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Correspondence, reports, budgets, and other materials relating to the Food Supply Commission; letters to Howard E. Babcock, general manager of G.L.F. and others; minutes of meetings, 1924-30. Correspondence and related papers pertaining to activities and policies of the AMERICAN AGRICULTURIST, Cornell University Arboretum, Farm Credit Administration, Federal Land Bank of Springfield, Federal Farm Board, Gannett newspapers, New York State Department of Agriculture, New York State College of Agriculture at Cornell University, New York State Horticultural Society, and various other agencies and institutions of which he was a member. Correspondence with publishers; notes for and copies of Burritt's speeches and articles on public utilities and rural electification, 1930s, and other subjects. Also, diaries, 1897-1956 and 1959, journals, scrapbooks, and other items on his travels in the British Isles, Alaska, Mexico, India, and elsewhere; letters from his daughter, Helen Burritt Latif, describing her experiences travelling or teaching in Australia and India, 1935-1937; scrapbooks of articles and editorials he wrote; memoranda books; detailed accounts of Beechwood Farm, with related land papers; and crop production cost analyses including cost analyses for the Office of Farm Management, U.S.D.A., 1909-1914.

Also, personal and family accounts; farm and household accounts of Burritt's parents, Stephen Day Burritt and Anna Chase Burritt; genealogical data on the Burritt, Phelps, and Barber families; records of School District #9, Parma, 1890-1948; Beechwood Farm photo album and other photographs; blueprints; manuscript and printed material relating to the history of Hilton and of agriculture in New York State; and other printed items. Correspondents include Howard E. Babcock, Liberty Hyde Bailey, Edmund Ezra Day, Thomas E. Dewey, Edward R. Eastman, Livingston Farrand, Frank E. Gannett, Halsey B. Knapp, Carl E. Ladd, Herbert H. Lehman, Albert R. Mann, Henry Morganthau, Jr., William I. Myers, James E. Rice, Elmer S. Savage, Paul Taber, Edward H. Thomson, Martha Van Rensselaer, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Robert F. Wagner, George F. Warren, Charles S. Wilson, and other public officials and Cornell University professors.

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