Ralph Wright Curtis papers, [ca.1872-1967]

Collection Number: 21-25-1406

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Ralph Wright Curtis papers, [ca.1872-1967]
Collection Number:
21-25-1406
Creator:
Ralph Wright Curtis, 1878-1968.
Quantity:
3.5 cubic feet
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, articles, genealogical material, photographs, slides, maps, plaque, medal, news clippings, notebooks, books, and periodicals.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Includes correspondence; articles; genealogical material; photographs; slides; postcards; Christmas cards; letters from students and friends on his retirement from Cornell; material on the funeral of Harriet Curtis; plaque from the Garden Club of Ithaca; medal from the Federated Garden Clubs of New York State; articles on Cornell; maps and informational publications regarding New York State parks; news clippings and other printed matter; notebooks; and periodicals related to horticulture and gardens.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Ralph W. Curtis was a Professor of Ornamental Horticulture at Cornell University.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Includes correspondence; articles; genealogical material; photographs; slides; postcards; Christmas cards; letters from students and friends on his retirement from Cornell; material on the funeral of Harriet Curtis; plaque from the Garden Club of Ithaca; medal from the Federated Garden Clubs of New York State; articles on Cornell; maps and informational publications regarding New York State parks; news clippings and other printed matter; notebooks; and periodicals related to horticulture and gardens.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Curtis, Ralph W., (Ralph Wright), 1878-1968.
Curtis, Harriet.

Titles:
Cornell plantations.

Subjects:
Horticulture.
Horticulturists.
College teachers.

Places:
Chicago (Ill.)--Parks.

Form and Genre Terms:
Genealogies.
Maps.
Photographs.
Postcards.
Slides (photographs).


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Ralph Wright Curtis papers, #21-25-1406. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Genealogical, Biographical & Personal Material
Boxes: 1
Series II. Correspondence
Boxes: 1 & 4
Series III. Cornell University
Boxes: 2
Series IV. Community & Professional Activity
Boxes: 1
Series V. Photographs
Boxes: 3 & 5
Series VI. Miscellany
Boxes: 1, 2, & 3

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Chronicles of the O.F. Curtis Family
1962
Box 1 Folder 2
Otis Freeman Curtis: His Story and Ours
1943
Box 1 Folder 3
Curtis and Olds Family Genealogy
1962, n.d.
Box 1 Folder 4
Curtis, Olds, and Cheney Round Robin
June 1963
Box 1 Folder 5
Family of Baldwin & Diantha Olds by C. Burnell Olds
1963
Box 1 Folder 6
LOVE: The Issue by Charles Burnell Olds
1963
Box 1 Folder 7
Genealogical and Biographical Notices of the Descendants of Sir John Wright of Essex, Eng. In England and America by Curtis Wright
Box 1 Folder 8
re: Rev. Charles B. Curtis
1936
Box 1 Folder 9
re: Harriet Peasley Curtis' Death
1951
Box 1 Folder 10
Charles B. & Harriet Curtis' Certificates as Members of the Industrial Missionary Association of Alabama
1903-1920
Box 1 Folder 11
Ralph W. Curtis: Personal and Biographical
Box 1 Folder 12
[Ralph W. Curtis]: Notebooks
Box 1 Folder 13
[Ralph W. Curtis]: Notebooks
Box 1 Folder 14
Ralph W. Curtis: Retirement
June 20, 1945
Box 1 Folder 15
Ralph W. Curtis: Achievements Made Since Retirement
April 1958
Box 1 Folder 16
[Curtis Family Member]: Journal
1848
Box 1 Folder 17
Correspondence
n.d.
Box 1 Folder 18
Correspondence
August 18, 1907-1943
Box 1 Folder 19
Correspondence
1944-October 1945
Box 1 Folder 20
Correspondence
November 1945-December 1945
Box 1 Folder 21
Correspondence
1946
Box 1 Folder 22
Correspondence
1947-1948
Box 1 Folder 23
Correspondence
1949-1954
Box 1 Folder 24
Correspondence
1956-1962
Box 1 Folder 25
Correspondence re: Aphids on Viburnum Opulus
1952, 1953, & 1958
Box 1 Folder 26
Correspondence: Arnold Arboretum
1903-1904, 1916
Box 1 Folder 27
Correspondence: Edith Beasley
1945-1946
Box 1 Folder 28
Correspondence: Grace Blanche
1946 & 1959
Box 1 Folder 29
Correspondence: Herbert M. Blanche
1945, 1954, & 1965
Box 1 Folder 30
Correspondence: C.D. Bostwick re: H.B. MacNamee
March 7, 1935
Box 1 Folder 31
Correspondence: Donald J. Bushey
1938
Box 1 Folder 32
Correspondence: Jack Caddick
1947
Box 1 Folder 33
Correspondence: Margaret Clausen re: Harriet Curtis' Death & Funeral
1951
Box 1 Folder 34
Correspondence: Margaret Clausen
1945-1952
Box 1 Folder 35
Correspondence: Cornell Alumni News
1964
Box 1 Folder 36
Correspondence: Charles B. Curtis
1907 & 1941
Box 1 Folder 37
Correspondence: [Harriett] Curtis
1946-1947
Box 1 Folder 38
Correspondence: Ralph W. Curtis - Curtis Budget Letter
April 10, 1935-February 24, 1961
Box 1 Folder 39
Correspondence re: Flouridation
1964
Box 1 Folder 40
Correspondence re: Ginko Biloba
1961
Box 1 Folder 41
Correspondence: Bernard Harkness
1946-1947
Box 1 Folder 42
Correspondence re: Herbarium - Florida Trip
1938-1945
Box 1 Folder 43
Correspondence: Hick's Family
1948 & n.d.
Box 1 Folder 44
Correspondence: Ralph S. Jackson re: Perm-a-nest
1956
Box 1 Folder 45
Correspondence: Frederick Jeffers
1948
Box 1 Folder 46
Correspondence: Letchworth Park Forest & Arboretum
1916
Box 1 Folder 47
Correspondence: Vaughan MacCaughey
1944
Box 1 Folder 48
Correspondence: Albert Russell Mann
1907, 1922, 1927 & 1929
Box 1 Folder 49
Correspondence: Arthur L. Munson
1932
Box 1 Folder 50
Correspondence: Burnell Olds
1963
Box 1 Folder 51
Correspondence: Dr. A.M.S. Pridham re: Community Planting in Ithaca
1954
Box 1 Folder 52
Correspondence: Robert Reich
1945-1948
Box 1 Folder 53
Correspondence: Eloise [Sisson]
1945 & 1958
Box 1 Folder 54
Correspondence: William A. Strong
1951
Box 1 Folder 55
Correspondence: Jack [Taylor]
1945 & n.d.
Box 1 Folder 56
Correspondence: Rebecca [Thatcher]
1953-1954
Box 1 Folder 57
Correspondence: Robert H. Treman
1926 & n.d.
Box 1 Folder 58
Correspondence: Paul Yashin
1927-1928
Box 4
Correspondence: Scrapbook of Letters re: Ralph W. Curtis' Retirement
Box 4
Correspondence: Scrapbooks of Letters re: Ralph W. Curtis' Retirement
Box 2 Folder 1
re: Agriculture Products and Recommendations
Box 2 Folder 2
Alpha Zeta
Box 2 Folder 3
Addresses for the Bailey Hortorium
Box 2 Folder 4
Association of Class Secretaries: Meeting
June 13, 1959
Box 2 Folder 5
Campus Tree Committee
May 25, 1945
Box 2 Folder 6
Class of 1901
Box 2 Folder 7
Department of Agricultural Engineering: Telephone Directory
September 1961
Box 2 Folder 8
Department of Entomology: Dust, Spray and Gas Masks
January 7, 1958
Box 2 Folder 9
Landscape Art: Planting List
1917-1918
Box 2 Folder 10
Cornell Arboretum
Box 2 Folder 11
Cornell Arboretum: Correspondence & Reports
Box 2 Folder 12
Cornell Arboretum: Letters of Support
Box 2 Folder 13
Cornell Fund
Box 2 Folder 14
Cornell Plantations
Box 2 Folder 15
Cornell Shrub Garden - Caldwell Hall
Box 2 Folder 16
Gamma Alpha
Box 2 Folder 17
Laboratory of Ornithology
Box 2 Folder 18
Pi Alpha Xi
Box 2 Folder 19
Topiary Club Talk
March 10, 1914
Box 2 Folder 20
University Faculty: Correspondence, Meeting Minutes & Committees
Box 2 Folder 21
Paul Yashin
Floriculture & Ornamental Horticulture Program & Class Material
Box 2 Folder 22
Department of Floriculture & Ornamental Horticulture: Course Material
November 1929-December 1935
Box 2 Folder 23
Department of Floriculture & Ornamental Horticulture: Course Material
February 1936-September 1937
Box 2 Folder 24
Department of Floriculture & Ornamental Horticulture: Course Material
February 1938-October 1940
Box 2 Folder 25
Department of Floriculture & Ornamental Horticulture: Course Material
January-February 1941
Box 2 Folder 26
Department of Floriculture & Ornamental Horticulture: Course Material
March 1941-December 1942
Box 2 Folder 27
Department of Floriculture & Ornamental Horticulture: Course Material
January 1943-May 1947
Box 2 Folder 28
Department of Floriculture & Ornamental Horticulture: Course Material
n.d.
Box 2 Folder 29
Key to Woody Ornamentals with Notes on Landscape Values and Cultural Requirments I.
Box 2 Folder 30
Key to Woody Ornamentals with Notes on Landscape Values and Cultural Requirments II.
Box 2 Folder 31
Notes on Woody Plant Materials for Landscape Planting, by R.W. Curtis & J.F. Cornman
July 1, 1948
Box 2 Folder 32
Notes on Woody Plant Materials for Landscape Planting, by Ralph W. Curtis, John F. Cornman & Robert G. Mower
n.d.
Box 2 Folder 33
Course Material & Papers: Drafts
May 1932-January 1948
Box 2 Folder 34
Course Material & Papers: Drafts
1950-1959
Box 2 Folder 35
Course Material & Papers: Drafts
n.d.
Box 2 Folder 36
Visit to Rochester Parks - Lilacs
1931
Box 2 Folder 37
Laboratory and Field Work in Nature Study: Course Purpose and Description
Publications
Box 2 Folder 38
The Baileyman
1964-1965
Box 2 Folder 39
re: Liberty Hyde Bailey
Box 2 Folder 40
Agriculture Experiment Station Bulletins
Box 2 Folder 41
The Cornell Countryman
1964-1965
Box 2 Folder 42
New York State College of Agriculture Cornell Extension Bulletin
Box 2 Folder 43
Extension Service News by the New York State College of Agriculture at Cornell University
Box 2 Folder 44
Current Episodes by the New York State Extension Service
June 1956 & April 1959
Box 2 Folder 45
Foto Facts
1954-1955
Box 2 Folder 46
Newsclippings re: Cornell University
Box 2 Folder 47
Cornell Recommendations for Commercial Floriculture Crops
Box 2 Folder 48
1957 Recommendations for Trees, Shrubs, and Turf & Revised 1962 edition
Box 2 Folder 49
Miscellaneous Publications
Box 2 Folder 50
Miscellaneous Publications re: Agriculture
Box 2 Folder 51
College of Agriculture: A University Education in Agricultural Science
Box 1 Folder 59
American Horticultural Council: Citation of Merit
October-November 1953
Box 1 Folder 60
Arnold Arboretum
1943, 1945-1946, & n.d.
Box 1 Folder 61
Massachusettes Horticultural Society
1917, 1955, & n.d.
Box 1 Folder 62
New York State Flower Grower's, Inc.: Report on Soils Laboratory, Cornell University
January 4, 1954
Box 1 Folder 63
First Congregational Church, Ithaca, N.Y.
1945-1952
Box 1 Folder 64
Garden Club of Ithaca: Clippings re: Wall Plaque
March 1954
Box 1 Folder 65
Pleasant Grove Cemetary Association, Inc.
1961-1962
Box 1 Folder 66
Union Free School District, Cayuga Heights, Ithaca, N.Y.
Ithaca Journal
Box 1 Folder 67
Forsythia Drive: Letter to the Editor
March 1953
Box 1 Folder 68
Ithaca Trees and Shrubs Series: Drafts
April-September 1953
Box 1 Folder 69
Ithaca Trees and Shrubs Series: Drafts
September-October 1953 & n.d.
Box 1 Folder 70
Ithaca Trees and Shrubs Series: Drafts
n.d.
Box 1 Folder 71
Ithaca Trees and Shrubs Series: Drafts
n.d.
Box 1 Folder 72
Ithaca Trees and Shrubs Series: Correspondence & Documents
November 1953
Box 3 & 5
Miscellaneous Olds, Curtis, and Cheney Family Photographs
Box 3 & 5
Miscellaneous Cornell University: Faculty, Students, & Campus
Box 3 & 5
Miscellaneous Floriculture & Horticulture
Horticulture Information
Box 1 Folder 73
Miscellaneous Plant Information
Box 1 Folder 74
Diseases & Pests
Box 1 Folder 75
Dutch Elm Disease
Box 1 Folder 76
Hardiness Zones of the United States and Canada by Donald Wyman
Box 1 Folder 77
Reference List of Perennials
Box 1 Folder 78
Turfgrass
Box 1 Folder 79
Weeds
Publications re: Horticulture and Gardens
Box 2 Folder 52
American Association of Nurserymen: Report of the Committee on Botanical Gardens and Arboretums
July 1931
Box 2 Folder 53
Co-Op Bulletin Ithaca, N.Y.
August & December 1958
Box 2 Folder 54
Farm Research
October 1955
Box 2 Folder 55
Journal of the New England Botanical Club re: Rhodora
Box 2 Folder 56
Miscellaneous Agriculture & Horticulture Publications
Box 2 Folder 57
New York State Flower Grower's Incorporated Bulletin
Box 2 Folder 58
New York State Nurserymen's Association: New York Nursery Notes
Box 2 Folder 59
New York State Turf Association Bulletin
Box 2 Folder 60
Ornamentals Newsletter
Box 2 Folder 61
Shade Tree Digest
Box 4
The Garden vol. II.
Box 4
The Garden vol. III.
Box 4
Garden and Forest vol. I.
1888
Box 4
Garden and Forest vol. II.
1889
Other Publications
Box 2 Folder 62
Dodge News Magazine
1960
Box 2 Folder 63
Grace Before Meals, by William L. Curtis
1908
Box 2 Folder 64
re: New York State Parks
Box 2 Folder 65
Verses, by Minnie Curtis Waite
1908
Box 2 Folder 66
Miscellaneous Newsclippings & Advertisements
Box 2 Folder 67
Miscellaneous Publications
Other Miscellany
Box 1 Folder 80
Miscellaneous
Box 1 Folder 81
Miscellaneous Notes
Box 1 Folder 82
Miscellaneous Financial Records
Box 1 Folder 83
Miscellaneous Papers & Reports
Box 3
Plaque from the Garden Club of Ithaca
1954
Box 3
Medal from the Federated Garden Clubs of New York State