October 16, 1860

February 8, 2007

Buffalo.

Spend all the morning running round with Dr. Ingersoll to close up the effort in his parish, and leave considerable for him to do after I am gone. Nothing could exceed the cordiality and the zeal with which Dr. Ingersoll has entered into this matter. I like him exceedingly.

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October 15, 1860

February 8, 2007

Buffalo.

Dr. Ingersoll and I spent the day in going round to solicit subscriptions. Pretty successful; the people received us very kindly. A tiresome day of it. In the evening call at Mr. Cornell’s: saw Douglas and Mr. and Mrs. Cornell.

October 14, 1860

February 8, 2007

Buffalo.

Preach on education and the College at Trinity – Dr. Ingersoll’s Church.

October 13, 1860

February 8, 2007

Buffalo.

Got to see Ingersoll. Find he had come to see me to tell me that his vestry had shown a warm interest in the effort for the College: had appointed a committee (Dr. Ingersoll, Mr. Smith and Mr. Howard) to go round and solicit subscriptions, and they desired me to present the subject on Sunday. Dr. Ingersoll and I then conferred with Mr. Smith, who recommended us to get blank notes printed, saying that more money could be raised in this way. I then went to see D. Richmond, who after five minutes talk on my part, subscribed a thousand dollars. This was a real Godsend. I had thus far had a rather discouraging time.

October 12, 1860

February 8, 2007

Go to the Falls to see Mr. Porter and others for the College. Call on Rev. Mr. Jarvis and inquire about the ability of his parish to aid us. He thinks Mr. and Miss. Porter are pretty much the only ones. Dined at Mr. Porter’s at three. He volunteered to say that he would do what he could and would write me.

October 11, 1860

February 8, 2007

{Dr.} Ingersoll tells me he is going to call a vestry meeting to consider my matter.

October 9, 1860

February 8, 2007

Buffalo.

Dined with Dr. Ingersoll.  After dinner I opened the object of my visit and the Doctor proposed at once to go and consult H.W. Rogers – one of his chief men.  Rogers seemed favorably disposed.  We called on others with a like result.  All thought the best way to go to work would be for Dr. Ingersoll to go round himself and solicit.

October 8, 1860

February 8, 2007

Go around {Batavia?} all morning and get only one hundred dollar subscription- that by Mr. Tracy.  Mr. Tomlinson was very civil and encouraged me to think he would subscribe when I should come again.  Judge P         was too poor!  But on urging him, promised to consider the matter.  I was provoked that a man of his wealth could have had his sons in college year after year, and then to do nothing to build up the College, which had given him so freely.

October 7, 1860

February 8, 2007

 Batavia.

Preached.  I was introduced by Dr. Tyler to the congregation, which was large, and I then made a statement about the College.  I spoke twenty minutes.

October 5, 1860

February 8, 2007

We call on Nelly, we together go and call on Mr. Ellwanger at his house. Wait for him, he came in by and by, and after some conversation said he would give me something in the spring – must give the Bishop first for his training school.

October 4, 1860

February 8, 2007

Call at Rev. I. Foote’s to inquire about my prospects in this city.  He said he had only two men who could give me anything, Mumford and Ellwanger.

October 2, 1860

February 8, 2007

College books open at 2 p.m. In the evening attend the meeting of the Brotherhood. Duff reads his inaugural, and Walsh his essay. Both excellent. Duff’s, general, and Walsh’s on meditation,- a subject I suggested to him.

October 1, 1860

February 6, 2007

Ithaca.

Went with Mr. Walker and called on Mrs. Bates and talked with her about the College and its endowment. She promised me a hundred dollars a year to support Allen, and to consider the endowment. She said she had been afraid of Puseyism in the College. I tried to disabuse her of the idea.

September 28, 1860

February 6, 2007

Have a letter from John H. Swift advising me not to come to New York until about November 1st on account of the Prince of Wales being there and the consequent excitement, and on account of Mr. Swift’s absence for some days.  This will change my plans.  I shall first visit certain places in western New York.

September 17, 1860

February 6, 2007

Very busy to-day for Ashley was sick, and I had to do all the writing in of the reports in the Register.

September 15, 1860

February 6, 2007

Go to Clifton Springs to hear Senator Douglas speak.  There were thirty cars in the train.  Most of the College went over.  There were, I should judge, about eight thousand persons present.  Mr. Douglas was hoarse and spoke with great effort and was not well heard.  He pronounced each syllable of every word just like a child learning to read.  There was not the slightest oratory in his speech.

September 13, 1860

February 6, 2007

Finish a letter to Mr. Ayrault and write to Mr. Slosson about Harry being fined.

September 11, 1860

February 6, 2007

At ten today a Faculty meeting.  All present.  We fined J.L. Swift and Slosson each three dollars and assessed damages for their being engaged in ringing the bell on the night of the tenth.

September 10, 1860

February 6, 2007

Have a College meeting at half past twelve. Prepare tribute of respect to Horace White.  I presided.  Ennis was secretary.  Duff introduced resolution which I had prepared, with remarks.  Gibson seconded them with a high-flown speech.  Dr. Metcalf added a few remarks.  The students, having petitioned, were given the rest of the day.

September 9, 1860

February 6, 2007

At the afternoon service went to confer with Mr. Douglas about a plan for the new College Chapel which Mr. Upjohn had sent up for suggestions.  It was to have transepts and chancel.  I liked it exceedingly – far better than I supposed I should.  It was well adapted to enlargement.

September 8, 1860

February 6, 2007

At Morning Prayer in the Chapel I announced Mr. Horace White’s death, and spoke of his character and his benefactions to the College, and his name being perpetuated here in honor and respect.  At 11:30 I set off for Syracuse, to attend Mr. White’s funeral, which was at two o’clock in St. Paul’s Church.

September 3, 1860

February 6, 2007

The College attends the Parish Church and the Chapel will be closed on Sunday this term all the time. As I was expecting to be absent much of the time we thought we would not open the Chapel at all for it would be rather burdensome to Doctors Wilson and Metcalf to keep services up. This refers to the Sunday service.