Andrew Dickson White papers microfilm reel 52, September 1889-February 1890
White, Andrew Dickson
Much of this reel reflects White's chief activities of the period, writing and lecturing. Letters from his son reported the condition of the family finances, and suggested real estate and stock purchases. There was discussion of the proposed National University at Washington, and in January a number of letters urged White to accept appointment to the Board of Regents of the University of New York with the hope of early elevation to the chancellorship. This he sorrowfully declined, according to a letter of January 25. Correspondents in the educational field include Pierre de Coubertin, Seth Low, Max Müller, and William Pepper. Friends of Eugene Schuyler tried to have him appointed to the General Consulate in Egypt, but White wrote Gilman in October that Schuyler had aroused a great number of enmities. On February 23 a senator sent a bitter refusal to support the appointment.
Digitized microfilm of correspondence and papers from the Andrew Dickson White collection.
Cornell University Library, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections