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Thirty-eight letters (1937) from Rankin mainly to her mother concerning social life, household management, and travels to India where her husband, Everett H. Rankin (Cornell University Class of 1912), was a Standard Oil representative; a notebook of information she collected on Indian trees (1938); and her diary (1939-1943). Also, her unfinished biography of Liberty Hyde Bailey (319 page typescript) and a letter (1952) from Romeyn Berry, who comments on the completed portion, which deals with Bailey's life up until the time he came to Cornell.

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