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Personal, family, and professional papers relating to the life and work of Liberty Hyde Bailey and including correspondence, manuscripts, scrapbooks, journals, photographs, publications, genealogical and biographical information. Also records of the Bailey Hortorium. Correspondence and records of the Commission on Country Life. Also includes glass negatives of Bailiwick orchards and house construction; correspondence and agreements with Macmillan Company; photographs; Bailey's correspondence with his brother Marcus and daughter Ethel; and deeds, abstacts and title searches for the Bailey house on Sage Place; war ration books; agreement of gift of the Bailey Hortorium. Includes Bailey correspondence with Macmillan Company. Also, tape recordings (12 cassettes) and transcripts of an interview with Bailey by George H. M. Lawrence, 1951-1952, audio reels with interview by Edith Fox and Jackson Towne, 11/06/1951 and his typewriter and camera.

Includes a 1901 Junior Naturalist Club certificate signed by Bailey.

CD (MS Power Point) with posters prepared at Michigan State University using Cornell photographs, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Liberty Hyde Bailey, 2008. The posters were exhibited at the 2008 annual meetings of the American Society for Horticultural Science (July) and at the Great Lakes Expo (Michigan Horticultural Society and Michigan Vegetable Growers (December).

Printing block for the Loganberry illustration from "Gentes Herbarum," with page from the journal showing the illustration and a modern print; other various printing blocks, as well.

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