Scope and Contents
The Alfred C. Burrill Papers consist of letters, photographs, postcards, and clippings, which document Alfred C. Burrill's summer of 1903, when he was a student at Yale's summer school of forestry in Pennsylvania. Burrill's work on a study of poplar trees, which was conducted in Maine later that summer, is also described in these papers. The papers also include a few student essays from 1900. The papers were purchased from David McCord's Trolley Stop in 1988.
The materials in these papers were originally mounted in a scrapbook, which has now been disbound. Previously concealed documents on the backs of photographs and postcards add depth to the information conveyed in Burrill's long, detailed letters home. It is obvious from the table of contents pages that Burrill had originally included additional letters in this scrapbook which described his student life at Harvard University during the spring of 1903. These letters were apparently removed by the dealer before the scrapbook was sold to Yale.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from David McCord's Trolley Stop, 1988.
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Language of Materials
The papers consist of letters, photographs, postcards, and clippings, which document Alfred C. Burrill's summer of 1903, when he was a student at Yale's summer school of forestry in Pennsylvania. Burrill's work on a study of poplar trees, which was conducted in Maine later in that summer, is also described in these papers, as are a few student essays from 1900.
- Guide to the Alfred C. Burrill Papers
- Under Revision
- compiled by Diane E. Kaplan
- May 1994
- Description rules
- Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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