Andrew Dickson White papers microfilm reel 51, January 1889-August 1889
White, Andrew Dickson
The McGraw-Fiske suit was the subject of much correspondence in January, including long letters from Boardman and Finch. White spent more than two months touring Egypt, and among the artifacts secured for the university was a valuable papyrus. On February 13 he wrote, It is curious to note the Conspiracy of Silence regarding the bearing of Egyptian History and Art on our Sacred Literature. A number of letters were exchanged with C. K. Adams, Moses Coit Tyler, and members of White's family. Some of these record his visit to Athens and Constantinople and his journey westward through Hungary and Austria. Reports to Burr and bills from booksellers provide a detailed account of the books acquired during the period. Some diplomats who appear on the reel are Francis Marion Crawford, John Walker Fearn, and Oscar Solomon Straus. Benjamin Ide Wheeler wrote on January 22 of the new civil engineering building, I should think it would keep out wind and rain. On March 9 Isaac P. Roberts commented on the same building and wrote at length about the pressing need for new construction for the agriculture department.
Digitized microfilm of correspondence and papers from the Andrew Dickson White collection.
Cornell University Library, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections