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Herbert L. Mason papers

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Field notes

Personal: Miscellaneous

Personal: Organizations

Personal: Recommendations

Personal: National Research Council

Personal: Bio-bibliography

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Herbert L. Mason papers, 1928-1980 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

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Collection Overview

Title: Herbert L. Mason papers, 1928-1980Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Mason, H. L. (Herbert Louis) (1896-1994)

Extent: 1.0 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Arrangend into 7 series based on Mason's organization of his papers: Series 1: Field notes, Series 2: Personal: Miscellaneous, Series 3: Personal: Organizations, Series 4: Personal: Recommendations, Series 5: Personal: National Reserach Council, Series 6: Bio-bibliography, Series 7: Manuscripts.

Subjects: Botanists - California, University of California, Berkeley. - Dept. of Botany, University of California, Berkeley. - Herbarium.

Forms of Material: Correspondence, Field notes

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of the papers of Herbert L. Mason, professor of Botany and curator of the Herbarium at the University of California, Berkeley.  The primary components of this collection are Mason's field notebooks and his personal files.  The field notebooks of H. L. Mason document his botanical collecting activities from 1928 to 1955. Collections are primarily from California, although trips, Nevada, Oregon, Arizona, Columbia, and the Revillagigedo islands are also included. Mason's personal files consist primarily of correspondence, both personal and professional, manuscripts, and personal records.

Biographical Note

Herbert Louis Mason was born in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin on January 3, 1896. He received his A. B. in 1921 from Stanford University and his M.A. in 1923 from the University of California at Berkeley. He was an instructor at Mills College from 1923 to 1925 and then returned to the University of California to receive his Ph. D. in Botany in 1932. In 1931 he married Lucile Roush, also a Berkeley graduate student in Botany. He was hired as instructor and assistant curator of the University Herbarium at Berkeley in 1933 and promoted to assistant professor and associate curator in 1934 and associate professor and curator in 1938. In 1941 he was promoted to professor of Botany and director of the herbarium. In 1957, he published A flora of the marshes of California based on surveys commissioned by the California Department of Fish and Game and conducted by Mason and his graduate students.

Herbert Mason was a member of the Biosystematists, Western Society of Naturalists, the Western Section of the Ecological Society of America, the Regional Parks Association, the California Botanical Society, and the American Society of Plant Taxonomists. He retired from Berkeley in 1963 and he and Lucile moved to Bellingham, Washington to live near their son, David.  Herbert Mason passed away in Bellingham in 1994.

Subject/Index Terms

Botanists - California
University of California, Berkeley. - Dept. of Botany
University of California, Berkeley. - Herbarium.

Administrative Information

Repository: University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Alternate Extent Statement: 15 bound volumes and two small archival boxes.

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research except for letters of recommendation (Series 4) which are restricted until 2028.

Use Restrictions: Copyright has not been assigned to the University and Jepson Herbaria Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the University and Jepson Herbaria Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the publisher.

Related Materials: Additional professional correspondence to and from Herbert Mason can be found in the correspondence series of the University Herbarium Records.

Preferred Citation: Herbert L. Mason Papers, University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Field notes, 1922-1955],
[Series 2: Personal: Miscellaneous, 1941-1960],
[Series 3: Personal: Organizations, 1941-1951],
[Series 4: Personal: Recommendations, 1941-1955],
[Series 5: Personal: National Research Council, 1943-1951],
[Series 6: Personal: Bio-bibliography, 1931-1980],
[Series 7: Manuscripts, undated],
[All]

Series 1: Field notes, 1922-1955Add to your cart.
Herbert L. Mason's field notebooks document his botanical collecting activities in the western United States. Notebooks also include data collected during trips to Mexico and New Zealand.
Item 1: Field Notebook #1, 1922-1923Add to your cart.
Contains collections no. 301-367. Includes two photographs.
Item 2: Field Notebook #2, 1923-1924Add to your cart.
Contains collections no. 360-910 from California.
Item 3: Field Notebook #3, 1924-1925Add to your cart.
Contains collections no. 1000-1344 from California.
Item 4: Field Notebook #4, 1925-1926Add to your cart.
Contains collections no. 1494-2900. No. 1494-2087 are  from the Revillagigedo Islands Expedition of the California Academy of Sciences in 1925 on the U.S.S. Ortolan Mine Sweeper. No. 2100-2900 are from Northern California and Oregon in 1925 and 1926.
Item 5: Field Notebook #5, 1926-1928Add to your cart.
Includes collections no. 2901-4531 from California.
Item 6: Field Notebook #6, 1928-1931Add to your cart.
Includes collections no. 4550-5895 from California, Nevada, Oregon, and Arizona and no. 5900-5911 from Monterey County.
Item 7: Field Notebook #7, 1931-1941Add to your cart.
Contains collections no. 6001-6068 from Alaska in 1931 and no. 12240 from Cathedral Gorge State Park in Nevada on June 11, 1941.  At back of notebook is a typed Key to Arctic Willows by C. R. Ball.
Item 8: Field Notebook #8, 1932-1933Add to your cart.
Includes collections no. 6801-7287 from California. A photograph of specimen 6896 is included in the journal.
Item 9: Field Notebook #9, 1933-1937Add to your cart.

Includes the following collection numbers:

6258-6276

7354-8387

9000-9450

10040-10055

Collections are primarily from California with a few from Washington and Montana.

Numbers 9000-9439 are an undated typed list of Plants of Point Lobos State Park Collected by Mason and Lee.

Item 10: Field Notebook #10, 1931-1936Add to your cart.
Contains collections no. 10001-10049 and 10969-10997a. Notes are primarily narrative with lists of species observed but few collections noted.
Item 11: Field Notebook #11, 1936-1938Add to your cart.
Contains collections no. 10986-12013 from California.
Item 12: Field Notebook #12, 1938Add to your cart.
Contains collections no. 12014-13046 from California.
Item 13: Field Notebook #13, 1937-1950Add to your cart.
Contains collections no. 13046-14065 from California. Collections are primarily from 1946-1950. Note at back of notebook: Nos 14065-141999 are missing because this notebook was considered “lost” temporarily. (# being given to those sheets for which #s were not previously given).
Item 14: Field Notebook #14, 1949Add to your cart.
Contains collections no. 13700-13892 from Columbia.
Item 15: Field Notebook #15, 1952-1963Add to your cart.
Contains collections no. 14200-15233  from California, Arizona, Nevada, and the Revillagigedo Islands.  Notebook is labeled #13 with a note: 13a - New Zealand - a separate notebook, number series 14900-15073 and 15076 to 15106 (see Field Notebook #16).
Item 16: Field Notebook #16, 1960Add to your cart.
Includes numbers 14900-15073 and 15076 to 15106 from New Zealand. Labeled Field Notebook #13a.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Field notes, 1922-1955],
[Series 2: Personal: Miscellaneous, 1941-1960],
[Series 3: Personal: Organizations, 1941-1951],
[Series 4: Personal: Recommendations, 1941-1955],
[Series 5: Personal: National Research Council, 1943-1951],
[Series 6: Personal: Bio-bibliography, 1931-1980],
[Series 7: Manuscripts, undated],
[All]


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