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The opium-joint of the Republican "irreconcilables" -- a cheap way of being happy

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Illustration shows a scene in an opium den labeled "Bloody Shirt Joint - Blaine and Reid Managers" with James G. Blaine passing out pipes labeled "Tribune Editorials, Blaine's Augusta Speech, Blaine Speeches, [and] Speeches" to fellow Republicans labeled "Chandler, J. Roach, Evarts, Cornell, Logan, Hoar, Foraker, J. Sherman, Brady, Dorsey, [and] Reid," unidentified is Elihu Root and the man dreaming of becoming the "Secy. of Navy"; they have resorted to opium as the panacea for their political woes and while in their drug-induced stupor they dream of Blaine's ascendancy to the presidential throne and of themselves becoming members of Blaine's cabinet.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Opium; Dreams; Cabinet officers; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Root, Elihu, 1845-1937; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Foraker, Joseph Benson, 1846-1917; Chandler, William E. (William Eaton), 1835-1917; Brady, Thomas Jefferson, 1839-1904; Dorsey, Stephen Wallace, 1842-1916; Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901; Cornell, Alonzo B., 1832-1904; Roach, John, 1813-1887

Date: 1885-09-23

Letter from Henry D. Purroy to Theodore Roosevelt

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Henry D. Purroy describes the Roosevelt Central League, of which he is a founding member, and asks Governor Roosevelt to examine their political statement in the hope that it is in line with Roosevelt's own thoughts. The Roosevelt League is devoted to sustaining Roosevelt's administration.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: New York (State)--New York; Root, Elihu, 1845-1937

Date: 1899-08-03

Letter from Thomas Collier Platt to Theodore Roosevelt

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Thomas Collier Platt discusses the many recent requests for army commissions and, on behalf of Mr. Bidwell, invites Roosevelt to make a speech at the Columbia County Fair.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); United States. Army; Root, Elihu, 1845-1937

Date: 1899-08-25

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt Cowles

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Theodore Roosevelt understands the nurses' bill thoroughly after receiving information from his sister. He will try to do what he can about it. Edith Roosevelt has enjoyed an excellent time in Havana, Cuba, where she stayed at the palace. She is now on her way to Santiago and then to Puerto Rico.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Legislation; Americans--Travel; Ocean travel; Cuba--Havana; Puerto Rico; Cuba--Santiago de Cuba; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Root, Elihu, 1845-1937

Date: 1900-03-17

McKinley's Easter egg

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Special Easter edition centerfold shows William McKinley as a rooster standing next to a broken egg labeled "Vice-Presidential Aspirations" from which several chicks have emerged, identified as: "Lodge, Black, Bliss, Teddy, Root, Beveridge, [and] Timmy Woodruff."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Election; Vice-Presidents; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924; Black, Frank Swett, 1853-1913; Root, Elihu, 1845-1937; Bliss, Cornelius Newton, 1833-1911; Woodruff, Timothy L. (Timothy Lester), 1858-1913; Beveridge, Albert J. (Albert Jeremiah), 1862-1927

Date: 1900-04-18

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Frederick William Holls

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Governor Roosevelt discusses nominations for political office in New York. He states that "the jig was up" when Elihu Root declined to stand and Benjamin B. Odell announced that he would accept if nominated. Roosevelt believes that they must "pull Odell through for fear of compromising the whole ticket." He discusses his reasons for offering the vacant judgeship to Charles C. Beaman.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Governors--Nomination; Solidarity--Political aspects; Judges--Selection and appointment; Republican Party (N.Y.); Odell, Benjamin B. (Benjamin Barker), 1854-1926; Root, Elihu, 1845-1937; Beaman, Charles C. (Charles Cotesworth), 1840-1900; Blanchard, James Armstrong, 1845-1916; Taft, Henry W. (Henry Waters), 1859-1945; Isaacs, Myer S. (Myer Samuel), 1841-1904; Holt, William G.; Daly, Joseph Francis, 1840-1916

Date: 1900-08-25

Theodore Roosevelt's cabinet and funeral of William McKinley

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Photograph of President Roosevelt with black ink portraits of his eight Cabinet members. On the second page are five black and white photographs of William McKinley's casket traveling from the Milburn residence to the city hall of Buffalo, New York.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Cabinet officers; Presidents--Succession; Presidents--Death; Death and burial of a person; New York (State)--Buffalo; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Gage, Lyman J. (Lyman Judson), 1836-1927; Hay, John, 1838-1905; Root, Elihu, 1845-1937; Smith, Charles Emory, 1842-1908; Hitchcock, Ethan Allen, 1835-1909; Wilson, James, 1835-1920; Long, John Davis, 1838-1915; Knox, Philander C. (Philander Chase), 1853-1921

Date: 1901

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt Cowles

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Governor Roosevelt suggests that Anna Roosevelt Cowles host a dinner or breakfast with a given list of guests so that he can show the writer Frederic Harrison some attention. Roosevelt believes that Harrison will be in town from March 3 through March 5. As President McKinley is being inaugurated on March 4, Roosevelt states that date will not work.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Dinners and dining; Politicians; Cowles, William Sheffield, 1898-1986; Choate, Joseph Hodges, 1832-1917; Kean, John, 1852-1914; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924; Hay, John, 1838-1905; Root, Elihu, 1845-1937; Long, William J. (William Joseph), 1867-1952; Harrison, Frederic, 1831-1923

Date: 1901-02-23

Letter from George Bird Grinnell to Theodore Roosevelt

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George Bird Grinnell is interested in publishing a book about Theodore Roosevelt's mountain lion hunt. Grinnell asks Roosevelt to make arrangements with Scribner's, if they publish it first. Grinnell gives Roosevelt permission to publish the items that he has written for Boone and Crockett Club books. Grinnell also asks for Roosevelt's help in recruiting additional articles for the book, as he does not wish to send out a general invitation for submissions. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Puma; Publications; Big game hunting; Boone and Crockett Club; Root, Elihu, 1845-1937

Date: 1901-03-12

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to George Bird Grinnell

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If Theodore Roosevelt writes anything, George Bird Grinnell may also be able to get Elihu Root to contribute. Roosevelt will send the mountain lion skulls to Hart Merriam for examination.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Puma; Zoological specimens; Writing; Root, Elihu, 1845-1937; Merriam, C. Hart (Clinton Hart), 1855-1942

Date: 1901-03-13

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