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Papers include correspondence, reports, photographs, plans, statistical data, notes, and scientific papers pertaining mainly to the work done in China and Thailand and at Cornell by Professor Love, a specialist in cereal breeding and the application of statistical methods to agricultural research; papers concerning China relate mainly to agricultural research, extension work, and reconstruction at the University of Nanking, the needs and problems of that university, particularly during the Japanese occupation, the studies of Nanking graduate students at Cornell, the field work and studies of Chinese trainees at Cornell and in American industry, and assistance Love gave to Chinese agronomists; also, speeches, radio talks, articles, and various papers, including the manuscript of "The Cornell-Nanking Story" by Love and John H. Reisner; and photographs and printed matter; also, correspondence, minutes, and reports relating to organizations in which Love participated, among them Rotary International, Agricultural Missions, Inc., the Advisory Committee for Foreign Students at Cornell, the Cosmopolitan Club at Cornell, the Ithaca Presbyterian Church, the American Society of Agronomy, Sigma Xi, and Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity, as Cornell chapter advisor and chairman (1934-1935) of its court of inquiry.

Love's correspondence (1926-1949) contains numerous references to the military and political situation in China, in particular the looting of Nanking in 1927, the Japanese bombing of that city and its fall in 1937, the plight of refugees during World War II, and the rise of the Communists to power; post-war letters comment occasionally on the operation of American economic and technical assistance programs in underdeveloped countries; a few letters are concerned with the missionary work of American Protestants in China, Syria, and Thailand. Also, a two page record of a conversation between Love and Henry Munger regarding the application of statistics to plant breeding, 1962. Correspondents include S. Neale Alter, Sanford Atwood, A. J. Bowen, J. Lossing Buck, Pearl S. Buck, Y. G. Chen, Y. S. Chen, T. H. Chien, Owen L. Dawson, B. A. Garside, Burgoyne L. Griffing, J. B. Griffing, G. Weidman Groff, Raymond S. Hall, Margaret Higgins, Donald C. Kerr, J. R. King, Carl E. Ladd, Kung Ksiang Lin, Walter K. Lowdermilk, Albert R. Mann, Clyde H. Myers, William I. Myers, Jared T. Newman, Bill Pan, Robert L. Pendleton, R. H. Porter, Frank W. Price, Elsie M. Priest, John H. Reisner, George E. Ritchey, Horace W. Ryburn, Knowles A. Ryerson, T. H. Shen, K. S. Sie, Burl Alva Slocum, Louis C. Smythe, Sao-ke Alfred Sze, P. W. Tsou, and Roy W. Wiggans.

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