Mary Hitchcock Wilde Papers, 1801-1984

Collection Number: 3989

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Mary Hitchcock Wilde papers, 1801-1984.
Collection Number:
3989
Creator:
Mary Hitchcock Wilde.
Quantity:
6.7 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Papers, clippings, publications, writings, correspondence, photographs.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Letters, photographs and photograph albums, writings and genealogical material of Hitchcock-Wilde and related families including Fairbrothers, Frost, Mann, Marvin, Raymond, Reynolds, Stenson, and Waddy.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Mary Hitchcock Wilde, 1905-1984, graduated from the New Jersey College for Women and received a Ph.D. in botany from Cornell University in 1942.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Letters, photographs and photograph albums, writings and genealogical material of Hitchcock-Wilde and related families including Fairbrothers, Frost, Mann, Marvin, Raymond, Reynolds, Stenson, and Waddy. Letters, writings, and papers concern the military career of Captain Stephen Henry Hitchcock (1808-1857) who aided in the Texas war for independence from Mexico and to the land he acquired in Texas. Reynolds family papers (1837-1893) are mainly letters of Mary Ann Hitchcock and her son Lieutenant Edward McDonald. Wilde family papers are from William Raymond Wilde (1861-1926), and Mary Louise Stenson Wilde (1883-1959), parents of Mary Hitchcock Wilde.
Papers of Mary Hitchcock Wilde include writings as a child; student writings published in The Budget, school magazine of The Vail-Deane School in Elizabeth, N.J.; other published and unpublished writings; personal correspondence; financial records; and correspondence with Arthur Johnson Eames, and other botanists in regard to research on gymnosperms; also, correspondence and records pertaining to the Eames Memorial Fund; and photographs of Wilde's furnishings used as an inventory after her death. In addition, there are diplomas, certificates, indentures, calling cards, greeting cards, auction catalogs, and other memorabilia.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Wilde, Mary Hitchcock.
Eames, Arthur Johnson, 1881-
Fairbrothers family.
Frost family.
Hitchcock family.
Hitchcock, Mary Ann.
Hitchcock, Stephen Henry.
Mann family.
Marvin family.
McDonald, Edward.
Raymond family.
Reynolds family.
Stenson family.
Waddy family.
Wilde family.
Wilde, Mary Louise Stenson.
Wilde, William Raymond.
Cornell University.
New Jersey College for Women.
Vail-Deane School.

Subjects:
Family--New Jersey--Bayonne.
Gymnosperms.
Botany.
Children's writings.
Botanists.
Women scientists.

Places:
Texas--History--Revolution, 1835-1836.

Form and Genre Terms:
Photographs.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Mary Hitchcock Wilde papers, #3989. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Papers of Hitchcock, Reynolds, Wilde Families
Boxes 1-4
Series II. Mary Hitchcock Wilde Papers
Boxes 5-7
Series III. Hitchcock-Wilde Family Photographs and Other Items
Boxes 8-20, mapcase

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
William M. Hitchcock - Masonic Certificate
1801
Box 1 Folder 2
Hitchcock Family Papers
1823-1839
Box 1 Folder 3
Hitchcock Family Papers
1840-1853
Box 1 Folder 4
Hitchcock Family Papers
n.d.
Box 1 Folder 5
Letters re Stephen Henry Hitchcok's Military Career (recommendations, etc.)
1834-1842
Box 1 Folder 6
List of Volunteers to Aid Texas under command of Capt. S. Henry Hitchcock
1835
Box 1 Folder 7
Commissions, etc. - Texas Army Muster Roll, Second Company raised in New York City
1836-1844,1851
Box 1 Folder 8
S. Henry Hitchcock Letters
1825-1842,1856
Box 1 Folder 9
S. Henry Hitchcock Letters to Father, William M. Hitchcock
1839-1841
Box 1 Folder 10
S. Henry Hitchcock re Texas land
1840-1857,n.d.
Box 1 Folder 11
S. Henry Hitchcock Writings
Box 1 Folder 12
Cornelia Hitchcock Liborius
1824-1877
Box 1 Folder 13
Clara Hitchcock Flanders
1857-1918
Box 1 Folder 14
Emily Hitchcock Letters
1846-1865,Undated
Box 1 Folder 15
Emily Hitchcock calling cards, copper plate
Box 1 Folder 16
Emily Hitchcock copy and composition books and clippings
1857
Box 2 Folder 1
Reynolds Family Papers
1837-1849
Box 2 Folder 2
Reynolds Family Papers
Jan. 1850-July 1850
Box 2 Folder 3
Reynolds Family Papers
Aug. 1850-Dec. 1850
Box 2 Folder 4
Reynolds Family Papers
1851-1864
Box 2 Folder 5
Reynolds Family Papers
1860-1864,Undated
Box 2 Folder 6
Reynolds Family Papers
1882-1893
Box 2 Folder 7
Reynolds, Wilde, etc. - miscellaneous
Box 2 Folder 8
Wilde Family
1840-1903,Undated
Box 2 Folder 9
William B. Wild(e) Sketchbook
1853
Box 2 Folder 10
William B. Wild(e) Music
Box 2 Folder 11
Wilde Family Miscellaneous
Box 2 Folder 12
William R. Wilde re S.H. Hitchcock heirs, land
1904-1906
Box 2 Folder 13
William R. Wilde Letters
1904-1910, Undated
Box 2 Folder 14
William R. Wilde Miscellaneous
Box 3 Folder 1
Wilde Honeymoon Scrapbook
1904
Box 3 Folder 2
Mr. and Mrs. William R. Wilde
1904-1919
Box 3 Folder 3
Mr. and Mrs. William R. Wilde and Mary Hitchcock Wilde
Box 3 Folder 4
William R. Wilde - Will
1920-1926
Box 3 Folder 5
William R. Wilde - Poetry, book list
Box 3 Folder 6
Mary Louise Stenson Wilde and Mary
138-1943
Box 3 Folder 7
Mary Louise and Mary
1952-1984
Box 3 Folder 8
Stenson Whitney Rogers - Will, genealogy, notes
Box 3 Folder 9
Notes: Waddy, Wilde Families
Box 3 Folder 10
George A. Waddy: Will, obituaries
Box 3 Folder 11
Cards, bookmarks, etc. - hand-crafted
Box 4 Folder 1
"Heirlooms and Objects of Interest"
Box 4 Folder 2
Miscellaneous: Greeting Cards, etc.
Box 4 Folder 3
"Texas Centinel" newspaper
September 9, 1841
Box 4 Folder 4
"The Grand Army of the Republic"
July 1867
Box 4 Folder 5
Staten Island - history (clippings)
1890, 1893, 1894
Box 4 Folder 6
Miscellaneous clippings
1836, 1844, 1865, 1881
Box 4 Folder 7
"Exculpation of U.S. Marine Corps in Mexico," Major John G. Reynolds - clippings
1916
Box 4 Folder 8-12
Genealogical Material
Writings
Box 5 Folder 1
Vail-Deane Budget (school publication), Vol. XXII no. 3, June 1919
1919
Box 5 Folder 1
Vail-Deane Budget (school publication), Vol. XXIII no. 2,Apr. 1920
1920
Box 5 Folder 1
Vail-Deane Budget (school publication), Vol. XXV no. 3, June 1921
1921
Box 5 Folder 2
Vail-Deane Budget (school publication), Vol. XXVI no. 3, June 1922
1922
Box 5 Folder 2
Vail-Deane Budget (school publication), Vol. XXVII no. 1, Dec. 1922
1922
Box 5 Folder 2
Vail-Deane Budget (school publication), Vol. XXVII no. 2, Apr. 1923
1923
Box 5 Folder 3
Vail-Deane Budget (school publication), Vol. XXVII no. 3, June 1923
1923
Box 5 Folder 3
Vail-Deane Budget (school publication), Vol. XXVIII no. 2, Marc. 1924
1924
Box 5 Folder 3
Vail-Deane Budget (school publication), Vol. XXVIII no. 3, May 1924
1924
Box 5 Folder 4
Vail-Deane Budget (school publication), Vol. XXIX no. 1, Dec. 1924
1924
Box 5 Folder 4
Vail-Deane Budget (school publication), Vol. XXIX no. 2, Mar. 1925
1925
Box 5 Folder 4
Vail-Deane Budget (school publication), Vol. XXIX no. 3, May 1925
1925
Box 5 Folder 5
Vail-Deane Budget (school publication), Vol. XXX no. 1, Dec. 1925
1925
Box 5 Folder 5
Vail-Deane Budget (school publication), Vol. XXX no. 2, Mar. 1926
1926
Box 5 Folder 5
Vail-Deane Budget (school publication), Vol. XXX no. 3, May 1926
1926
Box 5 Folder 6
"My Life," 1920 - Story of young daughter of "Earl of Arundel," illustrated with photographs of dolls
1920
Box 5 Folder 7
"Literary Accomplishments Book II" with some illustrations (drawings)
1919-1923
Box 5 Folder 8
"Literary Accomplishments Book III" with some illustrations (drawings)
1923-1925
Box 5 Folder 9
"Memoirs of a Young Girl"
Aug. 1924
Box 5 Folder 10
"Dream Divine," with Mr. Burrows' Criticism
1933-1934
Box 5 Folder 11
"Covenant with Time," original illuminated manuscript
1934
Box 5 Folder 12
Story 1 - The Dream Divine
1936
Box 5 Folder 13
Lesson 1
1936
Box 5 Folder 14
Story 2 - Behind the Fog
1936
Box 5 Folder 15
Lesson 2
1936
Box 5 Folder 16
Story 3 - The Empty Room, Dr. Hodett's and Mr.Bower's Criticism
1936
Box 5 Folder 17
Lesson 3
1936
Box 5 Folder 18
Lesson 4
1936
Box 5 Folder 19
Story 4 - Mademoiselle
1936
Box 5 Folder 20
Manuscript of Wilde - New Jersey College
c. 1936
Box 5 Folder 21
English H3 - Carbon copies of lessons and letters to Dr. Hodett
1936-1937
Box 5 Folder 22
Flight of the Sparrow
1937
Box 5 Folder 23
Knight of the Lost Cause
1937
Box 5 Folder 24
Notes for Children of Earth part 1
Box 5 Folder 25
Notes for Children of Earth part 2
Box 5 Folder 26
Notes for Children of Earth part 3
Box 5 Folder 27
Notes for Children of Earth
Box 5 Folder 28
Notes for Children of Earth
Box 5 Folder 29
Manuscript: Children of Earth Chapter I, II
Box 5 Folder 30
Manuscript: Children of Earth Chapter III, IV
Box 5 Folder 31
Manuscript: Children of Earth Chapter V, plus
Box 5 Folder 32
Thoughts - pen and ink drawings
Box 5 Folder 33
Reference notes for book "To Be What I Desire" (Esse Quod Opto)
Box 5 Folder 34
Gleanings - manuscripts, drawings, etc.
Box 5 Folder 35
Poems
Personal Papers
Box 5 Folder 36
Transcripts
1930-1937
Box 5 Folder 37
Membership in honor societies
1930-1950
Box 5 Folder 38
Record of Training
1954
Box 5 Folder 39
New Jersey College for Women, etc.
Box 6 Folder 1
Correspondence
1940-1948
Box 6 Folder 2
Letters - Alice Sadtler
1948-1983
Box 6 Folder 3
Postal cards to (Aunt) Rosalie C. Wilde during Mary's European trip to Botanical Congress
1950
Box 6 Folder 4
Botanical Congress
1950
Box 6 Folder 5
Letters - Dr. Vivia B. Appleton - also, A Doctor's Letters from China Fifty Years Ago, by Appleton
1971-1977
Box 6 Folder 6
Passports
1950, 1964
Box 6 Folder 7
Postal Cards - trip to West Indies
Box 6 Folder 8
"Business Letters" and miscellany
Box 6 Folder 9
"Business Letters" and miscellany
Box 6 Folder 10
Christmas Cards
1983
Box 6 Folder 11
Estate, Will
Box 6 Folder 12
Obituaries, biography, material related to memorial service
1984
Box 6 Folder 13
Papers related to cemetery plots, Staten Island
Box 6 Folder 14
"Shell on Windows," 5 Cornell Walk
1966
Box 6 Folder 15
Landscape Planting Plan, 5 Cornell Walk
1967
Box 6 Folder 16
House - correspondence, plans, blueprints
1966-1967
Box 6 Folder 17
Travel Itineraries - Historic Ithaca
1979-1982
Box 6 Folder 18
"Among maps and papers that she took with her on vacation to Florida"
1984
Financial Papers and Miscellaneous
Box 6 Folder 19
"Library Catalogue and values - partial list of furniture"
1913-1918
Box 6 Folder 20
Disposal of property
1984
Box 6 Folder 21-24
"Christie's Auction Catalog: Sale of Mary's antique furniture and silver, Japanese prints, Chinese porcelains, fine old furnishings"
Box 6 Folder 25
Blue Cross and Medicare
Box 6 Folder 26
Blue Cross Instructions
Box 6 Folder 27
Sigma Xi Hospital Insurance - claims
Box 6 Folder 28
Sigma Xi Hospital Insurance Plan
Box 6 Folder 29
Social Security
Box 6 Folder 30
TIAA
Box 6 Folder 31
Books- Bills
Box 6 Folder 32
Bills, receipts
1969,1970
Box 6 Folder 33
Bills, receipts
1970
Box 6 Folder 34
Bills, receipts
1971
Box 6 Folder 35
Bills, receipts
1972
Box 6 Folder 36
Bills, receipts
1973
Box 6 Folder 37
Bills, receipts
1974
Box 6 Folder 38
Bills, receipts
1975
Box 6 Folder 39
Bills, receipts
1976-1977
Box 6 Folder 40
Bills, receipts
1978
Box 6 Folder 41
Bills, receipts
1979
Box 6 Folder 42
Bills, receipts
1980
Box 6 Folder 43
Bills, receipts
1981
Box 6 Folder 44
Bills, receipts
1982
Box 6 Folder 45
Miscellany
Box 6 Folder 46
Miscellany and Irish Postal Cards - souvenirs from The Irish Industrial Exposition
1905
Box 6 Folder 47
Miscellaneous - Texas Western College, El Paso
Box 6 Folder 48
Miscellaneous
Box 6 Folder 49
Stocks, bonds, etc.
Eames-Wilde Research
Box 7 Folder 1
Report of the Opening of the Botanical Laboratories, University of Toronto; also, letters from R.B. Thompson
1927, 1932
Box 7 Folder 2
Conifers - correspondence
1942-1955
Box 7 Folder 3
Eames - Letters to Wilde
1943-1951
Box 7 Folder 4
Eames: "Gymnosperms" Introductory Preface, early draft, correspondence
1946-1970
Box 7 Folder 5
Eames: retirement program
1949
Box 7 Folder 6
Eames: Gynmosperm correspondence
1962-1966
Box 7 Folder 7
Carl Wilson's tribute to Eames
1967
Box 7 Folder 8
Eames: biographical material
1969
Box 7 Folder 9
Eames: biography by Wilde
1969
Arthur Johnson Eames Memorial Fund
Box 7 Folder 10
Eames Botanical Preserve
1969-1970
Box 7 Folder 11
Eames Botanical Preserve
1971
Box 7 Folder 12
Eames Memorial Fund
1972-1983
Box 7 Folder 13
Eames Memorial Fund records
1969
Box 7 Folder 14
Eames Memorial Fund records
1969-1977
Box 7 Folder 15
Eames Memorial Fund records
Box 7 Folder 16
Natural Areas Sub-committee
1976-1983
Box 7 Folder 17
Dr. Vivia Appleton
1971
Box 7 Folder 18
Dr. Vivia Appleton - news clippings
Box 7 Folder 19
Dr. Lawrence H. MacDaniels
1983
Box 7 Folder 20
Photographs
Box 7 Folder 21
News clippings - proposed route 13 and others
Eames-Wilde Research
Box 8 Folder 1
William Raymond Wilde (?)
1892-1896
Box 8 Folder 2
"Pictures of Ireland taken Apr. 1901"
1901
Box 8 Folder 3
William Raymond Wilde pre-1905
Undated
Box 8 Folder 4
"Mary Hitchcock Wilde - Daughter of Mary Louise and William Raymond Wilde"
1905-1913
Box 8 Folder 5
Wilde Family
1915-1922
Box 8 Folder 6
Mary Hitchcock Wilde
1924-1935
Box 8 Folder 7
"My School-Day Memory Book," inscribed "Mother to Sweetness"
1925-1962
Other Items
Box 8 Folder 8
Pamphlet: A Conclusive Exculpation of the Marine Corps in Mexico... by Brevet-Major John G. Reynolds
1852
Box 8 Folder 9
Navy Register of the United States
1855
Box 8 Folder 10
Receipt Book - William Mann Hitchcock
1809-1825
Box 8 Folder 11
William R. Wilde Diary
1892-1935
Box 20
Keepsake box fashioned as Shakespeare's Comedies containing holiday greetings and other miscellaneous items
Wilde-Hitchcock and Related Families Photographs
Box 9
Family Photographs: Fairbrothers, Rogers, Stenson, Waddy
Box 10
Family Photographs: Flanders, Frost, Hitchcock, Reynolds, Stenson, Wilde; also, Long Island, homes
Box 11
Family Photographs: Frost, Hitchcock, Raymond, Wilde; also homes
Box 12
Glass-frame Photographs: Frost, Hitchcock, Wilde - FRAGILE
Box 13
Daguerreotypes, framed photos, glass negatives: Dallimore, Flanders, Hitchcock, Raymond, Reynolds, Salmon, Stenson, Vail, Wilde - FRAGILE
Box 14
Mary H. Wilde photographs re botany, Cornell University, etc.
Box 15
Mary H. Wilde photographs and slides
Box 16
Mary H. Wilde - photographs of 5 Cornell Walk, and of furnishings, used as inventory
Photographs, Certificates and other, rolled
Box 17 Folder 1
Naturalization Papers - William Basil Wild(e)
1880
Box 17 Folder 2
Certificate of Marriage - William Stenson and Lucia Laura Waddy
1883
Box 17 Folder 3
Certificate - Mary Louise Stenson - American Flag House and Betsy Ross Memorial Association
1899
Box 17 Folder 4
Certificate of Marriage - William Raymond
1904
Box 17 Folder 5
Certificate - William R. Wilde - The Lincoln Farm Association
1906
Box 17 Folder 6
Certificate/Diploma - Vail-Deane School
1926
Box 17 Folder 7
Navigational Chart - Kill Van Kull, NY-NJ
1917
Box 17 Folder 8
Photograph - Vail Deane School group
1921
Box 17 Folder 9
Photograph - Botanical Society Banquet
1940
Box 17 Folder 10
Citation and Certificate - Phi Beta Kappa
1946
Box 17 Folder 11
Set Up of "In Memoriam" (Mary H. Wilde)
1984
Box 17 Folder 12
Register of Pedigree - Hitchcock Family
Box 18
Mary Hitchcock Wilde postal cards and commercial slides
Box 19
Scapulary "found in the chapel attached to the church situated at 'Hacienda Tacubuya'..." - see description in 2-6; Bead bag brought from either Texas or Mexico, see description in 1-8
Mapcase Folder 1 Folder 1
The Decalogue written by Stephen H. Hitchcock, Dec. 25, 1820
1820
Mapcase Folder 2
Muster roll of men under S. Henry Hitchcock
1837
Mapcase Folder 3
Indentures - Texas
1842, 1846, 1855
Mapcase Folder 4
Indenture - John Hinton-Esther Wild, St. George Hanover Square, County of Middlesex
1823
Mapcase Folder 5
Co. E. 13 - Regiment - Resolution of Condolence: Ernest Liborius, Brooklyn, NY, killed by mine explosion in attack on Petersburg, Va. New York Herald, Nov. 1864
1864
Mapcase Folder 6
Rutgers-New Jersey College Diploma
1930
Mapcase Folder 7
Rutgers-New Jersey College Diploma
1932
Mapcase Folder 8
Cornell University Ph.D. Diploma
1942