Andrew Dickson White papers microfilm reel 57, January 1892-June 12, 1892
White, Andrew Dickson
The first months of 1892 were dominated by White's first visit to the Pacific Slope. Engaged for a series of lectures at Leland Stanford Junior University, he joined Andrew Carnegie and his party for a six-week tour through the South to Mexico City and far western United States by private railway car. Other members of the party were Henry C. Frick and Charles Stewart Smith. A number of newspaper clippings document the trip and also report a series of letters between White and a traveling evangelist who spoke of Cornell University as an example of a Godless failure. The efforts of White, through his friends, to secure a diplomatic post are documented in exchanges with W. L. Bostwick, Hiscock, and Holls. There were frequent requests for White's suggestions for filling faculty vacancies at other colleges, and the most noteworthy change at Cornell was the resignation of C. K. Adams and the confirmation of Schurman as president. White prepared a lengthy memorandum for the Stanfords under the date of April 24, giving his impressions of the new university and making suggestions for its further development. Among the prominent names on the reel are Chauncey Depew, Horace Davis, Henry Cabot Lodge, Augustus Lowell, and Adolph Sutro.
Digitized microfilm of correspondence and papers from the Andrew Dickson White collection.
Cornell University Library, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections