George W. Remaily Papers,1950-2000.

Collection Number: 6665

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
George W. Remaily papers, 1970-2000.
Collection Number:
6665
Creator:
George W.(George Washington), Remaily 1912-2004.
Quantity:
7 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, Publications, Research Materials
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Correspondence, extensive grape breeding notes and notebooks, drawings of grape plants, drawings and sketches for wine labels for the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Geneva Cellars. Includes rootstock and grape information from the U.S., Georgia (in the former U.S.S.R.), France, and Germany. Information about his Hammondsport vineyard.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

George W. Remaily was a viticulturist, notably of winter hardy table grapes. He studied at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 1933-35 and was known as a landscape artist before he was recognized as a viticulturist. In the 1960s he moved with his wife to Hammondsport N.Y. from Bucks County, Pa., in order to continue grape breeding experiments and to collaborate with staff at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, N.Y. Over the course of his life and well into his 80s, he collected over 2000 cultivars on both his Pennsylvania and New York properties to use for his many crosses. The focus of his work was crossing Vinifera seedless table grapes varieties with native seedless varieties in order to create winter hardy seedless table grapes. This accomplishment was a first in viticulture. His vineyard had a large collection of American, Asian and European hybrids, comprising a collection of root stock used throughout the world. For many years, he was associated with the Experiment Station at Geneva, where a vast collection of his originations were evaluated, resulting in such named varieties as Einsett Seedless, Marquis (currently in Stark catalog), and Remaily Seedless. During his tenure with the station, as the leading authority on indigenous species, he was invited to write a paper for the United Nations defining grape germ plasm.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Correspondence, extensive grape breeding notes and notebooks, drawings of grape plants, drawings and sketches for wine labels for the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Geneva Cellars. Includes rootstock and grape information from the U.S., Georgia (in the former U.S.S.R.), France, and Germany. Information about his Hammondsport vineyard. Many slides of grapes and vineyard as well.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Remaily, George W.1912-2004.
Einset, John, 1915-
McGrew, John R.(John Roberts), 1923-
Olmo, H. P.(Harold Paul), 1909-2006.
Wellington, R.(Richard), b. 1884.
New York State Agricultural Experiment Station.

Subjects:
Table grapes.
Viticulture--Europe.
Fruit.
Germplasm resources.
Grape industry--New York (State).
Grapes.
Plant breeding.
Plant genetics.
Plants
Viticulture--New York (State).
Wine and wine making.

Places:
Hammondsport (N.Y.).


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
George W. Remaily papers, #6665. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
Folder titles are often derived from original folder titles, though in some cases they are not descriptive of all the material in the folder. Original folder order has, for the most part, been maintained. Order seems somewhat random. In some cases no folder title or theme could be established these items are labeled as miscellaneous. Remaily reused many pieces of paper for notes so sometimes the fronts and backs of notes are not related.

RELATED MATERIALS

Forms part of the Eastern Wine and Grape Archive. (EWGA)
See collection #6695 for a large photo of the Remaily Seedless grape.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Bibliography
Box 1 Folder 2
Weather maps etc.
Box 1 Folder 3
Addresses
Box 1 Folder 4
Association Nationale Technique Pour L'amerlioration del la Viticulture. Vassal L'espiguette. Claude Valat.
Box 1 Folder 5
Articles
Box 1 Folder 6
1998
Box 1 Folder 7
Postentry quarantine permits
Box 1 Folder 8
Articles
Box 1 Folder 9
Origins of Horticulture and Agriculture
Box 1 Folder 10
S. S. Negi and H. P. Olmo
Box 1 Folder 11
Articles
Box 1 Folder 12
Propagation: Media, Systems, etc.
Box 1 Folder 13
Dwarfs - grafting of root stock
Box 1 Folder 14
Propagation - Grafting
Box 1 Folder 15
Grafting
Box 1 Folder 16
Viticulture of Eastern North America - Einset
Box 1 Folder 17
Botanical drawings
Box 1 Folder 18
Wine labels
Box 1 Folder 19
Hormone - Japanese cucumber
Box 1 Folder 20
Physiology
Box 1 Folder 21
Anthocyans of Grape Juice and Wine
Box 1 Folder 22
Articles
Box 1 Folder 23
Dwarfing
Box 1 Folder 24
Belstville
Box 1 Folder 25
Fertilizers
Box 1 Folder 26
Records R
Box 1 Folder 27
Records
Box 1 Folder 28
Vineland
Box 1 Folder 29
Forms
Box 1 Folder 30
Pathology
Box 1 Folder 31
Pomona
Box 1 Folder 32
Articles
Box 1 Folder 33
Grape - Cooperative Extension
Box 1 Folder 34
Ampelography
Box 1 Folder 35
Books
Box 1 Folder 36
Ampelography
Box 1 Folder 37
Grape culture
Box 1 Folder 38
Grafting
Box 1 Folder 39
Genetic engineering
Box 1 Folder 40
V. amurensis
Box 1 Folder 41
Rootstocks
Box 1 Folder 42
Geilweilerhof
Box 1 Folder 43
Alleweldt
Box 1 Folder 44
Correspondence
Box 1 Folder 45
California repository
Box 1 Folder 46
California vinifera
Box 1 Folder 47
Finger Lakes grape crate labels
Box 1 Folder 48
Articles
Box 1 Folder 49
Articles
Box 1 Folder 50
Hybridization
Box 1 Folder 51
Breeding
Box 1 Folder 52
Breeding
Box 1 Folder 53
Particulate analysis of species of vitis
Box 1 Folder 54
Misc. notes
Box 1 Folder 55
Misc. notes and articles
Box 1 Folder 56
Misc. articles
Box 1 Folder 57
Misc. grape notes
Box 1 Folder 58
Scientific publications, lectures, Olmo, Barrett
Box 1 Folder 59
Items removed from books and list of books removed from collection.
Box 1 Folder 60
Design art notes
Box 2 Folder 1
Letters
Box 2 Folder 2
Ronald M. Peterson correspondence
Box 2 Folder 3
Publications
Box 2 Folder 4
German varieties and breeding
Box 2 Folder 5
"Trace Elements in the Soil" by Firman E. Bear
Box 2 Folder 6
Angel A Gargiulo article
Box 2 Folder 7
New York State Fruit Testing Association
Box 2 Folder 8
Wine and grape articles and clippings
Box 2 Folder 9
Soil, compost
Box 2 Folder 10
Misc. articles and clippings
Box 2 Folder 11
Grape Cultivar Marquis U.S. Patent 11012
Box 2 Folder 12
Varieties
Box 2 Folder 13
Repository
Box 2 Folder 14
Chinese orchards
Box 2 Folder 15
Jack Schulze and Associates
Box 2 Folder 16
Letters
Box 2 Folder 17
Letters
Box 2 Folder 18
Correspondence
1974-1975
Box 2 Folder 19
Root
Box 2 Folder 20
Correspondence
Box 2 Folder 21
Natural selection
Box 2 Folder 22
Misc. notes
Box 2 Folder 23
Articles
Box 2 Folder 24
Notes
Box 2 Folder 25
Potting
Box 2 Folder 26
Grape
Box 2 Folder 27
Vinifera Islamic Afghanistan
Box 2 Folder 28
Written breeding notes
Box 2 Folder 29
Remaily experimental vineyard
1989
Box 2 Folder 30
Biography of George M. Darrow
Box 2 Folder 31
Hormone regulation
Box 2 Folder 32
Records
1998
Box 2 Folder 33
Correspondence 1968
Box 2 Folder 34
Natural selection, systematics, taxonomy
Box 2 Folder 35
Species
Box 2 Folder 36
B-1988
Box 2 Folder 37
Articles
Box 2 Folder 38
Articles
Box 2 Folder 39
Articles
Box 2 Folder 40
Importations
1975
Box 2 Folder 41
B10 Chemical
Box 2 Folder 42
Articles
Box 2 Folder 43
John R. McGrew correspondence
Box 2 Folder 44
French articles
Box 2 Folder 45
French hybrids
Box 2 Folder 46
French hybrids
Box 2 Folder 47
Hybrid history
Box 2 Folder 48
Hybrid nomenclature
Box 2 Folder 49
B-1988
Box 2 Folder 50
Grape information, some from H. C. Barrett
Box 2 Folder 51
Species
Box 2 Folder 52
Barrett collection
Box 2 Folder 53
Barrett collection
Box 2 Folder 54
"Descriptions for Grape"
Box 2 Folder 55
Propagation
Box 2 Folder 56
Graftage
Box 2 Folder 57
Computerized grape seedling records, germplasm collections
Box 2 Folder 58
Hormone experiment
Box 2 Folder 59
B 1988
Box 2 Folder 60
Barrett
Box 2 Folder 61
Notebook
Box 2 Folder 62
Albert Koyama correspondence
Box 2 Folder 63
National Germplasm Repository
Box 2 Folder 64
Germplasm Repository, misc. notes, letters
Box 2 Folder 65
Potential grape varieties
Box 2 Folder 66
Parentages
Box 3 Folder 1
Remaily's wine tasting diary notebook. His notes about wines he tasted. Back has garden and temperature notes.
Box 3 Folder 2
Designs for Geneva Experiment Station wine labels
Box 3 Folder 3
Correspondence and labels from Geneva Cellars
Box 3 Folder 4
Misc. artwork, drawings, wine labels
Box 3 Folder 5
Slide of George Remaily in front of his Hammondsport home
Box 3 Folder 6
Miscellaneous recipes and cooking clippings, some by Bruce I. Reisch
Box 3 Folder 7
Cooking clippings
Box 3 Folder 8
Regulation of Sex Expression and Seed Development in Grapes with 2-Chloroethylphosphonic Acid by Remaily and Walter J. Kender
Box 3 Folder 9
Robert T Dunstan correspondence
Box 3 Folder 10
Joseph W. Adams correspondence, University of Pennsylvania
Box 3 Folder 11
Correspondence
1960s-1980s
Box 3 Folder 12
Correspondence, includes Nelson Shaulis, James N. Moore, Albert Koyama. Includes some notes, discussion of grapes, Remaily's health. Note from Remaily to NYSAES regarding John P. Watson's death.
1989-2000
Box 3 Folder 13
Grape articles and clippings
Box 3 Folder 14
Wine and grape notes
Box 3 Folder 15
Current notes in progress
Box 3 Folder 16
Misc. articles
Box 3 Folder 17
FAO IBPGR notes
Box 3 Folder 18
Parthenocarpy and seedlessness
Box 3 Folder 19
Texture, table types
Box 3 Folder 20
New York germplasm repository
Box 3 Folder 21
Einset grape royalties
Box 3 Folder 22
Grape varieties and species
Box 3 Folder 23
Pinot Noir
Box 3 Folder 24
Misc. notes
Box 3 Folder 25
Harold P. Olmo correspondence
Box 3 Folder 26
"Classification of Fruiting Characteristics and Properties" by George Renaily
Box 3 Folder 27
Genetics
Box 3 Folder 28
Taxonomy, cloning
Box 3 Folder 29
Varieties
Box 3 Folder 30
Juice
Box 3 Folder 31
Quotes, religion
Box 3 Folder 32
Pathology, entomology, and spraying
Box 3 Folder 33
Einset seedless grapes
Box 3 Folder 34
Propogation
Box 3 Folder 35
Expansion useful characters
Box 3 Folder 36
Breeding vitis philos.
Box 3 Folder 37
Species notes
Box 3 Folder 38
Cornell Research Foundation
Box 3 Folder 39
Hybrid grape pigment
Box 3 Folder 40
Seed
Box 3 Folder 41
Seeds, seed morphology
Box 3 Folder 42
Wine
Box 3 Folder 43
Fruit breeding, vegetable
Box 3 Folder 44
Department of Agriculture, vitis description, exploration
Box 3 Folder 45
Misc. notes, germplasm, genetics, species
Box 3 Folder 46
Misc. notes
Box 3 Folder 47
Misc. notes, legal size
Box 4 Folder 1
Manuscripts
Box 4 Folder 2
"Descriptions of Vitis Clones Imported from Bordeaux, France and Geilweilerhop, Federal Republic of Germany" by Geroge Remaily
1980
Box 4 Folder 3
Breeding 1963
Box 4 Folder 4
Misc. articles
Box 4 Folder 5
Culture
Box 4 Folder 6
"Wine Varieties Selected for Further Testing in New York" R. M. Pool, K. H. Kimball, J. P. Watson
1976
Box 4 Folder 7
Repository, Geneva material
Box 4 Folder 8
Fingerlakes Grape Growers Convention programs
Box 4 Folder 9
Remaily collection
Box 4 Folder 10
Records, Bucks County
Box 4 Folder 11
Taylor, S. C. Mendell
Box 4 Folder 12
Misc. 1980s
Box 4 Folder 13
Genetics
Box 4 Folder 14
Taxonomy, seeds, etc., analysis
Box 4 Folder 15
Taxonomy
Box 4 Folder 16
Vitis of Lake Cayuga
Box 4 Folder 17
Records
1980
Box 4 Folder 18
Letters, includes D. C. Paschke
1970s
Box 4 Folder 19
Vinifera
Box 4 Folder 20
Chardonnay varieties
Box 4 Folder 21
Misc. grape growth, nutrition, breeding, patent, articles
Box 4 Folder 22
University of California Davis
Box 4 Folder 23
Wine evaluation
Box 4 Folder 24
Misc. articles.
Box 4 Folder 25
Monographies des Hybrides Producteurs et Porte-Greffes by A. Galibert
Box 4 Folder 26
"Les Vignes Sauvages Comme Sources de Genes Pour L'amerlioration" Max rives
Box 4 Folder 27
Publications on grapes
Box 4 Folder 28
Misc. notes
Box 4 Folder 29
Correspondence
Box 4 Folder 30
Vineyard grape evaluations
Box 4 Folder 31
Vineyard grape evaluations
1975-1977
Box 4 Folder 32
Grape scientific articles
Box 4 Folder 33
Virus notes and articles
Box 4 Folder 34
Geneva Experiment Station
Box 4 Folder 35
Vitis rotundifolia
Box 4 Folder 36
German grape publications
Box 4 Folder 37
H. C. Barrett and others grape breeding articles
Box 4 Folder 38
Seedless grape notes
Box 4 Folder 39
Grape articles, reprints
Box 4 Folder 40
Crafts
Box 4 Folder 41
Biography, Geneva projects
Box 4 Folder 42
Phelps east of the vinifera
Box 4 Folder 43
Phelps west of the vinifera
Box 4 Folder 44
Remaily Phelps Kasper
Box 4 Folder 45
Phelps Vin 25
Box 4 Folder 46
Crittenden Farm and index by vineyard
Box 5 Folder 1
Seeding and germination
Box 5 Folder 2
Grape literature
Box 5 Folder 3
Flowers
Box 5 Folder 4
Methodolgy ethos, grape breeding
Box 5 Folder 5
Records
1972-1974
Box 5 Folder 6
Grape breeding scientific reports
Box 5 Folder 7
Grape breeding Horticultural Research Institute of Ontario report
Box 5 Folder 8
Grape climate growing maps
Box 5 Folder 9
Grape breeders
Box 5 Folder 10
Publications
Box 5 Folder 11
Vitis taxonomy
Box 5 Folder 12
Species
Box 5 Folder 13
Wine labels, many with evaluations and tasting notes written on back
Box 5 Folder 14
Elmer Sewnson grape breeding
Box 5 Folder 15
Barrett
Box 5 Folder 16
Lincecumil
Box 5 Folder 17
Wine, brochures, articles, Taylor wine reports
Box 5 Folder 18
Records
Box 5 Folder 19
Vitis collection genetic germplasm resource
Box 5 Folder 20
Plant improvement breeding
Box 5 Folder 21
Germplasm notes
Box 5 Folder 22
Berry analysis
Box 5 Folder 23
Conversion
Box 5 Folder 24
Notes 1960s
Box 5 Folder 25
Nursery
Box 5 Folder 26
Old orders, fruit testing
Box 5 Folder 27
Orders
Box 5 Folder 28
Pomology
Box 5 Folder 29
Remaily collection notes
Box 5 Folder 30
Misc. notes
Box 5 Folder 31
Correspondence Art Neff Brights Fine Canadian Wines
Box 5 Folder 32
University of California, Davis
Box 5 Folder 33
Rootstocks
Box 5 Folder 34
Wine
Box 5 Folder 35
Wine breeding
Box 5 Folder 36
Crosses
1968
Box 5 Folder 37
Crosses
1980s-1990s
Box 5 Folder 38
Breeding records
Box 5 Folder 39
Breeding 1978
Box 5 Folder 40
Red color
Box 5 Folder 41
Requests, material sent
Box 5 Folder 42
Grape botany
Box 5 Folder 43
Nursery
1973-1974
Box 5 Folder 44
Eastern Grape Grower and Winery News correspondence
Box 5 Folder 45
Rootstock mother garden
Box 5 Folder 46
Plans
Box 5 Folder 47
Speciation
Box 5 Folder 48
Geneva vitis collectionm germplasm
Box 5 Folder 49
Misc. correspondence, F. H. Hasselbacher, Walter S. Taylor, F. S. de Villiers.
Box 5 Folder 50
Misc. items, notes, plat descriptions, wine
Box 5 Folder 51
Release of the Marquis grape Bruce Reisch
Box 5 Folder 52
Buckingham Township Pennsylvania land use project comprehensive plan, includes maps, letter from Bess Abell at the White House, correspondence.
Box 5 Folder 53
Plant Genetic Resources Newsletter, with article by Remaily "Diversity of North American Species of Vitis"
September 1987
Box 5 Folder 54
Misc. not grape related items articles, lists of quotes
Box 5 Folder 55
Pont De La Maye
Box 5 Folder 56
Breeding notes, polyploid
Box 5 Folder 57
Differentiation
Box 5 Folder 58
Manuscript for the Maternal Home Triumphant or Song of the Virtous Female Spider misc. other material.
Box 5 Folder 59
Scientific papers and journals on grape hybrids breeding genetics farming
Box 5 Folder 60
Misc. items
Box 5 Folder 61
Migration of species
Box 5 Folder 62
Taxonomy
Box 5 Folder 63
Misc. notes
Box 5 Folder 64
Exploration
Box 5 Folder 65
Eco-morphology
Box 5 Folder 66
Misc. notes
Box 5 Folder 67
Exploration
1976-1977
Box 5 Folder 68
Exploration report
Box 5 Folder 69
Exploration expense
Box 5 Folder 70
Exploration clones mother garden vineyard 25
Box 5 Folder 71
Exploration repository
Box 5 Folder 72
First exploration
1973
Box 5 Folder 73
Geneva breeding
Box 5 Folder 74
Pollen
Box 6 Folder 1
Training
Box 6 Folder 2
Vinifera New York Experiment Station
Box 6 Folder 3
New York State Agricultural Experiment Station bulletins, vinifera
Box 6 Folder 4
Remaily seedless
Box 6 Folder 5
Taxonomy
Box 6 Folder 6
Berry analysis and characters
Box 6 Folder 7
Flowering
Box 6 Folder 8
Lon J. Rombough correspondence
Box 6 Folder 9
Grape scientific articles, several by Barry L. Comeaux
Box 6 Folder 10
International Symposium on Vine Breeding, speeches.
September 1973
Box 6 Folder 11
Records
Box 6 Folder 12
Pages from La Vigne a Grand Rendementby Ravat
Box 6 Folder 13
Grape
Box 6 Folder 14
Monographies des meilleurs hybrides de vignes
Box 6 Folder 15
Misc. notes
Box 6 Folder 16
Misc. articles, grape and wine
Box 6 Folder 17
Vegetable Research Farm daily data, NYSAES Geneva
Box 6 Folder 18
Exploration written material
Box 6 Folder 19
Planning
Box 6 Folder 20
Proposed release of grape cultivars
1996
Box 6 Folder 21
Grape species catalog
Box 6 Folder 22
New York Agricultural Experiment Station letter from F.C. Stewart to Prof. Beach on seedless grapes
January 1, 1895
Box 6 Folder 23
Arkansas
Box 6 Folder 24
Grape varieties and species
Box 6 Folder 25
Report to the National Academy of Science on a Scientific Visit to Hungary and Poland by R. W. Robinson
Box 6 Folder 26
Misc. notes
Box 6 Folder 27
Misc. grape articles and clippings
Box 6 Folder 28
Misc. wine articles and clippings
Box 6 Folder 29
Misc. fruit articles and clippings
Box 6 Folder 30
Misc. non grape articles and clippings
Box 6 Folder 31
New and Noteworthy Fruits catalogs
Box 6 Folder 32
Register of New Fruit and Nut Varieties, several catalogs from List 1 to List 21
1944-1966
Box 6 Folder 33
Misc. grape publications and bulletins
Box 6 Folder 34
Fruit Varieties and Horticultural Digest, several issues from
1960-1967
Box 6 Folder 35
Misc. non grape ephemera, includes Flavor of Man William Penn Lecture by Jean Toomer, Foster Hall brochure, Philadelphia Orchestra program, book Physiocrates.
Box 7
Misc. notebooks covering a variety of topics. Vineyard notebooks, folders of information, daily notes, wine tasting, etc.
Box 7
Photographs and slides. Images mostly of grapes and grape vines, gardens, some photos of George Remaily and the area around his home.

SEPARATED MATERIAL

Books in the collection have been removed and the titles can be found within the Library system. Books removed include: