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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to John Hay

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President Roosevelt provides formal instructions through Secretary of State Hay to the American delegates that are attending the International Conference of the American States.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: International relations administration; International relations--Congresses; International relations--Political aspects; International trade; Arbitration (International law); Mexico; Davis, Henry Gassaway, 1823-1916; Buchanan, William I. (William Insco), 1852-1909; Pepper, Charles M. (Charles Melville), 1859-1930; Foster, Volney W.; Barrett, John, 1866-1938

Date: 1901-10-08

Letter from John Hay to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Henry Gassaway Davis, former Senator from West Virginia, suggests appointing two commissioners to travel to Central and South America to report on extending commerce and creating an intercontinental railway. If President Roosevelt is "favorably disposed," Secretary of State Hay will request the appropriation.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Expenditures, Public; International trade; Commerce--International cooperation; Railroads--Planning; Railroads--International cooperation; Central America; South America; United States. Congress; Davis, Henry Gassaway, 1823-1916

Date: 1902-04-01

Letter from James Sullivan Clarkson to William Loeb

Description:

James Sullivan Clarkson discusses current political topics, including how Senators Stephen B. Elkins, Henry Gassaway Davis, and Arthur P. Gorman are all related through business interests and family ties. Clarkson believes Elkins' dream to be president is worthy of consideration. He also mentions how the movement to support Senator Hanna began in Alabama but it now seems to be faltering. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Business and politics; Families--Political activity; Presidents--Elections; Press and politics; Alabama; Virginia; Maryland; Democratic Party (U.S.); Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Elkins, Stephen B. (Stephen Benton), 1841-1911; Gorman, Arthur P. (Arthur Pue), 1839-1906; Davis, Henry Gassaway, 1823-1916; Hanna, Marcus Alonzo, 1837-1904

Date: 1903-05-30

Parker campaign songster

Description:

Songbook supporting the 1904 Democratic presidential ticket of Judge Parker and Henry Gassaway Davis. Several songs mention President Roosevelt. The cover is red with photographs of Parker and Davis. Only the music referencing Roosevelt is displayed.

Resource Type: Music, Sheet

Subject: Presidents--Election--Songs and music; Campaign songs; Political ballads and songs; Kentucky; Democratic Party (U.S.); Parker, Alton B. (Alton Brooks), 1852-1926; Davis, Henry Gassaway, 1823-1916; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930; Fairbanks, Charles W. (Charles Warren), 1852-1918

Date: 1904

Parker and Davis Jim Crow quickstep

Description:

A song in support of Henry Gassaway Davis and Alton B. Parker in the 1904 presidential election and arranged by Rudolf Thaler. 

Resource Type: Music, Sheet

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Campaign songs; Racism; Parker, Alton B. (Alton Brooks), 1852-1926; Davis, Henry Gassaway, 1823-1916; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1904

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to John Hay

Description:

President Roosevelt is frustrated at the newspapers for condemning the Republicans for their view on sound money. The Democrats' candidate is boasting that he has supported the cause of free silver in the last two elections. Roosevelt believes that his campaign has no apology to make.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Political campaigns; Silver question; Press and politics; Speeches, addresses, etc.; New York (State); Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Democratic Party (U.S.); Parker, Alton B. (Alton Brooks), 1852-1926; Cortelyou, George B. (George Bruce), 1862-1940; Root, Elihu, 1845-1937; Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930; Belmont, August, 1853-1924; Meyer, Cord, 1895-1964; Davis, Henry Gassaway, 1823-1916; Hill, David B. (David Bennett), 1843-1910; Clark, Champ, 1850-1921; Williams, John Sharp, 1854-1932; Taggart, Thomas, 1856-1929

Date: 1904-07-11

Letter from Henry Cabot Lodge to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Senator Lodge sends his thoughts on the Democratic National Convention in St. Louis to President Roosevelt including his opinions on the nomination of Judge Parker and some of the planks in the party platform. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Democratic National Convention; Political campaigns; Parker, Alton B. (Alton Brooks), 1852-1926; Davis, Henry Gassaway, 1823-1916

Date: 1904-07-12

Letter from Elihu Root to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Elihu Root would like President Roosevelt's opinion on a draft containing what Root plans to say to Charles W. Fairbanks. Root particularly wants Roosevelt's and George B. Cortelyou's opinion on whether his statement concerning Democratic vice-presidential candidate Henry G. Davis is "brutal." He feels it must be said and thinks this the best time to say it. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Politicians--Correspondence; Political campaigns; New York (State)--Clinton; Fairbanks, Charles W. (Charles Warren), 1852-1918; Cortelyou, George B. (George Bruce), 1862-1940; Davis, Henry Gassaway, 1823-1916; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948

Date: 1904-07-26

Never too late to run

Description:

Illustration shows octogenarian Henry G. Davis as a runner being attended to by Arthur P. Gorman who is putting a bandage on Davis'es right knee.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Millionaires; Older people; Presidents--Elections; Runners (Sports); Davis, Henry Gassaway, 1823-1916; Gorman, Arthur P. (Arthur Pue), 1839-1906

Date: 1904-07-27

Recognition for Devery

Description:

Several articles are contained on this page of the Globe and Commercial Advertiser including: the return of William Stephen Devery to the Democratic party, commentary on vice presidential candidate Henry Gassaway Davis' age, and a reader expressing dismay at the support of the Democratic ticket.

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: American newspapers; Age--Political aspects; Political campaigns; New York (State)--New York; Democratic Party (U.S.); Tammany Hall; Devery, William Stephen, 1854-1919; Davis, Henry Gassaway, 1823-1916; Root, Elihu, 1845-1937; Parker, Alton B. (Alton Brooks), 1852-1926

Date: 1904-08-03

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