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Letter from Douglas Robinson to Theodore Roosevelt

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Douglas Robinson agrees with President Roosevelt's reading of the situation involving Mr. Perkins and Mr. Bacon. August Belmont agreed to meet with Roosevelt but has just departed for Europe. Robinson will always be available if his services are required. Robinson breaks his usual policy regarding applications and advocates on behalf of Mr. Trigg.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Meetings; Scheduling; Employment references; Belmont, August, 1853-1924; Bacon, Robert, 1860-1919; Perkins, George W. (George Walbridge), 1862-1920

Date: 1901-10-11

Letter from Douglas Robinson to Theodore Roosevelt

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Douglas Robinson encloses a letter from August Belmont that President Roosevelt must see. The letter should be destroyed after it is read. Robinson regrets he was not at Yale to see Roosevelt in his doctor's gown.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Confidential communications; Travel; Commencement ceremonies; Connecticut; Washington (D.C.); New York (State)--New York; Yale University; Belmont, August, 1853-1924; Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933

Date: 1901-10-26

Letter from Douglas Robinson to Theodore Roosevelt

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August Belmont has returned and would be pleased to meet with President Roosevelt. Douglas and Corinne Roosevelt Robinson enjoyed Roosevelt's visit.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Meetings; Scheduling; Washington (D.C.); Belmont, August, 1853-1924; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933

Date: 1901-11-09

Letter from George B. Cortelyou to Douglas Robinson

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President Roosevelt would be pleased to dine with August Belmont on November 14.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Dinners and dining; Scheduling; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Belmont, August, 1853-1924

Date: 1901-11-11

Letter from Douglas Robinson to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Douglas Robinson met with August Belmont and extended President Roosevelt's invitation to dine at the White House on November 14. Belmont accepted and seemed pleased with the invitation. Robinson has heard many compliments directed at the Roosevelt administration and is interested in the outcome of the Bidwell affair.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Dinners and dining; Scheduling; Presidents--Public opinion; Belmont, August, 1853-1924

Date: 1901-11-12

Letter from Douglas Robinson to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

The premiums on President Roosevelt's three life insurance policies have been paid and Douglas Robinson recommends a fourth. He has arranged for the commissions on two of the policies to be paid as charitable contributions to the Orthopaedic Hospital and the Children's Aid Society. James W. Alexander, president of Equitable Life Insurance Company, has requested to meet Roosevelt.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Life insurance policies; Insurance premiums; Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations; Meetings; Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States; Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York; New York Life Insurance Company; Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Company; Children's Aid Society (New York, N.Y.); New York Orthopaedic Hospital; Harvard Club of New York City; Alexander, James W. (James Waddel), 1839-1915; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1831-1878; Belmont, August, 1853-1924; Rixey, Presley Marion, 1852-1928

Date: 1901-11-16

Letter from Joseph Bucklin Bishop to Theodore Roosevelt

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Joseph Bucklin Bishop writes to President Roosevelt regarding the recent mayoral election in New York City, in which George McClellan defeated Seth Low. Bishop says the election was "bought up by Whitney, Ryan, Belmont, and Harriman." Bishop also discusses a recent conversation with General Hubbard concerning Leslie M. Shaw and relays that he will not accompany Hubbard to Washington, D.C.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Elections; Political campaigns; New York (N.Y.). Mayor; Harriman, Edward Henry, 1848-1909; Ryan, Thomas Fortune, 1851-1928; Whitney, William C. (William Collins), 1841-1904; Belmont, August, 1853-1924; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Shaw, Leslie M. (Leslie Mortier), 1848-1932

Date: 1903-11-04

Letter from Joseph Bucklin Bishop to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Joseph Bucklin Bishop summarizes the politics involved in the New York State Senate election. Bishop discusses Mr. Merriman, who is a key-player in the Brooklyn Rapid Transit project, his support of Tammany Hall, and his association with William C. Whitney, Thomas Fortune Ryan, and August Belmont. Bishop conveys that Benjamin B. Odell holds a low public opinion in New York. Bishop congratulates President Roosevelt on his action in Panama.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Revolution (Panama : 1903); Elections; Political candidates--Public opinion; Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit Company; New York (State). Legislature. Senate; Tammany Hall; Odell, Benjamin B. (Benjamin Barker), 1854-1926; Ryan, Thomas Fortune, 1851-1928; Whitney, William C. (William Collins), 1841-1904; Belmont, August, 1853-1924

Date: 1903-11-09

Letter from Joseph Bucklin Bishop to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Joseph Bucklin Bishop believes his newspaper, The Commercial Advertiser, can "have a great influence" in Theodore Roosevelt’s campaign. William Loeb sent Bishop copies of Roosevelt's papers and addresses. Benjamin Odell is trying to diffuse quarrels within the Republican Party in New York. Alton Parker's candidacy as a nominee for U.S. president in the 1904 election is also discussed. Parker voted for William Jennings Bryan.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Political participation; Presidents--Election; Parker, Alton B. (Alton Brooks), 1852-1926; Odell, Benjamin B. (Benjamin Barker), 1854-1926; Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925; O'Brien, John F.; Lacombe, Emile Henry, 1846-1924; Belmont, August, 1853-1924

Date: 1904-04-04

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Nicholas Murray Butler

Description:

President Roosevelt believes that the Isthmian Canal Commission is likely to appoint Joseph Bucklin Bishop but fears that not appointing Mr. O'Brien will give the impression of bad faith and be harmful to his reputation. If reelected, Roosevelt will find a suitable appointment for Bishop. He is also concerned that Barclay Parsons will be influenced by the Reform Club, John McDonald, and August Belmont.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Employees--Appointment, qualifications, tenure, etc.; Patronage, Political; Personality and politics; Presidents--Elections; Isthmian Canal Commission (U.S.); Bishop, Joseph Bucklin, 1847-1928; Parsons, W. Barclay; Belmont, August, 1853-1924

Date: 1904-04-29

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