born in 1880. he was born in or near Canton China. I have a pdf document of that one page I have with his photo and brief history. not sure if there is a way I can upload it to you
yes, I am doing some research in china about the records here.
if you can do a bit of checking, I am interested in his records at NYU and columbia. he also built a chinese school there in new york. so any records or info about what he did in the US (new york) will be helpful.
strange. I talked with one of our supplier representative last month who was also a Columbia professor. he said they have tons of records and alumni services is an important aspect for the university
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Generally universities in the US, when they have records still in existence (doubtful after 100 years), will release the transcripts to the students/alumni only. You can contact Columbia at the following address to see if his records still exist or not, and if they will release them to you:
Student Service Center205 Kent HallColumbia University1140 Amsterdam Ave., MC 9202New York, NY 10027
Phone:(NNN) NNN-NNNNbr/>Office Hours: M-F, 9 a.m. -5 p.m.
The address to write to New York University is:
Mail: Office of the University Registrar Academic Records P.O. Box 910 New York, NYNNN-NN-NNNN
While there may be newspaper articles about your great grandfather opening a Chinese school in New York, they would most likely be found in the microfilm archives of libraries in New York City or at the New York State Library in Albany. http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/