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Includes manuscripts of speeches and articles by Fernow concerning forestry, forest legislation, and the Division of Forestry, U.S. Department of Agriculture; letters concerning the history of forestry and forest legislation in the United States; correspondence related to Fernow's position at Cornell, with J. Sterling Morton, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, with commercial firms in the United States and Germany, and with the New York State Forest, Fish and Game Commission; scrapbooks of clippings concerning forestry, the College of Forestry at Cornell, artificial rain making, and Fernow himself; corrected printer's proof of his book ECONOMICS OF FORESTRY; and family correspondence. Also includes correspondence between Fernow and Captain Ahern, head of the Philippine forestry service, concerning the recruitment of foresters to serve under Ahern, and including remarks on the alleged mismanagement of Philippine forests by the Spanish, 1900-1902.

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