Becker-Hull Ezra Cornell and telegraph materials,1844-1933.

Collection Number: 1-1-262

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Becker-Hull Ezra Cornell and telegraph materials, 1844-1933.
Collection Number:
1-1-262
Creator:
Charles Henry, Hull, 1864-1936.
Quantity:
0.8 cubic feet.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Notes, letters, documents, and pamphlets relating to Ezra Cornell and to the telegraph, including letters from Ezra Cornell to Alonzo B. Cornell, the Ithaca Journal, Andrew Dickson White, and T.G. Alvord; letters from Ezra Cornell to J.J. Speed and F.O.J. Smith; letters between Ezra Cornell and William A. Woodward; extracts from Ezra Cornell's private journal; Charles H. Hull's notes on Ezra Cornell; excerpts from letters received by Andrew Dickson White in the first few years of his presidency of Cornell University (1868-1872); a chronology of Ezra Cornell's activities from 1844-1858, compiled by Carl Becker; and pamphlets concerning the telegraph. The journal extracts and most of the letters are in the form of typewritten transcripts. Also included is volume 1 of The Telegrapher, a periodical published by the National Telegraphic Union (incomplete: lacks issues 6 and 10); and a volume of printed depositions in the lawsuit of Samuel F.B. Morse et al. against Francis O.J. Smith.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Charles Henry Hull and Carl Becker were both professors of history at Cornell University. Ezra Cornell played an important role in the development of the telegraph, and later founded Cornell University.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Notes, letters, documents, and pamphlets relating to Ezra Cornell and to the telegraph, including letters from Ezra Cornell to Alonzo B. Cornell, the Ithaca Journal, Andrew Dickson White, and T.G. Alvord; letters from Ezra Cornell to J.J. Speed and F.O.J. Smith; letters between Ezra Cornell and William A. Woodward; extracts from Ezra Cornell's private journal; Charles H. Hull's notes on Ezra Cornell; excerpts from letters received by Andrew Dickson White in the first few years of his presidency of Cornell University (1868-1872); a chronology of Ezra Cornell's activities from 1844-1858, compiled by Carl Becker; and pamphlets concerning the telegraph. The journal extracts and most of the letters are in the form of typewritten transcripts. Also included is volume 1 of The Telegrapher, a periodical published by the National Telegraphic Union (incomplete: lacks issues 6 and 10); and a volume of printed depositions in the lawsuit of Samuel F.B. Morse et al. against Francis O.J. Smith.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Hull, Charles Henry, 1864-1936.
Cornell, Ezra, 1807-1874.
Becker, Carl L. (Carl Lotus), 1873-1945.
Cornell, Alonzo B., 1832-1904.
White, Andrew Dickson, 1832-1918.
Alvord, Thomas Gold, 1810-1897.
Speed, John J. (John James)
Smith, Francis O. J. (Francis Ormond Jonathan), 1806-1876.
Woodward, William A.
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872.
Cornell University.

Subjects:
Telegraph.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Restrictions on Use:
Documents from the Maine Historical Society may not be quoted or reproduced without permission of the holder of the originals.
Cite As:
Becker-Hull Ezra Cornell and telegraph materials, #1-1-262. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Ezra Cornell's speeches, printed
Item number
1863-02-12-1864-03-14
Box 1 Folder 2
Ezra Cornell's applications for patents, copies
1844-1845
Box 1 Folder 3
Typescript copies of Ezra Cornell letters
Recipients include Alonzo Cornell, Mary Ann Cornell, Eunice Cornell, Ithaca Journal, Jane L. Handy, Andrew D. White, TG Alvond
Box 1 Folder 3
Typescript extracts from Ezra Cornell's journal
1845-1869
Box 1 Folder 4
Photostat copies of letters
1844-1854
Includes Ezra Cornell, A. Kendall, S. B. Morse, F.O.J. Smith, J.J. Speed Jr. From the Smith papers, Maine Historical Society.
Box 1 Folder 5
Charles Hull's notes on Ezra Cornell
Undated
Box 1 Folder 6
Charles Hull's notes on Ezra Cornell
Undated
Box 1 Folder 7
Carl Becker's Chronology of Ezra Cornell, 1844-1858
Undated
Box 1 Folder 8
Charles Hull's correspondence regarding Ezra Cornell material
1907-1933
Box 1 Folder 9
Interview of Otis S. Wood (Ezra Cornell's brother-in-law) by Charles Hull
1907
Box 1 Folder 10-12
Telegraph pamphlets
1845-1930
Box 1 Folder 13
Ezra Cornell Telegraph Notice
1854-06-22
Box 1 Folder 14
Tariff of Charges for Ithaca, New York, and Erie telegraph lines
Undated
Box 1 Folder 15
William Bartlett manuscript, article, and letter
1927
Box 1 Folder 16-17
Excerpts from letters received by AD White
1868-1872
Box 1 Folder 18
Cornell University resolutions before the Board of Trustees
1868-1874
Box 1 Folder 19
Woodward vs. Cornell copies
1865
Box 1 Folder 20-21
Woodward vs. Cornell copies
1866
Box 1 Folder 22
Woodward vs. Cornell copies
1867
Box 1 Folder 23
Woodward vs. Cornell copies
1868
Box 1 Folder 24
Woodward vs. Cornell copies
1869
Box 1 Folder 25
Woodward vs. Cornell copies
1870-1873
Box 1 Folder 26
Copy of "The Pony Express"
1944-05
Box 1
Morse vs. Smith, bound (2 copies)
1852
Box 1
Telegrapher I
1864-09-26-1865-11-15