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Letter from Edward J. Vattmann to George B. Cortelyou

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During the 1896 election, Edward J. Vattmann carried out a successful "political education" program directed at Catholics. Since the nation's foreign possessions will likely be the "basis of future attacks," Vattmann requested, and was granted, permission to visit and report on conditions in these areas. As ordered, Vattmann will be in Washington, D.C., soon and requests to meet with George B. Cortelyou.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Religion and politics; Elections; United States territories and possessions; Meetings; Scheduling; Catholic Church; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Ireland, John, 1838-1918; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1901-10-16

Letter from Jacob Gould Schurman to Theodore Roosevelt

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Jacob Gould Schurman reviews the issues in the Philippines and recommends buying land from the friars and selling it to Filipinos.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Philippine American War (Philippines : 1899-1902); Religion and politics; Friars; Catholic Church and world politics; Rebellion; Philippines; Ireland, John, 1838-1918

Date: 1901-10-25

Letter from Maria Longworth Storer to Theodore Roosevelt

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Maria Longworth Storer congratulates President Roosevelt on the New York elections. She suggests that the Catholic Church might be more successful in inserting morality into society and politics if there were more bishops like Archbishop Ireland. Storer derides Archbishop Corrigan for his involvement with Tammany Hall and believes it to be a "matter of shame to every Catholic." She is thankful that Roosevelt is a "reformer first and a politician afterwards."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Elections; Women social reformers; Religion and politics; New York (State); Catholic Church; Tammany Hall; Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933; Ireland, John, 1838-1918; Corrigan, Michael Augustine, 1839-1902

Date: 1901-11-08

Letter from William Hayes Ward to Theodore Roosevelt

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William Hayes Ward interviewed Archbishop Ireland and discussed Philippine matters. He sympathizes with Ireland's views and aims. Ward supports an arrangement that will allow the United States to purchase the land held by the friars, including negotiations with the Vatican.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Religion and politics; Friars; Land tenure--Government policy; Land tenure--Political aspects; Diplomatic negotiations in international disputes; International relations; Philippines; Catholic Church. Curia Romana; Ireland, John, 1838-1918

Date: 1901-12-10

Letter from Eugene A. Philbin to George C. Cortelyou

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Eugene A. Philbin will be in Washington, D.C., next week and would like to meet with President Roosevelt. Philbin heard an absurd rumor that Roosevelt had asked the Vatican to make Archbishop Ireland a cardinal.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Meetings; Scheduling; Cardinals; Clergy--Appointment, call, and election; Religion and politics; Washington (D.C.); Catholic Church. Curia Romana; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Ireland, John, 1838-1918

Date: 1901-12-16

Letter from Maria Longworth Storer to Theodore Roosevelt

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Maria Longworth Storer apologizes for the harm she may have caused by informing Cardinal Rampolla of President Roosevelt and William Howard Taft's opinions concerning the Catholic Church and church policy in the United States.  Roosevelt had previously expressed concern about a reactionary Church policy that could prove disastrous for Catholic interests and American policy.  Storer supports a liberal church policy that she believes will create "honest citizens and loyal patriots."  She does not understand how her actions have harmed Roosevelt.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Religion and politics; International relations; Vatican City; Philippines; Catholic Church; Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930; Ireland, John, 1838-1918; Rampolla del Tindaro, Mariano, 1843-1913; Chapelle, Placide Louis, 1842-1905

Date: 1902-01-30

Letter from Maria Longworth Storer to Theodore Roosevelt

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Maria Longworth Storer was offended by a comment President Roosevelt recently made concerning Archbishop Ireland. Storer defends the Archbishop and appeals to Roosevelt's sense of justice.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Ireland, John, 1838-1918

Date: 1902-03-28

Letter from St Clair McKelway to Theodore Roosevelt

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St. Clair McKelway cautions against American officials engaging in any negotiations with the Catholic Church. He does not believe that the Vatican should be recognized as a governmental or diplomatic entity.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: International relations; Recognition (International law); Religion and politics; Church and state; Diplomatic and consular service, American; Vatican City; Catholic Church. Curia Romana; Ireland, John, 1838-1918; MacVeagh, Wayne, 1833-1917

Date: 1902-03-29

Letter from St. Clair McKelway to Theodore Roosevelt

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St. Clair McKelway writes to President Roosevelt regarding the proposed handling of the Manila problem in Rome.  McKelway encourages Roosevelt to make the Vatican come to the United States and deal with the issues on American soil. Governor Taft is part of the delegation that will attempt to handle the situation. Rome regards the arrangement as an establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and the Vatican. Mssers. Ireland and Gorman are preceding Taft's delegation to tell the views of the American government.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: International relations; Diplomatic negotiations in international disputes; Philippines--Manila; Italy--Rome; Vatican City; Catholic Church. Curia Romana; Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930; Ireland, John, 1838-1918; Leo XIII, Pope, 1810-1903

Date: 1902-04-18

Summary of letter from John Ireland

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Archbishop Ireland enclosed letters from R. C. Kerans, Reverend Keogh, and John Schroers regarding the appointment of B. Storer as ambassador to Germany.

Resource Type: Report

Subject: Diplomatic and consular service, American--Selection and appointment; Germany; Storer, B. (Bellamy), 1847-1922; Keogh, James J.; Schroers, John, 1858-1912; Ireland, John, 1838-1918

Date: 1902-04-26

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