USDA History Collection
Series X. Historical Manuscripts, 1785-1922. 3 cubic ft. (approx.) [ca. 100 items]
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTES: Collections "Hoxie" through "Loomis"
The collection descriptions are arranged alphabetically by title, as follows:
- Hoxie, Solomon. Papers, 1879-1912
- Jones, J. S. Ledger book, 1870-1922
- Lee, Ora. Account book, 1910-1918
- Loomis family. Diaries, 1880-1912, and n.d.
Books, booklets, clippings and letters, 1879-1912, relating to S[olomon]. Hoxie, and Holstein-Friesian, or Dutch-Friesian, cattle. Mostly printed material, including articles by Hoxie, with some manuscript notes. Some items in Dutch. Arranged chronologically.
List of Hoxie materials
- Third Annual Report of the New York State Dairymen's Association with Transactions and Addresses for the Year 1879. Ilion, N.Y.: "Citizen" Steam Book and Job Printing House, 1880. 1 item (72 pages). Contribution by S. Hoxie on pages 15-21 entitled "A Glimpse at Dairy Husbandry in West Friesland." Solomon Hoxie is listed as the Treasurer on the Association on page 6. Box 10/4, folder 5.
- Some Information Concerning the North Holland or Friesian Breed of Black and White Piebald Cattle. Edited by S. Hoxie, Secretary of Dutch Friesian Breeders' Association. Utica, N.Y.: Curtiss & Childs, 1882. 1 item (71 pages). Box 10/4, folder 6.
- S. Hoxie, "Friesian, or Dutch-Friesian Cattle." ca. 1883. 25 items. Clippings of article, with note attached stating "written by S. Hoxie & published about 1883 in Old Line Stock Journal now Breeder's Gazette. History of Dutch-Friesian Cattle in Europe & America up to 1883." Photocopies have been made of all pages since original clippings, pasted to sheets of paper, are very fragile. Originals have been retained. Box 10/4, folder 7.
- C. van Eysinga and D. van Konijnenburg, to S. Hoxie of Whitestown, N.Y., June 3, 1885. 4 items. Manuscript letters, one in Dutch, with translation into English. Letter in English states that the Frisian [sic] Herdbook Association (Het Friesch Rundvee-Stamboek) unanimously resolved on the 23rd of May to offer Hoxie an Honorary Membership in their society, "which distinction, we flatter ourselves, will be accepted by you." Also, certificate in Dutch, and envelope. Box 10/4, folder 8.
- S. Hoxie to members of the Holstein-Friesian Association of America, February 24, 1887. 1 item. Letter, printed, referring to those critical of establishing an Advanced Registry. Signed by S. Hoxie, Superintendent of Advanced Registry. Many notes and comments in pencil. Box 10/4, folder 9.
- T. G. Yeomans, et al., to S. Hoxie, March 7, 1887. 1 item. Letter, printed, concerning the establishment of an Advanced Registry. Signed by T. G. Yeomans, W. Brown Smith, C. W. Horr, and W. G. Powell, members of the committee appointed by the former Holstein Association of America. Mss. notes in pencil. Box 10/4, folder 10.
- Holstein-Friesian Cattle: Salient Points of their History and Characteristics, and of their Development and Registration, under the Methods and Rules of the Holstein-Friesian Association of America. Edited, compiled and published by S. Hoxie, Chairman of the Literary Committee, 1901. 1 item (54 pages). Booklet. Box 10/4, folder 11.
- The Register Yearbook: Official Record of Cows and their Sires, and List of Official Butter and Milk Records of the Holstein-Friesian Association of America, 1894-1901. Compiled by S. Hoxie, Superintendent of Advanced Registry. Brattleboro, Vt.: Press of the Holstein-Friesian Register, 1901. 1 item (247 pages). Book, with black and white photographs, leather binding. Box 10/4, folder 12.
- S. Hoxie, to the Central New York Farmers' Club, typescript letter, ca. 1904, about selective breeding of cattle. 1 item, 9 pages. Box 10/4, folder 13.
- The Holstein-Friesian Register. Vol. XXX, No. 7, Brattleboro, Vt., April 1, 1912. 1 item. Article by "S. Hoxie, Chicago" on page 429, entitled "That Great Investment." Includes a portrait of Hoxie; caption states "the originator of Advanced Registry, for twenty years previous to his resignation June 7, 1905, the Superintendent of Advanced Registry of the Holstein-Friesian Association of America." Box 10/4, folder 14.
Ledger, 1870-1893, includes store (?) accounts with J. S. Jones; accounts of "Rockspring Church;" records of judgments rendered by J. S. Jones, J. P. Front cover missing. Box 10/3. Also, clipping from Southern Agriculture, Nashville, Tenn., March 15, 1922, found between pp. 244-245 of J. S. Jones ledger book. Box 10/4, folder 15.
Property Record of Ora Lee, Albion, New York. 1 vol., 1910-1918. Account book listing values of real estate, livestock, equipment, supplies, produce, crops, etc. Box 10/3.
Typed transcript of diaries of the Loomis family of Ionia, Michigan; entries principally by Arthur Perkins Loomis, with some by his father, James Winship Loomis, or his wife, Carrie Sessions Loomis. The diaries describe farming operations, social life, and local and state politics. The transcription consists of approximately 450 typed pages, double spaced. Following the entries for 1912 there is an essay by Arthur Loomis on "Governors I have known" dealing with Michigan politics. There are also a three-page handwritten description of the diaries and the family, four pages of manuscript maps and diagrams showing the location and layout of the farm, a list of "Family and friends and relatives," and a 35 page index, mostly of personal names. Box 10/8, folders 4-7.