Isabel Shaw Thompson Letters to Isabel

ISBN 13: 9781235945052

Letters to Isabel

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 Excerpt: ...morning at the railway station was told to me by Dr. Ross. In stepping into his compartment Mr. Carnegie turned and--" Just give Shaw another half-million," he said; "I mean, a million for him and a million for the others." So the sum of the Trust endowment became ten millions of dollars. Never was a Trust better officered. Lord Elgin was unwearied as a Chairman, resolutely loyal to the deed, considerate to the Universities, but preserving our independence; Sir William McCormick, as Secretary, very well able indeed to hold his own with the most learned battalions. And for a model Treasurer who but Dr. Ross himself? Shall I now write the epilogue? On the final settlement of the Deed, several of us came out of the Secretary of Scotland's room together, and of course the warmhearted donor was being congratulated. He--little man--took Lord Balfour--big man--by the buttonhole, and said: "Reminds me of the Sunday School collection. Each scholar had to quote an appropriate text. Number One toddles forward, puts down his dime with ' Blessed is he that considereth the poor.' Number Two, with ' The Lord loveth a cheerful giver.' Then comes up Number Three, puts his dime in, and solemnly quotes his text--'A fool and his money's soon parted!'" So, a happy ending. Your fagged out Father. P.S.--Let me add to this letter a little postscript (October 28) as to what happened at Alloa the other day. I stayed the week-end at the Gean House and Dr. Ross motored along to Louise's from Dunfermline to get delivery of his papers and to hear these Carnegie letters. After hearing them intently, he modestly disclaimed my praise of himself, but: "On the merits?" said I. To which he replied: "Not a single word to alter. Not a word wro...

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