George F. Atkinson Papers,1880-1918

Collection Number: 21-29-103

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
George F. Atkinson papers, 1880-1918.
Collection Number:
21-29-103
Creator:
George Francis Atkinson, 1854-1918.
Quantity:
6 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, diary, bound volume, and photograph.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Correspondence relating to the collection, classification, and study of plant specimens; recommendations for graduate students; notes on the development of botanical investigation at Cornell; and diary of a trip to Europe. Material relating to Atkinson's work at the University of North Carolina and the Agricultural Experiment Station in Auburn, Alabama.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Botanist; Professor, Cornell University.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Correspondence relating to the collection, classification, and study of plant specimens; recommendations for graduate students; notes on the development of botanical investigation at Cornell; and diary of a trip to Europe. Also, a bound volume of reprints, notes, and correspondence relating to Atkinson's work between 1886 and 1890 at the University of North Carolina and the Agricultural Experiment Station in Auburn, Alabama. Includes correspondence with Margaret Clay Ferguson (BS '99, Ph.D. '01). Also, platinum print photograph of students and faculty, inscribed to "Prof. George F. Atkinson with best regards of the Hindu students, Cornell University, 24 June 1907."
Index of correspondence available in accession folder.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Atkinson, George Francis, 1854-1918.
Ferguson, Margaret Clay.
Cornell University--Students.
New York State College of Agriculture. Dept. of Plant Pathology.
University of North Carolina.

Subjects:
Botany--Classification.
Botany--Research.
Plants--Collection and preservation.
Plants--Identification.
Botanists.

Places:
Europe--Description and travel.

Form and Genre Terms:
Diaries.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
George F. Atkinson papers, #21-29-103. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Correspondence
Box 1
1880-1898
Box 2
1899-1901
Box 3
Jan. 1902-Apr. 1903
Box 4
May 1903-July 1904
Box 5
Aug. 1904-Dec. 1905
Box 6
Jan. 1906-Jan. 1907
Box 7
Feb. 1907-June 1908
Box 8
July 1908-Aug. 1909
Box 9
Sept. 1909-Sept. 1910
Box 10
Oct. 1910-Oct. 1911
Box 11
Nov. 1911-Dec. 1912
Box 12
Jan. 1913-Dec. 1913
Box 13
Jan. 1914-Mar. 1915
Box 14
Apr. 1915-Dec. 1916
Box 15
Jan. 1917-Dec. 1918
Box 16
Undated and printed material
Box 17
"Zoological publications," 1886-1890 , bound volume of reprints, notes, and correspondence