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Series I. Correspondence: June 12, 1867 - January 27, 1868 (Box 30)

June 12, 1867 - July 1, 1867 (Box 30/Folder 1) : [52 digital images]

TOPICS:

Telegraph business correspondence: Brest to New York cable, stock; Wisconsin lands; Cornell University: buildings; photo-lithography business; Sons of Temperance, State of California.

PLACES:

Brest, France; Ithaca.

PEOPLE:

Cornell, John H.; Ritso, F.G.; Putnam, H.C.; White, Andrew Dickson; Rooker, Thomas N.; Pinkham, F.W.

July 3, 1867 - July 17, 1867 (Box 30/Folder 2) : [62 digital images]

TOPICS:

Cornell villa; mineral rod; Cornell University: students, buildings, natural history collections; New York railroads; cattle; telescope.

PEOPLE:

Smith, Garret; Reddy, H.C.; Wood, O.S.; Darling, Charles A.; White, Andrew Dickson; Lincoln, A.B.; Jewett, E.; Pinkham, Anna.

July 18, 1867 - August 3, 1867 (Box 30/Folder 3) : [52 digital images]

TOPICS:

Cornell University: buildings, landscape, faculty, natural history collections; Wisconsin lands; New York railroads; telegraph business correspondence: Russian extension stock; American Institute.

HIGHLIGHTS:

July 20, 1867. Andrew Dickson White to Ezra Cornell from Gloucester, Mass.:
"I am often at Boston and spent Wednesday & Thursday at Cambridge, at Commencement, where they seem much interested in the Cornell University and called me out for a speech at the public dinner which I gave them..."

July 27, 1867. Andrew Dickson White to Ezra Cornell from Gloucester, Mass.:
"Day before yesterday I spent delightfully with Prof. Agassiz... . I had long conversations with him regarding the merits of different candidates for Scientific Professorships. He was very full and explicit.
"He gave me very full information regarding collections. He thinks highly of the Newcomb Collection of shells at San Francisco and the Carpenter Collection at Montreal. I promised to send him the paper which you sent me for his judgement."

PLACES:

Eau Claire; Cambridge, Mass.; Gloucester, Mass.

PEOPLE:

Cornell, J.W.; Olmsted, Frederick Law; Putnam, H.C.; White, Andrew Dickson; Agassiz, Louis; Wood, M.B.; Barnard, D.R.; Hendricks, G.W.

August 5, 1867 - August 20,1867 (Box 30/Folder 4) : [46 digital images]

TOPICS:

Cornell University: faculty, natural history collections; Cornell family genealogy and history.

HIGHLIGHTS:

August 5, 1867. Frank H. Bradley to Ezra Cornell concerning the development of a department of Natural History at Cornell University.

PEOPLE:

Bradley, Frank H.; Wood, O.S.; Newcomb, Wesley.

August 21, 1867 - September 12, 1867 (Box 30/Folder 5) : [58 digital images]

TOPICS:

Cornell University: natural history collections, campus architecture; New York State railroads; sheep; Cornell family genealogy and history; New York State railroads; Wisconsin lands.

HIGHLIGHTS:

September 12, 1867. Andrew Dickson White to Ezra Cornell:
"Even if the difference in the lines of the two buildings is not detected at once it seems to me that the erection of a central building will bring it out. We are building for centuries and should not subject ourselves to the charge of stupidity from those who come after us. Now you had your way about the site -- yield to the majority in regard to this slight matter of the level. Your every wish regarding the contemplated institution has the sacredness of a command with me since your devotion to the great object has become so manifest, but I earnestly hope that you will concede this point. Every college so far is in the main an architectural failure. Do not let us risk the same failure by disturbing the continuation between the leading features of our plan as I feel we shall do by this difference of grades & architectural lines. Don't do it."

Letter also discusses military education and faculty.

PEOPLE:

Curtiss, George; Olmsted, Frederick Law; Macy, R.D.; Putnam, H.C.; Chace, Thomas; White, Andrew Dickson.

September 13, 1867 - September 23, 1867 (Box 30/Folder 6) : [27 digital images]

TOPICS:

Grapes; New York State Legislature; military education; Wisconsin lands; Cornell University.

HIGHLIGHTS:

September 23, 1867. Ezra Cornell to the Trustees of the Cornell University reporting on construction of first two buildings, building fund, finances, building plans, land scrip fund, and use of land scrip.

PEOPLE:

Mattison, J.M.; Whittelsey; Putnam, H.C.

September 25, 1867 - October 11, 1867 (Box 30/Folder 7) : [37 digital images]

TOPICS:

Photo-lithography business; Wisconsin lands; Republican campaign; telegraph business correspondence; Cornell University.

PEOPLE:

Morgan, E.; Chace, Alonzo; Cornell, D.B.; Rooker, Thomas N.; Putnam, H.C.; Woodward, W.A.; White, Andrew Dickson.

October 12, 1867 - October 24, 1867 (Box 30/Folder 8) : [41 digital images]

TOPICS:

Land scrip; The Western Rural Weekly; Telegraph business correspondence: stock, Franco-American Telegraph cable; family correspondence; sheep; cattle; agricultural machinery.

PLACES:

Michigan; France.

PEOPLE:

Wood, M.B.; Cornell, D.B.; Gould, John Stanton; Johnson, B.P.; Ritso, F.G.; Barnard, R.

October 25, 1867 - November 9, 1867 (Box 30/Folder 9) : [52 digital images]

TOPICS:

Cornell University: faculty, buildings; Photo-lithography business; Wisconsin lands.

HIGHLIGHTS:

October 26, 1867. O.S. Wood to Ezra Cornell from Milwaukee:
"Mr. Robertson...travelled with a man from the Chippewa Country from whom he learned that your agents in the land business are not considered sound...He said that it seemed to be the general impression in that section that the choice lots were not taken for you."

October 26, 1867: Andrew Dickson White to Ezra Cornell:
"I have been corresponding with Harris of Monroe Co. & with others regarding the Prof'ship of Agriculture...I am strongly inclined toward him.
"I am also corresponding with the West Point authorities & others regarding a Prof. of Civil Engineering & military tactics."

November 7, 1867. Ezra Cornell to Mary Ann Cornell:
"I was some better yesterday and am still better today, but the Dr. says the action of the liver is not yet quite right. I think in the course of next week I shall be fully well again, and have passed a fit of sickness which I have in a measure been expecting and dreading the past 3 mo."

November 8, 1867. Ezra Cornell to Mary Ann Cornell:
"I am decidedly better today and have just returned from a ride up to Cascadilla Place with Hon. Geo. D. Beers. Windows mostly in the building and scratchcoat will be on all the walls tomorrow."

November 9, 1867. Andrew Dickson White to Ezra Cornell:
"Hearing that you have been confined to your house by illness I feel quite guilty to think that I have neither been to see you nor written you...Now my dear friend let me beg and beseech you to take care of yourself. I don't think you realise how much depends upon you. In Heaven's name take things easily. Put the work on us younger fellows. Don't travel nights anymore, don't expose yourself to cold, don't ride in the front cars. If any man has earned a right to quiet and comfort you are that man.
"I learned the other day...that there is an opportunity to sell our remaining scrip at a good price. Let me urge you to do it...What we most want is a larger income now. Had we such an increase as that would give, we could at once take the lead..."

PLACES:

Ithaca.

PEOPLE:

Bradley, Frank H.; Wood, O.S.; White, Andrew Dickson; Chace, Thomas; Cornell, Mary Ann; Cornell, D.B.; Rooker, Thomas N.

November 11, 1867 - November 25, 1867 (Box 30/Folder 10) : [64 digital images]

TOPICS:

Photo-lithography business; Western Union Telegraph Company stock; Smith versus Cornell suit; Missouri lands; agricultural machinery; Cornell University: natural history collections.

HIGHLIGHTS:

November 25, 1867. W. Newcomb to Ezra Cornell:
"Our mutual friend Colo. E. Jewett has repeatedly written to me in relation to the disposition of my Collection in Conchology to the Cornell University. My chief inducement in parting with the labor of over thirty years in collecting...is that they may have a permanent and secure resting place... . I would much prefer that it should go to my Native State of New York."

PLACES:

Ithaca.

PEOPLE:

Rooker, Thomas N.; Cornell, Mary Ann; Cornell, John H.; Smith, F.O.J.; Palmer, O.H.; Wood, O.S.; Cornell, D.B.; Chace, Miller; Newcomb, Wesley.

November 26, 1867 - December 13, 1867 (Box 30/Folder 11) : [58 digital images]

TOPICS:

Agricultural machinery (cotton seed planter); Minnesota lands; land scrip sales; Wisconsin lands.

HIGHLIGHTS:

December 6, 1867. Andrew Dickson White to Ezra Cornell:
"Now I beg of you excuse me this time. I think it vastly better on every account, in fact I think it due myself that the first address in Ithaca should be my inaugural. After that I will speak & work there as much as you please."

PEOPLE:

Farley, F.A.; Morgan, E.; Chace, Alonzo; White, Andrew Dickson; Carey, F.G.

December 14, 1867 - December 27, 1867 (Box 30/Folder 12) : [39 digital images]

TOPICS:

Military education; land scrip sales; cattle; Cornell University: announcements, Photo-lithography business; Cornell family genealogy and history.

HIGHLIGHTS:

December 19, 1867. Geo. S. Hastings, Private Secretary to the Governor of New York State, to Ezra Cornell concerning prices for land scrip.

PEOPLE:

Whittelsey; Hastings, G.S.; Rowell, Mary; Bell, J.E.; Rooker, Thomas N.; White, Andrew Dickson.

December 28, 1867 - December 31, 1867 (Box 30/Folder 13) : [39 digital images]

TOPICS:

Land scrip; Photo-lithography business; Cornell University; Wisconsin lands.

PEOPLE:

Bell. J.E.; Osborne, J.W.; Cobb, Emory; White, Andrew Dickson.

January 1, 1868 - January 13, 1868 (Box 30/Folder 14) : [47 digital images]

TOPICS:

Cornell University: natural history collections, announcements; Wisconsin lands; cattle.

HIGHLIGHTS:

January 2, 1868. Andrew Dickson White to Ezra Cornell discussing sale of land scrip, meeting of professors in the spring, and preparation of circulars about the University.

PLACES:

Fall River, Mass.

PEOPLE:

White, Andrew Dickson; Millspaugh, John H.; Putnam, H.C.; Skinner, H.A.; Greeley, Horace; Newcomb, Wesley.

January 14, 1868 - January 27, 1868 (Box 30/Folder 15) : [49 digital images]

TOPICS:

Cornell University; family correspondence; Convention in Albany; land scrip; Cornell family genealogy and history.

HIGHLIGHTS:

January 19, 1868. Ezra Cornell to Mary Ann Cornell from Albany concerning political action on educational matters and his travels to Buffalo.

January 27, 1868. Andrew Dickson White to Ezra Cornell:
"I have secured James Russell Lowell the foremost literary man in the United States as one of our Non. Resd't Professors."

PEOPLE:

Hartt, Ch. Fred.; Carey, F.G.; Lyman, David; Cornell, Keturah; Cornell, D.B.; Barnard, Eunice; Cornell, Mary Ann; Brown, Aaron; White, Andrew Dickson; Cornell, J.W.; Lowell, James Russell.