Other collections in Cornell University Library's Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Alonzo B. Cornell papers, 1830-1904.
Correspondence, journals, accounts, clippings, notes,
leaflets, blotters, and scrapbooks relating largely to
Alonzo Cornell's political activities reflecting his
interest in governmental problems. Also information on
telegraph stock, his activities in the Republican Party,
and papers pertaining to his Governorship of New York
Alonzo B. Cornell, collector. Letters for Ezra Cornell
Memorial Volume, 1887-1888
. Part of Collection #773.
Alonzo Cornell proposed publishing these reminiscences
with a Founder's Day speech delivered by Francis M.
Finch. It was delivered as a Founder's Day Address in
1890 and published as a pamphlet the same year.
Andrew Dickson White papers, 1832-1919.
Collection consists of correspondence and other papers
relating to White's career as educator, diplomat, and as
first President of Cornell University. Includes much
correspondence with Ezra Cornell concerning the founding
of the University and the establishment of the Cornell
Daniel Willard Fiske papers, 1847-1903.
Correspondence, scrapbooks, and account books pertaining
chiefly to Fiske's activities as a book collector, his
career as a journalist, and his activities as a professor
and librarian at Cornell University.
David Starr Jordan letter.
Letter from David Starr Jordan to Jacob Gould Schurman on
the 100th anniversary of Ezra Cornell's birth, relating
to the spirit that animated the students and faculty of
the newly-founded university and to the concepts and
functions of the university in a democratic society.
Franklin Cuthbert Cornell, Papers, 1857-1938.
Family papers, including financial and legal documents,
stock certificates, indentures, public foreclosures,
judgments, estate settlements concerning Cornell and his
father, Ezra Cornell.
Cornell Public Library Manuscript collections,
Ezra Cornell papers include minutes of a citizens'
meeting (February 5, 1863), at which Cornell's proposal
for building the Cornell Public Library was considered,
and letters to Cornell, 1863-1874, from William Hodgins,
the library architect, and John Henry Selkreg, Francis
Miles Finch, and others concerning the operation of the
Delta Phi Fraternity records.
A history of the fraternity and house originally built
for Ezra Cornell, known as Llenroc. Floor plans and
Henry Williams Sage papers, 1814-1930.
The Sage papers consists of material pertaining to his
business interests and the affairs of Cornell University.
Douglass Boardman papers.
Boardman became a Trustee of Cornell University in 1875.
Dean of the Law School. Letters concerning the
appointment of the original faculty of the Cornell Law
See also the papers held by the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections of early professors and University departments.
Charter Day 1965 published by Cornell University Library, includes an address by University Historian Morris Bishop, and other accounts of the founding of the University.
Becker, Carl L. Cornell University: Founders and the
Founding. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1943.
Bishop, Morris. A History of Cornell. Ithaca: Cornell
University Press, 1962.
Cornell, Alonzo B. True and Firm - A Biography of Ezra
Cornell. New York: A.S. Barnes & Co., 1884.
Cornell, John, Rev. Genealogy of the Cornell Family: Being an Account of the Descendants of Thomas Cornell of Portsmouth, R.I.
New York: T.A. Wright, 1902. [digital copy available
Cornell, Mary Emily. The Autobiography of Mary Emily
Cornell. Ithaca: Cayuga Press, 1929.
Dorf, Philip. The Builder: A Biography of Ezra Cornell.
New York: The MacMillan Company, 1952.
Ogden, Robert Morris. The Diaries of Andrew Dickson White.
Ithaca: Cornell University Library, 1959.
White, Andrew Dickson. Autobiography of Andrew Dickson
White. New York: The Century Co., 1905.
Ithaca Journal. (for Civil War, Vermont).