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Series I. Correspondence: January 18, 1864 - June 22, 1864 (Box 24)

January 18, 1864 - January 24, 1864 (Box 24/Folder 1) : [54 digital images]

TOPICS:

Western Union Telegraph Company: dividends, stock; Cornell Public Library; Ezra Cornell's will; Cascadilla Institute; Ladies Aid Society; Civil War; Ezra Cornell's charitable contributions; Family correspondence; New York State Legislature: legislation.

PLACES:

Ithaca.

PEOPLE:

Finch, F.M.; Speed, J.J.; Wood, Phebe; Cornell, O.H. Perry; Cornell, E.B.

January 25, 1864 - February 1, 1864 (Box 24/Folder 2) : [67 digital images]

TOPICS:

New York State Legislature: legislation, letters from constituents; Forest Park farm; Civil War; gun stock; Agriculture; New York State canals; Cornell Public Library.

HIGHLIGHTS:

January 30, 1864. William Glenny letter describing life and Army politics in camp near Germania Ford, Virginia.

PEOPLE:

Cornell, Alonzo B.; Chester, E.W.; Glenny, William; Cornell, John H.

February 2, 1864 - February 8, 1864 (Box 24/Folder 3) : [76 digital images]

TOPICS:

New York State Agricultural survey; agriculture; Wisconsin lands; New York State Legislature: legislation, letters from constituents; Civil War; New York State canals; Forest Park farm.

HIGHLIGHTS:

February 6, 8, 1864. William Glenny letters describing life and Army politics in camp in Germania Ford, Virginia.

PEOPLE:

Parker, Amasa J.; Finch, F.M.; Cornell, O.H. Perry; Wood, W. Irving.

February 9, 1864 - February 17, 1864 (Box 24/Folder 4) : [54 digital images]

TOPICS:

New York State Legislature: legislation, letters from constituents; New York State canals; Cornell Public Library; Land Grant Act; People's College; Agriculture; Cayuga Lake.

HIGHLIGHTS:

February 11, 1864. Douglass Boardman to Ezra Cornell describing a tableaux theatrical presentation in Ithaca.

February 14, 1864. D.B. Cornell to Ezra Cornell from convalescent hospital where he is a nurse:
"If I were doing any thing to help crush the rebellion I would not murmer, but to have been shot in the way I was, and that too within three minutes after getting in sight of the Devils for the first time, and then not being premitted to go back to the field when I could actualy do more duty than four such men as they have been sending back who have recovered (or rather partialy recovered) from the various ills contracted in camp life, I tell you it is rather chilling."

PLACES:

Ithaca.

PEOPLE:

Pew, W.P.; Wood, M.B.; Boardman, Douglass; Glenny, William; Spaulding, Henry C.; Wells, Henry; Cornell, E.B.; Cornell, D.B.

February 18, 1864 - February 24, 1864 (Box 24/Folder 5) : [52 digital images]

TOPICS:

Civil War; Cornell family genealogy and history; New York State canals; New York State Legislature: legislation, letters from constituents.

HIGHLIGHTS:

February 18, 22, 24, 1864. William Glenny letters describing life and Army politics in camp near Germania Ford, Virginia.

PEOPLE:

Smith, F.O.J.; Wood, M.B.; Pew, W.P.; Beebe, Jessie C.; Boardman, Douglass.

February 25, 1864 - February 29, 1864 (Box 24/Folder 6) : [60 digital images]

TOPICS:

New York State canals; New York State Legislature: legislation, letters from constituents; Western Union Telegraph Company: dividends, stock; Forest Park farm; Danby farm; Cornell family genealogy and history; cattle; sheep; agriculture.

HIGHLIGHTS:

February 26, 1864. William Glenny letter describing life and Army politics in camp near Germania Ford, Virginia.

February 28, 1864. Franklin C. Cornell to Ezra Cornell:
"Perry moved last week his stock that he left to danby looks hard I don't think I ever saw a lot of calves that looked worse than his do..."

PEOPLE:

Pew, W.P.; Cornell, John H.; Sibley, Hiram; Cornell, Franklin C.; Millspaugh, John H.

March 1, 1864 - March 11, 1864 (Box 24/Folder 7) : [61 digital images]

TOPICS:

Western Union Telegraph Company: dividends, stock; New York State Legislature: legislation, letters from constituents; Civil War.

HIGHLIGHTS:

March 3, 10, 1864. William Glenny letters describing life and Army politics in camp near Germania Ford, Virginia.

PEOPLE:

Spaulding, Henry C.; Sibley, Hiram; Wood, Phebe; Chester, E.W.; Glenny, William.

March 12, 1864 - March 19, 1864 (Box 24/Folder 8) : [50 digital images]

TOPICS:

New York State Legislature: legislation, letters from constituents and others; Cornell Public Library; Agriculture; Western Union Telegraph Company: dividends, stock; New York State canals.

HIGHLIGHTS:

March 12, 1864. William Glenny letter describing life and Army politics in camp near Germania Ford, Virginia.

PEOPLE:

Cornell, E.B.; Pew, W.P.; Glenny, William.

March 21, 1864 - March 29, 1864 (Box 24/Folder 9) : [67 digital images]

TOPICS:

Western Union Telegraph Company: dividends, stock; Cascadilla Place; Saratoga Race Course; New York State Legislature: legislation; Ezra Cornell's donation to Ithaca band; New York State Agricultural College (Ovid).

HIGHLIGHTS:

March 21, 1864. William Glenny letter describing life and Army politics in camp near Germania Ford, Virginia.

PLACES:

Ithaca.

PEOPLE:

Nivison, S.S.; Curtiss, George; Speed, J.J.; Glenny, William.

March 30, 1864 - April 12, 1864 (Box 24/Folder 10) : [89 digital images]

TOPICS:

Telegraph industry: western lines; Western Union Telegraph Company: dividends, stock; New York State Legislature: legislation, letters from constituents and others; Steam cultivation; Wisconsin lands; national legislation; Cornelian Band (Ithaca); New York State canals.

PEOPLE:

Sibley, Hiram; Wood, M.B.; Lee, W.; Beebe, A.; Speed, J.J.; Beebe, Jessie C.

April 13, 1864 - April 23, 1864 (Box 24/Folder 11) : [46 digital images]

TOPICS:

Western Union Telegraph Company: dividends, stock, Russian stock; New York State Legislature: legislation, letters from constituents and others; national legislation.

HIGHLIGHTS:

April 13, 1864. Alonzo B. Cornell to Ezra Cornell:
"From present appearances there will be no lack of capital to carry the thing through and I do hope you will not allow yourself to get into a position which will cause you the least uneasiness financially. You have worked hard and have secured a fortune...I really hope you will conclude to make your subn. $300,000 instead of $500,00."

PLACES:

Ithaca.

PEOPLE:

Cornell, Alonzo B.; Sage, H.W.; Sibley, Hiram; Speed, J.J.

April 24, 1864 - May 6, 1864 (Box 24/Folder 12) : [57 digital images]

TOPICS:

Western Union Telegraph Company: dividends; Russian Telegraph; New York State Agricultural Rooms; New York State Legislature: legislation; Civil War; national legislation; Cornell family genealogy and history; Ithaca Gun Company.

HIGHLIGHTS:

April 26, 1864. W. Irving Wood to Ezra Cornell from camp near Alexandria, Virginia:
"We left Annapolis at 6 A.M. the 23rd inst. we passed through Washington at noon yesterday & was reviewed by Genl. Burnside & the President as we passed, and we made a good appearance but it was very hard work after marching for two days & the night before we laid out through a drenching ravine & had marched 10 miles through the mud besides fording a stream that morning. Quite a number of men died yesterday on the road. Our corps now has 4 divisions the forth is of colored troops."

PLACES:

DeRuyter; Ithaca.

PEOPLE:

Sibley, Hiram; Wood, W. Irving; Chester, E.W.; Barnard, Reuben; Selkreg, J.H.

May 7, 1864 - May 20, 1864 (Box 24/Folder 13) : [50 digital images]

TOPICS:

Steam cultivation; New York Steam Agriculture Company; telegraph industry; Western Union Telegraph Company: dividends, stock; national legislation.

HIGHLIGHTS:

May 13, 1864. Petition by members of New York State Senate to Secretary of War Edwin Stanton:
"The undersigned respectfully request a pass for Hon. Ezra Cornell to go within the lines of our Army to render assistance to the wounded."

May 18, 1864. D.B. Cornell to Ezra Cornell:
"I am going out into the State of Missouri recruiting for the 29th Ill. Colored Regt."

May 20, 1864. John W. Brown to Ezra Cornell describing at length activities in and battles of the Union Army.

PEOPLE:

Selkreg, J.H.; Sibley, Hiram; Cornell, D.B.; Brown, John W.

May 21, 1864 - June 4, 1864 (Box 24/Folder 14) : [38 digital images]

TOPICS:

Civil War; Cornell family genealogy and history; steam cultivator; Russian stock.

HIGHLIGHTS:

May 21, 1864. W. Irving Wood to Ezra Cornell describing battles near Spottsylvania.

May 29, 1864. John W. Cornell to Ezra Cornell from New Orleans describing his capture and wounding in a war skirmish:
"Probley you have sean the account of the capchur of the Gun Boat Signal No. 8 the one that I was on."

PLACES:

DeRuyter.

PEOPLE:

Wood, W. Irving; Wright, Avis; Sibley, Hiram; Robinson, R.R.; Chester, E.W.; Cornell, John W.; Speed, J.J.; Wood, O.S.; Fenton, Reuben.

June 5, 1864 - June 22, 1864 (Box 24/Folder 15) : [48 digital images]

TOPICS:

Agriculture; Russian stock; Ezra Cornell's Wisconsin lands; Civil War: colored regiments.

PEOPLE:

Chester, E.W.; Balch, G.W.; Cornell, D.B.; Pierpont, J.E.; Willers, D.