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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Theodore Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt hasn't heard of any new developments in the collector-ship case and fears that Senator Conkling has won. Roosevelt is looking forward to the holidays. He plans to make the most of the break as the "next two months will be tremendous work." Roosevelt will be preparing for the semi-annuals and the athletic contests.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Political crimes and offenses; College students--Social life and customs; College students--Study and teaching; College students--Examinations; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888

Date: 1877-12-08

A grand Shakesperian [sic] revival

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Print shows Chester A. Arthur as King Henry IV on a cobblestone street, with Jay Gould and William H. Vanderbilt holding his cape, and accompanied by John P. Jones; he is accosted by Roscoe "Sir John" Conkling who proposes to speak on behalf of Thomas C. "Master Shallow" Platt. Behind them are Thomas J. Brady and Stephen W. Dorsey. Ulysses S. Grant and John A. Logan are standing on the left, at the head of Arthur's entourage. Includes text for brief exchange between Arthur and Conkling from "(2nd Part of King Henry IV, Act V - Sc. 5)". Caption: (Which we have but little hope of seeing on the stage of the National Capitol).

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Patronage, Political; Kings and rulers; Nobility; England; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Vanderbilt, William H. (William Henry), 1821-1885; Jones, John P. (John Percival), 1829-1912; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Brady, Thomas Jefferson, 1839-1904; Dorsey, Stephen Wallace, 1842-1916

Date: 1881-10-05

Puck's own Yorktown celebration

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Print shows Puck sitting on a wooden cut-out Pegasus reviewing a procession of soldiers, among whom are John A. Logan, Roscoe Conkling carrying a flag labeled "Third Term", Joseph W. Keifer, William M. Evarts, David Davis, James G. Bennett, John Kelly, Cyrus W. Field, William H. Vanderbilt, Jay Gould, Samuel J. Tilden, Benjamin F. Butler, Thomas De Witt Talmage, and riding on horseback, Henry Ward Beecher. Following the soldiers, in the background on the right, is a float showing an old soldier labeled "Our Army" and a decrepit ship labeled "Our Navy". In the background, on the left, is a reviewing stand for the "Foreign Guests", with a French flag on one side and a German flag on the other. Caption: His army of contributors passing in review before our foreign guests.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Siege of Yorktown (Virginia : 1781); American Revolution (1775-1783); Anniversaries; Processions; Soldiers; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Keifer, Joseph Warren, 1836-1932; Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901; Davis, David, 1815-1886; Bennett, James Gordon, 1841-1918; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892; Vanderbilt, William H. (William Henry), 1821-1885; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Talmage, T. De Witt (Thomas De Witt), 1832-1902; Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813-1887

Date: 1881-10-19

The living president's tribute to the dead president

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Print shows a statue of Roscoe Conkling, with cloven hooves, seated on a bench labeled "Supreme Bench" atop a monumental tomb labeled "Sacred to the Memory of J.A. Garfield"; the monument is signed "Guiteau sculpt."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Tombs; Sepulchral monuments; Cemeteries; Presidents--Death; Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Guiteau, Charles J. (Charles Julius), 1841-1882

Date: 1882-03-08

Arthur's awkward "white elephant"

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President Chester A. Arthur sits on a rock with a large white elephant that looks like Roscoe Conkling standing next to him Arthur is wondering how to get rid of the elephant. Uncle Sam, holding papers labeled "Conkling Declines," walks away from the "Supreme Court." Roscoe Conkling had turned down Arthur's offer for a position on the Supreme Court. Caption: "How shall I ever get rid of him? It won't do for me to have him on my hands in 1884!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Elephants; United States. Supreme Court; Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888

Date: 1882-03-15

Rushing the season

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Print shows the interior of the "Political Hot House" where many plants with the heads of politicians are potted and labeled with botanical names, for example "Butleria Cockeya," "McVeaghia No Chancea," "Tildenus Fossilis," "Blainea Sunstrokea," "Hewittia Tariffia," "Shermania Honestia," and "Thurmania Ragbabia." At center is a figure fashioned from quill pens, a drum labeled "Press," and newspapers labeled "Louisville Courier Journal, N. Y. Sun, Tribune, Herald, Advertiser, Times, [and] Cincinnati C[...]," holding a potted plant labeled "Arthuria Accidentalia." A politician holding a spade labeled "Out of a Job" gestures toward the door of the greenhouse. In the background is the "White House." Among the plants are Rutherford B. Hayes, Thomas F. Bayard, Winfield Scott Hancock, George B. McClellan, Roscoe Conkling, Cyrus W. Field, Samuel J. Tilden, Allen G. Thurman, John Sherman, Ulysses S. Grant, Wayne MacVeagh, George F. Edmunds, William M. Evarts, Benjamin F. Butler, Abram S. Hewitt, Chester A. Arthur, James G. Blaine, David Davis, and a plant identified as "Adams Icebergea."  Caption: Unoccupied Politician "Oh, I assure you, my dear Mr. Press, it's none too early to begin to set out the Presidential Plants!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Greenhouses; Plants; Plants, Potted; Politicians; Newspapers; White House (Washington, D.C.); Hayes, Rutherford Birchard, 1822-1893; Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898; Hancock, Winfield Scott, 1824-1886; McClellan, George B. (George Brinton), 1865-1940; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; MacVeagh, Wayne, 1833-1917; Edmunds, George F. (George Franklin), 1828-1919; Hewitt, Abram S. (Abram Stevens), 1822-1903; Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892; Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Davis, David, 1815-1886; Thurman, Allen Granbery, 1813-1895

Date: 1882-04-05

Speaker Keifer's kaleidoscopic speech, at the NewYork Chamber of Commerce banquet, held at Delmonico's, May 9, 1882

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Print shows a vignette cartoon with a carriage at center in which Jay Gould, Russell Sage, Cyrus W. Field, and William H. Vanderbilt are riding with large money bags; the wheels are labeled "Corporations" and "Monopoly." The carriage is driven by an eagle dressed like Uncle Sam wearing a top hat labeled "1882" and carrying a whip labeled "Revenue Tariff." The carriage is pulled by an "Underpaid Workman," a "Starving Laborer," a "War Widow," a "Sewing Girl," an "Old Merchant," a "Poor Clerk," and a "Cripple,"among others, with ropes labeled "Tax." The surrounding vignettes show scenes of corruption, misfortune, presidential office seekers, Valley Forge, and "Charitable Institutions for the poor and unfortunate" from "Maine" to "California" showing buildings labeled "Poor House" and "Jail." Featured in these vignettes are such figures as Chester Alan Arthur, George M. Robeson, Samuel J. Tilden, Roscoe Conkling, John Kelly, Ulysses S. Grant, Benjamin F. Butler, and Joseph W. Keifer, as well as "Honest Labor, Patriotism, [and] Integrity."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Commerce; Corruption; Monopolies; Employees; Carriages and carts; Capitalists and financiers; Public speaking; New York (State); New York Chamber of Commerce; Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892; Keifer, Joseph Warren, 1836-1932; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897; Sage, Russell, 1816-1906; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Vanderbilt, William H. (William Henry), 1821-1885

Date: 1882-05-24

Puck's pyrotechnics - Fourth-of-July fireworks free to all

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Print shows a fireworks display with Puck bowing on a stage in front of a "Fan Light" featuring the likenesses of William H. Vanderbilt, Russell Sage, Cyrus W. Field, and Jay Gould; on stage with Puck is a hand holding a smoldering torch which may represent Bartholdi's hand and torch from the Statue of Liberty. On the left is a pagoda labeled "Puck Office" and on the right is a building labeled "Tammany Hall." Among the fireworks are many faces of politicians and other prominent figures of the day, some labeled by type of firework, such as "Chicago Shower" - Arthur, Grant, Conkling, Logan and Cameron; "Tumbler" - Tilden; "Twister" - Schurz; "The Falling Tammany Star" - Kelly; "Bomb" - Davis; "Junk Whizzler" - Robeson; "Polar Rocket" - Bennett; "Buster" - Butler; and "Star Route Staggerer" - Dorsey. Others shown are James G. Blaine, Henry Ward Beecher, Elizabeth Tilton(?), Thomas De Witt Talmage, and Theodore Tilton.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Fourth of July; Fourth of July celebrations; Fireworks; Capitalists and financiers; Politicians; Monopolies; Pagodas; Scandals; Statue of Liberty (New York, N.Y.); Tammany Hall; Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813-1887; Bennett, James Gordon, 1841-1918; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Davis, David, 1815-1886; Dorsey, Stephen Wallace, 1842-1916; Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897; Sage, Russell, 1816-1906; Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906; Talmage, T. De Witt (Thomas De Witt), 1832-1902; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Vanderbilt, William H. (William Henry), 1821-1885; Cameron, J. D. (James Donald), 1833-1918; Tilton, Elizabeth M. Richards, 1834-; Tilton, Theodore, 1835-1907

Date: 1882-07-05

A summer smoke-cloud

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Print shows Puck reclining before a table covered with alcoholic beverages, some labeled "V. H. Dusenbury's P.P. Brandy" and "Puck Punch [No London Punch]," smoking and blowing smoke rings. Among the figures appearing in Puck's smoke cloud are Chester A. Arthur labeled "For a Good Veto" and fishing for "Popularity"; George M. Robeson at the helm of a boat carrying a large money bag labeled "Appropriation"; Jay Gould, Russell Sage, and William H. Vanderbilt sailing on a boat labeled "Monopoly"; Susan B. Anthony and another woman, G.W. Curtis labeled "Civil Service Reform," Roscoe Conkling, Jay Hubbell labeled "Deform," Ulysses S. Grant labeled "No Third Term," David Davis, Robert Ingersoll boxing with Thomas De Witt Talmage, James G. Bennett, "Old Rossa" with "Dynamite," Cyrus W. Field trying to net a "Coronet," John Kelly and Samuel J. Tilden on a seesaw, William R. Grace standing on a rock labeled "Public Esteem" with Seth Low trying to climb up, and James Russell Lowell on a "British Mission."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Smoke; Clouds; Capitalists and financiers; Legislators; Newspaper editors; Religion; Civil service reform; Corruption; Summer; Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906; Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Bennett, James Gordon, 1841-1918; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Curtis, George William, 1824-1892; Davis, David, 1815-1886; Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Grace, William Russell, 1832-1904; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Ingersoll, Robert Green, 1833-1899; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Low, Seth, 1850-1916; Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897; Sage, Russell, 1816-1906; Talmage, T. De Witt (Thomas De Witt), 1832-1902; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Vanderbilt, William H. (William Henry), 1821-1885; Hubbell, Jay A. (Jay Abel), 1829-1900; O’Donovan Rossa, Jeremiah, 1831-1915

Date: 1882-08-09

For sale again

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Print shows John Kelly carrying a basket labeled "27,000 Votes For Sale," accosting passengers on a "New York Train," seeking buyers. Around the car, men are seated beneath windows labeled "Democratic Nomination Hewitt for Gov.," "Cornell for Gov.," "Folger for Gov.," and "Wadsworth for Gov." They are reading newspapers labeled "Half Breed," "Greenback," "Independent Puck," "Stalwart," and "Machine Paper." Caption: John Kelly Here you are! I'll sell to anybody else, except "blind pool men." How much for the lot?

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Elections; Railroad passenger cars; Railroads--Employees; Patronage, Political; New York (State); Tammany Hall; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Cornell, Alonzo B., 1832-1904; Hewitt, Abram S. (Abram Stevens), 1822-1903; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Wadsworth, James Wolcott, 1846-1926; Folger, Charles J. (Charles James), 1818-1884

Date: 1882-08-30

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