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Correspondence [series]:
Letters to George and John C. Bancroft (the letter to George appears to be from John, but the last page is missing) of May 11 and 12, 1881, concerning the will of Abisha Larned of Oxford, Mass., a copy of the will, and other relevant information; a letter from Peter Cantine (location?) to Charles F. Mulks (Ithaca), Jan. 15, 1895, re: Cantine's family genealogy, which Mulks had apparently requested, and in turn requesting information from Mulks in order to "prove" the will of a Samuel W. Ransom; two letters to Wilder D. Bancroft from Mark A. DeWolfe Howe (July 15 and Dec. 14, 1904); fifteen letters (Nov. 20-23, 1906) from various British scientists to Sir William Ramsay, regarding Wilder Bancroft's suggestion that the Journal of Physical Chemistry be published in England; letters to Hester Bancroft in Europe (ca. 1926), including a letter from Morris Bishop (Feb. 18, 1926); and other letters to Hester and Romeyn Berry, pertaining to Hester Berry's sculptures, the launching of the U.S.S. Bancroft, publication of Romeyn's work by Putnam's, and other topics. Also a printed Christmas card from Sir Wilfred and Lady Grenfell (n.d.) and a Christmas card from a drawing by Hester Berry (May 11, 1881-Mar. 31, 1953, 38 pcs.).

Correspondence, mostly to Hester Bancroft Berry and her brothers, sisters, and other relatives, regarding the disposition of the Wilder Bancroft and other family estates, the John Chandler Bancroft art collection, and other related items (Sept. 12, 1952-May 27, 1954 and n.d., 31 pcs.).

 
Writings by Romeyn Berry and others [series]:
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Clippings from "State and Tioga," Berry's column in the Ithaca Journal ( ca. 1931-ca. 1956 and n.d., approx. 120 pcs.) Also one reprint of a column.
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Clippings from "Now, In My Time," Berry's column in the New Yorker magazine's "Talk of the Town" section (n.d., approx. 100 pcs.).
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"Accommodations for Visitors," (reprinted from Cornell-Colgate official program, Oct. 1, 1949 , 1 pc.).
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"Dee Day on the Dirt Roads," by Berry, 4 pp. mimeographed.
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"Reading Books for Fun," by Berry, 8 pp. carbon typescript.
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"Berry Junction - All Out for Eating," by Alice B. Kline and Lila M. Jones, 3 pp. carbon typescript.
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A list of articles by Berry published from 1938-1948 (2 pp. carbon typescript).
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A notebook of poetry (handwritten) by Hester Bancroft. Also 5 single sheets, handwritten and typewritten, of her poems (n.d.).
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A notebook of poems written about or during World War I compiled by Hester Bancroft.
 
Pamphlets and books [series]:
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The Architectural Record (57:3, Mar. 1925 ).
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Brookgreen Gardens History (South Carolina: Brookgreen Gardens, 1959 ) 31 pp.
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A Century of Growth, Meadowbrook Nurseries, 1845-1945 . One of 1000 copies printed, inscribed to Romeyn Berry.
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Cornell Annual Horse Show (May 12, 1923 ) 36 pp.
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Cornell Widow ( Nov. 1947 ). Contains article on Berry.
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Family History of the Berrys and the Goulds (33 pp., offset printed and in a spiral notebook. The same history can be found in #2027).
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Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America, Sourvenir Volume. Ed. by Edward Bushnell ( 1914 : I.A. of A.A.A.) 122 pp.
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The Lantern (Westover School magazine), Mar. and Apr. 1918 .
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A Modern Pilgrim's Bayshore Guide ( 1935 , 28 pp.)
 
Journals and accounts [series]:
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A European travel diary kept by Katherine Bott (later Mrs. Wilder Bancroft) in the summer of 1880 .
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Romeyn Berry's diaries, 1943-1948 ; 1949 ; and 1950-1951 .
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"Greenhouse Diary," a small partially filled notebook kept by Hester Berry, 1934 .
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Lyceum Theater accounts, 1893-1923 .
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"Stoneposts - Stock on Hand," a book kept by Hester Berry ( 1936-1938 ) - egg, cream sales, etc.
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A small notebook partially filled with notes on animal diseases and notations "Stock Book, 1940 ," (owner unknown).
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Drawings and photographs [series]:
Two family photograph albums (one containing pictures of Ithaca and Cornell people, ca. 1910-1920); approximately 80 photographs and negatives of Romeyn, Hester, and Warner Berry, Gettysburg in 1954, and other subjects; 3 oversized comic photographs of "boxers," including Berry and Robert Elias Treman); one photograph portrait of George Bancroft; approximately 50 photographs of sculptures by Hester Bancroft Berry; approximately 55 water colors, washes, oils, etchings, and pencil and charcoal drawings, many of foreign scenes (artist unknown, some apparently done in the 1890s); approximately 30 reproductions of pen and ink drawings (etchings?) by Daubigny, Corot, Rousseau, and other artists. (15 of these drawings are oversized.)

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Legal documents and related items [series]:
Berry's birth certificate, Armed Services Honorable Discharges, Certificate of Promotion to First Lieutenant (5 pcs.); the will of Wilder D. Bancroft (1939, carbon typescript, 7 pp.); inventory of Wilder Bancroft estate items [Appears to be restricted to art objects displayed and stored at the Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Mass. Acc. Nos. given by each item. 1953.]; and agreement settling the estate of Harriet V.V. Berry; the final settlement of the account of Romeyn Berry, as executor of the will of Elisabeth W. Berry; a return receipt from the postmaster and a typed paper listing items received from Romeyn Berry as Trustee of the Sarah Gould Estate (June 7, 1927 and n.d.); Romeyn Berry's life insurance policy with the Traveler's Company; bankbooks, estate loan, signed by J.R. and Effie Turner (Apr. 12, 1916); a deed between Wesley W. and Alice S. Warsaw and Olive Lee Berry (Aug. 20, 1919); an assessor's list for the town of Ulysses (1867), and other items. See also Correspondence for further items pertaining to the Wilder Bancroft and other family estates.

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Newspaper clippings [series]:
Clippings (25 items) from many newspapers relating to Professor Wilder Bancroft's experiments in rain-making (1923); a page from the Ithaca Journal about early explorers and travellers in Tompkins County (Jan. 26, 1955); and other items.

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Miscellaneous [series]:
A Berry family tree; 5 pp. of biographical data concerning Warner ("Butch") Berry's first three years of life; the "History of the Village of Brookton" (dictated by Cantine Lounsbery, July 11, 1907, 2 pp. typescript); and two oversized indentures (1636, Yorkshire, and 1691, Lancashire, England, stored in separate bond folder); U.S. Geological Survey Map of New York - Ithaca Quadrangle (1929); and other miscellaneous items.