Andrew Dickson White papers microfilm reel 76, October 15, 1898-January 1899
White, Andrew Dickson
Beginning shortly before the election of 1898, this reel contains a number of letters about state and national politics. Roosevelt was elected Governor of New York, and Burr credited the candidacy of White's friend Theodore Bacon with helping by dividing the Democratic vote. Holls wrote about the hysterics of Schurz and Carnegie over McKinley's expansion policy. There is a letter on January 14 from the Anti-Polygamy League, that sought to prevent Brigham H. Roberts of Utah from being seated in the U.S. Congress. Schurman was sent to the Philippines on the President's commission, and Crane was named acting president of the university. Oscar F. Williams, a member of the first class of Cornell graduates, wrote on October 23 from Manila, where he was the U. S. Consul. Bishop H. C. Potter wrote that he liked the changes at Sage Chapel, and that he found Cornell your own monument ... the spell of your influence and the touch of your hand [are] in everything good and gracious. White's latest hopes for the development of Cornell were for the addition of schools of commerce and music and the building of a memorial hall by the Alumni. There were letters from Yale and Hobart about proposed development at those institutions. Several people wrote about Edward Westcott's David Harum, a book that drew its setting and characters from Homer and nearby communities. Fred White asked his father to write a favorable review to help promote the sale of the book, and Burr wrote that Mrs. Comstock had read it aloud to the professor and to me in our after dinner hour.
Digitized microfilm of correspondence and papers from the Andrew Dickson White collection.
Cornell University Library, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections