THE centenary of Andrew Carnegie's birth was celebrated by three meetings in New York under the auspices of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and by meetings of like nature in Dunfermline, Scotland, where Mr. Carnegie was born, in Pittsburgh where he began his career in America, and in many other places in the English-speaking world which had reason to know of his wisdom and generosity.
This book is a collection of the addresses delivered in Dunfermline and New York. It is published by the Corporation not only as a memorial to Mr. Carnegie but as an indication of what the trusts which he left in private hands to be administered for the public good have accomplished, and as a rededication of these trusts to the high purposes for which he endowed them.
The first three speeches were made at Dunfermline, and broadcast so, that they could be heard not only throughout Great Britain but in the British Dominions and in the United States as well.
The first address, made by the Earl of Elgin and Kincardine, who is the Chairman of the Carnegie United Kingdom Trust, was from the cottage in Dunfermline in which Mr. Carnegie was born. Mr. John H. Finley, now associate editor of the New York Times, but for many years, as President of the College of the City of New York and Commissioner of Education of the State of New York, a