Guide to the Raymond Clark Hitchings Papers,
1808-1959

Collection Number: 2580

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library

Contact Information:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
2B Carl A. Kroch Library
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 255-3530
Fax: (607) 255-9524
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Date completed:
June 1969
EAD encoding:
Martin Heggestad, May 2004

© 2002 Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Raymond Clark Hitchings papers, 1808-1959, 1870-1945 (bulk)
Collection Number:
2580
Creator:
Raymond Clark Hitchings, 1892-
Quantity:
4 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Accounts, correspondence, financial and legal records, speeches, genealogical information, farm records, and other papers.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Accounts, correspondence, and financial and legal records relating to Hitchings's various positions as an officer and employee of the Co-operative Grange League Federation Exchange (ca. 1920-1928) and as a consultant and officer in various agricultural agencies; also, other personal and family papers.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Agricultural consultant.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Accounts, correspondence, and financial and legal records relating to Hitchings's various positions as an officer and employee of the Co-operative Grange League Federation Exchange (ca. 1920-1928) and as a consultant and officer in various agricultural agencies; also, records (1930-1935) relating to Hitchings's tenure as a member and as president of the Board of Education of Onondaga Centralized School District #1, his correspondence with the Americanization League of Syracuse and Onondaga County (ca. 1923-1927), and speeches he gave before farm groups. Hitchings family papers include an autobiographical sketch; an unpublished manuscript by his brother, Harold Ramsdell Hitchings; a diary (1884) of his father, Grant G. Hitchings; genealogical information; and other items relating to the family farm at South Onondaga, New York, including general farm and orchard accounts (41 vols., 1808-1926), labor reports (2 vols., 1910-1911), and records of a sod mulch and cultivated orchard experiment (3 vols., 1904-1914).

SUBJECTS

Names:
Hitchings, Raymond Clark, 1892-
Hitchings family.
Hitchings, Grant G.
Hitchings, Harold Ramsdell.
Americanization League of Syracuse and Onondaga County.
Cooperative Grange League Federation Exchange.
Onondaga Centralized School District #1.

Subjects:
Agriculture--New York (State)
Farms.
Mulching.
Orchards--New York (State)
Farmers.

Form and Genre Terms:
Accounts.
Autobiographies.
Diaries.
Genealogies.
Speeches.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Raymond Clark Hitchings papers, #2580. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Date
Description
Container
Series I. Professional papers
Co-operative Grange League Federation Exchange
n.d.
Ms. History of the Establishment of the Co-operative Grange League Federation Exchange
Box 1 Folder 1
1920-1926
Minutes of the Meetings of the Board of Directors of the C.G.L.F.E. (incomplete carbons)
Box 1 Folder 2-3
1920-1926
Minutes of the Executive Committee of the C.G.L.F.E., Inc. (incomplete carbons)
Box 1 Folder 4
July 26-28, 1922
Minutes of the Department Head and Program Department Head Conferences (carbons)
Box 1 Folder 5
1920-1921
Correspondence re: the C.F.L.F.E. including memo re: Hitchings' dual responsibilities as warehouse manager and secretary-treasurer
Box 1 Folder 6
1922
Miscellaneous correspondence re: C.G.L.F.E.
Box 1 Folder 7
1923
Correspondence re: C.G.L.F.E.
Box 1 Folder 8
1924
Miscellaneous correspondence re: the C.G.L.F.E.
Box 1 Folder 9
1925
Miscellaneous correspondence re: the C.G.L.F.E. including proposed corporation insurance on the life of Mr. H.E. Babcock
Box 1 Folder 10
1926
Miscellaneous correspondence re: the C.G.L.F.E.
Box 1 Folder 11
1927
Miscellaneous correspondence re: the C.G.L.F.E.
Box 1 Folder 12
1932, n.d.
Miscellaneous correspondence re: the C.G.L.F.E. including H.E. Babcock's letter of resignation
Box 1 Folder 13
1921-1927
Fiscal papers, largely balance sheets and statements re: the C.G.L.F.E. and Producers' Warehouse & Elevator Company
Box 2 Folder 1-7
Sept. 2, 1924
Miscellaneous legal papers re: C.G.L.F.E.
Box 2 Folder 8
1932, n.d.
Miscellaneous fiscal records re: C.G.L.F.E.
Box 2 Folder 9
1922-1926
Miscellaneous inventories and statistical data re: the C.G.L.F.E.
Box 2 Folder 10
1920-1930
Miscellaneous C.G.L.F.E. and Producers' Warehouse and Elevator Company periodicals, including incomplete runs of the Warehouse Managers Weekly Newsletter and the G.L.F. Stockholder
Box 2 Folder 11
1920-1930, n.d.
Miscellaneous circulars re: the C.G.L.F.E. including "Some Facts about the C.G.L.F.E."
Box 2 Folder 12
Government career (miscellaneous agencies)
1940
Correspondence and related items re: the Surplus Marketing Administration, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
Box 3 Folder 1
1941-1947
"Records of Procurement Seeds from America (U.S. & Canada) through the British Food Mission for the Ministry of Agriculture" (oversize)
Box 3
1941
Correspondence and related papers re: seed shipments, Surplus Marketing Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Box 3 Folder 2
1947
Marshall Plan Commodities shipped to Europe in 1947 (looseleaf notebook)
Box 3
1948
Notebook containing charge-out cards and code list (1948) of Economic Cooperation Administration (notebook)
Box 3
n.d.
Statistics on Roumanian corn, Surplus Marketing Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Box 3 Folder 3
1952
Correspondence and related items re: rice exports, Office of Price Stabilization
Box 3 Folder 4
1948-1952
Miscellaneous records
Box 3 Folder 5
1955-1957
Mimeographed material re: the International Cooperation Administration
Box 4 Folder 1-4
n.d.
Miscellaneous papers re: the International Farm Youth Exchange
Box 4 Folder 5
1959
Correspondence, notes, and mimeograph circulars re: the 1959 National Farm Union's Farm Training Program at Denver (looseleaf ring binder)
Box 4
1948-1949
Miscellaneous grain records (oversize record book without cover)
Box 3
Series II. Personal, civic, and social papers
Personal
R.C. Hitchings, "My Duties for the Past 35 Years" (typescript)
Box 5 Folder 1
South Onondaga Central School District and Centralized School District #1
1930-1934
Miscellaneous papers re: the Suth Onondaga Central School District and the Centralized School District #1, including minutes, legal and fiscal records
Box 5 Folder 2-3
Americanization League of Syracuse and Onondaga County
1921-1927
Reports and correspondence re: the American League of Syracuse and Onondaga County
Box 5 Folder 4
Miscellaneous speeches
n.d.
1. Who is Fenced In, the Dairyman or the Herd?"
Box 5 Folder 5
n.d.
2. "Fruit Growing as a Business Today"
Box 5 Folder 5
n.d.
3. Untitled
Box 5 Folder 5
Series III. Hitchings family papers
Genealogical records
n.d.
Genealogical records re: the Hitchings Family
Box 6 Folder 1
Miscellaneous family papers
1871-1929
Bonds
Box 6 Folder 2
1865-1926
Deeds
Box 6 Folder 3
1853-1931
Mortgages
Box 6 Folder 4
1887
Debate minutes: "Resolved, that the East offers better inducement to young men than the West"
Box 6 Folder 5
n.d.
Harold R. Hitchings: "Sod Mulch Orchard Management" (ms. book)
Box 6 Folder 6
Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 1884
Diary of Grant G. Hitchings (leather covered diary)
Box 6
n.d.
Miscellaneous papers
Box 6 Folder 7
n.d.
Legal papers re: right of way on the Hitchings Farm
Box 6 Folder 8
n.d.
Miscellaneous photographs
Box 6 Folder 9
Series IV. Hitchings family farm records
Farm accounts
Dec. 1, 1808-Apr. 8, 1872
Hitchings Account Book, John Hitchings property
Box 8
1860-1867
Farm Accounts, Labor Records and notes (day book)
Box 8
1877
Personal family accounts (day book)
Box 7
1870-1878
Farm accounts (day book)
Box 7
1878-1883
Farm accounts (day book)
Box 7
1884
Farm accounts (day book)
Box 7
1886
Farm accounts (day book)
Box 7
1888
Farm accounts (day book)
Box 7
1889
Farm accounts (day book)
Box 7
1890
Farm accounts (day book)
Box 7
1891-1892
Farm accounts (day book)
Box 7
1895-1896
Farm accounts (day book)
Box 7
1897
Farm inventory and accounts (day book)
Box 7
1899-1900
Inventory, statement, and farm accounts (day book)
Box 7
1903
Farm accounts (day book)
Box 7
1901-1902
Grant G. Hitchings' inventory, statements, accounts (miscellaneous record book)
Box 7
1903-1904
Farm accounts (day book)
Box 7
1904
Farm accounts (day book)
Box 7
1905
Farm accounts (day book)
Box 7
1906
Farm accounts (day book)
Box 7
1907
Farm accounts (day book)
Box 7
1908
Farm accounts (day book)
Box 7
1909
Farm accounts (day book)
Box 7
1910
Farm accounts (day book)
Box 7
1911
Farm accounts (day book)
Box 7
1912
Farm accounts (day book)
Box 7
1913
Farm accounts (day book)
Box 7
1914
Farm accounts, inventory, and statements (day book)
Box 7
1915
Farm inventory and accounts (day book)
Box 7
1916
Farm inventory and accounts (day book)
Box 7
1917
Miscellaneous accounts and inventory (bound book)
Box 7
1918
Farm accounts (day book)
Box 7
1919-1921
Miscellaneous accounts, inventory (bound book)
Box 7
1920
Farm accounts (day book)
Box 7
1921
Farm accounts (day book)
Box 7
1922
Farm accounts (day book)
Box 7
1923
Farm accounts (day book)
Box 7
1924
Farm accounts (day book)
Box 7
1925
Farm accounts (day book)
Box 7
1910
"Account of operation and sales of fruit orchard owned by W.T. White which consist of 14 A sold to him in 1909 by G.G. Hitchings"
Box 7
1924
Grocery accounts (day book)
Box 7
Labor reports
1910
United States Department of Agriculture in Farm Management Investigations ..., Regular Worker's Daily Time Sheet
Box 8
1911
United States Department of Agriculture, Proprietors or Superintendents Daily Labor Report (bound book)
Box 8
Scrapbooks
n.d.
Two scrapbooks of farm clippings
Box 1 Folder 8
Sod mulch and cultivated orchards experiment
1904-1914
Records, Sod mulch and cultivated orchards experiment with Geneva Agricultural Station, Plot A (record book)
Box 8
1904-1914
Records, Sod mulch and cultivated orchards experiment with Geneva Agricultural Station, Plot B (record book)
Box 8
1904-1914
Records, Sod mulch and cultivated orchards experiment with Geneva Agricultural Station, Plot C (record book)
Box 8
Miscellaneous records
1912-1913
Farm records - Record for United States Department of Agriculture re: daily operations and cost for apple orchards, oats and barley, corn, berries, wheat (work record)
Box 8
1885-1930
"Orchards as planted from 1885 to 1930 on page 20" (journal)
Box 8
1914
Farm records, primarily re: daily operation and labor costs (record book)
Box 8
n.d.
Miscellaneous clippings, apple basket labels, etc.
Box 8
1910
Map of farm of Grant G. Hitchings, Syracuse, New York
Mapcase
n.d.
Part of farm lot No. 221 Onondaga Reservation, Town of Onondaga, New York (map)
Mapcase
n.d.
Farm plan, G.G. Hitchings, Syracuse, New York (map)
Mapcase
1930
Highway survey, Mar. 30, 1930 (map)
Mapcase