Andrew Dickson White papers microfilm reel 36, June 21, 1883-October 15, 1883
White, Andrew Dickson
The McGraw-Fiske suit was initiated during this period; a copy of Fiske's petition to the Tompkins County Surrogate's Court was dated July 10. Among the opinions expressed in letters to White were those of C. K. Adams, Douglass Boardman, E. Countryman, Sage, Eugene Schuyler, Charles Dudley Warner and White's son Fred, who was studying law. White made a hurried trip to Europe to attempt a compromise with Fiske, but before he left the ship in England he received a cablegram from Sage and the executive committee, Make no proposals. White's speech at his class reunion at Yale in June was printed in many newspapers and later published as a pamphlet, which brought many requests and comments along with continuing comment on The New Germany. Among educational matters was an October 4 letter from Isaac Flagg recommending that the two year requirement in Latin and Greek in the classical course be cut to one year each, and that physics be required. On the 8th a writer suggested that because of the great number of Chinese and the probable increase in our dealings with them, that it would perhaps be more useful to teach Chinese than the dead languages. White sought to have John Jay Knox give a series of lectures on finance at Cornell, and corresponded with Dudley Allen Sargent in his search for a director of physical education for the new gymnasium.
Digitized microfilm of correspondence and papers from the Andrew Dickson White collection.
Cornell University Library, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections