Agriculture

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    Matthew Harvey Watson (2 June 1891 Sutton NH - 7 March 1970 Taftsville VT) was the son of James Harvey Watson (1847-1899) and Emma Wheeler (1857-1942). He married Addie Mae Rogers (ca. 1897 Vermont - ?) in 1915; they had two children. The two volumes of Watson's diary cover the years 1922-1925 when…
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    Asa Barker Cole (15 May 1785 Boxford MA - 13 June 1860 Whitefield NH) was the son of Solomon Cole and Mehitable Barker. He married Lydia Howland in 1830 in Whitefield and made his living as a farmer. The diary (ca. 1840-1850) details planting, equipment, hauling wood, and other typical farm…
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    Leonard M. Kimball (Hillsboro New Hampshire, 1805-1855) was one of two children of Samuel Huntington Kimball (1788-1844) and Hannah Parker (1750-1825). The L.M. Kimball Daybook is dated 1855-1867 and predominantly deals with Kimball's activities…
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    Warren Brown (1836-1919) of Hampton Falls, NH married Sarah Gertrude Norris (1841-1917) in 1867. Their children were Norris Brown (1868-1869), Harry Benson Brown (1870-1903), Arthur Warren Brown (1873-1960), Gertrude Norris Brown (1878-1896), and…
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    The NH and Durham Vertical Files were collected over ca. 30 years and contain materials accumulated mostly by subject rather than creator. The New Hampshire and Durham vertical files contain historical information and publications covering a very wide…
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    The Teen Assessment Project (TAP) is a multifaceted, community-based research and education program designed to help youth by helping parents, schools, youth-serving agencies and community leaders better support youth development. This collection contains the…
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    The Botany Department was part of the curriculum of the Agriculture devision of the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts. This history was developed by the departmental review team, 1971.
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    Mary Helson (1845-1896) and Irvin Folsom (1841-1917) owned a small farm in Raymond, N.H. They were married in 1865 in Epping N.H.; their three children were Maud Eliza (1867-1942), Nellie Allen (1870-after 1910), and Frank (1876-1976). They made their living growing, saving, and selling seed as…
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    Nettie Ardell Davis (1867-1913) of New London NH was the daughter of Edmond Davis (1825-1901) and Emeline C. Young (1834-1971). She married Arthur Walter Holmes (1864-1946) in 1894. Their four children were Shirley Edward (1898-1971), Marjorie Emeline…
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    The NH Royal Livestock Show has been an annual event within the animal sciences program since April 1950. This collection contains the many of the programs for the All Aggie Day held between 1955 and 1969.
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    Milton Prince Appleby (1923-2018) was a fiddler and farmer from Rochester, N.H., of New Brunswick French/English and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) heritage. He was born in Needham, Mass., son of John “Jack” Bickford Appleby (1881-1974) and Laura Alice…
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    Richard T. Rogers (1818-1890) was a farmer and local politician from Rochester, Strafford Co., NH. His account books document his political activities in several local government committees. A possible relative named Victor E. Page also served as…
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    The Osborne Family of Weare, NH were farmers, teachers, and members of Weare Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Three generations are represented: Samuel Osborne Sr. (1789-1858), Lindley H. Osborne (1833-1920), and Charles…
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    The Torr family was a prominent Revolutionary War era farming family in the Dover/Durham/Madbury area of New Hampshire. Materials in this collection are from Benjamin Torr (ca. 1787-1852) and Vincent Torr (1777-1815). Many other Torr family members…
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    Jonathan Sanborn (1799-1880) was a cobbler/farmer/leatherworker from Hawke (now Danville), Rockingham Co., New Hampshire. Seven account books spanning the years 1817-1876 span Sanborn’s entire professional life. They document in great detail his local…
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    The New Hampshire Plant Growers Association is a non-profit organization with a mission to grow and nurture the interests of horticulture and horticultural allied trades in New Hampshire.
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    The UNH Cooperative Extension was founded in 1915. In 1938, as the Cooperative Extension Service approached 25 years since the signing of the Smith-Level Act, a Committe on Extension History was form and a member from each county was assigned the duty of writing a…
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    Levi Chapman Tuttle was born on August 3, 1835 in Nottingham, New Hampshire and died in 1914. He enlisted in the 13th Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers Infantry, Company F on August 26, 1862. He saw fighting at Fredericksburg and fifteen other battles…
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    The Department of Plant Science was founded in 1964, being formerly the Department of Agronomny and Department of Horticulture. This series contains a collection of articles on plant growth regulators written by members of the UNH Plant Science Department. The book was used during the short course…
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    This series consists of one pamphlet containing the address given by Congressman Justin S. Morrill in the Vermont State House of Representatives. Senator Morrill discusss his role in the creation of the Land-Grant Colleges and their success.
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    The Alpha Zeta fraternity, composed exclusively of agricultural students, was founded in 1897 at Ohio State University. The Granite Chapter of the fraternity was founded at the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts in 1903. The history of the fraternity was introduced and…
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    This series contains the account book of the College Farm for the years 1882-1885. Included are entries for amounts paid for laborers and supplies.
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    This series contains the pamphlet Agricultural Education Historically Considered, by Charles W. Scott. Scott was a professor at the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts and he covers the history of agricultural education in his essay.
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    The Conant Agricultural Society was founded on September 22, 1898 by university agricultural students to study and discuss agricultural problems. The group was very active during this time, with no less than 14 papers being read at a 1902 meeting. It was named after John Conant, a major benefactor…
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    The Animal Husbandry Department was part of the Agricultural Division of the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts. The college became the University of New Hampshire in 1923. In 1958 the Animal Husbandry Department was renamed the Department of Animal Sciences and in 1969 it…
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    President Edward Fairchild was president of the University of New Hampshire between 1912-1917. In this letter, Pres. Fairchild complements Harold Scudder on an article he wrote concerning beans.
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    This series contains the address delivered by Charles H. Burns in favor of the Leach Bill. The Bill proposed that a two-year course in practical and theoretical agriculture, a department of horticulture, and a system of practical instruction and manual training be added to the curriculum at the New…
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    The Engineering Experiment Station was formed by the Board of Trustees in 1929, as a non-teaching division of the College of Technology. It wasn't until 1932 that the station began operation. It was established to provide professional engineering and…
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    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. The…
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    Frank W. Rane was a Professor of Horticulture at UNH between 1896-1905. This series contains four volumes of carbon copied letters written by Frank W. Rane, Professor of horiticulture (1896-1905) concerning the business of running the Dept. of Horticulture.
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    Edward Y. Blewett was Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of New Hampshire from 1940-1958.
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    The Purnell Act was passed by Congress in 1925. It provided federal money to state Agricultural Experiment Stations for research on agriculture as well as the related economic and sociological factors. The University of New Hampshire took full…
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    The graduate school at UNH was formally created in 1928, though graduate studies date back to the university founding. This collection contains files from the graduate school including minutes of the graduate faculty meetings, campus correspondence, and reports.
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    Jeremiah W. Sanborn started at the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts in 1876 as farm superintendent. He continued in that position until 1883 when he left for a job in Missouri. This series contains the report of Jeremiah W. Sanborn to the Secretary of the Board of…
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    The Hatch Act, passed by Congress in 1887, established agricultural experiment stations around the country. It provided $15,000 a year for research and experimentation. The Act was amended in 1955. These funds were used to conduct the New England Region Projects. This series contains the…
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    Henry Corrow was the publications editor for the Cooperative Extension Services. This series contains the biographical forms voluntarily filled out by cooperative extension staff members. Some files also include items such as resumes,press releases, articles or obituaries.
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    Professor Ezekiel Webster Dimond was born in Warner, NH in 1836. He graduated from Middlebury College in 1865. He became the first professor of the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts in 1868 where he worked until his death in 1876. For detailed information about Dimond's…
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    This series contains financial, annual and budget reports produced by the Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire. Box 1 is arranged alphabetically according to department and the remaining boxes are arranged chronologically.
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    Ruth G. Stimson graduated from UNH in 1940 with a degree in Home Economics. She joined the Cooperative Extension as a Home Demonstration Agent-at-Large. Shortly after, she was assigned to the Rockingham County Office where she worked until she retired in 1982. This series, compiled by Ruth Stimson…
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    Ezra E. Adams, from Manchester, NH, graduated from the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts in 1878. [scopecontent abstract]
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    This series contains the files for the research projects conducted by the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station. Support for the research came from various funds: the Hatch Act, Bankhead-Jones Fund, Purnell Act and the Adams Fund. The series contains research reports, budget reports and…
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    Ruth G. Stimson graduated from UNH in 1940 with a degree in Home Economics. She joined the Cooperative Extension as a Home Demonstration Agent-at-Large. Shortly after, she was assigned to the Rockingham County Office where she worked until she retired in 1982. In this volume, Ruth Stimson has…
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    The minutes of the Meetings of the Council of the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station were recorded by Clarence M. Weed, Sec.
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    The Hatch Act, passed on March 2, 1887, authorized establishment of the land-grant college agricultural experiment stations. The New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station was formed in August of 1887 as a department of the New Hampshire College of…
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    The Food and Agriculture Act of 1977 required that the Secretary of Agriculture provide the Congress with "...an evaluation of the economic and social consequences of the programs of the Extension Service and the Cooperative Extension Services..." The…
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    This scrapbook was created by Philip Sawyer, Class of 1923. He was a two year Agricultural student from Madbury, N.H.. While at UNH he was a member of the Alpha Tau Alpha fraternity; the Poultry Committee; the Agricultural Club; the Rifle Team; and the Interfraternity Society called the Casque and…
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    Professor Stuart Dunn worked for the University of New Hampshire from 1926 to 1970. He taught courses in plant physiology in the Department of Botany and at the Agricultural Experiment Station. He wrote a text book and lab manual in 1949 entitled…
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    Epsilon Sigma Phi, founded on January 10-11, 1927 in Bozeman, Montana, is an honorary fraternity dedicated to fostering standards of excellence in the Extension System and to developing the Extension profession and the professional. The Nu Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi, founded on December 7, 1927…
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    This scrapbook was created by Arthur Grant Davis from Peterborough, NH, Class of 1912. He received a B.S. in Agriculture and was very active in campus activities. He was a member of Gamma Theta, Alpha Zeta and the Rifle Team. He served as the Secretary-Treasurer of the Agricultural Club and was the…
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    C. Floyd Jackson joined the university in 1908 as an assistant entomologist and before retiring in 1952 served as assistant professor of zoology and entomology professor, professor of zoology, chairman of the department and dean of the College of…