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Title:
Manton Copeland papers
Creator:
Copeland, Manton, 1881-
ID:
M039
Date [bulk]:
Bulk, 1913-1948
Date [inclusive]:
1882-1961, Undated
Extent:
8.5 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
Personal and business correspondence, the bulk to Manton Copeland, as well as class notes, reports, lecture materials, drawings, and Bowdoin College faculty and Biology Club materials.
Access Restrictions:

Access Restrictions: Some material restricted.

Preferred Citation:

Manton Copeland Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine

Manton Copeland was born on July 24, 1881, in Taunton, Massachusetts. A member of the Class of 1904 at Harvard, from which he also received master of science and doctor of philosophy degrees, Copeland joined the Bowdoin faculty in the fall of 1908 as instructor in biology. He was promoted to assistant professor in 1909, professor of biology in 1910, and Josiah Little Professor of Natural Science in 1936, a position he held until his retirement in 1947. He taught courses in botany, vertebrate ecology and behavior, organic evolution, zoology, and special laboratory and field investigations. He also taught embryology and histology at the Medical School of Maine at Bowdoin from 1912 until it closed in 1921. In 1960 former students and friends established the Manton Copeland Scholarship Fund at Bowdoin, and in 1966 he was the recipient of the Bowdoin Alumni Council's Alumni Award for Faculty and Staff.

Manton Copeland died on May 22, 1971, in Brunswick, Maine, survived by his three sons, Preston, Frederick, Manton, Jr., and his daughter, Elizabeth. His wife, the former Ruth Winsor Ripley of Taunton, Massachusetts, whom he married on December 20, 1910, died on January 17, 1965.

Personal and business correspondence, the bulk to Manton Copeland, as well as class notes, reports, lecture materials, drawings, and Bowdoin College faculty and Biology Club materials. Also included are gardening notes, miscellaneous World War I and II publications, a journal, and other personal materials.

Series Description:

Personal and business correspondence, the bulk to Manton Copeland. In addition, there is one folder of letters to Copeland from Arthur H. Norton of the Portland Society of Natural History. Also included is a folder of letters from various correspondents addressed to Philip W. Meserve of Brunswick, Maine, concerning iris seeds.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

A-C

Box 1 Folder 1

C (continued)

Box 1 Folder 2

D-G

Box 1 Folder 3

G-H

Box 1 Folder 4

N-R

Box 1 Folder 5

S

Box 1 Folder 6

T-V

Box 1 Folder 7

W-Z

Box 1 Folder 8

Meserve, Philip W. re: Iris type, 1921, 1931-1934, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 9

Miscellaneous

Box 1 Folder 10-11

Norton, Arthur H., Portland Society of Natural History, 1930-1936

Box 1 Folder 12

Series Description:

Materials from Manton Copeland's tenure as a biology professor at Bowdoin College. Includes faculty information and committee notes, Biology Club material, and student biological reports.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by material type.

Biology Club ledger, 1920s

Box 1 Folder 13

Biology Club ledger, 1920s (removed materials)

Box 1 Folder 14

Biology Department information, 1938-1945

Box 1 Folder 15

Chi Psi material, 1937-1945, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 16

College committees and vote, 1936-1942

Box 1 Folder 17

Curriculum Committee report, 1942 Jan

Box 1 Folder 18

Faculty information, 1938-1943

Box 1 Folder 19

Faculty recommendation re: By-Laws concerning fraternity room and board bills, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 20

Freshmen housing, 1941

Box 1 Folder 21

Library report, 1942

Box 1 Folder 22

Maine educational organization materials, 1908-1921, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 23

"Answering the Mating Call," D.E. Reid, ca. 1934 - Student Report

Box 1 Folder 24

"The Behavior and Ecology of the Hyla in Breeding Season," David Faxon, 1927 - Student Report

Box 1 Folder 25

"Certain Aspects of the Theory of the Gene," Warren Stearns, 1932 - Student Report

Box 1 Folder 26

"Ciliary Action in the Fallopian Tube of the Cat," Donald Scott, Jr., 1948 - Student Report

Box 1 Folder 27

"Experiments on the Case-Building Behavior of the Larval Forms of Two Species of Trichoptera," Hubert Shaw, 1938 - Student Report

Box 1 Folder 28

Field notes, Charles Bowers, 1941-1942 - Student Report

Box 1 Folder 29

Field report, L. B. Flint, 1933 - Student Report

Box 1 Folder 30

"Field Report," Robert Harrington, 1932 - Student Report

Box 1 Folder 31

"Field Report," Ellis Spear, 1928 - Student Report

Box 1 Folder 32

Nereis notes, David Faxon, 1929-1930 - Student Report

Box 1 Folder 33

Nereis notes, Herman Sweet, 1930 - Student Report

Box 1 Folder 34

Notes on Caddis fly larvae, Brewster Rundlette, 1937-1938 - Student Report

Box 1 Folder 35-36

"Observations of Toad Copulation," Michael McPharlin, 1932 - Student Report

Box 1 Folder 37

"Paper on Unknown Bees which Dwell on the Delta of Bowdoin College," Horace Sowles, 1940 - Student Report

Box 1 Folder 38

"Reactions of Nereis to Mixed and Monochromatic Light," S.E. Merrill, 1936 - Student Report

Box 1 Folder 39

"Report of Work on Caddis Fly Larvae," Sears Crowell, 1929-1930 - Student Report

Box 1 Folder 40

"Report on Experiments on Nereis," Paul Walker, 1931 - Student Report

Box 1 Folder 41

"Report on General Biological Accomplishments During One Summer at Bermuda Biological Station," Dexter Easton, 1946 - Student Report

Box 1 Folder 42

Series Description:

Reports, notes from experiments, lab and lecture materials, and exams for courses in zoology, botany, biology, evolution, embryology, bacteriology, and ornithology. Material is from Manton Copeland's time as a student at Harvard University as well as his tenure as a Bowdoin professor. Some of the material in this series originated with Preston Kyes (Bowdoin Class of 1896). For more information regarding Preston Kyes, see the Preston Kyes Papers (M285).

Arrangement:

Arranged by material type, then alphabetically.

Access Restrictions:

Some material restricted. See individual folders.

"Botany I, Manton Copeland"

Volume 1

"Botany II Lab, Manton Copeland, Cambridge"

Volume 2

"Handbook of Chemistry and Physics," 13th ed., 1928

Volume 3

"Histology Notes as far as nervous system," 1896-1897

Volume 4

"Lectures in Physics by Prof. C.C. Hutchins, 1894"

Volume 5

Notebook - biological drawings

Volume 6

Notebook - experiments

Volume 7

Notebook Three - experiments

Volume 8

Notebook Four - experiments

Volume 9

Notebook Five - experiments

Volume 10

Notebook Six - experiments

Volume 11

Notebook Ten - experiments

Volume 12

Notebook Eleven - experiments

Volume 13

Notebook Twelve - experiments

Volume 14

Notes - experiments, 1902

Volume 15

Notes - experiments, 1910-1940

Volume-folio 16

Notes - experiments, "worked mostly with Mr. H. G. Hawes," 1904

Volume 17

Pan American League (Maine) meeting notes, 1940-1941

Volume 18

"Pneumonia Literature" - notes, 1890-1922

Volume 19

"A Record of Cases Seen at the Johns Hopkins Hospital," 1898-1899

Volume 20

"Strains of Tubercle bacilli,"

Volume 21

1904 Jun-"Studies on the Spermatogenesis of the Honey Bee"

Box 2 Folder 1

1906 Jun-"Some Stages in Spermatogenesis of the Honey Bee"

Box 2 Folder 2

1906 Aug-"Mammals of Grand Manan, N.B."

Box 2 Folder 3

1907 Jun-"Maturation Stages in Spermatogenesis of Vespa Maculata"

Box 2 Folder 4

1908 May-"Spermatogenesis in Apis and Respa"

Box 2 Folder 5-9

1912 Apr-"The Olfactory Reaction of Pufferfish"

Box 2 Folder 10

1912 May-"Microsorex from Canton, NY"

Box 2 Folder 11

1912 Dec-"Mammals of Greylock, MA"

Box 2 Folder 12

1913 Jul-"Olfactory Reactions of Spotted Newt"

Box 2 Folder 13-14

1914 Dec-"Pipistrellus in Maine"

Box 2 Folder 15

1917 Jun-"Notes on Maine Mammals"

Box 2 Folder 16

1918 Mar-"Olfactory Reactions of Allection and Busycon"

Box 2 Folder 17-22

1919 Oct-"Locomotion in Alectrion"

Box 2 Folder 23-24

1922 Mar-"Locomotion in Polinices"

Box 2 Folder 25

1923-"Fauna of Penikese Island" (ed. by R.E. Coler)

Box 2 Folder 26-27

1924 Feb-"Mammals of MacMillan Expedition to Baffin Island"

Box 2 Folder 28

1924 Oct-"Chemical Sense and Feeding Behavior of Nereis Virens Sars"

Box 2 Folder 29

1926 Jan-"Fauna of Penikese Island"

Box 2 Folder 30

1927 Jul-"Notes on Florida Birds"

Box 2 Folder 31

1930 Aug-"An Apparent Conditioned Response in Nereis Virens"

Box 2 Folder 32-33

1934 Dec-"Modifications of Behavior in Nereis Virens"

Box 2 Folder 34

1935 Oct-"Keeping Nereis for Physiological Study"

Box 2 Folder 35

1937 Dec-"Case Building Instinct of Two Species of Trichoptera"

Box 2 Folder 36

Undated-"Color Changes in Anolis"

Box 2 Folder 37-39

Undated-"Lepidoptera from Penikese Island, MA" (map)

Box 2 Folder 40

Undated-"Modifications of Motor Responses to Light in Lower Animals"

Box 2 Folder 41

Undated-"Ciliary Movement" (with abstract by J. Gray)

Box 2 Folder 42

Undated-"Collecting and Preparation of Diatomaceous Earth"

Box 2 Folder 43

Anatomy notes

Box 3 Folder 1-5

Bacteriology lecture notes (reported by Preston Kyes, 1897-1898)

Box 3 Folder 6-11

Bateson, W. ('89) notes

Box 3 Folder 12

Bell, J.C. ('06) notes

Box 3 Folder 13

Bethe, Albrecht notes, "The Nervous System of Carcinus Maenas"

Box 3 Folder 14

Biological drawings

Box 3 Folder 15

Biology IX exams

Box 3 Folder 16-17

Biology entrance exams

Box 3 Folder 18

Biology lab instructions, 1909

Box 3 Folder 19

Biology lab instructions, 1917

Box 3 Folder 20

Biology lab instructions, 1920

Box 3 Folder 21

Biology majors exams

Box 3 Folder 22-27

Biology notes

Box 3 Folder 28

Botany I - Cambridge, MA, 1901

Box 3 Folder 29

Botany I exams

Box 3 Folder 30-34

Botany II lecture notes, Cambridge, MA, 1900-1901

Box 3 Folder 35

Botany III lecture notes, Cambridge, MA, 1901-1902

Box 3 Folder 36-38

Botany IV lecture notes

Box 3 Folder 39

Botany lab instructions

Box 3 Folder 40

Class material, 1923-1942

Box 3 Folder 41

Class notes, 1906

Box 3 Folder 42-43

Embryology notes

Box 3 Folder 44-45

Evolution lecture notes

Box 3 Folder 46

Evolution notes

Box 3 Folder 47-54

General class notes

Box 4 Folder 1-3

Genetics notes

Box 4 Folder 4

Medical Histology and Embryology exams and outlines

Box 4 Folder 5

Notecards

Box 4 Folder 6

Notes removed from Notebook Four, M39.3, volume 9

Box 4 Folder 7

Ornithology notes

Box 4 Folder 8-19

Rana (frog) lab instructions

Box 4 Folder 20

Zoology I exams

Box 4 Folder 21-25

Zoology I laboratory booklet published by Harvard Co-Operative Society

Box 4 Folder 26

Zoology I lecture notes and drawings, Cambridge, MA, 1900-1901

Box 4 Folder 27-29

Zoology II exams

Box 4 Folder 30-37

Zoology II laboratory drawings, Cambridge, MA, 1901

Box 4 Folder 38

Zoology II lecture notes, Cambridge, MA, 1901

Box 4 Folder 39

Zoology III laboratory booklet, "Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates," published by Harvard Co-Operative Society, 1904, 1908

Box 4 Folder 40-41

Zoology III laboratory drawings and lecture notes, Cambridge, MA, 1901-1902

Box 4 Folder 42-45

Zoology IV lecture notes, Cambridge, MA, 1902-1903

Box 4 Folder 46-47

Zoology V lecture notes

Box 4 Folder 48-49

Zoology VI exams

Box 5 Folder 1

Zoology VI lecture notes

Box 5 Folder 2

Zoology IX exams

Box 5 Folder 3-6

Zoology X lecture notes

Box 5 Folder 7-10

Zoology XIII lecture notes, Cambridge, MA, 1905-1906

Box 5 Folder 11-12

Zoology XV lecture notes, Cambridge, MA, 1906

Box 5 Folder 13-14

Zoology S-1, S-51 exams, 1942-1946

Box 5 Folder 14a-b

Zoology S-51 notes, 1943

Box 5 Folder 15-20

Zoology lab instructions

Box 5 Folder 21

"Laboratory Outlines," 1905, 1915, 1919

Box 5 Folder 22

"Strains of Tubercle bacilli," material removed from M39.3, volume 21

Box 5 Folder 23

Various letters and notes, 1933-1934, n.d.

Box 5 Folder 24

West, James, notebook of collection received from, 1932 Nov 221

Box 5 Folder 25

1923 notes

Box 5 Folder 26

1924 notes

Box 5 Folder 27-28

1925 Jul-Aug, "Nereis contact"

Box 5 Folder 29

1927, "Nereis experiments: Worm B"

Box 5 Folder 30-31

1927-1928, "Nereis experiments with 'Disky'"

Box 5 Folder 32-34

1927-1928, "Neries light experiments"

Box 5 Folder 35-38

1932 notes

Box 5 Folder 39

1941, "Pedal cilia of land snails"

Box 5 Folder 40

Undated, "Nereis vibration experiment no. 15"

Box 5 Folder 41

Undated, "Nereis chemical stimuli"

Box 5 Folder 42

Undated, "Nereis general material"

Box 5 Folder 43

Undated, "Nereis ganglia"

Box 5 Folder 44-47

Undated, "A Chromosome (tetrad) model"

Box 5 Folder 48

Undated, "Palaemonetes"

Box 5 Folder 49-51

Series Description:

American Rock Garden Society (ARGS) and New England Wild Flower Preservation Society correspondence, reports and material. Also includes correspondence and notes concerning gardens, and plants, as well as advertisements for garden accessories.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

American Rock Garden Society (ARGS)-Sedum, 1935-1936

Box 6 Folder 1

ARGS materials, 1934-1939

Box 6 Folder 2-3

ARGS New York, 1935-1939

Box 6 Folder 4-5

ARGS, North Atlantic Region, Spring 1937

Box 6 Folder 6

New England Wild Flower Preservation Society, 1933-1939

Box 6 Folder 7

Ferns, 1934-1940

Box 6 Folder 8

Garden accessories, 1927-1943, n.d.

Box 6 Folder 9-12

Garden notes, 1913-1926, n.d.

Box 7 Folder 1

Garden show of 1950

Box 7 Folder 2

Rock gardens, 1937-1938

Box 7 Folder 3

Sedum I, 1929-1933, n.d.

Box 7 Folder 4-5

Sedum II, 1932-1936, n.d.

Box 7 Folder 6

Solidago Aster, 1937-1941

Box 7 Folder 7

Thymus, 1930-1948

Box 7 Folder 8

Series Description:

A collection of various publications concerning World War I and II, many concerning the treatment of prisoners of war. The bulk are printed in London under the "Authority of His Majesty's Stationery Office," for presentation to both Houses of Parliament.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically by material type.

Publications presented to the British Parliament "by Command of His Majesty": 1914-1915

Box 7 Folder 9

Publications presented to the British Parliament "by Command of His Majesty": 1915-1916

Box 7 Folder 10

Publications presented to the British Parliament "by Command of His Majesty": 1916

Box 7 Folder 11-13

Publications presented to the British Parliament "by Command of His Majesty": 1916-1917

Box 7 Folder 14

Publications presented to the British Parliament "by Command of His Majesty": 1917-1918

Box 7 Folder 15

World War I, miscellaneous publications, 1915-1917

Box 7 Folder 16

World War II, miscellaneous publications, 1935-1945

Box 7 Folder 17

Series Description:

Articles written by Manton Copeland, his 1910 journal, memorabilia from a 1934 trip to the White House and a 1937 trip to Cornell University, and material concerning St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Brunswick, where he was a member. Also included are personal and work-related photographs, and miscellaneous ephemera, newspaper clippings, and notes.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by material type.

Address book, n.d.

Volume 1

"Another Comment," 1938

Box 7 Folder 18

"Fathers in the Dishpan," 1949

Box 7 Folder 19

"Friendship and Ethics," 1950

Box 7 Folder 20

"Our Little Planet Makes Good," 1933

Box 7 Folder 21

"Manton Copelandiana"- Bowdoin Alumnus, 1961 Dec

Box 7 Folder 22

Church material concerning St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Brunswick, Maine, 1928-1939

Box 7 Folder 23

Dust jacket: "Peary," by William Herbert Hobbs

Box 7 Folder 24

Journal, 1910 Jan-Dec

Box 7 Folder 25-31

List of Copeland Cape Code literature collection (newspaper clipping), 1943

Box 7 Folder 32

Memorabilia for 1934 trip to the White House for the Harvard Class of 1904 30th reunion, and for 1937 trip to Cornell for the inauguration of President Edmund Ezra Day

Box 7 Folder 33

Miscellaneous ephemera, n.d.

Box 7 Folder 34

Miscellaneous notes, n.d.

Box 7 Folder 35

Mountain climbers - handwritten notes, no year

Box 7 Folder 36

Nereis worm photographs (31 images), n.d.

Box 7 Folder 37

"Studies of Pond Life," album by E. Spear (Bowdoin Class of 1930)

Box 7 Folder 38

Hawes House print, n.d.

Box 7 Folder 39

Luncheon on ship Artemesia, 1939 (6 small images)

Box 7 Folder 39

Unidentified group on water's edge, n.d.

Box 7 Folder 39

Scrapbook clippings, 1882-1898, n.d.

Box 7 Folder 40

Scrapbook of ephemera, n.d.

Box 7 Folder 41

Stamp collection correspondence, 1938-1940

Box 7 Folder 42
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