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Letter from Edgar S. Wilson to Theodore Roosevelt

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Edgar S. Wilson had an agreeable conversation with Senator Hanna and is leaving for home tonight.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Travel; Hanna, Marcus Alonzo, 1837-1904

Date: 1902-01-14

Letter from Edgar S. Wilson to Theodore Roosevelt

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Edgar S. Wilson introduces Mississippi Governor Andrew Longino to President Roosevelt. He briefly discusses some of Longino's policies, including efforts to improve race relations. According to Wilson, Longino has attempted to fund public schools equally for white and black students. Wilson comments that it is unfortunate that the state constitution does not allow Longino to be re-elected.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Race relations; Public schools; Mississippi; Longino, Andrew Houston, 1854-1942

Date: 1902-04-10

Letter from Edgar S. Wilson to George B. Cortelyou

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Edgar S. Wilson sends an enclosure that had been omitted from a previous communication.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Letters

Date: 1902-10-28

Letter from Edgar S. Wilson to Theodore Roosevelt

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Edgar S. Wilson responds to President Roosevelt, who has asked his opinion of a letter Roosevelt received from Frederic Speed. Wilson states that Speed is not respected or considered trustworthy in his community. Contrary to Speed's charges, Governor Longino and Senator McLaurin from Mississippi have taken direct action to prevent lynching in that state. Wilson hopes to meet with Roosevelt to discuss a number of matters.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Politicians--Public opinion; African Americans--Politics and government; African Americans--Crimes against; Lynching; Mississippi; Longino, Andrew Houston, 1854-1942; McLaurin, Anselm Joseph, 1848-1909; Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915

Date: 1902-10-28

Letter from Edgar S. Wilson to Theodore Roosevelt

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Edgar S. Wilson does not believe that Judge Henderson's son is qualified to be the Postmaster of Biloxi, Mississippi. The opinion of the business committee is that the younger Henderson is wild, and the possible appointment was withdrawn.  There is also discussion of appointing Henderson's daughter, who has a good reputation in the community.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Postmasters--Selection and appointment; Mississippi--Biloxi; Henderson, W. G.

Date: 1902-11-29

Letter from Edgar S. Wilson to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Edgar S. Wilson is working to support President Roosevelt's administration in Mississippi. He quotes Major Lynch, an African American politician, in saying that "the colored people are being treated with marked consideration and perfect fairness" and have "no fault to find with the Administration." For that reason, his delegation will support the nomination of Roosevelt.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: African Americans--Politics and government; Mississippi; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Lynch, John Roy, 1847-1939

Date: 1902-12-30

Letter from Edgar S. Wilson to Theodore Roosevelt

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Edgar S. Wilson, manager of the Mississippi Bureau of the New Orleans Picayune, writes during a crisis at Indianola, Mississippi, involving African American Postmaster General, Minnie M. Geddings Cox, who is being forced to resign from office by violent citizens due to her race. Wilson recommends that President Roosevelt discontinue the Postmaster General's office in Indianola, Mississippi, and pursue indictments through the Federal Grand Jury. Wilson believes that the uproar has been incited by Democratic gubernatorial candidate J. K. Vardaman. The majority of citizens have no problem with her work.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: African Americans--Politics and government; Postmasters--Selection and appointment; African American women--Civil rights; Mississippi--Indianola; United States. Post Office Department; Cox, Minnie M. Geddings, 1869-1933; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901; Vardaman, James Kimble, 1861-1930; Longino, Andrew Houston, 1854-1942

Date: 1902-12-30

Letter from Edgar S. Wilson to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Edgar S. Wilson updates President Roosevelt on the controversy surrounding the post office in Indianola, Mississippi.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: African Americans--Politics and government; Racism; Post office stations and branches; Mississippi--Indianola; United States. Post Office Department; Cox, Minnie M. Geddings, 1869-1933; Vardaman, James Kimble, 1861-1930

Date: 1902-12-30

Letter from Edgar S. Wilson to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

United States Marshal Wilson discusses the political effects of closing post offices.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Post office buildings; Postmasters--Selection and appointment; Mississippi; United States. Post Office Department; United States. Marshals Service

Date: 1903-01-17

Letter from Edgar S. Wilson to Theodore Roosevelt

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Edgar S. Wilson relays plans to meet with Mr. Baldwin.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Meetings; United States. Department of Justice

Date: 1903-10-31

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