Andrew Dickson White papers microfilm reel 75, July 11, 1898-October 14, 1898
White, Andrew Dickson
The principal event during the period was the climax of the Spanish-American War. The correspondence from America showed that a large proportion of the people found the war exhilarating and were swept with patriotic fervor. By the time peace was announced, interest turned to the complications of dealing with colonial holdings. There is a long letter from Allen about his Cuban experiences on August 30, and letters from Fuertes and Thurston discuss the problems encountered by the army that had been so hastily organized. The correspondence contains many recommendations arid letters of introduction, and there are letters from diplomats at other American legations and embassies, including China, Russia, and Turkey. Letters continued to come from readers of White's Warfare of Science, and many came in response to his Leipzig address, which was credited with having arrested the growth of ill-will between Germans and Americans. Several letters discussed the enlarging of Sage Chapel at Cornell, and there was a regular exchange of family correspondence.
Digitized microfilm of correspondence and papers from the Andrew Dickson White collection.
Cornell University Library, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections