains some personal documents, such as a scrapbook with clippings, photographs, programs, recipes, and poems written by Clark.
- ca. 1870s-1960s
Language of Materials
English, German, French, Spanish
Conditions Governing Access
Researchers interested in using the collection for scholarly and/or publication purposes must seek permission from the Special Collections Librarian of the Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology.
Conditions Governing Use
Researchers interested in viewing the collection must seek permission from the Special Collections Librarian of the Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology.
Extent19 linear feet
Materials in ARC 307 are arranged chronologically. Secondary resources, such as books and serials, have been removed and cataloged separately.
Materials in ARC 2 are arranged as such: Series 1 is arranged alphabetically by author; Series 2 is arranged alphabetically by institution, city, or country; and Series 3 is arranged chronologically.
Letters to Hubert Lyman Clark in ARC 244 is arranged alphabetically by author. Clark’s letters to others are arranged chronologically by the date of the first letter for each recipient. The letters to each recipient are kept together.
Materials in bAg, bBr, and bMu, specifically letters by Hubert Lyman Clark, are arranged alphabetically by recipient. However, letters to Hubert Lyman Clark are arranged alphabetically by author.
ARC 307 Series 1: Correspondence Series 2: Manuscript Journals Series 3: Career Related Materials Series 4: Travel Materials Series 5: Miscellaneous items
ARC 2 Series 1: Letters to Hubert Lyman Clark arranged alphabetically by author Series 2: Letters to Hubert Lyman Clark arranged alphabetically by institution, city or country Series 3: Hubert Lyman Clark’s carbon copies of his own letters arranged chronologically Series 4: Manuscripts, notes, lists, and other items Series 5: Graphic materials
ARC 244 Series 1: Letters to Hubert Lyman Clark Series 2: Letters from Hubert Lyman Clark Series 3: Photographs of “Atlantis” echinoderms Series 4: Photographs Series 5: Watercolors, proofs, and plates Series 6: Notes, drawings, and photos from expeditions Series 7: Clippings, writings, and photographs
Other Collections (bAg, bBr, bMu) Series 1: Letters from Hubert Lyman Clark Series 2: Letters to Hubert Lyman Clark Series 3: Authored by Hubert Lyman Clark Series 4: Hubert Lyman Clark as subject
This collection was processed by Natalia Gutiérrez-Jones between February-May 2017. The finding aid was written by Gutiérrez-Jones in 2017 and edited by Rona Razon between January and February 2019.
- Hubert Lyman Clark Papers, ca. 1870s-1960s
- Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University
- Started in February 2017 and completed in May 2017; Revised and published in 2018-2019
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