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Collection Overview

Creator:
Mayer, Alfred M. (Alfred Marshall), 1836-1897
Title:
Hyatt and Mayer Collection
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/44558d325
Dates:
1804-1921
Size:
9 boxes, 46 folios, 8 Volumes, and 5.1 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-9
Language:
English

Abstract

The Hyatt and Mayer Collection consists primarily of correspondence between Alfred Marshall Mayor (1836-1897), physicist, his son Alfred Goldsborough Mayor (1868-1922), biologist, and Alpheus Hyatt (1838-1902), zoologist and paleontologist, and colleagues in their various fields. Also included are eight volumes of photographs taken by Alfred M. Mayer during scientific expeditions to the islands of the Pacific Ocean.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

Consists primarily of correspondence between Alfred Marshall Mayer (1836-1897), physicist, his son Alfred Goldsborough Mayor (1868-1922), biologist, and Alpheus Hyatt (1838-1902), zoologist and paleontologist, and colleagues in their various fields. Correspondents include Louis Agassiz, Frederick A. P. Barnard, Francis Blake, John Alfred Brashear, William Cullen Bryant, Timothy Cole, Edwin Grant Conklin, Charles Darwin, Thomas A. Edison, William M. Evarts, Michael Faraday, John Thomas Gulick, Edward Everett Hale, Abram S. Hewitt, John Grier Hibben, Henry Holt, Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins, Julia Ward Howe, William James, A. A. Michelson, Moses Taylor Pyne, John Tyndall, and Henry Van Dyke. Also included is a ledger of Alpheus Hyatt, containing various accounts (1865-1903), printed articles by Alfred G. Mayor, genealogies and photographs of the Mayer and Goldsborough families, 1865-1903, and eight volumes of photographs taken by Alfred M. Mayer during scientific expeditions to the islands of the Pacific Ocean.

Collection Creator Biography:

Mayer, Alfred M. (Alfred Marshall), 1836-1897

Alfred Marshall Mayer (1836-1897) was a physicist; his son Alfred Goldsborough Mayer (1868-1922) a biologist, and Alpheus Hyatt (1838-1902) a zoologist and paleontologist. The three corresponded among themselves and with other colleagues in the field about their expeditions in the Pacific, which included voyages to Japan, Hawaii, Fiji, Australia, New Guinea, Tonga, and Samoa, among other places.

Collection History

Acquisition:

Gift of A. Hyatt Mayor and Harriet Hyatt Mayor. Transfered from Mudd Library.

Appraisal

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Alexandra Lee Brandon and Matthew Fisherin 2004. Finding aid written by Alexandra Lee Brandon and Matthew Fisherin 2004.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Hyatt and Mayer Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/44558d325
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-9