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Charles Russell Orcutt (1864-1929)

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Bullard, Anne D. "Charles Russell Orcutt: Pioneer Naturalist." Journal of San Diego History. Volume 40: San Diego Historical Society: San Diego: 1994. pg.41.

California Native Plant Society's Inventory of Rare and Endangered Vascular Plants of California; Special Publication; Number 1: 5th edition: 1994.

Coan, Eugene. "Charles Russell Orcutt, Pioneer Californian, Malacologist, and the West American Scientist." Transactions of the San Diego Society of Natural History. Volume 14, Number 8: 24 April 1966. pgs. 85-96.

Dice, James. Some Notes on the Botanical and Horticultural Contributions of Charles Russell Orcutt. (Typescript for class assignment, SDSU). 27 November 1978.

DuShane, Helen. The Baja California Travels of C.R. Orcutt. Dawson's Book Shop; Los Angeles, CA: 1971. pg. 73-74.

Engstrand, Iris and Anne Bullard. Inspired by Nature: The San Diego Natural History Museum after 125 years. Conklin Lithographers: San Diego: 1999. pgs. 43-44, 62,65,89.

Higgins, Ethel Bailey. "Charles Russell Orcutt, Natural History Collector." (Typescript from SDNHM archives): n.d.

Jeager, Edmund C. Desert Wild Flowers. Stanford University Press: Stanford, CA: 1941. pg. 267.

"Naturalist dies in Haiti; came to city in 1872." San Diego Union Tribune. 29 August 1929.

Orcutt, Charles Russell. "By Wagon to Baja."(Typescript from SDNHM archives). 1886.

Orcutt, Charles Russell. "Notes and Memoranda: Early Collections." (Typescript from SDNHM archives). 2 December 1884.

Orcutt, Charles Russell. West American Scientist. Volume I (1884) no.7 (June 1885), II (Jan.1885 & June 1885), III (Feb.1891), IV (April1888), VII (Aug.1890).