Andrew Carnegie Centenary, 1835-1935: The Memorial Address by Sir James Colquhoun Irvine, and Other Tributes to the Memory of Andrew Carnegie

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PRESIDING OFFICER'S ADDRESS

NICHOLAS MURRAY BUTLER

THIS is no formal or conventional gathering. We are not here simply because one hundred years have passed. We are here drawn by the force and the power of an affectionate appreciation and understanding of a great personality and a great servant of his fellow-men.

In this modern world we are busily engaged in producing new types of human beings for accomplishment and for service. We have known century after century the philosopher, the poet, the dramatist, the architect, the sculptor, the painter, the discoverer, the statesman. We are now producing, and we are drawn here because our time has produced, the lover of his kind, the man who will give expression to his ideals and his hopes in terms of human service.

There is much discussion in every part of the world just now as to our economic principles, our social relationships and our political organization. There are sharp and wide differences of opinion and many things are said in many languages, some wise, some foolish, very, very foolish. But among it all, those of us in the Western world particularly who, under the influence of the impulse given us by ancient Greece and ancient Rome, have been moving for more than 2000 years on a reasonably definite path toward the development of character and intelligence and their expression in terms of service--those of us who are in that fortunate position find ourselves under sharp and constant

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Delivered at a commemoratory meeting in the New York Academy of Medicine, on the evening of November 26, President Butler presiding.

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Andrew Carnegie Centenary, 1835-1935: The Memorial Address by Sir James Colquhoun Irvine, and Other Tributes to the Memory of Andrew Carnegie
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Contents ix
  • From Andrew Carnegie's Birthplace 13
  • Address 16
  • Address John H. Finley 19
  • Recollections of Andrew Carnegie 25
  • Presiding Officer's Address 30
  • Andrew Carnegie the Memorial Address 34
  • In Memory of Andrew Carnegie 52
  • Andrew Carnegie as Founder 61
  • Andrew Carnegie as Patron of Learning 78
  • In Memory of Andrew Carnegie 93
  • In Appreciation 94
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