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Research material on Albert W. Force includes his notes and drawings on mycology from a
Cornell University course; photographs; biographical material; news articles;
scrapbooks; and a photocopy of Force's will. Also, a carbon typescript draft and a
published copy of Albert Force 1897-1970; letters from Elizabeth B. Wells
inquiring about Force; and congratulatory letters to Wells on her book. Also copy of
Contributions to Cornell History, 1984, a revised edition of her 1978
"Catalogue of Art Works at Cornell University," and "Addendum to Contributions to
Cornell History," compiled and edited by Diane B. Nelson, 1990, with
background documentation. Also papers of Professor Baker and his son-in-law John Wells,
who taught geology at Cornell. Also papers of Elizabeth Baker Wells, who maintained a
directory of campus art work.
Also, Correspondence, photographs, diaries, sketchbooks, and other material of William
Charles Baker, the Baker family, Elizabeth Baker Wells, and the Wells family.
Additional W.C. Baker items including watercolor: Duplex views: Cayuga Lake above,
Mountain with flat valley below; "catalog/price sheet" with miniature samples of views,
colored with pencil and typical prices; conte crayon self portrait; pen and ink sketch
of large oak tree; envelope with twenty one handmade oil color charts, 1955-1956
(possibly made to test colorfastness), and three published color chart brochures; one
sketch book, January 1921, maily pencil rough sketches with notes, some pen, some green
pencil, two watercolor; one pen sketch "Elizabeth's First Shoe."