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Abraham Lincoln

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Carte de visite portrait of Abraham Lincoln (seated at desk, in profile). Signed "A. Lincoln" on bottom front. On verso: "I certify that the President's signature is genuine.(s) John Hay, Also - Theodore Roosevelt's handwriting, "Given to father by / President Lincoln; by / father to Aunt Annie; / now to me by Uncle Jimmie / May 1902/ (s) Theodore Roosevelt.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: Presidents--Portraits; Hay, John, 1838-1905; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

Date: 1861-05-16?

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt Cowles

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Theodore Roosevelt writes his sister Anna Roosevelt Cowles about England disgracing herself and the probable choice of John Hay for Ambassador to England over Chauncey Depew. Roosevelt's work as Police Commissioner is becoming intolerably difficult due to colleagues Frederick Grant and Andrew Parker. He is ready to be done with the job.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: International relations; Diplomats; Job satisfaction; Great Britain; Hay, John, 1838-1905; Depew, Chauncey M. (Chauncey Mitchell), 1834-1928; Parker, Andrew D.; Grant, Frederick Dent, 1850-1912

Date: 1897-02-28

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt Cowles

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Theodore Roosevelt informs his sister Anna Roosevelt Cowles that they are looking forward to meeting her husband William Sheffield Cowles. Roosevelt's work as Police Commissioner is hopeless because he cannot accomplish any more. He feels William McKinley has begun his presidency well and likes the choice of John Hay over Chauncey Depew for Ambassador to Great Britain. His naval manuscript is complete.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Friendly visiting; Job satisfaction; Diplomats; Writing; Presidents--Public opinion; Cowles, Wm. S. (William Sheffield), 1846-1923; Hay, John, 1838-1905; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Depew, Chauncey M. (Chauncey Mitchell), 1834-1928; Parker, Andrew D.; Grant, Frederick Dent, 1850-1912

Date: 1897-03-07

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt Cowles

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Governor Roosevelt writes about his recent visit to the White House and his hopes for President McKinley's policy decisions. Roosevelt is finding it difficult to enjoy his vacation because of the amount of work facing him as governor, but he is very happy to hold the office.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Philippine American War (Philippines : 1899-1902); International relations--Political aspects; Politicians--Travel; Cuba; Philippines; White House (Washington, D.C.); Otis, Elwell Stephen, 1838-1909; Hay, John, 1838-1905; McKinley, William, 1843-1901

Date: 1899-07-12

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt Cowles

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Governor Roosevelt shares his thoughts about several potential positions he might pursue, including the Governor Generalship of the Philippines, the Vice Presidency, or a cabinet position. He is satisfied with his work and his legacy, having fought for truth and decency; he is more than happy with his friends.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Philippine American War (Philippines : 1899-1902); Military appointments; Nominations for office; Cabinet officers--Selection and appointment; Military ethics; Political ethics; Friendship; Philippines; Armed Forces (United States); Schurman, Jacob Gould, 1854-1942; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924; Payn, Louis Frisbie, 1835-1923; Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933; Robinson, Douglas, 1855-1918; Hay, John, 1838-1905; Adams, Henry, 1838-1918

Date: 1900-01-23

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to William S. Cowles

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Governor Roosevelt encloses a document from an Oyster Bay, New York, neighbor who has questions regarding what circumstances would allow his discharge. Roosevelt is confused over Secretary of State Hay's and President McKinley's views on the canal treaty. If such a canal as they suggest existed during the Spanish-American War there would have been a great deal of anxiety over the Spanish fleet using the canal to attack the Pacific coast or Admiral Dewey in the Philippines. Roosevelt wants a canal held and fortified by the United States.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Spanish-American War (1898); Military discharge; Canals--Government policy; Canals, Interoceanic--Design and construction; Naval strategy; New York (State)--Oyster Bay; Oregon (Battleship); Hay, John, 1838-1905; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Cervera y Topete, Pascual, 1839-1909; Dewey, George, 1837-1917

Date: 1900-02-16

Letter from E. Montagu White to Frederick Courteney Selous

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E. Montagu White is glad that Frederick Courteney Selous is answering Governor Roosevelt's questions about "the South African difficulty." White believes that American public opinion is growing in favor of the Boers, and that those who wish to preserve the special friendship with Great Britain should push for peace in order to prevent anti-British feeling. White thinks that if the Boers lose their independence, Britain will lose South Africa. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: South African War (1899-1902); Treaties; Peace movements; Public opinion; Colonization; Imperialism; Great Britain; South Africa; Canada; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Hay, John, 1838-1905

Date: 1900-03-06

Theodore Roosevelt's cabinet and funeral of William McKinley

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Photograph of President Roosevelt with black ink portraits of his eight Cabinet members. On the second page are five black and white photographs of William McKinley's casket traveling from the Milburn residence to the city hall of Buffalo, New York.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Cabinet officers; Presidents--Succession; Presidents--Death; Death and burial of a person; New York (State)--Buffalo; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Gage, Lyman J. (Lyman Judson), 1836-1927; Hay, John, 1838-1905; Root, Elihu, 1845-1937; Smith, Charles Emory, 1842-1908; Hitchcock, Ethan Allen, 1835-1909; Wilson, James, 1835-1920; Long, John Davis, 1838-1915; Knox, Philander C. (Philander Chase), 1853-1921

Date: 1901

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt Cowles

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Governor Roosevelt suggests that Anna Roosevelt Cowles host a dinner or breakfast with a given list of guests so that he can show the writer Frederic Harrison some attention. Roosevelt believes that Harrison will be in town from March 3 through March 5. As President McKinley is being inaugurated on March 4, Roosevelt states that date will not work.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Dinners and dining; Politicians; Cowles, William Sheffield, 1898-1986; Choate, Joseph Hodges, 1832-1917; Kean, John, 1852-1914; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924; Hay, John, 1838-1905; Root, Elihu, 1845-1937; Long, William J. (William Joseph), 1867-1952; Harrison, Frederic, 1831-1923

Date: 1901-02-23

Letter from M. A. Lesser to Theodore Roosevelt

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M. A. Lesser sends greetings from the Pan-American Exposition and reviews the recommendations he has received for a consular appointment.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Pan-American Exposition; Diplomatic and consular service, American--Selection and appointment; Employment references; New York (State)--Buffalo; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Elkins, Stephen B. (Stephen Benton), 1841-1911; Hay, John, 1838-1905; McKinley, William, 1843-1901

Date: 1901-08-27

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