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Letter from James R. Sheffield to Theodore Roosevelt

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James R. Sheffield congratulates President Roosevelt on his succession to the presidency. Sheffield expects the Roosevelt administration to be "brilliantly successful" and pledges his support.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Presidents--Succession

Date: 1901-09-28

Letter from James R. Sheffield to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

James R. Sheffield congratulates President Roosevelt on the successful election in New York. He would like to meet with Roosevelt to discuss administrative issues.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Elections; Political campaigns; Meetings; New York (State)

Date: 1901-11-06

Telegram from James R. Sheffield to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

James R. Sheffield hopes have a recommendation for the chief of the Manila, Philippines, fire department by tomorrow.

Resource Type: Telegram

Subject: Fire departments--Officials and employees; Employees--Appointment, qualifications, tenure, etc.; Philippines--Manila

Date: 1901-11-25

Letter from James R. Sheffield to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

James R. Sheffield would be gratified to be associated with the Roosevelt administration and appreciates the offer of an appointment as immigration commissioner. He would like to have a personal interview with President Roosevelt before making a decision.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Employees--Appointment, qualifications, tenure, etc.; Public officers--Selection and appointment; Meetings

Date: 1901-12-13

Telegram from James R. Sheffield to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

James R. Sheffield will be unable to accept President Roosevelt's invitation for Saturday as he has a meeting with Seth Low regarding the fire commissionership. He hopes to meet with Roosevelt next week.

Resource Type: Telegram

Subject: Meetings; Scheduling; Low, Seth, 1850-1916

Date: 1901-12-13

Letter from James R. Sheffield to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

James R. Sheffield declines President Roosevelt's offer of the position of Immigration Commissioner.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Employees--Appointment, qualifications, tenure, etc.; Federal government--Officials and employees; United States. Bureau of Immigration

Date: 1901-12-19

Letter from James R. Sheffield to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

James R. Sheffield recommends Edward Van Ingen for appointment as Immigration Commissioner for the Port of New York.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Local officials and employees--Selection and appointment; Employment references; Emigration and immigration; Van Ingen, Edward H., 1867-1905

Date: 1902-03-13

Letter from James R. Sheffield to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

James R. Sheffield requests a breakfast meeting with President Roosevelt to discuss matters concerning New York politics.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Meetings; New York (State); Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948

Date: 1902-03-18

Letter from James R. Sheffield to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

James R. Sheffield is pleased that William Willams has accepted the position of Commissioner of Immigration at New York.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Employees--Appointment, qualifications, tenure, etc.; United States. Bureau of Immigration; Williams, William, 1862-1947

Date: 1902-03-31

Letter from James R. Sheffield to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

James R. Sheffield briefly discusses several political topics; including an enthusiastic immigration official, prospective judge Samuel Hitchcock, and and incident with Booker T. Washington. Sheffield mentions lunches with Joe Murray and Williams.  He wants to meet with President Roosevelt to discuss Hitchcock's possible appointment and his strengths and weaknesses.  Sheffield praises Roosevelt for his recent Southern tour and speech in Charleston.  The Booker Washington incident and Tillman insult must be buried.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Meetings; Judges--Selection and appointment; Speeches, addresses, etc.; Alaska; Southern States; South Carolina--Charleston; Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915; Murray, Joseph

Date: 1902-04-12

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