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Letter from George Howland to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

George Howland recommends William L. Weitzel as the letter carrier for the Glens Creek route near Frankfurt, Kentucky.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Employees--Appointment, qualifications, tenure, etc.; Letter carriers; Postal service--Administration; Rural free delivery; Kentucky--Frankfort; United States. Post Office Department; Weitzel, William L.

Date: 1901-08-27

Letter from George Howland to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

George Howland requests the reinstatement of William L. Weitzel as rural mail carrier for Franklin and Woodford County, Kentucky.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Letter carriers; Local officials and employees--Selection and appointment; Rural free delivery; Kentucky--Franklin County; Kentucky--Woodford County; Weitzel, William L.

Date: 1901?

Letter from James Albertus Tawney to Henry C. Payne

Description:

Representative Tawney argues against a policy that will end rural free delivery on delivery routes with less then 100 families.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Rural free delivery; Postal service--Government policy

Date: 1903-07-03

Letter from Henry C. Payne to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Postmaster General Payne encloses a letter from Representative Tawney regarding rural free delivery. Payne believes that the Post Office Department will have a difficult task installing more rural free delivery to the satisfaction of Congress.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Rural free delivery; Postal service--Administration; United States. Post Office Department; Tawney, James Albertus, 1855-1919

Date: 1903-07-14

Letter to the Postmaster General

Description:

A published copy of a letter in which Charles Emory Smith defends his administration of the Post Office Department, particularly the classification of employees involved in rural free delivery.

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Postal service--Administration; Rural free delivery; Postal service--Employees--Legal status, laws, etc.; Civil service positions--Classification; Civil service--Law and legislation; United States. Post Office Department; Payne, Henry C. (Henry Clay), 1843-1904; Procter, John Robert, 1844-1903; Smith, Charles Emory, 1842-1908

Date: 1903-07-14

Letter from Henry C. Payne to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Postmaster General Payne attempts to clear up confusion regarding the Post Office Department's policies on rural free delivery. Many new routes have been established but the appropriation will soon run out. Without a further appropriation from Congress, no new routes can be established before July 1. To meet the demands of Congress, Payne believes that $3,000,000 is required immediately.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Rural free delivery; Postal service--Administration; United States. Post Office Department

Date: 1903-08-05

Memorandum on rural free delivery routes

Description:

During the month of July 1903, 455 rural free delivery routes were established. During the fiscal year, 5,644 routes were established. The remaining appropriation for the fiscal year can establish 4,000 additional routes.

Resource Type: Memorandum

Subject: Rural free delivery; Postal service--Administration; United States. Post Office Department

Date: 1903-08-05

Letter from John Albert Tiffin Hull to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Congressman Hull of Iowa responds with concern to Fourth Assistant Postmaster General Joseph Bristow's ruling regarding free rural postal delivery.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Rural free delivery; Iowa; United States. Post Office Department; Bristow, Joseph L. (Joseph Little), 1861-1944; Payne, Henry C. (Henry Clay), 1843-1904

Date: 1903-08-06

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Henry C. Payne

Description:

President Roosevelt is concerned about the expense of the "free delivery business" and believes it will cause trouble in the future.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Rural free delivery; Postal service--Administration; United States. Post Office Department

Date: 1903-08-06

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to John Albert Tiffin Hull

Description:

President Roosevelt understands the advantages that rural free delivery provides to farmers but it is causing a serious deficit and cannot be extended due to lack of funds.  Roosevelt will discuss the matter with Postmaster General Payne.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Rural free delivery; Postal service--Administration; Postal service--Finance; United States. Post Office Department; Payne, Henry C. (Henry Clay), 1843-1904

Date: 1903-08-11

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