Ellwanger and Barry

Title: ELLWANGER AND BARRY PAPERS
Date range: 1818-1963
Location: BB.E47
Size: 67 boxes, 266+ volumes




Background and Scope of Collection:

The Ellwanger and Barry Nursery was founded in May 1840 by George Ellwanger (1816-1906) and Patrick Barry (1816-1890). George Ellwanger was born in Wurtemberg, Germany and apprenticed to a horticulturist in Stuttgart from 1831 to 1835, when he emigrated to the United States. He settled in Rochester, and after working for William Reynolds and Michael Bateham as foreman of the Rochester Seed Store from 1836 to 1838, purchased the nursery portion of the business. He took as a partner Thomas Rogers, a mulberry tree salesman, but the enterprise was not a success and in 1840 he began again with Patrick Barry.

Barry was a native of Belfast, Ireland. He taught briefly in the Irish national schools before emigrating to New York in 1836. He worked for four years at the Prince Nursery in Flushing, Long Island.

1840 to 1865 was a period of foundation and expansion for the nursery. The partners purchased seven acres on Mt. Hope Avenue, which by continued acquisitions, grew to 100 acres in 1851, 400 acres in 1856 and 500 acres in 1859. The original seven acres formed the nucleus of the operation. The green houses and sheds were situated there, as well as a model arboretum and display garden. In 1854 the partners built a brick office designed in the Gothic style by the architect A.J. Davis.

Sales were both by wholesale and retail, either directly from the nursery, from catalogues, or from agents. The first catalogue was issued in 1843 and after 1854 it was published annually in parts for fruit trees, ornamentals and flowers, roses and green house plants. The agents were employed either directly by Ellwanger and Barry or by retailers who bought the stock wholesale. The company opened a branch in Toronto, Ontario in 1844 and in Columbus, Ohio in 1854. George Leslie was in charge of the Toronto operation, Michael Bateham of the Columbus branch.In order to expand, the nursery acquired stock from other nurseries in eastern United States and from Europe during the periodic buying trips made by George Ellwanger. By the 1850's the nursery enjoyed a reputation for completeness of inventory, accuracy, and reliability, and was responsible for such innovations as dwarf fruit trees. In 1860 Ellwanger and Barry employed 250 men at the peak of the season, and 80 in the winter months.

The partners entered the real estate business as the city expanded southward. In 1856 they laid out and divided Cypress Street into deep lots and there built modest frame houses intended for their senior workmen.

The period from the Civil War to 1890 was a time for consolidation. The area under cultivation reached a maximum of 650 acres in 1871. The market for Ellwanger and Barry stock was national and world-wide: the nursery supplied trees to California and the far west, and to Japan, Korea and Australia.The real estate business assumed increasing importance. In addition to Cypress and Linden Streets, laid out in the 1850's, the firm began to divide land owned east of South Avenue and built small houses for sale. In 1888 the firm built a multi-story stone office building on State Street. The real estate interest also extended to the northern section of the city where Ellwanger and Barry developed the Maplewood district.

Patrick Barry died in 1890 and was succeeded by his son William Crawford Barry. By this time the nursery business suffered from competition with western nurseries, and the company began to update its practices. The original personal partnership was incorporated in 1900 as the Ellwanger and Barry Nursery Company and the Ellwanger and Barry Realty Company, with William Crawford Barry as president, Charles Patrick Barry as treasurer and Charles Maloy as secretary. The remaining members of the Ellwanger and Barry families were the sole stock holders.The real estate company continued to subdivide and build up former nursery land to the east, extending Mt. Vernon, Meigs, Crawford, Mulberry and Rockingham Streets. That part of the business assumed increasing importance as the nursery declined.About 1910 the Rich Lands Nurseries, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ellwanger and Barry, was organized to try to attract a portion of the retail market by using premiums and offering a reduced variety of stock.

After the death of W.C. Barry in 1916, the third generation, faced with declining sales and rising costs, closed the nursery business in 1918. The real estate company continued to build on former nursery land and between 1918 and 1929 laid out the land which extended to South Clinton Avenue: Mulberry, Rockingham, Gregory Hill Road and Highland Parkway. After the hiatus of depression and war, the last major undertaking was Manor Parkway, on the area of the old nursery, facing South Avenue, in 1955. The real estate business was liquidated in 1963.The Ellwanger and Barry Company made a number of gifts to the City of Rochester. Among these were specimen trees for the Mt. Hope cemetery in 1847 and land on Meigs Street at Crawford for School #24. They also donated to the city in 1888 20 acres near the city reservoir on South Avenue, which became the nucleus of the first park in Rochester, Highland Park. With the gift of land went a three story wooden pavilion, dedicated to the children of Rochester.

Of the two partners, Patrick Barry became well known nationally for his publications on fruit and horticulture. He edited the horticultural department of the Genesee Farmer from 1844 to 1852, and edited A.J. Downing's periodical The Horticulturist from 1853 to 1854, when it was owned by James Vick of Rochester. He published The Fruit Garden in 1851, which remained in print until 1920. He also wrote A Catalogue of Fruits for the American Pomological Society in 1862. Patrick Barry served as president of the Western New York Horticultural Society from 1871 until his death in 1890. His son William Crawford Barry succeeded him, serving from 1890 until his death in 1916.

Included with the business records of the Ellwanger and Barry Company are the personal papers of the members of the Barry family through three generations.

Patrick Barry and his wife Harriet (Heustis) Barry had six sons and two daughters, of whom three sons and one daughter lived to maturity. The collection contains the papers of the sons William Crawford Barry (1847-1916) and his wife Minnie (Gaffney) Barry, Charles Patrick Barry (1852-1907) and his wife Julia (Wald) Barry and daughter Harriet (Barry) Leisching (1859-1951) and her husband Bernhard Leisching (1868-1934). There are also the papers of Frederic Gaffney Barry, the second son of William C. Barry, and miscellaneous items pertaining to other members of the family.William Crawford Barry joined his father Patrick Barry in the nursery business. About 1868 he became a junior partner after the completion of his education. He was elected president in 1881 of the American Nurserymen's Association. He was the first president of the American Rose Society, president of the Eastern Nurserymen's Association and, after 1890, president of the Western New York Horticultural Society. With the death of Patrick Barry in 1890, W.C. Barry became a full partner and president of both the nursery and the real estate companies when they were incorporated in 1900. He was also president of the Rochester Trust Company, vice-president of Lincoln National Bank, and a director of the Rochester Electric Railroad and the Rochester and Suburban Railroad. He served as a member of the Rochester Park Commission from 1888 to 1916. William Crawford Barry built a frame house next to the Patrick Barry House on Mt. Hope Avenue. He married Minnie Gaffney, who died in 1911. They had seven children, of whom five lived to maturity.

Charles Patrick Barry was the third son of Patrick Barry. He was educated at the University of Rochester, earning a bachelor's degree in 1873 and a master's in 1879. He entered the nursery business and held the position of vice-president of the nursery and realty companies after incorporation in 1900. He married Julia Wald, sister of Lillian Wald, in 1888. They lived on Linden Street until 1892, when they moved to a large stone house on East Avenue. After the death of Charles Barry in 1907, Julia and the three children left Rochester.

Harriet Barry was the second and surviving daughter of Patrick Barry. In 1892 she married Bernhard Leisching a native of Stuttgart who entered the nursery business in 1888 as a clerk. He became a bookkeeper at the Flour City Bank in 1889, and eventually was made a director. He was also vice-president of the Ellwanger and Barry Realty Company. After the death of Harriet (Heustis) Barry in 1901, Harriet and Bernhard Leisching moved into the Patrick Barry House. She lived there during her widowhood and until her death in 1951.

Frederic Gaffney Barry was the second son of William Crawford Barry. He graduated from Harvard in 1900, and then joined the nursery business. With the close of the nursery he became president of the Realty Company, and presided over the development and disposition of the remaining lands. He was an active supporter of civic music and of Catholic lay organizations. Frederic Barry lived in his father's house on Mt. Hope Avenue until his death in 1961.

Gift of the Ellwanger and Barry Realty Company 1963 and of Mrs. Donald MacNab, March 1972.

The Arthur Augustine Barry Papers were removed from the collection and catalogued separately under the call number D.180.

See: Blake McKelvey, "The Flower City: Center for Nurseries and Fruit Orchards," Rochester Historical Society Publications, 18, (1940) pp.121-169.

University of Rochester Library Bulletin, 35, (1982). Contains several articles pertaining to the Ellwanger and Barry families and the nursery.



INDEX

Ellwanger and Barry Nursery, 1839-1921: Boxes 1-31, Volumes 1-137

Boxes 1-22, Volumes 1-3: Correspondence
Box 23, Volumes 4-5: Nursery Company Corporation Records
Boxes 24-30, Volumes 6-18: Horticultural Notes, Fruit Evaluations, Inventories and Indexes of Plants
Boxes 30-31, Volumes 19-48, Flat Box 1: Sales records, Advertising, Printed Ephemera
Volumes 49-125: Account Books, Bank Books, Check Stubs and Pay rolls
Volumes 126-137: Rich Land Nurseries, 1911-1917
Ellwanger and Barry Realty Company, 1856-1963: Boxes 32-43, Volumes 138-231

Boxes 32-33: Correspondence, Stockholders' Records and Financial Records
Box 34, Volumes 138-208: Account Books, Bank Books and Check Stubs
Boxes 35-41: Legal Documents, Deeds Mortgages and Land Contracts
Box 42, Volumes 209-216: Construction and Subdivision Records
Box 43, Volumes 217-230: Maintenance of properties
Box 44, Volume 231: Ellwanger and Barry Library, Patrick Barry House, Maplewood Association, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Family and Personal Papers: Boxes 45-66, Volumes 232-266

Boxes 45-46: Charles J. Maloy
Box 47: Barry Family Correspondence
Box 48, Volumes 232-235: Patrick Barry and Harriet (Heustis) Barry
Box 49-54, Volumes 236-261: William Crawford Barry and Minnie Louise (Gaffney) Barry
Box 55-57: Charles Patrick Barry and Julia (Wald) Barry
Boxes 58-59, Volume 262: Bernhard Liesching and Harriet Elizabeth (Barry) Liesching
Boxes 60-62, Volumes 263-266: Frederic Gaffney Barry
Boxes 63-66: Miscellaneous Members of Barry Family
Photographs and Oversize Material

Boxes 67-70
Flat Boxes 2-6
Map Drawer, Alcove 6


ELLWANGER AND BARRY NURSERY

Nursery Company Correspondence

Envelope 1: Excerpts from Day Book 1839, 1840, August 1842- November 1850

Volume 1: Letterbook: 1842-1850 also contains daily account entries, 1839-1840.

Volume 2: Letterbook: September 27, 1848 - August 30, 1849.

Box 1: Nursery Company Correspondence.

    1. Correspondence, 1853-1884.
    2. Correspondence, 1885-1889.
    3. Correspondence, 1890-1891.
    4. Correspondence, 1892-1916.
    5. Testimonial letters, 1890-1893.
    6. American Association of Nurserymen Credit and Collection Bureau Correspondence, 1916-1918.

Box 1: Nursery Correspondence and orders. Cemetery

    1. 1897-1908.
    2. 1909: A-H.
    3. 1909: I-Z.
    4. 1910: A-G.
    5. 1910: H-M.
    6. 1910: N-Z.

Box 2: Nursery Correspondence and orders. Cemetery.

  1. 1911: A-H.
  2. 1911: I-P.
  3. 1911: Q-Z.
  4. 1912: A-H.
  5. 1912: I-Z.
  6. 1913: A-G.
  7. 1913: H-O.
  8. 1913: P-Z.

Box 3: Nursery Correspondence and orders. Cemetery

    1. 1914: A-L.
    2. 1914: M-Z.
    3. 1915: A-N.
    4. 1915: O-Z.
    5. 1916.
    6. 1917.
    7. 1918.

Box 4: Nursery Correspondence and orders. Church and church schools

    1. 1908.
    2. 1909.
    3. 1910.
    4. 1911.
    5. 1912.
    6. 1913.
    7. 1914.
    8. 1915
    9. 1916.
    10. 1917.
    11. 1918.
    12. 1908-1914.

Box 5: Nursery Correspondence and orders. Educational Institutions

    1. 1900-1908: P.
    2. 1908: Q-Z.
    3. 1909: A-F.
    4. 1909: G-P.
    5. 1909 Q-Z.
    6. 1910: A-L.
    7. 1910: M-Z.

Box 6: Nursery Correspondence and orders. Educational Institutions

    1. 1911: A-L.
    2. 1911: M-P.
    3. 1911: Q-Z.
    4. 1912: A-H.
    5. 1912: I-N.
    6. 1912: O-S.
    7. 1912: T-Z.

Box 7: Nursery Correspondence and orders. Educational Institutions

  1. 1913 A-C.
  2. 1913 D-O.
  3. 1913 P-Z.
  4. 1914.
  5. 1915 A-H.
  6. 1915 I-Z.
  7. 1916 A-L.
  8. 1916 M-Z.

Box 8: Nursery Correspondence and orders. Educational Institutions

  1. 1917.
  2. 1918.

Box 8: Nursery Correspondence and orders. Hospital

    1. 1901-1908.
    2. 1909.
    3. 5: 1910 A-L.
    4. 1910 M-Z.
    5. 1911.

Box 9: Nursery Correspondence and orders. Hospital

  1. 1912 A-M.
  2. 1912 N-Z.
  3. 1913 A-J.
  4. 1913 L-M.
  5. 1913 N-Z.
  6. 1914.
  7. 1915.

Box 10: Nursery Correspondence and orders. Hospital

  1. 1916.
  2. 1917.
  3. 1918.

Box 10: Nursery Correspondence and orders. Individual

  1. 1903-1907.
  2. 1908 A-K.
  3. 1908 L-M.
  4. 1908 N-P.
  5. 1908 Q-Z.

Box 11: Nursery Correspondence and orders. Individual

    1. 1909 A-C.
    2. 1909 D-L.
    3. 1909 M-P.
    4. 1909 Q-S.
    5. 1909 T-Z.

Box 12: Nursery Correspondence and orders. Individual

    1. 1910 A-B.
    2. 1910 C.
    3. 1910 D-E.
    4. 1910 F-H.
    5. 1910 I-L.
    6. 1910 M-P.
    7. 1910 Q-S.
    8. 1910 T-Z.

Box 13: Nursery Correspondence and orders. Individual

  1. 1911 A-E.
  2. 1911 G-R.
  3. 1911 S-Z.
  4. 1912 A-E.
  5. 1912 F-L.

Box 14: Nursery Correspondence and orders. Individual

    1. 1912 M-R.
    2. 1912 S.
    3. 1912 T-Z.
    4. 1913 A-D.
    5. 1913 E-J.
    6. 1913 K-M.
    7. 1913 N-Z.

Box 15: Nursery Correspondence and orders. Individual

    1. 1914
    2. 1915 A-H.
    3. 1915 I-Z.
    4. 1916 A-C.
    5. 1916 D-Z.
    6. 1917 A-L.
    7. 1917 M-Z.

Box 15: Nursery Correspondence and orders. Library

  1. 1911-1916.

Box 16: Nursery Correspondence and orders. Miscellaneous

  1. 1896-1940

Box 16: Nursery Correspondence and orders. Municipal

    1. 1896-1908 L.
    2. 1908 M-Q.
    3. 1908 R-Z.
    4. 1909 A-K.
    5. 1909 L-P.
    6. 1909 Q-R.
    7. 1909 S-Z.

Box 17: Nursery Correspondence and orders Municipal

  1. 1910 A-D.
  2. 1910 E-P.
  3. 1910 Q-Z.
  4. 1911 A-G.
  5. 1911 H-M.
  6. 1911 N-P.
  7. 1911 Q-R.
  8. 1911 S-Z.

Box 18: Nursery Correspondence and orders Municipal

  1. 1912 A-E.
  2. 1912 F-L.
  3. 1912 M-N.
  4. 1912 O-R.
  5. 1912 S-Z.

Box 19: Nursery Correspondence and orders Municipal

  1. 1913 A-B.
  2. 1913 C-D.
  3. 1913 E-L.
  4. 1913 M-N.
  5. 1913 O-P.
  6. 1913 R.
  7. 1913 S-Z.

Box 20: Nursery Correspondence and orders. Municipal

  1. 1914 A-C.
  2. 1914 D-N.
  3. 1914 O-Z.
  4. 1915 A-E.
  5. 1915 L-P.
  6. 1915 Q-Z.

Box 21: Nursery Correspondence and orders Municipal

  1. 1916 A-N.
  2. 1916 O-Z.
  3. 1917 A-N.
  4. 1917 O-Z.
  5. 1918.

Box 21: Nursery Correspondence and orders. New York State Department of Agriculture

  1. 1900-1911.
  2. 1913.
  3. 1915-1916.

Box 21: Nursery Correspondence and orders. Orphanages

  1. 1913-1916.

Box 21: Nursery Correspondence and orders. Penal Institutions

  1. 1916-1918.

Box 22: Nursery Correspondence and orders. State Agriculture Experiment Stations

  1. 1908.
  2. 1909.
  3. 1910.
  4. 1911.
  5. 1912.
  6. 1913.
  7. 1915.
  8. 1916.
  9. 1917.
  10. 1918.

Box 22: Nursery Correspondence and orders. State Board of Horticulture

  1. 1909.

Box 22: Nursery Correspondence and orders. State Horticultural Society

  1. 1911.

Box 22: Nursery Correspondence and orders. State orders

  1. 1910.

Box 22: Nursery Correspondence and orders. U.S. Department of Agriculture

  1. 1900-1908.
  2. 1909.
  3. 1910.
  4. 1911.
  5. 1912.
  6. 1913.
  7. 1914.
  8. 1915.
  9. 1916.
  10. 1917.

Box 22: Nursery Correspondence and orders. U.S. Engineers Office

  1. 1910-1915.

Volume 3: Index of customers, 1914-1918.



Nursery Company Corporation Records:

Volume 4: Minutes of Board of Ellwanger and Barry Nursery Co. 1900-1920.

Box 23: Nursery Company Corporation Records.

  1. Minutes of special board meeting. April 25, 1914.
  2. Stockholders correspondence, 1910 - June 1914.
  3. Stockholders correspondence, July - September 1914.
  4. Stockholders correspondence, October - December 1914.
  5. Stockholders correspondence, 1915 - 1917.
  6. Stockholders correspondence, 1918.
  7. Stockholders correspondence, 1919-1921.
  8. Internal Revenue licenses, 1862 - 1867.
  9. Balance sheets and annual reports, 1900 - 1910.
  10. Balance sheets and annual reports, 1911 - 1913.
  11. Balance sheets and annual reports, 1914.
  12. Balance sheets and annual reports, 1915 - 1916.
  13. Balance sheets and annual reports, 1917 - 1921.
  14. Dissolution of Nursery Company, 1917 - 1918.

Volume 5: Nursery expenses breakdown, April 1907 - July 1915.



Horticultural Notes, Fruit Evaluations, Inventories and Indexes of Plants.

Box 24: Horticultural notes.

  1. Clematis, peonies, etc. W.C. Barry, 1878. ms. vol.
  2. Roses, lilacs and small fruit. W.C. Barry, 1879. ms. vol.
  3. Roses, H.B. Ellwanger, 1876-1878. ms. vol.
  4. Roses, H.B. Ellwanger, May 1878. ms. vol.
  5. Roses, H.B. Ellwanger, 1883. ms. vol.
  6. Roses, 1904-1908. ms. vol.

Box 25: Horticultural notes.

  1. Roses, 1908-1910. ms. vol.
  2. Roses, 1910-1911. ms. vol.
  3. Roses, 1911. ms. vol.
  4. Lilacs, 1909-1911. ms. vol.
  5. Imported phlox, 1899-1912. ms. vol.
  6. Peonies, 1907-n.d. ms. vol.
  7. Peonies, n.d. ms. vol.
  8. Specimen and seed exchanges, "Book of Offers", 1868-1883. ms. vol.
  9. Specimen and seed exchanges, 1880-1901. ms. vol.
  10. Miscellaneous notes on fruit by Patrick Barry, ms. vol.
  11. Table of contents. Barry's Fruit Garden.

Volume 6: Fruit Evaluations, 1850-1853.

Volume 7: Fruit Evaluations, 1853-1868.

Volume 7a: Index.

Volume 8: Fruit Evaluations, 1868-1869.

Volume 9: Fruit evaluations, 1868-1878,

Volume 10: Fruit evaluations, 1878-1885.

Volume 10a: Index, 1878-1885.

Volume 11: Fruit evaluations, 1886-1902.

Volume 11a: Index, 1886-1902,

Volume 12: Fruit evaluations, 1904-1910.

Box 26: Records of Nursery Stock.

  1. List of apple and pear varieties, c1870. ms. vol.
  2. Index of small fruit with sources, 1881-1908. ms. vol.
  3. Index of large fruit with sources, 1886-1912. ms. vol.
  4. Index of herbaceous plants and clematis with sources, 1885-1909. ms. vol.
  5. Index of ornamentals with sources, 1886-1912. ms. vol.
  6. Index to roses with sources, 1889-1912. ms. vol.
  7. Index to new trees, plants and shrubs with sources, 1899-1904. ms. vol.

Box 27: Records of Nursery Stock.

    1. Index to new roses with sources, 1901-1903. ms. vol.
    2. Index to new specimen ornamentals with sources, 1908-1909. ms. vol.
    3. List of new peonies with sources. 1909-1911. ms. vol.
    4. Record of specimen fruit trees, 1895. ms. vol.
    5. Record of specimen fruit trees, 1907. ms. vol.
    6. Record of specimen fruit trees, n.d. and 1907. ms. vol.
    7. Record of specimen fruit trees, 1909. ms. vol.

Volume 13: Record of specimen trees, 1862-1865.

Volume 14: Record of specimen fruit trees, 1862-1876.

Volume 15: Record of specimen fruit trees, 1876-1881.

Volume 16: Record of specimen fruit trees, 1890.

Box 28: Records of nursery stock

  1. Inventory of specimen roses, 1884 and 1890. ms. vol.
  2. Inventory of specimen roses, 1890. ms. vol.
  3. Inventory of specimen roses, 1890-1900; lilacs, 1900; peonies, 1900. ms. vol.
  4. Inventory of specimen roses, 1890-1905; lilacs and peonies, n.d. ms. vol.
  5. Inventory of specimen roses, 1890-1905. ms. vol.
  6. Inventory of specimen roses, 1911. ms. vol.
  7. Inventory of specimen roses, n.d. ms. vol.
  8. Inventory of specimen flowering shrubs and peonies, 1905-1906. Office copy. ms. vol.
  9. Inventory of specimen flowering shrubs and peonies, 1905-1906. Duplicate copy. ms. vol.
  10. Inventory of specimen flowering shrubs and peonies, 1911-1915. ms. vol.
  11. List of specimen peonies and shrubs around office and W.C. Barry house, n.d. ms. vol.
  12. Arboretum list of ornamental trees, n.d. ms. vol.
  13. Stock to order, W.C. Barry, 1908. ms. vol.

Box 29: Nursery stock inventory. Field records.

    1. Inventory - small fruits. 1897-1903.
    2. Inventory - small fruits. 1904-1912.
    3. Inventory - fruit trees, grafting and budding. 1903-1915.
    4. Inventory - fruit trees, grafts, etc. 1902-1915.
    5. Inventory - fruit trees, grafts, etc. 1902-1915, book no. 2.
    6. Inventory - ornamentals. 1902-1910.
    7. Inventory - ornamentals. 1903-1910. Copy no. 4.
    8. Inventory - ornamentals. 1903-1910. Copy no. 5.
    9. Inventory - ornamentals. 1911-1914.
    10. Inventory - ornamentals. 1911-1914. Copy no. 3.
Volume 17: Nursery stock inventory. Office records, 1880-1912.

Volume 18: Nursery stock inventory, 1914-1917.

Box 30: Records of nursery stock.

  1. Inventory of peonies, 1889-1892. ms. vol.
  2. Inventory of roses, 1890-1895. ms. vol.
  3. Inventory of roses. Brininstool lot. 1903. ms. vol.
  4. Stock inventory, 1916. ms. vol.
  5. Vineyard record, 1905. Copy no. 1. ms. vol.
  6. Vineyard record, 1905. Copy no. 2. ms. vol.
  7. Rose budding record, 1915-1916. ms. vol.
  8. Fruit and rose budding record, 1915. ms. vol.
  9. Rose, fruit and lilac budding record, 1916; grape culls, 1917. ms. vol.
  10. Ornamental grafting and budding record, 1917. ms. vol.
  11. Time record - planting, 1872. ms. vol.
  12. Premium lists, 1900-1912; state and county fairs, and international expositions. ms. vol.


Advertising and Sales.

Flat Box 1:

Horticultural illustrations. Lithographs, stenciled and watercolor originals.
See also
: J & G Prestele Horticultural Prints

  1. Original illustrations.
  2. Signed colored lithographs - Prestele
  3. Unsigned colored lithographs.
    1. Unsigned colored lithographs for book Forest trees...
  4. Signed colored lithographs - Amana Colony.
  5. Original drawings - various artists

Horticultural illustrations. Colored lithographs.
See Also:
Horticultural Prints produced by firms in Rochester, NY and elsewhere

  1. D. M. Dewey.
  2. D. W. Sargent (1).
  3. P. S. Duval, Philadelphia (1).

Horticultural illustrations. Chromoliths.
See Also:
Horticultural Prints produced by firms in Rochester, NY and elsewhere

  1. Stecher, Rochester.
  2. Frauenberger, Rochester.
  3. Various Rochester printers.
  4. Non-Rochester printers.
  5. Unidentified American printers.
  6. Printers' proofs and samples.

Horticultural illustrations. European.
See Also:
Horticultural Prints produced by firms in Rochester, NY and elsewhere

  1. Plates from work by Alexander Bivort.
  2. European printers.
  3. Two unidentified plates.

Volume 19: Prestele hand-colored lithographs of fruit and flowers.

Volume 20: Advertising record, 1885-1901.

Volume 21: Record of advertising returns, 1913.

Volume 22: Record of advertising returns, 1915-1916.

Box 30 (contd.): Advertising and sales

  1. Ellwanger and Barry printed ephemera.
  2. Rich Lands Nurseries printed ephemera.
  3. Advertising proofs.
  4. Advertising, 1916.
  5. Watercolor design for cover of catalogue, Rich Lands Nursery, n.d.
  6. Miscellaneous printed ephemera from other sources.

Volume 23: Scrapbook of printed ephemera: ornamentals, 1880-1890.

Volume 24: Scrapbook of printed ephemera: fruit, 1885-1891.

Volume 24a: Index to scrapbook.

Volume 25: Scrapbook of Ellwanger and Barry advertising and printed matter, 1900-1912.

Volume 26: Scrapbook of Ellwanger and Barry advertising and printed matter, 1906-1909.Sales Records

Volume 27: Sales and daybook, 1840-1842. (first account book.)

Volume 28: Cashbook and daybook, 1842-1844; also contains Ellwanger and Rogers daybook, 1839 and diary, January - April, 1841.

Volume 29: Invoice book, 1845-1848.

Volume 30: Ellwanger, Barry and Rowe, daybook and ledger, January - June, 1848.

Volume 31: Sales book, 1839-1844.

Volume 32: Greenhouse sales, 1869-1873.

Box 31: Sales records.

  1. Fruit sold on credit, 1907-1908. ms. vol.
  2. Fruit sales, 1907. ms. vol.
  3. Fruit sales, 1908. ms. vol.
  4. Fruit sales, 1909. ms. vol.
  5. Fruit sales, 1910-1912. ms. vol.
  6. Fruit sales, 1914-1926. ms. vol.
Order Record Books

Volume 33: 1910

Volume 34: 1911

Volume 35: 1912

Volume 36: 1913

Volume 37: Fall 1913

Volume 38: 1914

Volume 39: 1915

Volume 40: 1916

Alphabetical Index for Cash Sales Books
Note: the sales books which the following index have not survived

Volume 41: Spring 1914

Volume 42: Fall 1914

Volume 43: Spring 1915

Volume 44: Fall 1915

Volume 45: Spring 1916

Volume 46: Fall 1916

Volume 47: Spring 1917

Volume 48: Fall 1917 - Spring 1918



Account Books, Bank Books, Check Stubs, Payrolls
Note: account book sets are divided into cash books, daybooks or journals and ledgers. The ledgers also have index volumes.

Cash Books

Volume 49: March 20, 1839 - May 14, 1840.

Volume 50: January 1, 1845 - December 29, 1845.

Volume 51: January 1, 1846 - January 6, 1847.

Volume 52: January 1, 1847 - April 3, 1848.

Volume 53: June 1, 1848 - October 22, 1849.

Volume 54: April 4, 1848 - April 12, 1852.

Volume 55: April 13, 1852 - October 18, 1853.

Volume 56: March 1, 1854 - July 19, 1856.

Volume 57: January 1, 1859 - November 30, 1861.

Volume 58: December 2, 1861 - November 17, 1864.

Volume 59: November 18, 1864 - October 29, 1867.

Volume 60: November 1, 1867 - July 19, 1870.

Volume 61: July 19, 1870 - April 30, 1873.

Volume 62: May 1, 1873 - March 30, 1876.

Volume 63: April 1, 1876 - December 31, 1878.

Volume 64: January 1, 1879 - June 30, 1881.

Volume 65: July 1, 1881 - May 1, 1884.

Volume 66: May 1, 1884 - November 30, 1886.

Volume 67: December 1, 1886 - July 31, 1889.

Volume 68: August 1, 1889 - August 31, 1891.

Volume 69: September 1, 1891 - April 25, 1893.

Volume 70: April 25, 1893 - October 27, 1894.

Volume 71: October 29, 1894 - March 31, 1896.

Volume 72: April 1, 1896 - June 29, 1897.

Volume 73: July 1, 1897 - September 30, 1898.

Volume 74: October 1, 1898 - September 30, 1899.

Volume 75: October 2, 1899 - August 31, 1900.

Volume 76: September 1, 1900 - August 30, 1902.

Volume 77: September 2, 1902 - September 27, 1904.

Volume 78: October 1, 1904 - September 29, 1906.

Volume 79: October 1, 1906 - October 1, 1908.

Volume 80: October 1, 1908 - May 31, 1910.

Volume 81: June 1, 1910 - April 8, 1914.

Volume 82: April 22, 1912 - April 8, 1914.

Volume 83: April 9, 1914 - October 31, 1916.

Volume 84: November 1, 1916 - September 1, 1920.

Daybooks

Volume 85: July 1840 - December 1844.

Volume 86: 1845 - October 1847.

Volume 87: November 1847 - April 1849.

Volume 88: June 1848 - June 1850.

Volume 89: February 1854 - April 1856. (fruit trees)

Volume 90: April 1854 - April 1856. (ornamentals)

Volume 91: June 1848 - February 1854. (summary)

Volume 92: March 1854 - July 1856. (summary)Volume 93: 1859 - 1876.

Volume 94: 1877-1897.

Volume 95: 1898 - August 1900.

Volume 96: September 1900 - 1908.

Volume 97: 1909 - October 1920.

Ledgers

Volume 98: 1839.

Volume 99: 1840-1847.

Volume 100: 1848-1853.

Volume 101: 1854-1858.

Volume 102: 1858-186-.

Volume 103: 1859-1862.

Volume 104: 1863-1867.

Volume 105: 1869-1871.

Volume 106: 1872-1876.

Volume 107: 1877 - August 1879.

Volume 108: 1879 - September 1882.

Volume 109: October 1882 - August 1886.

Volume 110: September 1886 - 1890.

Volume 111: 1891-1894.

Volume 112: 1895-1898.

Volume 113: 1899 - August 1900.

Volume 114: September 1900 - 1905.

Volume 115: 1906-1909.

Volume 116: 1910 - June 1913.

Volume 117: July 1913 - 1919.

Ledger Indexes

Volume 100A: 1848-1853.

Volume 101A: 1854-1858.

Volume 102A: 1858-1876.

Volume 103A: 1859-1862.

Volume 104A: 1863-1867.

Volume 105A: 1869-1871.

Volume 110A: 1886-1890.

Volume 112A: 1895-1898.

Volume 113A: 1899-1900.

Volume 114A: 1900-1905.

Volume 115A: 1906-1909.

Volume 116A: 1910 - June 1913.

Volume 117A: July 1913 - 1919.

Box 31 (contd.): Bank records.

    1. Bank book, nursery account; October 1908 -April 1910.
    2. Bank book, nursery account; April 1913 - November 1914.
    3. Bank book, nursery account; November 1914 - May 1916.
    4. Bank book, nursery account; May 1916 - March 1918.
    5. Bank book, nursery account; March 1918 - June 1920.
Check Stubs

Volume 118: June 5, 1916 - June 27, 1919.

Volume 119: August 11, 1916 - June 1, 1917.

Volume 120: June 6, 1917 - December 5, 1918.

Volume 121: June 6, 1917 - September 1, 1920.

Volume 122: Trial balances, 1916-1920.

Volume 123: Nursery payroll and time record, September 1915 - April 1921.

Volume 124: Nursery payroll and time record, April 1921 - April 1941.

Volume 125: Manure account, July 26, 1907 - April 2, 1917.



Rich Land Nurseries Records

Volume 126: Cash book, August 1915 - November 1918.

Volume 127: Ledger and cash balance, 1912-1917 (includes cash balance for Ellwanger and Barry Realty Company, May 7, 1936 - March 14, 1938.)

Volume 128: Customer list, 1911.

Indexes of Customers

Volume 129: 1911 - 1912.

Volume 130: 1913.

Volume 131: 1914.

Volume 132: Fall 1915.

Volume 133: Spring 1916 - Fall 1916 - Spring 1917.

Order Books

Volume 134: 1911 - 1912.

Volume 135: 1913 - 1915.

Volume 136: 1916.

Volume 137: Scrap book, 1911 - 1917.

Note: see also oversize material.



ELLWANGER AND BARRY REALTY COMPANY



Correspondence, Stockholders Records, Financial Records.

Box 32: General correspondence.

    1. 1860-1886.
    2. 1887-1910.
    3. 1911.
    4. 1912-1914.
    5. 1915-1916.
    6. 1917-1918.
    7. 1919-1920.
    8. 1921.
    9. 1922-1923.
    10. 1924.
    11. 1925.
    12. 1926-1927.
    13. 1928-1929.
    14. 1930-1932.
    15. 1933-1934.
    16. 1935.
    17. 1936-1938.
    18. 1939-1940.
    19. 1941-1959.

Box 32: Balance sheets and annual accounts.

  1. 1916-1920.
  2. 1921-1929.
  3. 1930-1935.
  4. 1936-1942.
  5. 1943-1951.
  6. 1952-1957.
  7. 1958-1961.

Box 33: Realty Company Corporation Records

  1. Stockholders correspondence, 1911-1955.
  2. Stockholders meetings. 1909-1932.
  3. Stockholders meetings, 1933-1960.
  4. Affiliated Corporation questionnaire, 1917.
  5. City taxes, 1907-1946.
  6. Excise tax returns, 1936-1945.
  7. Utility taxes, 1937-1941.
  8. Utility taxes, 1942-1946.
  9. Insurance records, 1909-1939.
  10. Insurance records, 1940-1961.
  11. Law suit, city of Rochester vs. W. E. Crane and Ellwanger and Barry Company. 1953.
  12. Miscellaneous receipts and memos. 1907, 1937.

Volume 138: Insurance record, December 1914.

Volume 139: Insurance expiration records.



Account Books and Check Stubs.

Volume 140: July 21, 1856 - April 1858.

Volume 141: May 1858 - June 1964.

Volume 142: July 1864 - December 1870.

Volume 143: January 1871 - May 1876.

Volume 144: June 1876 - October 1880.

Volume 145: November 1880 - April 1, 1884.

Volume 146: April 1, 1884 - April 28, 1887.

Volume 147: May 2, 1887 - October 1890.

Volume 148: November 1890 - July 1895.

Volume 149: August 1895 - August 1900.

Volume 150: September 1900 - December 1901.

Volume 151: 1902 - 1903.

Volume 152: 1904 - 1905.

Volume 153: 1906 - August 6, 1907.

Volume 154: August 7, 1907 - October 16, 1909.

Volume 155: October 16, 1909 - August 1911.

Volume 156: September 1911 - December 2, 1913.

Volume 157: December 3, 1913 - February 23, 1918.

Volume 158: February 24, 1916 - February 23, 1916.

Volume 159: August 10, 1918 - November 1920.

Cash Books

Volume 160: November 1920 - April 1923.

Volume 161: April 20, 1923 - November 1925.

Volume 162: December 1925 - March 8, 1929.

Volume 163: March 8, 1929 - December 1933.

Volume 164: October 21, 1933 - February 9, 1938.

Volume 165: February 9, 1938 - April 25, 1942.

Volume 166: April 25, 1942 - January 12, 1959.

Day Books

Volume 167: 1856 - 1896.

Volume 168: March 1896 - August 1900.

Volume 169: September 1900 - June 1915.

Volume 170: July 1915 - December 1922.

Volume 171: December 20, 1922 - June 1931.

Volume 172: July 1931 - January 4, 1949.

Ledgers

Volume 173: December 1877 - 1895.

Volume 174: 1896 - 1899.

Volume 174A: Index.

Volume 175: 1900 - 1909.

Volume 175A: Index.

Volume 176: 1910 - 1921.

Volume 177: 1922 - 1945.

Trial Balances

Volume 178: January 1906 - November 29, 1919.

Volume 179: 1920 - 1923.

Volume 180: 1924 - 1926.

Volume 181: 1927 - 1931.

Volume 182: 1932 - 1936.

Volume 183: 1937 - 1946.

Daily Cash Balances

Volume 184: April 10, 1907 - January 26, 1909.

Volume 185: January 27, 1909 - September 24, 1910.

Volume 186: September 26, 1910 - May 17, 1912.

Volume 187: May 18, 1912 - January 22, 1914.

Volume 188: January 23, 1914 - November 23, 1915.

Volume 189: November 24, 1915 - August 3, 1917.

Volume 190: August 4, 1917 - April 1920.

Volume 191: May 1920 - February 21, 1927.

Volume 192: February 22, 1927 - March 22, 1933.

Volume 193: March 15, 1938 - March 11, 1941.

Volume 194: March 12, 1941 - August 28, 1943.

Check Stubs

Volume 195: December 14, 1926 - December 26, 1929.

Volume 196: December 31, 1928 - June 26, 1942.

Volume 197: February 26, 1931 - February 4, 1932.

Volume 198: March 2, 1934 - April 1, 1935.

Volume 199: March 6, 1936 - March 4, 1937.

Volume 200: March 4, 1937 - March 14, 1938.

Volume 201: March 21, 1941 - April 17, 1942.

Volume 202: April 18, 1942 - September 1, 1943.

Volume 203: September 3, 1943 - October 12, 1944.

Volume 204: October 12, 1944 - December 6, 1945.

Volume 205: December 6, 1945 - May 7, 1948.

Volume 206: October 1951 - August 21, 1957.

Check Stubs for Liquidation Dividends

Volume 207: April 1947 - 1953.

Volume 208: December 29, 1954.

Box 34: Bank books.

    1. Daily balance, April 1910 - June 1912.
    2. Daily balance, June 1912 - March 1914.
    3. Daily balance, March 1914 - October 1915.
    4. Daily balance, October 1915 - May 1917.
    5. Daily balance, May 1917 - October 1918.
    6. Daily balance, December 1920 - April 1924.
    7. Daily balance, May 1924 - February 1928.
    8. Daily balance, February 1928 - August 1932.
    9. Winn Building, special account, 1910 - 1917.
    10. East Main Street Building, special account, 1910 - 1918.
    11. Morton Farm, special account, March 1916 - December 1920.
    12. Ellwanger and Barry Building, special account, 1926 - 1933.
    13. Quarterly balances, August 1915 - March 1920. (Rochester Trust)
    14. Quarterly balances, February 1921 - December 1924. (Rochester Trust)
    15. Quarterly balances, December 1924 - July 1929. (Rochester Trust)
    16. Quarterly balances, September 1921 - December 1924. (Traders)
    17. Monthly balances, June 1929 - September 1933. (First National)
    18. Monthly balances, September 1933 - March 1936. (Lincoln Alliance)


Legal Documents, Deeds, Mortgages, and Land Contracts

Box 35: Legal documents, 1818-1857.

Box 36: Legal documents, 1858-1872.

Box 37: Legal documents, 1873-1895.

Box 38: Legal documents, 1896-1911.

Box 39: Legal documents, 1912-1919.

Box 40: Legal documents, 1920-1923.

Box 41: Legal documents, 1924-1949.



Construction and Subdivision Records

Volume 209: List of lots, with purchasers and dates of sale, 1861-1904
Note: see also oversize material.

Box 42: Real Estate Development and House Construction.

  1. Cost estimates for houses, 1871-1884.
  2. Applications for houses and lots, 1919 - August 1928.
  3. Applications for houses and lots, August 1928 - November 1931.
  4. Subdivision development notes, 1925-1928.
  5. Key to houses and lot numbers.
  6. Key to lot and house numbers.
  7. Construction costs of houses, 1906-1907.
  8. Construction costs of house nos. 51-88, 1910-1912.
  9. Construction costs of house nos. 122-155, n.d.
  10. Construction costs and sales prices of houses, 1908-1920.
  11. Cost of hardware for house nos. 90-129.
  12. Cost of hardware for house nos. 130-169.
  13. Cost of hardware for house nos. 170-191.
  14. Plumbing costs for new houses, 1909-1928.
  15. Costs of paint materials, 1911-1913.
  16. Costs of paint materials, 1911-1916.
  17. Costs of paint materials, 1911-1928.
  18. Values of trees and shrubs planted on Crawford, Mulberry and Rockingham Streets, 1912.
  19. Record of sand and gravel pit at top of Meigs Street, 1913-1915.
  20. Concrete building block manufacturing, 1913-1928.
  21. Carpenter's account book, 1919-1921. J.D. Sullivan.

Volume 210: Construction costs of house nos. 75-152, 1911-1916.

Volume 211: Construction costs of house nos. 142-218, 1916-1922.

Volume 212: Construction costs of house nos. 219-272, 1922-1929.

Volume 213: Payroll records for builders, 1923-1924.

Volume 214: Payroll records for builders, 1924-1927.

Volume 215: Payroll records for builders, 1927-1935.



Maintenance of Properties

Volume 217: Rent ledger, 1904-1905.

Volume 218: Rent ledger, 1906-1911.

Volume 219: Rent ledger, April 1911-March 1917.

Volume 220: Rent ledger, 1917-1923.

Volume 221: Rent ledger, 1923-1931.

Volume 222: Rent ledger, April 1931 - March 1939.

Volume 223: Rent ledger, April 1939 - 1947.

Box 43: Ellwanger and Barry Building, Administration.

  1. Correspondence, memoranda, etc., 188- - 1948.
  2. Rent reductions, 1933.
  3. List of tenants and employees, 1945-1946, loose-leaf notebook.
  4. Elevator maintenance record, 1900-1922.
  5. Alteration of 63 State Street. Crandall and Strobel, 1908.
  6. Mortgages payable by Ellwanger and Barry Realty Company, 1929-1939.
  7. Receipts and expenses for rental property at 225-313 Mulberry Street, 1934-1940.
  8. Receipts and expenses for rental property at 268-359 Rockingham Street, 1935-1940.
  9. Receipts and expenses for rental property at 365-527 Rockingham Street, 1934-1940.
  10. Workman's Compensation report, 1945.

Volume 224: Payroll books, January 6, 1912 - December 27, 1919.

Volume 225: Payroll books, January 1920 - February 4, 1928.

Volume 226: Payroll books, February 11, 1928 - September 7, 1935.

Volume 227: Payroll books, September 14, 1935 - March 1942.

Volume 228: Prospective employees.

Volume 229: Maintenance accounts for Ellwanger and Barry Building, 1917-1928.

General Properties. Administration.

Volume 230: Expense record for buildings and grounds, 1896-1898.

Volume 231: Ellwanger, Barry and Woodworth. Maplewood Association, 1902-1910.



Ellwanger and Barry Library

Box 44: Ellwanger and Barry Library

  1. Correspondence.
  2. Catalogue, 1869. ms. vol.
  3. Catalogue, c1880. ms. vol.
  4. Catalogue, 1892. ms. vol.
  5. List of books, 1943.
  6. Correspondence with University of Rochester about Ellwanger and Barry Library, 1941-1943.

Box 44: Patrick Barry House.

  1. Correspondence, 1853-1961.
  2. Printed material, 1856- .

Box 44: Miscellaneous

  1. List of medals awarded Ellwanger and Barry Nursery, 1849-1917. (see folder in map drawer for certificates.)
  2. Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Rochester, N.Y. Planting plan, 1875. ms. vol.


FAMILY AND PERSONAL PAPERS



Charles J. Maloy.

Box 45: Diaries, 1907-1915, 1917-1921. 14 Volumes.

Box 46: Diaries, 1922-1929. 8 Volumes.



Barry Family Correspondence

Box 47: Barry Family Correspondence.

  1. 1854-1869.
  2. 1870-1879.
  3. 1880-1884.
  4. January-August 1885.
  5. September-October 1885.
  6. November-December 1885.
  7. 1886-1889.
  8. 1890-1899.
  9. 1900-1903.
  10. 1904.
  11. 1905.
  12. 1906.
  13. January-April 1907.
  14. May-December 1907.
  15. 1908.
  16. 1909-1913.
  17. 1914-1952.
  18. undated.



Patrick Barry and Harriet (Heustis) Barry

Box 48: Patrick Barry and Harriet (Heustis) Barry.

  1. Correspondence, 1888.
  2. Biographical notes, n.d.
  3. Notes for speech before Western N.Y. Horticultural Society, 1889.
  4. Memoir of Patrick Barry by P.C. Reynolds, 1894.
  5. Revisions of Catalogue of the American Pomological Society. February, 1869.
  6. P.C. Reynolds. Revisions for Barry's Fruit Garden, n.d.
  7. Record of securities owned by Patrick Barry and George Ellwanger, 1864-1902.
  8. Denver Villa Association. Minutes, 1871-1872.
  9. Power of Attorney. Patrick Barry to W.C. Barry, January 30, 1875.
  10. Stock certificates, 1864, 1874-1875.
  11. Warner and Cutler architects. Specifications for extending. carriage house, n.d.
  12. Patrick Barry. Pocket diaries. 8 Volumes. 1857, 1864, 1866, 1868, 1869, 1870, 1871, 1872.
  13. Patrick Barry. Memorandum books. 5 Volumes. 1861, 1875,,1878, 1886-1887, n.d.
  14. Patrick Barry estate, Records.
  15. Hibernian Temperance Society, records, 1840-1841.
  16. Twelfth Ward Volunteers. Bounty account book, 1862-1863.
  17. Harriet (Heustis) Barry. Bank books, 1888-1898, 1900-1902.
  18. Harriet (Heustis) Barry. Estate records, 1901

Volume 232: Patrick Barry estate. Check book, 1890-1892.

Volume 233: Patrick Barry estate. Account book, 1890-1892.
(Note: see also oversize material.)Volume 234: Harriet (Heustis) Barry. Account book, 1890-1901.

Volume 235: Harriet (Heustis) Barry. Daybook, 1899-1900.

Volume 236: Harriet (Heustis) Barry. Estate records, account book, 1901-1902.



William Crawford Barry

Box 49: Correspondence.

    1. 1873-1906.
    2. 1907- May 1911.
    3. June 1911- August 1912.
    4. September 1912- May 1913.
    5. August 1913- 1916, Undated.
    6. Speeches by and tributes to W.C. Barry.
    7. Memorial in honor of W.C. Barry
    8. Obituaries and other clippings, Dec. 1916 - May 1917

Volume 237: Letterbook, 1897-1906.

Volume 238: Letterbook, 1906-1911.

Box 50: William Crawford Barry: Diaries.

    1. 1868-1869.

Volume 239: 1879.

Volume 240: 1880.

Volume 241: 1881.

Volume 242: 1883.

Box 50: William Crawford Barry: Diaries.

    1. 1884, 1885, 1886.
    2. 1888.

Volume 243: 1895.

Volume 244: 1896.

Volume 245: 1897.

Box 50: William Crawford Barry: Diaries.

    1. 1897, 1898.

Box 50: Financial Records.

  1. Bank books, 1890-1899, 1894-1900.
  2. Bank books, 1900-1905, 1905.
  3. Bank books, 1906-1910, 1916.
  4. Bank book, 1902.

Volume 246: Cash book, October 1890 - July 1892.

Volume 247: Cash book, August 1892 - January 1894.

Volume 248: Cash book, January 1894 - 1895.

Volume 249: Cash book, 1896-1898.

Volume 250: Cash book, 1899 - November 1901.

Volume 251: Cash book, December 1901-1903.

Volume 252: Cash book, 1904-1905.

Volume 253: Cash book, 1906 - June 1908.

Volume 254: Cash book, July 1908 - 1911.

Volume 255: Cash book, 1912 - July 1915.

Volume 256: Cash book, August 1915-1916.

Box 51: William Crawford Barry: Business Records.

    1. Record of stock transactions, 1905.
    2. Stocks. Correspondence and transactions, 1899-1914.
    3. Stocks. Correspondence and transactions, 1915-1916.
    4. Rochester German Insurance Company, 1909-1910.
    5. Rochester and Irondequoit Railroad records, 1893-1897.
    6. Rochester and Irondequoit Railroad records, 1898-1899.
    7. Rochester and Suburban Railroad records, 1900-1905. (incorporating Rochester and Irondequoit Railroad.)
    8. Rochester and Suburban Railroad. Financial statements, 1901-1905.

Philip Kirley Estate

Box 52: William Crawford Barry: Philip Kirley Estate.

    1. Records of Kirley Block, (156-160 East Main Street Rochester) 1887-1890.
    2. Records of Kirley Block, 1891-1892.
    3. Records of Kirley Block, 1893-1897.
    4. Bank books, 1884-1892, 1892-1897.
    5. Insurance for Kirley Block, 1888-1889.
    6. Insurance for Kirley Block, 1890.
    7. Insurance for Kirley Block, 1891.
    8. Insurance for Kirley Block, 1892.

Volume 257: Account book. no. 1, 1888-1895.

Volume 258: Account book, no. 2, 1895-1897.

Volume 259: Cash book, 1888-1897.

Box 53: William Crawford Barry: Mary Rose Jenkins Estate.

  1. Records, 1906-1907.
  2. Account book, 1898-1907. Bank book, 1898-1908.

Box 53: William Crawford Barry: Estate Records.

  1. Memorials, 1916-1917.
  2. Correspondence, 1916-October 1917.
  3. Correspondence, November-December 1917.
  4. Correspondence, 1918-1923.
  5. Bank book and account statements, 1917-1918.
  6. Judicial settlement, 1918.
  7. Legal documents, 1916-1923.
  8. Lists of stocks, 1915-1919.

Volume 260: Cash book, 1916-1918.

Volume 261: Cash book, 1918-1919.



William Crawford Barry.
Note: see also oversize material:

  • Appointment to Board of trustees of New York State Experiment Station, 1893
  • Appointment to Board of trustees of New York State Experiment Station, 1896
  • Appointment to New York Food Investigation Commission, 1911.


Minnie Louise (Gaffney) Barry.

Box 54: : Minnie Louise (Gaffney) Barry.

  1. Correspondence, 1909-1911.
  2. Account book with Burke-FitzSimmons Department Store, 1887-1889.
  3. Stocks and bonds, 1901-1906.
  4. Estate settlement, 1912.
  5. Bank books: 1892-1894, 1894-1895, 1895-1897, 1897-1899, 1899-1900, 1900-1901, 1901-1903, 1903-1904, 1904-1905, 1905-1907, 1908-1913 (estate).
  6. Owen Gaffney: Estate, 1892-1896.

Box 54: Perpetual Help Society (Ladies Aid to St. Mary's Hospital)

  1. Correspondence and records, 1891-1894.
  2. Record book, 1891-1892.


Charles Patrick Barry and Julia (Wald) Barry.

Box 55:

    1. Correspondence, 1902-1911.
    2. Correspondence, 1912-1913.
    3. School reports, 1906-1913.
    4. Legal documents, 1890-1912.
    5. Stock transactions and correspondence, 1873-1902.
    6. Stock transactions and correspondence, 1903-1912.
    7. Stock certificates, 1906-1908.
    8. Taxes and assessments, 1906-1908.
    9. Charles P. Barry estate. Balance sheet, 1908.
    10. Insurance. 1908-1913.

Box 55: Julia (Wald) Barry: Authentic Antique Shop.

  1. Correspondence, 1908-1913.
  2. Bills, 1910-1911.
  3. Bills, 1912.
  4. Bills, 1913.
  5. Inventory, n.d.
  6. Lease, 1913.
  7. Photos and sketches of furniture.

Box 56: Charles Patrick Barry and Julia (Wald) Barry. Charles P. Barry Estate.

  1. Account book, 1907-1909.
  2. Estate account, 1907.
  3. Bank book, 1907-1911.
  4. Bank book, 1911-1912.
  5. In trust for Alfred Wald Barry, 1910.
  6. In trust for Thomas Francis Barry, 1910.

Box 56: Julia (Wald) Barry.

  1. Appointment book, 1907.
  2. Account book, 1908?
  3. Account book, 1908.
  4. Account book, 1908-1910.
  5. Account book, 1911.

Box 57: Bank Books.

  • Charles P. Barry, Bank book. National Bank of Rochester. 1906-1907.
  • Julia Wald Barry, Bank books. Rochester Trust and Safe Deposit Co. 1903-1913. 5 volumes.
  • Check stubs. National Bank of Rochester. (after 1909, Lincoln National Bank of Rochester) 1907-1913. 12 volumes.
  • Julia (Wald) Barry, Authentic Antique Shop Bank book, 1912-1913. Check stubs, March-June 1913.


Bernhard Liesching

Box 58: Bernhard Liesching.

    1. Correspondence, 1891-1896.
    2. Correspondence, 1897-1898.
    3. Correspondence, 1899-1901.
    4. Correspondence, 1902-1919.
    5. Correspondence, 1920-1931.
    6. Correspondence, 1932-1938.
    7. Naturalization certificate, 1893.
    8. Biographical notes, n.d.
    9. Insurance, 1925-1933.
    10. Income tax, 1929-1933.
    11. Receipts, 1898-1934.
    12. Receipts, (German) 1892-1935.
    13. Theodore and Cecilie Liesching. Legal documents, 1872-1915.
    14. Liesching Family. History and memorabilia, 1864-1951.
    15. Theodore Liesching. Scrapbook of obituaries, 1922.

Box 58: Harriet Elizabeth (Barry) Liesching.

  1. Correspondence, 1901-1946.
  2. Correspondence, 1947-1948.
  3. Correspondence, 1949-1951.
  4. Receipts. Rochester clubs and charities.
  5. Legal documents, 1891-1935.
  6. Insurance, 1934-1936.
  7. Insurance claims, 1949-1950.
  8. Stock transactions, 1934-1951.
  9. Stock and bond holdings, 1890-1937.
  10. Taxes, 1935-1943.
  11. Tax returns, 1935-1942.

Volume 262: Account book, 1890-1935.

Box 59: Check stubs, June 1935 - January 1943. 15 Volumes.



Frederic Gaffney Barry

Box 60: Personal Correspondence

    1. 1896-1911.
    2. 1912-19183: 1919.
    3. 1920-1921.
    4. 1922.
    5. 1923-1924.
    6. 1925-1927.
    7. 1928-1929.
    8. 1930-1931.
    9. 1932-1933.
    10. 1934-1935.
    11. 1936.
    12. 1937.
    13. 1938.
    14. 1939.
    15. 1940.
    16. 1941.
    17. 1942.
    18. 1943.
    19. 1944-1945.
    20. 1946.
    21. 1947.
    22. 1948.
    23. 1949.
    24. 1950.
    25. 1951.
    26. 1952.
    27. 1953.
    28. 1954.

Box 61: Frederic Gaffney Barry: Personal Records.

    1. English essays. Harvard College, 1900-1901.
    2. Examination questions, 1896-1900.
    3. Bills and receipts from Harvard and Cambridge, 1896-1900.
    4. Harvard printed ephemera: Tickets, memos, playbills, etc., 1896-1900.
    5. Harvard manuscript ephemera, 1896-1900.
    6. Rochester Civic Music Association, 1940-1952.
    7. Knights of Columbus, 1928-1940.
    8. Harvard College Endowment Fund, 1919-1920.
    9. Receipts for contributions to Rochester charities, 1920-1954.
    10. Stock transactions, 1912-1921.
    11. Stock transactions, 1922-1923.
    12. Stock transactions, 1924-1929.
    13. Stock transactions, 1930-1939.
    14. Stock transactions, 1940-1956.

Box 62: Frederic Gaffney Barry: Financial Records.

    1. Bank books, 1918-1920, 1920-1933.
    2. Income tax, 1917-1929.
    3. Income tax, 1930-1939.
    4. Income tax, 1940-1945.
    5. Income tax, 1946-1955.
    6. Insurance, 1923-1958.
    7. Volume 263: Account book, 1946-1952.
    8. Volume 264: Account book, 1953-1956.
    9. Volume 265: Account book, 1957-1959.
    10. Volume 266: Investment record, 1930-1961.
      (Note: see also oversize material.)


Miscellaneous Members of the Barry Family

Box 63: Miscellaneous members of Barry Family.

  1. Thomas Francis Barry. Essay: "Sir Walter Scott as a Novelist." ms.
  2. Rose Marie Barry. Diary, 1875.
  3. John Heustis Barry. Receipts, 1896-1900.
  4. John Heustis Barry. Estate documents, 1903-1910.
  5. Catherine Barry. Mortgage and insurance, 1899-1903.
  6. Robert L. Barry. Financial agreements, 1905.
  7. Harriet Lillian Barry. Certificate from Lincoln Farm Association, 1909.
  8. Harriet Lillian Barry. Bank book, 1892-1900.
  9. Harriet Lillian Barry. Wills, 1954-1955.
  10. Grace (Goodloe) Barry. List of wedding presents, 1901.

Box 64: Marie Louise Barry: Scrapbook of mementos, 1890-1895.

Box 65: Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, compiler unknown, 1871-1890.

Box 66: Scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, 1875-1892 and 1890-1895.



PHOTOGRAPHS

Box 67: Nursery, specimens, and exhibits.
(Note: photocopies of oversize photographs are filed in Boxes 67-70.)

  1. Trade card or label. 184-.
  2. Nursery gates.
  3. Nursery office.
  4. Nursery office. tintype 5: Fields and workers.
  5. Nursery fields. Henrietta and Brighton.
  6. Nursery sheds.
  7. Packing sheds.
  8. Clematis and greenhouse.
  9. Grass walk.
  10. Gardens and flower beds.
  11. Patrick Barry house.
  12. Patrick Barry house. Interior.
  13. W.C. Barry house. C.P. Barry house.
  14. George Ellwanger house ?
  15. Belgian elm on nursery grounds.
  16. Sequoia trees on nursery grounds.
  17. Weeping beech on nursery grounds.
  18. Hall's Honeysuckle and Mrs. Patrick Barry.
  19. Displays of fruit at horticultural fairs.
  20. Exhibit at World's Fair, St. Louis, 1903.
  21. Virgilia lutes.
  22. Miscellaneous fruit specimens before 1900.
  23. Specimen plants. (Nathan Graves, photographer.)
  24. Flower and fruit specimens. (Nathan Graves, photographer.)
  25. Illustrations for catalogue. (Nathan Graves, photographer.)
  26. Flower specimens. (Post Express Printing Co.)
  27. Line drawings on ferrotype plates.
  28. Specimen plants from elsewhere.
  29. Featherduster elm, Latta Road.
  30. Unidentified.
  31. Half tone illustrations for catalogue.

Box 68: Real Estate, Parks and miscellaneous.

  1. Ellwanger and Barry houses. Highland Parkway and Rockingham area.
  2. W.C. Barry and City Park Department officials, 1911.
  3. Children's Pavilion, Highland Park.
  4. Highland Park. Rhododendron Valley.
  5. W.C. Barry and Hiram Edgerton in Lamberton Conservatory.

Box 68: Adirondacks:

  1. Camp Barry, Saranac Lake. 1885.
  2. W.C. Barry and Harriet Barry in sleigh. 1885.
  3. Saranac Lake Village.
  4. Bartlett's Saranac Lake. Miller's Saranac Lake House.
  5. Hotels.
  6. Adirondack Lodge: Sanatorium Piazza.
  7. Rustic bridge.
  8. Unidentified village.
  9. Outings.

Box 68: Miscellaneous:

  1. Church and rectory in New Jersey. Seton Hall?
  2. Unidentified domestic interior.
  3. Confirmation classes. W.C. Barry daughters.
  4. Water Carnival, 1910.
  5. Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Box 69: Portraits.

  1. Patrick Barry. 1816-1890.
  2. Harriet (Heustis) Barry. 1821-1901.
  3. Patrick Barry Family.
  4. Charles Patrick Barry. 1852-1907.
  5. Harriet Elizabeth (Barry) Liesching. 1859-1951.
  6. Bernhard Liesching. d.1934.
  7. William Crawford Barry. 1847-1916.
  8. Minnie (Gaffney) Barry. c.1911.
  9. W.C. Barry children.
  10. William C. Barry, Jr. 1875-1936.
  11. Frederic Gaffney Barry. 1876-1961.
  12. Marie Louise Barry. b.1878. 1878-1898.
  13. Marie Louise Barry. 1898-.
  14. Harriet Rose Barry. 1881-1956.
  15. Helen Adelaide Barry. January-November 1885.
  16. Joseph Heustis Barry. 1880-1885.
  17. Peter Barry.

Box 70: Friends of Barry Family and unidentified.

  1. Frederic Gaffney Barry and Harvard Classmates. 1900.
  2. George Ellwanger.
  3. C.J. Maloy ?4: William Francis Cogswell.
  4. Alice Thayer. 6: Rachel Conover Baker.
  5. Cornelia Wilder. 1892.
  6. Caleb Whitbeck.
  7. First names only.
  8. ----- Gaffney ?11: Unidentified, c1860-1879.
  9. Unidentified, c1880-1900.
  10. Unidentified, c1901-1919.
  11. Unidentified, c1920-1950.
  12. Clerics, c1870-1890.
  13. Kodak snapshots. c1890-1905. Resorts-Saranac Lake, Charlotte, New York. Babies and children.
  14. Tintypes. c189-.

Flat Box 2: Photographs.

  • Patrick Barry house. c1860.
  • Ellwanger and Barry office. c1860.
  • H. and B. Liesching. c1910.
  • Magnolia on nursery grounds. c1910.
  • Patrick Barry, George Ellwanger, Marshal P. Wilder and Charles Downing with party in San Francisco. c1868.

Flat Box 3: Photographs.

  • Gregory Hill. December 26, 1924.
  • Engraving. Patrick Barry. (from S.P. Clarke Co. Notable Men of Rochester.)
  • 50th Anniversary Meeting [?]. 1909.
  • Unidentified portrait of a man. c1920?
  • Camping lean-to: Fred G. Barry and group.
  • Hasty Pudding Club, Harvard. Fred G. Barry. 190-. (3 images)
  • Wedding, c1895. Bride and 6 bridesmaids. (Louise Barry.)
  • Papal Petition upon the death of William C. Barry

Flat Box 4: Nursery.

  • Mrs. Patrick Barry and Hall's honeysuckle. July 16, 1894.
  • Peony bed and George Ellwanger.
  • George Ellwanger's rookery. June 21, 1894.
  • George Ellwanger's rookery. (2 copies).
  • Clematis paniculata on front of W.C. Barry house. September 25, 1897.
  • Sequoia gigantea. 1892.
  • Ulmus superba. 1900 on Mt. Hope in front of office.
  • Virgilis lutea, at gate to nursery office, June 3, 1895.
  • Aerial view of nursery.
  • Nursery field of peonies?
  • Nursery sheds and barns with field of fruit trees in foreground.
  • Men in packing shed.
  • Western New York Horticultural Society, apple display, January 1896.

Flat Box 5: Buildings and Real Estate.

  • Nursery office, c1890.
  • Nursery office, c1900.
  • Nursery office.
  • Charles P. Barry house. Corner of 421 East Avenue, Rochester.
  • Patrick Barry house.
  • Patrick Barry house.
  • Ellwanger house-?
  • Pavilion at Highland Park, May 1895.
  • Pavilion at Highland Park with officials in wagon.
  • Miller's from Highland Park.
  • New house on Rockingham Street.
  • New House on South Goodman Street.
  • New House on Highland Parkway.
  • New Houses on Rockingham Street.
  • New House on Rockingham Street.
  • New House with "For-Sale" sign.

Flat Box 6: Portraits.

  • Patrick Barry.
  • Patrick Barry. Engraving.
  • Harriet Heustis Barry. 2.
  • William Crawford Barry. 2.
  • Charles Malloy [?]
  • Bernhard and Harriet (Barry) Liesching.
  • Charles Patrick Barry on horse.
  • Harriet Heustis Barry in carriage.
  • Cased photograph of Barry male child.

Flat Box 7: Political Photos and Miscellaneous.

  • Three Group Photos of Republicans - including H. Edgerton and G.W. Aldridge at Irondequoit.
  • 1 Group Photo of Republicans.
  • Group Photo with W.C. Barry Jr.[?] Religious Society[?].
  • Peter Barry in Office, ca 1950
  • Ellwanger and Barry in office with elms.
  • Sequoia trees on Mt. Hope Ave.
  • 9 Photos of interior of Harriet and Bernhard Liesching house on South Avenue between Linden and Cypress.
  • Unidentified man - 2 small portraits.
  • Unidentified man in a 3 generation portrait.
  • Album photos for article in Country Homes on Patrick Barry house, 1924.

Flat Box 8:

  • Photo Album kept by Minnie Gaffney Barry.

Folder in Map Drawer: (Alcove 6). Certificates, Testimonials, etc.

  • Massachusetts Horticultural Society. Appointment of Patrick Barry as Corresponding Member, 1870.
  • Royal Horticultural Society. Appointment of Patrick Barry as Corresponding member, 1896.
  • Rochester Parks Board. Tribute to Patrick Barry, 1890.
  • New York State Experiment Station. Appointment of William Crawford Barry to Board of Trustees, 1893.
  • New York State Experiment Station. Appointment of William Crawford Barry to Board of Trustees, 1896.
  • New York Food Investigating Commission. Appointment of William Crawford Barry, 1911.
  • Ellwanger and Barry employees. Testimonial to Frederic Gaffney Barry, c. 1918.
  • Centennial Exposition. Philadelphia, 1876. Certificate of awards for Grapes, Pears, Plums and Apples.
  • Exposition Universelle. Paris, 1900. Gold Medal.
  • Pan American Exposition. Buffalo, 1901. Pears - gold medal. Continuous exhibit of fruit - gold medal.
  • Louisiana Purchase Exposition. St. Louis, 1904. Phlox, Hydrangeas and Elders.
  • University of Rochester. Diploma for Thomas Francis Barry. 1873.
  • Harvard University. Diploma for Frederick Gaffney Barry. 1901.

Alcove 6:

Framed Items:

  • Mrs. Patrick Barry(?) in parlor of Barry House.
  • Minnie Gaffrey Barry wedding portrait.
  • Rochester Cottage Association. Memorial Resolution on death of Charles Patrick Barry.
  • Two Photographs. Panoramic Views of undeveloped real estate.
  • Rockingham, Meigs and Mulberry?

Objects:

  • Two Pewter Mugs - Spring Regatta 1914. Fall Regatta 1913.
  • Brass Stencil - "No Trespassing" sign.
  • Two Linen Posters - "No Shooting".

Printing and Engraving Plates:

  • Letterhead - Design by Claude F. Bragdon.
  • Trade Card c 1845.
  • Portrait of Patrick Barry.
  • Portrait of William Crawford Barry.
  • Portrait of William Crawford Barry. Halftone.

57 Japanese Colored Wood Engravings- Peonies.

Alcove 4. Map drawer. Maps and surveys.

  1. Gregory Farm - 1860.
  2. Gregory Farm - 1874.
  3. Overview of Ellwanger and Barry land purchases (South Avenue, Elmwood, South Clinton, Linden Street). 1873, 1900. 2 maps.
  4. South Avenue Reservoir. 1883.
  5. Maplewood-Lakeview Park. 1887.
  6. Maplewood, McCall and Bradford tract, 1864.
  7. Maplewood. 1871.
  8. Birch Crescent. 1889.
  9. Richland Nursery

Alcove 4. Map drawer. Maps and Surveys.

Note: the following folders contain maps covering the indicated area.

  1. Old Nursery - (Cypress Street, Linden Street, Poplar Street).
  2. Gregory Farm - (South Avenue to Goodman Street. Linden (Yale) Street to Gregory Hill Road/Rockingham.)
  3. Sargent Farm - (Mulberry Street, Rockingham Street and Highland Parkway between South Goodman and South Clinton.)
  4. Perry and Thy Pinnacle Tract - (Wedge between South Goodman and South Clinton to Thy and Howard Streets. (Swillburg) ).
  5. Highland Park including Old Vineyard, Warner Tract.
  6. Furman Crescent (between Mt. Hope and Highland Avenue).
  7. Cobb Farm (Highland Avenue at Monroe Avenue to Elmwood developed as Home Avenue.)
  8. Hagaman Farm (South of Highland Avenue, East of South Goodman).
  9. Morton Farm (Elmwood Avenue, Mt. Hope and South Avenue.)
  10. Birch Crescent ( East Main Street near Goodman and Prince Street).
  11. Maplewood (North of Driving Park, west of Genesee River.)
  12. McCrackenville (State Street, Browns Race, South of Driving Park Ave.)
  13. State Street - (Site of Ellwanger and Barry Building. no. 39.)
  14. Manor Parkway (South Avenue between Linden and Highland Park).
  15. McLean Street and Mt. Hope Avenue.
  16. Miscellaneous folder:
    • Stores between St. Paul and North Clinton Avenue. South Clinton Avenue and Field Street. St. Paul Street, Avenue B. to Norton Street.
    • Little Lot, Henrietta (2 sheets). Westfall Road, South Clinton, Elmwood Avenue. Parsons Farm, Gates, Chili Avenue.
    • Maps of old nursery, drawn by 2 Boy Scouts.
    • River Road, Mt. Hope Ave. Mar. 16, 1867
    • Rochester Park lands (2)
    • Lots #60 & 61 off canal, 1841
    • Elmwood to Westfall Road


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