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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.