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Title:
Walter E. Ekblaw papers
Creator:
Ekblaw, Walter Elmer, 1882-1949
ID:
M327
Date [inclusive]:
1913-1918, undated
Extent:
3.0 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
Materials relating to the 1913-1917 Crocker Land Expedition. Includes incoming and outgoing correspondence sent before and during the expedition, field notebooks with scientific observations (geology, botany, ornithology, etc.), personal journals, as well as many inserts found within the notebooks.
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Provenance:

Transferred from the Bowdoin College Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum in 2016.

Preferred Citation:

Walter E. Ekblaw Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine.

Walter Elmer Ekblaw was born on March 10, 1882 in Champaign County, Illinois. He was one of six children born to Andrew Ekblaw (1854-1923) and Ingrid (Johnson) Ekblaw (1860-1942). He graduated from the University of Illinois with a B.A. in 1910. He taught at the University of Illinois from 1910 to 1913. He subsequently became a research associate with the American Museum of Natural History. From 1913 to 1917, he served as geologist and botanist of the Crocker Land Expedition lead by Donald Baxter MacMillan. He attended Clark University where he received a Ph.D. in 1926 and served as a professor of geography at Clark University from 1924 to 1949. He died in 1949 and was buried at the Glen Cemetery in Ford County, Illinois.

Materials relating to the 1913-1917 Crocker Land Expedition. Includes incoming and outgoing correspondence sent before and during the expedition, field notebooks with scientific observations (geology, botany, ornithology, etc.), personal journals, as well as many inserts found within the notebooks.

Arranged in notebook number order. Correspondence organized alphabetically by correspondent, then chronologically.

Additional volumes related to the Crocker Land expedition digitized from the Donald B. MacMillan papers (M118), the Miriam MacMillan papers (M119), and the Maurice C. Tanquary papers (M328).

The Peary MacMillan Arctic Museum at Bowdoin holds other material from the Crocker Land expedition and mounted an exhibit in 2014.

Digitization of materials related to the Crocker Land Expedition generously funded by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, 2016.

A.G. Spalding & Bros, 1913

Box 1 Folder 1

Bausch & Lomb Optical, 1913

Box 1 Folder 2

Bent, A.C., 1913

Box 1 Folder 3

Binoculars, 1913

Box 1 Folder 4

Blank stationery

Box 1 Folder 5

Borup, H.D., 1913

Box 1 Folder 6

Britton, Elizabeth G., 1913

Box 1 Folder 7

Comer, George, 1916-1917

Box 1 Folder 8

Cornell University, 1913

Box 1 Folder 10

Cooke, Wells W., 1913

Box 1 Folder 9

Firearms, 1913

Box 1 Folder 11

Freuchen, Peter, 1915-1916

Box 1 Folder 12

Grand Forks Herald, 1913

Box 1 Folder 13

Green, Fitzhugh, 1912-1916

Box 1 Folder 14

Headquarters Report, 1914-1915

Box 1 Folder 15

Hobbs, W.H., 1913

Box 1 Folder 16

Homan, William, 1913

Box 1 Folder 17

Hovey, Edmund O., 1912-1917

Box 1 Folder 18

Hunt, Harrison J., 1915-1916

Box 1 Folder 19

Illinois Urbana, University of, 1913

Box 1 Folder 20

Individuals, 1912-1913

Box 1 Folder 21

James, Leonard V., 1913

Box 1 Folder 22

Jot, 1915-1916

Box 1 Folder 23

Leitz Optical, 1913

Box 1 Folder 24

MacMillan, Donald B., 1912-1917

Box 1 Folder 25

Mene, 1916

Box 1 Folder 26

Miscellaneous, 1912-1915, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 27

Miscellaneous Lists

Box 1 Folder 28

Natural History, American Museum of, 1913-1916

Box 1 Folder 29

New York Times, 1913

Box 1 Folder 30

Peabody Museum/Yale, 1912-1913

Box 1 Folder 31

Photography, Illinois College of, 1913

Box 1 Folder 32

Pickles, H.C., 1916

Box 1 Folder 33

Rough plans, 1913

Box 1 Folder 34

Scientific Technique, 1910-1915, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 35

Simmons, H.G., 1913

Box 1 Folder 36

Tanquary, Maurice C., 1913-1916

Box 1 Folder 37

Thermometers, 1913

Box 1 Folder 38

Wilson, Jospeh R., 1913

Box 1 Folder 39

Wood, George V., 1913

Box 1 Folder 40

Crocker Land field notebook no. 1 Botany Accessions

Box 2 Volume 1

Crocker Land field notebook no. 2 Crockerland Trip

Box 2 Volume 2

Crocker Land field notebook no. 3 Miscellaneous Botany

Box 2 Volume 3

Crocker Land field notebook no. 4 Summer 1914

Box 2 Volume 4

Crocker Land field notebook no. 5 Ellesmere Island Trip, March-June 1915 Book III

Box 2 Volume 5

Crocker Land field notebook no. 6 Winter 1914-1915

Box 2 Volume 6

Crocker Land field notebook no. 8 Miscellaneous data, Library, Photographs

Box 2 Volume 7

Crocker Land field notebook no. 10 December-January 1912-1914

Box 2 Volume 8

Crocker Land field notebook no. 18 Equipment

Box 2 Volume 9

Crocker Land field notebook no. 31 Geology Accessions January 15-May 23, 1917

Box 2 Volume 10

Crocker Land field notebook no. 33 Botany

Box 2 Volume 11

Crocker Land field notebook no. 35 Geology Sept. 24 1916 - Jan 14, 1917

Box 2 Volume 12

Crocker Land field notebook no. 45 Boxes of Specimens MCT

Box 2 Volume 13

Crocker Land field notebook no. 46 Field Diary April 13-June 13 [1916]

Box 2 Volume 14

Crocker Land field notebook no. 61 Vocabulary

Box 3 Volume 15

Crocker Land field notebook no. 62 Umanak, Thule references Summer 1916

Box 3 Volume 16

Crocker Land field notebook no. 64 Field Diary II 1916 June 13-Sept. 23

Box 3 Volume 17

Crocker Land field notebook no. 66 Nov 19-23 1915

Box 3 Volume 18

Crocker Land field notebook no. 72 Ornithology

Box 3 Volume 19

Crocker Land field notebook no. 84 Glaciology and Meteorology

Box 3 Volume 20

Crocker Land field notebook with notes on Ellesmere Island trip

Box 3 Volume 21

Crocker Land field notebook

Box 3 Volume 23

Crocker Land Journal: G

Box 3 Volume 23

Crocker Land Journal: I, Meteorology

Box 4 Volume 24

Address Book, 1912

Box 4 Volume 25

Personal Diary, Sept - Nov 1913

Box 4 Volume 26

Ellesmere and Ginnell Land Trip, 1915

Box 4 Volume 27

Ornithology, Summer 1916, Thule

Box 4 Volume 28

Travelogue, 1916-1917

Box 5 Volume 29

Daylogue for all Years, 1916-1918

Box 5 Volume 30

Diary, May 24-August 22 1917

Box 5 Volume 31

Ornithology, South Upernavik, 1917

Box 5 Volume 32

Small black notebook written in 1918

Box 5 Volume 33

Diary, Augusta May, 1918

Box 5 Volume 34

Botany field notes from Crocker Land Expedition

Box 5 Volume 35

Geology Notes

Box 5 Volume 36

Geology and Paleontology

Box 5 Volume 37

Herbarium Statements

Box 5 Volume 38

Lists of Botanical Specimens

Box 5 Volume 39

Ornithology field notes from Crocker Land Expedition

Box 5 Volume 40

Scientific Observations

Box 5 Volume 41
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