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The king of the combinations

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John D. Rockefeller, wearing a huge crown and robe, stands on an oil storage tank labeled "Standard Oil" and glares at the viewer. The crown is adorned with railroad cars, oil tanks, and the names of four railroad companies: "Lehigh Valley R.R., St. Paul R.R., Jersey Central R.R., [and] Reading Rail Road," and topped with a dollar sign.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Railroad companies; Petroleum industry and trade; Capitalists and financiers; Big business; Standard Oil Company; Rockefeller, John D. (John Davison), 1839-1937

Date: 1901-02-27

Telegram from William Loeb to W. A. Patton

Description:

William Loeb requests that another representative be sent in place of Mr. McCoy for the rest of the Presidential trip.  The request should not be interpreted to McCoy's detriment as he is obviously knowledgeable in railroad matters.  However, he does not possess the "peculiar qualifications necessary for the conduct of a Presidential tour" and does not get along well with the other members of the party. 

Resource Type: Telegram

Subject: Presidents--Travel; Railroad companies--Employees; Interpersonal relations; Secretaries; Pennsylvania Railroad (Railroad)

Date: 1903-04-21

Letter from John James Jenkins to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Representative Jenkins writes to President Roosevelt about compelling the Attorney General to file suit against certain railway companies in order to adopt resolutions. Jenkins suggests Roosevelt meet with Joseph Gurney Cannon alone.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Railroad companies; Bills, Legislative; United States. Congress; Cannon, Joseph Gurney, 1836-1926

Date: 1903-08-14

Telegram from Guild Anderson Copeland to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Guild Copeland requests a statement regarding accusations that railroad companies paid for President Roosevelt's western trip.

Resource Type: Telegram

Subject: Business and politics; Political corruption; Railroad companies; Press and politics; Loeb, William, 1866-1937

Date: 1903-08-26

Letter from Fred W. Sargent to William Loeb

Description:

Fred W. Sargent responds to a letter from William Loeb regarding Major B. B. Ray. Sargent reports what he knows of Ray, but recommends that Loeb consult with E. E. Clark, who can better assess whether Ray could be of value to the administration in the coming campaign of 1904, especially with regards to influencing railway employees. For himself, Sargent believes the railway men will vote solidly for President Roosevelt.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Political campaigns; Railroad companies--Employees; Mitchell, John, 1870-1919; Hearst, William Randolph, 1863-1951; Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925

Date: 1903-09-10

Letter from Edward Henry Harriman to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Edward Henry Harriman is willing to travel to Washington, D.C., at any time to meet with President Roosevelt. He encloses a letter regarding expenditures on various rail lines that may interest Roosevelt.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Meetings; Railroads--Statistics; Railroad companies--Management

Date: 1903-10-08

Letter from Edward A. Alexander to Arthur Brisbane

Description:

Edward A. Alexander writes to Arthur Brisbane, providing an outline concerning the classification of freight by railroad-appointed committees and legal proceedings before the Interstate Commerce Commission and U.S. Courts to break up the current system of classifying freight.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Trusts, Industrial; Railroad companies; Railroads--Freight--Rates; United States. Interstate Commerce Commission; Hearst, William Randolph, 1863-1951

Date: 1904-03-09

Letter from Charles S. Mellen to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Railroad President Charles S. Mellen writes to President Theodore Roosevelt regarding an editorial about Mellen being chosen as a Chicago Convention delegate. Mellen suggests that he will effectively fulfill the duties of a delegate. In addition, Mellen mentions his plans to go to Washington, D.C., where he anticipates meeting with Roosevelt.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Republican National Convention; Editorials; Railroad companies--Employees; Executives--Selection and appointment; Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); New York (State); Connecticut--New Haven; Connecticut--Hartford; Illinois--Chicago; New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad Company

Date: 1904-05-12

Letter from Frank T. Campbell to Edward P. Bacon

Description:

Frank T. Campbell congratulates Chairman Bacon on the progress he is making before Congress on the issue of railroad rates. Campbell believes it is important that corporate interests do not win out. He writes that the people strongly favor giving the Interstate Commerce Commission more regulatory power.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Railroad law; Railroad companies; Legislative hearings; United States. Interstate Commerce Commission; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1904-12-16

Telephone message rescheduling meeting between Theodore Roosevelt and Administration of Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company

Description:

In this telephone message meant for Theodore Roosevelt, presumably taken by a secretary, an appointment time is rescheduled. This appointment is between Roosevelt and the president and vice-president of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company.

Resource Type: Message, Telephone

Subject: Meetings; Railroad companies; Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company

Date: 1904-12-24

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