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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Benjamin B. Odell

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President Roosevelt is still examining the candidates for Paymaster General and will not promise to appoint Mr. Boggs. Roosevelt would like to see Governor Odell and Mr. Harriman at Oyster Bay, New York and offers to send a boat for use in their travels.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Local officials and employees--Selection and appointment; New York (State)--Oyster Bay; Harriman, Edward Henry, 1848-1909

Date: 1902-07-08

Letter from Anna Roosevelt Cowles to Theodore Roosevelt

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Edward Harriman stopped to visit Anna Cowles and expressed interest in being of help to President Roosevelt. Cowles had the impression that he wished her to repeat the conversation to the President. She also comments that the Reids are a comfort to her as they share information about the President and many political matters.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Harriman, Edward Henry, 1848-1909; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912

Date: 1902-09-13

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt Cowles

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President Roosevelt is most appreciative that Anna Roosevelt Cowles sent him the information about Edward Harriman.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Thank-you notes; Harriman, Edward Henry, 1848-1909; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Root, Elihu, 1845-1937

Date: 1902-09-15

Letter from Lovell H. Jerome to Theodore Roosevelt

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Lovell H. Jerome recommends seeking out Senator Nelson Aldrich as a representative of John D. Rockefeller's interests concerning a financial matter in which "great danger exists."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Finance; New York (State)--New York--Wall Street; Rockefeller, John D. (John Davison), 1839-1937; Aldrich, Nelson W. (Nelson Wilmarth), 1841-1915; Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913; Speyer, James, 1861-1941; Perkins, George W. (George Walbridge), 1862-1920; Harriman, Edward Henry, 1848-1909

Date: 1903-07-16

Letter from Leslie M. Shaw to Theodore Roosevelt

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Secretary of the Treasury Shaw informs President Roosevelt that Shaw and his wife have received complimentary annual passes to railroad transportation from Edward Henry Harriman. He advises he did not know of the passes and is ready to return them to the railroad.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Railroad tickets; Railroad travel; Harriman, Edward Henry, 1848-1909

Date: 1903-07-17

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Joseph Bucklin Bishop

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During President Roosevelt's western trip, labor unions complained against Roosevelt using the Union Pacific system of railroads because of their treatment of their employees. William Loeb's answer to the complaints was that the schedule was set far in advance and could not be altered. Loeb had no input from Roosevelt at this time because he was isolated in Yellowstone. Roosevelt did not know of the protests until the matter was discussed in the newspapers.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Labor unions; Press and politics; Presidents--Travel; United States--Yellowstone National Park; Union Pacific Railroad Company; Loeb, William, 1866-1937; Clarkson, James Sullivan, 1842-1918; Harriman, Edward Henry, 1848-1909

Date: 1903-10-02

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Joseph Bucklin Bishop

Description:

President Roosevelt encloses a letter from Clarkson and hopes that Joseph Bucklin Bishop can speak with him. He discusses a letter sent by Secretary to the President Loeb to Edward Henry Harriman without his knowledge and comments on the railroad union protests that followed.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Industrial relations; Labor unions; Letters; Union Pacific Railroad Company; Loeb, William, 1866-1937; Harriman, Edward Henry, 1848-1909

Date: 1903-10-02

Letter from Joseph Bucklin Bishop to Theodore Roosevelt

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Joseph Bucklin Bishop writes to President Roosevelt regarding the recent mayoral election in New York City, in which George McClellan defeated Seth Low. Bishop says the election was "bought up by Whitney, Ryan, Belmont, and Harriman." Bishop also discusses a recent conversation with General Hubbard concerning Leslie M. Shaw and relays that he will not accompany Hubbard to Washington, D.C.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Elections; Political campaigns; New York (N.Y.). Mayor; Harriman, Edward Henry, 1848-1909; Ryan, Thomas Fortune, 1851-1928; Whitney, William C. (William Collins), 1841-1904; Belmont, August, 1853-1924; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Shaw, Leslie M. (Leslie Mortier), 1848-1932

Date: 1903-11-04

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Joseph Bucklin Bishop

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President Roosevelt understands why Joseph Bucklin Bishop could not bring General Hubbard and gives Bishop permission to show Hubbard the letter regarding Secretary Shaw's position. Roosevelt is concerned about Edward Henry Harriman having supported New York City Mayor-Elect George McClellan.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Elections; Hubbard, Thomas H. (Thomas Hamlin), 1838-1915; Shaw, Leslie M. (Leslie Mortier), 1848-1932; McClellan, George B. (George Brinton), 1865-1940; Harriman, Edward Henry, 1848-1909; Odell, Benjamin B. (Benjamin Barker), 1854-1926

Date: 1903-11-05

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Edwin Packard

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President Roosevelt defends hosting miners and labors leaders from Butte, Montana to lunch at the White House. They were all decent men and Roosevelt does not believe that any of them were involved with strike "outrages." Some labor unions encourage rioting and violence but that is not sufficient grounds to discriminate against every member of any labor union.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Employees--Labor unions; Entertaining; Labor unions--Political activity; Industrial relations; Social conflict; Montana--Butte; White House (Washington, D.C.); Hill, James Jerome, 1838-1916; Harriman, Edward Henry, 1848-1909; Schiff, Jacob H. (Jacob Henry), 1847-1920

Date: 1903-11-26

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