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The coming conflagration in the European forest

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Illustration shows a scene in a dark forest with a group of men labeled "Irish Invincibles, Nihilists, Austrian Socialists, German Artisans, Republicans, Fanatical Irredentists, [and] Black Hand" carrying torches or flaming sticks of dynamite and bombs, disturbing the slumber of various forest creatures labeled "France, Austria, Russia, Spain, Greece, Sweden, Germany, [and] Italy" and the British Lion heading for its lair labeled "India, Africa Malta, Canada, [and] Egypt." A group of businessmen with a firefighter's water pump labeled "Middle Class Conservatism" are hoping to extinguish the flames.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Anarchists; System theory--Political aspects; Fire extinction--Equipment and supplies; Forests and forestry; Europe

Date: 1883-03-21

Preserve your forests from destruction, and protect your country from floods and drought

Description:

Illustration shows a female spirit labeled "Public Spirit" warning two men cutting logs, of the consequences of deforestation.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Conservation of natural resources; Forests and forestry; Lumbering; Floods; Droughts; Ghosts

Date: 1884-01-09

An unpleasant ride through the presidential "haunted forest"

Description:

Illustration shows Uncle Sam and Dame Democracy riding in a horse-drawn carriage through a forest where 21 or 22 faces of presidential hopefuls can be seen in the trees, rocks, and grasses, and have spooked the horses at the approach to a bridge. Samuel J. Tilden, not a candidate in 1884, is the only person depicted full-length.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Dame Democracy (Symbolic character); Carriages and carts; Haunted places; Forests and forestry; Apparitions; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886

Date: 1884-05-28

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to George Bird Grinnell

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes to George Bird Grinnell about the "forestry business." Taking forests away from the settlers was part of an order issued by President Cleveland when he was at the end of his administration, and he agrees to cut Pierce's article for Grinnell. Roosevelt also edited Grinnell's statements about hunting stories. Roosevelt believes that "our scientific people" should care more about hunting. Roosevelt also wants Grinnell to add information about the destruction of the buffalo in Yellowstone Park.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Forests and forestry; Forest management; Writing; Publishers and publishing; Hunting; Bison; Big game hunting; National parks and reserves; United States--Yellowstone National Park; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901

Date: 1897-08-24

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to George Bird Grinnell

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt asks if George Bird Grinnell can attend the first meeting of the new Forest, Fish, and Game Commission. He also asks for suggestions on other men to attend the meeting. Roosevelt alludes to Grinnell's comments about Leonard Wood. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Forests and forestry; New York (State). Forest, Fish and Game Commission; Wood, Leonard, 1860-1927

Date: 1900-03-24

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Gifford Pinchot

Description:

Governor Roosevelt regrets that he cannot speak at the American Advancement of Science or the American Forestry Association and suggests that Austin Wadsworth speak instead. Roosevelt is glad that Gifford Pinchot will be working closely with the new forest commission.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Apologies; Associations, institutions, etc.; Forests and forestry; Speeches, addresses, etc.; American Association for the Advancement of Science; American Forestry Association; Wadsworth, Austin

Date: 1900-05-19

Letter from Gifford Pinchot to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Gifford Pinchot writes to Vice President Roosevelt with a proposed itinerary for an eight to ten week trip to explore the forests and irrigation of the West. Frederick Haynes Newell of the United States Geological Survey has proposed to Pinchot a way in which press coverage could be controlled.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Forests and forestry; Irrigation; Press coverage; Travel; Travel--Planning; United States, West; Arizona--Grand Canyon; California--Sequoia National Park; California--Sierra National Forest Region; Washington (State)--Mount Rainier; North America--North Cascades; United States--Uinta Mountains; Oregon--Dalles Region; New York (State)--Oyster Bay; Newell, Frederick Haynes, 1862-1932

Date: 1901-03-27

Letter from Dewitt C. Middleton to Gifford Pinchot

Description:

Commissioner Dewitt C. Middleton of New York informs Gifford Pinchot that Governor Benjamin Odell has approved the Annual Supply Bill which contains $8500 to be paid to the Division of Forestry for work conducted in Hamilton County, New York. In recognition of the assistance given by Assemblyman Jothan Powers Allds, Middleton requests that Pinchot employ Allds' friend as a laborer.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Bills, Legislative--U.S. states; Employment references; Employee selection; Forests and forestry; New York (State)--Hamilton County; New York (State). Forest, Fish and Game Commission; United States. Division of Forestry; Allds, Jotham Powers, 1865-1923; Odell, Benjamin B. (Benjamin Barker), 1854-1926

Date: 1901-05-07

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Gifford Pinchot

Description:

Vice President Roosevelt thinks that Gifford Pinchot responded to D. C. Middleton in an appropriate fashion. Roosevelt believes that there is animosity towards forest work in the New York state government.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Employees--Appointment, qualifications, tenure, etc.; Forests and forestry; Letters; New York (State)--Albany

Date: 1901-05-13

Letter from Gifford Pinchot to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Gifford Pinchot does not expect Vice President Roosevelt to be able to attend the meeting of the American Forestry Association but hopes he will be able to send a letter as he did last year. Pinchot is taking a short trip to Oregon and is unsure whether he will be able to take a hunting trip in the fall.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Congresses and conventions; Forests and forestry; Hunting; Letters; Travel; Colorado--Denver; Oregon; United States--Black Hills; Oregon--Oregon Cascades Recreation Area; American Forestry Association

Date: 1901-07-23

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