Kellogg, Vernon L. (Vernon Lyman), 1867-1937

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American zoologist; officer in relief organizations in Europe during World War I.

From the description of Vernon Lyman Kellogg papers, 1914-1921. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754868923

Charlotte Hoffman Kellogg was born in 1874 at Grand Island, Nebraska, and was educated at the University of California, earning a Ph.B. in 1900. She taught English at Miss Head's School in Berkeley, California from 1903 until 1907. During World War I, she participated in civilian relief efforts in occupied Belgium and was a member of the Commission for Relief in Belgium and speaker for the U.S. Food Administration. She was the author of several books about Belgium and Poland. Kellogg died on May 8, 1960.

Vernon L. Kellogg was born in Emporia, Kansas, on December 1, 1867. Kellogg studied at the University of Kansas and Cornell University, as well as in Europe. He was on the faculty at the University of Kansas from 1890 until 1894 and was a professor of entomology at Stanford University from 1894 until 1920. During and after World War I, Kellogg was active in civilian relief efforts in Europe, serving as director of American Committee for Relief in Belgium, 1915-1916; assistant to the U.S. Food Administrator, 1917-1919; chief of the mission to Poland, Russia and other services in Europe with the American Relief Administrator, 1918-1921. He died on August 8, 1937.

From the description of Kellogg-Dickie papers, 1862-1995 (inclusive), 1884-1976 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702168444

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American zoologist; officer in relief organizations in Europe during World War I.

From the guide to the Vernon Lyman Kellogg papers, 1914-1921, (Hoover Institution Archives)

Charlotte Hoffman Kellogg was born in 1874 at Grand Island, Nebraska, and was educated at the University of California, earning a Ph.B. in 1900. She taught English at Miss Head's School in Berkeley, California from 1903 until 1907. During World War I, she participated in civilian relief efforts in occupied Belgium and was a member of the Commission for Relief in Belgium and speaker for the U.S. Food Administrator. She was the author of several books about Belgium and Poland. Kellogg died on May 8, 1960.

Vernon Lyman Kellogg, who was born in December 1, 1867 in Emporia, Kansas, earned both his B.A. in 1889 and his M.A. in 1892 at the University of Kansas, where he was assistant, then associate professor of entomology from 1890 to 1894. He continued his studies in biology at universities in Leipzig, Paris, the University of California, and Brown University, before completing his D. Sc. at Oberlin in 1922. From 1894 through 1920, he was professor of entomology and bionomics at Stanford University, but he took a leave for humanitarian work with American relief efforts in Europe during and after World War I. Herbert Hoover, a longtime friend, appointed him as the director of the Commission for the Relief in Belgium (CRB), where he served from 1915 to 1916. His wife, Charlotte, was the only woman member of the CRB before the U.S. intervention in the war.

Charlotte Hoffman, whom Vernon Kellogg married in Florence on April 27, 1908, was born in 1874, at Grand Island, Nebraska, of Swiss parents. She was a graduate of the University of California and also studied abroad. For many years, she headed the English Department at Anna Head's School in Berkeley, California. She went to Brussels in 1916 by permission of the German government to join her husband and worked with the CRB for a year. She was prominent in war relief work as a speaker and fund raiser.

Herbert Hoover appointed Vernon Kellogg as assistant to the U.S. Food Administrator. Kellogg was chief of the mission to Poland (1917-1919) and special investigator in Russia and other European countries with the American Relief Administrator (1918-1921). From 1919 to 1931, he was permanent secretary of the National Research Council, Washington, D.C., becoming secretary emeritus in 1933.

In 1921, Charlotte Kellogg was sent to Europe by President Harding to escort Marie Curie to the United States to receive a gram of radium and a special research grant. She directed the Paderewski Testimonial Fund for Polish relief and was involved in a Polish hospital that had been created in Edinburgh for the care of Polish refugees. She was decorated by France, Belgium and Poland for her service to those countries. After Vernon Kellogg died on August 8, 1937, Charlotte Kellogg continued to live and write in California, where she died on May 8, 1960.

Charlotte and Vernon Kellogg had one daughter, Jean, who devoted her life to the arts. She studied for three years at the Yale School of Fine Arts and at the Art Students League in New York City and in Washington, D.C. She provided etchings for a book of poetry, The Loving Shepherdess, by Robinson Jeffers. Her work was shown in California and New York among other venues and later, she herself ran an art gallery in Monterey, California. She was married on July 31, 1960, to James Dickie, an artist who was known for his cartoons and for his books teaching children how to draw.

From the guide to the Kellogg-Dickie papers, 1862-1995, 1884-1976, (Manuscripts and Archives)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Jordan, David Starr, 1851-1931. Papers of David Starr Jordan, 1861-1964. Library of Congress
referencedIn Burbank, Luther, 1849-1926. Luther Burbank papers, 1830-1989 (bulk 1880-1926). Library of Congress
creatorOf Vernon Lyman Kellogg papers, 1914-1921 Hoover Institution Archives
referencedIn Sindo, Michitaro. Michitaro Sindo letters, 1901-1902. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Douglas Houghton Campbell papers, 1888-1953 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Zon, Raphael, 1874-1956. Raphael Zon papers, 1887-1957. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Kellogg-Dickie papers, 1862-1995, 1884-1976 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Osborn, Herbert, 1856-1954. Correspondence, 1887-1949. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Millikan, Robert Andrews, 1868-1953. Robert Andrews Millikan collection, 1847-1953. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Harrison, Ross G. (Ross Granville), 1870-1959. Ross Granville Harrison papers, 1820-1975 (inclusive), 1889-1959 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn H. S. (Herbert Spencer) Jennings papers, ca. 1893-1947, Circa 1893-1947 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Harrison, Ross G. (Ross Granville), 1870-1959. Ross Granville Harrison papers, 1820-1975 (inclusive), 1889-1959 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Cattell, James McKeen, 1860-1944. James McKeen Cattell papers, 1835-1948 (bulk 1896-1948). Library of Congress
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Houghton Library
referencedIn Stanford University entomological collection : records, 1891-1929. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Campbell, Douglas Houghton, 1859-1953. Douglas Houghton Campbell papers, 1888-1953. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Kellogg, Vernon L. (Vernon Lyman), 1867-1937. Kellogg-Dickie papers, 1862-1995 (inclusive), 1884-1976 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn James McKeen Cattell Papers, 1835-1948, (bulk 1896-1948) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Kellogg, Vernon L. (Vernon Lyman), 1867-1937. Vernon Lyman Kellogg papers, 1914-1921. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
creatorOf Weed, Clarence Moores, 1864-1947. Correspondence, 1885-1935. American Museum of Natural History
referencedIn Stanford views : photograph album, 1899-1900. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Stanford University entomological collection, 1891-1929 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Jordan, David Starr, 1851-1931. David Starr Jordan papers, 1861-1964. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Davenport, Charles Benedict, 1866-1944. Charles Benedict Davenport papers, 1874-1944. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Records of the War Department General and Special Staffs. 1860 - 1952. Records of the Conference on Training the Youth of the Country for Citizenship and National Defense
referencedIn Luther Burbank Papers, 1830-1989, (bulk 1880-1926) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Jennings, H. S. (Herbert Spencer), 1868-1947. Papers, ca. 1893-1947. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Kellogg, Vernon Lyman, 1867-1937. Letter. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
referencedIn David Starr Jordan papers, 1861-1964 Cecil H. Green Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith American Relief Administration. corporateBody
associatedWith Armitage, Merle, 1893-1975. person
correspondedWith Burbank, Luther, 1849-1926. person
associatedWith Campbell, Douglas Houghton, 1859-1953. person
correspondedWith Cattell, James McKeen, 1860-1944. person
associatedWith Commission for Relief in Belgium (1914-1930) corporateBody
associatedWith Davenport, Charles Benedict, 1866-1944. person
associatedWith Dibner, Bern, person
associatedWith Dickie, James. person
associatedWith Dickie, Jean Kellogg. person
associatedWith Harrison, Ross G. (Ross Granville), 1870-1959. person
associatedWith Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964. person
correspondedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Jeffers, Robinson, 1887-1962. person
associatedWith Jennings, H. S. (Herbert Spencer), 1868-1947. person
associatedWith Jordan, David Starr, 1851-1931. person
associatedWith Kellogg, Charlotte. person
associatedWith Millikan, Robert Andrews, 1868-1953. person
associatedWith Osborn, Herbert, 1856-1954. person
associatedWith Paderewski, Ignace Jan, 1860-1941. person
associatedWith Sindo, Michitaro. person
associatedWith United States Food Administration. corporateBody
associatedWith Weed, Clarence Moores, 1864-1947. person
associatedWith White, William Allen, 1868-1944. person
associatedWith Zon, Raphael, 1874-1956. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Belgium
Belgium
Poland
United States
Subject
World War, 1914-1918--Food question
International relief
Reconstruction (1914-1939)
World War, 1914-1918--United States
Food supply
World War, 1914-1918--Civilian relief
World War, 1914-1918--Food supply
World War, 1914-1918
World War, 1914-1918--Belgium
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Birth 1867-12-01

Death 1937-08-08

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