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Letter from Henry Franklin Auten to Theodore Roosevelt

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Henry Franklin Auten recommends John W. Casteel of the Census Bureau and encloses a letter of recommendation from Powell Clayton. Auten requests that Vice President Roosevelt say a word on Casteel's behalf to Director Merriam.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Employees--Appointment, qualifications, tenure, etc.; Employment references; United States. Bureau of the Census; Merriam, William Rush, 1849-1931; Clayton, Powell, 1833-1914; Casteel, John W.

Date: 1901-08-27

Letter from Nicholas Murray Butler to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Nicholas Murray Butler is concerned about the immigration service which he believes is one of the most important offices in the government. Butler agrees that Superintendent Fitchie shouldn't be retained and also suggests an investigation into the New York office and the Washington, D.C., office under Commissioner Powderly. Butler believes that Edward F. McSweeney is the strongest man in the immigration service.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Emigration and immigration--Government policy; Emigration and immigration--Political aspects; Immigration enforcement; Governmental investigations; United States. Bureau of Immigration; Fitchie, Thomas; Powderly, Terence Vincent, 1849-1924; McSweeney, Edward F. (Edward Francis), 1864-; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910

Date: 1901-10-07

Letter from Thomas St. John Gaffney to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Thomas St. John Gaffney urges President Roosevelt to appoint Joseph M. Dickey as commissioner of immigration. Should Roosevelt do so, Gaffney is interested in Dickey's current position as United States Shipping Commissioner.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Employees--Appointment, qualifications, tenure, etc.; United States. Bureau of Immigration; Dickey, Joseph M., 1847-1925

Date: 1901-10-07

Letter from Terence Vincent Powderly to George B. Cortelyou

Description:

Terence Vincent Powderly encloses a letter written by George E. Matthews. Powderly states Mr. De Barry's transfer order was suspended while he was out of the office, but De Barry needs to be removed from his position in Buffalo, New York. Powderly encourages George B. Cortelyou to ignore any letters written on De Barry's behalf.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Employees--Appointment, qualifications, tenure, etc.; New York (State)--Buffalo; United States. Bureau of Immigration; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1901-10-26

Letter from William Alexander Gaston to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

William Alexander Gaston supports the reappointment of Edward F. McSweeney and suggests that President Roosevelt investigate McSweeney's record before making a decision.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Employment references; Employees--Appointment, qualifications, tenure, etc.; United States. Bureau of Immigration; McSweeney, Edward F. (Edward Francis), 1864-

Date: 1901-11-04

Letter from William Alexander Gaston to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

William Alexander Gaston supports the reappointment of Edward F. McSweeney and suggests that President Roosevelt investigate McSweeney's record before making a decision.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Employees--Appointment, qualifications, tenure, etc.; United States. Bureau of Immigration; McSweeney, Edward F. (Edward Francis), 1864-

Date: 1901-11-04

Memorandum from William Loeb to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

William Loeb forwards a newspaper article sent by Harry Brown regarding conditions in the Immigration Bureau. Loeb explained to Brown how he was "scooped" on the news of the appointment of Nevada N. Stranahan.

Resource Type: Memorandum

Subject: Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Press and politics; United States. Bureau of Immigration; Stranahan, Nevada N., 1861-1928

Date: 1901-11-20

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to St. Clair McKelway

Description:

President Roosevelt may appoint Gorge H. Roberts as postmaster in Brooklyn, New York, and then appoint an "absolutely new man" as Immigration Commissioner. He asks St. Clair McKelway for recommendations.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Employees--Appointment, qualifications, tenure, etc.; Employment references; Postmasters--Selection and appointment; New York (State)--New York--Brooklyn; United States. Bureau of Immigration; Woodruff, Timothy L. (Timothy Lester), 1858-1913

Date: 1901-11-21

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Nicholas Murray Butler

Description:

President Roosevelt asks Nicholas Murray Butler his opinion on potential appointees to the United States Immigration Bureau. Roosevelt believes there needs to be radical change in the bureau.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Employees--Appointment, qualifications, tenure, etc.; United States. Bureau of Immigration; Fitchie, Thomas; McSweeney, Edward F. (Edward Francis), 1864-; Sheffield, James R. (James Rockwell), 1864-1938

Date: 1901-11-22

Letter from Nicholas Murray Butler to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Nicholas Murray Butler recommends James R. Sheffield for the position of Immigration Commissioner. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Federal government--Officials and employees; Employment references; United States. Bureau of Immigration; Sheffield, James R. (James Rockwell), 1864-1938

Date: 1901-11-26

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