Andrew Dickson White papers microfilm reel 68, September 16, 1896-December 10, 1896
White, Andrew Dickson
This reel covers the final weeks before the election. White's open letter to Bryan and the Governor of Texas suggesting they had been duped by a forged Bismarck letter aroused excited comment. A September 19 letter from Stanford University reported that the history and economics professors were supporting Bryan. There is a long letter from a silver mine owner in Colorado in support of McKinley, and one dated October 20 from White's life-long friend Theodore Bacon, who was determined to support the Democratic candidate in spite of White's arguments. White's pamphlet on French fiat money was circulated as a campaign document and discussed in the correspondence. Some other subjects on the reel are George F. Comfort's plan for a museum of art in Syracuse, the selection of a new director for the Smithsonian Museum, and the efforts of Butler and others to have Holls fill a vacancy in the New York State Board of Regents.
Digitized microfilm of correspondence and papers from the Andrew Dickson White collection.
Cornell University Library, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections