Departmental Correspondence, 1879, 1894-1912 | University of Illinois Archives
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Letterpress copybooks containing the departmental correspondence of Botany Professor Thomas J. Burrill with presidents, deans, faculty, faculty at other universities, the superintendent of buildings and the registrar concerning botany; bacteriology; vegetable physiology; organic evolution; plants; botanical laboratory; herbarium; bacteriological examination of Illinois River waters; analysis of milk and water for typhoid germs; ordering scientific equipment like lenses and microscopes; purchasing collections of plants; ordering books; publications; university policy respecting women, walks and smoking; copies of quizzes, final examinations and class grade lists; departmental budgets; letters of recommendation; faculty appointments and salaries; fellowships and scholarships; graduate degree residency requirements; registration; personal requests and travel.
The letterbooks contain some correspondence relating to Burrill's responsibilities as president of the State Horticultural Society, 1879; vice president and dean of faculty; bacteriological responsibilities and personal activities like his 1901-02 Arkansas land investments.
For other Burrill correspondence see Record Series 5/1/20, 7/1/1/, 8/2/11, 15/4/20.