Bernhard Eduard Fernow papers, 1885-1930

Collection Number: 20-1-561

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Bernhard Eduard Fernow papers, 1885-1930.
Collection Number:
20-1-561
Creator:
Bernhard Eduard Fernow, 1851-1923.
Quantity:
2.7 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, Manuscripts, Newspapers, Publications, Scrapbooks
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Includes manuscripts, speeches and articles by Fernow concerning forestry.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Bernhard Fernow was Chief of the Division of Forestry, U.S. Department of Agriculture (1886-1898), and Director of the New York State College of Forestry at Cornell University (1898-1903).

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Includes manuscripts of speeches and articles by Fernow concerning forestry, forest legislation, and the Division of Forestry, U.S. Department of Agriculture; letters concerning the history of forestry and forest legislation in the United States; correspondence related to Fernow's position at Cornell, with J. Sterling Morton, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, with commercial firms in the United States and Germany, and with the New York State Forest, Fish and Game Commission; scrapbooks of clippings concerning forestry, the College of Forestry at Cornell, artificial rain making, and Fernow himself; corrected printer's proof of his book ECONOMICS OF FORESTRY; and family correspondence. Also includes correspondence between Fernow and Captain Ahern, head of the Philippine forestry service, concerning the recruitment of foresters to serve under Ahern, and including remarks on the alleged mismanagement of Philippine forests by the Spanish, 1900-1902.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Fernow, Bernhard Eduard, 1851-1923.
Ahern, Captain
Fernow, Bernhard Eduard. Economics of forestry.
Morton, J. Sterling.
Cornell University--Faculty.
New York (State). Forest, Fish and Game Commission
New York State College of Forestry.
United States. Department of Agriculture. Division of Forestry.

Subjects:
Forests and forestry--Law and legislation.
Forests and forestry--History.
Forests and forestry--Philippines.
Rain-making.
Foresters.

Places:
Philippines.
Germany.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Bernhard Eduard Fernow papers, #20-1-561. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Alphabetical Correspondence
1895-1921
Box 3 Folder 4
General correspondence A-N
1895-1921
Box 1 Folder 8
Correspondence - Bu
1898-1902
Box 1 Folder 9
Correspondence - Ca - Ci
1898-1902
Box 1 Folder 10
Correspondence - Ch - Cl
1898-1902
Box 1 Folder 11
Correspondence - Co, excluding Collins
1898-1902
Box 1 Folder 12
Correspondence - letters to Thomas W. Collins
1898-1902
Box 1 Folder 13
Correspondence - Cr - Cu
1898-1902
Box 1 Folder 14
Correspondence - Da - De
1898-1902
Box 1 Folder 15
Correspondence - Collins to Fernow, re: Demonstration Forest
1898-1902
Box 1 Folder 16
Correspondence - Collins to Fernow, re: Demonstration Forest
1898-1902
Box 1 Folder 17
Correspondence - Di - Dr
1898-1902
Box 1 Folder 18
Correspondence - Du
1898-1902
Box 1 Folder 19
Correspondence - Ea - Em
1898-1902
Box 1 Folder 20
Correspondence - En - Ex
1898-1902
Box 1 Folder 21
Correspondence - Fa - Fi
1898-1902
Box 1 Folder 22
Correspondence- Fisher, predominantly Wager Fisher
1898-1902
Box 1 Folder 23
Correspondence - Fl - Fu
1898-1902
Box 1 Folder 24
Correspondence - Ga - Ge
1898-1902
Box 1 Folder 25
Correspondence - Gi
1898-1902
Box 1 Folder 26
Correspondence - Go - Gu
1898-1902
Box 1 Folder 27
Correspondence - Ha
1898-1902
Box 1 Folder 28
Correspondence - He - Hi
1898-1902
Box 1 Folder 29
Correspondence - Ho
1898-1902
Box 1 Folder 30
Correspondence - Hu
1898-1902
Box 1 Folder 31
Correspondence - I-J
1898-1902
Box 1 Folder 32
Correspondence -Ke - Ki
1898-1902
Box 1 Folder 33
Correspondence - Kl - Kn
1898-1902
Box 1 Folder 34
Correspondence - Ko - Ku
1898-1902
Box 1 Folder 35
Correspondence - La - Le
1898-1902
Box 1 Folder 36
Correspondence - Li - Ly
1898-1902
Box 1 Folder 37
Correspondence - Ma - Mac
1898-1902
Box 1 Folder 38
Correspondence - Man - Mas
1898-1902
Box 1 Folder 39
Correspondence - Mat - Max
1898-1902
Box 1 Folder 40
Correspondence - Mc
1898-1902
Box 1 Folder 41
Correspondence - Me
1898-1902
Box 1 Folder 42
Correspondence - Mi - Mof
1898-1902
Box 1 Folder 43
Correspondence - Moh - My
1898-1902
Box 1 Folder 44
Correspondence - N
1898-1902
Box 1 Folder 45
Correspondence - O
1898-1902
Box 1 Folder 46
Correspondence - Pa - Ph
1898-1902
Box 1 Folder 47
Correspondence - Pi - Q
1898-1902
Box 3 Folder 5
General correspondence R-Z
1895-1921
Box 1 Folder 48
Correspondence - Ra - Re
1898-1902
Box 1 Folder 49
Correspondence - Rh - Ri
1898-1902
Box 1 Folder 50
Correspondence - Ro
1898-1902
Box 1 Folder 51
Correspondence - Ru - Ry
1898-1902
Box 1 Folder 52
Correspondence - Sa
1898-1902
Box 1 Folder 53
Correspondence - Sch
1898-1902
Box 1 Folder 54
Correspondence - Se
1898-1902
Box 1 Folder 55
Correspondence - Sh
1898-1902
Box 1 Folder 56
Correspondence - Si - Sp
1898-1902
Forestry Related Materials
1885-1933
Box 2 Folder 25
Various addresses and papers
1885-1900
Includes one report addressed to the Adirondack League Club re: cutting on Club land and forest policy
Box 2 Folder 26
Various addresses and papers
1885-1900
Includes one speech on the trees of Buffalo, conservation, forest management and "What interest has the farmers in forestry and the Adirondack problem"
Box 2 Folder 27
Various addresses and papers on forestry policy, forestry propaganda, and farmers and forestry
1885-1900
Box 2 Folder 28
Various addresses and papers on forestry in Russia and Alaska, the public and forestry, forest reservations
1885-1900
Also includes drafts for "The Forest as a Condition"
Box 2 Folder 29
Correspondence with the New York Botanical Garden regarding Cuba Hardwood Company
1906
Box 2 Folder 30
Various publications and reports on U.S. forestry policy
1920
Box 2 Folder 31
Report on Township 26
1898
Box 2 Folder 32
University of Toronto Faculty of Forestry correspondence
1914-1920
Box 3 Folder 1
Newspaper clippings
1914-1920
Box 3 Folder 2
Department of Agriculture, Forestry Division correspondence predominantly with Office of the Secretary
1887-1895
Box 3 Folder 3
Correspondence with German colleagues
1886-1915
Box 3 Folder 6
3 photos of Axton forest, article in "Cornell Daily Sun" re: Fernow and "Journal of Forestry" containing article re: Fernow
1902-1923
Box 3 Folder 7
Articles mainly regarding Fernow
1897-1921
Box 3 Folder 8
Letters from brother-in-law John Reynolds
1886-1895
Box 3 Folder 9
Letters from William Bruce King
1914-1915
Box 3 Folder 10
Letters from sons Edward and Fritz, and daughter Rose
1909-1911
Box 3 Folder 11
Records re: naturalization
1877-1883
Box 3 Folder 12
Correspondence re: Axton Forest
1919-1921
Box 3 Folder 13
The Intimate History of the Rise and Fall of the New York College of Forestry at Cornell University
Date Unknown
Box 3 Folder 14
Correspondence regarding closing of College of Forestry
1903
Box 3 Folder 15
Correspondence with tree nurseries regarding the purchase of seeds and seedlings for the College
Feb/Mar '94
Box 3 Folder 16
Record of planting and nursery work at the Axton Forest
1899-1900
Box 3 Folder 17
Comments on Axton Plantations by Dr. Fernow, records of plantings and observations of Axton Sample Plots
1919-1932
Box 3 Folder 18
"History of the Constitutional Amendment (Article VII, section 7) of the College Forest Experiment," by Dr. Fernow, notes and reports on the Axton Forest
1900-1919
Box 3 Folder 19
Map of Cornell College Forest and correspondence re: Axton plantations
1919-1933
Box 3 Folder 20
Correspondence, plot surveys, and one map regarding Axton Forest
1906-1932