The inventoried value of the University grounds and buildings is $4,263,405.07, of which the buildings of the State Veterinary College represent $135,000, the buildings of the State College of Agriculture $275,000, and the buildings of the Medical College in New York City $1,045,000. In this aggregate of $4,263,405.07 for real estate the value of the campus and adjoining lands of the University is fixed at $260,627.25. The most costly building on the campus is the Goldwin Smith Hall, which cost $353,550.25, then the Library building, which cost $296,020.90, next Rockefeller Hall, which cost $274,494.01, next Sibley College, which cost $218,361.56, and next Sage College, which cost $210,262.15 (all without equipment); there is no other building which cost over $200,000.

The equipment of the University is inventoried at $1,826,114.50, of which $28,793.52 represents the equipment of the State Veterinary College, $86,419.81 that of the State College of Agriculture, and $63,443.90 that of the Medical College in New York City.


The needs of the University have already been mentioned in connection with the different topics embraced in this Report.

First and foremost let it be repeated, however, that an endowment for the augmentation of the present low salaries of professors and instructors, who are the vital and energizing soul of any university, is the greatest need of Cornell University, and next to it comes the need of a system of residential halls and commons for the students. After these in order of importance, though equally urgent for the conduct of the work of the University, must be mentioned the need of a general assembly hall capable of accommodating the entire student body. A new and greatly enlarged armory, a new laboratory for veterinary clinics, a new testing and experimental laboratory in civil engineering, new machine shops in mechanical engineering, and an enlargement of the chemical laboratory, if not an entirely new establishment. To these should be added provisions for the endowment of research and investigation in the fields of physical science and humane culture.

The great increase in the number of students taking work in chemistry has created serious embarrassment. Students desirous of electing the work this year were in some cases excluded from the laboratory for the reason that it was already overcrowded and if the attendance of students in the University increases in 1908-1909, an appreciable number of them may find it impossible to secure instruction in chemistry, even though that subject be part of their prescribed curriculum, as it is, for example, in Agriculture and Engineering and to some extent in Arts also. The one effective remedy is a new building for the department. Morse Hall, which is now devoted to chemistry, would then be available for the relief of the Engineering Colleges. A new chemical laboratory entirely adequate for the purpose would cost from $300,000 to $400,000. The site for it is undoubtedly the area north of Reservoir Avenue and east of East Avenue, at the centre of which stands the house now occupied by the President of the University.

To men and women of wealth who seek investments for their surplus capital which shall further the highest ends of civilization, and to the people and legislature of the State of New York who are already so deeply committed to the support of the work which Cornell University is endeavoring to do for the intellectual and scholastic interests of the State, the President earnestly appeals for aid to enable the University to continue, enlarge and improve its work in response to the increasing needs and the growing demands of the new century and the rising generation.




The following new appointments were made during the year 1907-1908: C. A. Martin, Director of the College of Architecture, February 22,

1908. A. Hayes, Jr., Professor of Law, October 26, 1907. J. L. Stone, Professor of Farm Practice, October 26, 1907. J. E. Rice, Professor of Poultry Husbandry, October 26, 1907. M. W. Sampson, Acting Professor of English Literature, Second

Term, December 18, 1907. A. L. Andrews, President's Secretary and University Publisher,

October 2, 1907. B. F. Kingsbury, Secretary of the Ithaca Division of the Medical

College, Second Term, January 14, 1908. A. C. Phelps, Secretary in charge of the College of Architecture,

Second Term, February 4, 1908. C. A. Publow and A. R. Mann, Assistant Professors of Dairy Indus

try, February 22, 1908. E. W. Rettger, A. C. Irwin, W. E. Piper, R. G. Marvin, J. S. Staudt,

L. V. Edwards, D. Moomaw, J. V. Howe, H. E. Chandler, L. A. Lawrence, F. D. Sheffield, P. H. Underwood, J. C. McCurdy, S. B. Lilly, S. L. Chaffee and W. Neilson, Instructors in Civil

Engineering, October 2, 1907. F. H. Dunbar and W. D. Kendrick, Instructors in Experimental

Engineering, October 2, 1907. M. Ventura, Instructor in Romance Languages, October 2, 1907. H. W. Redfield and G. E. F. Lundell, Instructors in Chemistry,

October 2, 1907
W. A. Downes, Instructor in Surgery, October 2, 1907.
E. R. Minns, Assistant Farm Manager and Instructor in Farm

Practice, October 29, 1907.
H. B. Brown, Instructor in Botany, February 4, 1908.
S. Milbank, Instructor in Therapeutics, February 4, 1908.

G. R. McDermott, Jr., Instructor in Power Engineering, February

18, 1908. F. Rose, Lecturer on Home Economics, October 2, 1908. E. F. Rathjen and D. S. Pratt, Assistants in Chemistry, October 2,

1907. A. C. Weed, Assistant in Neurology and Vertebrate Zoology, Octo

ber 2, 1907 J. B. Hill and E. J. Petry, Assistants in Botany, October 2, 1907. L. N. Case and A. G. Hall, Demonstrators of Comparative Veterinary

Anatomy, October 2, 1907. E. D. Dean, Assistant in Histology and Embryology, October 2,

1907 W. H. Shideler and R. D. Schrock, Assistants in Physiology and

Pharmacology, October 2, 1907. E. Taylor, Assistant in Histology, October 2, 1907. J. B. Gore, Assistant in the Pathology and Histology of the Nervous

System, October 2, 1907. J. H. Richards, Assistant in Clinical Pathology, October 2, 1907. F. M. Paul, Demonstrator of Anatomy, October 2, 1907. L. C. Davie, Assistant in Veterinary Anatomy, October 15, 1907. G. W. Tailby, Jr., Stockman and Instructor in Animal Husbandry,

October 15, 1907. W. G. Krum, Superintendent in the Poultry Department, October

15, 1907. C. Nixon, Assistant in Poultry Husbandry, October 15, 1907. H. J. Moore, Gardener in the Horticultural Department, October 15,

1907. J. R. Pawling, Assistant in Physiology and Pharmacology, October

15, 1907, transferred to Department of Histology and Embryol

ogy, February 4, 1908. G. F. Rogalsky, Assistant in Modern European History, October 15,

1907. E. J. Bailey and A. W. Craver, Assistants in English, October 15,

1907 C. D. Cass, Mechanician in the College of Civil Engineering, October

15, 1907 R. Ford, E. E. Bragg and R. P. Anderson, Assistants in Chemistry,

October 29, 1907. B. S. Bell, Assistant in Economics, October 29, 1907. L. Hooper, Assistant in the Wood Shop, October 29, 1907. E. S. Savage, Assistant in Animal Husbandry, October 29, 1907.

M. B. Cummings, Assistant in Horticulture, October 29, 1907.
R. A. Cook, Assistant in Physiology, November 5, 1907.
I. Perrine, Laboratory Assistant in Physical Geography, November

12, 1907, and Assistant in Geology, Second Term, February 4,

1908. T. W. B. Welsh, Assistant in Chemistry, November 26, 1907. C. A. Publow, Assistant in Cheese Making, Winter Course, Novem

ber 26, 1907 B. W. Somers, Assistant in the Poultry Husbandry Department,

November 26, 1907. S. H. Perky, Research Assistant in Rural Economy, December 30,

1907 W. B. White, Assistant in Chemistry, January 14, 1908. W. Wilson, Assistant in Pharmacology, January 14, 1908. L. Knudson, Assistant in Plant Physiology, January 14, 1908. E. H. Nichols, B. J. Lemon and H. N. Frear, Assistants in Chemis

try, February 4, 1908. J. W. Wells, Assistant in Physical Culture, February 4, 1908. W. M. Baldwin, Assistant in Histology and Embryology, February

4, 1908. J. H. Scott, Assistant in Chemistry, February 10, 1908. D. Miller, Assistant in Chemistry, Feburary 18, 1908. W. E. Godfrey and H. P. Gage, Assistants in Physics, March 17,

1908. E. A. Reinoso and A. H. Rahe, Assistants in Pathological Chemistry,

March 17, 1908. H. R. Muller, Assistant in Neurology and Vertebrate Zoology,

April 14, 1908. S. P. Beebe, Assistant in Experimental Pathology, April 14, 1908.

L. A. Bacon, Supervisor of Manual Training, Indianapolis.
W. W. Clendenin, High School Teacher in Geography, New York

L. A. Darling, Assistant Professor of Machine Design.
H. Davidsen, Instructor in German.
T. G. Delbridge, Instructor in Chemistry.
W. J. Fisher, Instructor in Physics.
R. C. Gibbs, Instructor in Physics.
B. N. Howe, Assistant in Machine Shop.
L. S. Hawkins, Assistant in Botany.

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