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Telegram to Mr. Brown

Description:

Mr. Dunn is willing to travel to Washington, D.C., and meet with President Roosevelt. Dunn has suggested that Roosevelt be given the report made by Mr. Burns.

Resource Type: Telegram

Subject: Meetings; United States. Secret Service; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Wilkie, John E. (John Elbert), 1860-1934

Date: 1901-10-04

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Philip Battell Stewart

Description:

President Roosevelt asks Philip Stewart Battell to disclose the writers of enclosed documents. The Secret Service report isn't strong against Mr. Brady but is unfavorable towards Mr. Hodges due to his associations with "semi-criminal politicians."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Governmental investigations; Employees--Appointment, qualifications, tenure, etc.; Political ethics; United States. Secret Service

Date: 1901-11-11

Letter from John E. Wilkie to George B. Cortelyou

Description:

Chief Wilkie knows little of Berry Benson besides the fact that he has a special system for bookkeeping. Wilkie will make a special investigation of Benson's "character and associations" if requested.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Governmental investigations; United States. Secret Service; Benson, Berry, 1843-1923

Date: 1902-03-24

Letter from John E. Wilkie to George B. Cortelyou

Description:

Director Wilkie appreciates George B. Cortelyou handling the matter related to the Buffalo, New York, hotel bill of George Foster and Albert Gallaher of the Secret Service.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Thank-you notes; Collecting of accounts; New York (State)--Buffalo; United States. Secret Service

Date: 1902-11-07

Letter from W. Emlen Roosevelt to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Emlen Roosevelt requests the help of "the secret agents of the government" in tracking down the history of Gertrude Beverly Motley. Motley has placed a large claim on the estate of Cornelius Roosevelt and Emlen believes that Motley was Cornelius' mistress. She lived abroad in Paris for some time and Emlen Roosevelt wants President Roosevelt to look into her past life.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Inheritance and succession; Mistresses; Governmental investigations; France--Paris; United States. Secret Service; Roosevelt, Cornelius, 1847-1902

Date: 1902-12-23

Letter from Albert Loren Cheney to William Loeb

Description:

Albert Loren Cheney warns William Loeb that Maurice E. Townsend has been making trouble and is threatening Francis C. Travers. Cheney believes Townsend is crazy and suggests that the Secret Service watch him as Townsend wants to get near President Roosevelt and run the country himself.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Local government--Political aspects; Violent offenders; New York (State)--Oyster Bay; New York (N.Y.). Board of Trade; United States. Secret Service; Townsend, Maurice E.; Travers, Francis C., 1849-1905

Date: 1903-06-21

Letter from John E. Wilkie to William Loeb

Description:

John E. Wilkie acknowledges receipt of William Loeb's letter dated June 22, 1903. He is confident that if the judges did not wish to publish details on the peonage cases, they would not have given anything to the press. Wilkie will relay President Roosevelt's instructions in order to prevent any publicity.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Leaks (Disclosure of information); Press and politics; Peonage; United States. Secret Service; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1903-06-23

Letter from Curtis Guild to William Loeb

Description:

Curtis Guild writes to William Loeb to recommend Daniel J. Callahan to the Secret Service.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: United States. Secret Service; Callahan, D. J. (Daniel J.), 1867-

Date: 1903-08-08

Memorandum from William Loeb to Benjamin F. Barnes

Description:

William Loeb encloses a letter from Lieutenant Governor Guild regarding Daniel T. Callahan joining the Secret Service. Guild would be pleased if a position can be found for Callahan.

Resource Type: Memorandum

Subject: Secret Service--Officials and employees; Employees--Appointment, qualifications, tenure, etc.; United States. Secret Service; Guild, Curtis, 1860-1915

Date: 1903-08-15

Letter from John E. Wilkie to William Loeb

Description:

John E. Wilkie will have four men accompany the Presidential party during trip to Syracuse, New York, as requested. Roosevelt was first President to have Secret Service protection.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Voyages and travels; New York (State)--Syracuse; United States. Secret Service

Date: 1903-08-27

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