Andrew Dickson White papers microfilm reel 53, March 1890-July 1890
White, Andrew Dickson
James Morgan Hart's return to the Cornell faculty was discussed in a C. K. Adams letter on March 15, and in April Henry T. Eddy wrote in detail about Hart's character and ability. Herbert Baxter Adams wrote in March of the offer he had received from the University of Chicago. The Morrill education bill before Congress was the subject of many letters in July from George W. Atherton and others. The distribution of photographs of the memorial statue of Mrs. White and of White's My Reminiscences of Ezra Cornell inspired many letters of thanks. Gilman, William Lecky, and Frederick York Powell were particularly charmed with the Cornell biography. Following the U.S. Supreme Court decision on the McGraw-Fiske case in May, White wrote insistent letters to Fiske, suggesting he set up a trust so that funds for the university would not be subject to further litigation. As White approached his second marriage the changes in domestic arrangements were perplexing. Business relations with his brother showed a strain in a letter of July 3, and on the 26th Horace wrote that each of them would be represented by his lawyer son in settling a real estate dispute. There were letters from Francis Wayland as well as Frank B. Sanborn on behalf of the American Social Science Association, and noteworthy letters from Rudolph Brünnow, John M. Francis, Howard MacQueary, and Stuart Weld.
Digitized microfilm of correspondence and papers from the Andrew Dickson White collection.
Cornell University Library, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections