Director's Letterbooks, 1877-1911 | University of Illinois Archives
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Letterpress copybooks containing the outgoing correspondence of Stephen A. Forbes, State Entomologist and Director of the State Laboratory of Natural History, concerning entomology; identification of insect specimens; control of chinch bugs, San jose scale, beetles, borers, hessian fly, weevils, woolly aphis, caterpillars and other insects; casts and ornithological and ichthyological specimens; food of birds and fishes; legislation; spraying; orchard, nursery and farm inspection; scientific offices; laboratory operations; microscopes and supplies; collecting stations; publications and exchange of papers, bulletins and circulars; Farmers Institute programs; administrative reports; personal matters; University affairs (especially during Forbes' services as Dean of the College of Science, 1895-1905) and related topics.
Correspondents include David S. Jordan, John M. Gregory, Selim H. Peabody, Thomas J. Burrill, Don C. Taft, William L. Pillsbury, Charles A. Kofoid, Charles V. Riley, Spencer F. Baird, Edward A. Birge, Robert Ridgway, Marshall McDonald, William H. Ashmead, Joshua Lindahl, Herbert Osborn, Henry M. Dunlap and other scientists, educators and public officials.