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Series I. Correspondence: January 28, 1867 - June 11, 1867 (Box 29)

January 28, 1867 - February 4, 1867 (Box 29/Folder 1) : [58 digital images]

TOPICS:

Western Union Telegraph Company; Wisconsin lands; Grinnell College; Vassar College.

PEOPLE:

Horner, John; Cornell, E.B.; Chace, Thomas; Gould, John Stanton; Sibley, Hiram.

February 5, 1867 - February 13, 1867 (Box 29/Folder 2) : [41 digital images]

TOPICS:

New York State Legislature: letters from constituents and others, legislation; Cornell University: buildings, plan.

HIGHLIGHTS:

February 9, 1866. D.B. Cornell to Ezra Cornell:
"Military fame & Glory is a fine thing for a well clad back & a full belly, but it is of less account to a hungry man than a lb of pork or a peck of beans."

PEOPLE:

Robertson, Mary C.; Finch, F.M.; Cornell, D.B.

February 14, 1867 - February 21, 1867 (Box 29/Folder 3) : [56 digital images]

TOPICS:

Cornell University: buildings, plan; women's education; Cornell family genealogy and history; cattle; mineralogical collection; New York State Legislature: legislation, letters from constituents and others; homeopathy.

HIGHLIGHTS:

February 17, 1867. Ezra Cornell to Eunice Cornell:
"My Dear Grand Daughter. Your little letter came duly to hand and I was very glad to hear from you, and grand Ma was also very glad to hear from. I shall be very glad when I get through with the business here so I can go home and see you and your little brothers, and have you and them go with me up on the hill to see how the workmen get along with the building of the Cornell University where I hope you and your brothers and your cousins and a great many more children will go to school when they get large enough and will learn a great many things that will be useful to them and make them wise and good women and men. I want to have girls educated in the University as well as boys, so that they may have the same opportunity to become wise and useful to society that the boys have. I want you to keep this letter until you grow up to be a woman and want to go to a good school where you can have a good opertunity to learn, so you can show it the President and Faculty of the University to let them know that it is the wish of your Grand Pa, that girls as well as boys should be educated at the Cornell University."

PEOPLE:

Schuyler, G.W.; Cornell, Eunice; Robertson, Mary C.; Chace, Eliza A.; Morgan, E.D.

February 22, 1867 - February 28, 1867 (Box 29/Folder 4) : [64 digital images]

TOPICS:

Western Union Telegraph Company; New York State Legislature: letters from constituents and others, legislation; mineralogical collection; sugar beet industry.

HIGHLIGHTS:

February 1867. Draft of an address from Ezra Cornell to the Trustees concerning the planning for and building of the University and financial conditions.

PLACES:

Ithaca.

PEOPLE:

Wood, Phebe; Hopkins, P.A.

March 1, 1867 - March 8, 1867 (Box 29/Folder 5) : [56 digital images]

TOPICS:

Wisconsin lands; telegraph industry: stocks; telescope; New York State Legislature: legislation, letters from constituents and others.

PEOPLE:

Casey, Eliza; Cook, Ann E.; McGraw, Joseph; Wood, Phebe; Robertson, Mary C.

March 9, 1967 - March 13, 1867 (Box 29/Folder 6) : [50 digital images]

TOPICS:

New York State Legislature: legislation, letters from constituents and others; sugar beet industry; Wisconsin lands; Cornell University: buildings; Cornell villa; New York State Inebriate Asylum; Smithsonian Institute; Cascadilla Institute; Susquehanna Bridge; Binghamton Charter; Cornell Public Library.

PLACES:

Binghamton, N.Y.

PEOPLE:

Cornell, D.B.; Sibley, Hiram; Cornell, E.B.; Nivison, S.S.; Finch, F.M.; Baird, Spencer T.

March 14, 1867 - March 18, 1867 (Box 29/Folder 7) : [60 digital images]

TOPICS:

Cornell University: buildings, establishment of Library, Natural History Collection; New York State Legislature: legislation, letters from constituents and others; Smithsonian Institute; telegraph industry; Western Union Telegraph Company; cattle; Binghamton Charter; New York State railroads.

HIGHLIGHTS:

March 16, 1867. Hiram Sibley to Ezra Cornell:
"I went to Washington had an interview with Mr. Seward and the Russian Minister. They both agree that the Company done right in Suspending the work But Still think the line will be needed for Political reasons."

March 16, 1867. H.W. Sage to Ezra Cornell:
"Can you attend Church at Beeches tomorrow morning -- sit with me... I want to talk with you about several matters & shall feel obliged for such an interview -- If your wife's with you bring her"

PLACES:

Binghamton; New York City.

PEOPLE:

Finch, F.M.; Sibley, Hiram; Sage, H.W.; Baird, Spencer T.

March 19, 1867 - March 23, 1867 (Box 29/Folder 8) : [61 digital images]

TOPICS:

New York State Legislature: letters from constituents and others, legislation; elevated railway (New York City); Cornell University: buildings, establishment of Library, trustees; Cornell villa; New York State railroads; Binghamton Charter.

PLACES:

New York City; Brooklyn; Binghamton; Batavia, N.Y.

PEOPLE:

Cornell, E.B.; Kelly, William; Grant, E.B.

March 24, 1867 - March 27, 1867 (Box 29/Folder 9) : [40 digital images]

TOPICS:

Wisconsin lands; Cornell University: buildings, establishment of Library; Forest Park farm; grapes; elevated railroads; Susquehanna Bridge; Binghamton Charter.

HIGHLIGHTS:

March 27, 1867. T.N. Rooker to Ezra Cornell:
"Dont forget about the missing documents in regard to the Library Dedication."

PLACES:

New York City; Binghamton.

PEOPLE:

Cornell, John H.; Rooker, Thomas N.

March 28, 1867 - March 31, 1867 (Box 29/Folder 10) : [49 digital images]

TOPICS:

Binghamton Charter; New York State Legislature: legislation, letters from constituents and others; Eight Hour Bill; Wisconsin lands; Cornell University: collections; Western Union Telegraph Company; telegraph industry.

PLACES:

Binghamton; Brooklyn.

PEOPLE:

Root, E.O.; Doubleday, A.; Rooker, Thomas N.; Tenney, Sanborn.

April 1, 1867 - April 6, 1867 (Box 29/Folder 11) : [65 digital images]

TOPICS:

Cornell University: buildings, plan; New York State Legislature: legislation, letters from constituents and others; child labor laws; Wisconsin lands; cattle; Binghamton Charter.

PLACES:

Binghamton; Brooklyn.

PEOPLE:

Chester, E.W.; Brown, Amos.

April 8, 1867 - April 12, 1867 (Box 29/Folder 12) : [54 digital images]

TOPICS:

People's College; New York State Legislature: legislation, letters from constituents and others; agriculture; Cornell University: buildings, finances.

PLACES:

Brooklyn.

PEOPLE:

Brown, Amos; Rooker, Thomas N.; Darling, Charles A.; Cornell, D.B.; Faxton, Theodore S.; Finch, F.M.

April 13, 1867 - April 24, 1867 (Box 29/Folder 13) : [48 digital images]

TOPICS:

New York State Legislature: legislation, letters from constituents and others; New York State canals; Wisconsin lands; Cornell University: buildings; Cornell family genealogy and history.

PEOPLE:

Rooker, Thomas N.; Glenny, William; Wilcox, H.U.; Sibley, Hiram; Cook, Ann E.

April 25, 1867 - May 7, 1867 (Box 29/Folder 14) : [53 digital images]

TOPICS:

Cornell University: buildings; Williams College; New York State Legislature: legislation, letters from constituents and others.

HIGHLIGHTS:

April 26, 1867. Ezra Cornell to Alonzo B. Cornell:
"White went to Buffalo last night, undecided yet which building to put up next."

PLACES:

Binghamton; Ithaca.

PEOPLE:

Tenney, Sanborn; Curtiss, George; White, Andrew Dickson; Wood, O.S.; Jewett, E.

May 8, 1867 - May 24, 1867 (Box 29/Folder 15) : [54 digital images]

TOPICS:

Telegraph industry: European lines; Cornell University: landscaping; cattle.

HIGHLIGHTS:

May 12, 1867. Mary Ann Cornell to Ezra Cornell:
"Mary writes she wants some money very much. I don't know why she always applies to me for money for I have none for her, nor any way to get any that I know of."

PEOPLE:

Wood, O.S.; Cornell, Mary Ann; Cornell, D.B.; Garfield, Charles L.; White, Andrew Dickson; Rice, E.T.

May 25, 1867 - June 11, 1867 (Box 29/Folder 16) : [58 digital images]

TOPICS:

Cornell University: buildings, finances, establishment of Library; military education; agriculture; railroads; Western Union Telegraph Company; Smithsonian Institution.

HIGHLIGHTS:

May 26, 1867. Mary Ann Cornell to Ezra Cornell:
"I thought I would improve the dreary hours of this gloomy day in writing. Today commences the last quarter of the moon and if we have a rainy week this week, we may look for three weeks more rainy weather after that, according to the old calculations for the weather. This is a very lonesome day indeed and I don't know but I shall have the blues before night."

PEOPLE:

Cornell, D.B.; Faxton, Theodore S.; Kelly, William; Wood, Phebe.