Andrew Dickson White papers [microform]: 1857-1867
Summary Information
Title: Andrew Dickson White papers [microform]
Creator: White, Andrew Dickson, 1832-1918
Inclusive dates: 1857-1867
Extent: 8 microfilms (negative)
Abstract:
Professor of history at University of Michigan, later President of Cornell University, Minister to Russia, and Ambassador to Germany. Letters to and from White and members of his family, personal accounts, and miscellaneous material concerning University of Michigan and Ann Arbor, Michigan, during the 1857-1867 decade.
Call number: 86357 Aa Microcopy
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
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e-mail: bentley.ref@umich.edu
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[item], folder, box, Andrew Dickson White papers, 1857-1867 [microform], Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Biography

Andrew Dickson White was born at Homer, New York, November 7, 1832. He graduated from Yale University in 1853, then after some years of further study in Paris and Berlin, he became an attaché of the United States Legation at St. Petersburg. In 1857 he came to the University of Michigan as professor of history and English literature. Although he was elected to the New York State Senate in 1863, he continued to have some responsibilities at the U-M until 1867, when he resigned to accept the presidency of Cornell University. In addition White accepted was active in the foreign service of the United States. He was Special Commissioner of the United States to the Republic of Santo Domingo in 1871, Commissioner to the Paris Exposition in 1878, and United States Minister to Germany, 1879-1881. From 1892 to 1874 he was United States Minister to Russia. He also served on the Venezuela Commission 1896-1897, and was Ambassador to Germany from 1897 to 1902. He died November 4, 1918.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The White collection consists of microfilm of correspondence and other papers dating from the period when Andrew Dickson White was professor of history and English literature at the University of Michigan, 1857-1867. The correspondence is with colleagues and University of Michigan administrators, and relates to his professional activities and to his life in Ann Arbor.

Subject Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.


  • Ann Arbor (Mich.)
  • Education -- Michigan -- Ann Arbor.
  • Europe.
  • Russia.
  • Voyages and travels.
  • Universities and colleges -- United States.
  • Evans, E. P. (Edward Payson), 1831-1917.
  • Republican Party (Mich.)
  • Stanford University.
  • Tyler, Moses Coit, 1835-1900.
  • University of Chicago.
  • Adams, Charles Kendall, 1835-1902.
  • Angell, James Burrill, 1829-1916.
  • Bishop, Levi, 1815-1881.
  • Brigham, Charles H. (Charles Henry), 1820-1879.
  • Brooks, Datus C.
  • Brünnow, F. (Franz), 1821-1891.
  • Campbell, James V. (James Valentine), 1823-1890.
  • Christiancy, Isaac Peckham, 1812-1890.
  • Cooley, Thomas McIntyre, 1824-1898.
  • Dubois, Elizabeth E.
  • Ford, Corydon L. (Corydon La), 1813-1894.
  • Frieze, Henry S. (Henry Simmons), 1817-1889.
  • Haven, E. O. (Erastus Otis), 1820-1881.
  • Sinclair, William.
  • Tappan, Henry Philip, 1805-1881.
  • Tyler, Moses Coit, 1835-1900.
  • Watson, James C. (James Craig), 1838-1880.
  • Winchell, Alexander, 1824-1891.
  • Wood, De Volson, 1832-1897.
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
 
Correspondence [series]
Roll   1  
January 1857-November 1857
Roll   2  
December 1857-May 1860
Roll   3  
June 1860-October 1862
Roll   4  
October 1862-March 1864
Roll   5  
March 1864-December 1865
Roll   6  
December 1865-November 1866
Roll   7  
November 1866-July 1867
Roll   8  
July 1867-December 1867
Additional Descriptive Data
Selective Index to Correspondents
Adams, Charles Kendall, 1835-1902.
  • March 30, 1863; December 2, 1863; March 26, 1864
Angell, James Burrill, 1829-1916.
  • October 16, 1867; September 9, 1869
Bishop, Levi, 1815-1881.
  • January, 1859; July 12, 1861; January 16, 1866
Brigham, Charles Henry, 1820-1879.
  • September 11, 1865 (about coming to Ann Arbor as Unitarian minister); February 6, 1866; March 22, 1867
Brünnow, F. (Franz), 1821-1891.
  • February 5, 1866
Campbell, James V. (James Valentine), 1823-1890.
  • October 12, 1865
Christiancy, Isaac Peckham, 1812-1890.
  • October 10, 1859
Cooley, Thomas McIntyre, 1824-1898.
  • August 12, 1862; September 16, 1862; November 1862; July 12, 1863 (re. Tappan removal); August 17, 1863 (re. Tappan removal); June 12, 1865; September 20, 1865; February 18, 1867; September 21, 1867
Dubois, Elizabeth E.
  • July 4, 1861; July 25, 1861 (to Mrs. White with extended description of Ann Arbor during the first summer of the Civil War); May 5, 1864; November 27, 1864; January 10, 1865; February 2, 1865; March 20, 1866; April 1866; May 21, 1866; September 23, 1866; January 22, 1867; March 23, 1867; May 11, 1867; September 12, 1867 [?]; October 5, 1867
Evans, E. P.
  • October 27, 1862; May 2, 1867; August 23, 1867; October 20, 1867
Ford, Corydon L. (Corydon La), 1813-1894.
  • October 27, 1863
Frieze, Henry S. (Henry Simmons), 1817-1889.
  • August 10, 1857; June 26, 1858; August 1, 1858; July 26, 1860; August 4, 1860; October 24, 1862; August 22, 1863; December 25, 1863; January 27, 1864; February 1, 1864; March 7, 1864; November 17, 1865; February 17, 1866; May 31, 1866; October 10, 1866; November 7, 1866; November 21, 1866; November 1866; April 5, 1867; June 8, 1867
Haven, E. O. (Erastus Otis), 1820-1881.
  • May 20, 1864; May 20, 1866; December 3, 1866
Sinclair, William.
  • December 6, 1860
Tappan, Henry Philip, 1805-1881.
  • June 2, 1858; October 15, 1861; August 12, 1861; November 10, 1862; November 13, 1862; February 2, 1863; November 15, 1866; January 2, 1867
Watson, James C. (James Craig), 1838-1880.
  • June 15, 1857; October 22, 1860; January 1861; July 4, 1861; July 29, 1862; July 28, 1865; December 2, 1865; December 13, 1865
Winchell, Alexander, 1824-1891.
  • March 29, 1858; August 11, 1858; August 28, 1858; December 27, 1858; April 2, 1867; April 5, 1867; December 21, 1867
Wood, De Volson, 1832-1897.
  • October 14, 1858; December 22, 1865; September 20, 1866; November 20, 1866