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Letter from William H. Taft to Theodore Roosevelt

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Governor Taft reviews recent events in the Philippines, including negotiations over the acquisition of the friars' lands, difficulties with merchants, the construction of an electric trolley railway, and a survey for a new Manila water supply. General Wood has taken hold of Moro Province with "vim and vigor." Robert Taft has returned to the United States for preparatory school, and Helen Herron Taft is not ill but needs "building up of her nerves." Taft has been horseback riding for exercise and hopes to continue this activity when he returns to Washington, D.C. He would like an exception made so his horse can accompany him back to the states.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Friars; Diplomatic negotiations in international disputes; Cabinet officers--Selection and appointment; Drought relief; Electric railroads--Design and construction; Municipal water supply--Management; Horsemanship; Education; Philippines; Catholic Church; Taft, Helen Herron, 1861-1943; Root, Elihu, 1845-1937; Wood, Leonard, 1860-1927

Date: 1903-09-22

Letter from Frederick Zadok Rooker to William H. Taft

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Bishop of Jaro in the Philippines Frederick Zadok Rooker discusses the Government in Manlia, Attorney Smith, and the Aglipayan Movement in Philippines. Rooker writes of local resentment of American rule and about the corrupt practices of Cardinal Rampola, and bishops and priests of the area. Rooker sends regards to Mrs. Taft.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Bishops; Priests; Philippines; Rampolla del Tindaro, Mariano, 1843-1913; Taft, Helen Herron, 1861-1943; Aglípay y Labayán, Gregorio, 1860-1940

Date: 1903-11-22

Letter from Ohelza Rigg Winthrop to Corinne Roosevelt Robinson

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Ohelza Rigg Winthrop thanks Corinne Roosevelt Robinson for the gift, and regrets that she could not attend her wedding. She describes the farewell extended in the Philippines to William H. Taft as he ends his service as Civil Governor of the Philippines. She also extends New Year's wishes.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Gifts; Weddings; Farewells; Philippines; Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930; Taft, Helen Herron, 1861-1943; Winthrop, Beekman, 1874-1940; Robinson, Douglas, 1855-1918

Date: 1904-01-05

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to William H. Taft

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President Roosevelt approves of Secretary of War Taft speaking at the University of Notre Dame. Roosevelt agrees with Taft about the Storers, and he thinks Wilson and Park should be put in the cavalry. Roosevelt is enjoying his summer at Oyster Bay with his family.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Speeches, addresses, etc.; Chautauquas; Presbyterians--Societies, etc.; Dinners and dining; Military appointments; New York (State)--Oyster Bay; University of Notre Dame; United States. Army. Cavalry; Storer, Maria Longworth, 1849-1932; Storer, B. (Bellamy), 1847-1922; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Taft, Helen Herron, 1861-1943

Date: 1904-09-05

Letter from Dean C. Worcester to Theodore Roosevelt

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Dean C. Worcester informs President Roosevelt that he learned through Mrs. Taft and Mrs. Freer that he would like a copy of the picture of Governor Wright, Secretary Smith, and Commissioner Luzuriaga and is going to send it to him.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Letters; Taft, Helen Herron, 1861-1943; Wright, Luke E. (Luke Edward), 1846-1922

Date: 1905-05-05

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt Cowles

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Theodore Roosevelt is happy that the safari has been a success, although he is homesick and will not listen to those who tell him he should wait to travel home until after the fall elections. Roosevelt is eager to see his articles published in book form, and hopes that it will be received as well as the recent publications were.  

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Big game hunting; Politicians; Travelers--Family relationships; Politicians--Family relationships; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Taft, Helen Herron, 1861-1943; Cole, Corinne Roosevelt; Alsop, Joseph W. (Joseph Wright), 1876-1953; Roosevelt, Kermit, 1889-1943

Date: 1909-12-17

William Howard Taft in Panama

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On one of many visits to Panama, President Taft inspects canal construction and visits ruins in the jungle.

Resource Type: Video

Subject: Architecture, Primitive; Canals, Interoceanic; Cruisers (Warships); Ships; Panama--Panama Canal; Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930; Goethals, George W. (George Washington), 1858-1928; Taft, Helen Herron, 1861-1943

Date: 1910?

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