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Scrapbooks of Edwin Crowell Stewart of Ithaca, New York State assemblyman, 1894-1895, and senator, 1896-1898 and 1901-1904. Contain area newspaper clippings and cartoons, invitations and programs, telegrams, correspondence, and scattered handwritten commentary, pertaining to Stewart's political career with special references to Tompkins County and Ithaca city politics and to the passage of the legislation establishing the New York State Colledge of Forestry, the Veterinary College, and the College of Agriculture at Cornell University; also unmounted newspaper clippings, c. 1904-1921.

Items of note include letters from Jacob Gould Schurman congratulating Stewart on his election to the legislature, Nov. 16, 1893; discussing the dedication of the new dairy building at Cornell, Jan. 18, 23, 24, 27, 1894, and legislation concerning the university, which has been enacted by the legislature, Mar. 14, 1894.

Of note are a letter from Henry Shaler Williams, Mar. 19, 1894, New Haven, Connecticut, urging Stewart to support a bill providing for the continuation of the Topographical Survey of New York State; political letters from Thomas Collier Platt, Apr. 9, 1894, May 12, 1895; letter from Charles T. Saxton, Clyde, New York, Aug. 11, 1894, asking Stewart confidentially what his chances for support in Tompkins County would be for getting the nomination for second place if Levi P. Morton is nominated for governor; letter to Stewart from Hamilton Fish, Jr., Sept. 23, 1894, congratulating Stewart on his recent marriage, discussing plans for the county convention to be held in his own county, and remarking, "If the Assembly is Republican I expect to land the speakership." Also, letters of congratulation on his (Stewart's) re-election and condolence on the broken leg he suffered while campaigning.

Mainly pertaining to his election in Nov. 1895 to the State Senate; includes on note from Hamilton Fish, Apr. 27, [1896].

Letter from T.C. Platt, Jan. 19, 1897, to Stewart thanking him for his congratulations on his election to the U.S. Senate; mentions failure of Assemblyman [F.E.] Bates "to perform his duty" and vote for him. Typed resolution of Tompkins County Republican Committee congratulating Platt, Jan. 23, 1897. Invitation to formal transfer of Grant's Tomb to New York City, Apr. 1897. Telegram from Platt, Aug. 9, 1898. Clippings pertain to Ithaca politics and Cornell legislation - veterinary college, military training, school of forestry, etc. Handwritten copy of Stewart's address as chairman of McKinley meeting held in the lyceum, Ithaca, Oct. 1896.

Covers period of time from Stewart's nomination for State Senate, 1900 (after one term's absence), to his renomination, 1902. Clippings from Ithaca, Elmira, Montour Falls newspapers; invitation to the Pan-American Exposition dedication, Buffalo, May 20, 1901, and invitations to other Exposition functions including opening of New York State Building, Aug. 6, 1901, New York State Day, Sept. 18, 1901, and dinner for Governor Odell, Oct. 9. Program and menu for first banquet of the Ithaca Retail Grocers' Association, Feb. 10, 1902, Clinton House.

Routine notes from Platt, Sept. 29, Oct. 3, 1902; note from Jacob Gould Schurman congratulating E.C.S. on his renomination to the Senate, Sept. 30, 1902; invitations to various public functions, including Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis, 1903, and others; also, invitation and program for the America's Cup Race, Aug. 22, 1903. Copy of Senate bill, Jan. 6, 1904, for establishment of State College of Agriculture at Cornell, and two telegrams, May 9, 1904, informing E.C.S. of signing of ag college bill and appropriations bill.