Guide to the Walter Francis Willcox papers,
1886-1960

Collection Number: 14-10-504
&
Collection Number: 14-10-821

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library

Contact Information:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
2B Carl A. Kroch Library
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 255-3530
Fax: (607) 255-9524
rareref@cornell.edu
http://rmc.library.cornell.edu
Compiled by:
N. Dean
Date completed:
October 1993
EAD encoding:
Ann Hubert, September 2003

© 2002 Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Walter Francis Willcox papers, 1886-1960.
Collection Number:
14-10-504 & 14-10-821
Creator:
Walter Francis Willcox, 1861-1964.
Quantity:
7 cubic ft.; 16 reels negative microfilm; 4 tape recordings; 4 folders.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, tributes, articles, notes, genealogies.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
Abstract:
Papers concerning Willcox's career as professor of economics and statistics at Cornell, including extensive material on American social and political issues, as well as Willcox's personal and family papers.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Professor of economics and statistics at Cornell University.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Correspondence, tributes, printed and draft articles and notes, and genealogies and other family papers. Subjects include Willcox's involvement in the United States census of 1900, the International Statistical Institute, Amherst College alumni activity, and statistical analysis of various social problems, including the registration of births and deaths and voter registration, Afro-American crime statistics, race relations, and Prohibition.
The collection also includes tape recordings celebrating Willcox's 90th, 95th, and 100th birthdays; family correspondence, including letters to and from Alice Eloise Work (Mrs. Walter Willcox), and his son Bertram F. who was in France with the American Ambulance Field Service.
Also, material relating to his work with the William Allen White Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies, comment on American political practices and statecraft, addresses and articles pertaining to Cornell University, and work concerning Congressional reapportionment. Tape recordings pertain to Andrew Dickson White, Jacob Gould Schurman, and Charles Kendall Adams.

SUBJECTS

Names:
Willcox, Walter Francis, 1861-1964.
Adams, Charles Kendall, 1835-1902.
Schurman, Jacob Gould, 1854-1942.
White, Andrew Dickson, 1832-1918.
Willcox family.
Willcox, Bertram F.
Work family.
Work, Alice Eloise.
American Ambulance Field Service.
Amherst College--Alumni.
Cornell University--Faculty.
Cornell University. Dept. of Economics.
International Statistical Institute.
William Allen White Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies.

Subjects:
Statistics.
Census--1900.
Afro-Americans.
Vital statistics.
Prohibition.
Criminal statistics--United States.
Political science--United States.
Afro-American criminals.
Family--New York (State).
Apportionment (Election law)--United States.
Voter registration--United States.
Race relations--United States.
Professors emeriti.
Economists.

Form and Genre Terms:
Tributes.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Walter Francis Willcox papers, #14-10-504. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Includes collections #14-10-821, #14-10-mf32, #14-10-tr24, tr25, tr23, and tr22, and #14-10-m.76, m.376, and m.466.

CONTAINER LIST

Description
Container
Collection Number: 14-10-504
St-W correspondence re statistics and reapportionment for U.S. Congress
Box 1
Genealogical material re folder of Wilcox family letters, 1804-1848? ; Statistical notes
Box 2
A-Work Genealogical files
Box 3
W correspondence (personal and family). Including Anne Goodenow letters (typescript, 2 folders) and 2 envelopes of letters to Mary A. Wilcox re genealogy
Box 4
Collection Number: 14-10-821
Correspondence and papers
Holmes Family. Letters (transcripts), 1818-1843
Box 1 Folder 1
Holmes Family. Genealogy and Biography Notes
Box 1 Folder 2
Holmes Family. Career of John Holmes
Box 1 Folder 3
Holmes Family, correspondence relating to, 1925-1957
Box 1 Folder 4
Holmes Family. Description of Holmes House, Alfred, Maine
Box 1 Folder 5
Willcox Family. Recollections of Willcox Home, Kennebunk, Maine, by Mary A. Willcox
Box 1 Folder 6
Willcox Family. Miscellaneous papers (includes "Willcox-Work Family Lines")
Box 1 Folder 7
William Henry Willcox. Autobiography, (manuscript) 1901
Box 1 Folder 8
William Henry Willcox. Autobiography, (typescript) 1901
Box 1 Folder 9
William Henry Willcox. Autobiography, (typescript) 1901
Box 1 Folder 10
William Henry Willcox-Anne Goodenow Letters (transcripts), 1852-1856
Box 1 Folder 11
William Henry Willcox-Anne Goodenow Letters (transcripts); 1857-1859, 1861-1863
Box 1 Folder 12
"Letters from and about Wm. H. Willcox, Wm. G. Willcox;" 1855, 1896-1898
Box 1 Folder 13
Anne Holmes Goodenow Willcox. Autobiography (typescript), 1893
Box 1 Folder 14
Anne Holmes Goodenow Willcox. Atuobiography (typescript), 1893
Box 1 Folder 15
Willcox Family Life by Mary A. Willcox
Box 1 Folder 16
Walter Francis Willcox. Letters; 1878-1880, 1884-1887, 1893, 1896-1898, 1909
Box 2 Folder 1
Walter Francis Willcox. Letters (transcripts). 1878-1880 (valedictory), 1880-1887, 1892, 1893, 1896-1898, 1901, 1909
Box 2 Folder 2
Alice Eloise Work. Letters and Papers, Jan. 1888-May 1889
Box 2 Folder 3
Alice Eloise Work. Letters, July 1889-Aug. 1889
Box 2 Folder 4
Alice Eloise Work. Letters, Sept. 1889
Box 2 Folder 5
Alice Eloise Work. Letters, Oct. 1889
Box 2 Folder 6
Alice Eloise Work. Letters, Nov. 1889
Box 2 Folder 7
Alice Eloise Work. Letters, Dec. 1889
Box 2 Folder 8
Alice Eloise Work. Letters, Jan. 1890
Box 2 Folder 9
Alice Eloise Work. Letters, Feb. 1890
Box 2 Folder 10
Alice Eloise Work. Letters, Mar. 1890
Box 2 Folder 11
Alice Eloise Work. Letters, Apr. 1890
Box 2 Folder 12
Alice Eloise Work. Letters, May 1890
Box 2 Folder 13
Alice Eloise Work. Letters, June 1890
Box 2 Folder 14
Alice Eloise Work. Letters, July 1890, Sept. 1890
Box 2 Folder 15
Alice Eloise Work. Letters, Oct. 1890
Box 2 Folder 16
Alice Eloise Work. Letters, Nov. 1890
Box 2 Folder 17
Alice Eloise Work. Letters, Dec. 1890
Box 2 Folder 18
Alice Eloise Work. Letters, (typescript), Apr. 1891-July 1891
Box 3 Folder 1
Alice Eloise Work. Letters, (typescript), July 1891-Oct. 1891
Box 3 Folder 2
Alice Eloise Work. Letters, Nov. 1891
Box 3 Folder 3
Alice Eloise Work. Letters, Dec. 1891
Box 3 Folder 4
Alice Eloise Work. Letters, Jan. 1892
Box 3 Folder 5
Alice Eloise Work. Letters, Feb. 1892
Box 3 Folder 6
Alice Eloise Work. Letters, Mar. 1892
Box 3 Folder 7
Alice Eloise Work. Letters, July 1892, Dec. 1892, Aug. 1893
Box 3 Folder 8
Alice Work Willcox. Letters; 1896, 1898
Box 3 Folder 9
Alice Work Willcox. Letters, 1899
Box 3 Folder 10
Alice Work Willcox. Letters, 1900
Box 3 Folder 11
Alice Work Willcox. Letters, May 1901
Box 3 Folder 12
Alice Work Willcox. Letters, June 1901
Box 3 Folder 13
Alice Work Willcox. Letters, Aug. 1901
Box 3 Folder 14
Alice Work Willcox. Letters, Sept. 1901
Box 3 Folder 15
Alice Work Willcox. Letters; 1902, 1905, 1906, 1909
Box 3 Folder 16
Bertram F. Willcox. Letters; 1917, 1918
Box 4 Folder 1
William G. Willcox. Tributes, 1923
Box 4 Folder 2
Walter F. Willcox. Correspondence; 1925, 1931, 1933, 1934
Box 4 Folder 3
Walter F. Willcox. Correspondence, Jan. 1935-June 1935
Box 4 Folder 4
Walter F. Willcox. Correspondence, July 1935-Dec. 1935, 1936
Box 4 Folder 5
Walter F. Willcox. Correspondence, Jan. 1940-June 1940
Box 4 Folder 6
Walter F. Willcox. Correspondence, July 1940-Dec. 1940, 1948
Box 4 Folder 7
Walter F. Willcox. Correspondence; 1950, 1952
Box 4 Folder 8
Walter F. Willcox. Correspondence; 1953, 1954
Box 4 Folder 9
Walter F. Willcox. Correspondence, Sir Alfred Zimmern, 1953-1957 ; (also Zimmern's writings)
Box 4 Folder 10
Walter F. Willcox. Correspondence, 1955-1957
Box 4 Folder 11
Walter F. Willcox. Correspondence; 1959, 1961-1964
Box 4 Folder 12
"Sociedad Mexicana de Geografia y Estadistica," letter, diploma, identification card, 1933
Box 4 Folder 13
Walter F. Willcox. Tributes on 80th Birthday, 1941
Box 5 Folder 1
Walter F. Willcox. Correspondence, 85th Birthday, 1946
Box 5 Folder 2
Walter F. Willcox. Correspondence, 90th Birthday, Addresses, 1951
Box 5 Folder 3
Walter F. Willcox. Correspondence, re Address, "Comments on speech at ninetieth anniversary dinner, Mar. 22, 1951
Box 5 Folder 4
Walter Family Letters re Walter F. Willcox bibliography, Will, and 96th Birthday; 1955, 1957
Box 5 Folder 5
Walter F. Willcox re "95th Birthday Comments," 1956
Box 5 Folder 6
Walter F. Willcox, 95th Birthday: Addresses by Robert E. Cushman and Frederick G. Marcham
Box 5 Folder 7
Walter F. Willcox, 100th Birthday, 1961
Box 5 Folder 8
Walter F. Willcox, Transcript of tape recorded interview, Mar. 23, 1957 (with "William Allan and Mary Willcox interview")
Box 5 Folder 9
Walter F. Willcox. "Worksheets"
Box 5 Folder 10
Miscellaneous
Box 5 Folder 11
Greeting Cards
Box 5 Folder 12
Walter F. Willcox's Autobiographical Material
Box 6 Folder 1
Walter F. Willcox's Autobiographical Material
Box 6 Folder 2
Walter F. Willcox's Autobiographical Material, "Early Life," etc.
Box 6 Folder 3
Walter F. Willcox's Autobiographical Material, "Confessions of an Octogenarian," "The Stone Will Case," etc.
Box 6 Folder 4
Walter F. Willcox's Autobiography - Drafts, 1956
Box 6 Folder 5
Walter F. Willcox. Reapportionment Letters to New York Times, May 22, 1957
Box 6 Folder 6
Walter F. Willcox. "A Notable College Class" (Amherst, 1884 )
Box 6 Folder 7
Walter F. Willcox. "The Teaching of Economics, Political and Social Science at Cornell University"
Box 6 Folder 8
Walter F. Willcox. Clippings
Box 6 Folder 9
Clippings: Robert Frost, Franklin D. Roosevelt
Box 6 Folder 10
"Volume V Clippings" (Editorials), 1939-1946
Box 6 Folder 11
"Included in Volume V" (Editorials), 1940
Box 6 Folder 12
Apportionment Statistics (negatives)
Box 6 Folder 13
Walter F. Willcox. Photographs
Box 6 Folder 14
Willcox Family Photos
Box 6 Folder 15-18
Miscellaneous Photos including Alfred House, (Maine), Willcox home, (Ithaca), and Mary (?); Negatives
Box 6 Folder 19
Items
Passport, Aug. 31, 1938
Box 6 Folder 20
Passport, Apr. 26, 1955
Box 6 Folder 21
Scrapbook: Congratulations to Walter F. Willcox from the descendants of his brother William G. Willcox," 1961
Box 6 Folder 22
Printed materials
"Sprouts from a Winter Garden," 1947-1954 by Walter F. Willcox (2 copies)
Box 6 Folder 23
"Methods of Appointing Seats in the House of Representatives" by Walter F. Willcox. Reprint, Journal of the American Statistical Association, Dec. 1954, Vol. 49, pp. 685-695 and other related material ( 1940, 1941 )
Box 6 Folder 24