[photo][text set broadside]18 PEOPLE
[photo credit]By a Staff Photographer
[photo caption]Charles F. Ruggles
Timber baron and humanitarian, Mr. Ruggles, who died last August, was a believer in eugenics. He amassed a fortune from vast forest tracts of hardwood in Northern Michigan and owned what is said to be the largest forest in the world in Amidor and Calavaras counties, California. In his will he devoted the bulk of his wealth to charitable, benevolent, educational and public welfare work in the state of Michigan. The bequest was strongly eugenic in many of its most important provisions.
Copyright 1999-2004: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory; American Philosophical Society; Truman State University; Rockefeller Archive Center/Rockefeller University; University of Albany, State University of New York; National Park Service, Statue of Liberty National Monument; University College, London; International Center of Photography; Archiv zur Geschichte der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin-Dahlem; and Special Collections, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
The images and text in this Archive are solely for educational and scholarly uses. The materials may be used in digital or print form in reports, research, and other projects that are not offered for sale. Materials in this archive may not be used in digital or print form by organizations or commercial concerns, except with express permission.