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List of employees killed and injured within a period of six months, who, under ruling of courts, have no redress, but who would be protected by law as amended and now pending

Description:

List of accidents that occurred during the coupling and uncoupling of railroad cars and engines from January to June 1902. These employees currently have no redress but would be covered by pending legislation.

Resource Type: List

Subject: Railroad accidents; Railroads--Employees--Accidents; Couplers (Railroad cars); Railroad law; Health insurance--Law and legislation; Business and politics

Date: 1903-01-29

Letter from Edward A. Moseley to George B. Cortelyou

Description:

Edward A. Moseley encloses a letter for President Roosevelt regarding railroad legislation.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Railroad law; Railroads; Legislation; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1903-02-03

Letter from Edward A. Moseley to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Edward A. Moseley fears that an important amendment to the Safety Appliance Law will fail unless action is taken. The amendment's fate is in the hands of the House Committee on Rules.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Legislative amendments; Railroad law; United States. Congress. House. Committee on Rules

Date: 1903-02-03

Letter from George Roland Malby to William Loeb

Description:

George Roland Malby recounts for William Loeb his sixteen years of service in the New York Legislature, in the Assembly, and Senate. Malby hopes Loeb will pass on to President Roosevelt congratulations for taking a stand and acting in the interest of the people in recent bills relating to railroad rates, Arizona and New Mexico joint statehood, and agriculture. Malby offers his continued support to the president and sends wishes to the Roosevelts from his wife Lucille Jones Malby.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Bills, Legislative; Agriculture and state--Law and legislation; Statehood (American politics); Railroad law--U.S. states; International relations; Presidents--Public opinion; Arizona; New Mexico; New York (State). Legislature; New York (State). Legislature. Senate; New York (State). Legislature. Assembly

Date: 1904-03-04

Letter from William Hutchinson Cowles to Gifford Pinchot

Description:

William Hutchinson Cowles reports that President Roosevelt is expected to win the election in the state of Washington by at least 20,000 votes. The impression Gifford Pinchot had before coming to Washington is probably due to reports concerning the large defection from the Republican Party on the state ticket, which was the result of an attempt to prevent the passage of a law creating a state railway commission. Cowles discusses the candidates and issues on the state ticket.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Presidents--Election; Railroad law; Railroads and state; Political parties--Platforms; Washington (State); Republican Party (Wash.); Turner, George, 1850-1932; Hill, James Jerome, 1838-1916; Farrell, J. D.; McBride, Henry, 1856-1937

Date: 1904-08-17

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

Letter from Francis C. Travers to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Francis C. Travers has met with Major Byrne and feels there is an opportunity for reconciliation between the two sides of the interstate commerce issue. He encourages President Roosevelt to arrange a meeting with Byrne.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Meetings; Interstate commerce--Law and legislation; Railroad law; United States. Interstate Commerce Commission; Byrne, William Michael

Date: 1904-12-18

Note on the Johnson v. Southern Pacific Co. decision

Description:

The United States Supreme Court has decided Johnson v. Southern Pacific Co. in favor of Johnson. President Roosevelt ordered the case brought to the Court, and the decision is a great victory.

Resource Type: Note

Subject: Interstate commerce--Law and legislation; Railroad law; United States. Supreme Court; Southern Pacific Company; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1904-12-19?

Letter from Nicholas Murray Butler to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Nicholas Murray Butler writes President Roosevelt concerning two topics. The first is the choice of a new judge to preside over the Oregon Land Fraud case after the death of the District Judge. Butler recommends Judge Hanford from the Washington District. Secondly, Butler informs Roosevelt Senator Dolliver will support Roosevelt's railway rate program. Butler also assures Roosevelt that if Senator Millard's vote can be changed Roosevelt will have majority support among Republicans for the program.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Judges--Selection and appointment--U.S. states; Fraud--U.S. states; Transportation--Law and legislation--U.S. states; Railroad law--U.S. states; Oregon; Dolliver, Jonathan P. (Jonathan Prentiss), 1858-1910; Millard, Joseph Hopkins, 1836-1922; Hanford, C. H. (Cornelius Holgate), 1849-1926

Date: 1905-05-29

Letter from Benjamin Ide Wheeler to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

University of California President Wheeler thinks that President Roosevelt and Edward Harriman need to talk face-to-face about the impending railroad legislation. Wheeler says that, contrary to rumor or gossip, Harriman prefers Taft as the next president to anyone else.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Negotiation; Railroad law; Harriman, Edward Henry, 1848-1909; Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930

Date: 1905-06-19

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