Ricketts, Edward Flanders, 1897-1948

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Birth 1896-05-14
Death 1948-05-11
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Edward Flanders Robb Ricketts was born in Chicago, Illinois May 14, 1897. From 1923 until his death in 1948, Ricketts lived in the Monterey, California area where he pursued his career as a marine biologist and became good friends with John Steinbeck.

From the description of Edward Flanders Ricketts papers, 1936-1979 (inclusive), 1936-1947 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122552895

Edward Flanders Robb Ricketts was born on May 14, 1897, in Chicago, Illinois. After service during World War I, he entered the University of Chicago, where he was strongly influenced by ecologist Warder C. Allee. In 1923, Ricketts and family moved to Pacific Grove, where he and Albert Galigher established Pacific Biological Laboratories. Ricketts also conducted research on factors affecting ecological environments.

In 1936, Ricketts moved into the laboratory at 800 Ocean Avenue, Monterey. In 1939, he and Jack Calvin produced Between Pacific Tides, a handbook of marine life along the north Pacific coastline. Ricketts also worked on a series of philosophical essays, focusing on holism, transcendence, and non-teleological thinking.

In 1939, Ricketts and John Steinbeck planned an expedition to study the littoral of Baja, California, Mexico. In March 1940, they embarked from Monterey. The expedition resulted in the publication of the Log fron the Sea of Cortez.

From the description of Edward F. Ricketts Papers, (Bulk 1936-1947) (Monterey Public Library). WorldCat record id: 123081848

Biography

Edward Flanders Robb Ricketts was born in Chicago, Illinois May 14, 1897. From 1923 until his death in 1948, Ricketts lived in the Monterey, California area where he pursued his career as a marine biologist and became good friends with John Steinbeck.

From the guide to the Edward Flanders Ricketts Papers, 1936-1979 (inclusive), 1936-1947 (bulk), (Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.)

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Subjects:

  • Marine biology
  • Oceanography
  • Oceanography--Pacific Ocean
  • Marine biology--Research
  • Marine ecology
  • Art--Philosophy--20th century

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  • Pacific Ocean (as recorded)
  • California--Research (as recorded)