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S. Stillman Berry Papers, 1880-1984

Creator:
Berry, S. Stillman (Samuel Stillman) 1887-1984
Subject:
Berry, S. Stillman (Samuel Stillman) 1887-1984
Winnecook Ranch Company
Scripps Institution for Biological Research
Stanford University
Harvard University
Physical description:
6.1 linear meters
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1880
1880-1984
Topic:
Squids
Mollusks
San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 1906
Local number:
SIA RU007335
Notes:
S. Stillman Berry (1887-1984) was both a scientist and a businessman. Born in Unity, Maine, in 1887, he spent many of his early years traveling back and forth between the family homes in Maine, Montana, and Redlands, California. He received a B.S. in Zoology from Stanford University in 1909, an M.S. from Harvard University in 1910, and a Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1913. His field of special interest was malacology. He served as librarian and research assistant at Scripps Institution for Biological Research, 1913-1916. Although this was his first and last employment as a zoologist, he continued his malacological work the rest of his life, carrying out field investigations, being active in professional organizations, and publishing. His own personal publication, Leaflets in Malacology, appeared from 1946 until 1969. In 1917 Berry was elected President of the family business, the Winnecook Ranch Company, and held the position until his death. Berry was also a professional nurseryman. This began as a hobby because of his interest in genetics. His horticultural business centered on the hybridization of irises and daffodils, which provided Berry a welcome income during the years of the Great Depression
Summary:
The papers of S. Stillman Berry document his work in malacology, his brief career at Scripps, his horticultural business, his family relationships, and his college years. Much of the material consists of correspondence. Also included are diaries for parts of his life, as well as school notebooks, photographs, and memorabilia of his college years. Of special interest are photographs, clippings, and correspondence concerning the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, which caused a great deal of damage at Stanford while Berry was there
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Mailbox remnant from 1906 San Francisco earthquake

Associated Person:
William F. Bolger, American, born 1923
Medium:
metal (bronze); wood
Dimensions:
Height x Width x Depth: 6 3/8 x 10 13/16 x 1 15/16 in. (16.2 x 27.5 x 5 cm) [mailbox] Height x Width x Depth: 9 1/16 x 13 3/4 x 2 in. (23 x 35 x 5.1 cm) [mailbox with frame]
Type:
Structures & Furnishings
Place of Use:
California
Date:
1905-1972
Object number:
2006.2038.1
Description:
This cast bronze mailbox front, manufactured by Yale and Towne Manufacturing Company, was installed in the main post office in San Francisco, California. The mailbox remained in use until 1972. The front plate of the mailbox was then framed and given to Postmaster General William F. Bolger.
The San Francisco earthquake of April 18, 1906, and the subsequent three-day fire that destroyed much of the city, rank as one of the most significant natural disasters in US history. The main San Francisco post office, where this mailbox was located, suffered damage in the earthquake but survived the fire. The post office accepted letters without stamps until regular service could resume.
When the object was initially brought into the collection, it was in a wooden frame with the label: "This bronze antique box front was installed in the Main San Francisco / Post Office in 1905. It survived the 1906 earthquake and fire. / It was cast in about 1895 and retired from service in 1972". The frame and label were removed by the museum's conservation staff.
Reference:
Ingram, Jane H. Post Office Lockbox Doors Illustrated Guide.
Greenville, South Carolina: Hardwick Printing Service, 1989.
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Data Source:
National Postal Museum
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Additional Online Media:

[Disaster: aftermath of San Francisco earthquake? Active no. 8422 : stereo interpositive.]

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on glass
1 item, 5" x 8"
Type:
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Date:
1906
1900-1910
Topic:
Destruction
Disasters
Local number:
RSN 22632
Notes:
Currently stored in box 3.2.25 [202]
Orig. no. 4119
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[Disaster : aftermath of San Francisco earthquake? Active no. 8423 : stereo interpositive.]

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on glass
1 item, 5" x 8"
Type:
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Date:
1906
1900-1910
Topic:
Destruction
Disasters
Local number:
RSN 22633
Notes:
Currently stored in box 3.2.25 [202]
Orig. no. 4120
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[Woman cooking at roadside near earthquake tent area after San Francisco earthquake.] Active no. 8792 : stereo photonegative, 1906

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood
H.C. White Co
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on film
1 item, 3-3/4" x 7"
Type:
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
California
San Francisco
San Francisco (Calif.)
Date:
1906
1900-1910
Topic:
Disasters
Cooking
Earthquakes
Streets
Survivors
Local number:
RSN 5284
Notes:
Currently stored in box 1.1.29 [160B], moved from [156]
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[Earthquake, San Francisco.] : [stereoscopic photonegative] 1906

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood
H.C. White Co
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on glass
1 item, 3-3/4" x 7"
Type:
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
California
San Francisco
San Francisco (Calif.)
Date:
1906
1900-1910
Topic:
Disasters
Earthquakes
Local number:
RSN 5285
Video number 04003
Notes:
Currently stored in box 1.1.29 [160B], moved from [156]
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[Earthquake, San Francisco], Caption no. 8792 : stereoscopic interpositive, 1906

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood
H.C. White Co
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on glass
1 item, 3-3/4" x 7"
Type:
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
California
San Francisco
San Francisco (Calif.)
Date:
1906
1900-1910
Topic:
Disasters
Earthquakes
Streets
Local number:
RSN 6014
Notes:
Currently stored in box 1.2.1 [21]
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[Earthquake, San Francisco] : Caption 8184 : stereoscopic interpositive, 1906

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on glass
1 item, 5" x 8"
Type:
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
California
San Francisco
San Francisco (Calif.)
Date:
1906
1900-1910
Topic:
Destruction
Disasters
Earthquakes
Streets
Local number:
RSN 22430
Notes:
Currently stored in box 3.2.24 [229]
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[Earthquake, San Francisco. Caption 8190 : stereoscopic interpositive,] 1906

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on glass
1 item, 5" x 8"
Type:
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
California
San Francisco
San Francisco (Calif.)
Date:
1906
1900-1910
Topic:
Destruction
Disasters
Earthquakes
Monuments
Local number:
RSN 22436
Notes:
Currently stored in box 3.2.24 [229]
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Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection 1895-1921
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After the earthquake in San Francisco. Caption No. 8189 : interpositive

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on glass
1 item, 4" x 5"
Type:
Photographs
Place:
California
San Francisco
San Francisco (Calif.)
Date:
1906
1900-1910
Topic:
Buildings
Destruction
Disasters
Earthquakes
Local number:
RSN 27262
Notes:
Same as 22435
Currently stored in box 3.2.54 [67]
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[Earthquake damage, San Francisco?] Caption no. 8784 : stereoscopic interpositive, 1906

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood
H.C. White Co
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on glass
1 item, 3-3/4" x 7"
Type:
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
California
San Francisco
Date:
1906
1900-1910
Topic:
Disasters
Earthquakes
Local number:
RSN 6003
Notes:
Currently stored in box 1.2.1 [21]
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[Overview of severe earthquake destruction, San Francisco. Active no. 8282 : stereo interpositive,] 1906

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on glass
1 item, 5" x 8"
Type:
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
California
San Francisco (Calif.)
Date:
1906
1900-1910
Topic:
Destruction
Disasters
Earthquakes
Local number:
RSN 22530
Notes:
Currently stored in box 3.2.24 [229]
Company acc. no. 91733
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A Street-Corner Restaurant after the Earthquake, San Francisco. Copyright 1906 by ASC. 2029 photonegative 1905

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood
American Stereoscopic Co
Photographer:
Boardman, J. R
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on glass
1 item, 5" x 8"
Type:
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
California
San Francisco
San Francisco (California)
Date:
1905
1900-1910
Topic:
Disasters
Earthquakes
Refugees
Ruins
Local number:
RSN 10355
Video number 09625
Notes:
Company catalog card included
Similar to RSN 11281
Currently stored in box 2.1.16 [119]
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Masonry torn from the Tower of City Hall by Earthquake, San Francisco. Copyright 1906 by ASC. 2027 photonegative 1905

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood
American Stereoscopic Co
Photographer:
Boardman, J. R
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on glass
1 item, 5" x 8"
Type:
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
California
San Francisco
San Francisco (California)
Date:
1905
1900-1910
Topic:
Disasters
Architecture
Earthquakes
Ruins
Local number:
RSN 10354
Video number 09624
Notes:
Company catalog card included
Similar to RSN 11279
Currently stored in box 2.1.16 [119]
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[Low view of earthquake damage to streets, San Francisco. Stereo interpositive,] 1906

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on glass
1 item, 5" x 8"
Type:
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
California
San Francisco (Calif.)
Date:
1906
1900-1910
Topic:
Destruction
Disasters
Earthquakes
Local number:
RSN 22439
Notes:
Currently stored in box 3.2.24 [229]
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Horrors of earthquake and fire--near Union Square E. to Call Building, San Francisco. 8182 Photonegative 1906

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on glass
2 pieces, 5" x 8"
Type:
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
California
San Francisco
San Francisco (Calif.)
Date:
1906
1900-1910
Topic:
Fires
Destruction
Earthquakes
Local number:
RSN 14224
Video number 13498
Notes:
Company catalog card included
Same as RSN 22428; frames in separate envelopesz
Currently stored in box 3.1.30 [225], moved from [127]
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Slowly clearing away the wreckage of earthquake and fire--from Kohl Building N., San Francisco. 8223 Photonegative 1906

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on glass
2 pieces, 5" x 8"
Type:
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
California
San Francisco
San Francisco (Calif.)
Date:
1906
1900-1910
Topic:
Fires
Destruction
Earthquakes
Streets
Local number:
RSN 14232
Video number 13506
Notes:
Company catalog card included
Similar to RSN 22469 and 22470
Currently stored in box 3.1.30 [225], moved from [99]
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[Overview of earthquake destruction and reconstruction.] 9760 Interpositive

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood
Subject:
Great Call Building (San Francisco, Calif.)
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on glass
1 item, 5" x 8"
Type:
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
California
San Francisco (Calif.)
Date:
1900-1910
Topic:
Construction
Earthquakes
Skyscrapers
Local number:
RSN 23470
Notes:
Currently stored in box 3.2.31 [207]
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[San Francisco street scene], Active no. 9761 : stereoscopic interpositive

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on glass
1 item, 5" x 8"
Type:
Interpositives
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
California
San Francisco
San Francisco (Calif.)
Date:
1900
1910
1900-1910
Topic:
Construction
Earthquakes
Skyscrapers
Local number:
RSN 23471
Notes:
Currently stored in box 3.2.31 [207]
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[Overview of earthquake destruction : stereo photonegative,] 1906

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood
H.C. White Co
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on glass
1 item, 3-3/4" x 7"
Type:
Stereoscopic photographs
Photographs
Place:
California
San Francisco
San Francisco (Calif.)
Date:
1906
1900-1910
Topic:
Disasters
Earthquakes
Local number:
RSN 5288
Notes:
Currently stored in box 1.1.29 [160B], moved from [156]. Orig. no. 19-B
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