Andrew Dickson White papers microfilm reel 38, January 21, 1884-April 1884
White, Andrew Dickson
Politics at several levels was the subject of the correspondence on this reel. The publication of White's eulogy on Eduard Lasker was widely circulated and prompted passage of a resolution in Congress to express sympathy to the German government. Prince Bismarck was credited with spurning the resolution, and this insult aroused a lively reaction among German scholars and statesmen who were friendly toward the United States. Theodore Roosevelt appeared in the correspondence from Albany, where he was engaged in the enactment of reform legislation, and later at Utica he, along with White and George W. Curtis were named New York delegates at large to the Republican National Convention at Chicago in June. Among the many candidates supported in the letters of the period, White was frequently referred to as a dark horse presidential possibility. University politics centered about the election of an alumni member of the board of trustees. The success of the candidate sponsored by the New York City Cornell Association would have been regarded as a direct criticism of White's administration. White kept a close watch over a bill in the state assembly regulating the organization of alumni associations.
Digitized microfilm of correspondence and papers from the Andrew Dickson White collection.
Cornell University Library, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections