Guide to the Papers of Frederick S. Page, 1914 - 1957Manuscript MS-1247

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Guide to the Papers of Frederick S. Page, 1914 - 1957

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1247

Collection Dates:

1914 - 1957

Size of Collection:

2 boxes (.8 linear ft.)


The papers of Frederick Smyth Page, Professor of Botany at Dartmouth College, comprise his notes and surveys of Hanover trees, circa 1920-1957, and his records as an airplane observer during World War II. Also included is his University of Vermont masters thesis on the nutrition of trees, 1914.

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Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Access to Collection


Use Restrictions

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

Correspondence, notes, tally sheets, government forms and other publications documenting the work of Page as an airplane observer in World War II, and botanist studying the trees in Hanover, NH.


Frederick Smyth Page was born Oct. 28, 1889 in Candia, NH. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1913 and received an MS from the University of Vermont in 1914. In 1915, he was hired by Dartmouth College to teach in the Botany Department, retiring as a full professor with emeritus status in 1957. He served in the infantry during World War I and was an airplane observer in Hanover during World War II. Fred Page died in Lebanon, NH, October 1, 1981, and is buried in Pine Knoll Cemetery.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series 1, Papers, 1914 -1943

Aircraft spotter logs, correspondence, graphs, publications, and Hanover tree location sheets. Typescript of "Nutrition of Forest trees...."

Box: 1, Dates: circa 1942-1945

Observation post logs, publications, lists

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Box Contents

  • Folder: Certificates and ID cards, 1942-1944
  • Folder: Correspondence, 1942-1944
  • Folder: Flash forms (blanks), undated
  • Folder: Observation logs and record books, 1942-1943
  • Folder: Observation log and record book, 1943
  • Folder: Observer instructions, 1942, undated
  • Folder: Observer lists, 1943, undated
  • Folder: Observers news and information, 1942-1943
  • Folder: Personal notes, circa 1942-1945
  • Folder: Posters and hints, 1942, undated
  • Folder: Schedules, 1942-1943
  • Folder: Schedules, 1943-1945

Box: 2, Dates: 1914` -1953

Tree observations, publications, photographs, thesis.

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Box Contents

  • Folder: Dartmouth Alumni Magazine - College Park article, 1931 November
  • Folder: College Park graphs, undated
  • Folder: College Park notes , undated
  • Folder: College Park plots, undated
  • Folder: Papers and essays - The Nutrition of Forest Trees, 1914 May
  • Folder: Prints - Photographs of tree seedlings, Undated
  • Folder: Town forest, circa 1938 - 1948
  • Folder: Tuck Drive graphs, circa 1935-1953
  • Folder: Tuck Drive notes, 1919-1957
  • Folder: Tuck Drive tally sheets, 1919-1957
  • Folder: Unclassified tally sheets, primarily Tuck Drive and Pine Park, 1928-1946
  • Folder: Miscellaneous papers - Construction documents for Page house, 3 Ripley Road, circa 1931

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