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Detailed Description of the Collection

I. Records, 18th and 19th Century

A. Correspondence.

10 boxes.

Letters to and from P.S.P.A.

Container Container Contents
1. General correspondence
arranged alphabetically by correspondent, and then chronologically.
1 1-71 Agricultural-Hersey
2 72-124 Hiltzheimer-Moore
3 125-166 Morgan - Preston
4 167-225 Price - Wharton
5 226-241 Wilder - Young
6 242 unidentified
2. Anonymous Correspondence
arranged alphabetically by title or subject, and then chronologically.
6 243 Beehive, n.d.
6 244 Bibliotheque Britannique Agriculture, 1802
6 245-246 Crop Rotation, 1792-1796, n.d.
6 247 Flax Sample List, 1821
6 248 Flax Spinning, 1829
6 249 French Ray Grass, n.d.
6 250 Garten Stricklen, n.d.
6 251 Peas, 1787
6 252 Seeds from Holland, 1792
6 253 Soil preparation for Wheat, 1785
6 254 Veterinary Medicine, dissection of a colt, 1822
6 255 Wheat from Tuscany, Italy, 1820
6 256 Wheat Fly, n.d.
6 257 Wine making, 1792
3. Oversize letters
filed alphabetically by correspondent.
7 258-301 Abbot - Dey
8 302-339 Earl - Livingston
9 340-355 Michigan - Webb
4. Communications
represents a bound volume of manuscript transcriptions of letters to and from P.S.P.A., compiled by John Beale Bordley.
10 "John Beale Bordley's Folio, " Transcripts of correspondence with the Society, 1785-1789 with index (1 bound volume)

B. Administrative Records

Container Container Contents
1. Minutes. 8 boxes.
Meeting Minutes, with bound volumes arranged chronologically, followed by loose papers, also chronological; Committee Minutes, alphabetical by committee, and then chronologically.
Meeting Minutes, bound volumes
11 1785-1810
12 1805-1838
13 1810-1823
14 1810-1823
(index)
15 1824-1846
16 356-365 Meeting minutes, loose papers, 1785-1864, n.d.
Committee Minutes
(arranged alphabetically by committee)
17 366-371 Committee of Arrangements for Agricultural Exhibition, 1822-1852
17 372 Committee on Agricultural Implements, 1845-1849
(also bound volume in box 18)
17 373 Committee on Peter A. Brown's Inventions, 1849
17 374 Committee on Butter and Poultry, 1845
17 375-377 Committee on Cattle, 1845-1849
17 378-382 Committee on Crops, 1844-1849
Committee on Early History of the Society, 1829
See Oversize, Box 26
17 383 Committee on Flax Machine, 1822
17 384 Committee on Horses, 1845-1849
17 385 Committee on Hunting and Destroying Birds, 1844
17 386 Committee on John Scott Legacy, 1829-1830
17 387 Committee on Leasing a Farm, 1786
17 388 Committee on Moving, 1812
17 389 Committee on Pennsylvania Act for Promoting Agriculture, 1820-1821
17 390 Committee on Plows and Plowing, 1845-1849
17 391-393 Committee on Premiums, 1790-1850
17 394 Committee on Reaping and Mowing, n.d.
17 395 Committee on Salary, 1848
17 396 Committee on Seeds, n.d.
17 397 Committee on Sheep and Swine, 1845-1847
17 398 Committee on Trespass by Gunners, 1841
17 399 Committee on Working Oxen, 1849
18 Committee on Agricultural Implements (1 bound volume)
Committees, miscellaneous, 1829, 1844
See Oversize, Box 26
2. Acts and Resolutions. 8 folders.
19 400-402 Resolutions, 1805-1823
19 403 Act of Incorporation, n.d.
19 404 Seventy-Fifth Anniversary, ca. 1860
19 405 Memorial to U.S. Congress, 1852
19 406 Elections, 1822-1844
19 407 Communications and Publications, 1802, 1825
3. Library Records. 1 box and 6 folders.
See also Oversize, Box 26
19 408-411 Library Acquisitions, 1806-1855
19 412 Library Resolutions and Report, 1845
19 413 Manuscript Collection, 1899
20 Bound volume
4. Financial Records. 3 boxes.
21 414-423 Bills and Receipts, 1805-1892
21 424-431 Bills for Printing, copying, engraving, 1805-1852
21 432 Receipts for Memoirs, 1808, 1823
21 433-437 Treasurer's reports, 1809-1853
22-23 Cashbooks (2 bound volumes)
24 5. Pattern Farm 1818 (1 bound volume)
See also Oversize, Box 26
notes regarding Pattern Farm project.

C. Ephemera.

2 boxes.

Medals, issues of the United States Gazette, misc. printed matter.

Container Container Contents
25 1. Medals
26 2. Printed Material

D. Oversize.

16 folders.

Records filed alphabetically by title or subject, followed by miscellaneous oversize material, also alphabetical.

Container Container Contents
1. Records
26 438-439 Committee on Early History of the Society, 1829
26 440 Committees, miscellaneous, 1829, 1844
26 441-442 Curator's reports, 1819, 1823
26 443 Election Report, 1821
26 444 Laws, n.d.
26 445-447 Library, 1816, 1818, 1829, 1843, n.d.
26 448 Pattern Farm Proposal, 1818
26 449 Property
2. Miscellaneous
26 450 B--- A---
26 451 Cooking Stove (coal-burning), n.d.
26 452 Farmyard, Plan of, 1790
26 453 Horses, illness of, 1820
26 454 Thorn Hedges in England, 1789

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