Andrew Dickson White papers microfilm reel 18, January 1875-June 15, 1875
White, Andrew Dickson
A memento of White's visit to Boston in January was a note sent his hostess by Charles W. Eliot, who regretted he ... didn't come to meet President White on a peculiar disagreeable evening. In addition to lecturing and consulting with scholars, White did some shopping for Sage College furnishings. An invitation from Vassar President John Howard Raymond February 16 said, I don't know how you can so well avoid the appearance of running in opposition to us on the 'Coeducation' dodge, or make amends for stealing some of our best girls away, as by coming to eat salt at our table. In late February the Whites left on a trip through the South. Correspondence in his absence included notice of a mass meeting of German-American citizens asking the retention of German in New York schools. A letter arrived from Warner Miller written at Albany and enclosing his bill to introduce drawing in the public schools. He said it was . . . time for the state to move in this matter if it is not to be entirely outdone by the New England states in ... industrial education. On his return White was asked by Alonzo B. Cornell to write a biography of his father, Henry W. Sage suggested that Henry Ward Beecher, then on trial, be asked again to take part in the Sage College opening, and William L. Burt wrote about arrangements to build a railway line to the university campus.
Digitized microfilm of correspondence and papers from the Andrew Dickson White collection.
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