Andrew Dickson White papers microfilm reel 12, February 16, 1872-August 1872
White, Andrew Dickson
The growing reputation of the university brought continuous inquiries from a wide variety of interested persons. Professor Charles Babcock of the architecture department wrote several letters about the plans for Sage College, and there are workmen's accounts and exchanges between White and a heating company about the total failure of the first steam heating system installed in the President's House. White had to devote his energies to keeping peace among the faculty and to trying to solve the university's financial embarrassment. He finally wrote to Ezra Cornell on April 2nd, declaring his intention to resign if the speculative investment in western lands could not be made to produce some income. On the eighth of June Henry Wells wrote from Aurora to protest a disturbance at Wells College by a band of rowdies from Cornell. Some correspondents represented on this reel are Leonard W. Bacon, Catharine Beecher, William More Gabb, Samuel Gridley Howe, John Jay Knox, Alphonso Taft, and Moses Coit Tyler.
Digitized microfilm of correspondence and papers from the Andrew Dickson White collection.
Cornell University Library, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections