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Edward Rex

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Illustration shows Edward VII, King of Great Britain, full-length portrait, standing, facing front, with an insert showing "(Caricature of Louis XIV, by Thackeray) 'You see at once that majesty is made out of the wig, the high-heeled shoes and cloak, all fleurs-de-lis bespangled....Thus do barbers and cobblers make the gods that we worship.' --Thackeray."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Kings and rulers; Crowns; Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1841-1910; Louis XIV, King of France, 1638-1715

Date: 1901-03-13

Too many Shylocks

Description:

The emperors of Russia, Japan, and Germany, and the king of Great Britain each hold a balance scale, and all but "Japan" hold a paper that states their country's "claim for indemnity." They are confronting a kneeling, shocked Chinese man labeled "China." In the background, on the right, Puck is handing a cap and gown to Uncle Sam, suggesting that he play the role of "Portia" and outwit the "Shylocks." Caption: Puck (to Uncle Sam). -- That poor fellow needs a Portia. Why don't you take the part?

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Boxer Rebellion (China : 1899-1901); Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); International relations; Kings and rulers; China; Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1868-1918; Meiji, Emperor of Japan, 1852-1912; William II, German Emperor, 1859-1941; Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1841-1910

Date: 1901-03-27

A troublesome egg to hatch

Description:

The rulers of "Russia," "Germany," "Italy," "Austria," "France," and "England" are chickens trying to hatch a large egg labeled "China." A chicken labeled "Japan" stands in the background with Uncle Sam, also as a chicken, perched on a fence in the rear.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Boxer Rebellion (China : 1899-1901); Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Eggs; Kings and rulers; International relations; China; Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1868-1918; Meiji, Emperor of Japan, 1852-1912; William II, German Emperor, 1859-1941; Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1841-1910; Franz Joseph I, Emperor of Austria, 1830-1916; Loubet, Emile, 1838-1929; Victor Emmanuel III, King of Italy, 1869-1947

Date: 1901-04-06

A disturbing possiblility in the east

Description:

Uncle Sam sits at a table with 10 figures, three of which are unidentified, the others showing the attributes of the rulers of Russia (Nicholas II), England (Edward VII), Germany (William II), Japan (Meiji, Emperor of Japan), Italy (Victor Emmanuel III), Austria (Franz Joseph I), and France (Emile Loubet), representing the eight nation alliance. A large tray of fruit labeled "Chinese Indemnity" is on the table. Hanging above the table by a thin string is an enormous sword labeled "Awakening of China."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Boxer Rebellion (China : 1899-1901); Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); International relations; Kings and rulers; Daggers; Swords; Meetings; History; Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1868-1918; Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1841-1910; William II, German Emperor, 1859-1941; Victor Emmanuel III, King of Italy, 1869-1947; Loubet, Emile, 1838-1929; Franz Joseph I, Emperor of Austria, 1830-1916; Meiji, Emperor of Japan, 1852-1912

Date: 1901-09-04

Letter from Joseph Hodges Choate to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Ambassador Choate pledges to support the Roosevelt administration. Sympathy for Roosevelt and the United States is strong in Great Britain. Roosevelt's actions since succeeding to the presidency have convinced the British government and people that relations between the United States and Britain will remain stable. During an audience with King Edward VII, the king asked many questions about Roosevelt and showed a familiarity with Roosevelt's "outer life." Edward VII requested that Choate send his kindest regards to Roosevelt and requested photographs of Roosevelt and William McKinley.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Presidents--Succession; Presidents--Public opinion; Diplomatic and consular service, American; International relations; Diplomatic etiquette; Diplomatic gifts; Great Britain; Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1841-1910; McKinley, William, 1843-1901

Date: 1901-09-28

Letter from John Hay to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

King Edward VII inquired about President Roosevelt and Secretary of State Hay. The king requested a photograph of Roosevelt which will be provided by Ambassador Choate. Hay is concerned that their friends' complaints might make Earl Halsbury hold up the treaty.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: International relations; International relations--Treaties; Treaties--Ratification; Great Britain; Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1841-1910; Choate, Joseph Hodges, 1832-1917; Halsbury, Hardinge Stanley Giffard, Earl of, 1823-1921

Date: 1901-10-08

Telegram from Felix Agnus to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Felix Agnus recommends that Admiral Schley command the American fleet at the coronation of King Edward VII. He argues that appointing Admiral Crowninshield would be insulting as Crowninshield is responsible for starting the controversy around Schley's brave service during the Spanish-American War.

Resource Type: Telegram

Subject: Spanish-American War (1898); Armed Forces--Officers--Promotions; Armed Forces--Officers--Professional ethics; Coronations; Great Britain; Schley, Winfield Scott, 1839-1911; Crowninshield, A. S. (Arent Schuyler), 1843-1908; Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1841-1910

Date: 1901-10-26

Letter from E. C. Machen to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

E. C. Machen decries President Roosevelt's choice of Admiral Crowninshield to attend the coronation of King Edward VII of Great Britain. He strongly recommends that Admiral Schley represent the United States.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Coronations; Etiquette; Military service, Voluntary; International relations; Great Britain; United States. Navy; Crowninshield, A. S. (Arent Schuyler), 1843-1908; Schley, Winfield Scott, 1839-1911; Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1841-1910

Date: 1901-10-27

Letter from Joseph Wheeler to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

General Wheeler requests to be detailed to the delegation attending the coronation of King Edward VII.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Coronations; Diplomatic etiquette; International relations; Choate, Joseph Hodges, 1832-1917; Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1841-1910

Date: 1901-12-18

Letter from John Hay to Julian Pauncefote

Description:

Secretary of State Hay is sorry to hear of Ambassador Pauncefote's illness and requests that Pauncefote thank King Edward VII for his kind message.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Health; Diplomatic etiquette; International relations; Great Britain; Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1841-1910

Date: 1902-01-01

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