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Since he cannot sail the ship, he tries to sink it

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Outgoing New York City Mayor Franklin Edson, with papers in his pocket labeled "Commr. of Public Works," uses a drill labeled "Perfidy" to drill a hole in a ship labeled "New York Municipal Reform Government" that is about to be launched, with the dedication ceremony taking place in the background. At his feet is a paper that states "Bad Appointments to Cripple the Incoming Administration." The two men standing to the right, on the "Citizens Dock," may be John Kelly and Ira Davenport.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Municipal officials and employees; Ships--Launching; Dedications; Sabotage; Edson, Franklin, 1832-1904

Date: 1884-12-10

In memory of the Grant monument dedication, April 27th, 1897

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A large angel of peace stands atop a monument labeled "Grant," on which a Union veteran and a Confederate veteran are placing wreaths labeled "North" and "South."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Memorials; Monuments; Peace; Veterans; Angels; Dedications

Date: 1897-04-28

Letter from Charles Franklin Thwing to Theodore Roosevelt

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President Thwing of Case Western Reserve University asks if he can dedicate his upcoming book, The Function of a University in a Democracy, to President Roosevelt.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Books and reading; Dedications

Date: 1901-12-20

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Frank Thomas Bullen

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Frank Thomas Bullen would like to dedicate his next book to President Roosevelt and Roosevelt would be pleased if he did so. Roosevelt has read Bullen's Cruise of the Cachalot and compares it favorably to Herman Melville's writings.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Books and reading; Dedications; Melville, Herman, 1819-1891

Date: 1902-02-17

Letter from Helen Miller Gould to Theodore Roosevelt

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Helen Miller Gould invites President Roosevelt to deliver an address at the dedication of the Naval Young Men's Christian Association building in Brooklyn.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Speeches, addresses, etc.; Dedications; New York (State)--New York--Brooklyn; YMCA of the USA

Date: 1902-03-20

Letter from Hippolyte Conry to Theodore Roosevelt

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Hippolyte Conry writes that he is sending a poem for the inauguration of a monument dedicated to Marechal de Rochambeau in Washington. The poem is also a show of his sincere friendship for the American people.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Dedications; Washington (D.C.); Rochambeau, Jean-Baptiste-Donatien de Vimeur, comte de, 1725-1807

Date: 1902-04-17

Translation from the German Newspaper, Die Welt

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There is a dispute between two champagne manufacturing companies, Sohnlein and Moet et Chandon, pertaining to whose product was used to christen Kaiser Wilhelm II's yacht, the Meteor. Moet et Chandon was used. However, Sohnlein at first claimed their product was used and when this was proven false, claimed that they had an agreement that Sohnlein was supposed to be used but was not.  George A. Kessler, Moet's American representative, filed suit against Sohnlein for their actions.

Resource Type: Report

Subject: Dedications; Champagne (Wine); Germany; William II, German Emperor, 1859-1941; Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980; Holleben, Theodor von, 1838-1913; Kessler, George A., 1864-1920

Date: 1902-05-05

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Alfred Austin

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President Roosevelt thanks Alfred Austin for the dedication.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Books and reading; Dedications; Thank-you notes

Date: 1902-05-11

Memorandum regarding the launching of Kaiser Wilhelm's yacht

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Rhinegold Champagne was not used at the christening of the Meteor, Kaiser Wilhelm's yacht; President Roosevelt wants to make sure it is used from now on when the next battleships are christened, "if proper."

Resource Type: Memorandum

Subject: Dedications; Champagne (Wine); Boats and boating; William II, German Emperor, 1859-1941

Date: 1902-05-15

Letter from Henri Joseph Brugère to Theodore Roosevelt

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General Brugère sends to President Roosevelt the address given by the general at the inauguration of the monument to Rochambeau.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Dedications; Speeches, addresses, etc.; Soldiers' monuments; France; Rochambeau, Jean-Baptiste-Donatien de Vimeur, comte de, 1725-1807

Date: 1902-05-24

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