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Papers of Adelaide Taber Young include letters written to her mother during her studies at Cornell, largely concerning student life, sorority affairs, and social activities; student notebooks; scrapbooks (4 vols., 1894-1904) of photographs, programs, clippings, and other memorabilia from Cornell and Elmira College, including items concerning her sister, Sara Louise (Elmira Class of 1904); a book of American history notes (1898); 53 photographs of trees identified by their Latin names, with a letter (1901) from Professor Willard W. Rowlee of the Cornell Botany Department concerning them, and 22 pressed and mounted botanical specimens (unidentified); a letter (1901) from George Lincoln Burr; correspondence (1890-1901) with family and friends; photographs of friends and relatives from her hometown, Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, from Cornell and Ithaca, and from Elmira College.

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