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[Notes] Much of this work is based on unpublished correspondence. The Sauer Papers are located in the Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley (Kenzer, 1986). They consist of boxes of correspondence, cartons of manuscripts, conferences, research and class notes, diaries and ledgers, photographs, departmental items, and newspaper clippings. Much of the professional correspondence comes from outside geography. During his early decades at Berkeley, copies were not made of most of Sauer’s letters . Later, many of the originals were sent by the recipients to the Bancroft Library. In the chapter endnotes, academic correspondence in the Sauer Papers is identified by SP. Family letters in the possession of Sauer’s daughter, Elizabeth Sauer FitzSimmons, in Berkeley, are identified as “Father,” “Mother,” “Parents,” and wife “Lorena.” Michael Williams did not always provide sources for quotations from family correspondence. Abbreviations AAG Association of American Geographers COS Carl Ortwin Sauer CWC Central Wesleyan College DL David Lowenthal FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation IGU International Geographical Union MW Michael Williams NAS/NRC  National Academy of Sciences/ National Research Council n.d. no date ONR Office of Naval Research RFA Rockefeller Foundation Archive SP Sauer Papers (Bancroft Library, Berkeley) SSRC Social Science Research Council USDA United States Department of Agriculture WMD William M. Denevan 186 Notes to Pages vii–5 Foreword 1. Michael Williams (b. 1935) was Professor of Geography Emeritus and Sir Walter Raleigh Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford University, Fellow of the British Academy, and D. Litt., University of Wales. His books include The Draining of the Somerset Levels, 1970; The Making of the South Australian Landscape, 1974; Americans and Their Forests, 1989; and the magisterial Deforesting the Earth, 2003. He died in Oxford on October 26, 2009, shortly after completing a draft of this book, the very day he had been scheduled to give the Carl O. Sauer Memorial Lecture at Berkeley. See Clout, “Professor Michael Williams,” 2010, and “Michael Williams,” 2011. 2. Notable among numerous tributes are Leighly, “Carl Ortwin Sauer,” 1976; Parsons, “Carl Ortwin Sauer,” 1976; and Pfeifer, “Carl Ortwin Sauer,” 1975. For more than 500 commentaries on Sauer’s life and work, see Denevan and Mathewson, Carl Sauer on Culture, 2009, 53–86. Essays about Sauer are collected in Kenzer, Carl O. Sauer, 1987; Speth, How It Came to Be, 1999; and Mathewson and Kenzer, Culture, Land, and Legacy, 2003. Sauer’s own essays are anthologized in Leighly, Land and Life, 1963; Callahan, Selected Essays, 1981; and Denevan and Mathewson, Carl Sauer on Culture, 2009. Introduction 1. Thomas, Man’s Role, 1956. 2. Williams, “Apple of My Eye,” 1983; Williams, “Sauer and Man’s Role,” 1987; and Williams, “Carl O. Sauer and the Legacy,” 2003. 3. Williams, “Sauer, Carl Ortwin,” 2001. Also by Williams on Sauer: “Carl Sauer,” 2002; and his foreword to Carl Sauer on Culture, 2009. 4. Skeels, “Passage to Premodernity,” 1993. 5. Lee, Body Parts, 2005. 6. The title of this book, To Pass On a Good Earth, is taken from Sauer: “What we need more perhaps is an ethic and aesthetic under which man, practicing the qualities of prudence and moderation, may indeed pass on to posterity a good Earth.” Sauer, “Agency of Man,” 1956, 68. Prologue 1. Quotations are from Sauer’s short-lived diary, 1907–8. 1. Warrenton of the Middle Border, 1889–1908 1. Garland, Son of the Middle Border, 1917, and Daughter of the Middle Border, 1921. These were evocative reminiscences of the building of the Midwest between the close of the Civil War and the start of the First World War. Also see Cather’s novels, such as My Antonia, 1918. 2. Based on Eisenstein, Walks in Warrenton, 2002; and an oblique aerial photograph of Warrenton, ca. 1930, with annotations and sketch maps by Elizabeth FitzSimmons. Notes to Pages 6–18 187 3. Margaret Schowengerdt, Historic Sites of Warren County, 1976, 118–39. She was Lorena Sauer’s youngest sister. 4. COS, “Status and Change,” 1963. For the draft with the penciled alternative, see SP, Carton 3. 5. Namier, 1848: The Revolution, 1944. 6. Johnson, “Location of German Immigrants,” 1941. 7. Gerlach, “Population Origins in Rural Missouri,” 1976. 8. Duden, Report on a Journey, [1829] 1980. 9. Kamphoefner, Westfalians, 1987, esp. 70–105. 10. Haselmayer, “German Colleges,” 1964; Wolff, “History of Central Wesleyan College ,” 1957. 11. The origin of “Ortwin” is unknown, but may have come from the Westphalian humanist theologian Ortwin Gratius (1475–1542). 12. Warrenton Banner, 30 Aug. 1918. 13. COS, “Geography of the Ozark Highland,” 1915...


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