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Another page from 'We Cornellians': an illustrated Cornell history, ca. 1940

This panel from "We Cornellians," the 1940 illustrated look at Cornell University by then-undergraduate student Steve Barker '41 and published by the Cornell Cooperative Society, looks at the site of the campus itself, donated to the university by Ezra Cornell.

In an 1864 letter to the trustees of the New York State Agricultural College, Ezra Cornell described the location:

"If you will locate the college at Ithaca, I will give you for that object a farm of three hundred acres of first quality of land desirably located, overlooking the village of Ithaca and Cayuga Lake and within ten minutes walk of the post office, the Cornell library, the churches, the railroad station and steamboat landing."

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