Cynthia Westcott Papers,1922-1983

Collection Number: 4095

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Cynthia Westcott papers, 1922-1983.
Collection Number:
4095
Creator:
Cynthia, Westcott 1898-1983
Quantity:
4.9 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, periodicals, newspapers, notes, manuscripts, line drawings, scrapbooks, photographs, and appointment books.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Business correspondence with publishing companies, with periodicals and newspapers relating to books and articles written by Westcott, and with nurseries about test roses and other plants; general correspondence; some family correspondence; research notes for books and articles; papers related to the American Rose Foundation and Society; manuscripts of talks given to Garden Clubs of America and other organizations; correspondence with and about the author of SILENT SPRING, Rachel Carson; line drawings used as book illustrations; scrapbooks of newsclippings and articles; photographs; Rose Day guest lists; and appointment books.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Cynthia Westcott received her Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from Cornell University in 1932. She lectured for the Garden Clubs of America and other organizations, and she wrote books and newspaper columns, including the 1937 book THE PLANT DOCTOR; THE GARDENERS BUG BOOK; AND PLANT DISEASE HANDBOOK.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Business correspondence with publishing companies, with periodicals and newspapers relating to books and articles written by Westcott, and with nurseries about test roses and other plants; general correspondence; some family correspondence; research notes for books and articles; papers related to the American Rose Foundation and Society; manuscripts of talks given to Garden Clubs of America and other organizations; correspondence with and about the author of SILENT SPRING, Rachel Carson; line drawings used as book illustrations; scrapbooks of newsclippings and articles; photographs; Rose Day guest lists; and appointment books.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Westcott, Cynthia,1898-1983
Carson, Rachel, 1907-1964.
American Rose Foundation.
Garden Clubs of America.

Subjects:
Botany.
Plant diseases.
Gardening.
Plants.
Botanists.
Authors.

Form and Genre Terms:
Drawings.
Photographs.
Scrapbooks.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Cynthia Westcott papers, #4095. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Papers
Box 1 Folder 1
Cynthia Westcott Christmas Letters
1945-1973
Box 1 Folder 2
C.W. Personal (miscellaneous)
1945-1974
Box 1 Folder 3
C.W. Term Paper
1922
Box 1 Folder 4
Westcott Family Correspondence
1951-1978
Box 1 Folder 5
General Correspondence
1933
Box 1 Folder 6
General Correspondence
1946, 1949
Box 1 Folder 7
General Correspondence
1950
Box 1 Folder 8
General Correspondence
1951-1952
Box 1 Folder 9
General Correspondence
1953-1956
Box 1 Folder 10
General Correspondence
1957-1959
Box 1 Folder 11
General Correspondence
1960-1969
Box 1 Folder 12
General Correspondence
1970-1976
Box 1 Folder 13
General Correspondence
1977-1979
Box 1 Folder 14
General Correspondence
1980
Box 1 Folder 15
General Correspondence
1981-1983
Box 1 Folder 16
Undated General Correspondence
Box 1 Folder 17
Tributes to C.W.
1975
Box 1 Folder 18
Miscellaneous Papers
Box 1 Folder 19
Alampi, Phil and Ruth W. Correspondence
1953-1964
Box 1 Folder 20
Jenkins, Anna E. Correspondence
1957-1959
Box 1 Folder 21
Johnson, Eileen and Ena Lewcock Correspondence
1934-1956
Box 1 Folder 22
Rogick, Mary Dora Correspondence
1957-1961
Box 1 Folder 23
Van Slogteren, D.H.M. Correspondence
1946-1958
Box 1 Folder 24
Viehmeyer, Glenn Correspondence
1959
Box 1 Folder 25
Whetzel, Herbert H. Correspondence
1929-1942
Box 1 Folder 26
Azaleas
1940-1950
Box 1 Folder 27
Azaleas
1944-1962
Box 1 Folder 28
Azaleas
1944-1966
Box 1 Folder 29
Camellias
1945-1957
Box 1 Folder 30
Roses
1928-1931
Box 1 Folder 31
Roses
1943-1968
Box 1 Folder 32
Rose Day
1955
Box 1 Folder 33
Rose Research
1957-1967
Box 1 Folder 34
Rose Mildew
1960-1962
Box 1 Folder 35
Roses
1962-1980
Box 1 Folder 36
Roses: USDA Fragrance and Breeding
1962-1970
Box 1 Folder 37
Armstrong Nurseries
1947-1959
Box 1 Folder 38
Armstrong Nurseries
1960-1977
Box 1 Folder 39
Conrad-Pyle Company
1957-1964
Box 1 Folder 40
Jackson and Perkins Company
1955-1959
Box 1 Folder 41
Jackson and Perkins Compan
1960-1976
Box 1 Folder 42
Other Nurseries
1956-1977
Box 1 Folder 43
The American Home
1950-1956
Box 1 Folder 44
Flower and Garden
1958-1964
Box 1 Folder 45
Flower Grower
191950, 1960, 1961
Box 1 Folder 46
New York Times Correspondence
1956-1976
Box 1 Folder 47
New York Times Articles
1957-1964
Box 1 Folder 48
New York Times Articles
1965-1976
Box 1 Folder 49
"OPEN" (Ornamental Plants Entomologists Newsletter)
1978-1981
Box 1 Folder 50
Articles and Talks
1955-1970
Box 2 Folder 1
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
1950-1979
Box 2 Folder 2
Montclair Garden Center
1952-1963
Box 2 Folder 3
Springdale Garden Club
1964-1978
Box 2 Folder 4
Garden Clubs Talks and Miscellaneous
1951-1967
Box 2 Folder 5
Biological Control
1952-1960
Box 2 Folder 6
Biological Control
1959-1960, n.d.
Box 2 Folder 7
Pests, Pesticides, Biological Control
1961-1973
Box 2 Folder 8
Pesticides, Silent Spring
1963
Box 2 Folder 9
Pesticides
1959-1963
Box 2 Folder 10
Equipment Companies
1933-1958
Box 2 Folder 11
Geigy Agricultural Chemicals
1959
Box 2 Folder 12
Plant Disease, Pesticides
1958-1983
Box 2 Folder 13
Plant Disease, Pesticides
1959-1982
Box 2 Folder 14
Entymology Research
1961-1972
Box 2 Folder 15
All-American Rose Selections, Inc.
1959-1978
Box 2 Folder 16
American Rose Foundation Research Projects
c. 1960-1970
Box 2 Folder 17
ARF Research
1961-1972
Box 2 Folder 18
ARF Research Committee Reports
1954-1967
Box 2 Folder 19
ARF Research
1952-1977
Box 2 Folder 20
ARF Research
1958-1966
Box 2 Folder 21
American Rose Society
1960-1965
Box 2 Folder 22
ARS
1967-1975
Box 2 Folder 23
ARF
1967-1980
Box 2 Folder 24
ARF Research, Minnesota
1968-1975
Box 2 Folder 25
ARF
1970
Box 2 Folder 26
ARF Research Reports
1970-1971
Box 2 Folder 27
ARF - Wills, Dr. Gamble, etc.
1977
Box 2 Folder 28
Bug Book Letters
1946-1947
Box 2 Folder 29
Bool Letters
1950-1958
Box 2 Folder 30
Rose Book Letters
1951-1952
Box 2 Folder 31
Bug Book Research
1954-1955
Box 2 Folder 32
Bug Book Names
1954-1964
Box 2 Folder 33
Massachusettes Experiment Station, re: book
1957-1961
Box 2 Folder 34
Are You the Garden's Worst Pest?
1961
Box 2 Folder 35
Bug Book
1967-1968
Box 2 Folder 36
Bug Book
1971-1972
Box 2 Folder 37
Doubleday and Company, Inc.
1954-1955
Box 2 Folder 38
Doubleday and Company, Inc.
1955-1956
Box 2 Folder 39
Doubleday and Company, Inc.
1956
Box 2 Folder 40
Doubleday and Company, Inc.
1958-1961
Box 2 Folder 41
Doubleday and Company, Inc.
1958-1961
Box 2 Folder 42
Doubleday and Company, Inc.
1961-1962
Box 2 Folder 43
Doubleday and Company, Inc.
1963-1964
Box 3 Folder 1
Doubleday and Company, Inc.
1964-1965
Box 3 Folder 2
Doubleday and Company, Inc.
1969-1973
Box 3 Folder 3
Doubleday and Company, Inc.
1971-1980
Box 3 Folder 4
Grolier, Inc.
1959-1963
Box 3 Folder 5
Grolier, Inc.
1978
Box 3 Folder 6
J.B. Lippincott Company
1941-1949
Box 3 Folder 7
J.B. Lippincott Company
1950
Box 3 Folder 8
J.B. Lippincott Company
1951-1961
Box 3 Folder 9
G.P. Putnam's Sons
1961-1962
Box 3 Folder 10
Frederick A. Stokes Company
1936-1940
Box 3 Folder 11
D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc.
1940-1948
Box 3 Folder 12
D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc.
1949
Box 3 Folder 13
D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc.
1950
Box 3 Folder 14
D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc.
1951
Box 3 Folder 15
D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc.
1952
Box 3 Folder 16
D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc.
1953
Box 3 Folder 17
D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc.
1954
Box 3 Folder 18
D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc.
1955
Box 3 Folder 19
D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc.
1956
Box 3 Folder 20
D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc.
1957
Box 3 Folder 21
D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc.
1958
Box 3 Folder 22
D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc.
1959
Box 3 Folder 23
D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc.
1960-1961
Box 3 Folder 24
D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc.
1963-1965
Box 3 Folder 25
D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc.
1964-1965
Box 3 Folder 26
D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc.
1965-1971
Box 3 Folder 27
D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc.
1971-1980
Box 3 Folder 28
Book Royalties
1962-1966
Box 3 Folder 29
Book Illustrations (line drawings)
1953, 1957
Box 3 Folder 30
Book Illustrations (line drawings)
n.d.
Box 3 Folder 31
Book Illustrations (line drawings)
n.d.
Box 3 Folder 32
Book Illustrations (line drawings)
1964
Box 3 Folder 33
Scrapbooks: Westcott Columns and Articles
1937, 1938
Box 3 Folder 34
Scrapbooks: Westcott Columns and Articles
1937, 1938
Box 4
Illustrations
Box 5
Photographs
Box 6
Diaries; Rose Day Guest Lists (1950, 1953, 1958); Notes on Rose Gardens and Tests; scrapbooks (mostly clippings); News Clippings
1934-1959