John W. Spencer Nature Study papers, 1897-1912.

Collection Number: 21-24-238. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University L

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
John W. Spencer Nature Study papers, 1897-1912.
Collection Number:
21-24-238
Creator:
John W. Spencer
Quantity:
2 cubic feet
Forms of Material:
Correspondence and memorabilia.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Correspondence about nature study leaflets, agricultural problems, including some with members of the state legislature and some personal correspondence.
Abstract:
Also, an engraved silver goblet given to Mr. and Mrs. John Walton Spencer, June 11-12, 1912.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Deputy Chief of Extension Work, Cornell University.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Correspondence about nature study leaflets, agricultural problems, including some with members of the state legislature and some personal correspondence.

Also, an engraved silver goblet given to Mr. and Mrs. John Walton Spencer, June 11-12, 1912.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Spencer, John W.
Rensselaer, Martha Van, 1864-1932
Comstock, Anna Botsford, 1854-1930
Comstock, J. Henry (John Henry), 1849-1931 LH Bailey
Bailey, Liberty Hyde, 1858-1954
Cornell University. Extension Work.
Cornell University -- Faculty.
Cornell University

Subjects:
Universities and colleges -- Faculty


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
John W. Spencer Papers, #21-24-238. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Correspondence

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Correspondence sent to John W. Spencer, primarily requesting Nature Leaflet reports, from schoolchildren, teachers and other educators. A small number of letters are more personal in nature.
Box 1 Folder 1
January - October 1897
1897-01-01-1897-10-30
34 pieces
Box 1 Folder 2
November 1897
1897-11-01-1897-11-09
29 pieces
Box 1 Folder 3
November 1897
1897-11-10-1897-11-17
29 pieces
Box 1 Folder 4
November 1897
1897-11-17-1897-11-26
30 pieces
Box 1 Folder 5
November 1897
1897-11-26-1897-11-30
29 pieces
Box 1 Folder 6
December 1897
1897-12-01-1897-12-07
32 pieces
Box 1 Folder 7
December 1897
1897-12-07-1897-12-11
26 pieces
Box 1 Folder 8
December 1897
1897-12-11-1897-12-15
26 pieces
Box 1 Folder 9
December 1897
1897-12-16-1897-12-22
25 pieces
Box 1 Folder 10
December 1897
1897-12-22-1897-12-31
35 pieces
Box 1 Folder 11
January 1898
1898-01-01-1898-01-06
25 pieces
Box 1 Folder 12
January 1898
1898-01-06-1898-01-14
28 pieces
Includes letter inquiring whether John Spencer is related to other Spencers in the state; also a letter from his cousin Edgar A. Spencer.
Box 1 Folder 13
January 1898
1898-01-14-1898-01-24
27 pieces
Box 1 Folder 14
January 1898
1898-01-24-1898-01-31
39 pieces
Includes letter describing the plight of farmers in society (Jan 28).
Box 1 Folder 15
February 1898
1898-02-01-1898-02-07
25 pieces
Box 1 Folder 16
February 1898
1898-02-07-1898-02-11
31 pieces
Box 1 Folder 17
February 1898
1898-02-16-1898-02-16
26 pieces
Includes letters from Anna Comstock, J. H. Comstock, Martha Van Rensselaer.
Box 1 Folder 18
February 1898
1898-02-16-1898-02-25
30 pieces
Includes letter from Martha Van Rensselaer
Box 1 Folder 19
February 1898
1898-02-25-1898-02-28
21 pieces
Includes letter from Anna Comstock
Box 1 Folder 20
March 1898
1898-03-01-1898-03-07
25 pieces
Includes letter signed "Comstock", probably J.H.
Box 1 Folder 21
March 1898
1898-03-08-1898-03-15
Includes letter from a teacher (Jackson) at Tuskagee Normal and Industrial Institute during the period when Booker T. Washington was Principal.
Box 1 Folder 22
March 1898
1898-03-16-1898-03-21
23 pieces
Includes telegram from Albany, "Bill signed today" re: Nixon Bill.
Box 1 Folder 23
March 1898
1898-03-22-1898-03-26
30 pieces
Includes letter from his Cousin; Includes letter from Martha Van Renssalaer
Box 1 Folder 24
March 1898
1898-03-26-1898-03-30
24 pieces
Box 1 Folder 25
March 1898
1898-03-31
13 pieces
Includes passenger list for American Line sailing from NY to Southampton, with LH Bailey listed as passenger.
Box 1 Folder 26
April 1898
1898-04-01-1898-04-05
29 pieces
Includes brief letter from LH Bailey in Strasbourg regarding edits to manuscript.
Box 1 Folder 27
April 1898
1898-04-06-1898-04-13
28 pieces
Box 1 Folder 28
April 1898
1898-04-15-1898-04-30
30 pieces
Includes letter from G. W. Carver when Director of Tuskagee Normal and Industrial Institute
Box 1 Folder 29
April 1898
1898-04-16-1898-04-19
28 pieces
Box 1 Folder 30
April 1898
1898-04-19-1898-04-21
29 pieces
Box 2 Folder 1
April 1898
1898-04-22-1898-04-25
32 pieces
Box 2 Folder 2
April 1898
1898-04-26-1898-04-29
26 pieces
Box 2 Folder 3
April 1898
1898-04-29-1898-04-30
24 pieces
Includes letter from Martha Van Rensselaer
Box 2 Folder 4
May 1898
1898-05-01-1898-05-03
20 pieces
Box 2 Folder 5
May 1898
1898-05-03-1898-05-05
33 pieces
Box 2 Folder 6
May 1898
1898-05-06-1898-05-09
29 pieces
Box 2 Folder 7
May 1898
1898-05-09-1898-05-12
30 pieces
Box 2 Folder 8
May 1898
1898-05-12-1898-05-16
26 pieces
Includes Spencer's response to earlier letter regarding family geneaology (in 1-12)
Box 2 Folder 9
May 1898
1898-05-16-1898-05-19
30 pieces
Includes letter from Martha Van Rensselaer
Box 2 Folder 10
May 1898
1898-05-19-1898-05-23
30 pieces
Box 2 Folder 11
May 1898
1898-05-23-1898-05-25
29 pieces
Box 2 Folder 12
May 1898
1898-05-05-1898-05-26
36 pieces
Box 2 Folder 13
May 1898
1898-05-27-1898-05-29
29 pieces
Box 2 Folder 14
May 1898
1898-05-29-1898-05-31
30 pieces
Includes responsefrom a teacher (Jackson) at Tuskagee Normal and Industrial Institute during the period when Booker T. Washington was Principal.
Box 2 Folder 15
June 1898
1898-06-01-1898-06-02
28 pieces
Box 2 Folder 16
June 1898
1898-06-02-1898-06-04
28 pieces
Box 2 Folder 17
June 1898
1898-06-05-1898-06-07
30 pieces
Box 2 Folder 18
June 1898
1898-06-07-1898-06-10
28 pieces
Box 2 Folder 19
June 1898
1898-06-10-1898-06-13
26 pieces
Box 2 Folder 20
June 1898
1898-06-14-1898-06-17
32 pieces
Box 2 Folder 21
June 1898
1898-06-18-1898-06-21
27 pieces
Box 2 Folder 22
June 1898
1898-06-22-1898-06-25
30 pieces
Box 2 Folder 23
June 1898
1898-06-26-1898-06-28
26 pieces
Box 2 Folder 24
June 1898
1898-06-28-1898-06-30
17 pieces
Includes a letter from his cousin.
Box 2 Folder 25
July 1898
1898-07-01-1898-07-10
25 pieces
Box 2 Folder 26
July 1898
1898-07-11-1898-07-20
27 pieces
Box 2 Folder 27
July 1898
1898-07-21-1898-07-31
27 pieces
Includes letter from a colleague in Paris commenting on the French army; includes composition by an 18 yr old still in school entitled "The Future", commenting on many new inventions, the Spanish-Ameriacn war and imagining the future.
Box 2 Folder 28
August 1898
1898-08-01-1898-08-10
23 pieces
Box 3 Folder 1
August 1898
1898-08-11-1898-08-19
31 pieces
Box 3 Folder 2
August 1898
1898-08-22-1898-08-31
32 pieces
Includes letter from cousin Edgar Spencer.
Box 3 Folder 3
September 1898
1898-09-01-1898-09-08
30 pieces
Box 3 Folder 4
September 1898
1898-09-08-1898-09-12
28 pieces
Box 3 Folder 5
September 1898
1898-09-12-1898-09-14
21 pieces
Box 3 Folder 6
September 1898
1898-09-15-1898-09-16
22 pieces
Box 3 Folder 7
September 1898
1898-09-17-1898-09-20
29 pieces
Includes letter from cousin Edgar Spencer.
Box 3 Folder 8
September 1898
1898-09-20-1898-09-23
28 pieces
Box 3 Folder 9
September 1898
1898-09-23-1898-09-25
27 pieces
Box 3 Folder 10
September 1898
1898-09-26-1898-09-27
31 pieces
Box 3 Folder 11
September 1898
1898-09-28-1898-09-30
31 pieces
Box 3 Folder 12
October 1898
1898-10-01-1898-10-03
29 pieces
Box 3 Folder 13
October 1898
1898-10-03-1898-10-05
27 pieces
Box 3 Folder 14
October 1898
1898-10-06-1898-10-08
27 pieces
Box 3 Folder 15
October 1898
1898-10-08-1898-10-11
26 pieces
Includes clipping from "Primary Education" journal about the Bureau of Nature Study".
Box 3 Folder 16
October 1898
1898-10-11-1898-10-13
28 pieces
Box 3 Folder 17
October 1898
1898-10-13-1898-10-14
27 pieces
Box 3 Folder 18
October 1898
1898-10-15-1898-10-17
28 pieces
Box 3 Folder 19
October 1898
1898-10-17-1898-10-20
26 pieces
Box 3 Folder 20
October 1898
1898-10-20-1898-10-22
25 pieces
Box 3 Folder 21
October 1898
1898-10-23-1898-10-24
25 pieces
Box 3 Folder 22
October 1898
1898-10-25-1898-10-27
23 pieces
Box 3 Folder 23
October 1898
1898-10-27-1898-10-31
26 pieces
Box 3 Folder 24
October 1898
1898-10-31-Undated
28 pieces
Includes a request on postcard for nature leaflets from a teacher in Russia.
Box 3 Folder 25
November 1898
1898-11-01-1898-11-03
28 pieces
Box 3 Folder 26
November 1898
1898-11-03-1898-11-07
25 pieces
Box 3 Folder 27
November 1898
1898-11-07-1898-11-09
26 pieces
Box 3 Folder 28
November 1898
1898-11-10-1898-11-13
26 pieces
Box 3 Folder 29
November 1898
1898-11-14-1898-11-15
28 pieces
Box 4 Folder 1
November 1898
1898-11-15-1898-11-17
29 pieces
Box 4 Folder 2
November 1898
1898-11-17-1898-11-19
28 pieces
Box 4 Folder 3
November 1898
1898-11-19-1898-11-21
30 pieces
Includes letter from Alice Donlevy, Ladies Art Association of NY, with comments on the usefulness of various leaflets.
Box 4 Folder 4
November 1898
1898-11-21-1898-11-23
25 pieces
Box 4 Folder 5
November 1898
1898-11-26-1898-11-29
23 pieces
Box 4 Folder 6
November 1898
1898-11-29-1898-11-30
22 pieces
Box 4 Folder 7
December 1898
1898-12-01-1898-12-03
24 pieces
Includes letter from Martha Van Rensselaer.
Box 4 Folder 8
December 1898
1898-12-04-1898-12-07
27 pieces
Box 4 Folder 9
December 1898
1898-12-07-1898-12-12
26 pieces
Box 4 Folder 10
December 1898
1898-12-13-1898-12-16
27 pieces
Includes letter from Martha Van Rensselaer.
Box 4 Folder 11
December 1898
1898-12-16-1898-12-21
24 pieces
Box 4 Folder 12
December 1898
1898-12-21-1898-12-26
26 pieces
Box 4 Folder 13
December 1898
1898-12-26-1898-12-30
28 pieces
Includes letter from Anna Comstock about manuscript for chicken leaflet
Box 4 Folder 14
December 1898
1898-12-30-1898-12-31
20 pieces
Box 4 Folder 15
January 1899
1899-01-01-1899-01-27
16 pieces
Box 4 Folder 16
January 1899
1899-01-28-1899-01-31
8 pieces
Box 4 Folder 17
February 1899
1899-02-01-1899-02-13
18 pieces
Box 4 Folder 18
February 1899
1899-02-14-1899-02-18
27 pieces
Box 4 Folder 19
February 1899
1899-02-19-1899-02-21
27 pieces
Includes letter from Martha Van Rensselaer.
Box 4 Folder 20
February 1899
1899-02-22-1899-02-23
27 pieces
Box 5 Folder 1
February 1899
1899-02-24-1899-02-25
28 pieces
Includes letter from Ernest Ingersoll.
Box 5 Folder 2
February 1899
1899-02-25-1899-02-27
23 pieces
Box 5 Folder 3
February 1899
1899-02-27-1899-02-28
22 pieces
Box 5 Folder 4
March 1899
1899-03-01-1899-03-03
28 pieces
Box 5 Folder 5
March 1899
1899-03-04-1899-03-06
26 pieces
Box 5 Folder 6
March 1899
1899-03-06-1899-03-07
26 pieces
Box 5 Folder 7
March 1899
1899-03-07-1899-03-09
29 pieces
Box 5 Folder 8
March 1899
1899-03-09-1899-03-13
26 pieces
Box 5 Folder 9
March 1899
1899-03-13-1899-03-14
24 pieces
Box 5 Folder 10
March 1899
1899-03-14-1899-03-15
24 pieces
Includes letter from Martha Van Rensselaer.
Box 5 Folder 11
March 1899
1899-03-16-1899-03-18
27 pieces
Box 5 Folder 12
March 1899
1899-03-18-1899-03-20
25 pieces
Box 5 Folder 13
March 1899
1899-03-20-1899-03-22
27 pieces
Box 5 Folder 14
March 1899
1899-03-23-1899-03-25
25 pieces
Box 5 Folder 15
March 1899
1899-03-25-1899-03-27
24 pieces
Box 5 Folder 16
March 1899
1899-03-23-1899-03-29
23 pieces
Box 5 Folder 17
March 1899
1899-03-19-1899-03-31
23 pieces
Includes letter from Martha Van Rensselaer.
Box 5 Folder 18
March 1899
1899-03
16 pieces
Box 5 Folder 19
April 1899
1899-04-01-1899-04-03
25 pieces
Box 5 Folder 20
April 1899
1899-04-03-1899-04-06
26 pieces
Box 5 Folder 21
April 1899
1899-04-07-1899-04-08
23 pieces
Includes a letter discussing photography
Box 5 Folder 22
April 1899
1899-04-09-1899-04-30
27 pieces
Box 5 Folder 23
May 1899
1899-05-01-1899-05-16
20 pieces
Box 5 Folder 24
May 1899
1899-05-18-1899-05-19
24 pieces
Box 5 Folder 25
May 1899
1899-05-16-1899-05-17
24 pieces
Box 5 Folder 26
May 1899
1899-05-19-1899-05-21
23 pieces
Box 5 Folder 27
May and June 1899
1899-05-1899-06-30
15 pieces
Box 5 Folder 28
May 1899
1899-05-22-1899-05-23
27 pieces
Box 5 Folder 29
May 1899
1899-05-23-1899-05-24
30 pieces
Box 5 Folder 30
May 1899
1899-05-25-1899-05-26
25 pieces
Box 5 Folder 31
May 1899
1899-05-26-1899-05-29
24 pieces
Box 5 Folder 32
May 1899
1899-05-29-1899-05-30
23 pieces
Box 5 Folder 33
May 1899
1899-05-31
18 pieces