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President is fearless

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Newspaper article supporting President Roosevelt's antitrust policy, including an anecdote about Roosevelt easily and rapidly ending a conference with a concerned J. Pierpont Morgan.

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Trusts, Industrial--Government policy; Antitrust law--Political aspects; Northern Securities Company; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913; Hill, James Jerome, 1838-1916

Date: 1902-05-11

Trying to warp her off

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Two men struggle to keep a small boat in rough waters from foundering against the "Administration Light," a lighthouse in the shape of Theodore Roosevelt's face. The larger man is J. P. "Morgan." The smaller man, James J. "Hill," holds a rope in the form of a ticker tape labeled the "New York Stock Market." In the rough waters are both "undigested securities" and "circuit court decisions." The flag hoisted on the mast is labeled with a dollar sign.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Securities; New York Stock Exchange; Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913; Hill, James Jerome, 1838-1916; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1903-04-16

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

Letter from Nicholas Murray Butler to Theodore Roosevelt

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Nicholas Murray Butler encloses Wall Street Journal clippings. Butler forewarns President Roosevelt that he may be hearing from a furious Samuel Hill, who claims that he witnessed Mrs. Roosevelt and Mrs. Cowles engaging in executive intimidation of the judiciary when they were present in the Supreme Court room during the Northern Securities hearings.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Press and politics; Kennedy, John S. (John Stewart), 1830-1909; Hill, James Jerome, 1838-1916; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Cowles, Anna Roosevelt, 1855-1931

Date: 1904-01-06

Jack and the Wall Street giants

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A diminutive President Roosevelt stands on Wall Street, holding a large sword labeled "Public Service" before giant capitalist ogres labeled "J. J. Hill" holding a club labeled "Merger," "Morgan" holding a club labeled "High Finance," and "Rockefeller, Oxnard, [and] Gould."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Capitalists and financiers; Giants; New York (State); New York (State)--New York--Wall Street; Hill, James Jerome, 1838-1916; Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913; Rockefeller, John D. (John Davison), 1839-1937; Oxnard, H.T. (Henry Thomas), 1860-1922; Gould, George Jay, 1864-1923

Date: 1904-01-13

Letter from Albert Thomas McNeal to Stuyvesant Fish

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Albert Thomas McNeal appeals to Stuyvesant Fish to write to President Roosevelt or Secretary of War Taft on his behalf. McNeal would like to be appointed to the Shiloh Park Commission. He names numerous mutual friends who can vouch for him.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Shiloh, Battle of (Tennessee : 1862); Elections; New York (State); Philippines; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930; Hill, James Jerome, 1838-1916; Dickinson, J. M. (Jacob McGavock), 1851-1928; Wright, Luke E. (Luke Edward), 1846-1922

Date: 1904-02-15

Neither side is favored by Knox

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Attorney General Knox's filed objections will prevent Edward Henry Harriman from grafting his case against the Northern Securities Company onto the government's case. Knox takes no side in the dispute but will not allow Harriman and James Jerome Hill to litigate their private differences with a government case.

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Actions and defenses; Northern Securities Company; Knox, Philander C. (Philander Chase), 1853-1921; Harriman, Edward Henry, 1848-1909; Hill, James Jerome, 1838-1916

Date: 1904-04-13

Another air-ship failure

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The wreck of an airship labeled "High Finance" appears at the leading edge of storm clouds labeled "Investigation Merger Decision Law." The crash has ruined the blades that lifted or propelled the airship, labeled "Over Capitalization, Manipulation, Ship Building Trust, Steel Trust, [and] Northern Securities," and has brought down 6 men ("Morgan, Schwab, M'Cook, Harriman, Schiff, [and] Hill") with the wreckage and 2 men ("Dresser [and] Nixon") in a swamp labeled "Ship Trust Receivership." A lightning bolt labeled "Publicity" flashes from the clouds.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Aircraft accidents; Airships; Antitrust law; Capitalists and financiers; Trusts, Industrial; Harriman, Edward Henry, 1848-1909; Hill, James Jerome, 1838-1916; Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913; Nixon, Lewis, 1861-1940; Schiff, Jacob H. (Jacob Henry), 1847-1920; Schwab, Charles M., 1862-1939

Date: 1904-04-20

Letter from Arthur William Merrifield to Theodore Roosevelt

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Arthur William Merrifield, a friend of President Roosevelt from his days in North Dakota, writes about family matters and the opening of the Flathead Indian Reservation. Merrifield then writes about how the impending move of the Great Northern Railroad away from his ranch is affecting him personally and mentions James Jerome Hill and William Randolph Hearst.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Indians of North America; Montana--Pleasant Valley; Montana--Flathead Indian Reservation; Great Northern Railway Company (U.S.); Hearst, William Randolph, 1863-1951; Hill, James Jerome, 1838-1916

Date: 1904-05-21

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to George B. Cortelyou

Description:

The Northern Securities suit has been President Roosevelt's greatest achievement. Roosevelt points out that Alton B. Parker's campaign is one of adroit trickery. Roosevelt asks whether George B. Cortelyou will visit next week.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Political campaigns; Press and politics; Trusts and trustees; Tariff; Scheduling; New York Times Company; Northern Securities Company; Moody, William H. (William Henry), 1853-1917; Parker, Alton B. (Alton Brooks), 1852-1926; Hill, James Jerome, 1838-1916; Butler, Marion, 1863-1938; Pettigrew, Richard F. (Richard Franklin), 1848-1926; Watson, Thomas E. (Thomas Edward), 1856-1922

Date: 1904-08-11

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