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Accounts, correspondence, and financial and legal records relating to Hitchings's various positions as an officer and employee of the Co-operative Grange League Federation Exchange (ca. 1920-1928) and as a consultant and officer in various agricultural agencies; also, records (1930-1935) relating to Hitchings's tenure as a member and as president of the Board of Education of Onondaga Centralized School District #1, his correspondence with the Americanization League of Syracuse and Onondaga County (ca. 1923-1927), and speeches he gave before farm groups. Hitchings family papers include an autobiographical sketch; an unpublished manuscript by his brother, Harold Ramsdell Hitchings; a diary (1884) of his father, Grant G. Hitchings; genealogical information; and other items relating to the family farm at South Onondaga, New York, including general farm and orchard accounts (41 vols., 1808-1926), labor reports (2 vols., 1910-1911), and records of a sod mulch and cultivated orchard experiment (3 vols., 1904-1914).

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