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is true to its great mission, will be but the deepening and broadening of the same beneficent purposes.
1. PUBLIC ACTS AND DOCUMENTS. The legislative proceedings relative to the incorporation and endowment of Cornell
University may be followed in the journals of the senate and assembly of New York for 1865. For previous proceedings relative to the land
grant and the People's College see the journals for 1863 and 1864. The Cornell University. Speech of Hon. Andrew D. White, in [the) senate (of
New York), March, 1865. pp. 8. The legislation affecting the university may be found in the Revised Statutes of
the State and the session laws. All legislation down to 1892 is included in the Laws and Documents relating to Cornell University, published by the university in that year. This publication also contains all public
documents relating to the university. The reports of the comptroller of the State since 1864 are of value in following
the history of the land grant and the disposition of the scrip. Mr. Cor
nell's reports to the comptroller are also of great value. The relation of the State to the land-scrip fund is decided in the case of The
People ex rel, Cornell University 1. Davenport, comptroller (117 N. Y.,
549). The relation of the State and the university to the Cornell endowment fund and
the history of the McGraw-Fiske will contest appear in the decisions in the matter of McGraw (45 Hun., 354; ib., 111 N. Y., 66); Cornell Uni
versity r. Fiske (136 U. S., 152). The land-grant history is enriched by the History of the Agricultural College
Land Grant of 1862" (Ithaca, 1890, pp. XX, 106), by S. D. Halliday, attorney for the university which grew out of the first case above cited and
contains the decision in the case. The investigation made, at the request of Mr. Cornell, by the legislature of New
York in 1873-74 resulted in the three following documents: State of New York: Senate (1874) Document No. 92. Majority report of the
commission to inquire into the college land grant, etc. (Albany, 1874.) pp. 40.
Signed by W. A. Wheeler and John D. Van Buren. State of New York: Senate (1874) Document No. 93. Minority report of the
commission to inquire into the college land grant, etc. (Albany, 1874.) pp. 10.
Signed by Horatio Seymour. It concurs with the majority report in vindicating Mr.
(ornell, but differs as to the relation of the State to the Cornell endowment fund. State of New York: Senate, 1874, Document No. 103. Testimony in investigation of the college land grants, etc. (Albany, 1874.) pp. 498.
2. HISTORIES OF THE UNIVERSITY. A “Sketch of the beginning of Cornell University” was in 1876 prepared by
Vice-President William Channing Russel, to be read before the University Convocation of the State of New York. The paper, if read, never appeared in the printed report of the convocation; but the manuscript of it is in the library of the university, and has been of much use. There did appear, however, in the convocation's report for 1876, under the head of University necrology," brief sketches, by Vice-President Russel, of Ezra Cornell and of John Stanton Gould.
History of Cornell l'niversity in the twenty-five years of its existence, by Prof.
Waterman Thomas Hewett, published in “Landmarks of Tompkins
County," 149 1. ('ornell University: Her general and technical courses. By F. C. Perkins. 1891. Outside its own publications, the yearly reports of the university to the regents of
the University of the State of New York, printed in full or in abstract in the reports of that body to the State legislature, form, perhaps, the most important series of data; but their contents are usually an abridgment of that of the university's own Register" for the corresponding year.
3. LIVES OF THE FOUNDER. In Memoriam: The death and burial of Hon. Ezra Cornell, founder of Cornell
Cniversity. Ithaca, 1874. pp. 40.
Apparently compiled and published by the Ithaca Journal, from whose columns all
the contents of the pamphlet are taken A memorial address, delivered in Library Hall (Ithaca). January 11, 1875,
** Founder's Day." In commemoration of the life and character of Ezra Cornell, founder of the Cornell University. By Rufus P. Stebbins, pastor of the First C'nitarian Church. Ithaca, 1875. pp. 34.
Dr. Stebbins was the close personal friend of Mr. Cornell, who was an attendant upon
his church Biography of Ezra ('ornell, Founder of the Cornell University. [By Alonzo B. Cor.
nell). New York, 1884. pp. 322.
The author, late the governor of New York, is the eldest son of Earn Cornell, and by
the charter a trustee of the university. He writes largely from personal observation The Life and Services of Ezra Cornell: An address delivered at Cornell University
on Founder's Day (January 11, 1847), by Francis M. Finch, judge of the court of appeals of the State of New York. (Ithaca, 1887.) pp. 16.
Judge Finch was one of the earliest and closest associates of Mr, ('ornell in the foundation of the university, and for long, as librarian of the Cornell Library in Ithaca, an
ex officio trustee My Reminiscences of Ezra Cornell: An address delivered before the Cornell Uni
versity on Founder's Day, January 11, 1890, by Andrew Dickson White, LL. D., L. H. D., first president of the university. Ithaca, 1890. pp. 42.
4. PUBLICATIONS OF THE UNIVERSITY.
(Or the manifold publications of the university, only those are here chronicled
which are of the first importance to the student of its general history.) Report of the committee on organization, presented to the trustees of the Cornell
l'niversity October 21, 1846. Albany, 1467. Pp. 48
Highed, fuap the e mitter, by Andrew D White, who was the chief author of the
refort The ('ornell l'niversity: First general announcement. (Albany, 1967.) pp. 19.
A 1944 esikuv. gorinted in the spring flex, has a list of the professors already
appunt, with lontapıbabai tatkem of them The ('ornell t'niversity Second general announcement. Albany, 1868.
A l edit with litteras ipp was intr-the same year The same 1 min.saint was ale) palabei under the title of *irrular to bool com mnisatonen, dity sutarn u ts and w ritin" cirrular of the Ntate superintendent of pabllo Ilstra, la rebiel to the west rd.ti e A fer pago supplement to the are
tutulan Tokrat av tota rallager s and study and wisditions of adoniston. w later pulito
The Cornell University: Account of the proceedings at the inauguration, October
7, 1868. Ithaca, 1809. pp. 37. The Cornell University Register. Yearly. 1868 to the present. 27 vols.
The annual catalogue of the university. The first issue bore the title of "Catalogue of the officers and students of the Cornell University for the academic year 1868-69," etc., but it was followed by a "Register" in the same year. Since 1886 the Register has been supplemented by the "Annual announcement of the School of Law," and
annual announcements are issued by some other schools. The Ten-Year Book of the Cornell University. Decennially. 1878, 1888, 1898.
A catalogue of the officers and matriculates of the university, with biographical sta
tistics of its graduates. Compiled by the librarian of the university. Reports of the President. Yearly. 1880-81, 1882-83, to the present. 17 vols.
The report for 1881-2 was not published. Appended, in full or in abstract, have usu
ally been the reports of heads of departments and colleges to the president. Reports of the Treasurer.
In some years these reports are bound up with the reports of the president, but of
late they have been printed separately The Library Bulletin of Cornell University; edited by the librarian. 1882 to 1896.
Appearing at irregular intervals and devoted mainly to the additions to the library, but containing lists of the publications of professors and many notes of importance for the history of the library. Since 1896 the list of publications by professors has appeared
as an appendix to the president's report. Laws and Documents Relating to the Cornell University. Ithaca, 1870, pp. 91;
1883, pp. 161; 1892, pp. 231. 3 vols. Certain regulations proposed for the Cornell University. Ithaca, 1870. pp. 8. Report submitted to the trustees of Cornell University in behalf of a majority of
the committee on Mr. Sage's proposal to endow a college for women. By
Andrew D. White, chairman of the committee. Ithaca, 1872. pp. 40. The ('ornell University: What it is and what it is not. Ithaca, 1872. pp. 30.
By President White Proceedings at the laying of the corner stone of the Sage College of the (Cornell]
University, May 15, 1873; (with the report to the trustees on the establishment of said college. Ithaca, 1873. pp. 134.
Of importance as regards the admission of women to the university Proceedings at the unveiling of the portrait of the Hon. Justin S. Morrill, ..
June 20, 1893. Ithaca, 1884. With portrait.
The addresses of President White and of Senator Morrill are of historical value. Letter of Andrew Dickson White, LL. D., resigning the presidency of Cornell
University. Ithaca, 1887. pp. . Cornell University: Proceedings in memory of Louis Agassiz, and in honor of
Hiram Sibley. Commencement week, 1885. Ithaca, 1885. The Presidency of Cornell University: Remarks of Andrew Dickson White, pre
sented in accordance with the request of the trustees that he would
address them regarding the election of his successor. Ithaca, 1885. pp. 28. Proceedings and addresses at the inauguration of Charles Kendall Adams, LL, D.,
to the presidency of Cornell Unı ərsity, November 19, 1885. Ithaca. 1886.
department of law, together with a preliminary announcement of the
Cornell University: Its significance and its scope. An address, ... 1886, by
Charles Kendall Adams, LL.D., president of the University. Ithaca, 1886.
pp. 19. Cornell University: Report of the executive committee on the reorganization of
the department of history and political science, adopted January 18, 1887. Also, a letter from ex-President White, offering as a gift to Cornell University his library of works on history and political science, and the action of the trustees accepting the same and reorganizing the department.
(Ithaca, 1897.) pp. 8. A People's University: An address delivered before the Cornell University on
Founder's Day, January 11, 1888, by J. G. Schurman, professor of philos
ophy. Ithaca, 1848. pp. 32. Exercises at the dedication of Barnes Hall, June 16, 1889. Ithaca, 1889. pp. 89. Exercises and addresses at the laying of the corner stone of the University Library
Building. October 30, 169. Ithaca, 1889. pp. 32. Proceedings of the board of trustees of Cornell University, including the minutes
of the executive committee, July 21, 1885-July 22, 1890. Ithaca, 1890.
pp. 387. Ibid., 1890. Proceedings and addresses at the inauguration of Jacob Gould Schurman, LL.D.,
to the presidency of Cornell 'niversity, November 11, 1892. Ithaca, 1892.
pp. 81. Proceedings and addresses at the twenty-fifth anniversary of the opening of Cor.
nell University. (Edited by Prof. George L. Burr. Ithaca, 1893. Memorial exercises in honor of Henry Williams Sage. (Held Feb. 22, 1898.]
Ithaca, 1898. pp. 80). A Generation of Cornell, being the address given June 16, 1898, at the thirtieth
annual commencement, by Jacob G. Schurman, president of the university. New York, 1898. pp. 58.
3. ALCUNI PUBLICATIONS
Proceedings of the associate alumni of Cornell University. Yearly. 1884 to the
present. Reports of the alumni trastors to the alumni of Cornell University. Yearly. 1844,
1*96, to the present. 12 vols.
Hide this report, mole in wenre to the relation of the alumni, that the ani versity trustee Last ole tuned by the alumni, at the food of the first year of his office, Enake a rewart va tbe audition and peels of the univerity," has beet included in the ** precins of the late alumni“ Thor reports are follows: 1444, James Fraser Ola I (erge R Van De Water: 1** Mynderne Van (leef; 1***, David S. Jor dan, 1. Inb E salma , Frank H Him*1. Walter C. Kerr; 1**, Robert H Trun, 1), (rexe B Turter 144, (harles Francis: 10
: , Daniel E Kalna, 195, —-:14. Jarui T Weinan Petition of the alumni of (ornell l'niversity in opposition to honorary degrees.
presented to the board of trustees Wednesday, October 27, 1896. Ithaca, 1546. pp. 13.
4. L'ADFRI RADIATE PUBLICATION
The formell Era Weekly. 1-6to the present :30) vols.
An :1'-trauma anal 113«e1 umor the vary home title of turnellan in Cornellian, atret),y *!. rifrasp", te of th.. l'
rinty *., tor **. lr the stondre Jual Tas It Laat la utbutirik minat urtelling appeared
The Cornell Times. Weekly. 1873-74. 1 vol.
publication. The Cornell Daily Sun. 1880 to the present. 18 vols. The Association Bulletin; published by the Cornell University Christian Associa
tion. Monthly. 1886 to 1896. 11 vols. The Cornell Magazine. Monthly. 1888 to the present. 10 vols. The Widow. 1894 to the present. 4 vols.
An illustrated satirical biweekly. The Crank: Published ... by the students of the Sibley College of the Cor
nell University ..representing the interests of the mechanical and electrical engineers. Monthly. 1887-1890. 4 vols. The Sibley Journal
of Engineering (formerly the Crank). 1890 to the present. In all, 12 vols. The New York Law Review. 1895. A monthly periodical published by mem
bers of the school of law. 1 vol.
i. GUIDEBOOKS AND DESCRIPTIONS.
The Cornell University. The university guide. Ithaca, 1870. pp. 31.
By Prof. Willard Fiske. Guidebook of the Ithaca gorge and its surroundings. By William G. Johnson.
Ithaca, 1873. pp. 38. The University Guide: Containing an account of the buildings and collections of
Cornell University. Ithaca, 1875. pp. 61. Students' handbook. Yearly. 1885 to the present.
A descriptive guide for new students, revised and published annually by the Chris
tian Association of ('ornell t'niversity. In and out of Ithaca: A description of the village, the surrounding scenery, and
Cornell University. By C. H. Thurber (registrar of the university.)
The more important of the numerous magazine articles which have been devoted
to Cornell University can readily be found by the aid of Poole's Index, Of cyclopedia articles, those in Appleton's American Cyclopedia, in Johnson's l'niversal Cyclopedia, and in Stoddart's Encyclopedia Americana, being written by officers of the university, have a quasi official authority,