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Title: John Henry and Anna Botsford Comstock papers,
Creator: Anna Botsford, Comstock 1854-1930.
Inclusive dates: 1833-1955,
Bulk dates: 1874-1931 (bulk)
5.8 cubic ft.
Correspondence, Diaries, Manuscripts, Photographs, Printed Materials, Publications, Research Materials
Includes personal correspondence of Anna Botsford and Henry John (later John Henry) Comstock, 1859-1923; professional correspondence (1878-1926) documenting John Henry Comstock's influence in the development of entomology departments in colleges throughout the United States; publications by or about the Comstocks; lecture and field notes; certificates and awards; typescript draft of an autobiography by Anna Comstock, published posthumously as THE COMSTOCKS OF CORNELL: JOHN HENRY AND ANNA BOTSFORD COMSTOCK edited by Glenn W. Herrick and Ruby Green Smith, 1953; Botsford and Comstock family photographs; Anna Botsford diaries (1870-71, 1874-75) and poem; a scrapbook relating to the Botsford family, Phebe Irish Botsford, and Anna Botsford Comstock; materials concerning wood engraving; photographs and sketches (pen and ink and pencil) of insects by Anna Comstock used in Comstock Press publications; glass lantern slides used in Anna Comstock's nature study classes; wood block; engraving tools; and wood engravings of plants, insects, and nature scenes by Anna Botsford Comstock.

Call number: 21-23-25
Language: Collection material in English
Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library