Ruth Seely Berry McDonald Papers,1850-1959, [1936-1959 (bulk)]

Collection Number: 2016

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Ruth Seely Berry McDonald papers, 1850-1959, 1936-1959 (bulk)
Collection Number:
2016
Creator:
McDonald, Ruth Seely Berry,
Quantity:
1 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, news clippings, genealogical research materials.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Papers and correspondence of Ruth McDonald and her family.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Papers of Ruth McDonald and her family include letters from her father, Romeyn Berry, concerning his writing for the ITHACA JOURNAL, the CORNELL DAILY NEWS, and other publications, the maintenance of "Stoneposts," his farm at Jacksonville, Tompkins County, events at Cornell University and in the Ithaca area, Ruth's positions in New York City, mainly with the publishing firm, Walter J. Black, Inc., his daughter Hilda's service with the Women's Army Corps during World War II, Ruth's marriage to William Naylor McDonald, 3rd, the family history she wrote, his views on literature and journalism, art criticism, religion, and current events, and other personal and professional matters; letters from Hilda, 1942-1945, mainly to her sister and father, those written from France and England referring in part to the wartime situation in those countries, scattered correspondence of other relatives, and letters of condolence on the death of Romeyn Berry; letters from Hendrik Willem van Loon to Ruth concerning his writing and illustrating and other materials relating to van Loon; letters to Ruth from Katharine ("Kip") Fuertes and a draft of Miss Fuertes' reminiscences, all of which concern her brother Louis Agassiz Fuertes, and two of his watercolor sketches of birds; and correspondence, 1850-1941, of the McDonald family of Nashville, Tennessee, and Jacksonville, Florida, and the related Hicks family, including a letter from Edward D. Hicks about his journey overland from St. Joseph, Mo. to California.
Also, scrapbooks, photographs, obituary notices, and other clippings of both the Berrys and the McDonalds, as well as a family history with historical, biographical, and genealogical information on the Berry family, compiled by Ruth McDonald.
SUBJECTS

Names:
McDonald, Ruth Seely Berry, 1913-
Berry, Romeyn, 1881-1957.
Berry, Romeyn, 1881-1957
Fuertes, Louis Agassiz, 1874-1927.
Fuertes, Louis Agassiz, 1874-1927
Sanford, Hilda Truslow Berry, 1916-
Sanford, Hilda Truslow Berry, 1916-
Van Loon, Hendrik Willem, 1882-1944.
Van Loon, Hendrik Willem, 1882-1944
Cornell University
Cornell University.
United States. Army. Women's Army Corps.
United States. Army. Women's Army Corps
Walter J. Black, inc.
World War (1939-1945)

Titles:
Ithaca journal.
Cornell alumni news.

Subjects:
Journalism -- New York (State) -- Ithaca.
Publishing -- New York (N.Y.)
Families -- New York (State)
Families -- Tennessee -- Nashville.
Families -- Florida -- Jacksonville.
World War, 1939-1945 -- England.
World War, 1939-1945 -- France.
West (U.S.) -- Description and travel.
Families
Journalism
Publishing

Places:
England
Florida -- Jacksonville
France
New York (State)
New York (State) -- Ithaca
New York (State) -- New York
Tennessee -- Nashville

Form and Genre Terms:
Scrapbooks.
Photographs.
Drawings.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Ruth Seely Berry McDonald papers, #2016. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

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