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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt informs his sister Anna Roosevelt that wife Edith's sister, Emily Tyler Carow, has arrived and they went to the country where Roosevelt will soon join them. He has attended a number of interesting political dinners. He is getting the police department under control after forcing out Chief Thomas Byrnes and Inspector "Clubber" Williams.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Dinners and dining; Police chiefs; Police corruption; Employees--Resignation; New York (N.Y.). Police Department; Carow, Emily Tyler, 1865-1939; Byrnes, Thomas, 1842-1910; Williams, Alexander S., 1839-1917

Date: 1895-06-02

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt Cowles

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Theodore Roosevelt informs his sister Anna Roosevelt Cowles how he worked to fix the blackmail tendency in the detective bureau. He has finished his book so he can fully devote himself to being Police Commissioner. He believes they will try and legislate the Commissioners out of office this year. Roosevelt lunched with Bob and wasn't able to meet sister Corinne and her husband Douglas Robinson when they arrived.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Police corruption; Detectives; Police administration; Police administration--Law and legislation; Dinners and dining; Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933; Robinson, Douglas, 1855-1918

Date: 1895-12-29

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Robert Anderson Van Wyck

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Draft of letter from Governor Roosevelt to the Mayor of New York City, Robert Anderson Van Wyck, regarding alleged election improprieties of Police Chief William Stephen Devery.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Police corruption; Elections; Local officials and employees--Selection and appointment; New York (State)--New York; Van Wyck, Robert Anderson, 1849-1918; Devery, William Stephen, 1854-1919

Date: 1900-11-05

Touchin' on an' appertainin' to Mr. Deputy Commissioner Devery

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Pamphlet accusing Deputy Commissioner Devery of graft, corruption, and being a tool of Tammany Hall.

Resource Type: Pamphlet

Subject: Police corruption; New York (State)--New York; Tammany Hall; Devery, William Stephen, 1854-1919

Date: 1901

Facts for New York parents

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Pamphlet presenting evidence of the "ruining" of underage girls in New York, New York, by a combination of criminal organizations, the police, and government officials. Several cases are presented and a summary of the situation is given by Eugene Philbin, district attorney of New York County.

Resource Type: Pamphlet

Subject: Prostitution--Moral and ethical aspects; Prostitution--Political aspects; Prostitution--Prevention; Child prostitution; Police corruption; Political corruption; New York (State)--New York; Philbin, Eugene A. (Eugene Ambrose), 1857-1920

Date: 1901-10

Letter from George Haven Putnam to Theodore Roosevelt

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George Haven Putnam asks President Roosevelt for his assistance in combating possible libel charges brought by Deputy Commissioner of Police Thomas F. McAvoy. McAvoy has "taken the first steps in a libel suit" seeking damages of fifty thousand dollars for "utterances" Putnam made in a recent political campaign. Putnam reminds Roosevelt of the "serious charges" brought against McAvoy "some years back" for accepting bribes prior to Roosevelt's tenure as Commissioner of Police in New York City, and asks Roosevelt if he could provide information about the matter to be used in the "strictest possible confidence." 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Police corruption; Libel and slander; New York (State)--New York; New York (N.Y.). Police Department; New York (State). Board of Commissioners of the Metropolitan Police

Date: 1905-12-01

Mrs. Partington outdone

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Illustration shows a woman labeled "Blue Law Enforcement" standing on the shore of the ocean, using a broom labeled "Raids on Gambling Houses" to sweep puddles labeled "Police Graft" and "Gambling House Profits" back into the ocean as a wave labeled "The Tendency of Man to Gamble" rolls toward shore. Caption: Municipal Reformer - I'll push this ocean back if it takes me a thousand years!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Civil service reform; Gambling; Law enforcement; Legends; Police corruption--Prevention; Seas; Sunday legislation; Sweeping and dusting; Tales; Smith, Sydney, 1771-1845

Date: 1912-08-21

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