Cornell University Press and Comstock Publishing Company Records,[ca. 1880-1935]

Collection Number: 35-6-257

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Cornell University Press and Comstock Publishing Company records, [ca. 1880-1935]
Collection Number:
35-6-257
Creator:
Cornell University Press.
Quantity:
9.5 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, manuscripts, proofs, and illustrative material.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Correspondence, manuscripts, proofs, and illustrative material pertaining to books published by the Cornell University Press and the Comstock Publishing Company; correspondence pertaining to a merger of the Nature Study Review and Nature Magazine; and correspondence pertaining to John W. ("Uncle John") Spencer's stories and letters for children on nature study and rural life; correspondents include Anna Botsford Comstock, Mary Eleanor Davis, Paul S. Galtsoff, Albert H. Hartzell, Frank E. Lutz, James G. Needham, Arthur Newton Pack, Cuthbert W. Pound, Percival S. Ridsdale, John W. Spencer, and Paul S. Welch.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Correspondence, manuscripts, proofs, and illustrative material pertaining to books published by the Cornell University Press and the Comstock Publishing Company; correspondence pertaining to a merger of the Nature Study Review and Nature Magazine; and correspondence pertaining to John W. ("Uncle John") Spencer's stories and letters for children on nature study and rural life; correspondents include Anna Botsford Comstock, Mary Eleanor Davis, Paul S. Galtsoff, Albert H. Hartzell, Frank E. Lutz, James G. Needham, Arthur Newton Pack, Cuthbert W. Pound, Percival S. Ridsdale, John W. Spencer, and Paul S. Welch.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Cornell University Press.
Comstock, Anna Botsford, 1854-1930.
Davis, Mary Eleanor, 1910-1968.
Galtsoff, Paul Simon, 1887-
Hartzell, Albert H.
Lutz, Frank Eugene, 1879-1943.
Needham, James G. (James George), 1868-1956.
Pack, Arthur Newton, 1893-
Pound, Cuthbert Winfred, 1864-1935.
Ridsdale, Percival Sheldon.
Spencer, John W.
Welch, Paul Smith, 1882-
Comstock Publishing Company.

Titles:
Nature study review.
Nature magazine.

Subjects:
University presses--New York (State)--Ithaca.
Publishers and publishing--New York (State)--Ithaca.
Natural history--Study and teaching.
Natural history literature.
Nature stories.
Country life.
Children--Books and reading.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Cornell University Press and Comstock Publishing Company records, #35-6-257. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Compendium correspondence
Box 1 Folder 2
Compendium abstracts
Box 1 Folder 3
Compendium page proofs
Box 1 Folder 4
Compendium odds and ends
Box 1 Folder 5
Compendium galley proofs
Box 1 Folder 6
Illustrations
Box 1 Folder 7
List of addresses on 3x5 cards
Box 2 Folder 1
Comstock photos, 1932-1933 (S-T)
Box 2 Folder 2
Original proof of Fig. 31 of Culture Methods
Box 2 Folder 3
Proofs of "Wings of Insects"
Box 2 Folder 4
Proofs, pictures, etc. of Hahn, Applied Biochemistry
Box 3 Folder 1
Letter concerning "Organized Play"
Box 3 Folder 2
Acknowledgments to Comstock's Introduction to Entomology ( Dec. 10, 1924 ) [Transferred to Boxes 10-12]
Box 3 Folder 3
Picture proofs for Sweetman: Biological Control of Insects
Box 3 Folder 4
Carbon copy of An Introduction to Entomology, Part I
Box 3 Folder 5
Copy of An Introduction to Entomology, Ch. 1
Box 3 Folder 6
Table of contents for An Introduction to Entomology
Box 3 Folder 7
Ch. 4, An Introduction to Entomology
Box 3 Folder 8
Table of figures, An Introduction to Entomology
Box 3 Folder 9
Illustrations for An Introduction to Entomology
Box 3 Folder 10
"Wings of Spidoptera"
Box 3 Folder 11
"Wing of Diptera)
Box 3 Folder 12
Box of negatives on glass from the McMillan Co. to Prof. Comstock
Box 3 Folder 13
"Duplicate prints" negatives on glass
Box 3 Folder 14
Personal negatives of photographs, on glass
Box 3 Folder 15
Engraved steel plate--flower
Box 3 Folder 16
"Wings of Lepidoptera"
Box 3 Folder 17
Reprint from Fortune--The Univ. of Chicago, Hutchinson's "new look"
Box 3 Folder 18
Clippings from a publisher's journal
Box 3 Folder 19
History of Sage House in Ithaca Journal
2013-11-23
Box 4
Miscellaneous illustrations
Box 5 Folder 1
Practical Course in Touch Typing
Box 5 Folder 2
Illustrations (for An Introduction to Entomology?)
Box 5 Folder 3
First copy, An Introduction to Entomology
Box 5 Folder 4
Proofs of figures, An Introduction to Entomology
Box 5 Folder 5
Illustrations (for An Introduction to Entomology)
Box 5 Folder 6
Resolutions of the faculty of the New York State College of Agriculture at Cornell upon the retirement of Anna Comstock
Box 5 Folder 7
"The Wings," first draft for An Introduction to Entomology
Box 5 Folder 8
Copy, An Introduction to Entomology, ch. 3
Box 5 Folder 9
Legends for figures, An Introduction to Entomology
Box 5 Folder 10
Illustrations (for An Introduction to Entomology)
Box 5 Folder 11
Original drawings for figures, An Introduction to Entomology, Pt. II
Box 5 Folder 12
Duplicate prints, spiders
Box 5 Folder 13
An Introduction to Entomology, draft, ch. 4
Box 5 Folder 14
Original drawings for the illustrations, An Introduction to Entomology, Pt. I
Box 5 Folder 15
List of legends (for An Introduction to Entomology?)
Box 5 Folder 16
First copy, An Introduction to Entomology, ch. 2
Box 5 Folder 17
Illustrations (for An Introduction to Entomology?)
Box 5 Folder 18
Lore of an Adirondack County by E. F. Cutting, galley proofs
Box 6 Folder 1
Proof of Islandica, Vol. 26
Box 6 Folder 2
The Canadian Entomologist, Vol. 57, 1925
Box 6 Folder 3
Cut of T. O. Howard
Box 6 Folder 4
Proof of figures for Cortner: Selected Topics in Colloidal Chemistry
Box 6 Folder 5
Revision of Handbook
Box 6 Folder 6
Manuscript of The Spider Book
Box 6 Folder 7
Biological Control of Insects, proof
Box 6 Folder 8
Proof, H. J. Davenport: Economics of Alfred Marshall
Box 6 Folder 9
Hahn: Applied Radiochemistry, proof
Box 6 Folder 10
"Poor Collin's Proof, Ainsworth"
Box 7 Folder 1-15
Pauling's manuscript: "Nature of the Chemical Bond"
Box 7 SR-31428-31433
American Bird Songs
1942
Six 30cm 78 rpm discs.
Kellogg, P.P.
Allen, A.A.
Box 8
An Introduction to Entomology, Pt. II, first copy
Box 9
Proofs of Engravings for "Daniel's Book"
Box 10-12
Three 4" boxes of letters, one dated, two undated: Comstock correspondence concerning "Nature" magazine; "Uncle John" letters; Jack and Jill stories for publication in monthly Grange Review
Box 13-21
Wooden cases of slides