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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to William S. Cowles

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Commissioner Roosevelt appreciates Captain Cowles's letter to Ted Roosevelt and has been enjoying the Hakluyt volumes. He is interested in the Venezuelan crisis and doesn't want the government to back down. If there is a war with Great Britain, Roosevelt intends to take part.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: International relations; Diplomatic negotiations in international disputes; War--Planning; Books and reading; Venezuela; Great Britain; Canada; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944

Date: 1895-12-22

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt Cowles

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes his sister Anna Roosevelt Cowles about his and Edith's visit to Washington, D.C. No society in New York compares to his circle of friends in Washington. He has seen a lot of Representative Reed and criticizes a speech by Wolcott. He compliments Secretary of State Richard Olney and says Smalley has no idea how the people of the United States really feel. Senator Lodge made a good speech about the Venezuela matter.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Social networks; Politicians--Public opinion; Speeches, addresses, etc.; Venezuela; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898; Olney, Richard, 1835-1917

Date: 1896-01-26

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to William S. Cowles

Description:

Commissioner Roosevelt is working hard to organize the New York Police Department as he might be "legislated out of office." He believes that he has accomplished a great deal. Roosevelt agrees with Captain Cowles that if Great Britain accepts arbitration or peacefully settles with Venezuela then European nations will recognize the Monroe Doctrine. Corinne Roosevelt Robinson has been staying with Roosevelt. Her health is poor but everyone is enjoying her company.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Police administration; Monroe doctrine; International relations; Books and reading; Venezuela; New York (N.Y.). Police Department; Cowles, Anna Roosevelt, 1855-1931; Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933; Robinson, Douglas, 1855-1918; Mahan, A. T. (Alfred Thayer), 1840-1914; Greene, F. V. (Francis Vinton), 1850-1921

Date: 1896-02-11

Memorandum from John Hay to Theodor von Holleben

Description:

Secretary Hay describes the German-American understanding that the Monroe Doctrine prevents European powers from acquiring territory in the Americas and that Germany will not seize any territory due to the ongoing dispute with Venezuela.

Resource Type: Memorandum

Subject: International relations; Monroe doctrine; Acquisition of territory; Diplomatic negotiations in international disputes; Diplomatic etiquette; Germany; Venezuela; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1901-12-16

Letter from McCoskry Butt to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

General Butt offers to discuss German interests and actions in Venezuela. Butt believes that the "enemy ground scouts are at our door."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: International relations; Espionage, German; Germany; Venezuela; William II, German Emperor, 1859-1941

Date: 1901-12-23

In the international machinery plant

Description:

President Roosevelt smiles as England and Germany look at a saw labeled Monroe Doctrine. Hanging above the saw is a sign, "Don't Monkey with the Buzz-Saw."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Monroe doctrine; International relations; Venezuela; Great Britain; Germany; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1901-1903?

Telegram from Cipriano Castro to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

President Castro of Venezuela returns President Roosevelt's New Year's greetings.

Resource Type: Telegram

Subject: New Year; International relations; Diplomatic etiquette; Venezuela

Date: 1902-01-03

Defining the doctrine

Description:

A young boy labeled "Venezuela" complains to Uncle Sam about the presence of a German battleship. Uncle Sam explains to him that the Monroe Doctrine will protect him from violence, but that he still must pay his "honest debts." Caption: Venezuela -- Better mind your Monroe Doctrine! That German is making trouble. / Uncle Sam -- The Monroe Doctrine will keep you from being kidnapped, Sonny; but it won't help you get out of your honest debts.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: International relations; Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Monroe doctrine; Battleships; Debt--Public; United States; Germany; Venezuela

Date: 1902-01-22

Letter from Richard Harding Davis to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Richard Harding Davis is traveling to Puerto Rico and Venezuela and asks if he could help President Roosevelt by serving as a "special commissioner."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Travel; Governmental investigations; Puerto Rico; Venezuela

Date: 1902-03-13

Telegram from William H. Taft to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Governor Taft begins with questions about what should be done in a libel case between Francis B. Loomis and Herbert W. Bowen. He then delves into foreign policy, particularly a dispute between President Castro of Venezuela and an American asphalt company. Taft believes a war with Venezuela can and should be avoided, at least until Congressional approval. Taft would like to send William W. Russell to Venezuela, presumably in a diplomatic capacity. (Description from deciphered transcript.)

Resource Type: Telegram

Subject: Cipher and telegraph codes; International relations; Asphalt industry; Diplomatic and consular service, American--Selection and appointment; Venezuela; Colombia; Latin America; Loomis, Francis B. (Francis Butler), 1861-1948; Bowen, Herbert Wolcott, 1856-1927; Castro, Cipriano, 1856?-1924; Barrett, John, 1866-1938; Russell, William Worthington, 1859-1944

Date: 1902-04-27

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