Andrew Dickson White papers microfilm reel 56, August 22, 1891-December 1891
White, Andrew Dickson
As an avowed candidate for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, White was aware of the expense involved, for on the 26th of August he wrote his brother to suggest they split the cost of his candidacy, about $25,000. On September 3 John M. Francis wrote a very candid letter about White's true status with the Republican Party bosses. A late August letter put forth a plan for compulsory voting, but another on September 5 suggested that universal suffrage, which was intended to prevent the rich from encroaching on the poor might bring about the reverse. Letters between Burr and White in September contain book lists and arrangements for the opening of the library on October 7th. S. S. McClure, Walter H. Page, and William Jay Youmans were among the editors represented on the reel, and Northwestern University, the Portland (Oregon) High School, and the Yale Law School were among the institutions that invited White to lecture. There were several letters from a Catholic scholar who took issue with the Warfare of Science chapter on miracles. Some prominent names on the reel are Simeon Eben Baldwin, Francis B. Carpenter, Benjamin Harrison, Henry Wade Rogers, and John Russell Young.
Digitized microfilm of correspondence and papers from the Andrew Dickson White collection.
Cornell University Library, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections