James E. Babb Memorial collection 1860-1942


James E. Babb Memorial collection 1860-1942

A double collection of the papers of James Elisha Babb, a lawyer prominent in Idaho politics, and of his father-in-law, Charles Johnson Tinkham. Babb's correspondence, which was devoted largely to politics, included both local and nationally prominent figures. Among the most important were William E. Borah, with whom he corresponded from 1898 to 1933 on issues such as women's suffrage, the League of Nations and the Roosevelt Administration; and William Jennings Bryan, who wrote between 1880 and 1924. Of particular interest are Bryan's early letters explaining his reasons for entering politics and his letters in the 1920s defending fundamentalist Christianity. Charles Johnson Tinkham's papers are significant for his own Civil War letters and those from his fellow soldiers and officers in the Union Army. Included also in his papers are miscellaneous official documents relating to his war service and an autograph collection.

1.5 linear feet (4 boxes, 1 folio)


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Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925

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William Jennings Bryan (March 19, 1860 – July 26, 1925) was an American orator and politician from Nebraska. Beginning in 1896, he emerged as a dominant force in the Democratic Party, running three times as the party's nominee for President of the United States in the 1896, 1900, and 1908 elections. He also served in the United States House of Representatives and as the United States Secretary of State under Woodrow Wilson. Just before his death, he gained national attention for attacking the te...

Banks, Nathaniel Prentice, 1816-1894

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Nathaniel Prentice (or Prentiss) Banks (January 30, 1816 – September 1, 1894) was an American politician from Massachusetts and a Union general during the Civil War. A millworker by background, Banks was prominent in local debating societies, and his oratorical skills were noted by the Democratic Party. However, his abolitionist views fitted him better for the nascent Republican Party, through which he became Speaker of the United States House of Representatives and Governor of Massachusetts ...

Mckinley, William, 1843-1901

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Headley, J. T., 1813-1897

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Jolson, Al, 1886-1950

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Composer. From the description of Autograph note signed : [New York], to Irene [Gallagher], 1921 Jan. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270914110 Although many people view Al Jolson as little more than a singer of long ago, the voice of "The Jazz Singer", the first full-length 'talking movie", he was known as The World's Greatest Entertainer, a superstar before the word was coined, a man whose musical heritage created much of the entertainment industry we know today. His car...

League of Nations

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Borah, William Edgar, 1865-1940

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Tinkham, Charles Johnson, 1825-1891.

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Franklin, William Buel, 1823-1903

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Educated West Point, graduated 1843. Served in Mexican-American War, as Professor at West Point for three years and as an engineer until the outbreak of the Civil War. As a Union Army General, he saw action at Antietam and Fredericksburg. After the war he became manager of Colt Firearms. From the description of W. B. Franklin letter to Col. George E. Waring, Jr. [manuscript], 1870 Jul 1. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 225134864 Army officer. From t...

Babb, James E. (James Elisha), 1864-1934

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James Elisha Babb practiced law in Chicago, 1882-1892; in 1892 he moved to Lewiston, Idaho and praticed law there. From the description of James E. Babb Memorial collection, 1860-1942 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702165962 James Elisha Babb practiced law in Chicago, 1882-1892; in 1892 he moved to Lewiston, Idaho, and practiced law there. James Elisha Babb was born on 1864 January 11, the son of Milton and Elizabeth (Littler) Babb. Rais...

Jay, John, 1817-1894

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Grandson of John Jay, active in anti-slavery movement, organizer of Republican Party in New York, U.S. minister to Austria. From the description of Letters to H.H. Boyesen and Rufus W. Griswold, II, 1851-1890. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 64433472 Lawyer, diplomat, and reformer. From the description of Letters of John Jay, 1878-1885. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79423666 American lawyer and diplomat. From the description of...

Crawford, Jr., Samuel Wylie, 1829-1892

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Crawford was born in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1846 and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1850. He joined the U.S. Army as an assistant surgeon in 1851 and served in that capacity for ten years. Crawford was the surgeon on duty at Fort Sumter, South Carolina, during the Confederate bombardment in 1861, which represented the start of the Civil War. Despite his purely medical background, he was in command of several of ...

Capen, Nahum, 1804-1886

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Chafee, Adna Romanza, 1884-1941.

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Dupont, Pierre, 1821-1870

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Pierre Dupont was a writer, poet and musician. He was particularly known for writing poems and songs. From the description of Autographed poem "Le chant des ouvriers," ca. 1855-1856. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155887307 ...

Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born on January 30, 1882, in Hyde Park, New York. He was the son of James (lawyer, financier) and Sara (Delano) Roosevelt. He married Anna Eleanor Roosevelt on March 17, 1905, and had six children: Anna, James, Franklin, Elliott, Franklin Jr., John. He received his B.A. from Harvard in 1904 and later attended Columbia University Law School. Roosevelt was admitted to the Bar in 1907 and worked for the Carter, Ledyard, and Milburn firm in New York City from 1907 to 19...

Barnard, John G., 1815-1882

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Cantor, Eddie, 1892-1964

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Cantor was born Edward Israel Iskowitz on Jan. 31, 1892 in NYC; he was orphaned at age of two and raised by his grandmother; was a vaudeville performer and singing waiter; appeared in Gus Edwards' Kid Kabaret; appeared in Ziegfeld's Midnight frolics in 1916; became star in successive Ziegfeld follies, 1917-1919, and also starred in the producer's shows, Kid Boots and Whoopee; starred in two silent films, Kid Boots (1926) and Special delivery (1927); had own radio show through the 1930s, and was ...

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Lyon, Caleb, 1822-1875

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