Andrew Dickson White papers microfilm reel 62, May 16, 1894-November 16, 1894
White, Andrew Dickson
White's final months of service at St. Petersburg covered by this reel dealt chiefly with personnel changes within the legation, cases of infringement of rights of naturalized Americans, and day-to-day efforts of the staff on behalf of American visitors. White made his home in Tereoki, Finland, for the summer, and joined his family in Munich in early October. Business conditions continued to dominate many of the letters from America. In a letter to his son on July 7 White recalled his efforts to induce Mr. Depew to admit some cooperative features into the management of the New York Central, and blamed the labor troubles on the short-sightedness of the capitalist class. Holls reported on the work of the New York State constitutional convention on June 25, and George W. Smalley wrote on July 8 about international politics. A detailed account of the death of Professor Vincenzo Botta was sent by a niece who had made her home with him. Cornell topics include Hewett's proposed history, plans for an agriculture and veterinary college, and the arrival of Morse Stephens as a history professor.
Digitized microfilm of correspondence and papers from the Andrew Dickson White collection.
Cornell University Library, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections