The Elmer E. Robinson manuscript collection of American history and government, 1764-1944.

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Robinson, Elmer E., 1894-1982. The Elmer E. Robinson manuscript collection of American history and government, 1764-1944.

The Elmer E. Robinson manuscript collection of American history and government, 1764-1944.

Letters, autographs, account books, and printed material by or about noted figures in American history and politics. Also includes material of general historical or political interest.

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Knox, Frank, 1874-1944

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William Franklin "Frank" Knox (January 1, 1874 – April 28, 1944) was an American politician, newspaper editor and publisher. He was also the Republican vice presidential candidate in 1936, and Secretary of the Navy under Franklin D. Roosevelt during most of World War II. On December 7, 1941, Knox flanked by his assistant John O’Keefe walked into Roosevelt's White House study at approximately 1:30 p.m. EST announcing that Japan had attacked Pearl Harbor. Knox was mentioned by name in Adolf Hitler...

Hancock, Winfield Scott, 1824-1886

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Hamlin, Hannibal, 1809-1891

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Hannibal Hamlin (August 27, 1809 – July 4, 1891) was an American attorney and politician from the state of Maine. In a public service career that spanned over 50 years, he served as the 15th vice president of the United States. The first Republican to hold the office, Hamlin served from 1861 to 1865. He is considered among the most influential politicians to have come from Maine. A native of Paris, Maine (part of Massachusetts until 1820), Hamlin managed his father's farm before becoming a ne...

Mellon, Andrew William, 1855-1937

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Andrew William Mellon (b. March 24, 1855, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-d. August 26, 1937, Southampton, New York), was a banker, industrialist, and politician. He was Secretary of the Treasury under President Harding, and remained in that office under President Coolidge. He served as Ambassador to Great Britain from April 9, 1932 until March 17, 1933....

Perkins, George C. (George Clement), 1839-1923

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Perkins was a politician and a businessman, of Calif. He served as governor (1880-1883) and U.S. Senator (1893-1915). From the description of George C. Perkins family papers, 1873-1931 (bulk 1873-1920). (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 122441455 ...

Longfellow, Zilrah.

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Hamilton, John D., 1935-

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Title: 1st Baron Belhaven British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001299.0x000130 Hull was an army officer and, later, territorial governor of Michigan. His surrender of Detroit on Aug. 16, 1812 shocked the American public, triggering a court-martial. Although found guilty, Hull was pardoned for his revolutionary services. Meigs was territorial judge (1798) and a legislator of Ohio (1799-1801), the first Chief Justice ...

Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872

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Lawyer, politician, and statesman; principle residence and law practice was in Auburn, New York; Governor of New York State, 1838-1842; United State Senator, 1849-1861; U.S. Secretary of State, 1861-1869. From the description of Collection, 1828-1936; bulk 1828-1873. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 50872192 New York lawyer and U.S. Senator who served as Secretary of State for Abraham Lincoln. From the description of Letters, 1852-1888. (Abraham Linc...

Jones, John P. (John Percival), 1829-1912

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John Percival Jones, born in Herefordshire, England, in 1829, grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, before migrating west during the 1849 gold rush. Jones served as a U.S. Senator for the state of Nevada for thirty years (1873-1903). From the description of John P. Jones autograph, between 1873 and 1903. (Rhinelander District Library). WorldCat record id: 762831613 John P. Jones, mining investor and land speculator, earned his fortune in the silver mines of western Nevada after an uns...

Young, Clement Calhoun, 1869-1947.

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Biography Clement Calhoun Young was born in New Hampshire on April 28, 1869, and moved to California with his family the following year. He taught at Lowell High School in San Francisco, serving as head of the English Department and becoming the author of a textbook on English. In 1902 he married Lyla J. Vincent in San Francisco. He resigned from school work in 1906 and went into real estate development. He served in the California State Asse...

Daughters of the American Revolution.

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D. A. R. chapters from Washington, DC and surrounding areas. From the description of Papers, 1948-1949. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 36009706 ...

Bullitt, William C. (William Christian), 1891-1967

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William Christian Bullitt (b. Jan. 25, 1891, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-d. Feb. 1967), was Ambassador to the U.S.S.R. from 1933 to 1936, and to France from 1936 to 1941. He was ambassador at large in 1941 and 1942, and special assistant to the Secretary of the Navy in 1942 and 1943. He began his career at the State Department in 1917 where he also served as an attaché to the American Commission to Negotiate Peace at the end of World War I. In 1944 he joined the French Army and was a major in the...

Rickard, T. A. (Thomas Arthur), 1864-1953

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Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874

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Massachusetts lawyer and U.S. Senator, 1851-1874. He was an ardent abolitionist who attacked the south in his "crime against Kansas" speech in 1856. Two days later he was assaulted in the Senate, receiving injuries that took him years to recover from. From the description of Letters, 1858-1869. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 55768315 Born in Boston, Mass., the U.S. statesman Charles Sumner studied law at Harvard and practiced law in his native ci...

Cottrell, Edwin A. (Edwin Angell), 1881-

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Tunney, Gene, 1897-1978

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Hopkins, Harry L. (Harry Lloyd), 1890-1946

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Harry Lloyd Hopkins (1890-1946) was born in Sioux City, Iowa. After graduation from Grinnell College in 1912, he became a social worker in New York City with the Christadora Settlement House and the Association for Improving the Conditions of the Poor (AICP). He was Executive Secretary of the New York Board of Child Welfare from 1915 to 1917 and worked for the American Red Cross in New Orleans and Atlanta from 1917 to 1921, when he rejoined the AICP in New York as Assistant Director. He headed t...

Mitchell, William D. (William De Witt), 1874-

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Seward, Frederick William, 1830-1915

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Lawyer; Assistant Secretary of State under Lincoln; son of William Henry Seward. From the description of Collection, 1864-1906. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 50991907 American lawyer and politician who served as the acting secretary of state under the Lincoln, Johnson, and Hayes administrations. From the description of Autobiography, ca. 1870. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122550831 Brother of William H. Seward, Secretary of State for Ab...

Mills, Ogden Livingston, 1884-

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U.S. representative from New York and U.S. secretary of the treasury; died 1937. From the description of Papers of Ogden Livingston Mills, 1920-1939 (bulk 1926-1933). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71009862 ...

Meredith, Edwin Thomas, 1876-1928,

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Founder of the magazine, "Better Homes and Gardens," (1924), Meredith was very active in the publishing world. Always interested in politics he was appointed Secretary of Agriculture in 1920. During his political career Meredith was an ardent supporter and champion of farm relief, tax and tariff reform, prohibition, military preparedness, and arid land development. From the description of Papers of Edwin T. Meredith, 1898-1949. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 2330...

Schley, Winfield Scott, 1839-1911

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Young, Owen D., 1874-1962

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Owen D. Young was born on October 27, 1874 in VanHornesville, New York, educated at St. Lawrence University and Boston University. His travels took him all over the United States and Eruope. He died July 11, 1962 in St. Augustine and is buried in VanHornesville, New York. From the description of Owen D. Young Collection, 1874-1962. (St. Lawrence University). WorldCat record id: 39776049 Lawyer. Young (1874-1962) graduated from St. Lawrence University...

Shields, Daniel L., 1955-

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Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897

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George Maxwell Robeson, lawyer, attorney-general of New Jersey, Congressman from New Jersey, and secretary of the navy was born in Warren County, NJ. He graduated with high honors from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1847. Robeson studied law, and was appointed by Governor Newell as prosecutor of Camden County. In 1867 he was appointed attorney-general of New Jersey by Governor Marcus Ward; and in 1869 Robeson was appointed secretary of the navy by President Ulysses Grant...

Hunt, William Henry, 1790-1864

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Epithet: water-colour painter British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001031.0x00028f Watercolor painter. From the description of Letter : London, to R. Crofts, [18?̲̲] Oct. 12. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 28274578 ...

Fienn, James.

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The location where this was written is difficult to determine, although as both pounds and dollars are used, it is probably North American. From the description of Account book, 1803-1805. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122369469 ...

Robinson, Elmer E. (Elmer Edwin), 1894-

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Mayor of San Francisco (Calif.). From the description of Papers of Elmer E. Robinson, 1951. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450167 Robinson was San Francisco's 33rd mayor, serving two terms beginning January 1948 and ending January 1956. From the description of Elmer E. Robinson papers, 1935-1982 (bulk 1947-1956). (San Francisco Public Library). WorldCat record id: 49659137 Biographical/Historical note ...

Wilbur, Ray L. (Ray Lyman), 1875-1949

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Ray Lyman Wilbur (1875-1949), physician and educator, served as the U.S. Secretary of the Interior from 1929 to 1933. From the description of Wilbur, Ray L. (Ray Lyman), 1875-1949 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10582818 American educator; United States secretary of the interior, 1929-1933; president, Stanford University, 1916-1943. From the description of Ray Lyman Wilbur papers, 1906-1964. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754867219 ...

Stimson, Henry L. (Henry Lewis), 1867-1950

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Henry Lewis Stimson, the politician, was one of Eleanor Stimson Brooks's cousins. He took an interest in the family and had given her support throughout Van Wyck's struggles with depression (1926-1930). From the description of Correspondence to Charles Van Wyck Brooks, 1930-1945. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 191821881 Stimson served as U.S. Secretary of war (1911-1913, 1940-1945), was governor general of the Philippine Islands (1927-1929) and U.S...

Warren, Earl, 1891-1974

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Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. From the description of Earl Warren papers, 1864-1974 (bulk 1953-1974). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982564 Biographical Note 1891, May 19 Born, Los Angeles, Calif. 1912 B.A., University of California, Berkeley, Calif. ...

McAdoo, W. G. (William Gibbs), 1863-1941

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Lawyer, business executive, Democratic Party leader, U.S. secretary of the treasury, Director General of Railroads, and U.S. senator from California. From the description of Papers of William Gibbs McAdoo, 1786-1941 (bulk 1880-1941). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71063506 McAdoo was born near Marietta, Cobb County, GA, on Oct. 31, 1863; attended the Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville; admitted to TN bar in 1885 and began law practice in Chattanooga, TN; moved to NYC, 1892; devel...

Straus, Oscar S. (Oscar Solomon), 1850-1926

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Secretary of the Department of Labor and Commerce, 1906-1909. From the description of Letter, 1906 Nov. 7, New York, to Lee M. Friedman, Boston. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 174212191 American ambassador and government official. From the description of Papers, 1869-1947. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122589779 Attorney, businessman, public official, diplomat, U.S. secretary of commerce and labor, and author...

Hooker, Frances L.

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La Follette, Robert M. (Robert Marion), 1895-1953

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Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964

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Herbert Clark Hoover (b. August 10, 1874, Iowa-d. October 20, 1964), thirty-first president of the United States, was born in Iowa, and was orphaned as a child. A Quaker known from his childhood as "Bert" to his friends, he began a career as a mining engineer soon after graduating from Stanford University in 1895. Within twenty years he had used his engineering knowledge and business acumen to make a fortune as an independent mining consultant. In 1914 Hoover administered the American Relief Com...

Curtis, Charles, 1860-1936

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Charles Curtis "God-Sent into Politics" A champion jockey in his youth, Charles Curtis recalled that once before a race in Texas, a horse owner called him over for final instructions. The man, seated with a rifle across his lap, said, "Son, the last dollar I have in the world is on this race. If you don't win, don't stop when you cross the finish line. Keep right on going." Curtis won that race and many more. Famous for his one-eighth Native American ancestry, he rose to prominence in the ...

Ford foundation

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Philanthropic organization established in 1936 by Henry and Edsel Ford from profits of the Ford Motor Company. From the description of Grant files, [ca. 1936-1986]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155532303 ...

Brown, Walter F. (Walter Folger), 1869-1961

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Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898

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American statesman. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Wilmington, Del., to [Henry Morrison] Flagler, 1884 Sept. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270672065 Epithet: American statesman British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000613.0x000223 Diplomat and statesman; U.S. senator (1869-1885); U.S. secretary of state (1885-1888); of Wilmington, Del. From the descriptio...

Lewis, Joseph, 1772-1834

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Henry H. Cox came to America in 1799 from Dunmanway, County Cork, Ireland. He settled in Chester County, became a member of the Society of Friends and returned to Ireland in 1817. From the description of Memorial of Henry Hamilton Cox, 1881. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122540352 U.S. representative of Virginia. From the description of Letter of Joseph Lewis, 1814. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71015018 ...

Lincoln, F. W.

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Kaleleonalani, Emma, Queen of Hawaii.

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Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946

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First director, United States Forest Service (1905). He changed the name of protected "forest preserves" to "national forests" and advocated a controversial "wise use" policy for the resources of the national forests, whereby a greater use of forest resources, such as tree harvests and grazing rights could be permitted. From the description of Correspondence, 1905-1945. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 40804560 Forester and governor of Pennsylvania. F...

Stone, Harlan Fiske, 1872-1946

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Four page letter written by Harlan Fiske Stone to Judge Groner. Stone describes his vacation in Franconia, NH and compares it with an earlier vacation spent in Colorado Springs, CO. From the description of Letter : Peckett's On-Sugar-Hill, Franconia, NH to Judge Groner, 1943 August 16. (Manchester City Library). WorldCat record id: 31855921 U.S. attorney general, associate and chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, and educator. From the description of Harlan F...