Sent by D.S
Recd By V 69 D.H
Receieved Un May 23 1892
Dated Washington D.C. 23
To President David S Jordan
Your telegram read, I have just sent Mr Lathrrop the following dispatch I do not want the price of board raised to be above the actual cost to the University I am [since?] that five dollars a week ought to furnish good and ample board
Pres. D.S. Jordan
My Dear Doctor
I have your letter in regard to delay in the construction of buildings at Palo Alto.
It seems to me that before I left San Francisco I gave Mr. Lathrop instruction to proceed immediately with the buildings but possibly I did not. I have however written to him on the subject lately in order that the buildings may be completed in due time.
I notice your appointment of Dr. Smith an assistant Professor of Mineralogy also that of Professor Geo Prince as Assistant in
Zoology. Of course I know that you would not appoint these men unless there was work for them to do but it seems to me that upwards of 60 professors and assistants is a large number in proportion to the students. I think we ought to be careful not to have anyone in the Institution to whom we cannot give a fair amount of work to perform.
Yours Very Truly