Maurice C. Burritt Papers,1832-1959

Collection Number: 2414

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


Maurice C. Burritt papers, 1832-1959.
Collection Number:
Maurice C.(Maurice Chase), Burritt 1883-1959.
21 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, reports, financial records.
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Correspondence, reports, budgets, and other materials relating to the work and life of Maurice C. Burritt.
Collection material in English


Agriculturist, public servant.
Maurice C. Burritt (Cornell University Class of 1908, M.S. 19100) was vice-director and later director of Extension, Cornell University (1917-1924); a member of the board of the Western New York Fruit Growers Cooperative Packing Association (1925+); director and fiscal officer of the Grange League Federation (1924-1928); a member of the Agricultural Advisory Commissions of Governors Roosevelt and Lehman; member, New York State Public Service Commission (1930-1949); president (1932-1939) and director (1932-1956) of the State Bank of Hilton and an official in other banks and loans associations; leader in the Farm Bureau Federation; Alumni Trustee (1934-1941); author of APPLE GROWING and THE COUNTY AGENT AND THE FARM BUREAU; and owner and operator of Beechwood Farm, Hilton, New York.


Correspondence, reports, budgets, and other materials relating to the Food Supply Commission; letters to Howard E. Babcock, general manager of G.L.F. and others; minutes of meetings, 1924-30. Correspondence and related papers pertaining to activities and policies of the AMERICAN AGRICULTURIST, Cornell University Arboretum, Farm Credit Administration, Federal Land Bank of Springfield, Federal Farm Board, Gannett newspapers, New York State Department of Agriculture, New York State College of Agriculture at Cornell University, New York State Horticultural Society, and various other agencies and institutions of which he was a member. Correspondence with publishers; notes for and copies of Burritt's speeches and articles on public utilities and rural electification, 1930s, and other subjects. Also, diaries, 1897-1956 and 1959, journals, scrapbooks, and other items on his travels in the British Isles, Alaska, Mexico, India, and elsewhere; letters from his daughter, Helen Burritt Latif, describing her experiences travelling or teaching in Australia and India, 1935-1937; scrapbooks of articles and editorials he wrote; memoranda books; detailed accounts of Beechwood Farm, with related land papers; and crop production cost analyses including cost analyses for the Office of Farm Management, U.S.D.A., 1909-1914.
Also, personal and family accounts; farm and household accounts of Burritt's parents, Stephen Day Burritt and Anna Chase Burritt; genealogical data on the Burritt, Phelps, and Barber families; records of School District #9, Parma, 1890-1948; Beechwood Farm photo album and other photographs; blueprints; manuscript and printed material relating to the history of Hilton and of agriculture in New York State; and other printed items. Correspondents include Howard E. Babcock, Liberty Hyde Bailey, Edmund Ezra Day, Thomas E. Dewey, Edward R. Eastman, Livingston Farrand, Frank E. Gannett, Halsey B. Knapp, Carl E. Ladd, Herbert H. Lehman, Albert R. Mann, Henry Morganthau, Jr., William I. Myers, James E. Rice, Elmer S. Savage, Paul Taber, Edward H. Thomson, Martha Van Rensselaer, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Robert F. Wagner, George F. Warren, Charles S. Wilson, and other public officials and Cornell University professors.

Burritt, Maurice C.1883-1959.
Babcock, Howard E.(Howard Edward), 1889-1950.
Bailey, L. H.(Liberty Hyde), 1858-1954.
Barber family.
Burritt family.
Burritt, Anna Phelps.
Burritt, Stephen Day.
Day, Edmund Ezra, 1883-1951.
Dewey, Thomas E.(Thomas Edmund), 1902-1971.
Eastman, Edward Roe, 1885-1970.
Farrand, Livingston, 1867-1939.
Gannett, Frank Ernest, 1876-1957.
Knapp, Halsey B., 1888-1976.
Ladd, Carl E., 1888-1943.
Latif, Helen Burritt.
Lehman, Herbert H.(Herbert Henry), 1878-1963.
Mann, Albert Russell, 1880-1947.
Morganthau, Henry, 1891-1967.
Myers, William Irving, 1891-1976.
Phelps family.
Rice, James Edward, 1865-1953.
Roosevelt, Franklin D.(Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.
Savage, Elmer S.(Elmer Seth), 1884-1943.
Taber, Paul.
Thomson, Edward H.
Van Rensselaer, Martha, 1864-1932.
Wagner, Robert F.(Robert Ferdinand), 1877-1953.
Wilson, Charles S.
Cooperative Grange League Federation Exchange.
Cornell University.
Federal Land Bank of Springfield.
Frank E. Gannett Newspaper Foundation.
New York (State).Dept. of Agriculture.
New York State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
New York State Horticultural Society.
United States.Dept. of Agriculture.
United States.Farm Credit Administration.
United States.Federal Farm Board.
United States.Office of Farm Management.

American agriculturist.

Agricultural credit.
Agricultural education.
Agricultural extension work.
Farm management.
Rural electrification.

Alaska--Description and travel.
Australia--Description and travel.
Great Britain--Description and travel.
India--Description and travel.
Mexico--Description and travel.
Hilton (N.Y.)--History.

Form and Genre Terms:
Account books.


Cite As:
Maurice C. Burritt papers, #2414. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
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