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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Bradley T. Johnson

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Governor Roosevelt addresses General Johnson's inquiry regarding fraud and the Panama Canal and defends himself of criticism he has received by Democrats and for his association with Senator Platt. Roosevelt feels that his previous two years of public service speak for themselves, but that he is unsure of his political future other than the only position he absolutely does not desire is the Vice Presidency. Lastly, Roosevelt comments on the Boer War and the British handling of the situation.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: South African War (1899-1902), Fraud, Political corruption, Politicians, Party affiliation, Thank-you notes, Friendship, Governors--U.S. states--Election, Nominations for office, War, International relations, Panama--Panama Canal, Europe, Great Britain, South Africa, Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910, Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948, Roosevelt, Archibald B. (Archibald Bulloch), 1894-1979

Date: 1900-02-26

Letter from Edward Van Dyke Robinson to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Edward Van Dyke Robinson encloses his article, "The West Indian and Pacific Island in Relation to the Isthmian Canal," which he had previously discussed with President Roosevelt. Robinson also encloses another article he wrote primarily about the potential neutralization of the canal. He believes that a change in the State Department needs to be made before the canal question can be solved.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Canals, Interoceanic, Panama--Panama Canal, United States. Department of State, Shaw, Albert, 1857-1947

Date: 1901-09-20

Letter from Rafael Uribe Uribe to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Rafael Uribe Uribe introduces himself as a representative of Colombia's Liberal Party and a soldier of the rebel army. He explains his party's opposition to the conservative regime and asserts that it fought against the extension of the concession of the Panama Canal to the French. He asserts that the liberals are fighting against tyrannical oppression and hopes that the United States will look upon them with sympathy.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Revolution (Colombia : 1899-1903), Civil war, International relations, Colombia, Panama--Panama Canal, Spain, France, United States. Army. Volunteer Cavalry, 1st, Reyes, Rafael, 1851-1921, Emerson, Edwin, 1869-1959

Date: 1901-12

Message of The President of The United States Communicated to the Two Houses of Congress

Description:

Message given by President Roosevelt to Congress at the beginning of the second session of the Fifty-seventh Congress in which Roosevelt describes his legislative priorities for the year.

Resource Type: Book

Subject: Interstate commerce--Law and legislation, Monopolies, Antitrust law, Economic policy, Tariff--Law and legislation, Reciprocity (Commerce), International relations, Indians of North America, Irrigation, Cuba, Philippines, Panama--Panama Canal, Alaska, United States. Department of Commerce, United States. Post Office Department, United States. Navy

Date: 1902

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt the United States Congress

Description:

President Roosevelt writes to the United States Congress to submit a report of the Isthmian Canal Commission on the proposition of the New Panama Canal Company selling their rights, property, and unfinished work. The commission believes the best route is through Panama.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Panama--Panama Canal, Isthmian Canal Commission (U.S.), Compagnie nouvelle du canal de Panama

Date: 1902-01

Letter from E. Spencer Pratt to Henry Cabot Lodge

Description:

E. Spencer Pratt relays the latest news from Paris regarding the Panama Canal. He believes that the Panama route will be the easiest and most commercially viable route for an inter-oceanic canal and suggests that the concessions for the canal be purchased from the Compagnie Nouvelle du Canal de Panama. Pratt offers his services to the government for future negotiations.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Canals, Interoceanic, Concessions--Government policy, Business and politics, Panama--Panama Canal, France--Paris, Compagnie nouvelle du canal de Panama

Date: 1902-01-02

Letter from Henry Cabot Lodge to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Senator Lodge encloses a letter from E. Spencer Pratt regarding the Panama Canal project. Lodge was interested in the report that preparations are being made to raise money for the project in Europe.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Canals--Finance, Panama--Panama Canal, Panama Canal Company, Pratt, E. Spencer

Date: 1902-01-14

Report on Senator Hanna's telephone call

Description:

During a meeting of the Canal Committee, Senator Hanna announced that President Roosevelt was having an unnamed matter finalized by the Canal Commission. Members of the committee are going to be calling on Roosevelt to discuss the matter.

Resource Type: Report

Subject: Meetings, Canals--Planning, Panama--Panama Canal, Hanna, Marcus Alonzo, 1837-1904, Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919, Morgan, J. T. (John Tyler), 1824-1907

Date: 1902-01-14

Letter from Grace Bigelow to Corrine Roosevelt Robinson

Description:

Grace Bigelow asks Corrine Roosevelt Robinson to read an enclosure from Philippe Bunau-Varilla regarding the Panama Canal.  Bunau-Varilla would like to meet with President Roosevelt.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Meetings, Panama--Panama Canal, Bunau-Varilla, Philippe, 1859-1940

Date: 1902-01-21?

Letter from Corrine Roosevelt Robinson to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Corrine Roosevelt Robinson suggests that President Roosevelt meet with Philippe Bunau-Varilla, who is currently in Washington, regarding the Panama question.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Meetings, Panama--Panama Canal, Bunau-Varilla, Philippe, 1859-1940

Date: 1902-01-22

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