1875/01/06 Harvard Independent: Elbridge no longer listed as student, brother Henry is
1875/01/20 Harvard Independent: Uncle G. A. Burbank has ad "Photographic Artist"
1875/05/19 Harvard Independent: "Elbridge Burbank has just returned from Chicago where he has been for the past six months, taking lessons in the art of sketching and drawing. He has some very fine samples of his work which we have had the pleasure of examining"

Student - Chicago Academy of Design - According to an e-mail from the Art Institute: "The Chicago Academy of Design went bankrupt in 1879. A new organization was founded later that year as the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, and this school became the School of the Art Institute in 1882. We do not have student or faculty records for 1875-1880."