Guide to the Francis Marion Webster Clippings 1890-1975
Cage 155

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Webster, Francis Marion
Title
Francis Marion Webster Clippings
ID
Cage 155
Date [bulk]
1890-1901
Date [inclusive]
1890-1975
Extent
1.0 box
General Physical Description note
.25 feet of linear shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
Clippings and tear sheets relating to entomological research, collected by entomologist Francis Marion Webster between 1890 and 1901.

Preferred Citation note

Francis Marion Webster Clippings, 1890-1975, bulk 1890-1901

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections Washington State University Libraries Pullman, WA

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Biographical/Historical note

Professor Francis Marion Webster was born in Lebanon, New Hampshire on August 8, 1849. His career as an entomologist began with his first published writings appearing in the Chicago Inter Ocean on July 2, 1874, titled "Notes on some of the Common Injurious Insects." He was later in charge of the Cereal and Forage Insect Investigations in the United States Bureau of Entomology, and served as assistant state entomologist of Illinois between 1882 and 1884. Afterwards, he was appointed special field agent to the United States Department of Agriculture, 1884-1892. He earned a Master of Science degree from the University of Ohio in 1893.

Webster's research took him to Australia, Tasmania, and New Zealand. In 1904, he moved to Washington, D.C. and was placed in charge of the newly created section of Cereal and Forage Insect Investigations in the Department of Agriculture, a position he held until his death in 1916.

Francis Marion Webster was the father of R. L. Webster, faculty member at Washington State College from 1926 to 1950.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of a volume of clippings and tear sheets concerning entomological research, queries, and professional activities of interest to entomologist Francis Marion Webster between 1890 and 1901. Many of the clippings are authored by Webster, or are about him.

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Arrangement note

This collection is arranged in a single series.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries 2013

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

This collection was donated to the Washington State University Libraries in 1975 by H. S. Telford.

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Controlled Access Headings

Occupation(s)

  • Entomologists -- United States -- Correspondence

Personal Name(s)

  • Webster, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1849-1916

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Entomology -- Research

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