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Solid for another year

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John Kelly, wearing a tuxedo and winking, stands next to a large safe labeled "N.Y. City Treasury," turning the combination labeled "Bargain Offices Spoils Steal" (BOSS). A notice at the bottom of the safe states, "$35,000,000 in here to be distributed this year." Caption: John Kelly "I hold the combination - and what are you going to do about it?"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Campaign funds; Patronage, Political; Safes; Society of St. Tammany; Kelly, John, 1821-1886

Date: 1884-01-30

The true inwardness of the Tilden boom - the democratic tribes clamor for Sammy to strike his rocks

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Samuel J. Tilden, pictured as Moses with two rays of light emitting from his forehead, stands with his back to a mountainside where some rocks look like barrels labeled with "$", and a sign that states "This Stream Stopped Running in November 1876." He is confronted by a group of parched (for funds) political aspirants labeled "Hewitt, Watterson, Dana, [Hendricks], Cox, Bayard, Randall, N. Y. Democracy, [Kelly], Payne, Lamar, [and] Thurman," and one man holding a jug labeled "For Campaign Funds." They implore him to strike the rocks and make the money flow.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Bible stories; Campaign funds; Arid regions--Water-supply; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Hewitt, Abram S. (Abram Stevens), 1822-1903; Watterson, Henry, 1840-1921; Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898; Payne, Sereno Elisha, 1843-1914; Moses (Biblical leader); Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897; Hendricks, Thomas A. (Thomas Andrews), 1819-1885; Randall, Samuel J. (Samuel Jackson), 1828-1890; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Lamar, L. Q. C. (Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus), 1825-1893; Thurman, Allen Granbery, 1813-1895; Cox, Samuel Sullivan, 1824-1889

Date: 1884-04-02

Raising the funds to buy the presidency

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Puck's Independent Party figure sits on the left next to Puck beneath a sign that states "Independent Road to the White House." At center, A. M. Clapp, with a cash box labeled "Republican Campaign Fund" and a sheet of paper that states "Permission to Remain in Office," appears with Green B. Raum, who is holding a box labeled "Absolution" containing papers that state "Indispensable Dispensation," selling indulgences for absolutions and dispensations to an old woman with a broom labeled "U. S.," a "U. S. Scrub-Woman," a "Page," a "Treasy. Clerk," and a "U. S. Postman" holding a paper that is a "Guarantee against Decapitation." In the background, Whitelaw Reid carries a banner that states "The Republican Party is the Party of Salvation," Thomas Jefferson Brady and Stephen Dorsey carry banners that state "The Republican Party Must Stay No Matter How" and "This is Our Last Chance," and Powell Clayton drives a wagon carrying a safe labeled "Funds for an Aggressive Campaign." Also depicted are William Walter Phelps with a paper that states "Its Only a Matter of Money" and Robert Ingersoll holding a paper labeled "Sweet C. O. D." Caption: In the sixteenth century, Tetzel and his corrupt fellow-priests openly sold absolutions and dispensations, and played upon the fears of the people to fill their coffers, and keep themselves in power and place and shameful luxury. A little later, they were swept under in the cleansing flood of the great reformation. Will the star-route money-leeches please take notice that history repeats itself?

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Political corruption; Priests; Absolution; Presidents--Elections; Political campaigns; Campaign funds; Fund raising; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Ingersoll, Robert Green, 1833-1899; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Elkins, Stephen B. (Stephen Benton), 1841-1911; Clayton, Powell, 1833-1914; Dorsey, Stephen Wallace, 1842-1916; Phelps, William Walter, 1839-1894; Clapp, A. M. (Almon M.); Raum, Green B. (Green Berry), 1829-1909; Tetzel, Johann, approximately 1465-1519

Date: 1884-08-12

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Corinne Roosevelt Robinson

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Theodore Roosevelt offers some opinions on "legitimate campaign expenses." In a postscript, he requests a particular type of "transparent soap." Two pages are missing from the letter.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Campaign funds; Political ethics; Bribery; Soap

Date: 1886-04-15

The open sesame

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William McKinley as Ali Baba kneels before a slightly opened door in the "High-Tariff Robber Barons Cave," holding a bag labeled "McKinley Boom Fund," which is being filled with coins issuing from the opening in the doorway. Caption: Ali Baba McKinley.--Protection! Protection!! Protection!!!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Ali Baba (Legendary character); Campaign funds; Political campaigns; Tariff; Presidents--Election; Capitalists and financiers; Doors; Pressure groups; McKinley, William, 1843-1901

Date: 1896-04-15

Letter from Nelson M. Parker to Theodore Roosevelt

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Nelson M. Parker claims to be the president of a nationwide society and offers to use the society to work on behalf of a Roosevelt presidential campaign. He requests some funding to get the campaign started. Parker also offers Roosevelt some ancient books and maps that would "startle the world" if made public.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Presidents--Election; Political campaigns; Campaign funds; Political clubs; Books and reading

Date: 1901-08-29

Letter from William Allen White to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

William Allen White is a strong supporter of Vice President Roosevelt and has spent two years directing his political efforts towards a Roosevelt presidency. He argues that Roosevelt will need the support of Senators Hanna, Platt, and Quay and can acquire their support without resorting to dirty politics. White also believes that there is a suitable place for money in political campaigns.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Presidents--Election; Campaign management; Politicians--Public opinion; Political ethics; Campaign funds; Hanna, Marcus Alonzo, 1837-1904; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Quay, Matthew Stanley, 1833-1904

Date: 1901-08-29

Letter from Frederick Norton Goddard to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Frederick Norton Goddard encloses two newspaper clippings for President Roosevelt's attention. He is confident in his ability to win the 20th district but is worried about the money being spent by the "Tammany Captains."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Press and politics; Elections; Elections--Corrupt practices; Campaign funds; Tammany Hall

Date: 1901-10-30

Letter from David Bremner Henderson to Theodore Roosevelt

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Speaker Henderson is concerned about the situation and suggests several Cabinet members who can help.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Executive-legislative relations; Campaign funds; Knox, Philander C. (Philander Chase), 1853-1921; Payne, Henry C. (Henry Clay), 1843-1904; Hay, John, 1838-1905; Hitchcock, Ethan Allen, 1835-1909

Date: 1902-08-16

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Winthrop Murray Crane

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The National Congressional Committee is short of funds and President Roosevelt would like to discuss with Governor Crane if Massachusetts can aid the committee.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Campaign funds; Massachusetts; National Republican Congressional Committee; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )

Date: 1902-08-19

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