Ethelbert Dudley Warfield Edit

Summary

Level of Description
Sub-Group
Language
English

Dates

  • 1888 – 1889 (Creation)
  • 1888 – 1974 (Creation)

Extents

  • 1 Boxes (Whole)

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  • Arrangement

    Organized into the following series: I. Addresses, 1889-1916; II. Presidency, 1888-91; III. Miscellany, 1892-1974, and undated. Arranged chronologically within each series.

  • Abstract

    President; Ethelbert Dudley Warfield Collection; 1888-1974; Box 1 [13A-A-3A] Files: Addresses, 1889-1916

    1. Inauguration of Ethelbert Dudley Warfield, A.M., LL.B., as President of Miami University. Oxford, O.: Miami University, 1889.

    2. "The Early Struggles of an Educational Institution. An Address Delivered . . . , October, 1890." Oxford News (January 31, 1891): 1-2.

    3. Christian Education. Address . . . [at] Lafayette College. Easton, Penn.: Lafayette College, 1891.

    4. Abraham Lincoln. A Memorial Address. . . Februrary 12, 1909. Philadelphia: n.p., 1909.

    5. Wilson College. Inauguration of Ethelbert Dudley Warfield . . . October Sixteenth and seventeenth, Nineteen Hundred and sixteen. n.p., [1916]. Presidency, 1888-91

    1. Warfield to John W. Herron, requesting that he be considered for Miami presidency (June 8, 1888)

    2. Letters of recommendation for Warfield (June 14-18, 1888)

    a. Alexander Johnston (June 14, 1888)

    b. Daniel H. Chamberlain (June 15, 1888)

    c. G. W. F. Birch (June 16, 1888)

    d. R. A. Thornton (June 18, 1888)

    3. Trustees' committee recommends Warfield for presidency (June 21, 1888)

    4. Warfield to R. H. Bishop, accepting Miami presidency (July 2, 1888)

    5. Correspondence re. Samuel Dodd as possible Mathematics Professor (July 5-August 4, 1888)

    a. Henry Fine to Warfield (July 5, 1888)

    b. Samuel Dodd to Warfield (July 10, 1888)

    c. Henry Fine to Warfield (July 17, 1888)

    d. Henry Fine to Warfield (July 30, 1888)

    e. Henry Fine to Warfield (August 3, 1888)

    f. B. Warfield to Ethelbert Warfield (August 4, 1888)

    6. Correspondence re. faculty appointments (July 5, 1888-August 1, 1890)

    a. B. Warfield to E. Warfield re. Professor Gibbons [Greek}(July 6, 1888)

    b. B. Warfield to E. Warfield (July 10, 1888)

    c. W. Dubois to Warfield re. English Literature Professorship (July 18, 1888)

    d. W. J. McSurely to Warfield re. J. C. Sharpe [Mathematics] (July 24, 1888)

    e. B. Warfield to E. Warfield (July 25, 1888)

    f. J. W. Herron to Warfield re. H. McMeans[?] [Mathematics](July 26, 1888)

    g. Franklin DeWart to Warfield re. Mathematics Professorship (July 26, 1888)

    h. William B. Greene to Warfield, turning down job offer (July 30, 1888)

    i. T.[?] R. Ball to Warfield re. Professor Craig [Mathematics] (July 30, 1888)

    j. J. W. Herron to Warfield re. Professor Cox [Mathematics] (August 4, 1888)

    k. J. W. Herron to Warfield (August 7, 1888)

    l. L. E. Atkins to Warfield re. Mathematics Professorship (August 11, 1888)

    m. A. G. Cameron to Warfield (August 13, 1888)

    n. J. Gilpatrick to Warfield re. Professor Atkins [Mathematics] (August 16, 1888)

    o. James Page to Warfield re. Scientific Department vacancy (August 20, 1888)

    q. Warfield to W. J. McSurely (August 20, 1888)

    p. H. Orr to Warfield re. Biology Professorship (August 27, 1888)

    r. R. Henache to Warfield re. Latin and French Professorship (August 1, 1890)

    7. Correspondence re.Warfield's purchase of house in Oxford (August 8, 1888)[2 letters]

    8. Miscellanous Correspondence (August 22, 1888-July 31, 1891)[8 letters]

    9. Warfield to W. J. McSurely (January 8-October30, 1889)

    a. Mentions that "Mr. Harris and Dr. McFarland are going to wage active war on us" in Columbus (January 8, 1889)

    b. Observes that Harris Bill probably dead in State Legislature (February 19, 1889)

    c. Criticizes performance of Ella McSurely at Miami and the "loose ways of girls' schools"(April 29, 1889)

    d. Mentions applications from prospective women students, states that "Most of them want things that are out of the question"; says Ella McSurely's performance is improving (October 12, 1889)

    e. Regrets that Ella McSurely is giving up her course; dismisses allegations that professors are crowding students out of the dormitories (October 30, 1889)

    10. Report of Committee appointed to make arrangements for Warfield's inauguration (May 17, 1889)

    11. Reports to the Board of Trustees (1889-91)

    a. June 1889

    b. June 1890

    c. June 1891

    d. Report re. retention of classical curriculum and introduction of Scientific Course (June 1891)

    12. Faculty resolution awarding honorary LL.D. degree to Warfield (June 1891) Miscellany, 1892-1974, and undated

    1. "Christopher Columbus" [Reprint from April 1892 Presbyterian and Reformed Review]

    2. Warfield to Miss Bishop, states he is "hurt" that he has so completely "passed out of Miami's history" (June 27, 1900)

    3. News clip mentioning death of Warfield's son (1974)

    4. Clip mentioning publication of Warfield's memoirs (n.d.)

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Materials do nor circulate and are made available to users in the Miami University Archives.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Acquired from various sources.

  • Preferred Citation

    Ethelbert Dudley Warfield Collection, Miami University Archives, Oxford, Ohio.

  • Other Descriptive Information

    http://archives.lib.muohio.edu/show_subCat2.php?subCat1_id=13&&subCat1_name=1888-91,%20Ethelbert%20D.%20Warfield&&cat_id=4&&cat_name=President

  • Biographical / Historical

    Birth Death 1861-1936

    Term 1888-91

    Born, Lexington. Ky., Mar. 10, 1861. Son of William and Mary Cabell (Breckinridge) Warfield; A.B. Princeton, 1882, A.M., 1885; U. of Oxford, Eng., 1882-83; LL. B., Columbia, 1885; LL.D., Princeton, 1891, Miami U., 1891, U. of Pa., 1910; D.D.. Washington and Jefferson, 1902; Litt. D., Lafayette, 1915; Married, Sarah Lacy Brookes, Jan. 28, 1866; Married, 2nd, Eleanor F. Tilton. Aug. 28. 1890; Children--William, Mary C., Eleanor F.. Ethelbert D., Ruth B., Benjamin B.. Robert B. Practiced law at Lexington, Ky., 1886-88; Pres. and prof., history. Miami U., 1888-91; Pres. and prof., history, Lafayette Coll., 1891-1914; Pres., Wilson Coll., Chambersburg. Pa.. 191500. Ordained Presbyn. ministry, 1899; chaplain gen. S.A.R., 1900-02. Moderator Synod of Pa., 1906-07; Mem., board dirs. Princeton Theol. Sem., 1894-1929 (pres. bd. 1904-15). Trustee Lafayette Coll., Wilson Coll. Chmn. Franklin County Chapter, Am. Red Cross, 1918-21. Pres. Kittochtinny Hist. Soc., 1920-25. Author: The Kentucky Resolutions of 1798, an historical study, 1887; At the Evening Hour, 1898; Memoir of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge, U.S.N., 1898. A regular contributor to Independent, Presbyterian, Presbyterian and Reformed Review. Died July 6, 1936 [Who was Who in America, 1897-1942; Miami Alumnus, Centennial Edition, p. xxi]

    Warfield was credited with the introduction of football in Oxford.

    Bibliography: Asbury E. Krom, "The Warfield Administration," In Historical Addresses Delivered to the Alumni In Connection with the Centennial Commencement Exercises of Miami University, June 12-17, 1909. Miami Bulletin ser.8, n.3 (September 1909): 36-39.

    Born, Lexington. Ky., Mar. 10, 1861. Son of William and Mary Cabell (Breckinridge) Warfield; A.B. Princeton, 1882, A.M., 1885; U. of Oxford, Eng., 1882-83; LL. B., Columbia, 1885; LL.D., Princeton, 1891, Miami U., 1891, U. of Pa., 1910; D.D.. Washington and Jefferson, 1902; Litt. D., Lafayette, 1915; Married, Sarah Lacy Brookes, Jan. 28, 1866; Married, 2nd, Eleanor F. Tilton. Aug. 28. 1890; Children--William, Mary C., Eleanor F.. Ethelbert D., Ruth B., Benjamin B.. Robert B. Practiced law at Lexington, Ky., 1886-88; Pres. and prof., history. Miami U., 1888-91; Pres. and prof., history, Lafayette Coll., 1891-1914; Pres., Wilson Coll., Chambersburg. Pa.. 191500. Ordained Presbyn. ministry, 1899; chaplain gen. S.A.R., 1900-02. Moderator Synod of Pa., 1906-07; Mem., board dirs. Princeton Theol. Sem., 1894-1929 (pres. bd. 1904-15). Trustee Lafayette Coll., Wilson Coll. Chmn. Franklin County Chapter, Am. Red Cross, 1918-21. Pres. Kittochtinny Hist. Soc., 1920-25. Author: The Kentucky Resolutions of 1798, an historical study, 1887; At the Evening Hour, 1898; Memoir of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge, U.S.N., 1898. A regular contributor to Independent, Presbyterian, Presbyterian and Reformed Review. Died July 6, 1936 [Who was Who in America, 1897-1942; Miami Alumnus, Centennial Edition, p. xxi]

    Warfied was credited with the introduction of football in Oxford.

    Bibliography: Asbury E. Krom, "The Warfield Administration," In Historical Addresses Delivered to the Alumni In Connection with the Centennial Commencement Exercises of Miami University, June 12-17, 1909. Miami Bulletin ser.8, n.3 (September 1909): 36-39.

    Ethelbert Dudley Warfield was born in Lexington, Kentucky, on March 10, 1861. After obtaining his bachelor's and master's degrees from Princeton, he returned to Lexington to practice law from 1886 to 1888. In 1888 Warfield became the youngest President of Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. Warfield brought to Miami a number of fellow young Ivy Leaguers who were dubbed by townsfolk his "Dude Faculty. During his brief tenure, Warfield sought to bring greater rigor to the Miami academic curriculum, while the Dude Faculty introduced football to the student body. Desirous of administering a private liberal arts institution, Warfield in 1891 became President of Lafayette College, Pennsylvania where he served from 1891 to 1914. While at Lafayette, Warfield was ordained to the Presbyterian ministry. In 1915, he became President of Wilson College, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, a post he held until shortly before his death on July 6, 1936.

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  • Scope and Contents

    Contains correspondence, reports, and printed materials mainly related to Warfield's tenure as Miami University President. Also included are Warfield's reports to the Miami University Board of Trustees, correspondence with prospective faculty members, and correspondence concerning the progress of one of Miami's first women students.

  • Processing Information

    The collection was processed by Bob Schmidt, Archivist, Miami University Archives.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Materials do circulate and may only be used in the archives.

  • Physical Location

    Miami University Archives, King Library, 3rd Floor, Walter Havighurst Special Collections, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

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