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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Frederick William Holls

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Chairman of the New York State Republican committee Benjamin B. Odell will inform Frederick William Holls about the meeting in Yonkers. Governor Roosevelt plans to send a letter to Lemuel Ely Quigg about the possibility of Roosevelt and Holls being speakers at the Cooper Union meeting.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Meetings; Orators; Political oratory; New York (State)--Yonkers; Republican Party (N.Y.). State Committee; Odell, Benjamin B. (Benjamin Barker), 1854-1926; Quigg, Lemuel Ely, 1863-1919

Date: 1898-10-11

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt Cowles

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Governor Roosevelt gives Anna Roosevelt Cowles his great thanks for her valuable Christmas gifts and shares details about his family's activities on the day. He is pleased that everyone is healthy and although he is working hard, he is happy. He also discusses the war in South Africa briefly.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: South African War (1899-1902); Christmas; Gifts; Thank-you notes; Presidents--Nomination; Nominations for office; South Africa; Great Britain; Washington (D.C.); Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Hunter, Whiteside Godfrey, 1841-1917; Kitchener, Horatio Herbert Kitchener, Earl, 1850-1916; Roberts, Frederick Sleigh Roberts, Earl, 1832-1914; Carow, Emily Tyler, 1865-1939; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Odell, Benjamin B. (Benjamin Barker), 1854-1926; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924; Roosevelt, Quentin, 1897-1918

Date: 1899-12-27

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Frederick William Holls

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Governor Roosevelt will send in the names to the Senate for confirmation, most likely referring to names for the Palisades Interstate Park Commission. He invites Frederick William Holls to visit on Wednesday, when they will have dinner with James W. Ellsworth, Samuel Frederick Nixon, Jotham Powers Allds and Benjamin B. Odell.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Government executives--Selection and appointment; Dinners and dining; Palisades Interstate Park Commission; Odell, Benjamin B. (Benjamin Barker), 1854-1926; Ellsworth, James W. (James William), 1849-1925; Nixon, Samuel Frederick, 1860-1905; Allds, Jotham Powers, 1865-1923

Date: 1900-03-17

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Corinne Roosevelt Robinson

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Governor Roosevelt writes his sister to ask if he may dine at her home with various people, including Senator Platt, Joseph Bucklin Bishop, Luke E. Wright, and George Haven Putnam.  Roosevelt assures his sister that he can just as easily take them to dine at the Club instead.  

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Entertaining; Dinners and dining; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Bishop, Joseph Bucklin, 1847-1928; Wright, Luke E. (Luke Edward), 1846-1922; Putnam, George Haven, 1844-1930; Odell, Benjamin B. (Benjamin Barker), 1854-1926

Date: 1900-04-14

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Frederick William Holls

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Governor Roosevelt discusses nominations for political office in New York. He states that "the jig was up" when Elihu Root declined to stand and Benjamin B. Odell announced that he would accept if nominated. Roosevelt believes that they must "pull Odell through for fear of compromising the whole ticket." He discusses his reasons for offering the vacant judgeship to Charles C. Beaman.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Governors--Nomination; Solidarity--Political aspects; Judges--Selection and appointment; Republican Party (N.Y.); Odell, Benjamin B. (Benjamin Barker), 1854-1926; Root, Elihu, 1845-1937; Beaman, Charles C. (Charles Cotesworth), 1840-1900; Blanchard, James Armstrong, 1845-1916; Taft, Henry W. (Henry Waters), 1859-1945; Isaacs, Myer S. (Myer Samuel), 1841-1904; Holt, William G.; Daly, Joseph Francis, 1840-1916

Date: 1900-08-25

Thanks to whom thanks are due

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President McKinley, standing, leads a toast to a dejected William Jennings Bryan, who is sitting in a chair labeled "Guest of Honor." Seated around the table are, among others, Governor "Teddy" Roosevelt, Senator Mark "Hanna," Benjamin B. "Odell," Jr., and a person identified as "Tim." Caption: Toastmaster McKinley. -- Let us conclude our Thanksgiving Dinner with a toast to the man who made it so easy for us!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Election; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925; Hanna, Marcus Alonzo, 1837-1904; Odell, Benjamin B. (Benjamin Barker), 1854-1926

Date: 1900-11-28

Letter from Dewitt C. Middleton to Gifford Pinchot

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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 Gifford Pinchot to D. C. Middleton

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Gifford Pinchot is pleased that Governor Odell has approved the $8500 for the Division of Forestry. Pinchot will appoint an unnamed man based on D. C. Middleton's recommendation, but the man must maintain satisfactory work performance. Pinchot is glad that Middleton was pleased with the report on Township 40 and will be happy to distribute to any names that Middleton forwards to him.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Employees--Appointment, qualifications, tenure, etc.; Employment references; Publications; New York (State); United States. Division of Forestry; Odell, Benjamin B. (Benjamin Barker), 1854-1926; Allds, Jotham Powers, 1865-1923

Date: 1901-05-11

Letter From Theodore Roosevelt to William Allen White

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Vice President Roosevelt shares his opinions about Senators Marcus Hanna, Matthew Quay, Thomas Platt, and George Dunn. His main supporters are farmers, upper class mechanics, small businessmen, and others who oppose populism. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Political corruption; Presidential candidates; Honesty; Nominations for office; Farmers; Mechanics; New York (State); Minnesota; United States. Congress. Senate; Hanna, Marcus Alonzo, 1837-1904; Quay, Matthew Stanley, 1833-1904; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Odell, Benjamin B. (Benjamin Barker), 1854-1926

Date: 1901-08-27

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Charles Erskine Scott Wood

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Vice President Roosevelt asks Charles Erskine Scott Wood if he can contact the Portland Oregonian because Roosevelt respects the newspaper but they haven't been treating him fairly. He was particularly annoyed at an editorial which claims that Governor Odell has been a more successful governor of New York. Roosevelt defends his administration and believes that Odell's success stems from following the policies started under the Roosevelt administration.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Press and politics; Journalistic ethics; Governors; New York (State); Odell, Benjamin B. (Benjamin Barker), 1854-1926

Date: 1901-08-27

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