Andrew Dickson White papers microfilm reel 29, April 16, 1881-August 15, 1881
White, Andrew Dickson
This reel continues to record the upheaval at Cornell University which saw the trustees forcing the resignation of Vice-President Russel against the organized opposition of students, alumni, and faculty. Goldwin Smith wrote on May 19 to protest the removal of Russel from his professorship. He also commented on the boating mania and lamented , .. that this university of all others should be the means of infecting the colleges of the country with the idle & frivolous tastes of the English aristocracy. Anthony recorded a strong protest against the trustees' action on June 1. J. Burkitt Webb, touring the continent to evaluate European technical schools wrote, Three quarters of our own students of the same nominal grade would fall out in the first year at the Ecole Centrale. On July 9, C. K. Adams proposed in detail a five year doctoral course in political science. The closing months of White's residence in Berlin are documented by invitations and arrangements for a public banquet held in his honor on June 1, and by his participation in a trial cruise of a new North German Lloyd steamer Elbe on the 25th. Before the attempted assassination of President Garfield on July 3 made political speculation a principal topic, White was frequently mentioned as a possible choice for Secretary of State and for New York Senator.
Digitized microfilm of correspondence and papers from the Andrew Dickson White collection.
Cornell University Library, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections