Raymond Clark Hitchings Papers,1808-1959

Collection Number: 2580

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 Hitchings family papers include an autobiographical sketch; an unpublished manuscript by his brother, Harold Ramsdell Hitchings; a diary (1884) of his father, Grant G. Hitchings; genealogical information; and other items relating to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

Container
Description
Date
Series I. Professional papers
Co-operative Grange League Federation Exchange
Box 1 Folder 1
Ms. History of the Establishment of the Co-operative Grange League Federation Exchange
n.d.
Box 1 Folder 2-3
Minutes of the Meetings of the Board of Directors of the C.G.L.F.E. (incomplete carbons)
1920-1926
Box 1 Folder 4
Minutes of the Executive Committee of the C.G.L.F.E., Inc. (incomplete carbons)
1920-1926
Box 1 Folder 5
Minutes of the Department Head and Program Department Head Conferences (carbons)
July 26-28, 1922
Box 1 Folder 6
Correspondence re: the C.F.L.F.E. including memo re: Hitchings' dual responsibilities as warehouse manager and secretary-treasurer
1920-1921
Box 1 Folder 7
Miscellaneous correspondence re: C.G.L.F.E.
1922
Box 1 Folder 8
Correspondence re: C.G.L.F.E.
1923
Box 1 Folder 9
Miscellaneous correspondence re: the C.G.L.F.E.
1924
Box 1 Folder 10
Miscellaneous correspondence re: the C.G.L.F.E. including proposed corporation insurance on the life of Mr. H.E. Babcock
1925
Box 1 Folder 11
Miscellaneous correspondence re: the C.G.L.F.E.
1926
Box 1 Folder 12
Miscellaneous correspondence re: the C.G.L.F.E.
1927
Box 1 Folder 13
Miscellaneous correspondence re: the C.G.L.F.E. including H.E. Babcock's letter of resignation
1932, n.d.
Box 2 Folder 1-7
Fiscal papers, largely balance sheets and statements re: the C.G.L.F.E. and Producers' Warehouse & Elevator Company
1921-1927
Box 2 Folder 8
Miscellaneous legal papers re: C.G.L.F.E.
Sept. 2, 1924
Box 2 Folder 9
Miscellaneous fiscal records re: C.G.L.F.E.
1932, n.d.
Box 2 Folder 10
Miscellaneous inventories and statistical data re: the C.G.L.F.E.
1922-1926
Box 2 Folder 11
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
1920-1930
Box 2 Folder 12
Miscellaneous circulars re: the C.G.L.F.E. including "Some Facts about the C.G.L.F.E."
1920-1930, n.d.
Government career (miscellaneous agencies)
Box 3 Folder 1
Correspondence and related items re: the Surplus Marketing Administration, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
1940
Box 3
"Records of Procurement Seeds from America (U.S. & Canada) through the British Food Mission for the Ministry of Agriculture" (oversize)
1941-1947
Box 3 Folder 2
Correspondence and related papers re: seed shipments, Surplus Marketing Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture
1941
Box 3
Marshall Plan Commodities shipped to Europe in 1947 (looseleaf notebook)
1947
Box 3
Notebook containing charge-out cards and code list (1948) of Economic Cooperation Administration (notebook)
1948
Box 3 Folder 3
Statistics on Roumanian corn, Surplus Marketing Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture
n.d.
Box 3 Folder 4
Correspondence and related items re: rice exports, Office of Price Stabilization
1952
Box 3 Folder 5
Miscellaneous records
1948-1952
Box 4 Folder 1-4
Mimeographed material re: the International Cooperation Administration
1955-1957
Box 4 Folder 5
Miscellaneous papers re: the International Farm Youth Exchange
n.d.
Box 4
Correspondence, notes, and mimeograph circulars re: the 1959 National Farm Union's Farm Training Program at Denver (looseleaf ring binder)
1959
Box 3
Miscellaneous grain records (oversize record book without cover)
1948-1949
Series II. Personal, civic, and social papers
Personal
Box 5 Folder 1
R.C. Hitchings, "My Duties for the Past 35 Years" (typescript)
South Onondaga Central School District and Centralized School District #1
Box 5 Folder 2-3
Miscellaneous papers re: the Suth Onondaga Central School District and the Centralized School District #1, including minutes, legal and fiscal records
1930-1934
Americanization League of Syracuse and Onondaga County
Box 5 Folder 4
Reports and correspondence re: the American League of Syracuse and Onondaga County
1921-1927
Miscellaneous speeches
Box 5 Folder 5
1. Who is Fenced In, the Dairyman or the Herd?"
n.d.
Box 5 Folder 5
2. "Fruit Growing as a Business Today"
n.d.
Box 5 Folder 5
3. Untitled
n.d.
Series III. Hitchings family papers
Genealogical records
Box 6 Folder 1
Genealogical records re: the Hitchings Family
n.d.
Miscellaneous family papers
Box 6 Folder 2
Bonds
1871-1929
Box 6 Folder 3
Deeds
1865-1926
Box 6 Folder 4
Mortgages
1853-1931
Box 6 Folder 5
Debate minutes: "Resolved, that the East offers better inducement to young men than the West"
1887
Box 6 Folder 6
Harold R. Hitchings: "Sod Mulch Orchard Management" (ms. book)
n.d.
Box 6
Diary of Grant G. Hitchings (leather covered diary)
Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 1884
Box 6 Folder 7
Miscellaneous papers
n.d.
Box 6 Folder 8
Legal papers re: right of way on the Hitchings Farm
n.d.
Box 6 Folder 9
Miscellaneous photographs
n.d.
Series IV. Hitchings family farm records
Farm accounts
Box 8
Hitchings Account Book, John Hitchings property
Dec. 1, 1808-Apr. 8, 1872
Box 8
Farm Accounts, Labor Records and notes (day book)
1860-1867
Box 7
Personal family accounts (day book)
1877
Box 7
Farm accounts (day book)
1870-1878
Box 7
Farm accounts (day book)
1878-1883
Box 7
Farm accounts (day book)
1884
Box 7
Farm accounts (day book)
1886
Box 7
Farm accounts (day book)
1888
Box 7
Farm accounts (day book)
1889
Box 7
Farm accounts (day book)
1890
Box 7
Farm accounts (day book)
1891-1892
Box 7
Farm accounts (day book)
1895-1896
Box 7
Farm inventory and accounts (day book)
1897
Box 7
Inventory, statement, and farm accounts (day book)
1899-1900
Box 7
Farm accounts (day book)
1903
Box 7
Grant G. Hitchings' inventory, statements, accounts (miscellaneous record book)
1901-1902
Box 7
Farm accounts (day book)
1903-1904
Box 7
Farm accounts (day book)
1904
Box 7
Farm accounts (day book)
1905
Box 7
Farm accounts (day book)
1906
Box 7
Farm accounts (day book)
1907
Box 7
Farm accounts (day book)
1908
Box 7
Farm accounts (day book)
1909
Box 7
Farm accounts (day book)
1910
Box 7
Farm accounts (day book)
1911
Box 7
Farm accounts (day book)
1912
Box 7
Farm accounts (day book)
1913
Box 7
Farm accounts, inventory, and statements (day book)
1914
Box 7
Farm inventory and accounts (day book)
1915
Box 7
Farm inventory and accounts (day book)
1916
Box 7
Miscellaneous accounts and inventory (bound book)
1917
Box 7
Farm accounts (day book)
1918
Box 7
Miscellaneous accounts, inventory (bound book)
1919-1921
Box 7
Farm accounts (day book)
1920
Box 7
Farm accounts (day book)
1921
Box 7
Farm accounts (day book)
1922
Box 7
Farm accounts (day book)
1923
Box 7
Farm accounts (day book)
1924
Box 7
Farm accounts (day book)
1925
Box 7
"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"
1910
Box 7
Grocery accounts (day book)
1924
Labor reports
Box 8
United States Department of Agriculture in Farm Management Investigations ..., Regular Worker's Daily Time Sheet
1910
Box 8
United States Department of Agriculture, Proprietors or Superintendents Daily Labor Report (bound book)
1911
Scrapbooks
Box 1 Folder 8
Two scrapbooks of farm clippings
n.d.
Sod mulch and cultivated orchards experiment
Box 8
Records, Sod mulch and cultivated orchards experiment with Geneva Agricultural Station, Plot A (record book)
1904-1914
Box 8
Records, Sod mulch and cultivated orchards experiment with Geneva Agricultural Station, Plot B (record book)
1904-1914
Box 8
Records, Sod mulch and cultivated orchards experiment with Geneva Agricultural Station, Plot C (record book)
1904-1914
Miscellaneous records
Box 8
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)
1912-1913
Box 8
"Orchards as planted from 1885 to 1930 on page 20" (journal)
1885-1930
Box 8
Farm records, primarily re: daily operation and labor costs (record book)
1914
Box 8
Miscellaneous clippings, apple basket labels, etc.
n.d.
Mapcase
Map of farm of Grant G. Hitchings, Syracuse, New York
1910
Mapcase
Part of farm lot No. 221 Onondaga Reservation, Town of Onondaga, New York (map)
n.d.
Mapcase
Farm plan, G.G. Hitchings, Syracuse, New York (map)
n.d.
Mapcase
Highway survey, Mar. 30, 1930 (map)
1930