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Value of a national rifle association

Description:

The writer espouses the benefits of a "national rifle association."

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Firearms ownership--Government policy; National Rifle Association of America

Date: 1902-07-10

Forthcoming international rifle match and U. S. magazine rifle

Description: The international match for the Palma Centennial trophy will take place in Ottawa, Ontario on August 26. The 1902 match will use military rifles and the United States may not be able to compete as the current American magazine rifle has deficiencies that make it unreliable at a range over 1,000 yards.

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Shooting contests; Shooting--Awards; Rifles; Sports--International cooperation; Ontario--Ottawa; National Rifle Association (Great Britain); National Rifle Association of America

Date: 1902-07-17

Telegram from Theodore Roosevelt to Albert S. Jones

Description:

President Roosevelt congratulates the "American victors" of the National Rifle Association of America.

Resource Type: Telegram

Subject: Compliments; National Rifle Association of America

Date: 1903-07-13

Letter from James Andrew Drain to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Typed copy of letter from James Andrew Drain, president of the National Rifle Association of America, in which he describes his goals for the organization. Drain wants to promote rifle practice and strengthen the country. He hopes to secure funding from a source that cannot benefit from the promotion of rifle practice. Drain hopes that President Roosevelt will join the organization as a life member.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Rifle practice; Shooting; Fund raising; Associations, institutions, etc.--Membership; National Rifle Association of America

Date: 1907-02-16

Letter from James Andrew Drain to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

James Andrew Drain writes to President Roosevelt as president of the National Rifle Association. Drain shares his goals for the organization, which include the promotion of rifle practice. Drain would like Roosevelt to become a lifetime member of the NRA and to send a letter suitable for publication that endorses the objects and purposes of the Association.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Rifles; Shooting; Firearms; Membership requirements; National Rifle Association of America

Date: 1907-02-16

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to James Andrew Drain

Description:

Typed copy of President Roosevelt's letter expressing interest in the success of the National Rifle Association of America and enclosing a check to pay for a life membership.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Rifle practice; Associations, institutions, etc.--Membership; National Rifle Association of America

Date: 1907-02-18

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to James Andrew Drain

Description:

President Roosevelt is interested in the success of the National Rifle Association of America and encloses a check to pay for a life membership.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Rifle practice; Associations, institutions, etc.--Membership; National Rifle Association of America

Date: 1907-02-18

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to James Andrew Drain

Description:

Typed copy of President Roosevelt's letter expressing interest in the success of the National Rifle Association of America and enclosing a check to pay for a life membership.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Rifle practice; Associations, institutions, etc.--Membership; National Rifle Association of America

Date: 1907-02-18

Letter from James Andrew Drain to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

James Andrew Drain, president of the National Rifle Association of America, thanks President Roosevelt for purchasing a life membership in the organization. He requests permission to use Roosevelt's letter.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Thank-you notes; Associations, institutions, etc.--Membership; National Rifle Association of America

Date: 1907-02-19

Letter from James Andrew Drain to William Loeb

Description:

James Andrew Drain, president of the National Rifle Association of America, hopes to publicize the letter he received from President Roosevelt. He has received Roosevelt's permission to make the letter public and he suggests that the widest publicity could be achieved if the letters were released from the White House. If that is not possible, he asks for a letter of introduction to Melville Elijah Stone, general manager of the Associated Press.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Press releases; Press and politics; National Rifle Association of America; Stone, Melville Elijah, 1848-1929

Date: 1907-02-25

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