Andrew Dickson White papers microfilm reel 89, November 22, 1902-May 7, 1903
White, Andrew Dickson
This reel contains the papers of White's last days in Berlin. He took his family to Italy for the winter, and resumed work on his reminiscences. Most leading American publishers made him offers for the work. The editor of the Atlantic Monthly, Bliss Perry, wrote in December and March. On a letter from Richard Watson Gilder of the Century Company White's wife noted she would rather have a little less money & publish in a more gentlemanly paper, say The Atlantic. Among political letters is one on December 20th refuting charges of Roumanian anti-Semitism. Huffcut wrote on January sixth that Eliot had adopted White's education philosophy that he had opposed 35 years earlier. There were reports of a serious typhoid epidemic in Ithaca, and comments on work at Sage Chapel. On January 14th White sent Halls his proposal to Carnegie to found literature readerships. He wanted to replace the futile criticism and 'talkee-talkee' about literature which we now have. There were exchanges about law fellowships with Burr and a vigorous letter on fellowships from Jordan on March 20th. In December a letter from Chicago noted the great inroads made by Christian Science on the ranks of orthodoxy, and in February White wrote Jenkin Lloyd Jones his recollections of Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Digitized microfilm of correspondence and papers from the Andrew Dickson White collection.
Cornell University Library, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections