Arise and Build!
The Rebuilding
The University Rebuilds
Official Correspondence


Official Correspondence


  • William R. Mead to Paul Barringer

    "If no final arrangements have been made we can only say we should consider it an honor to be associated with the work ...."
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  • William R. Mead to Augustus H. Buckmaster

    "The building was so much a National monument, of which we have so few, that its restoration should be treated in the most reverent manner."
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  • W.C.N. Randolph to Armistead Gordon

    "If we are to undertake this work with an architect who makes all sorts of errors in his strain sheets ... the result will be that you and McCabe will be damned and properly damned for the balance of your lives and the venerable Rector will probably be hung & properly hung. "
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  • W.C.N. Randolph to Armistead Gordon

    " Think this matter over; we cannot take Thornton into our confidence about it. In the first place, no man can ever tell when he has an axe to grind for himself and then every thing filters through him to the Faculty and leads to lack of harmony between us."
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  • Stanford White to W.C.N. Randolph

    White's telegram accepting the work of restoring the Rotunda.
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