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Correspondence includes personal and business correspondence; Berry's letters from Kenneth Roberts, E.B. White, and Allison Danzig; one letter from Major William B. Miles concerning the activities of the Seventh Regiment, New York National Guard; correspondence of Berry's second wife, Hester Bancroft Berry, her father, Wilder D. Bancroft, and other members of the Bancroft family. Writings include copy and clippings from his "Talk of the Town" columns in The New Yorker; articles from the Ithaca Journal and Cornell Alumni News; radio broadcasts; and books and pamphlets by others. Diaries and journals by Berry, Katherine Bott Bancroft, and Hester Bancroft Berry, 1943-1951; farm accounts from "Stoneposts," Jacksonville, N.Y., 1936-1938; drawings; family and other photographs; legal documents and related items referring to the Berry and Gould families; newspaper clippings relating to Professor Wilder D. Bancroft; items having Ithaca or local interest, including Lyceum Theater accounts, 1893-1923; and miscellaneous family items. Also, student scrapbook of Olive Nutting Berry at Wells College, with material about social events at Cornell University.

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