Edwin Crowell Stewart Scrapbooks,1894-1921

Collection Number: 2098

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Edwin Crowell Stewart scrapbooks, 1894-1921.
Collection Number:
2098
Creator:
Edwin Crowell Stewart, 1864-1921.
Quantity:
6 v.
Forms of Material:
Scrapbooks.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Scrapbooks of Edwin Crowell Stewart of Ithaca, New York State assemblyman, 1894-1895, and senator, 1896-1898 and 1901-1904. Contain area newspaper clippings and cartoons, invitations and programs, telegrams, correspondence, and scattered handwritten commentary, pertaining to Stewart's political career with special references to Tompkins County and Ithaca city politics and to the passage of the legislation establishing the New York State Colledge of Forestry, the Veterinary College, and the College of Agriculture at Cornell University; also unmounted newspaper clippings, c. 1904-1921.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Legislator

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Scrapbooks of Edwin Crowell Stewart of Ithaca, New York State assemblyman, 1894-1895, and senator, 1896-1898 and 1901-1904. Contain area newspaper clippings and cartoons, invitations and programs, telegrams, correspondence, and scattered handwritten commentary, pertaining to Stewart's political career with special references to Tompkins County and Ithaca city politics and to the passage of the legislation establishing the New York State Colledge of Forestry, the Veterinary College, and the College of Agriculture at Cornell University; also unmounted newspaper clippings, c. 1904-1921.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Stewart, Edwin Crowell, 1864-1921.
Cornell University--History.
New York (State). Legislature.Assembly.
New York (State). Legislature.Senate.
New York State College of Agriculture.
New York State College of Forestry (Ithaca, N.Y.)
New York State College of Veterinary Medicine.

Subjects:
Universities and colleges--New York (State)

Places:
New York (State)--Politics and government.
Tompkins County (N.Y.)--Politics and government.
Ithaca (N.Y)--Politics and government.

Form and Genre Terms:
Scrapbooks


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Edwin Crowell Stewart scrapbooks, #2098. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Box 1
Jan. 1-Mar. 14, 1894
Items of note include letters from Jacob Gould Schurman congratulating Stewart on his election to the legislature, Nov. 16, 1893; discussing the dedication of the new dairy building at Cornell, Jan. 18, 23, 24, 27, 1894, and legislation concerning the university, which has been enacted by the legislature, Mar. 14, 1894.
Box 1
Mar. 14, 1894-Feb. 11, 1895-May 12, 1895
Of note are a letter from Henry Shaler Williams, Mar. 19, 1894, New Haven, Connecticut, urging Stewart to support a bill providing for the continuation of the Topographical Survey of New York State; political letters from Thomas Collier Platt, Apr. 9, 1894, May 12, 1895; letter from Charles T. Saxton, Clyde, New York, Aug. 11, 1894, asking Stewart confidentially what his chances for support in Tompkins County would be for getting the nomination for second place if Levi P. Morton is nominated for governor; letter to Stewart from Hamilton Fish, Jr., Sept. 23, 1894, congratulating Stewart on his recent marriage, discussing plans for the county convention to be held in his own county, and remarking, "If the Assembly is Republican I expect to land the speakership." Also, letters of congratulation on his (Stewart's) re-election and condolence on the broken leg he suffered while campaigning.
Box 1
Feb. 19, 1895-May 2, 1896
Mainly pertaining to his election in Nov. 1895 to the State Senate; includes on note from Hamilton Fish, Apr. 27, [1896].
Box 1
May 1896-June 28, 1900
Letter from T.C. Platt, Jan. 19, 1897, to Stewart thanking him for his congratulations on his election to the U.S. Senate; mentions failure of Assemblyman [F.E.] Bates "to perform his duty" and vote for him. Typed resolution of Tompkins County Republican Committee congratulating Platt, Jan. 23, 1897. Invitation to formal transfer of Grant's Tomb to New York City, Apr. 1897. Telegram from Platt, Aug. 9, 1898. Clippings pertain to Ithaca politics and Cornell legislation - veterinary college, military training, school of forestry, etc. Handwritten copy of Stewart's address as chairman of McKinley meeting held in the lyceum, Ithaca, Oct. 1896.
Box 1
June 24, 1900-Sept. 27, 1902
Covers period of time from Stewart's nomination for State Senate, 1900 (after one term's absence), to his renomination, 1902. Clippings from Ithaca, Elmira, Montour Falls newspapers; invitation to the Pan-American Exposition dedication, Buffalo, May 20, 1901, and invitations to other Exposition functions including opening of New York State Building, Aug. 6, 1901, New York State Day, Sept. 18, 1901, and dinner for Governor Odell, Oct. 9. Program and menu for first banquet of the Ithaca Retail Grocers' Association, Feb. 10, 1902, Clinton House.
Box 1
Sept. 28, 1902-May 9, 1904
Routine notes from Platt, Sept. 29, Oct. 3, 1902; note from Jacob Gould Schurman congratulating E.C.S. on his renomination to the Senate, Sept. 30, 1902; invitations to various public functions, including Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis, 1903, and others; also, invitation and program for the America's Cup Race, Aug. 22, 1903. Copy of Senate bill, Jan. 6, 1904, for establishment of State College of Agriculture at Cornell, and two telegrams, May 9, 1904, informing E.C.S. of signing of ag college bill and appropriations bill.