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Letter from Dewitt C. Middleton to Gifford Pinchot

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Commissioner Dewitt C. Middleton of New York informs Gifford Pinchot that Governor Benjamin Odell has approved the Annual Supply Bill which contains $8500 to be paid to the Division of Forestry for work conducted in Hamilton County, New York. In recognition of the assistance given by Assemblyman Jothan Powers Allds, Middleton requests that Pinchot employ Allds' friend as a laborer.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Bills, Legislative--U.S. states; Employment references; Employee selection; Forests and forestry; New York (State)--Hamilton County; New York (State). Forest, Fish and Game Commission; United States. Division of Forestry; Allds, Jotham Powers, 1865-1923; Odell, Benjamin B. (Benjamin Barker), 1854-1926

Date: 1901-05-07

Letter from Gifford Pinchot to D. C. Middleton

Description:

Gifford Pinchot is pleased that Governor Odell has approved the $8500 for the Division of Forestry. Pinchot will appoint an unnamed man based on D. C. Middleton's recommendation, but the man must maintain satisfactory work performance. Pinchot is glad that Middleton was pleased with the report on Township 40 and will be happy to distribute to any names that Middleton forwards to him.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Employees--Appointment, qualifications, tenure, etc.; Employment references; Publications; New York (State); United States. Division of Forestry; Odell, Benjamin B. (Benjamin Barker), 1854-1926; Allds, Jotham Powers, 1865-1923

Date: 1901-05-11

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Gifford Pinchot

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President Roosevelt assures Gifford Pinchot that he will have a completely "free hand" in the Bureau of Forestry in terms of policies pursued and persons appointed. There will be no difference than if he was the "independent head of the bureau."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Employees--Appointment, qualifications, tenure, etc.; Government executives--Selection and appointment; Forests and forestry; United States. Bureau of Forestry; Hermann, Binger, 1843-1926; Hitchcock, Ethan Allen, 1835-1909

Date: 1901-10-18

Letter from Franklin Noyes Barrett to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Franklin Noyes Barrett reviews the problems food growers and manufacturers face due to the variety of laws in different states. He encourages President Roosevelt to support the National Pure Food Law.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Food law and legislation; State governments--Law and legislation; Interstate commerce; United States. Department of Agriculture; Mason, William E. (William Ernest), 1850-1921; Brosius, Marriott, 1843-1901; Sherman, J. S. (James Schoolcraft), 1855-1912

Date: 1901-11-07

Memorandum from Gifford Pinchot

Description:

Gifford Pinchot expresses his concerns on public lands, land settlement, and land reclamation in this memorandum. He proposes "better administration" by reorganizing the Department of the Interior and "better law" by repealing the Timber and Stone Act, revising the Homestead Law, and improving agricultural prospects on desert land through several proposed measures by the Department of Agriculture.

Resource Type: Memorandum

Subject: Land settlement--Government policy; Reclamation of land--Government policy; Public lands--Government policy; Repeal of legislation; Grazing districts--Government policy; Irrigation farming--Government policy; United States. Department of the Interior; United States. Department of Agriculture; United States. General Land Office

Date: 1901-1909

Letter from C. Hart Merriam to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

C. Hart Merriam requests a meeting with President Roosevelt to discuss an "urgent Indian matter" and some facts about deer distribution that Roosevelt should know prior to the publication of The Deer Family.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Indians of North America; Deer--Geographical distribution; Deer--Behavior; Books and reading; United States. Division of Biological Survey; Whitney, Caspar, 1862-1929

Date: 1902-02-07

Letter from Thomas H. Tongue to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Representative Tongue is hopeful that the rumor of Secretary Wilson resigning from his Cabinet post is false. Wilson is highly regarded in Western states and Tongue cautions that the general elections in Oregon could be affected by a change in the Department of Agriculture.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Cabinet officers--Resignation; Agriculture and politics; Elections; United States, West; Oregon; United States. Department of Agriculture; Wilson, James, 1835-1920

Date: 1902-03-12

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Description:

Cartoon shows a barber's chair labeled "Resignation Chair" from which Secretary John Davis Long is leaving. Awaiting their turns are the Secretaries of Agriculture and Interior.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Cabinet officers--Resignation; Cabinet officers--Selection and appointment; United States. Navy; United States. Department of Agriculture; United States. Department of the Interior; Long, John Davis, 1838-1915; Wilson, James, 1835-1920; Hitchcock, Ethan Allen, 1835-1909

Date: 1902-03-15

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Gifford Pinchot

Description:

After receiving a letter from Caspar Whitney, President Roosevelt would like to know if he can do anything to help protect game in Wyoming.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Game protection; Wyoming; United States. Department of Agriculture; Whitney, Caspar, 1862-1929

Date: 1902-05-08

Letter from C. Hart Merriam to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

C. Hart Merriam re-sends some leaflets regarding mammals to President Roosevelt that had previously been lost.  Merriam relays some second-hand information about Roosevelt's son Ted, how he is well-informed and is not easily discouraged.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Pamphlets; Mammals; United States. Division of Biological Survey; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944

Date: 1902-05-12

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