Robert Moody Papers,1842-1978

Collection Number: 2473

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Robert Moody papers, 1842-1978.
Collection Number:
2473
Creator:
Robert Moody.
Quantity:
20.6 cubic ft.,
Forms of Material:
Letters, programs, deeds, newspaper clippings, notes, cemetery records, diaries, and other records.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Letters, programs, deeds, newspaper clippings, notes, cemetery records, a diary (1881), a history of Rushville (1788-1934), and other records pertaining to early settlers, local families, and events in Rushville. Also, "Centennial Celebration of the Congregational Church of Rushville, N.Y." (1902) and "The Pioneer Church, 1802-1952," a sesquicentennial history of the Rushville Church by Robert Moody. Also, farm records, diaries, local government records, Mapes estate papers, and Ringer estate papers. Also positive microfilm copy of "Centennial Celebration of the Congregational Church of Rushville, N.Y."
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Robert Moody graduated from Cornell University in 1918, became a teacher, and served as the Gorham, New York, town historian after his retirement.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Letters, programs, deeds, newspaper clippings, notes, cemetery records, a diary (1881), a history of Rushville (1788-1934), and other records pertaining to early settlers, local families, and events in Rushville. Also, "Centennial Celebration of the Congregational Church of Rushville, N.Y." (1902) and "The Pioneer Church, 1802-1952," a sesquicentennial history of the Rushville Church by Robert Moody. Also, farm records, diaries, local government records, Mapes estate papers, and Ringer estate papers. Also positive microfilm copy of "Centennial Celebration of the Congregational Church of Rushville, N.Y."
SUBJECTS

Names:
Moody, Robert,
Mapes family.
Moody family.
Ringer family.
First Congregational Church (Rushville, N.Y.)

Subjects:
Religious institutions--New York (State)--Rushville.

Places:
Rushville (N.Y.)--Social life and customs.
Rushville (N.Y.)--History.
Rushville (N.Y.)--Genealogy.

Form and Genre Terms:
Diaries.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Robert Moody papers, #2473. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

NOTES

Related collection: General Store Accounts, #2494.
Related collection: Gorham (N.Y.). Miscellany, #3669.
Related collection: Middlesex Valley Central School. Records, #2237.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Box 1
"Pages from our Local History," Marcus Whitman Historical Society Newsletter, 1973-1985.
Box 1
Surrogates Court records on Maude Moody, 1899-1907.
Box 1
Town of Gorham records
Box 1
Farm and personal records
Box 1
NYS Wool Growers Asso. records, 1919-1928
Box 1
Geneva Material from George Waldo.
Box 1
Assemblyman Vernon Blodgett Papers, 1950s.
Box 1
Rushville historical items.
Box 1
Judge Ed Murphy, Texas, 1940.
Box 1
Militia of Rushville, 1826.
Box 1
Ontario County Board of Supervisors records.
Box 2
Account books, 10 vols.
Box 3
Assemblyman Vernon Blodgett Papers, Mrs. Blodgett's Albany scrapbook.
Box 3
Mina Dewey papers.
Box 3
Notes on the history of Rushville for REM's book.
Box 3
Farm and personal records.
Box 3
Account books for Allen's Ford Garage, Rushville Evaporating and Packing Company records [operated by REM's father?].
Box 4
Blodgett's scrapbook.
Box 4
Moody farm account, 1919.
Box 4
Allen's Garage account.
Box 4
Rushville Evaporating and Packing books.
Box 4
Wm. Ledgerwood, Gorham, May 16, 1843.
Box 4
Ontario County Justice of the Peace books, 1983, 1870s.
Box 5
Moody family papers, correspondence, 1920s-1930s, some with CU.
Box 6
Arlington Mapes, CU Class of 1883, papers, correspondence, trade cards, account, ca. 1880-ca. 1915; also Ringer family papers [Mapes' sister, Ella, married Richard Ringer].
Box 7
Diaries, trade cards, guide books, maps and souvenirs of the World's Colombian Exposition.
Box 8-10
Mapes family letters and business correspondence, 1880s-1930s; Richard and Ella Ringer papers.
Box 11
Mapes Estate [earliest material a letter addressed to Minerva Barden, Michigan, from Geneva, NY], 1840-1890s; A. Mapes' CU papers and notebooks.
Box 12-14
Arlington Mapes papers, some CU items, general farm business regarding sprayers, fertilizers and equipment, valentines, 1870-1930; Richard Ringer.
Box 15
[No Box 15.]
Box 16
Same, including class notes and expenses for four years at CU, 1883-1931; Moody material including the founding of the NYS Sheep Growers Asso.
Box 17
Diaries, George Walther, 1871-1930 [1873 not found].
Box 18
Diaries, Robert E. Moody, 1930-1965, 1969, 1972-1973, 1976, 1980-1985; trip to Paris. [Other recent REM diaries are still in Mrs. Moody's possession.]
Diaries
Box 19
Robert E. Moody, 1904-1929.
Box 19
Emma H. Sterns, 1892-1915.
Box 19
Edward L. Moody, misc. numbers.
Box 19
Edith J. [wife of Ed. L.?], misc. numbers.
Box 19
Mary Ann Moody, 1867, 1870-1872, 1874, 1876.
Box 19
Alice Moody, misc. 6 vols. between 1912 and 1936.
Box 19
Hiram Harkness, 1863-1885 with a few missing.
Box 19
Sarah Harkness, 1917-1918, 1920.
Box 19
15 vols. of misc. diaries and accounts.
Box 20
Ethel Moody school work including a Ph.D. at CU in 1927 (?) in Math.
Box 20
REM speeches, 1937-1948.
Box 20
Ontario County Civil Service Commission minutes.
Box 20
Use of POWs on farm in 1944.
Box 20
Arlington Mapes papers.
Box 21-22
Seven vols. of farm accounts.
Box 23
Diaries, Robert E. Moody, 1966-1981, 1983 (1982 missing).
Box 23
Class notebooks of Arlington Mapes, 1880-1883. Science of Finance, Modern History 1881, German, Botany, Romance Literature and Latin Notes, Rhetoric, Moral Philosophy, Comparative Philosophy, American Law and Jurisprudence, Chemical Practice, French.