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Beal, W. J. (William James), 1833-1924

 Person

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Arthur A. Crozier papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-10.3.193
Scope and Contents The papers consist of a photocopy of a letter Crozier wrote to his father on May 4, 1879. In the letter, he mentions his upcoming graduation and his desire for a teaching position. He also writes that he is enclosing an article on evolution and discusses which professors on campus believe in evolution. In addition, he mentions a sermon he attended and goes on to describe several religious articles he read and the topic of a religious class. The religious topics do not involve...
Dates: 1879 - 1879

Beal Botanical Garden and Campus Plant Collections records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-4.2.1
Scope and Contents The collection includes the annual reports of the Beal Botanical Garden and Campus Plant Collections. These reports contain general information such as plans to expand the Beal Botanical Garden in the late 1920s, Dutch Elm Disease, new plantings, and the seed exchange and labeling programs. The 1968 report contains a map and brochure of the Botanical Gardens. The 1971 report contains a rare plant list.Also included is the film "MSU Panorama" (circa 1970s), with footage...
Dates: 1926 - 2005; Majority of material found within 1961 - 1971

Bessey family papers

 Collection
Identifier: UA-10.3.416
Scope and Contents The Bessey family papers have been arranged into the following series: Biographical Data, Manuscripts and Publications, General, Correspondence, Scrapbooks, Oversized materials and Photographs.The series Biographical Data includes information on Charles and Ernst Bessey, and on relatives of Edith Carleton Higgins (Mrs. Ernst A. Bessey), including her mother, Ella M. (Noyes) Higgins (1851-1913); her sisters, Mabel Cornell Porter and Bertha Noyes and, her brothers, Leslie A. Higgins...
Dates: 1878 - 1968

Charles Ingerson collection

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-10.3.278
Scope and Content

The Charles E. Ingerson collection contains one autograph album. This album contains signatures and verses from students and faculty at the State Agricultural College (now Michigan State University) from 1877-1883. Some noteworthy signatures in the album are from William J. Beal, Frank S. Kedzie, and Samuel H. Abbott.

Dates: 1877 - 1883

Clinton D. Smith papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-17.170
Scope and Contents This collection consists of an annotated photocopy of one letter written by Clinton D. Smith to the Wheelers on November 29, 1902. Smith describes many of recent happenings on the Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University) campus including the death of Robert Kedzie. He also mentions William J. Beal, Robert Shaw, Ulysses P. Henrick, and Levi R. Taft. Topics in the letter include changes in personnel, the cutting down of trees on campus and the personal lives of some of...
Dates: 1902 - 1902

Elton B. Hill papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-17.67
Scope and Contents The bulk of the collection contains material relating to the issues that interested Hill most as a teacher and researcher. He taught a number of courses on farm appraisal and agricultural finance, and his reference material appears here. Land tenure, especially the legal and moral implications of father-son partnerships and farm ownership transfers, were of special interest to him.In addition to this, there is also a scrapbook and some memorabilia from his college days at...
Dates: 1862 - 1972

Frank Telewski papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-17.218
Scope and Contents

The Frank Telewski papers consist of two reports written by Telewski including "The Beginning of an Artificial Forestry in Mid 19th Century Michigan: The Contributions of W. J. Beal to Silviculture" and "The 120-Yr Period for Dr. Beal’s Seed Viability Experiment."

Dates: 2002, undated

Fraser family letters

 Collection
Identifier: UA-10.3.441
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of photocopies of letters written by William Fraser, Eugene Law and Fred E. Miller to John C. Fraser, his wife Mrs. Eliza M. Fraser or John Fraser (father of William and John C.) The letters describe their life at Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University). They write about work, classes and activities. Other topics included the buildings, professors, weather, sports and politics.

Dates: 1866 - 1881

William James Beal papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-17.4
Scope and Contents The William J. Beal papers consist of correspondence, publications, and materials relating to his work as a student at Harvard University. The material from Beal's years at Harvard includes course notes on anatomy, geology and ornithology as well as a detailed journal which Beal wrote in 1862. This journal includes comments on individuals as well as events of the period.The correspondence is not extensive but contains several letters from Asa Gray as well as a typescript copy...
Dates: 1859 - 1940