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Bertha Sanford Dodge Papers


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Correspondence, Box 1, Folder 1

Manuscripts, Box 1, Folders 2-4

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Bertha Sanford Dodge Papers, 1958-1959 | MS Manuscripts

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Title: Bertha Sanford Dodge Papers, 1958-1959Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1958-1959

ID: MS/MS/ms036

Primary Creator: Dodge, Bertha Sanford,1902-1995

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Bertha Sanford Dodge Papers include letters to David Kaser regarding manuscript of her book, Plants that Changed the World. There are also a prospectus and sample chapters of this study, originally called The Plant Hunters and a typescript final draft of Plants that Changed the World, including manuscript revision and galley proofs, dated August 20, 1958.

Collection Historical Note

Bertha Sanford Dodge was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on March 23, 1902, married Carroll W. Dodge (Botanist and Emeritus Professor at the University of Vermont) in 1925 and gave birth to two daughters, Anne (Hooper) and Mary (Van Citters). Dodge received her A.B. at Radcliffe in 1920 and her M.S. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1922. She spent most of her life teaching high school and first year college science courses. In 1944, she ran a year-long radio program on the St. Louis City Hospital. She was an International Institute Board Member from 1956 to 1959 and a member of the National Writers' Club and the Society of Technical Writers. Her writings include: Introduction to Chemistry (1948), The Story of Nursing (1954), Plants that Changed the World (1959), This is Engineeering (1963), Hands That Help (1967), Potatoes and People (1970) and various short stories. Dodge had traveled extensively in Latin America, spoke Spanish and German and read Portugese and French. She died March 5, 1995 in South Burlington, VT.

Administrative Information

Repository: MS Manuscripts

Access Restrictions: Open

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Acquisition Source: Gift of Bertha Sanford Dodge

Preferred Citation: Name of the Collection, Washington University Libraries, Department of Special Collections

Processing Information: Processed by Washington University Department Special Collections Staff, June 1969

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[Series 1: Correspondence, Box 1, Folder 1],
[Series 2: Manuscripts, Box 1, Folders 2-4],

Series 2: Manuscripts, Box 1, Folders 2-4Add to your cart.
Item 1: Plants That Changed the WorldAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Prospectus and sample chapters (originally titled The Plant Hunters)Add to your cart.
40 pages
Folder 3: Final typscript draftAdd to your cart.
210 pages
Folder 4: Galley proofsAdd to your cart.
67 pages. Located in oversize.

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