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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Charles Ransom Miller

Description:

President Roosevelt complains about the reporting of Mr. Welsh, particularly his claims that there is an effort to form a "Roosevelt party" in Congress and that James Sullivan Clarkson received an appointment in order to facilitate his efforts to control the Republican southern delegates.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Press and politics; Third parties (United States politics); New York Times Company; United States. Congress; Clarkson, James Sullivan, 1842-1918

Date: 1902-07-10

Letter from John Campbell Greenway to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

John Campbell Greenway expects the Roosevelt family to visit him on their way to the Roosevelt dam. He reviews the arrangements that have been made for their visit. Greenway was pleased with the elections and believes the disapproval of the Taft administration was on display. He would like to see a new political party led by Theodore Roosevelt.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Travel--Planning; Automobile travel; Camping; Elections; Presidents--Public opinion; Third parties (United States politics); Political leadership; Arizona--Theodore Roosevelt Dam; Arizona--Bisbee--Warren; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Derby, Ethel Roosevelt, 1891-1977; Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930

Date: 1910-11-30

Letter from Ben B. Lindsey to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Judge Lindsey reviews the political situation in Denver, Colorado. He is currently on a speaking tour of New England where there is considerable opposition to a Roosevelt campaign.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Progressivism (United States politics); Presidents--Nomination; Third parties (United States politics); Speeches, addresses, etc.; Colorado--Denver; New England

Date: 1912-03-13

Letter from Ben B. Lindsey to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Judge Lindsey encloses statements from Edward Prentiss Costigan and Hiram Johnson regarding the presidential nomination. He reviews the political situation in Denver, Colorado where he has decided to not run for mayor as a third party candidate but is facing two elections to retain his judgeship on the juvenile court.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Presidents--Nomination; Mayors--Election; Judges--Election; Juvenile courts; Third parties (United States politics); Progressivism (United States politics); Press and politics; Colorado--Denver; Johnson, Hiram, 1866-1945; Patterson, Thomas MacDonald, 1839-1916; Costigan, Edward Prentiss, 1874-1939

Date: 1912-04-24

Letter from A. M. Beatty to George W. Perkins

Description:

A. M. Beatty reports that the South is not pleased with the Taft administration. However, African Americans are prominent in the southern Republican Party and this limits the support of white Southerners. Beatty believes that a third party would be welcomed. He concludes with a description of southern agriculture and their opposition to foreign immigration.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: African Americans--Politics and government; Ethnic relations; Third parties (United States politics); Antitrust law--Political aspects; Emigration and immigration--Public opinion; Southern States; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1912-04-27

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Bradley Gilman

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt thanks Reverend Gilman for his work for the Roosevelt campaign in Massachusetts. Roosevelt comments on the Springfield Republican editorial and states that he does not yet have to consider an independent campaign.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Thank-you notes; Political campaigns; Presidents--Nomination; Third parties (United States politics); American newspapers--Sections, columns, etc.--Op-ed pages; Massachusetts; Massachusetts--Springfield

Date: 1912-05-10

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Edward Casper Stokes

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes Edward Casper Stokes about having to attend the Republican National Convention, but is unsure whether he will run as an independent candidate. Roosevelt comments that he will always yield to the majority but will never yield to "theft," and states that the verity of this "gross theft" will determine under which party he runs.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Republican National Convention; Deception--Political aspects; Political campaigns; Third parties (United States politics); Travel; Illinois--Chicago; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )

Date: 1912-06-11

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to James Bronson Reynolds

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt explains to James Bronson Reynolds that the reason he cannot sign a statement sent by Reynolds is because the statement applies to Republicans. Roosevelt considers himself to have "absolutely no affiliations" with any party and believes signing the statement would produce an inaccuracy.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Signatures (Writing); Third parties (United States politics); Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )

Date: 1912-06-11

Telegram from Edward A. Guilfoyle, William Howard Barker, and John W. Pumphrey to William Jennings Bryan

Description:

Universal sentiment is in support of William Jennings Bryan and Theodore Roosevelt forming a new, progressive party.

Resource Type: Telegram

Subject: Third parties (United States politics); Progressivism (United States politics); Political parties--Public opinion; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1912-06-24

Letter to A. C. Kellor

Description:

A. C. Keller is informed that Theodore Roosevelt was away when his letter arrived and that they are supporting a third party with the assistance of men like himself. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Third parties (United States politics); Political campaigns; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1912-06-24

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