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Our sleeping beauty

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A woman wearing a crown labeled "Commerce" lies sleeping on a bed. A "Business Man" stands on the left with cobwebs and a top hat at his feet. A sleeping "Laborer" sits on a wall with cobwebs around him. Caption: May the new Secretary of the Treasury be the prince who will awaken her to a long and happy life.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Commerce; Businesspeople; Working class; Sleep; Administrative agencies--Officials and employees--Selection and appointment; United States. Department of the Treasury. Office of the Secretary

Date: 1897-02-17

Inauguration day, 1897 - a good beginning

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President William McKinley sits at his desk, as former president Grover Cleveland departs with Uncle Sam. Puck is standing on a step-ladder, carving "McKinley's Good Record" and "Appointment of Gage, Sec. of Treasury" into stone next to "Cleveland's Good Record" which includes "Extension of Civil Service Reform," "Repeal of Silver Purchase Bill," "Suppression of Chicago Riots," "Settlement of Venezuelan Controversy," and "Arbitration Agreement with England." Caption: Puck--Keep on this way, Mr. President, and you may leave as good a record as your predecessor!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Haymarket Square Riot (Chicago, Illinois : 1886); Presidents--Inauguration; Administrative agencies--Officials and employees--Selection and appointment; Civil service reform; Arbitration, International; Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Stone carving; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Gage, Lyman J. (Lyman Judson), 1836-1927

Date: 1897-03-03

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Chase McCauley

Description:

Governor Roosevelt recommends Joseph Armistead Carr for the Marine Corps in this letter to Chase McCauley of the Marine Assistant Quartermaster's office. Roosevelt also discusses the possible appointment of William Woodville Rockhill to government office. Roosevelt wishes to have Rockhill appointed as Librarian but is not certain it will work.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Marines; Administrative agencies--Officials and employees--Selection and appointment; Employment references; Greeting cards; United States. Army. Volunteer Cavalry, 1st; Rockhill, William Woodville, 1854-1914; Carr, Joseph Armistead, 1867-1901

Date: 1899-03-09

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to William Woodville Rockhill

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Governor Roosevelt congratulates William Woodville Rockhill for his recent diplomatic appointment to China and expresses his own resolve as the vice presidential candidate for the Republican Party. Roosevelt also thanks Rockhill for a book, which was an account of the explorations of William of Rubruck that Rockhill had recently translated.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Administrative agencies--Officials and employees--Selection and appointment; Books and reading; Diplomats; Thank-you notes; China; Ruysbroeck, Willem van, approximately 1210-approximately 1270

Date: 1900-07-21

Letter from Joseph Murray to Douglas Robinson

Description:

Joseph Murray hopes that he can still be appointed Commissioner of Emigration as the position would be very beneficial for his family.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Administrative agencies--Officials and employees--Selection and appointment; United States. Bureau of Immigration

Date: 1901-12-23

The Kansas Pension Agency

Description:

Review of the political wrangling and infighting over the appointment of Pension Agent at Topeka, Kansas.

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Administrative agencies--Officials and employees--Selection and appointment; Kansas--Topeka; United States. Pension Bureau; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Metcalf, Wilder Stevens, 1855-1935; Burton, Joseph Ralph, 1852-1923; Leland, Cyrus, 1841-1917

Date: 1901-12-24?

Letter from William Allen White to Theodore Roosevelt

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William Allen White is concerned that an article he wrote which portrays President Roosevelt favorably will be “misconstrued or misinterpreted” because of the recent Platt episode. White believes the appointment of Wilder Stevens Metcalf has been well received.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Press and politics; Administrative agencies--Officials and employees--Selection and appointment; Kansas; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Metcalf, Wilder Stevens, 1855-1935; Gleed, Charles S. (Charles Sumner), 1856-1920; Leland, Cyrus, 1841-1917

Date: 1901-12-26

The Old Soldiers Are All Right

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The "old soldiers" opposed the initial appointment of Cyrus Leland as pension agent and supported the recent appointment of Wilder Stevens Metcalf as Leland's replacement.

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Administrative agencies--Officials and employees--Selection and appointment; Veterans--Political activity; Kansas; United States. Pension Bureau; Metcalf, Wilder Stevens, 1855-1935; Leland, Cyrus, 1841-1917

Date: 1901-12?

Col. Metcalf's appointment

Description:

President Roosevelt made a wise decision to appoint Wilder Stevens Metcalf as pension agent in Topeka, Kansas due to the dispute between Senator Burton and the previous agent, Cyrus Leland. Metcalf will be a reliable agent but the appointment could increase infighting amongst Kansas Republicans.

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Administrative agencies--Officials and employees--Selection and appointment; Kansas--Topeka; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); United States. Pension Bureau; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Metcalf, Wilder Stevens, 1855-1935; Burton, Joseph Ralph, 1852-1923; Leland, Cyrus, 1841-1917

Date: 1901-12?

Letter from George B. Cortelyou to Henry C. Payne

Description:

At the direction of President Roosevelt, George B. Cortelyou encloses a communication and requests a report regarding the postmastership at Wilmerding, Pennsylvania.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Postal service; Civil service; Administrative agencies--Officials and employees--Selection and appointment; Pennsylvania--Wilmerding; United States. Post Office Department; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1902-03-12

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