File MS-2634 - Ricketts, Edward F., d. 1946. Marine Biologist.

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Ricketts, Edward F., d. 1946. Marine Biologist.

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  • 1945-1946 (Creation)
    Ricketts, Edward F., d. 1946. Marine Biologist

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Transcript, 142 pages

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A typed transcript of an account of collecting trips made to the West Coast of Vancouver Island and the Queen Charlotte Islands in the summers of 1945 and 1946 by California biologist Edward F. Ricketts. The account is a mixture of notes on marine life and descriptions of places visited, people met methods of travel, etc. Ricketts was a friend of John Steinbeck and this account was apparently intended for Steinbeck's use. (For a biography of Ricketts see Steinbeck's "Notes from the Sea of Cortez"). The transcript, which is entitled "Transcript of summer 1945 and 1946 notes based on trips to the outer shores, W. Coast Vanc. Is., Queen Charlottes etc. New Series Note Books 3 and 4" was presented to the Royal British Columbia Museum by Joel W. Hedgpeth of Santa Rosa, California. A copy of Hedgpeth's covering letter is included with the transcript.

Presented by Rick Kool, British Columbia Museum, 1988.

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Accession number(s): 88-076

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