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Out of a clear sky comes a fierce nor'wester!

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Several men are on a ship at sea, with a waterspout labeled "Western Republican Silver Sentiment" and looking like Thomas H. Carter bearing down on the ship. At the helm, labeled "Sound Money," is John Sherman. Others on deck are "Platt, Allison, Reed, McKinley, Quay, Morton, Hackett, Wellington, Chandler, Burrows, Clarkson," and an unidentified man who may be George F. Hoar.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Political parties--Platforms; Silver question; Waterspouts; Sailors; Carter, Thomas Henry, 1854-1911; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Allison, William B. (William Boyd), 1829-1908; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Quay, Matthew Stanley, 1833-1904; Morton, Levi P. (Levi Parsons), 1824-1920; Chandler, William E. (William Eaton), 1835-1917; Burrows, Julius C. (Julius Caesar), 1837-1915; Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Clarkson, James Sullivan, 1842-1918; Hackett, Charles W. (Charles Wilson), 1888-1951; Wellington, George L. (George Louis), 1852-1927

Date: 1896-03-25

Letter from James Sullivan Clarkson to George Bruce Cortelyou

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James S. Clarkson will be able to see President Roosevelt in regard to a presidential appointment as Surveyor of New York as soon as his youngest son is well, perhaps tomorrow evening.Clarkson wants to talk to Roosevelt in regard to the appointment and also to express gratitude for the recommendation.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Surveyors; Administrative agencies--Officials and employees--Selection and appointment; New York (State)--New York; Port of New York Authority; Clarkson, James Sullivan, 1842-1918

Date: 1902-04-21

Letter from George Kennan to Theodore Roosevelt

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George Kennan quotes a letter from Lawrence Abbott pertaining to Abbott's disappointment that J. S. Clarkson was appointed Surveyor of Customs in New York. Abbott believes that Clarkson's appointment goes against President Roosevelt's commitment to civil service reform. Kennan would like to meet with  Roosevelt in reference to this matter.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Government executives--Selection and appointment; Surveyors; New York (State)--New York; Port of New York Authority; Abbott, Lawrence F. (Lawrence Fraser), 1859-1933; Clarkson, James Sullivan, 1842-1918

Date: 1902-04-21

Letter from James Sullivan Clarkson to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

James S. Clarkson is settling into his new position as Surveyor of the Port of New York.  He is in discussions with the Civil Service regarding some Deputy Surveyors who have been unable to pass the Civil Service Test.  They had been selected from the group of Inspectors. Clarkson tells President Roosevelt about his workload and his goals for his job as surveyor, thanking Roosevelt again for the position in spite of opposition.  Clarkson plans to personally meet all 900 men under him within a month. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Civil service positions--Examinations; New York (State)--New York; Port of New York Authority; Clarkson, James Sullivan, 1842-1918

Date: 1902-05-07

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to the United States Civil Service Commission

Description:

President Roosevelt encloses a letter from James Sullivan Clarkson that Roosevelt believes "shows a rather good spirit." In the letter Clarkson declares his intention to follow civil service principles in the administration of his office.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Civil service--Law and legislation; Clarkson, James Sullivan, 1842-1918

Date: 1902-05-10

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Harriot Sumner Curtis

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President Roosevelt dismisses the slanderous articles regarding Evans's departure because he knows that Evans resigned. Roosevelt also defends James Clarkson as an "honorable and capable man" even though Clarkson opposed civil service reform.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Resignation from office; Civil service reform; Press and politics; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Clarkson, James Sullivan, 1842-1918

Date: 1902-05-12

Letter from John Robert Procter to George B. Cortelyou

Description:

John Robert Procter is returning a letter from George Clarkson.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Letters; Clarkson, James Sullivan, 1842-1918

Date: 1902-05-13

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Joseph Bucklin Bishop

Description:

President Roosevelt is pleased that there is an influential newspaper that is willing to publish "the truth in an abiding manner."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Press and politics; American newspapers; Root, Elihu, 1845-1937; Clarkson, James Sullivan, 1842-1918

Date: 1902-05-14

Letter from Joseph Bucklin Bishop to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Joseph Bucklin Bishop returns the letter from James Clarkson and requests that once the banking question is settled that President Roosevelt writes him a letter which can be shown to General Hubbard.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Banks and banking, American--Government policy; Clarkson, James Sullivan, 1842-1918; Hubbard, Thomas H. (Thomas Hamlin), 1838-1915

Date: 1902-05-29

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Henry C. Payne

Description:

President Roosevelt addresses southern party politics and believes it is necessary to accept former Democrats into the Republican Party if the Republicans are to appear respectable in the south. Roosevelt is also having difficulties with a New York Times correspondent that he describes as a "particularly malicious and slanderous liar."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Press and politics; Southern States; Democratic Party (U.S.); Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Clarkson, James Sullivan, 1842-1918

Date: 1902-07-08

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