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Article I. This Association shall be entitled the “Fruit Growers' Society of Western New York,"'* and its object shall be the advancement of the science of Pomology and the art of Fruit Culture generally.

Article II. It shall embrace in its sphere of operation the counties of Chautauqua, Erie, Niagara, Cattaraugus, Orleans, Genesee, Allegany, Monroe, Livingston, Steuben, Ontario, Wayne, Yates, Seneca, Chemung, Tompkins, Cayuga, Oswego, Tioga, Onondaga and Cortland.

ARTICLE III. Any person may become a member of the Society by paying into the treasury the sum of one dollar. The payment of ten dollars or more at one time will constitute a life membership.

ARTICLE IV. Its officers shall consist of a President, Vice-President, a Secretary and Treasurer, all of whom shall be elected annually by ballot.

ARTICLE V. The following standing committees shall be appointed annually: An Executive Committee, a Committee on Nomenclature, a Committee on American Fruits and a Committee on Foreign Fruits, to consist of five members each, and a General Fruit Committee, to consist of three members from each county represented in the Society, with a general chairman of of the whole.

ARTICLE VI. The officers of the Society, together with the Executive Committee, shall constitute the Council, which shall have the general management of the affairs of the Society during its recess, and of which seven members, including the President or one of the VicePresidents, shall form a quorum for the transaction of business.

Article VII. This constitution may be amended by a vote of two-thirds of the members present at any regular meeting, notice of the proposed amendment having been previously given.




The Committee on Nomenclature shall collate and decide the standard and synonymous names of all fruits known to the Society, with the authorities for each, and report so far as practicable at each regular meeting.

The Committees on American Fruits and Foreign Fruits shall, in their respective departments, examine, test and classify such new fruits as may, in a natural state, come under their notice, and report at each regular meeting. The Committee on American Fruits will, in the consideration of new seedlings, be guided by the rules of Pomology as adopted by the New York State Agricultural Society.

3. The General Fruit Committee shall carefully and thoroughly investigate the subject of Fruit Culture in general. Each local committee of three shall collect such useful and interesting information in relation to the subject as may be in their power and embody the same in a monthly report, to be made to the General Chairman, such report to be by him examined and embodied in his annual or semi-annual report.

The annual meeting of the Society shall be held on the fourth Wednesday in January of each year, in such place as the Council may appoint, at which time the annual election of officers shall be held, an exhibition and discussion of fruits take place and other business transacted.

Other meetings may be convened by the Council at such time and places as they may appoint.

6. No member who is in arrears for dues shall be eligible to any office, or serve on any Standing Committee; and any member who shall neglect to pay his dues shall cease to enjoy the privileges of membership.


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*Name changed in 1870 to “ The Western New York Horticultural Society," by a vote of two-thirds of the members present.

Name changed to “New York State Horticultural Society” in 1888.
The name adopted in 1870 was resumed in 1889.


President :
WM. C. BARRY, Rochester.

Vice-Presidents : S. D. WILLARD, Geneva ;

WING R. SMITH, Syracuse ; GEO. A. SWEET, Dansville; CLAUDIUS L. HOAG, Lockport.


JOHN HALL, 409 Wilder Bldg., Rochester. Executive Committee-C. M. HOOKER, Rochester; C. W. STUART, Newark;

NELSON BOGUE, Batavia ; E. A. Powell, Syracuse ; H. S. Wiley,

Cayuga. Botany and Plant Diseases-Prof. W. H. JORDAN and W. PADDOCK,

Geneva; Prof. L. H. BAILEY and M. V. SLINGERLAND, Ithaca ;

C. H. STUART, Newark. Chemistry—DR. G. C. CALDWELL, Ithaca ; Dr. S. A. LATTIMORE, Roches

ter ; DR. L. L. VAN SLYKE, Geneva ; PROF. I. P. ROBERTS, Ithaca. Entomology—M. V. SLINGERLAND, Ithaca ; C. M. HOOKER, Rochester ;

J. F. Rose, South Byron ; R. C. Hewson, Penn Yan ; C. H. STUART,

Newark ; VICTOR H. Lowe, Geneva. Flowers and Bedding Plants-JAMES'Vick, Rochester; Patrick QUINLAN,

Syracuse ; VIRGIL BOGUE, Albion ; C. W. SEELYE, Rochester ; GEO.

C. PERKINS, Newark. Foreign Fruits-GEORGE ELLWANGER and IRVING ROUSE, Rochester ;

I. H. BABCOCK, Lockport; JOHN CHARLTON, Rochester; W. P.

RUPERT, Seneca ; GEO. H. Moody, Lockport. Garden Vegetables--S. W. McCOLLUM, Lockport; J. M. MERSEREAU,

Cayuga ; ABRAM FRANKE, Rochester. Grapes and Small Fruits-GEORGE C. Snow, Penn Yan; I. D. Cook,

South Byron ; FRANK LEWIS, Lockport; T. S. HUBBARD, Geneva ;

W. D. BARNS, Middle Hope ; FRANK YARKER, Greece. Native Fruits-W. C. BARRY, Rochester ; Prof. L. H. BAILEY, Ithaca ;

E. A. BRONSON, Geneva ; J. S. WOODWARD, Lockport ; L. WOOLVER

TON, Grimsby, Ont.; C. H. PERKINS, Newark. NomenclatureS. D. WILLARD, Geneva ; WM. C. Barry, Rochester ;

D. BOGUE, Medina ; S. A. BEACH, Geneva.
Ornamental Trees and Shrubs-GEORGE H. ELLWANGER, Rochester ;

ROBERT ADES, Rochester.


To visit orchards in their respective counties, and report at the annual meeting such facts in regard to their culture and management as may be of interest to the society; also in regard to the progress of fruit culture and the sale and shipment of fruits. Cayuga-H. S. Wiley and J. M. MERSEREAU, Cayuga; D. M. DUNNING,

Auburn. ChautauquaC. S. CURTICE, Portland ; John W. SPENCER, Westfield ;

GEO. S. JOSSELYN, E. H. PRATT, and Louis Roesch, Fredonia. Erie-EUGENE WILLETT, North Collins; Calvin NICHOLS, Willink. cenesee —IRVING D. Cook, South Byron ; HON. ELI TAYLOR, East Elba ;

WM. PAGE, Bethany Centre ; A. B. RATHBONE, Oakfield. Livingston-J. F. WHITE, Mount Morris; Geo. A. Sweet and H. R.

MCNAIR, Dansville. Monroe--C. G. HOOKER, P. C. REYNOLDS, MICHAEL DOYLE, Rochester. NiagaraGEO. H. Moody, Lockport; WILLARD HOPKINS, Lewiston ;

HENRY LUTTS, Youngstown; HIRAM GREGORY, Lockport. OnondagaSAMUEL J. WELLS, Fayetteville ; WING R. SMITH, Syracuse ;

M. H. OSCHNER, Eastwood ; J. A. Root, Skaneateles; F. N. GID

DINGS, Baldwinsville. Ontario-Thos. B. WILSON, Hall's Corners; E. A. BRONSON and C. K.

SCOON, Geneva; W. P. RUPERT, Seneca ; C. H. DARROW, Geneva. Orleans-ALBERT Wood, Carlton Station ; VIRGIL BOGUE, Albion ;

D. BOGUE, Medina ; J. WOOD, Knowlesville. Oswego-L. J. FARMER, Pulaski ; GEO. A. Davis, Mexico. SenecaNELSON C. Smith, Geneva ; E. C. PIERSON, Waterloo ; J. F. Hunt,

Kendaia. SteubenTREVOR MOORE and H. O. FAIRCHILD, Hammondsport. TompkinsFRED ROBINSON, Trumansburg; PROF. I. P. Roberts and

GEO, H. Hook, Ithaca. Wayne–BYRON J. CASE, Sodus; C. W. STUART, Newark; L. T. YEOMANS,

Walworth ; C. H. PERKINS, Newark. Wyoming-J. D. SHERMAN, Castile ; AUGUSTUS TABOR and H. M. OLIN,

Perry. Yates—T. M. CHADWICK, Eddytown; G. C. Snow, Penn Yan; LYMAN

READER, Starkey ; W. A. ANSLEY, Milo Center.


PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS. GENTLEMEN-We have been accustomed, on these annual occasions, to consume two full days in considering the business of the society and in the reading of papers and the discussion of questions. Some gentlemen find themselves able to spend only a short time, and have asked that the reading of the papers may begin earlier. Some cannot remain during the whole of two days; and although I have always tried to get through it has proved a difficult task. The question which presents itself to me is—how shall we occupy the time most profitably? And I make the suggestion that all who possibly can shall resolve to devote twọ entire days to the meeting, giving full time. We have an excellent program ; the papers are upon important topics, and will prove valuable to all. The questions, too, are also important, and it is my purpose to intersperse them at frequent intervals, so as to keep up the interest. We cannot do this in sessions lasting only from eleven o'clock the first day to four o'clock the next. Full time must be given. Then, too, we ought to give a little time to visiting. I regard the social side of our gathering as a feature not to be underestimated. Many gentlemen have traveled long distances, and they naturally desire to have an opportunity not only to listen to the eminent men who will read papers and share in the discussions, but to have the pleasure of meeting them personally.

Therefore, I have decided to yield up the time usually devoted to the annual address. At best such an address is largely a traveling over the same well-trodden paths, and can, once in a while, be dispensed with. So you will not be asked to listen to anything from me, further than to say that I greet you heartily, and trust we may have an enjoyable and profitable meeting.

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