Andrew Dickson White papers microfilm reel 30, August 16, 1881-December 1881
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Beginning a few weeks before White's return to America, this reel contains many letters of welcome among the correspondence concerning the university and political affairs. White's eulogy of Garfield, delivered at memorial services conducted at the university, was printed and widely circulated. The will of Jennie McGraw Fiske provided a sizeable gift to the university, and White considered plans for building a library on the campus. Although Russel's ties with Cornell had been completely severed after thirteen years, White continued to correspond with him and to seek his advice. Russel wrote that Brown's library had allowed books to be drawn without loss, and he discussed interior library arrangement. Russel also undertook to interview candidates for the position of matron of Sage College. F. A. P. Barnard wrote that he hoped White would not bind himself to any agreement not to accept further political appointment. Norton sought Cornell's participation in the founding of an American School of Classical Literature, Art and Antiquities in Athens. At the same time that White was actively promoting civil service reform, he continued to receive many letters from office-seekers asking for recommendations. Among the correspondents were Susan B. Anthony, James Bryce, and Friedrich Kapp.
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