State Entomologist's Correspondence, 1988-1909
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Brief Description: Correspondence of Stephen A. Forbes, State Entomologist (1882-1917), with entomologists, agricultural experiment station director, farmers, nurserymen and orchardists, nursery inspectors, university entomology and zoology professors and others concerning entomology; identification of plant diseases and insects; insect control; spraying compounds and techniques; 1899 legislation on inspection, certification and quarantines; treatment of infected trees, San Jose scale, corn root-aphis; gypsy and brow tail moths; public addresses; publications and printing; employment and personnel matters and related topics.  Correspondents include Henry M. Dunlap, L.R. Taft (Michigan), W.H. Jordan (New York), William B. Alwood (Virginia), E.S.G. Titus, L.R. Bryant, J.K. Dickirson, Benjamin W. Douglass (Indiana), Sam H. Dixon (Texas), Charles Thorne (Ohio) and others.
Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at]
Record Series Number: 43/4/1
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Department of Economic Entomology
Volume: 4.0 cubic feet
Acquired: 12/30/63
Arrangement: chronologically (1899-1909, 1908-09), alphabetically thereunder
Biographical Note for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Department of Economic Entomology :

The Economic Entomology Department of the State Natural History Survey deals with insect and fungi control problems. Insecticide residue, their degradation products and possible adverse effects on man and other animals receive much of the Department's attention.1 The Department is under the direction of the State by the Illinois General Assembly.2

1. Illinois Natural History Survey Bulletin, vol. 27, December, 1958, p. 125

2. Ibid., p. 104.

Subject Index
Entomologist, Illinois State
San Jose Scale
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]