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Series I. Correspondence: July 23, 1869 - December 13, 1874 (Box 34)

May 1, 1871 - August 12, 1871 (Box 34/Folder 1) : [49 digital images]

TOPICS:

Cornell University: rowing (Cornell Navy); Genealogical Register; Wisconsin lands; women's education.

PEOPLE:

Hughes, Thomas; Sage, H.W.; Woodward, W.A.; Chester, E.W.; Cornell, D.B.; Eastman, Emma; White, Andrew Dickson.

August 15, 1871 - November 21, 1871 (Box 34/Folder 2) : [31 digital images]

TOPICS:

Cornell villa; Wisconsin lands; Minnesota lands; Cornell University; National Telegraph Memorial Monument; Land Grant Act.

PEOPLE:

Sage, H.W.; Knight, John H.

November 22, 1871 - December 23, 1871 (Box 34/Folder 3) : [32 digital images]

TOPICS:

Cornell University: buildings, plan; Land Grant Act; Wisconsin lands.

HIGHLIGHTS:

December 13, 1871. Andrew Dickson White to Ezra Cornell:
"Finch tells me that you have the draft of a bill looking to the ratification of your contract with this State by Congress. I wish you would hold on a little about that until we can confer upon it.
"Sage is probably to be here tomorrow. He aches to begin his College, evidently."

PEOPLE:

Sage, H.W.; White, Andrew Dickson.

January 2, 1872 - February 10, 1872 (Box 34/Folder 4) : [39 digital images]

TOPICS:

Cornell University: Library, equipment and supplies, Sage College; Sparks collections of books and manuscripts; Benjamin Franklin papers; photo-lithography business; Land Grant Act.

PLACES:

North Carolina.

PEOPLE:

Fiske, Willard; Wood, M.B; White, Andrew Dickson; Cornell, W.S.

February 12, 1872 - March 12, 1872 (Box 34/Folder 5) : [35 digital images]

TOPICS:

Cornell University: Library, equipment and supplies, Sage College, rowing (Cornell Navy); Land Grant Act.

PEOPLE:

Woodward, W.A.; Cornell, W.S.; Stanton, Elizabeth Cady; Cornell, Mary Ann; White, Andrew Dickson; Brown, Mary; Sage, H.W.

March 13, 1872 - April 25, 1872 (Box 34/Folder 6) : [46 digital images]

TOPICS:

Cornell University: buildings, presidency; Wisconsin lands.

HIGHLIGHTS:

April 2, 1872. Andrew Dickson White to Ezra Cornell regarding the sale of college lands, a contemplated resignation of the Presidency, the building of a private residence, and the long-range development of the University.

PEOPLE:

Chester, E.W.; White, Andrew Dickson.

May 1, 1872 - August 16, 1872 (Box 34/Folder 7) : [29 digital images]

TOPICS:

Albany Agricultural Works; Cornell University: trustees, Sage College.

PEOPLE:

Emery, Horace L.; White, Andrew Dickson; Folger, Charles J.; Babcock, Charles.

August 21, 1872 - October 3, 1872 (Box 34/Folder 8) : [36 digital images]

TOPICS:

Cornell University: Department of Architecture, professors, Sage College, Sage Chapel, trustees, College of Chemistry and Physics; telegraph industry; Cascadilla Place; Albany Agricultural Works; Wisconsin lands; Cooper Institute.

PEOPLE:

Babcock, Charles; White, Andrew Dickson; Emery, Horace L.; Sage, H.W.

October 7, 1872 - December 6, 1872 (Box 34/Folder 9) : [36 digital images]

TOPICS:

Cornell University; Wisconsin lands; Albany Agricultural Works.

HIGHLIGHTS:

November 20, 1872. Ezra Cornell to John Horn recalling the early development of the telegraph.

PEOPLE:

Cornell, W.M.; Sage, H.W.; White, Andrew Dickson; Hunt, T.S.; Horn, John.

December 7, 1872 - January 31, 1873 (Box 34/Folder 10) : [41 digital images]

TOPICS:

Cornell University: Library, professors; Wisconsin lands; Minnesota lands; Morrill Bill; Albany Agricultural Works; National Telegraph Memorial Monument.

PEOPLE:

Sage, H.W.; Morrill, Justin S.; Gregory, J.M.; White, Andrew Dickson; Russel, William C.

February 4, 1873 - March 19, 1873 (Box 34/Folder 11) : [52 digital images]

TOPICS:

Cornell University: Library; Agriculture; Agricultural College Bill; entomology collections.

PEOPLE:

White, Andrew Dickson; Gould, John Stanton; Fiske, Willard; Hartt, Ch. Fred.; Wilder, Burt Green; Comstock, John.

March 22, 1873 - May 27, 1873 (Box 34/Folder 12) : [44 digital images]

TOPICS:

Cornell University: faculty, Geology Department; Cornell villa; Albany Agricultural Works; Land Grant Act; German-American Society; calumniation of Ezra Cornell by Mr. McGuire in the New York State Legislature regarding financial arrangement of western lands and the founding and endowment of the University.

PEOPLE:

White, Andrew Dickson; Hartt, Ch. Fred.; Emery, Horace L.; Dix, John A.; Cornell, Alonzo B.; Austin, George L.

May 28, 1873 - June 29, 1873 (Box 34/Folder 13) : [33 digital images]

TOPICS:

Calumniation of Ezra Cornell by Mr. McGuire in the New York State Legislature regarding financial arrangement of western lands and the founding and endowment of the University; mineralogical collections; Cornell University; Western Union Telegraph Company: stock.

PLACES:

North Carolina.

PEOPLE:

Blair, Charles Hildreth; Seymour, Horatio; Cornell, W.J.; White, Andrew Dickson; Wood, M.B.; Parker, Amasa J.; Austin, George L.

June 30, 1873 - August 1, 1873 (Box 34/Folder 14) : [17 digital images]

TOPICS:

Wisconsin lands; Albany Agricultural Works; Cornell University: faculty.

PEOPLE:

Coffin, Isaac N.; Morse, Samuel F.B.; Emery, Horace L.; Rooker, Thomas N.; White, Andrew Dickson.

August 2, 1873 - September 21, 1873 (Box 34/Folder 15) : [51 digital images]

TOPICS:

Cornell University: faculty, salaries, Agricultural Department; New York State Legislature; Wisconsin lands; Albany Agricultural Works.

PEOPLE:

Hartt, Ch. Fred.; McCandless, H.; White, Andrew Dickson; Cleaves, E.C.

October 6, 1873 - January 28, 1874 (Box 34/Folder 16) : [45 digital images]

TOPICS:

Geneva and Ithaca Railroad Company.

PEOPLE:

McGraw, John; Greenough, J.; White, Andrew Dickson.

February 1, 1874 - May 26, 1874 (Box 34/Folder 17) : [35 digital images]

TOPICS:

Cornell University: Sage College, Agricultural Department; calumniation of Ezra Cornell by Mr. McGuire in the New York State Legislature regarding financial arrangement of western lands and the founding and endowment of the University; Ithaca Iron Company; Geneva and Ithaca Railroad Company; railroads; Albany Agricultural Works; telegraph industry; women's education; cattle.

HIGHLIGHTS:

April 13, 1874. Ezra Cornell to Edward Clasbeck:
"It is 30 years this month since I purchased the poles for the line between Washington & Baltimore upon which the first wires were suspended, very few had faith in the success of the enterprise at that time, Prof. Morse('s) failure to make the wires work through leaden pipes beneath the surface of the earth had shaken his faith, but the wires were on the poles by 1st May 1844, and the line got to work with remarkable success considering the clumsy instruments we had to work with. Great changes have taken place since that time, but few of us who contributed to the success of the Telegraph remain to witness the fact that it has become the most important agency in the affairs of mankind - and with those few I desire a reunion."

April 15, 1874. Ezra Cornell to John Horn describing the development of the telegraph:
"The suggestion for putting the wires on poles came to Prof. Morse and myself about the same time from reading the reports in an English work of the necessity Prof. Wheatstone found for putting his wires on poles after a failure in pipes similar to that of Prof. Morse."

PEOPLE:

Finch, F.M.; Burt, William L.; Greenough, J.; McChain, George; Clasbeck, Edward; Parker, Amasa J.; Roberts, Isaac P.

May 27, 1874 - August 15, 1874 (Box 34/Folder 18) : [41 digital images]

TOPICS:

Cattle; Utica, Ithaca and Elmira Railroad; Sodus Point and Southern Rail Road Company.

PEOPLE:

Rooker, Thomas N.; Sherwood, Thomas D.

August 26, 1874 - October 17, 1874 (Box 34/Folder 19) : [41 digital images]

TOPICS:

Cornell University; cattle; life insurance.

PEOPLE:

Robinson, Orrin; White, Andrew Dickson; Emery, H. Herbert.

October 21, 1874 - December 13, 1874 (Box 34/Folder 20) : [26 digital images]

TOPICS:

Cornell villa; Albany Agricultural Works; life insurance.

PEOPLE:

Cornell, D.B.