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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna Roosevelt about his recent enjoyable trip to St. Louis and Indianapolis where he made some speeches.  He and friend Cecil Spring Rice are enjoying their time living together and have been socializing quite a bit.  Roosevelt continues to enjoy his work at the Civil Service Commission.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Speeches, addresses, etc.; Dinners and dining; Work; Missouri--Saint Louis; Indiana--Indianapolis; United States Civil Service Commission; Spring Rice, Cecil, Sir, 1859-1918

Date: 1891-05-24

The Chicago platform applied in St. Louis

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Illustration shows William Jennings Bryan, with a huge smile, sitting on the Democratic donkey labeled "Democracy" with a long, sad face; Bryan is gleefully waving his hat in the direction of a violent riot involving street railroads and an angry mob, with gunshots and explosions as the crowd overturns a streetcar.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Democratic donkey (Symbolic character); Riots--U.S. states; Missouri--Saint Louis; Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925

Date: 1900-07-04

Letter from Samuel D. Hodgdon to Theodore Roosevelt

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Samuel D. Hodgdon has received Vice President Roosevelt's denial of the slanderous statement and will attempt to stop the circulation of the statement within his organization. Hodgdon invites Roosevelt to make the principal address at next year's Fourth of July celebration in St. Louis, Missouri.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Libel and slander; Speeches, addresses, etc.; Fourth of July celebrations; Fourth of July orations; Missouri--Saint Louis

Date: 1901-08-24

Letter from Robert C. Day to Theodore Roosevelt

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Robert C. Day regrets that Vice President Roosevelt will be unable to visit St. Louis, Missouri, this fall.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Travel; Missouri--Saint Louis

Date: 1901-08-27

Letter from Cyrus Frederick Blanke to Theodore Roosevelt

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Cyrus Frederick Blanke recalls meeting President Roosevelt at Saint Louis, Missouri, in the fall of 1900. Roosevelt rode and admired a horse named Village Boy and Blanke offers the horse to Roosevelt as a token of his regard.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Horses; Gifts; Presidents--Succession; Missouri--Saint Louis

Date: 1901-09-23

Negro at the world's fair

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Arguments were given in support of including a Negro exhibit at the World’s Fair. Hale G. Parker believes including this exhibit will not only increase gate receipts but also “affect public opinion on the mental and industrial status of the negro.” Parker believes Negros will be able to identify more with the World’s Fair if it includes exhibits that highlight their “progress since emancipation."

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Louisiana Purchase Exposition; Museum exhibits; African Americans--Race identity; Missouri--Saint Louis

Date: 1901-10-17

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to John Brayton Harlow

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President Roosevelt desires to make changes at the Civil Service Commission. John Brayton Harlow will be reassigned to the cashier's department of the St. Louis, Missouri, post office. Harlow should send his resignation to take effect when his successor, William Dudley Foulke, accepts the position.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Employees--Appointment, qualifications, tenure, etc.; Resignation from office; Missouri--Saint Louis; United States Civil Service Commission; Foulke, William Dudley, 1848-1935

Date: 1901-10-19

Letter from Benjamin Reece to Theodore Roosevelt

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Benjamin Reece thanks President Roosevelt for his recognition and the kind reception of Reece's friends from St. Louis, Missouri. He believes Roosevelt has captured that section of Missouri.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Thank-you notes; Racism; Missouri--Saint Louis; Georgia--Athens

Date: 1901-10-28

Letter from John Ireland to Theodore Roosevelt

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Archbishop Ireland requests that President Roosevelt not appoint a collector of the port of St. Louis, Missouri, until Ireland can meet with him. Ireland believes that Mr. Smith would be an excellent office holder and the individuals that oppose Smith are in reality opposing the leadership of Richard C. Kerens. Kerens has done a great deal for the Republicans of Missouri and is loyal to Roosevelt. Losing the appointment of Smith would politically destroy Kerens.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Meetings; Employees--Appointment, qualifications, tenure, etc.; Patronage, Political; Missouri--Saint Louis; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Kerens, Richard C., 1842-1916

Date: 1901-11-06

Letter from David Davis Walker to Ethan Allen Hitchcock

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David Davis Walker refused to write a letter of recommendation for Mr. Smith, the collector of customs at St. Louis, Missouri. Some of Walker's associates wrote letters for Smith as they were unaware of Smith's poor reputation. He has asked his associates to withdraw their letters and hopes that President Roosevelt removes the entire corrupt delegation of Richard C. Kerens.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Employment references; Employees--Appointment, qualifications, tenure, etc.; Political corruption; Missouri--Saint Louis; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Kerens, Richard C., 1842-1916; Calhoun, D. R.

Date: 1901-11-11

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