Incoming Correspondence Series 1848-1919, undated 1894-1918.


Incoming Correspondence Series 1848-1919, undated 1894-1918.

The incoming correspondence deals primarily with Tillman's senatorial years, 1894-1918. Included is correspondence from constituents regarding issues such as railroad regulation, race relations, the Dispensary Law, a variety of controversies with Presidents McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt, and the proposed repeal of tariffs on lumber from Canada; appointments to the military academies; and requests for positions in the federal and state governments as well as letters regarding positions at Clemson College. There is also correspondence regarding operations and construction activity at Clemson College, primarily from President Walter Marritt Riggs. Important correspondents include President Woodrow Wilson, Circuit Solicitor J. William Thurmond, Franklin Roosevelt, South Carolina Governors Miles B. McSweeney, Duncan C. Heyward, and Cole Blease, R.G. Rhett, Mayor of Charleston, Congressman James F. Byrnes, George Legare, Asbury C. Latimer, and William Jasper Talbert, and Clemson College Presidents Walter Merritt Riggs, P.H. Mell, and Henry S. Hartzog. There is also correspondence with his children Ben, Henry, and Sallie May. Most of the correspondence is of a political nature. The processor's notes identify the location of many prominent correspondents.

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