Alfred Bosworth Papers, 1899-1956.

Collection Number: 22-2-3998

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Alfred Bosworth papers, 1899-1956.
Collection Number:
22-2-3998
Creator:
Bosworth, Alfred Wilson
Quantity:
2.4 Cubic Feet.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, newspapers, publications
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Includes correspondence, publications,photographs, and newspaper clippings concerning his work at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, the Boston Floating Hospital for Infants and Children, the Kellogg and Postum Cereal Companies, and his development of Similac Infant Formula.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Alfred Bosworth was an assistant and associate chemist at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station at Geneva between 1905-1916. While there he studied the chemical and biological processes involved in the ripening of cheese and conducted studies on the composition of several types of milk, including human milk. During this time Bosworth developed an interest in infant feeding which paved the way for the discovery of Similac Infant Formula.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Includes correspondence, publications, newspaper clippings concerning his work at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, the Boston Floating Hospital for Infants and Children, the Kellogg and Postum Cereal Companies, and his development of Similac Infant Formula.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Bosworth, Alfred Wilson.
Bosworth, Alfred Wilson.
Boston Floating Hospital for Infants and Children
Cornell University -- Faculty.
Kellogg Company
New York State Agricultural Experiment Station.
Postum Cereal Co.
Similac

Subjects:
Children -- Hospitals
Breastfeeding.
Infants -- Nutrition
Malnutrition
Infant formula industry -- United States.

Form and Genre Terms:
Photographs.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Alfred Bosworth papers, #22-2-3998. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Biographical Material
Series II. Correspondence
Series III. Reports
Series IV. Publications
Series V. Various other Files

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Biographical Information
1900-1939
Box 1 Folder 2
Biographical Information-including bibliography
1900-1939
Box 1 Folder 3
Bosworth's Reprints
1915-1918
Box 1 Folder 4
Photographs of Bosworth
Box 1 Folder 5
Correspondence with Harvard
1907-1927
Box 1 Folder 6
Application for Employment in Biochemistry-University of Manitoba
1921
Box 1 Folder 7
Civil Service Application and Rating
1921
Box 1 Folder 8
Correspondence from Bosworth seeking employment
19121-1924
Box 1 Folder 9
Correspondence concerning Ohio State position
1937-1940
Box 1 Folder 10
Auerbacher, L.J.
1921-1924
Box 1 Folder 11
Blanchard, Marguerite
1920-1921
Box 1 Folder 12
Bowditch and Crown, Cork and Seal Company
1920-1921
Box 1 Folder 13
Brown, Elsie
1921-1922
Box 1 Folder 14
Dennett, Roger H.
1919-1926
Box 1 Folder 15
Dorr, Dudley
1924
Box 1 Folder 16
Fischer, Martin
1916
Box 1 Folder 17
McCann, Marion
1920-1923
Box 1 Folder 16
VanSlyke, D.D.
1921
Box 1 Folder 18
Wheeler, H.J.
1899-1921
Box 1 Folder 19
Wilder, H.K.
1920-1922
Box 1 Folder 20
Snell, F.D.
1922-1923
Box 1 Folder 21
Concerning Copyright
1920
Box 1 Folder 22
Correspondence to Bosworth
1920s
Box 1 Folder 23
Correspondence from People Requesting Bosworth's Infant Formula
1921
Box 1 Folder 24-25
Concerning Boston Floating Hospital
1913-1937
Box 1 Folder 26
Concerning Boston Floating Hospital and their Board of Trustees
1915-1921
Box 1 Folder 26A
Concerning Boston Floating Hospital
1922-1923
Box 1 Folder 27
Buffalo Foundry and Machine Company
1924-1925
Box 1 Folder 28
Dodge and Sons - Attorneys
1917-1923
Box 1 Folder 29-30
Doughitt Engineering, includes plans
1925-1940
Box 1 Folder 31
Dry Milk Company
1917-1921
Box 1 Folder 32
Elmer and Amend Company
1917-1921
Box 1 Folder 33
Kellogg Company
1924
Box 1 Folder 34
Mead Johnson and Company
1921-1922
Box 1 Folder 35
Mellin's Food Company; Massachusetts Commission on Mental Diseases (includes proposals)
1919-1920
Box 1 Folder 36
Merrell-Soule Company, Syracuse, New York
1914-1922
Box 1 Folder 37
National Canners Association
1917-1924
Box 1 Folder 38
New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Geneva, New York
1905-1913
Box 1 Folder 39
Scientific Materials Company
1919-1931
Box 1 Folder 40
Postum Company and R.G. Coburn
1923-1924
Box 1 Folder 41
Washington Agricultural Experiment Station; George Washington Coffee Refining Company
1921-1923
Box 1 Folder 42
Correspondence with various companies about buying products and labels for infant formula
1924-1927
Box 1 Folder 43
Nucoa Butter Company and Abbott Labs
1920s
Box 1 Folder 44
Correspondence concerning purchase orders
1926
Box 1 Folder 45
Commissions
1904-1918
Box 1 Folder 46
Commissions-United States Department of Agriculture
1904-1921
Box 1 Folder 47
Boston Floating Hospital-Annual Reports (1918, 1921); Reprints (1921-1934); By-laws
1921-1934
Box 2 Folder 1
Bosworth's Infant Food; Similac-includes articles
1921-1956
Box 2 Folder 2-3
Kellogg Labs-about Kellogg flavor
1922-1923
Box 2 Folder 4
Bicarbonate Milk Powder
1919-1920
Box 2 Folder 5-7
Butter Fat
1924-1935
Box 2 Folder 8
Butter Oil
1937
Box 2 Folder 9
Infant Food
1924-1926
Box 2 Folder 10
Fat of Women's Milk-Studies
1934-1934
Box 2 Folder 11
Milk Powder-correspondence
1928
Box 2 Folder 12
Milk Powder-Sales Portfolio
1928
Box 2 Folder 13
Milk Powder-Plant Data
Box 2 Folder 14
Milk Powder-Reports, Contracts, Correspondence
1928
Box 2 Folder 15
Milk Powder-Memos, Data, Correspondence
1924-1925
Box 2 Folder 16
Milk Powder-American Dry Milk Institute- Annual Business Meeting
April 1927
Box 2 Folder 17
Milk Powder-American Dry Milk Institute-First Annual Meeting
April 1926
Box 2 Folder 18
Milk Powder-Paper given at 4th Annual American Dry Milk Institute
1929
Box 2 Folder 19
Milk Powder-Report by Fritz Krull and other Publications
Box 2 Folder 20
Lab Reports of People Given Reconstructed Milk
1918-1923
Box 2 Folder 21
Sweetened Condensed Milk
Box 2 Folder 22
Methods of Anaysis
1920-1923
Box 2 Folder 23
Sketch of the Life and Work of Alfred Bosworth-Vol. V
1879-1921
Box 2 Folder 24-25
Reconstructed Milk and the Chemical Investigations Involved with its Development, Lecture-Vol. VI
1920
Box 2 Folder 26
Bosworth's Reconstructed Milk, Franklin Infant Food, Similac-Vol. VII
1924-1958
Box 2 Folder 27
Sketch of the Life and Work of Alfred Bosworth-Vol. VIII
1919-1958
Box 2 Folder 28
Agreements-Vol. IX
1924-1929
Box 2 Folder 29
Chemistry of Milk in its Relation to Infant Feeding-Vol. X
Box 2 Folder 30
Articles
1919-1921
Box 2 Folder 31
Newspaper clippings, Correspondence, Reports
1925-1926
Box 2 Folder 32
"Outline for a Process for Making Improved Malted Grape Nuts"
1923
Box 2 Folder 33
"The Story of Milk"-Newspaper Clippings
1932
Box 2 Folder 34
"Value of Dairy Products in the Diet"
1931
Box 2 Folder 35
"Visit with a Silent Milkman"- by Bosworth
Box 3 Folder 1
Publications, Notebook, John Norton Labs Milk Machinery Plans
1930s
Box 3 Folder 2
Publications-not by Bosworth
1924-1944
Box 3 Folder 3
Course Notebook-Bacteriological Exercises
1911
Box 3
Two Bound copies of Bosworth's publications
1903-1918
Box 3 Folder 4
Patent Information
1920-1926
Box 3 Folder 5
Patent Information
1922-1929
Box 3 Folder 6
Patent Information and Agreements
1924-1929
Box 3 Folder 7
Bank Statements, Salary Agreements, Investment Options
1921-1924
Box 3 Folder 8
Experiments
1924
Box 3 Folder 9-11
Similac Advertising
1920-1939
Box 3 Folder 12
Creamers-Manufacturer's Booklets
Box 3 Folder 13
Photos-Creameries