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Roberta A. Scull Papers on Lexemuel Ray Hesler

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0472

This collection includes correspondence written to Roberta A. "Bobbie Lou" Scull from various professors and people who knew Lexemuel Ray Hesler, including a letter from Hesler himself, written during 1969 as Scull prepared to write about Hesler. Also included is Scull's biographical sketch of Hesler.

Dates

  • 1969

Language

The material in this collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (2 folders)

Abstract

This collection includes correspondence written to Roberta A. "Bobbie Lou" Scull from various professors and people who knew Lexemuel Ray Hesler, including a letter from Hesler himself, written during 1969 as Scull prepared to write about Hesler. Also included is Scull's biographical sketch of Hesler.

Biographical/Historical Note

Lexemuel Ray Hesler was a noted expert in mycology, former Professor, and Chairman of the Botany Department and Dean of the School of Liberal Arts at the University of Tennessee. Hesler was born February 20, 1888 on a farm near Veedersburg, Indiana. He was the second of two sons of Clinton F. and Laura Iris (Youngblood) Hesler. He studied plant pathology at Cornell University, earning his PhD in 1914. He stayed at Cornell as a fellow and later professor until 1919 when he accepted the appointment as Professor and Head of the Department of Botany at the University of Tennessee. In addition to teaching and administrating, Hesler remained an active researcher and member of several professional organizations and societies. In 1914, Hesler married Esther Lillian Collins (1891-1982). Hesler passed away on November 20, 1977.

Roberta "Bobbie Lou" Akin Scull was born October 2, 1940 in Columbus, Georgia to Robert Louis and Olive Creekmore Akin (1917-2016). Roberta moved with her family to Knoxville, Tenn. following World War II. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee in 1962 and her master's degree from Louisiana State University in 1969. She married Herbert Meyer "Bo" Scull Jr. (1940-2008) in 1963, and together they had two children.

Arrangement

The material in this collection is arranged in chronological order. The collection is in two folders.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480