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Research notes, correspondence, printed material, clippings, and drafts pertaining to Hewett's Cornell University: A History, including material on the Morrill Act, which provided land grants to state educational institutions; information on the founding of Cornell University; biographical notes on Andrew Dickson White, Henry W. Sage, Jacob Gould Schurman, and other Cornell professors and benefactors; histories of the various schools, departments, buildings, clubs, athletic teams, scholarships, and libraries; material on military training; university statistics; and records concerning the Jennie McGraw Fiske will suit and other lawsuits involving the university. Also included are letters to Professor Hewett concerning his bibliography of the writings of Goldwin Smith, as well as a copy of the bibliography; a note (1903) and a letter (1920) concerning Hewett's anonymous donation of the German Prize; notebooks and classbooks for courses taught by Hewett, 1870-1905; and bound manuscript and typescript volumes of Hewett's writings on German Literature.

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