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Uncle Sam's concert; The great Chicago fair

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Score and lyrics written about The Great Chicago Fair of 1893, rereleased in 1912 with a cover depicting TR and Taft brawling in front of Uncle Sam and the Capitol. Arranged by William Loraine.

Resource Type: Music, Sheet

Subject: World's Columbian Exposition; Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Fairs; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930

Date: 1893, 1912

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna Roosevelt about recent happenings in Washington. He has been getting along well with President Cleveland and his new colleague at the Civil Service Commission, John R. Procter. Roosevelt enjoyed his most recent White House and Cabinet calls. He and his wife Edith continue to socialize quite a bit, and they introduced the Bellamy Storers to Judge William Howard Taft.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Work; Americans--Politics and government; Dinners and dining; Dance; Democratic Party (U.S.); Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Procter, John Robert, 1844-1903; Smith, Hoke, 1855-1931

Date: 1894-01-07

Letter from Lawrence F. Abbott to Theodore Roosevelt

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Lawrence Abbot responds to Vice President Roosevelt's letter to his father, Lyman Abbott, who is on vacation. The Outlook would be pleased to have an article on Governor Taft but cannot print it until November. Abbott regrets not being able to attend the meeting at Roosevelt's home and suggests District Attorney Philbin as a candidate for mayor.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Feature writing; Meetings; Mayors--Election; Abbott, Lyman, 1835-1922; Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930; Philbin, Eugene A. (Eugene Ambrose), 1857-1920

Date: 1901-08-28

Letter from Frederick Funston to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

General Funston thanks Vice President Roosevelt for the congratulatory letter upon Funston's commission as a brigadier general. He regrets that his military service will prevent him from "whooping it up" for a Roosevelt presidential campaign in 1904. Funston reports that the situation in the Philippines is difficult and he wishes the army could use an "iron hand." He has a low opinion of Filipinos and doesn't believe they are currently suitable for self government.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Armed Forces--Officers; Generals; Presidents--Election; Political campaigns; Colonies--Administration; Insurgency--Government policy; Suffrage; Autonomy; Race discrimination; Philippines; Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930; White, William Allen, 1868-1944

Date: 1901-09-02

Letter from Lyman Abbott to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Lyman Abbott is departing for vacation but presumes the Taft article will be published in The Outlook soon. Abbott read in the newspaper about the illness within the Roosevelt family and hopes it isn't serious.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: American periodicals; Children--Health and hygiene; Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930

Date: 1901-09-05

Letter from George Curry to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

George Curry has resigned as governor of the Camarines and is now chief of police in Manila. He is proud that Governor Taft selected him for the position. The situation in the Philippines is "working along very nicely" and the Rough Riders on the islands are doing well. Curry reports that Lieutenant Sweet, the former secret service chief, was arrested for abusing prisoners but will likely get out of trouble. He also mentions that Captain Green, who is with him, wishes to be remembered by Roosevelt and "all of the old boys."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Police chiefs--Selection and appointment; Colonies--Administration; Prisoners--Abuse of; Philippines; Philippines--Camarines Norte; Philippines--Camarines Sur; Philippines--Manila; United States. Army. Volunteer Cavalry, 1st; Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930; Sweet, P. K.

Date: 1901-09-05

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Lyman Abbott

Description:

President Roosevelt asks Dr. Abbott to include a disclaimer with his article on Secretary Taft stating it was written when Roosevelt was vice president.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Newspapers; Writing; Help-seeking behavior; Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930

Date: 1901-09-14

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to William Henry Hunt

Description:

President Roosevelt intends to give Governor Hunt, Secretary Taft, and General Wood a large degree of autonomy in matters dealing with the Philippines, Cuba, and Puerto Rico. He has written to Senator Hanna and predicts no difficulty with the appointment of Frederic C. Howe. Hunt's opinion is welcomed on the suggested appointment of Albert D. Elliot as Secretary of State for Puerto Rico. William McKinley's intention was to appoint Charles Hartzell as Secretary of State, and Roosevelt will continue with this appointment unless Hunt has any objections. Hunt is urged to write with absolute freedom over any appointments or policy issues.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Colonies--Administration; Employees--Appointment, qualifications, tenure, etc.; Puerto Rico; Hanna, Marcus Alonzo, 1837-1904; Howe, Frederic C., 1867-1940; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930; Wood, Leonard, 1860-1927

Date: 1901-09-26

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Ebeneezer J. Hill

Description:

President Roosevelt found Representative Hill's letter very interesting and will bring it before the Cabinet. Nothing will be done about the currency question in the Philippines until Roosevelt hears from Governor Taft. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Cabinet officers; Currency question; Philippines; Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930

Date: 1901-10-01

Exhibit no. 43

Description:

Lorenzo Fernandez complains that two foreigners, at the direction of the Belgian consul, have taken over a convent in Jalajala, Rizal, Philippines. If there is truth to the report of occupation then it is against the law and Governor Taft has referred the matter to the governor of Rizal for investigation.

Resource Type: Report

Subject: Land tenure; Convents; Governmental investigations; Philippines--Jalajala; Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930

Date: 1901-10-02

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