Andrew Dickson White papers microfilm reel 49, February 16, 1888-July 15, 1888
White, Andrew Dickson
White's series of lectures, given between February 21 and March 7 at Columbian University in Washington, proved extremely popular. On February 29 White wrote Burr, ... I am somewhat abashed to see people coming in to get seats a whole hour before I begin. On March 10 he left for the South. After stops in Virginia and Alabama he stayed in New Orleans, delivered his lectures at Tulane, and was lavishly entertained by William Preston Johnston and other leading citizens. In late March Timothy Dwight wrote to invite him to deliver the French Revolution lectures at Yale in the fall. Just after returning to Washington White developed an acute eye inflammation and was forced to abandon his lecturing. After finishing some writing commitments and attending the end-of-the-year trustee meeting at Cornell, White went to Yale to participate in commencement activities and receive an honorary LL.D. On the last day of June he sailed for England with his nephew Ernest Ingersoll White. Burr was abroad and in White's employ at this period, and he sent frequent reports on the progress of the research under his supervision. C. K. Adams wrote on February 22 about the library plans of William H. Miller and Charles Babcock, the progress on the engineering building, and the professorial candidates Alvord, Andrews, and Bailey. Among educational topics was a long letter from Thomas Hampson assessing the city of Washington as an educational center. The letter is incomplete and annotated in White's hand. There was an exchange with Seth Low in early May concerning a replacement for President Barnard at Columbia. On June 1 Charles Gross announced that he had at last obtained a lecturing position at Harvard, and there were letters from Juliet L. P. Hill about a possible candidate for principal of Sage College.
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