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ward Russia, i. 595; his famous saying,
i. 596 ; his activity through the press, i.
596 ; his attitude toward German inter-
ference in South America, i. 596-598 ; his
activity in the imperial parliament, i.
598 ; his relations with his family, i. 576,
580, 600 ; his personal appearance, i. 574,
598 ; personal characteristics, i. 534 ; the
greatest German since Luther, i. 601;
his dismissal by Emperor William, ii.
220

Blaine, James G., nomination for the
presidency in 1884, i. 201; his explana-
tion of his defeat, ii. 134 ; his attitude on
the civil-service question due to W.'s
letter, i. 208, 209 ; working habits, i. 213 ;
a fascinating personality, i. 214

Blanc, Louis, his opinion of Thiers, i. 578

Blaze de Bury, Mme., W.'s acquaintance
with, ii. 399, 411, 425

Bloch, M. de, his reputed influence over
Nicholas II, ii. 262

Boating as part of college life, i. 33, 352, 11.
229

Boeckh, August, lectures on the history
of Greece, i. 39

Bokhara, annexation of, to Russia, ii. 43,
112

Bonaparte, Jer6me, resemblance to Napo-
leon I, i. 35, 95

Bonaparte, Louis, letter written by, i. 95

Bonaparte, Napoleon, Prince, disliked by
Napoleon III, i. 36; resemblance to
Napoleon I, i. 95

Boole, head of New York City " Health
Department," i. 108, 126

Bouck, 'William, of Schoharie County,
N. Y., stories concerning, i. 57

Bourgeois, Leon, delegate to the Peace
Conference, ii. 264

Bourges Cathedral, i. 568

Boussingault, Jean Baptiste, at the Paris
Exposition of 1878, i. 513

Brady, James Topham, his meeting with
W. W. Story, whom he resembled in ap-
pearance, i. 515

"Bramshill," the country-seat of Sir
William Cope, ii. 401

Bread made of ferns, in Finland, in time
of famine, ii. 10

Breckinridge, Robert, president of Na-
tional Convention of 1864, i. 117

Breslau, W. in, i. 475

Brewer, David J., a member of the Vene-
zuela Commission, ii. 119, 122

Bright, John, in England in 1863, i. 93

Bromley, Isaac, journalist, of Yale class
Of 1853, i. 254

Brooks, Phillips, preaches at Cornell Uni-
versity, i. 404, 410

Brou, Church of, near Lyons, France, i.
568

Brown, John, possibly influenced by John
Parker Hale, i. 55 ; his effort to free the
slaves, i. 85

Browning, Oscar, ii. 403 ; on the flight of
Louis XVI to Varennes, ii. 406 ; his col-
lection of Revolutionary War papers,
ii. 431

Browning, Robert, W.'s acquaintance
with, i. 530 ; story of, told by Thomas
Hughes, ii. 391



INDEX



587



Brugsch Bey's account of his discovery
of the royal mummies, 11. 434

Brunnow, professor of astronomy at Ann
Arbor, i. 274

Bryan, William J., his nomination at the
Chicago Convention an illustration of
mob hysterics, i. 206, 237

Bryce, James, W.'s acquaintance with, 11.
395; his comparison of British and
American problems, ii. 396

Buchanan, James, minister at the court
of St. James, i. 448; at St. Petersburg, i.
450; his satire on spies in the Embassy
Archives, ii. 49 ; President of the United
States, i. 72, 73 ; impression made upon
W., i. 77, 148 ; disappoints his supporters,
i. 84

Buchanan treaty with Russia, violations
of, ii. 52

Bucher, Lothar, as Bismarck's confiden-
tial agent, i. 581, 596

Buckingham, Duchess of, W.'s meeting
with, ii. 48

Buddha, conversion of, into St. Josaphat,

ii. 455

Biilow, Baron von, German minister of
foreign affairs, characteristics of, i. 536 ;
his attitude toward German- Americans,
1.575

Biilow, Count von, Chancellor, character-
istics as minister and parliamentary
leader, ii. 139 ; his congratulatory letter
on W.'s birthday, ii. 217 ; W.'s letter to,
on the attitude of the German Emperor
toward the Peace Conference, ii. 309

Burchard, Dr., his famous alliteration, ii.
134

Burr, George Lincoln, professor of history
at Cornell, i. 438 ; his work for the Vene-
zuela Commission, 11. 120, 122 ; his work
on W.'s "Warfare of Science with Re-
ligion," ii. 495

Butler, Benjamin F., i. 215, 219; his views
on the Santo Domingo question, i. 487

Butler, Fanny Kemble, at the hospice of
the Great St. Bernard, i. 481

Cabinet ministers in legislative bodies, i.
529

Cairnes, John Elliott, political economist,
Dublin, i. 95

Caldwell, George C., professor at Cornell,
i. 369 ; secretary, i. 436

Calendar clocks of Ithaca, i. 310

" Caligula " pamphlet, a satire on William
II, ii. 222

Cambridge University, W.'s visite to, i. 34,
ii. 402 ; technical instruction at, ii. 404

Campbell, Judge, his interest in the French
history of Michigan, i. 275

Canfield', Sherman, defends Cornell Uni-
versity, i. 423

Capital cities, the location of, i. 576

Cardiff giant, its discovery in central New
York, in 1869, ii. 468-485

Caricatures, historical, W.'s collection of,
i. 467

Carlisle, John G., tribute to, ii. 126

Carlyle, Thomas, criticism of, i. 24, ii. 431 ;
his influence upon W., ii. 488; story told
by Goldwin Smith, i. 359 ; his influence
over Froude, ii. 398; Lecky's view of, ii.
427

Carnegie, Andrew, W.'s visit to Mexico
and California with, i. 235, ii. 446; W.'s
visit in Scotland with, ii. 200; his rec-
torial address at St. Andrews, ii. 210

Carpenter, Matthew, newspaper attacks
on, i. 170 ; story told by, i. 181

Carpenter, 'William Benjamin, physiolo-
gist, London, i. 95



Cass, Lewis, Democratic candidate for
President in 1848, i. 56

Castlereagh, Lord, story concerning, ii.
372

Cathedral architecture, i. 15, 36, 568. ii
392, 440, 450, 451, 456

Catherine II, her relation to the murder
of Peter III, ii. 44

Caucasian railway built by General An-
nenkoff, ii. 43

Cavour, Count di, reminiscences of, i. 547

Centennial Exposition of 1876, some noted
foreigners at, i. 508-511

Chapin, Edwin, W.'s reminiscences of, ii.
537

Chase, Salmon P., and the national bank-
ing system, i. 183

Chicago in 1858, ii. 378

Chicago Exposition, allusions to, by Alex-
ander III, ii. 8 ; letters concerning, sent
to W. at St. Petersburg by cranks, ii. 107

China, " open-door" policy in, ii. 157 ; outr
break of the revolution in, ii. 188 ; Ameri-
can policy, ii. 189, 190; W.'s advice to
Chinese minister at Berlin, ii. 198-200

Chinese have no conception of God, ii. 8

Chinese representative at St. Petersburg
compared with the Japanese, ii. 25

Cholera at St. Petersburg, ii. 53

Citizenship, Russian, compared with
American, ii. 39

Civil-service reform, W.'s efforts to inter-
est leading men in, i. 171, 194-197; his
letter to Phelps and Blaine in 1884, i. 208,
209 ; New York State delegation argues
the question before President Harrison,
i. 224-228, ii. 3, 182 ; W.'s article " Do the
Spoils belong to the Victor? ", ii. 493

Civil War period, Kansas civil war and
John Brown's attempt to free the slaves,
i. 85 ; Republican National Convention
at Chicago in I860, i. 86 ; election of Lin-
coln, i. 87 ; battle of Bull Run, i. 88, 198 ;
preparations for war, i. 89 ; instances of
patriotic feeling, i. 89 ; British feeling
against the United States, i. 91, 93 ; Lord
John Russell and the Alabama incident,
Russell brought to reason by Charles
Francis Adams, i. 92, ii. 367, 401; W.
visits Europe to ascertain and influence
public sentiment, i. 93-95 ; Dr. Russell's
letters in the London "Times," and W.'s
answer to them, i. 94, 95; France indif-
ferent, i. 96 ; Russia friendly, i. 450, 455 ;
Frankf ort-on-the-Main a center of Amer-
ican ideas, i. 97 ; Confederate loan floated
in Europe by Baron Erlanger,i. 97; end-
ing of the war, i. 99 ; speeches made on
the bounty bill in the New York Senate,
i. 112-115 ; Burton Harrison's account of
the flight of Jefferson Davis at the sur-
render of Richmond, i. 155; Colonel
Johnston's story concerning the great
seal of the Confederacy, i. 155, 156

Clarke, James Morrison, tutor in Geneva
College, i. 17

Clay, Henry, his treatment of President
Tyler, i. 53; defeat of, as presidential
candidate, i. 54; his large statesman-
ship, i. 54, 55 ; attitude toward the Fugi-
tive Slave Law, i. 61, 62; his remark on
replying to an enemy, i. 270

Cleveland, Grpver, elected Governor of
New York, i. 197; laid corner-stone of
Cornell chapel, i. 199, 377 ; early educa-
tion, i. 199, 377, 393 ; nomination for the
presidency in 1884, i. 207 ; qualities shown
during his governorship, i. 207 ; one of
W.'s experiences during campaign of, i.
210 ; his attitude on civil-service matters
and his capacity for hard work, i. 216-218 ;



588



INDEX



asks W. to accept a position on the Inter-
state Railway Commission, i. 222 ; urges
W. to remain in St. Petersburg as min-
ister, i. 236; appoints W. a member of
the Venezuela Commission, i. 237, ii. 117 ;
attacked for his position on the Vene-
zuela question, ii. 118, 124; his calm,
steady character, ii. 130 ; his effort to
improve the diplomatic service, ii. 357,
365
Clinton, De Witt, statue of, for Albany,

suggested, i. 132
Coeducation, i. 397-402
Collins Line of transatlantic steamers,

slander against, i. 486
Colt, Samuel, in St. Petersburg, i. 454
Confederacy, collapse of, i. 155, 156
Congregation of the Index at Rome, ii. 413
Congress, some members of, in 1857, i. 78 ;
proceedings not properly reported, i.
214



, Roscoe, nomination to the
United States Senate, i. 134 ; W.'s speech
for, i. 136 ; " a day with him at Utica," i.
148 ; his manner toward those opposed
to him, i. 166 ; newspaper attacks on, i.
171 ; W.'s effort to interest him in civil-
service reform, i. 171; his speeches on
the national banking system at the time
of the " Greenback craze," i. 183-185

Constantinople, W. at, ii. 440

Consular system of the United States,
suggestions for the improvement of, i.
540, ii. 355

Cook, Charles, and the People's College,
i. 297, 301, 303

Cook, James M., senator at Albany, i. 103

Cooley, Thomas M., as professor at the
University of Michigan, i. 275

Copenhagen Ethnographic Museum, ii.
453

Cornelius 1 monument at Diisseldorf,
Prince William's speech at the unveil-
ing of, ii. 218

Cornell, AlonzoB., asks W. to accept presi-
dency of State convention, i. 164

Cornell, Ezra, 1865-1874, senator at Albany,
i. 102, 294; attitude toward the land-
grant fund, i. 106, 295-299 ; criticism of
New York's United States senators, i.
133; his criticism of Seward, i. 151; li-
brary founded at Ithaca, i. 294 ; the idea
of a university presented to him by W.,
i. 298; his offer, i. 299; his part in fram-
ing the bill, i. 299 ; legend surrounding
his portrait, i. 300 ; opposition to bill in
the legislature and personal attacks on,
i. 300-305 ; his gifts to the university, i.
306, 308, 309; his early years, i. 309, 310;
his telegraphic work, i. 310-312 ; his in-
terest in agriculture, i. 312 ; his religious
ideas, i. 313, 328; his attitude toward
women, i. 313-315; his speech at the
opening of the university, i. 315 ; bitter
attacks on, i. 316-323, 415; his pleasure
in the lecture-courses and in his friends,
i. 317, 319, 320 ; investigation of univer-
sity affairs by Governor's committee, i.
322, 415; building of his house, i. 323;
motto over the door, i. 324 ; his interest
in railway projects, i. 325 ; his political
ideas, i. 325 ; his relations with the stu-
dents, i. 326; his death, i. 325; sagacity
and largeness of view, i. 295, 299 ; ap-
pearance, i. 298 ; readiness to be advised,
i. 299 ; miraculous foresight, i. 300, 327 ;
dignity under attack, i. 303, 316, 320, 321 ;
his great liberality and unselfishness, i.
305, B08, 318 ; his stoicism, i. 312, 314, 316 ;
his manner, i. 326 ; his reasonableness, i.
324; moral characteristics, i. 327; his



equanimity, i. 328; his death, i. 408, 418 ;

memorial chapel, i. 409
Cornell University

Alumni associations, and alumni seats
in the governing board, i. 431

Anthon library purchased, i. 308, 360

Attacks by smaller colleges and the
press, i. 318-323, 346 ; slander for irre-
ligiou, i. 422-426

Bells, chime of, presented by Jenny Mc-
Graw, i. 343, 419; memorial bell pre-
sented by W., i. 386, ii. 454

Buildings, first, i. 337, 344 ; Morrill Hall,
i. 338 ; Sibley College, i. 373 ; Memorial
Chapel, i. 377; laboratories, i. 377, 410;
McGraw gift and others, i. 385 ; Sage
College, i. 399-402; Sage Chapel, i. 402;
Barnes Hall, i. 406-408; library, i. 408,
410; Memorial Chapel, i. 409 ; value of
a definite plan for future building, i.
410, 411 ; White College of History and
Political Science, ii. 493

Charter, struggle for, in the legislature,
1. 123, 299-305, 330-334; coeducation
use of the word " person " in the char-
ter, i. 398 ; demands of charter, i. 413,
414

Coeducation, early experiences with, i.
397-402

Courses of instruction, i. 360; classical
studies, i. 360-363; physiology, i. 363;
literature, i. 364; civil engineering, i.
366 ; agriculture, i. 367 ; mechanic arts,
i. 371 ; architecture, i. 375 ; chemistry
and physics, i. 377 ; electricity, i. 378 ;
political science, i. 378 ; political econ-
omy and history, i. 379, 381, 383

Courses of instruction, optional, effect
of, on students, i. 347, 353, 355, 361, 362

Degrees, conferring of, i. 389, 390

Discipline, self-government by stu-
dents, i. 342, 348; effect of athletic
sports upon, i. 348, 352

Electrical engineering, first department
of, in the United States, i. 378

Elms, Ostrander, gift of, i. 413

Equipment, early, i. 338, 340

Evolution of the university idea in W.'s
mind, i. 287-293 ; presentation to Ezra
Cornell and his offer, i. 298

Faculty, the first professors and stories
concerning them, i. 355-375; election
of, by trustees, i. 428; freedom from
quarrels, i. 429, 430; powers and re-
sponsibilities of, i. 435, 436; adminis-
trative work of, i. 436

Financial beginning, i. 306

Financial difficulties, 1868-1874, i. 412;
large debt and its payment, i. 414-416 ;
endowment fund transferred to trus-
tees, i, 415 ; entanglement of the land-
grant fund, i. 416, 417 ; loss of the Mc-
Graw-Fiske bequest, i. 418-421, ii. 428;
sale of lands, i. 438

Founder's Day, the first, i. 319 ; Hiram
Corson's recitals on, i. 429

Gateway erected by W., i. 442

Investigation by the Governor's com-
mittee, i. 322, 415

Library, i. 408, 410 ; Sage and Fiske gifts,
i. 421, 422; Canfleld gift, i. 423; W.'s
gifts,!. 375, 440; Goldwin Smith gift, i.
317

Loan fund as aid to students, i. 394

Memorial gifts, i. 343, 386, 407-409, 419,
442, ii. 454

Military instruction, effect of, i. 387;-389

Museum of Classical Archaeology, i. 362

Name suggested by W., i. 299

Opening, in 1868, i. 315, 340-344

Presidency, election of W., i. 307, 334 ; of



INDEX



589



Charles Kendall Adams, i. 438, 440;
Jacob Gould Schurman, i. 440
Professorships, resident and non-resi-
dent, i. 337, 339 ; value of, i. 354, 355, 358
Relation of students to classical pro-
fessors, i. 362

Relation to the State school system ,i. 331
Religious matters, Sage Chapel, i. 402 ;
an unsectarian pulpit, i. 403-405;
Young Men's Christian Association, i.
406 ; Barnes Hall, i. 406-408
Scholarships, i. 331; fellowships and
gratuitous instruction, i. 391-395, 415 ;
elections to, i. 436
Student labor, i. 344

Trustees, first meeting of, i. 305 ; charter
conditions, i. 342, 427 ; undergraduates
as, i. 431 ; powers and responsibilities
Of, i. 435, 436

Corsica, W.'s visit to, il. 212

Corson, Hiram, professor at Cornell, i.
364, 428, 429

Cortland Academy, founding of, i. 5 ; in-
fluence of, on W.'s life, i. 6

Corwin, Thomas, his power over an audi-
ence, i. 221; his humorous speech in
Congress discrediting Isaac M. Crary,
i. 50

Coudert, C. F., a member of the Vene-
zuela Commission, ii. 119

Coxe, Arthur Cleveland, lecturer at Cor-
nell, i. 364

Crandall, Prudence, portrait of, presented
to Cornell University, i. 163, 164

Cranworth, Lord, story concerning, ii. 392

Crary, Isaac M., his attack on General
Harrison's military reputation, i. 50

Crawford, Marion, W.'s acquaintance with,
ii. 417

Creation, mediaeval idea of, in mosaics, ii.
450, 456

Credit Mobilier, Garfleld's connection
with, i. 186

Creighton, Bishop, W.'s acquaintance
with, ii. 404

Crimean War, i. 448 ; observations in St.
Petersburg, i. 450, 464 ; American adven-
turers in Russia, i. 456 ; loss of Sebasto-
pol, i. 465 ; blockading fleet at the mouth
of the Neva, i. 466

Criminal justice as administered in Great
Britain, ii, 226

Criminal law, history of W.'s study of, ii.
495, 503

Crozier, William, delegate to The Hague
Peace Conference, ii. 251, 337

Curtis, George 'William, lecturer in New
Haven, i. 29; at National Convention of
1864, i. 119 ; of 1884, i. 202, 203 ; his sym-
pathy with W.'s university ideal, i. 292 ;
his lectures at Cornell, i. 317, 355, 364;
his address on the opening day, i. 343

Curtius, Ernst, Greek scholar and histo-
rian, i. 557

Custine, Marquis de, story concerning, i.
475

Dana, Charles A., his impression of Pobe-
donostzeff, ii. 63

Dana, James Dwight, lecturer at Yale, i.
29

D'Aubigne's "History of the Reforma-
tion" led to W.'s devoting himself to
the study and teaching of history, i. 21

Davidoff, Orloff, "the funniest thing he
saw in America," ii. 44

Davies, Thomas Frederick, Bishop of
Michigan, W.'s "chum," i. 30, 68

Davis, Jefferson, his flight at the sur-
render of Richmond, i. 155; names on
his bail bond, i. 159



DeLancey, William Heathcote, bishop,
his impressiveness, ii. 524

Delaunay, Count, Italian ambassador at
Berlin, i. 547

Delyanoff, the "Minister of Public En-
lightenment," Russia, ii. 41

Demetrieff, his account of the murder of
Peter III, ii. 44

Depew, Chauncey M., at the State Con-
vention of 1871, i. 165

Desmoulins, Camille, unveiling of statue
of, ii. 442

Dew, 'William, historical lecturer, i. 255

Diaz, Porfirio, W.'s presentation to, i. 235,
ii. 447

Dickinson, " Bray," story regarding, i. 58.

Dickson, Andrew (grandfather), birth-
place, i. 4 ; a founder of Cortland Acad-
emy, i. 5 ; a Democrat, i. 45

Dinner of the Lord Mayor of London, i.
531

Diplomas, sham, selling of, in Germany,
i. 541

Diplomatic service of the United States,
condition before the Civil War, ii. 356 ;
since the war, ii. 357 ; President Cleve-
land's effort, ii. 357 ; faults of the pres-
ent service, ii. 358; advice to young
men, ii. 358 ; suggested improvements in
the appointment of ambassadors, ii. 358 ;
ministers, ii. 359; secretaries, ii. 359; ex-
pert attaches, ii. 361 ; probable good re-
sults, ii. 362; promotion for merit, ii.
363; retention of men, ii. 364; proper
houses or apartments for representa-
tives abroad, ii. 18-21, 50, 142, 182, 364-
367 ; increase of salaries, ii. 368 ; relation
of the service to the university, ii. 369;
the question of a diplomatic uniform, ii.
370; W.'s report, as commissioner at the
Paris Exposition of 1878, bearing on the
preparation of young men for the diplo-
matic service, i. 378, ii. 492

Disraeli, see Beaconsneld, Lord

Donnelly, Ignatius, W.'s meeting with, and
his speech in the Minnesota legislature,
i. 239-241

Douglas, Stephen Arnold, i. 85 ; eloquence
of, i. 65, 66,

Douglass, Frederick, and the anti-slavery
party, i. 16 ; secretary of the Santo Do-
mingo Commission, i. 501; refusal of
dinner to, on the Potomac steamer, i.
504

Dour no vo, Russian minister of the inte-
rior, W.'s experience with, ii. 36

Dred Scott decision and Chief Justice
Taney, i. 77

Drink problem in America and abroad, i.
516-521, ii. 451

Drouyn de Lhuys, Edouard, his interest
in the Reform School at Mettray, i. 522

Droysen, Johann Gustav, his opinion of
Lanfrey's " Histoire de Napole"on," i.
558

Drunkenness, a defense of, by Senator
McDougal, i. 158

Du Bois-Reymond, Emil, on the results of
the expulsion of the Huguenots from
France, i. 559

Dufferin, Lord, dines with Bismarck, i.
579

Dumas, Alexandre, the elder, his appear-
ance and his vanity, i. 568

Duruy, Jean Victor, his prophecy concern-
ing the church and state in Prance, i. 524

Dwight, Theodore, a lecturer at Cornell,
i. 356, 383

Earthquake at Florence, W.'s experience
in, ii. 457



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INDEX



Earthquakes and volcanoes in southern
countries as an aid to the clergy in
maintaining superstition, i. 496

Eastburn, Dr., stories of, told by Arthur
Oilman, ii. 379

Edison, Thomas, W.'s speech in behalf of,
at the Paris Exposition of 1878, i. 514

Edmunds, George F., a candidate for the
presidency in 1884, i. 202, 204

Egypt, W.'s visit to, with Willard Fiske,
U. 433

Elba, island of, W.'s visit to, ii. 212

Elocutionary training in universities, the-
ory of, i. 33

Ely, Alfred, captured at the battle of Bull
Run, i. 88

Emerson, Ralph Waldo, lecturer in Syra-
cuse, i. 16 . in New Haven, i. 29; W.'s ac-
quaintance with, ii. 381

Emmanuel, Victor, called Bismarck
"cousin" and gave him the Order of
the Anuunciata, i. 583

England, W.'s visit to, in 1885, ii. 391-410

Englishmen agreeable conversationists,
i. 533

Erasmus, statue of, at Rotterdam, ii. 324 ;
his colloquy of " The Shipwreck," ii. 554

Esterhazy, Count, Austrian minister at
St. Petersburg, a fine exhibition of man-
ners, i. 452

Estournelles, Baron d', on the attitude of
the French socialists toward the Peace
Conference, ii. 300, 304

Evans, Evan William, professor at Cor-
nell, i. 365

Evarts, William M., delegate to the Na-
tional Convention of 1860, i. 86 ; member
of the Constitutional Convention of
1867, i. 142 ; a brilliant talker, i. 195 ; as
Secretary of State, i. 528 ; on the admis-
sion of cabinet ministers to Congress, i.
529 ; motto on his dinner-service, i. 530

Everett, Edward, stories concerning, i.
221

' Evolution versus Revolution in Poli-
tics," by W., i. 239

Extemporaneous speaking, Abbe" Bau-
tain's book on, i. 260

Fassett, Jacob S., suggested by W. for the
governorship in 1891, i. 232, 234; enter-
tained by W., i. 235

Felch, Alpheus, his experiences as a bank
examiner, i. 184

Fenton, Reuben E., Governor of New
York, his reception of President John-
son, i. 130, 131 ; signed the Cornell bill,
i. 305

Fessenden, William Pitt, his "Roman
heroism," ii. 147

Field, David Dudley, i. 155

Field, Henry M., W.'s visit with, at Stock-
bridge, i. 154

Field, John, his conversation with Gen-
eral Grant on the Franco-Prussian War,
i. 221

Fields, James T., i. 99 ; his birthday party
to Bayard Taylor, ii. 381 ; his acquain-
tance with Tennyson, ii. 382

Fields, Thomas C., senator at Albany, i.
104, 113

Fillmpre, Millard, personal appearance
of, i. 59 ; promoted " compromise mea-
sures," i. 60 ; candidate for President on
" The American Ticket " in 1856, i. 73

Finch, Francis Miles, address at the open-
ing of Cornell University, i. 343 ; its de-
voted legal adviser, i. 416

Finland, policy of Nicholas II toward, i.
470, ii. 29, 30, 31 ; famine in, ii. 10 ; bread
made of ferns, ii. 10; character of the



Finnish peasant, ii. 29, 30 ; devotion of
Finland to Russia, ii. 31 ; De Plehve's
cruelties, ii. 39 ; PobedonostzefFs reli-
gious aggression, ii. 70

Fish, Hamilton, Grant's affection for, i.
180 ; his regret at suppression of f o reign
attachfeships, i. 449; his relations with
Charles Suinner, i. 485

Fisher, George Park, his influence on W.,
ii. 557

Fisher, Sir John, delegate to the Peace
Conference, ii. 267

Fisheries exhibit, American, at the Inter-
national Fisheries Exhibition at Berlin,
i.571

Fiske, Jenny (McGraw), gift of bells to
Cornell, i. 343, 419 ; large bequest to Cor-
nell and the loss of it, i. 419-421, ii. 428

Fiske, Willard, gifts to Cornell Library,
i. 421, 422; his journey with W. through
Italy and Egypt, ii. 433

Fitch, Charles Elliot, i. 186

Florence, earthquake at, ii. 457 ; W.'s plan
for a history of, ii. 498

Floyd-Jones, David R., Lieutenant-gov-
ernor of New York, i. 104

Folger, Charles James, judge in Geneva,
N. Y., i. 21 ; president New York State
Senate, i. 101; characteristics, i. 102;
opposes bills introduced by W T ., i. 137,
140 ; loses the presidency of the Consti-
tutional Convention, i. 139; elected
judge of the Court of Appeals, i. 153;
again friends with W., i. 154 ; nominated
Governor of New York, i. 197 ; his influ-
ence in securing the Cornell charter, i.
332-334

Foraker, Joseph B., W.'s vote for, in 1884,
i. 206; he presents WVs letter on civil-
service reform to Elaine, i. 209

Foreign policy of the United States illus-
trated by Lothar Bucher's interview
with W. concerning South American
territory, i. 596-598

Forrest, Edwin, in " Richelieu," i. 32

Fould, Achille, minister of finance to Na-
poleon III, i. 96

Fowler, president of Corpus Christi Col-
lege, ii. 397

France, W.'s walking tour in, i. 36 ; visit
in 1886, ii. 411

Francis Joseph 1, his characteristics, his



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