Andrew Dickson White papers microfilm reel 54, August 1890-March 16, 1891

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At the time of White's marriage he had a new will drawn, and letters from family members discussed the allowances that he gave to his several dependents. White felt his income was inadequate to meet the demands upon it. Although he declined Congressional nomination, White wrote and spoke on political subjects. Gibson's letter of August 1 praised his speech at the Lake Mohonk Conference on the Negro Problem; Goldwin Smith suggested on September 2 that perhaps the South was handling it best. On October 13 a letter from Hampton Institute mentioned the similarity of the native Hawaiian and the Negro as voters. White's talks on municipal government were reported nationally. In mid-January he sought to further civil service reform by joining a small group of Republicans who met with President Harrison to urge extension of the Classified Service. White's interest in freedom of conscience brought him a series of reports from a minister who was being tried for heresy in the Methodist Episcopal Church, and from one of five ministers who had been suspended from the Reformed Presbyterian Church. On January 17 R. Heber Newton commented on the Howard MacQueary trial. White's article in the North American Review redefining the roles of college and university brought a number of responses in October. Some correspondents of interest are Nicholas Murray Butler, Henry C. Lea, Emile Levasseur, Seth Low, and Oscar Solomon Straus.

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