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Walter B. Allen Turtle "Casa de Tortuga" collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2007-025-s-r

Scope and Contents

216 artifacts focusing on turtles accompanied by a glass and two wood display cases originally owned by Walter B. Allen and housed in the Casa de Tortuga turtle house in Fountain Valley, CA. The inventory is as follows: Carton 1 - #1-19, 21-23, Carton 2 - #20, 24-31, 33-41, Carton 3 - #32, 41-53, Carton 4 - #53-67, Carton 5 - #68-89, Carton 6 - #90-113, 125-127, 129-130, 132-137, Carton 7 - #114-124, 138-141, Carton 8 - #142-174, 178, 189-199, 207-208, Carton 9 - #175-177, 179, 183-188, 200-201, 205-206, 209, Carton 10 - #202, Cartons 11-17 - separate numbering system, come from large display case currently in CAWL, Display Case 1 - in Yamagishi Reading Room, Display Case 2 - in CAWL Reading Room.


  • 2007 - 2007

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions.


25 Linear Feet ((2 display cases, 17 cartons) )

Language of Materials



This collection contains turtle artifacts and two display cases.


This collection is arranged by material type.

Physical Location

Leatherby Libraries

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Scott Clements

Separated Materials

Object 1 is currently being used as a display case in the Yamagishi Reading Room. This is the Allen Family/Spec Coll Antique Case on the South Wall.

  • Turtles. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Finding Aid for the Walter B. Allen Turtle "Casa de Tortuga" collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives, Leatherby Libraries Repository

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