Gerrit Smith Miller Papers,1878-1937

Collection Number: 3700

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Gerrit Smith Miller papers, 1878-1937.
Collection Number:
3700
Creator:
Gerrit Smith Miller, 1845-1937.
Quantity:
4 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence and financial records.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Gerrit Smith Miller was a cattle breeder who developed the Holstein-Friesian cattle breeding industry in the United States. He was a member of the New York State Legislature in 1880, and held several other positions as a public official. Collection includes extensive correspondence with his friends and family members.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Gerrit Smith Miller was a cattle breeder who developed the Holstein-Friesian cattle breeding industry in the United States. He was a member of the New York State Legislature in 1880, and held several other positions as a public official.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Includes extensive correspondence with his friends and family members, including his sons and daughters-in-law: Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr. and Anne Gates Miller; Basil Dixwell Miller and June Miller; William DeYough and Bertha F.W. Field; Alfred G. and Daisy Lewis; Edward B. and Lorna Watson; James D'Wolf and Alice Lovett; Hattie Lovett Brooks; Esther B. Owen; Arria D. Owen; Jacob G. Smith (Cornell University Class of 1903); Edith Hamilton White; and many others, which documents his family and social life, as well as his active support of the Piney Woods Country Life School, Livingstone College and Industrial School for Colored Young Men and Women, Tuskegee Institute, and the George Junior Republic. Also, correspondence with Charles H. Baldwin, Frank N. Decker, M.S. Prescott, Jared Van Wagenen, Stanton D. Wicks, and others which documents his varied business interests, mainly his pioneering role in the development of the Holstein Breed of cattle in America and his active participation in the Holstein-Friesian Association of America; and financial records, including receipts and statements relating to household expenses, taxes, investments and charitable contributions, journals recording daily expenses and income, account books showing expenditures for wood and wages, and a ledger giving information on Miller's income.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Miller, Gerrit Smith, 1845-1937.
Baldwin, Charles H.
Brooks, Hattie Lovett.
D'Wolf, James.
Decker, Frank N.
DeYough, William.
Field, Bertha F.W.
Lewis, Alfred G.
Lewis, Daisy.
Lovett, Alice.
Miller, Anne Gates.
Miller, Basil Dixwell.
Miller, Gerrit Smith, Jr.
Miller, June.
Owen, Arria D.
Owen, Esther B.
Prescott, M.S.
Smith, Jacob G.
Van Wagenen, Jared, 1871-1960.
Watson, Edward B.
Watson, Lorna.
White, Edith Hamilton.
Wicks, Stanton D.
George Junior Republic (Freeville, N. Y.).
Holstein-Friesian Association of America.
Livingstone College and Industrial School for Colored Young Men and Women.
Piney Woods School.
Tuskegee Institute.

Subjects:
Education.
Cattle--Breeding.
Animal culture.
Holstein-Friesian cattle.
Cattle breeders.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Gerrit Miller Smith papers, #3700. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Box 1 Folder 1
Correspondence, Sept. 9, 1927 - Dec. 31, 1927 , A-F
Box 1 Folder 2
Correspondence, Sept. 9, 1927 - Dec. 31, 1927 , G-M
Box 1 Folder 3
Correspondence, Sept. 9, 1927 - Dec. 31, 1927 , N-T
Box 1 Folder 4
Correspondence, Sept. 9, 1927 - Dec. 31, 1927 , U-Z
Box 1 Folder 5
Correspondence, Oct. 16, 1931 - Mar. 4, 1932 , A-D
Box 1 Folder 6
Correspondence, Oct. 16, 1931 - Mar. 4, 1932 , E-J
Box 1 Folder 7
Correspondence, Oct. 16, 1931 - Mar. 4, 1932 , K-R
Box 1 Folder 8
Correspondence, Oct. 16, 1931 - Mar. 4, 1932 , S-Z
Box 1 Folder 9
Correspondence, Jan. 1, 1933 - June 10, 1933 , A-D
Box 1 Folder 10
Correspondence, Jan. 1, 1933 - June 10, 1933 , E-J
Box 1 Folder 11
Correspondence, Jan. 1, 1933 - June 10, 1933 , K-M
Box 1 Folder 12
Correspondence, Jan. 1, 1933 - June 10, 1933 , N-T
Box 1 Folder 13
Correspondence, Jan. 1, 1933 - June 10, 1933 , U-Z
Box 1 Folder 14
Correspondence, June 10, 1933 - Feb. 27, 1934 , A-C
Box 1 Folder 15
Correspondence, June 10, 1933 - Feb. 27, 1934 , D-H
Box 1 Folder 16
Correspondence, June 10, 1933 - Feb. 27, 1934 , I-L
Box 1 Folder 17
Correspondence, June 10, 1933 - Feb. 27, 1934 , M-O
Box 1 Folder 18
Correspondence, June 10, 1933 - Feb. 27, 1934 , P-T
Box 1 Folder 19
Correspondence, June 10, 1933 - Feb. 27, 1934 , U-Z
Box 1 Folder 20
Correspondence, Feb. 28, 1934 - Sept. 4, 1934 , A-E
Box 1 Folder 21
Correspondence, Feb. 28, 1934 - Sept. 4, 1934 , F-J
Box 1 Folder 22
Correspondence, Feb. 28, 1934 - Sept. 4, 1934 , K-L
Box 1 Folder 23
Correspondence, Feb. 28, 1934 - Sept. 4, 1934 , M-O
Box 1 Folder 24
Correspondence, Feb. 28, 1934 - Sept. 4, 1934 , P-Z
Box 1 Folder 25
Correspondence, Sept. 1934 - Feb. 1935 , A-F
Box 1 Folder 26
Correspondence, Sept. 1934 - Feb. 1935 , G-L
Box 1 Folder 27
Correspondence, Sept. 1934 - Feb. 1935 , M-O
Box 1 Folder 28
Correspondence, Sept. 1934 - Feb. 1935 , P-Z
Box 2 Folder 1
Correspondence, Feb. 13, 1935 - Aug. 5, 1935 , A-F
Box 2 Folder 2
Correspondence, Feb. 13, 1935 - Aug. 5, 1935 , G-L
Box 2 Folder 3
Correspondence, Feb. 13, 1935 - Aug. 5, 1935 , M-O
Box 2 Folder 4
Correspondence, Feb. 13, 1935 - Aug. 5, 1935 , P-Z
Box 2 Folder 5
Correspondence, 1935 -1936 , A-I
Box 2 Folder 6
Correspondence, 1935 -1936 , J-Z
Box 2 Folder 7
Correspondence, 1935 -1936 , Misc.
Box 2 Folder 8
Correspondence, June 3, 1936 - Oct. 27, 1936 , A-J
Box 2 Folder 9
Correspondence, June 3, 1936 - Oct. 27, 1936 , K-Z
Box 2 Folder 10
Correspondence, June 3, 1936 - Oct. 27, 1936 , Misc.
Box 2 Folder 11
Correspondence, June 3, 1936 - Oct. 27, 1936 , Misc.
Box 2 Folder 12
Correspondence, Oct. 27, 1936 - Feb. 5, 1937 , A-F
Box 2 Folder 13
Correspondence, Oct. 27, 1936 - Feb. 5, 1937 , G-J
Box 2 Folder 14
Correspondence, Oct. 27, 1936 - Feb. 5, 1937 , K-M
Box 2 Folder 15
Correspondence, Oct. 27, 1936 - Feb. 5, 1937 , N-Z
Box 2 Folder 16
Correspondence, Feb. 5, 1937 - Apr. 19, 1937 , A-L
Box 2 Folder 17
Correspondence, Feb. 5, 1937 - Apr. 19, 1937 , M-Z
Box 2 Folder 18
Farm, 1925 -1929 , A-D
Box 2 Folder 19
Farm, 1925 -1929 , E-L
Box 2 Folder 20
Farm, 1925 -1929 , M-Z
Box 2 Folder 21
Fire, 1936
Box 2 Folder 22
Fire, 1936
Box 2 Folder 23
Fire, 1936
Box 2 Folder 24
Income tax returns, 1913 -1927
Box 2 Folder 25
Income tax returns, 1913 -1927
Box 2 Folder 26
Receipts, ca. 1928 -1931 , A-C
Box 2 Folder 27
Receipts, ca. 1928 -1931 , D-F
Box 2 Folder 28
Receipts, ca. 1928 -1931 , G-H
Box 2 Folder 29
Receipts, ca. 1928 -1931 , I-O
Box 3 Folder 1
Receipts, ca. 1928 -1931 , P-Z
Box 3 Folder 2
Receipts, ca. 1930 -1932 , A-C
Box 3 Folder 3
Receipts, ca. 1930 -1932 , D-F
Box 3 Folder 4
Receipts, ca. 1930 -1932 , G-J
Box 3 Folder 5
Receipts, ca. 1930 -1932 , K-R
Box 3 Folder 6
Receipts, ca. 1930 -1932 , S-Z
Box 3 Folder 7
Receipts, 1932 , A-Z
Box 3 Folder 8
Receipts, 1932 -1936 , A-E
Box 3 Folder 9
Receipts, 1932 -1936 , F-K
Box 3 Folder 10
Receipts, 1932 -1936 , L-M
Box 3 Folder 11
Receipts, 1932 -1936 , N-Z
Box 3 Folder 12
Receipts, 1933 -1936 , A-E
Box 3 Folder 13
Receipts, 1933 -1936 , F-K
Box 3 Folder 14
Receipts, 1933 -1936 , L-M
Box 3 Folder 15
Receipts, 1933 -1936 , N-Z
Box 3 Folder 16
Receipts, 1934 -1936 , A-G
Box 3 Folder 17
Receipts, 1934 -1936 , H-M
Box 3 Folder 18
Receipts, 1934 -1936 , N-S
Box 3 Folder 19
Receipts, 1934 -1936 , T-Z
Box 3 Folder 20
Receipts, 1934 -1936 , Misc.
Box 3 Folder 21
Receipts, 1935 -1936 , A-Z
Box 3 Folder 22
Receipts, 1935 -1936 , Misc.
Box 3 Folder 23
Receipts, 1936 -1937 , A-L
Box 4 Folder 1
Receipts, 1936 -1937 , M-Z
Box 4 Folder 2
Receipts, 1936 -1937 , A-J
Box 4 Folder 3
Receipts, 1936 -1937 , K-Z
Box 4 Folder 4
Receipts, 1936 -1937 , Misc.
Box 4
42 diaries: 1878-1881, 1883, 1885, 1891-1893, 1895 -1908 , 1910 -1925 , 1927 -1928 (used for daily accounting)
Account books
Box 4
Wood, ca. 1903 -1904
Box 4
Employment, wages, ca. 1916 -1933
Box 4
Ledger, ca. 1902 -1927 (stocks, bonds, etc.)