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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Robert Harry Munro Ferguson

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Commissioner Roosevelt regrets that he cannot go bear hunting in the spring as he has just accepted the position of police commissioner in New York City. Roosevelt wants to read Robert Harry Munro Ferguson's article and offers some writing advice. The health of Tilden Selmes is failing.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Bear hunting; Police administration; Employees--Appointment, qualifications, tenure, etc.; Writing; Liver--Cancer; Surgery; New York (State)--New York; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Selmes, Tilden Russell, -1895; Selmes, Martha (Patty) Macomb Flandrau, 1861-1923

Date: 1895-04-25

Letter from W. H. Bradish to Albert A. Hartzell

Description:

Albert A. Hartzell has been appointed "Commissary on the Colonel's staff of the Rough Riders." There will be a meeting on Saturday night to prepare for Theodore Roosevelt's visit.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Employees--Appointment, qualifications, tenure, etc.; Meetings; United States. Army. Volunteer Cavalry, 1st; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1898-10-19

Letter from John W. Cary to William McKinley

Description:

John W. Cary claims that he collected funds for the Wimberly Combine of New Orleans, Louisiana, at the direction of Henry Demas. There was an understanding that the people who donated would be appointed to federal positions and Cary would also receive an appointment for his work. No one has received an appointment and Cary has been threatened with prosecution. Cary suggests that if President McKinley looks into the matter the people will be given back their money.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Patronage, Political; Political corruption; Federal government--Officials and employees; Employees--Appointment, qualifications, tenure, etc.; Louisiana--New Orleans; Demas, Henry

Date: 1898-11-07

Letter from John G. Milburn to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

John G. Milburn recommends the appointment of W. Fred Greiner of Buffalo, New York, as a manager of the New York State exhibit at the Pan-American Exposition.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Pan-American Exposition; Employment references; Employees--Appointment, qualifications, tenure, etc.; New York (State)--Buffalo

Date: 1899-03-25

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt Cowles

Description:

Governor Roosevelt explains how he approaches writing recommendations for men who have worked for him or served in his units. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Employment references; Employees--Appointment, qualifications, tenure, etc.; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Long, John Davis, 1838-1915

Date: 1899-12-29

Letter from Ansley Wilcox to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Ansley Wilcox recommends Percy S. Lansdowne for the position of state commissioner of Fish, Game, and Forest.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Employment references; Employees--Appointment, qualifications, tenure, etc.

Date: 1900-01-30

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to George von Lengerke Meyer

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt informs George von Lengerke Meyer that he telegraphed the president urging for Meyer's appointment.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Employees--Appointment, qualifications, tenure, etc.

Date: 1900-10-18

Newspaper article on Frederick Norton Goddard

Description:

Newspaper article claiming that Frederick Norton Goddard wanted to be named collector of the port of New York, New York, and suggesting that there is a tense relationship between Goddard and George R. Bidwell.

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Interpersonal relations; Employees--Appointment, qualifications, tenure, etc.; New York (State)--New York; Goddard, Frederick Norton, 1861-1905; Bidwell, George R.; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1901

John Sergeant Wise appointment

Description:

The three commissioners that handle grade and damages in the 23rd and 24th wards of New York City will be dismissed due to their connections to Tammany Hall. The work can be done by anyone and John S. Wise Jr. is a suitable candidate that is active in politics and a Spanish-American War veteran.

Resource Type: Memorandum

Subject: Spanish-American War (1898); Employment references; Employees--Appointment, qualifications, tenure, etc.; Veterans--Employment; New York (State)--New York; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )

Date: 1901

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Gifford Pinchot

Description:

Vice President Roosevelt asks Gifford Pinchot if there is an opportunity for the son of Jacob A. Riis to go on "some government trip" out West as a handyman. The boy does not require "any but the smallest wages," and would like the chance to go on an outdoor government trip. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Casual labor; Employees--Appointment, qualifications, tenure, etc.; Employment references; Carpentry; United States, West; Smithsonian Institution; Geological Survey (U.S.); Riis, Jacob A. (Jacob August), 1849-1914

Date: 1901-04-16

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