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Bound volume of letters on the retirement of E. Laurence Palmer, 1952; scrapbook of
letters on the retirement of Katherine V. W. Palmer from the Paleontological Research
Institution, 1978; scrapbook on Katherine V. W. Palmer's trip to Japan, 1974; medal from
the Paleontological Society. Also, Sigma Delta Epsilon materials, including
correspondence, directories, newsletters, clippings, minutes, reports, speeches, and a
history of Sigma Delta Epsilon, 1921-1971; and four-page mimeographed outline of the
development of the Nature Study program in the Department of Rural Education at Cornell,
prepared by Professor E. Laurence Palmer. Also, letter to Dr. Palmer from Pvt. T.A.
Baker, U.S. Marines, stationed in Nantes, France, Dec. 29, 1918, describing his
experiences in the military service.
Original drawings by W. C. Baker and printing blocks for "Honne: The Spirit of the
Chehalis, The Indian Interpretation of the Origin of the People and Animals as narrated
by George Saunders," collected and arranged by Katherine Van Winkle Palmer, with a
signed copy of the book and printing blocks.