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Letter from James Bryce to Theodore Roosevelt

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Viscount Bryce asks Commissioner Roosevelt for information on Civil Service Reform for a new edition of his book, The American Commonwealth. Bryce asks specifically about the total number of offices included in the Pendleton Act, and the total number of places in the Federal Civil Service. In addition, Bryce hopes Roosevelt will remind "[Henry Cabot] Lodge of his promise to take steps to have an official publication of State Constitutions, in continuation of [Benjamin Perley] Poore’s Collection."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Civil service reform; Patronage, Political; Friendship--Correspondence; Books and reading; Constitutions--U.S. states; Norway--North Cape Region; North Dakota; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924

Date: 1891-12-12

Letter from James Bryce to Theodore Roosevelt

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Viscount Bryce regrets not responding to Commissioner Roosevelt's letter sooner. He comments on the likely outcome of the upcoming elections in England. Bryce also notes that the issue of the Minneapolis Convention is "rather tragic" for James Gillespie Blaine.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Republican National Convention; Elections; Political conventions; Friendship--Correspondence; Election forecasting; England; Liberal Party (Great Britain); Tory Party (Great Britain); Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893

Date: 1892-06-15

Letter from James Bryce to Theodore Roosevelt

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Viscount Bryce thanks Commissioner Roosevelt for the new volume of The Winning of the West, which he is enjoying reading. Bryce agrees with Roosevelt's view that much modern American character is "traceable to the frontier life." Bryce also notes that he and his wife have enjoyed seeing Roosevelt's sister, notes that the liberal party in England is "having a pretty hard fight" and that politics are dominated by "currency problems."

 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Books and reading; Currency question; Friendship--Correspondence; England--London

Date: 1895-02-22

Letter from James Bryce to Theodore Roosevelt

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James Bryce thanks Theodore Roosevelt for his recent letter and returns a letter he had enclosed. The political situation in the U.S. Congress concerns Bryce, especially "the steady decline...in the composition and character of the Senate." He wishes he could visit with Roosevelt about these matters. He is tired of the burdens of office and wishes to have the opportunity to travel and visit friends like Roosevelt.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Currency question; Bimetallism; United States. Congress. Senate

Date: 1895-04-10

Letter from James Bryce to Theodore Roosevelt

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James Bryce will be traveling through Mexico and the West Indies in the fall. After Mexico, he hopes to visit Cuba and requests an introduction from Vice President Roosevelt to the commander of American forces in Cuba and the admiral leading the American squadron. He is also interested in meeting with anyone Roosevelt would like to suggest. The situation is poor in England and the "calamitous" South African War has been "abominably mismanaged."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: South African War (1899-1902); Travel--Planning; Travel etiquette; Cuba; Mexico; Great Britain

Date: 1901-08-23

Telegram from James Bryce to William Loeb

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James Bryce and Elizabeth Marion Ashton Bryce would be pleased to dine with President Roosevelt on Monday.

Resource Type: Telegram

Subject: Dinners and dining; Scheduling; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1901-09-26

Letter from James Bryce to Theodore Roosevelt

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James Bryce agrees to dine with President Roosevelt on Monday evening. Bryce will be staying at the Shoreham hotel.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Dinners and dining; Scheduling; Shoreham Hotel (Washington, D.C.)

Date: 1901-09-26

Letter from Viscount Bryce to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Viscount Bryce can't lunch with President Roosevelt on Monday, September 30, but will be available that evening and looks forward to seeing Roosevelt.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Scheduling; Dinners and dining; Entertaining; Washington (D.C.)

Date: 1901-09?

Letter from James Bryce to Theodore Roosevelt

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James Bryce requests a message from President Roosevelt to be delivered at the annual dinner of the Alpine Club in December. Bryce is currently in Cuba where he toured the Santiago battlefield and met with General Wood.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Santiago, Battle of (Cuba : 1898); Speeches, addresses, etc.; Battlefields; Cuba; Alpine Club (London, England); Wood, Leonard, 1860-1927

Date: 1901?

Letter from James Bryce to Theodore Roosevelt

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James Bryce thanks President Roosevelt for the good wishes that Roosevelt extended to him.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Encouragement; Wishes; Thank-you notes

Date: 1903-12-29

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