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Series I. Correspondence: May 20, 1862 - March 25, 1863 (Box 22)

May 20, 1862 - June 27, 1862 (Box 22/Folder 1) : [40 digital images]

TOPICS:

Family correspondence; Sodus Canal; New York State Agricultural Society; letters of introduction for upcoming trip to Europe; Western Union Company; agriculture; sheep.

HIGHLIGHTS:

n.d. Ezra Cornell's itinerary for trip to Europe.

PEOPLE:

Barnard, D.R.; Wright, Avis; Smith, F.O.J.; Cornell, John H.; Cornell, J.W.; Sibley, Hiram.

July 1, 1862 - September 30, 1862 (Box 22/Folder 2) : [90 digital images]

TOPICS:

New State Agricultural Society; cattle; travel (England, Scotland); sheep.

PLACES:

England; Scotland.

PEOPLE:

Dagwell, John; Sherwood, S.P.; Cornell, Mary Ann; Cornell, Alonzo B.; Webb, Jonas; Wood, Daniel.

October 6, 1862 - October 26, 1862 (Box 22/Folder 3) : [61 digital images]

TOPICS:

Agriculture; coal oil business; Family correspondence; New York State Agriculture Rooms; real estate; New York State Agricultural Society; sheep; finances; cattle; Cornelian Oil Company.

PLACES:

Ithaca; Albion.

PEOPLE:

Fink, J.; Cornell, E.S.; Wilcox, A.; Chester, E.W.; Wood, Phebe; Robertson, Mary C.; Cornell, J.W.

October 27, 1862 - November 11, 1862 (Box 22/Folder 4) : [62 digital images]

TOPICS:

New York State Agricultural Society (Road law); cattle; sheep; New York State Agricultural Rooms; Western Union Telegraph Company; real estate; Cornelian Oil Company; agriculture.

HIGHLIGHTS:

November 1, 1862. J. Curd to Ezra Cornell from Lexington, Kentucky discussing the Confederate presence in Kentucky and the impact on his life and farm:
"Well, you may say the Confederate troops were at my door for they were encamped in my front lot for more than a month fifteen hundred or two thousand, just because I was known to be an unconditional union man they tormented me nearly out of my life..."

PLACES:

Ithaca; Coshocton; Kentucky.

PEOPLE:

Speed, J.J.; Cobb, Emory; Chester, E.W.; Wood, M.B.; Cornell, E.E.; Osborne, D.M.; O'Reilly, Henry; Chase, Edward.

November 12, 1862 - November 25, 1862 (Box 22/Folder 5) : [54 digital images]

TOPICS:

New York State Agricultural Society; sheep; Ezra E. Cornell sick with typhoid fever in Lockport; New York State Legislature; cattle; women's education; agriculture; New York State Agricultural College (Ovid); telegraph business correspondence.

HIGHLIGHTS:

November 12, 1862. J. M. Haight to Ezra Cornell discussing payment for a collection of stuffed birds in cases.

November 17, 1862. H.J. Raymond to Ezra Cornell discussing state politics, possibility that Cornell's name will be thought of as Speaker in the New York State Assembly, and reporting news of the war.

PLACES:

Coshocton.

PEOPLE:

Haight, J.M.; Wood, M.B.; Raymond, H.J.; Cushman, J.B.; Wood, Daniel; Chace, Miller; Kelly, W.; Smith, F.O.J.

November 26, 1862 - December 12, 1862 (Box 22/Folder 6) : [59 digital images]

TOPICS:

Agriculture; telegraph business correspondence; sheep; New York State Agricultural College (Ovid); New York State Legislature; cattle; Montezuma Swamp and Sodus Canal; Western Union Telegraph Company.

PLACES:

Ithaca.

PEOPLE:

Fink, J.; Curtiss, George; Smith, F.O.J.; Geddes, George; Sibley, Hiram; Joy, Arad; Wood, Daniel.

December 15, 1862 - December 29, 1862 (Box 22/Folder 7) : [61 digital images]

TOPICS:

Agriculture; sheep; cattle; telegraph business correspondence; death of Ezra E. Cornell; People's College (Havana, New York); Land Grant Act; New York State Legislature: letters from constituents (Captain in Union army requesting Ezra Cornell's assistance in obtaining promotions for Tompkins County officers); Western Union Company.

PEOPLE:

Pew, W.P.; Smith, F.O.J.; Johnson, B.P.; Sibley, Hiram; Cushman, J.B.; Elwood, I.R.; Randall, H.S.; Cornell, Ezra E.; Wyckoff, W.O.; Riggs, M.C.; Chester, E.W.

December 31, 1862 - January 7, 1863 (Box 22/Folder 8) : [44 digital images]

TOPICS:

Western Union Telegraph Company; agriculture; telegraph business correspondence: Pacific line, stock, dividends; real estate; cattle.

HIGHLIGHTS:

1862. Listing and description of soldiers sent from London (one Prussian, two Germans, four Hungarians, one Polish).

January 4, 1863. Capt. Isaac S. Tichenor to Ezra Cornell concerning policies followed in promoting officers.

January 7, 1863. Phebe Wood to Ezra Cornell and Mary Ann Cornell concerning war news, family news, and including a photo album from "Santa Claus."

PEOPLE:

Sibley, Hiram; Wade, J.H.; Randall, H.S.; Wilcox, A.; Elwood, I.R.; Tichenor, Isaac S.; Curtiss, George; Dunham, J.; Wood, Phebe.

January 8, 1863 - January 14, 1863 (Box 22/Folder 9) : [55 digital images]

TOPICS:

New York State Legislature: letters from constituents; Western Union Telegraph Company: stocks, dividends; cattle; New York State canals (Sodus Canal); People's College; Ithaca real estate; Family correspondence.

PLACES:

Ithaca; Albion.

PEOPLE:

Ramsey, A.B.; Wyckoff, W.O.; Thomas, E.N.; Folger, C.; Robertson, Mary C.; Cornell, E.S.; Elwood, I.R.; Cornell, E.B.; Wood, M.B.

January 15, 1863 - January 30, 1863 (Box 22/Folder 10) : [71 digital images]

TOPICS:

New York State Agricultural Society; telegraph business correspondence: Pacific line; sheep; cattle; Forest Park farm; agriculture; Civil War; salt; Family correspondence; Western Union Telegraph Company.

HIGHLIGHTS:

January 19, 1863. W. Irving Wood to Ezra Cornell from Army hospital in Alexandria, Va. describing where he is and where he has traveled with the Union Army.

January 26, 1863. D.B. Cornell to Ezra Cornell from Army camp in Louisiana, about 12 miles above Vicksburg describing life in the camp and discussing the family and farm he left in Illinois:
"There has been a great deal of trouble about our getting our mails since we left Jackson Tenn, Nov, and in fact about the amount of what do get that we can depend upon is mouldy bread, musty bacon body lice and curses from drunken officers..."

January 26, 1863. H.W. Sage to Ezra Cornell concerning Ezra Cornell's interest in Sage's Ithaca real estate:
"If I lived at Ithaca & could find one man without fear of his own shadow, to join me, I would undertake to make all that valley properly valuable -- I know it can be done and I know that you comprehend the ways -- & have the means, to do it..."

PLACES:

Ithaca; Albany; Albion; Vicksburg.

PEOPLE:

Cornell, John H.; Mumford, G.H.; Curtiss, George; Cornell, Frank C.; Wood, W. Irving; Wade, J.H.; Elwood, I.R.; Wilcox, A.; Root, O.; Pew, W.P.; Cornell, F.C.; Cornell, D.B.; Sage, H.W.; Sibley, Hiram; Cornell, E.B.; Wood, O.S.; Wood, M.B.

February 1, 1863 - February 8, 1863 (Box 22/Folder 11) : [54 digital images]

TOPICS:

Civil war; Ithaca real estate; New York State Legislature: letters from constituents; Forest Park farm; Banking Law; request for donation for Sabbath School and lecture room.

PLACES:

Albany; Ithaca.

PEOPLE:

Howard, J.M.; Sage, H.W.; Wyckoff, W.O.; Elwood, I.R.; Clark, A.B.; Cornell, Franklin C.; Esty, Edward S.; Wood, Phebe; Wood, Daniel; Sherwood, S.P.

February 9, 1863 - February 18, 1863 (Box 22/Folder 12) : [57 digital images]

TOPICS:

New York State agricultural survey; Cornell Public Library building; New York State Legislature: letters from constituents; request for donation to Ithaca Academy; Danby War Committee; Civil War; Western Union Telegraph Company.

HIGHLIGHTS:

February 9, 1863. F.H. Moor to Ezra Cornell from Boston offering his services in preparing a plan for the proposed Cornell Public Library.

PLACES:

Ithaca; Albany.

PEOPLE:

Moor, F.H.; Boardman, Douglass; Clark, A.B.; Cornell, J.W.; Curtiss, E.L.B.; Wood, W. Irving; Pew, W.P.; Sibley, Hiram; Sherwood, S.P.

February 19, 1863 - February 28, 1863 (Box 22/Folder 13) : [47 digital images]

TOPICS:

New York State Legislature: letters from constituents; subscriptions and bounties; salt; New York State Agricultural survey; cattle; agriculture; Cornell Public Library.

HIGHLIGHTS:

February 20, 1863. Arad Joy to Ezra Cornell from Ovid requesting Ezra Cornell to have a bill introduced for appropriating lands to the New York State Agricultural College.

PEOPLE:

Cornell, O.H. Perry; Joy, Arad; Macy, Philander; Finch, F.M.; Schuyler, G.W.

March 2, 1863 - March 10, 1863 (Box 22/Folder 14) : [61 digital images]

TOPICS:

Cornell Public Library; Civil War; International Agricultural Exhibition at Hamburg; New York State Legislature: letters from constituents; Family correspondence; Forest Park farm; railroads.

HIGHLIGHTS:

March 2, 1863. Ezra Cornell to F.M. Finch concerning the design of the library building and suggesting that all architects from Ithaca be given an opportunity to submit plans for "an edifice from which the rays of light and knowledge was to eradiate to her present and future generations."

March 2, 1863. M.B. Wood to Ezra Cornell discussing national politics.

PLACES:

Ithaca; Albion

PEOPLE:

Finch, F.M.; Wood, M.B.; Cornell, E.S.; Curtiss, George; Wyckoff, W.O.; Cornell, J.W.; Glenny, William; Tarbell, D.; Nolte, Adolph; Cornell, Franklin C.; Cornell, Paul J.; Chester, E.W.

March 11, 1863 - March 17, 1863 (Box 22/Folder 15) : [66 digital images]

TOPICS:

Civil War; New York State Agricultural Society; New York State Legislature: letters from constituents; Cornell Public Library; agriculture.

HIGHLIGHTS:

March 11, 1863. D. B. Cornell to Ezra Cornell from camp at Providence, La.:
"You may rest assured Brother that I will never turn my back to the enemies of our country. I enlisted as a private and sought no higher position but our Lt. Col...appointed me colour bearer. I felt proud of the confidence he placed in me but would rather he had not appointed me to that position yet inasmuch as it his pleasure
I would not express the least wish or word to the contrary, and I know that I will never disgrace that proud emblem of liberty...
"...we are here inactive and are as the saying is spoiling for a fight, we are anxious to be doing something that will tell towards crushing out this rebelion, we have never yet as a regiment had the privelege of facing the foe...
"I shall feel more reconciled to the fate that may await me as a soldier, since I have the assureance that in case I fall you will attend to the wants of my family - yet I cannot think otherwise than that I shall return to them - I only fear that the 95th regt. will never have an opportunity to prove their superiority to their number of rebles..."

PLACES:

Ithaca.

PEOPLE:

Cornell, D.B.; Tarbell, D.; Schuyler, G.W.; Terrey, D.; Curtiss, George; Pew, W.P.; Cornell, E.B.; Chester, E.W.

March 18, 1863 - March 25, 1863 (Box 22/Folder 16) : [53 digital images]

TOPICS:

New York State Legislature: letters from constituents; Forest Park farm; cattle; Cornell Public Library; Western Union Telegraph Company; land grant appropriations; response to address before the New York State Agricultural Society.

PLACES:

Ithaca; Albany.

PEOPLE:

Cornell, Franklin C.; Van Rensselaer, R.H.; Mumford, G.H.; Curd, John; Chace, Miller; Curtiss, George; Finch, F.M.; King, J.H.; Wood, W. Irving; Macy, Philander; Glenny, G.