EDWARD FLANDERS ROBB RICKETTS

Edward F. Ricketts
Edward F. Ricketts

Over the years, the life of Edward Flanders Robb Ricketts has received much attention. Most of this attention has been the consequence of his having been the inspiration for the character "Doc" in John Steinbeck’s novel Cannery Row. As a result, much effort has been directed toward recognizing the influence Ed Ricketts had on his friend John Steinbeck. Less attention has been spent appreciating his career as a scientist and co-author of the books, Between Pacific Tides (by E. F. Ricketts and Jack Calvin) and Sea of Cortez (by John Steinbeck and Edward F. Ricketts).

This exhibit allows the visitor to recognize Ed Ricketts as a scientist, and view material related to his research held in Stanford Libraries' Department of Special Collections and at the Harold A. Miller Library at Hopkins Marine Station in Pacific Grove, CA. Read through extensive information in the 'Topics' section, and browse through the digitized collection materials in the 'Browse' section.

Above Photograph: Edward F. Ricketts; Photographer: Brian Fitch, Jean Ariss's brother.