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Coronation of the autocrat of protection, June 16, 1896

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William McKinley, at the Republican National Convention, wears a royal robe and places a crown labeled "Nomination" and listing the states "Mass., Texas, Maryland, Illinois, Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, Cal. [and] Va." on his head. Charles H. Grosvenor and Mark A. Hanna are near him as high priests, and Herman H. Kohlsaat is a court page holding his robe. Paying their respects, on the right, are Thomas C. Platt, William B. Allison, Matthew S. Quay, Thomas B. Reed, Shelby M. Cullom, and Levi P. Morton. A small portion of the convention hall is visible in the background.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Election; Political conventions; Crowns; Coronations; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Grosvenor, Charles Henry, 1833-1917; Kohlsaat, Herman Henry, 1853-1924; Hanna, Marcus Alonzo, 1837-1904; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Allison, William B. (William Boyd), 1829-1908; Quay, Matthew Stanley, 1833-1904; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902; Cullom, Shelby M. (Shelby Moore), 1829-1914; Morton, Levi P. (Levi Parsons), 1824-1920

Date: 1896-06-24

Telegram from Felix Agnus to Theodore Roosevelt

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Felix Agnus recommends that Admiral Schley command the American fleet at the coronation of King Edward VII. He argues that appointing Admiral Crowninshield would be insulting as Crowninshield is responsible for starting the controversy around Schley's brave service during the Spanish-American War.

Resource Type: Telegram

Subject: Spanish-American War (1898); Armed Forces--Officers--Promotions; Armed Forces--Officers--Professional ethics; Coronations; International relations; Great Britain; Maryland--Baltimore; Washington (D.C.)--Pennsylvania Avenue; United States. Navy; Schley, Winfield Scott, 1839-1911; Crowninshield, A. S. (Arent Schuyler), 1843-1908; Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1841-1910

Date: 1901-10-26

Letter from E. C. Machen to Theodore Roosevelt

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E. C. Machen decries President Roosevelt's choice of Admiral Crowninshield to attend the coronation of King Edward VII of Great Britain. He strongly recommends that Admiral Schley represent the United States.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Coronations; Etiquette; Military service, Voluntary; International relations; Great Britain; United States. Navy; Crowninshield, A. S. (Arent Schuyler), 1843-1908; Schley, Winfield Scott, 1839-1911; Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1841-1910

Date: 1901-10-27

Letter from D. S. M. Curry to Nicholas Murray Butler

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D. S. M. Curry and his wife have close ties to the Spanish royal family and he believes they are popular in Spain. He suggests that they could be special representatives of the United States at the upcoming coming of age celebrations for King Alfonso XIII of Spain.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Diplomatic and consular service, American; International relations; Kings and rulers; Coronations; Spain; Alfonso XIII, King of Spain, 1886-1941

Date: 1901-12-16

Letter from Nicholas Murray Butler to Theodore Roosevelt

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Nicholas Murray Butler recommends J. L. M. Curry to represent the United States at the coronation of King Alfonso XIII of Spain.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Diplomatic etiquette; International relations; Coronations; Spain; Curry, J. L. M. (Jabez Lamar Monroe), 1825-1903; Alfonso XIII, King of Spain, 1886-1941

Date: 1901-12-17

Letter from Joseph Wheeler to Theodore Roosevelt

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General Wheeler requests to be detailed to the delegation attending the coronation of King Edward VII.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Coronations; Diplomatic etiquette; International relations; Choate, Joseph Hodges, 1832-1917; Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1841-1910

Date: 1901-12-18

Letter from John Hay to Theodore Roosevelt

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Dr. Curry has agreed to serve as President Roosevelt's representative at the coronation of King Alfonso XIII of Spain.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Coronations; Diplomatic etiquette; International relations; Spain; Curry, J. L. M. (Jabez Lamar Monroe), 1825-1903; Alfonso XIII, King of Spain, 1886-1941

Date: 1901-12-28

Letter from Posey S. Wilson to Theodore Roosevelt

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Posey S. Wilson offers several examples of Senator Wolcott's unethical and criminal behavior and does not want him to represent the United States at the coronation of Kind Edward VII.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Political crimes and offenses; Diplomatic etiquette; Coronations; Colorado; Wolcott, Edward Oliver, 1848-1905; Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1841-1910

Date: 1902-01-08

Newspaper article from The Commercial Advertiser

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The unknown author approves of President Roosevelt's selections to represent the United States at the coronation of King Edward VII.

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Coronations; Diplomatic etiquette; International relations; Great Britain; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1841-1910; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Straus, Oscar S. (Oscar Solomon), 1850-1926; Wilson, James Harrison, 1837-1925; Clark, Charles E. (Charles Edgar), 1843-1922

Date: 1902-01-15

Letter from Douglas Robinson to Theodore Roosevelt

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Douglas and Corinne Roosevelt Robinson will be in London during the coronation of Edward VII, King of Great Britain and would like to "see things as well as possible."  Robinson understands that Alice Roosevelt, Anna Roosevelt Cowles, and William S. Cowles will be attending in an official capacity.  In this capacity, they will likely be responsible for invitations and Robinson believes that Corinne will be more comfortable if they do not have to go through Mrs. Cowles for invitations.  He asks if President Roosevelt can intercede with Ambassador Choate so that they can "see as much as any lay lady and gentleman can see."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Coronations; Diplomatic etiquette; Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1841-1910; Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933; Cowles, Anna Roosevelt, 1855-1931; Choate, Joseph Hodges, 1832-1917; Cowles, Wm. S. (William Sheffield), 1846-1923; Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980

Date: 1902-02-01

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