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The pig has the pull

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Illustration shows an Irish pig labeled "Parnell" carrying a shillelagh labeled "Obstruction", walking down a road with leashes attached to a nose ring on the Marquess of "Salisbury" and on the former British Prime Minister William E. Gladstone, who is crawling on his hands and knees. Caption: "The result of the late elections in England practically gives the Parnellites the balance of power between the Liberals and the Conservatives."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Swine; World politics; Prime ministers; Autonomy and independence movements; Great Britain; Ireland; Salisbury, Robert Cecil, Marquess of, 1830-1903; Parnell, Charles Stewart, 1846-1891; Gladstone, W. E. (William Ewart), 1809-1898

Date: 1885-12-09

"Change about" - the monkey the master

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Illustration shows a monkey turning the crank on an organ labeled "Home Sweet Home Rule" with one foot, it is wearing a hat with a feather labeled "Parnell", and holding a shillelagh labeled "80 members" in one hand and in the other a chain attached to the belt of a British man labeled "J. Bull", who is dancing. The British "Parliament" building is in the background.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: John Bull (Symbolic character); Monkeys; Organ grinders; World politics; Autonomy and independence movements; Great Britain; Ireland; Great Britain. Parliament; Parnell, Charles Stewart, 1846-1891

Date: 1885-12-23

"Her resolute opposition"

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Illustration shows Queen Victoria standing on her throne labeled "England" at the edge of the sea, holding a broom labeled "My Prerogative," and sweeping against ocean waves labeled "Home Rule" and "Democracy" that show the faces of Charles S. Parnell, William E. Gladstone, and Robert Cecil Salisbury. Her crown is perched on the back of her throne. Caption: A poor old broom against the new flood.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: World politics; Autonomy and independence movements; Seashore; Brooms and brushes; Thrones; Crowns; Sweeping and dusting; Great Britain; Ireland; Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901; Salisbury, Robert Cecil, Marquess of, 1830-1903; Parnell, Charles Stewart, 1846-1891; Gladstone, W. E. (William Ewart), 1809-1898

Date: 1886-02-10

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Prescott F. Hall

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Police Commissioner Roosevelt writes Immigration Restriction League representative Prescott F. Hall that he will help any way he can but doesn't think he will have influence over the New York appointments. He suggests that New York Republican party "boss" Thomas C. Platt or treasurer of the Republican National Committee Cornelius N. Bliss might have some influence. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Americans--Politics and government; World politics--Influence; New York (State); Immigration Restriction League (U.S.); Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Bliss, Cornelius Newton, 1833-1911

Date: 1896-12-28

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Bradley T. Johnson

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Governor Roosevelt thanks General Johnson for the quail he sent to the Roosevelt family, describes the recent visit of German diplomat Baron Hermann Speck von Sturnberg, and says he wishes to chat about global current events with Johnson. Specifically, Roosevelt mentions an incident between Britain and South Africa. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Gifts; Animals; Friendship; International relations; Current events; World politics--Decision making; England; South Africa; New York State Executive Mansion (Albany, N.Y.); Sternburg, Hermann Speck von, Freiherr, 1852-1908

Date: 1899-12-27

Letter from Jacob Gould Schurman to Theodore Roosevelt

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Jacob Gould Schurman reviews the issues in the Philippines and recommends buying land from the friars and selling it to Filipinos.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Philippine American War (Philippines : 1899-1902); Religion and politics; Friars; Catholic Church and world politics; Rebellion; Philippines; Ireland, John, 1838-1918

Date: 1901-10-25

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to David Gray

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President Roosevelt agrees with David Gray that the danger in the Islands is going too fast, not too slow. However, Roosevelt believes that replacing military rule with a civilian administration as quickly as possible was the correct course of action. Roosevelt describes the attacks on the army as "infamous" and felt deep indignation at the conduct of General Miles.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Military government; Military occupation; World politics; United States. Army; Miles, Nelson Appleton, 1839-1925

Date: 1903-09-08

Letter from James Wilson to Theodore Roosevelt

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Secretary of Agriculture James Wilson discusses Ohio politics and the upcoming election, predicting Democratic candidate for Governor, Tom Loftin Johnson's defeat due to his association with socialism, as well as a struggle for Senator Hanna. Wilson comments the Post Office scandal's lack of attention in Ohio.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Capitalists and financiers--Political activity; Catholic Church and world politics; Governors--Election; Political campaigns; Socialism; Ohio; Ohio--Cleveland; Democratic Party (U.S.); Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Hanna, Marcus Alonzo, 1837-1904; Johnson, Tom Loftin, 1854-1911

Date: 1903-10-23

Letter from Maria Longworth Storer to John Hay

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Maria Longworth Storer expresses her concerns regarding the representative of the American Catholic Church at the Vatican, Francis MacNutt. Storer relays that she believes MacNutt to be a spy, stating that his actions will negatively affect proceedings in the Philippines and the American Catholic church. Storer also discusses the "failure" of the Vatican to properly recognize Archbishop Ireland.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Catholic Church and world politics; Emigration and immigration; Governmental investigations; International relations; Moles (Spies); Austria--Vienna; Italy--Rome; Philippines; Spain--Madrid; United States. Embassy (Austria); Vatican Palace (Vatican City); Ireland, John, 1838-1918; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924; Meyer, George von Lengerke, 1858-1918; Spring Rice, Cecil, Sir, 1859-1918; Storer, B. (Bellamy), 1847-1922; MacNutt, Francis Augustus, 1863-1927

Date: 1903-11-15

Letter from Frederick Zadok Rooker to Theodore Roosevelt

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The Bishop of Jaro, Philippines, Frederick Z. Rooker, informs President Roosevelt of the new Philippine Independent Church, known as the Aglipayan Church after its founder, which was created in schism with Rome and about which Rooker expresses deep reservations. Rooker also criticizes Philippine Governer-General Taft for being overly accommodating to the Aglipayans. Rooker specifically requests the establishment of a strong American governmental presence in the Philippines, that the "insurrectos" currently holding political office be removed, and that all former Catholic Church property be restored.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Catholic Church and world politics; Diplomatic negotiations in international disputes; Philippines; Iglesia Filipina Independiente; Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930

Date: 1904-05-09

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