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Letter from Henry Cabot Lodge to Theodore Roosevelt

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Henry Cabot Lodge praises Theodore Roosevelt's work and his latest book and shares reviews of his own work on George Washington.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Books and reading; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902; Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920; Washington, George, 1732-1799

Date: 1889-07-15

Letter from Brander Matthews to Theodore Roosevelt

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Brander Matthews encloses a puzzle, noting that President Roosevelt's daughter may want it for the family archives. He thinks that Roosevelt's handling of the Schley-Sampson controversy "hit the nail on the head." Matthews wishes that Roosevelt could join him for lunch on Friday in New York with, among others, Mark Twain and William Dean Howells.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Santiago, Battle of (Santiago de Cuba, Cuba : 1898); Dinners and dining; Puzzles; Sampson, William Thomas, 1840-1902; Schley, Winfield Scott, 1839-1911; Twain, Mark, 1835-1910; Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920

Date: 1902-02-26

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Brander Matthews

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President Roosevelt thanks Brander Matthews for the puzzle and would like him to bring Mark Twain and William Howells down to Washington, D.C., for lunch.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Puzzles; Entertaining; Twain, Mark, 1835-1910; Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920

Date: 1902-02-27

Letter from Brander Matthews to George B. Cortelyou

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Responding to an inquiry about President Roosevelt's membership in the National Institute of Arts and Letters, Brander Matthews writes that he does not have any information about the president's membership, but he hopes that he continues it.  The National Institute includes many of the leading artists, composers, and writers in the nation, according to Matthews.  Included in the membership are William D. Howells, Edmund C. Stedman, George W. Cable, Richard W. Gilder and Hamlin Garland. The group holds two or three meetings a year.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Associations, institutions, etc.--Membership; National Institute of Arts and Letters (U.S.); Cable, George Washington, 1844-1925; Gilder, Richard Watson, 1844-1909; Garland, Hamlin, 1860-1940; Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920; Stedman, Edmund Clarence, 1833-1908

Date: 1902-04-26

Letter from Andrew Dickson White to Richard Watson Gilder

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Andrew Dickson White discusses the political turmoil in Russia and the problems Russians cause in the United States and abroad. White thinks it wise that Richard Watson Gilder, editor of The Century Magazine, has avoided involvement with Maxim Gorky, and he wishes that Mark Twain and William Dean Howells had done the same.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Russians--Politics and government; Socialists; Anarchists; Relations with Russians; Censorship--Political aspects; Students, Foreign; Russian students; Japanese students--Foreign countries; Brazilian students; Bulgarian students; Common law marriage; Serfs--Emancipation; Political violence; Jury; Kings and rulers--Assassination; Assassination; Constitutional law; Editors; American periodicals; Authors, Russian--Political and social views; Authors, American; Russia; Cornell University; Russia. Gosudarstvennai︠a︡ Duma; Gorky, Maksim, 1868-1936; Twain, Mark, 1835-1910; Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920; Alexander II, Emperor of Russia, 1818-1881; Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910; Steunenberg, Frank, 1861-1905; Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1868-1918; Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906; Vitte, S. I︠U︡. (Sergeĭ I︠U︡lʹevich), graf, 1849-1915

Date: 1906-04-18

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to E. J. Wheeler

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Theodore Roosevelt regrets he will be unable to attend the meeting in honor of William Dean Howells.  Roosevelt was influenced by Howells' writings and sees him as an important part of American literature.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: American literature; Books and reading; Scheduling; Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920

Date: 1917-02-28

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