George Hazen French papers, 1859-1931 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
Entomologists. - United States
Entomologists. - United States - History
French, G.H. (George Hazen), 1841-1935.
Hale, Julia Carter.
Ingersoll, Ezekiel J.
Ku Klux Klan (1915-)
Riley, Charles V. (Charles Valentine), 1843-1895.
Williamson County (Ill.) - History
The archives collection of the George Hazen French papers were part of the estate of Mrs. Julia Carter Hale, found at her home at Walnut and University Avenue, Carbondale, in October of 1968 during the disposition of her estate. These papers consist of manuscripts, diaries, and record books that document the life and activities of biologist George Hazen French. The collection is comprised of his scientific observations as well as his reflections on various community members in Carbondale and Herrin, Illinois. Also included are SINU Financial Records concerning the University Museum, for which French did extensive curatorship.
There is also a series of photographs in the collection, which is in excellent condition and has many good examples of cabinet cards from the late nineteenth century. Most of the cards are portraits. There are sixteen stereo cards, eleven of which are commercially produced by the Union Pacific Rail Road and show views along its route.
The papers of relatives Ezekial J. Ingersoll and Jennie D. Carter were removed from the original collection and processed and cataloged as separate units.