Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center

 

 Thomas Huxley Langlois

 

 SP-9


Introduction

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content

Inventory

Introduction

The Thomas H. Langlois Collection was donated to the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center by his daughters: Elmira Marina (Mrs. Howard Conklin), Sarah Zoe (Mrs. Titchener), and Esther Ferdina (Mrs. Daniel Stewart), Florence Dhelve Langlois, and Caroline Legette Langlois.

Biographical Sketch

Thomas Huxley Langlois, son of Arsene F. Langlois (1864- ), a Canadian immigrant, and Tirey Mosher (1869-1938) was born and reared at Detroit, Michigan. Following graduation from Detroit's Eastern High School, Langlois attended the University of Michigan where he received his B.S. (1924) and M.S. (1925). He later attended Ohio State University, receiving his Ph.D. in 1935. For the next twenty years, Dr. Langlois served as an Associate Director and then Director of the Franz Theodore. Stone Laboratory located on Gibraltar Island just across the harbor from Put-in-Bay (South Bass Island) in Lake Erie. The laboratory, owned by Ohio State University, conducts research and offers courses involving aquatic biology, geology, ecology, and entomology associated with freshwater systems. In addition to his research work, Dr. Langlois was an avid photographer who was interested in all areas of South Bass Island life. He published numerous articles concerning the natural phenomena as well as the social and historical aspects of the island. Images from his extensive photographic collection frequently accompanied his published works. In 1956, Dr. Langlois returned to the university campus in Columbus, but retained ownership of several island properties. He and his wife Marina (Holmes) were the parents of five daughters.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of some 17,000 negatives, prints, and 4" X 6" cards that, through Langlois' numbering system, identify and describe the images. While Dr. Langlois' negatives contain images which reflect his varied interests (e.g. a trip to the Far East and Australia, the cornerstones of public buildings in Ohio, candid views of family and friends), the majority of subjects pertain directly to his profession as a biologist. They span the years from 1935 to 1968. The file yields views of ice formations, Lake Erie shorelines, dry creek beds, swamp flora, geological anomalies (e.g. a stalagmite poking above the level of a pond), and similar views taken on and around the Lake Erie Islands. Approximately 2400 of these images focus on the residents, buildings, shoreline, harbor, commercial fishing and other activities of South Bass Island.

Field notes; drafts of published articles; island sociological data; newspaper clippings, brochures, and post cards of vessels that plied the waters off the Lake Erie Islands; annotated lists of birds of South Bass; genealogical research on eighteenth century military explorer, Le Vicomte Chausegros De Lery; miscellaneous pamphlets and booklets; Stone Laboratory reports and copies of island- related historical manuscripts accompany the images.

Inventory

28 1/2 linear ft.
Ac. 4771, 5345, 5549

Photographs and papers (1935-1968)

Box 1 - Erie Islands (Patron Copy)

Folder 1 Fisheries - Angling
Folder 2 Fisheries - Angling
Folder 3 Fisheries - Miscellaneous Methods
Folder 4 Fisheries - Ice
Folder 5 Fisheries - Gillnets
Folder 6 Fisheries - Poundnets
Folder 7 Fisheries - Seins
Folder 8 Fisheries - Fike Nets
Folder 9 Fisheries - Trapnets
Folder 10 Fish Ladders
Folder 11 Land Use
Folder 12 Grapes
Folder 13 Wine
Folder 14 Fruit Growing
Folder 15 Nuts
Folder 16 Garden Produce
Folder 17 Meat Production
Folder 18 Poultry and Eggs
Folder 19 Milk and Butter
Folder 20 Honey Production
Folder 21 Land Misuse
Folder 22 Boats
Folder 23 Miscellaneous Information
Folder 24 Boats - Sail Boats
Folder 25 Miscellaneous Information

Box 2 - Islanders A - H (Patron Copy)

Folder 1
        Islanders - Individuals
        Islanders - Age Groups
Folder 2
        Islanders - Individuals
        A
Folder 3
        Islanders - Individuals
        Bahney - Borman
Folder 4
        Islanders - Individuals
        Bosley - Bushong
Folder 5
        Islanders - Individuals
        C
Folder 6
        Islanders - Individuals
        Davies - Dodge -Wyman
Folder 7
        Islanders - Individuals
        Dolaiche - Dwight
Folder 8
        Islanders - Individuals
        E
Folder 9
        Islanders - Individuals
        Fieck - Fox, George
Folder 10
        Islanders - Individuals
        Fox, Ethan Jr. - Fuchs
Folder 11
        Islanders - Individuals
        G
Folder 12
        Islanders - Individuals
        Haas - Henson
Folder 13
        Islanders - Individuals
        Herbster - Hyde

Box 3 - Islanders I - S (Patron Copy)

Folder 1
        Islanders - Individuals
        I
Folder 2
        Islanders - Individuals
        J
Folder 3
        Islanders - Individuals
        K
Folder 4
        Islanders - Individuals
        L
Folder 5
        Islanders - Individuals
        Mack - Meyer
Folder 6
        Islanders - Individuals
        Meyers - Murry
Folder 7
        Islanders - Individuals
        McCallister - McMonagle
Folder 8
        Islanders - Individuals
        N
Folder 9
        Islanders - Individuals
        O
Folder 10
        Islanders - Individuals
        P
Folder 11
        Islanders - Individuals
        Q
Folder 12
        Islanders - Individuals
        Raddat - Rittman
Folder 13
        Islanders - Individuals
        Roberto - Ryan
Folder 14
        Islanders - Individuals
        Sadler - Schultze
Folder 15
        Islanders - Individuals
        Sears - Spooner
Folder 16
        Islanders - Individuals
        Stanley - Sweeny

Box 4 - Islanders T - Z (Patron Copy)

Folder 1
        Islanders - Individuals
        T
Folder 2
        Islanders - Individuals
        V
Folder 3
        Islanders - Individuals
        W
Folder 4
        Islanders - Individuals
        Y-Z
Folder 5
        Graduation Ceremonies - School Groups
Folder 6
        Stone Lab Group
Folder 7
        Special Occasion Groups
Folder 8
        American Legion Post 542
        Background - Arndt - Morrison
Folder 9
        American Legion Post 542
        Nelson - Wiseman
Folder 10
        People - General

Box 5 - Shoreland Allotments (Patron Copy)

Folder 1 South Bass Island
              Shorelines - Allotments - Houses
              J - 1 II - 5 - 22
Folder 2 Shorelines - Allotments - Houses
              Cottages
Folder 3 Shorelines - Allotments - Houses
              DeRivera I Lot - I - 12 - 3
Folder 4 Shorelines - Allotments Houses
              DeRivera I Lot - 18 -46
Folder 5 Shorelines - Allotments - Houses
              Title Abstract & Transactions
              Purchasers & Surveyors
Folder 6 Shorelines - Allotments - Houses
              DeRivera II - 1 - II 7 c 5
Folder 7 Shorelines -Allotments - Houses
              DeRivera II 7 c 6 - 29c
Folder 8 Shorelines -Allotments - Houses
              DeRivera II 30A - 47
Folder 9 Shorelines -Allotments - Houses
              Shorelines
Folder 10 Shorelines -Allotments - Houses
                DeRivera III 11 - 2 - III - 22 - A
Folder 11 Shorelines -Allotments - Houses
                Miscellaneous
Folder 12 Shorelines -Allotments - Houses
                DeRivers III Lot 1 - A III 4 - 3
Folder 13 Reserve - Peach Point
                P.P. # O - 49
Folder 14 Reserve A
Folder 15 Reserve C
Folder 16 Reserve D

Box 6 - Put-in-Bay (Patron Copy)

Folder 1
        Ceremonies & Celebrations
Folder 2
        Adoption, Values & Attitudes
Folder 3
        Accidental Deaths/Accidents/Suicides
        Divorces
        Music/Ceremonies/Celebrations/Dramatics
Folder 4
        Historical Relics
        Parent Teacher Assembly
        Higher Education
        Religion and Churches
        Recreation
        Economics
        Government and Politics/Government Officials/ Law Violation
Folder 5
        Post Office
        Harbors
        Community Centers
        Roads
        Fire
        Waste Disposal
        Water Supplies
        Local Newspapers
        Health & Diseases - Anecdotes
Folder 6
        Mergers & Monopolies
        Co-operatives
        Labor
        Catering & Hotels
        Cooperage Industry
        Stores & Supplies
        Electricity
        Fuel
        Barber Shops
        Hunting & Trapping
        Construction
Folder 7
        Interlake Yachting Association
        Regatta

Box 7 - Put-In-Bay - Daily Records (Patron Copy)

Folder 1
        Islands
        North Harbor Island
        Mouse Island
        Catawba
        Ballast Island
        Gibraltar Island
        Rattlesnake Island
        Hen & Chickens
        Little Sister Island
        Middle Sister Island
        East Sister Island
Folder 2
        Buckeye Island
        Starve Island
        Kelley's Island
        Middle Island
        Sugar Island
        Green Island
        Pelee Island
        North Bass Island
        Middle Bass Island
        Johnson's Island

Folder 3 Daily Records (1945 - 1951)
        January
        February
        March
        April
Folder 4 Daily Records (1945 - 1951)
        May
        June
        July
        August
        September
        October
        November
        December
Folder 5
        Special Events

Box 8 - Glass Negatives

1-19 Sunsets
20-32 Winter Ice Boats
33-58 Seagulls
59-72 Rivers
73-103 Clouds
104-122 Sunsets

Box 9 - Glass Negatives

123-153 Seagulls
154-167 Rivers
168-229 Miscellaneous
230-255 Lantern Slides


Addenda

Ac. 5345

 

Box 10 - Ice Studies

Folder 1
        The Ices of Lake Erie Around South Bass Island, 1936-1956
       
By Thomas H. Langlois & Marina H. Langlois
Folder 2
    The Ices of Lake Erie Pictures
Folder 3
    The Ices of Lake Erie Pictures
Folder 4
    The Ices of Lake Erie Pictures
    Disintegration of sheet ice, ways of "going out"
Folder 5
    The Ices of Lake Erie Pictures; Annual appearances and growth
    Of Sheet Ice on West End.
Folder 6
    The Ices of Lake Erie Pictures
Folder 7
    Pictures, news clippings, notes on Octagon Houses
Folder 8
    Pictures, news clippings, notes on Octagon Houses
Folder 9
    Pictures, news clippings, notes on Boundary Line markers and Corner Stones.
Folder 10
    Assorted Documents by Thomas H. Langlois
Folder 11
    Assorted Documents by Thomas H. Langlois
Folder 12
    Pictures, Maps, Notes, on South Bass Island.

Box 11 - South Bass Island Daily Life

Folder 1 South Bass Island People
Folder 2 Ecology of People
Folder 3 South Bass Island Maps
Folder 4 DeLery copy films
Folder 5 Boats
Folder 6 Daily Weather Maps
Folder 7 Grapes and Wine
Folder 8 Waterfalls
Folder 9 Assorted 8x10 Landscape Photos
Folder 10 Assorted Landscape and Fishing Photos
Folder 11 Assorted Landscape and Fishing Photos
Folder 12 Reproductions of Landscape and Fishing Photos
Folder 13 Landscape Negatives.

Box 12 - South Bass Island - Community

Folder 1 Diary 1878
Folder 2 Fish Book (V. Doller & Co.) and anonymous account book. 1890
Folder 3 Annotated List of the Birds of South Bass Is., Lake Erie
Folder 4 Rept. On Franz Theodore Stone Institute of Hydrobiology (1951)
Folder 5 Correspondence
Folder 6 Photographs
Folder 7 Published Works n.d. - 1949
Folder 8 Published Works 1951-1965
Folder 9 Typed Papers by T. H. Langlois
Folder 10 "South Bass Island Community" by Burt Hudgins
Folder 11 Duplicates
Folder 12 South Bass Island / Put-In-Bay Misc.
Folder 13 South Bass Island People A-D
Folder 14 South Bass Island People E-L

Box 13 - South Bass Island - Community

Folder 1 South Bass Island People M-O
Folder 2 South Bass Island People O-T
Folder 3 South Bass Island People V-Z, Businesses
Folder 4 South Bass Island Population Trends, Lists of Residents
Folder 5 South Bass Island Property Owners, Residents
Folder 6 Land Contracts, Deeds
Folder 7 South Bass Island Community - Builders & Buildings
Folder 8 Doctor's House 1938
Folder 9 DeLery
Folder 10 South Bass Island History
Folder 11 South Bass Islanders - How They Came to Settle There
Folder 12 South Bass Island & Military
Folder 13 South Bass Island Government & Politics
Folder 14 Put-In-Bay Chamber of Commerce
Folder 15 Tourism & Property Rentals
Folder 16 Churches
Folder 17 Education
Folder 18 Economics, Occupations
Folder 19 Flora, Fauna, Geology
Folder 20 South Bass Island Miscellaneous

Box 14 - Published Works

Folder 1 Ice Fields Notes
Folder 2 Nichols' Handy Guide Book to Put-In-Bay, Middle Bass, and Kelley's Island, 1888
Folder 3 Swamps
Folder 4 Forest Experiment Station, Franklin, North Carolina
Folder 5 Details of Travels by Thomas H. Langlois in U.S., Canada, and Mexico 1915-1959
Folder 6 Publications - Franz Theodore Stone Laboratory
Folder 7 Publications - "The Role of Catastrophes in the Ecological Succession Of Fishes"
Folder 8 Publications - Fish
Folder 9 Publications - South Bass Island
Folder 10 "The Hydrobiology of Lake Erie"

Box 15 - Published Works

Folder 1 Publication - Lake Erie
Folder 2 Publications - General Biology
Folder 3 Publications - Geology, Miscellaneous
Folder 4 Publications - Newspaper & Magazine Articles, Photos
Folder 5 Publications - Photography Contests
Folder 6
        Correspondence between HPC and Ronald Stuckey
        Rivers of North America: A Compilation
Ac. 5429

Box 16 - Photos - Catawba-1922-1964

1922 - Pictures (2)
1939 - Pictures (1)
1942 - Photos (3)
1943 - Photos (18)
1944 - Photos (8)
1945 - Photos (11)
1946 - Photos (43)
1947 - Photos (77)
1948 - Photos (21)
1949 - Photos (36)
1950 - Photos (33)
1951 - Photos (14)
1952 - Photos (11)
1953 - Photos (5)
1954 - Photos ( 3)
1955 - Photos (43)
1959 - Photos (1)
1960 - Photos (2)
1961 - Photos (1)
1962 - Photos (10)
1963 - Photos (126)
1964 - Photos (9)

Box 17 - Cities - U.S.

Folder 1 Cities - Arkansas
Folder 2 Cities - California
Folder 3 Cities - Colorado
Folder 4 Cities - Delaware
Folder 5 Cities - District of Columbia
Folder 6 Cities - Florida
Folder 7 Cities - Georgia
Folder 8 Cities - Hawaii
Folder 9 Cities - Idaho
Folder 10 Cities - Iowa
Folder 11 Cities - Kansas
Folder 12 Cities - Louisiana
Folder 13 Cities - Maine
Folder 14 Cities - Maryland
Folder 15 Cities - Massachusetts
Folder 16 Cities - Michigan
Folder 17 Cities - Minnesota
Folder 18 Cities - Mississippi
Folder 19 Cities - Missouri
Folder 20 Cities - Montana
Folder 21 Cities - Nebraska
Folder 22 Cities - Nevada
Folder 23 Cities - New Hampshire
Folder 24 Cities - New Jersey
Folder 25 Cities - New Mexico
Folder 26 Cities - New York
Folder 27 Cities - North Carolina
Folder 28 Cities - North Dakota
Folder 29 Cities - Oklahoma
Folder 30 Cities - Oregon
Folder 31 Cities - Panama Canal Zone
Folder 32 Cities - Pennsylvania
Folder 33 Cities - Puerto Rico
Folder 34 Cities - Rhode Island
Folder 35 Cities - South Carolina
Folder 36 Cities - South Dakota
Folder 37 Cities - Tennessee
Folder 38 Cities - Texas

Box 18 - Photos - S. E. Asia & U.S. Countries

Hong Kong (18)
Thailand - Bangkok (90)
People
Silk Factory
Doll Factory
Brass Factory
Sunday Market
Royal Barges
Transportation
Legislature
Lottery
University
Lizard
Thailand - Bangkok (55)
River & Canals
Klongs
Floating Market
Oriental Hotels
Thailand - Bangkok (20)
        Temples
Thailand - Bangkok (26)
        Wat Phra Keo
        Temple Emerald Buddha
Thailand - Bangkok (5)
        Buddhist Marble Palace
Thailand - Bangkok (18)
        Wat Po
Thailand - Bangkok (42)
    Temple of the Dawn
Singapore (25)
Malaysia (36)
        Kuala Lumpur
New Zealand-Auckland (25)
        Fiji - Suva
U.S. Cities
Colorado (14)
Delaware (3)
Dist. of Columbia (23)
Florida (71)
Georgia (70)
Indiana (5)
Iowa (6)
Louisiana (6) and Negs
Maryland (4)
Massachusetts (43) and Negs
Michigan (124)
Minnesota (15)
Mississippi (12)
Missouri (15)
New Hampshire (8)
New Jersey (1)
New Mexico (4)
New York (61)
North Carolina (4)
Oklahoma (20)
Pennsylvania (53)
South Carolina (2)
Texas (23)
Virginia (60)
West Virginia (42)
Wisconsin (11)
Wyoming (3)
Biloxi, MS (2)
Bowling Green (1)
Cedar Key, FL (25) and Negs
Ohio
        Cedar Point, OH (2)
        Elyria, OH (1)
        Gallipolis, OH (5)
        Gambier, OH (9)
        Gnaddenhutten, OH (1)
        Marietta, OH (9)
        Maumee, OH (1)
        Mt. Healthy, OH (1)
        Newark, OH (4)
        Niles, OH (1)
        Pomeroy, OH (2)
        Port Clinton, OH (16)
        Sandusky, OH (1)
        Schoenbrunn, OH (14)
Hawaii
        1964 (18)
        1965 (87)
        1966 (7)
        1967 (33)
        1968 (13)

Box 19 - Photos - Miscellaneous

Communication Systems (1)
Court Houses (4)
Dams (11)
Ohio Dams (28)
Ohio Dams (6)
Passable at Flood Stage
Ohio Dams (6)
Low Grade Incline
Falls (39)
Fire (1)
Forts (44)
        Fort Erie, Canada
        Fort George, Canada
        Fort Harrod, KY
        Fort Henry, Canada
        Fort Massachusetts, Miss.
        Fort Military College, Canada
Handicrafts (2)
Hoar Frost (3)
Pigeon Forge, TN (4)
Highways, Roads, Streets (8)
Transmontane Routes (19)
        Wilderness Road
        Cumberland Gap
        National Road
Hotels (12)
Houses (97)
Southern (3)
Historic (10)
German (4)
Gothic (4)
Greek Revival (68)
Rain (1)
Floods (12)
Animals (35)
Sediments (4)
Sunrises (1)
Rainbows (1)
Winds (18)
Water (46)
Water Supply (5)
Snow (24)

Box 20  - Photos - Miscellaneous

Folder 1
        Hawaii 1964 - 1968
        Canada - British Columbia, Vancouver
Folder 2
        Canada - Rocky Mts.
        Lake Louise
        Columbian Ice Fields
        Banff
        Medicine Hat
        Glacier National Park
Folder 3 Canada - British Columbia, Victoria
Folder 4 Nebraska, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, Seattle, Washington
Folder 5 Philippine Islands - Manila
Folder 6
        New Mexico - Las Cruces
        Desert Plants
Folder 7 New York - Niagara Falls
Folder 8 Wyoming - Yellowstone Park
Folder 9 Insects
Folder 10 Arachnida
Folder 11 Bees
Folder 12 Spiders
Folder 13 Land Snails & Slugs
Folder 14 Butterflies
Folder 15 Crabs
Folder 16 Wasps
Folder 17 Midges
Folder 18 Automobiles
Folder 19 Bams
Folder 20 Railways
Folder 21 North Dakota
Folder 22 Churches

Box 21

Folder 1 Cities - Alabama
Folder 2 Cities of Alaska
Folder 3 Cities of Arizona
Folder 4 Capitol Buildings
Folder 5 Perry's Monument
Folder 6 Monuments
Folder 7 Mounds
Folder 8 Museums
Folder 9 Research
Folder 10 Sciences
Folder 11 Astronomy
Folder 12 Locks
Folder 13 Wheaton Club
Folder 14 Ohio Academy of Science
Folder 15 Toledo Zoo
Folder 16 Natural Resources Council of America
Folder 17 Airplanes
Folder 18 Airports
Folder 19 Aquaria

Box 22

Erie Islands & Boats
(Originals)

Box 23

Erie Islands & Boats
(Originals)

Box 24

Islanders A - H
(Originals)

Box 25

Islanders I - S
(Originals)

Box 26

Islanders T - Z
(Originals)

Box 27

Shoreline Allotments
(Originals)

Box 28

Put-In-Bay
(Original)

Box 29

South Bass Island - Daily Record
(Originals)

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