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Cornell, Alonzo B. papers, 1830-1904

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 0773
  • Size: 6 cubic ft. Correspondence and manuscripts.
  • Subject: Ezra Cornell
  • Subject: Regional History
  • Abstract: Letters and manuscripts of recollections and memorials concerning Ezra Cornell, solicited by his son, Alonzo B. Cornell, via form letters dated November 30 and December 9, 1887.

Cornell, Ezra Papers, 1746-1888

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 0001
  • Size: 30.2 cubic ft. Accounts, broadsides, correspondence, estimates, memoranda, maps, newspaper clippings, and other papers
  • Subject: Ezra Cornell
  • Abstract: Correspondence, financial and legal records, court proceedings, and other documents pertaining principally to the Cornell family, the telegraph industry, and the founding of Cornell University

Cornell, Franklin Cuthbert papers, 1857-1938

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 0456
  • Size: 2.2 cubic ft. Correspondence, account books, ledgers, finacial documents, clippings, photogrpahs, legal documents.
  • Subject: Ezra Cornell
  • Subject: Regional History
  • Abstract: Family papers, correspondence, and miscellaneous items concerning Franklin C. Cornell and son, Franklin C. Cornell, Jr.

Cornell University museum items

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 1948
  • Size: Memorabili
  • Subject: Agriculture
  • Subject: East Asia
  • Subject: Europe
  • Subject: Ezra Cornell
  • Subject: Visual Arts
  • Subject: Physical Sciences and Engineering
  • Subject: Regional History
  • Subject: Sports
  • Abstract: Includes two Cornell plaques, one ca.1907, depicting Ezra Cornell; a red cap bearing a "C" with the initials "UFBT"; an original Uris Library Reading Room chair; a rubber mold for the Cornell Seal; and a bronze medallion bearing a likeness of Ezra Cornell. A set of twelve rose-colored Wedgwood plates depicting Cornell University buildings; scenes depicted are McGraw Tower (Library Tower), Willard Straight Hall, the War Memorial, Baker Laboratory of Chemistry, Sage Chapel, McGraw Hall, the Schoellkopf Crescent, Ezra Cornell Statue, Balch Hall, Myron Taylor Hall, Goldwin Smith Hall and Sibley Dome. A Class of 1958 cloth badge; a Class of 1921 scarf; five caps, two from the Class of 1929, one from the Class of 1921, one from the Class of 1923, one undated; straw hat from the Class of 1934; nine reunion jackets, three from the Class of 1929, two from the Class of 1921, and one each from the Classes of 1916, 1923, 1925 (red, white and blue), and 1927; one polo shirt from 1923; a Cornell spoon; four Cornell service pins, ca. 1955-1970; two mugs from 1912; a 14" Cornell pencil; a 3"x4" "Cornell Library Club" printing plate; a cigarette case belonging to Ralph Gordon; a trowel wielded by President Edmund Ezra Day June 22 1946 on the Day Hall cornerstone

Hotel Ezra Cornell records

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 2328
  • Size: 12 cubic ft Photographs, Printed Materials, Movie Fil
  • Subject: Ezra Cornell
  • Subject: Regional History
  • Abstract: Programs, menus, press releases, broadsides, videocassettes and photographs concerning Hotel Ezra Cornell

Manuscript collections, 1818-190

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 2594
  • Size: 216 items
  • Subject: Ezra Cornell
  • Subject: Cornell University
  • Subject: Architecture and Planning
  • Abstract: Ezra Cornell papers include minutes of a citizens' meeting (February 5, 1863), at which Cornell's proposal for building the Cornell Public Library was considered, and letters to Cornell, 1863-1874, from William Hodgins, the library architect, and John Henry Selkreg, Francis Miles Finch, and others concerning the operation of the library; records of the Ithaca & Owego Railroad, 1834-1845, later the Cayuga Division of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad, include a letter from William Ross Humphrey to his father, Charles Humphrey, discussing some of the problems that were faced in starting the railroad, correspondence, financial statements, vouchers, bonds, and minutes of Board of Directors' meetings; land records include War of 1812, Black Hawk, and Seminole Wars bounty warrants, 1851-1864 and letters patent for lands in Illinois and Dakota Territory, 1818-1887; records concerning the Edward H. Rulloff murder trial and appeal, 1847-1860, include copies of indictments, briefs, notes on the selection of jurors, testimony, writs of error, New York State Supreme Court opinions, and letters from Rulloff to Douglass Boardman and Francis Miles Finch; the "Nautical Journal from River Plate [La Plata] to Pacific Ocean on Board Brig Laura of Salem" (ca. 150 pp.) contains a narrative of John Holman's voyage along the coast of South America, 1822-1824, and includes a sketch of the LAURA laying to off Cape Horn in a tremendous gale