Guide to the Agricultural Experiment Station Early Records, 1885-1906

Collection number: UA 10/2/1
Size: 1 box (0.33 cu.ft.)

About the Agricultural Experiment Station

The Hatch Act, passed on March 2, 1887, authorized establishment of federal Agricultural Experiment Stations. The New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station was formed in August of 1887 as a department of the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts in Hanover, NH. The Station began with two departments--Dairy, and Field and Feeding. A. H. W. Wood was superintendent of the Dairy Department and G. H. Whitcher temporarily in charge of Field and Feeding. Other personnel were F. W. Morse, chemist; C. H. Pettee, meteorologist; H. H. Lamson, microscopist-photographer; a farmer; and a clerk.

The New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts was founded in 1866 in Hanover, NH. It was removed to Durham, NH in 1893 and became the University of New Hampshire in 1923.

About the Agricultural Experiment Station Early Records

This series contains documents pertaining to the establisment and early operations of the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the University of New Hampshire.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Agricultural Experiment Station Early Records, 1885-1906, UA 10/2/1, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

These records were transferred to the University Library for storage prior to the establishment of the University Archives in 1992.

Collection Contents

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 11878-1896Items relating to the setting up of the Experiment Station
Box 1, Folder 2March 2, 1887The Hatch Act
Box 1, Folder 3Notes concerning the object and duties of the Experiment Station
Box 1, Folder 41885-1895Correspondence - Dairy Dept.
Box 1, Folder 51896-1897Correspondence - Dairy Dept.
Box 1, Folder 61897-1898Experiment Station Financial Estimates
Box 1, Folder 71894-1896Daily field reports
Box 1, Folder 81894Agricultural Experiment Station Report: Roads
Box 1, Folder 91894Agricultural Experiment Station Report
Box 1, Folder 101896Agricultural Experiment Station Report, Biological Dept.
Box 1, Folder 111902Agricultural Experiment Station Report
Box 1, Folder 12January 20, 1904Agricultural Experiment Station Report
Box 1, Folder 13April 7, 1904Agricultural Experiment Station Report
Box 1, Folder 14March 30, 1905Agricultural Experiment Station Report
Box 1, Folder 15May 22, 1905Agricultural Experiment Station Report
Box 1, Folder 16October 3, 1905Agricultural Experiment Station Report
Box 1, Folder 17January 6, 1906Agricultural Experiment Station Report
Box 1, Folder 18April 5, 1906Agricultural Experiment Station Report
Box 1, Folder 19June 1, 1906Agricultural Experiment Station Report
Box 1, Folder 20August 7, 1906Agricultural Experiment Station Report
Box 1, Folder 211895Thesis: Some Factors Effecting the Efficiency of Cream Separation by Centrifugal Force, by Frank C. Britton