Correspondence, 1916-1928.

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Correspondence, 1916-1928.

Chiefly letters from notable literary and political figures and foreign dignitaries invited to speak at Oratorical Association Lectures. A 1924 series of letters is from churchmen sought as speakers for the Wesleyan Guild lecture series. Include also are letter from 3 University of Michigan presidents and a regent, and a group of letters on miscellaneous subjects.

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Mencken, H.L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956

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Henry Louis "H. L." Mencken (September 12, 1880 - January 29, 1956), was an American journalist, essayist, magazine editor, satirist, acerbic critic of American life and culture, and a student of American English. Mencken, known as the "Sage of Baltimore", is regarded as one of the most influential American writers and prose stylists of the first half of the 20th century. Mencken worked as a reporter and drama critic for the Baltimore Morning Herald from 1899 to 1906. From 190...

Davis, John W. (John William), 1873-1955

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John William Davis (April 13, 1873 – March 24, 1955) was an American politician, diplomat and lawyer. He served under President Woodrow Wilson as the Solicitor General of the United States and the United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom. He was the Democratic nominee for president in 1924 and lost to Republican incumbent Calvin Coolidge. Born and raised in West Virginia, Davis briefly worked as a teacher before beginning his long legal career. Davis's father, John J. Davis, had been a ...

Hughes, Charles Evans, 1862-1948

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Charles Evans Hughes Sr. (April 11, 1862 – August 27, 1948) was an American statesman, Republican Party politician, and the 11th Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. He was also the 36th Governor of New York, the Republican nominee in the 1916 presidential election, and the 44th United States Secretary of State. Born to a Welsh immigrant preacher and his wife in Glens Falls, New York, Hughes pursued a legal career in New York City. After working in private practice for several ye...

Dawes, Charles Gates, 1865-1951

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Charles Gates Dawes (August 27, 1865 – April 23, 1951) was an American banker, general, diplomat, composer, and Republican politician who was the 30th vice president of the United States from 1925 to 1929. For his work on the Dawes Plan for World War I reparations, he was a co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1925. Born in Marietta, Ohio, Dawes attended Cincinnati Law School before beginning a legal career in Lincoln, Nebraska. After serving as a gas plant executive, he managed William M...

Baker, Newton Diehl, 1871-1937

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Newton Diehl Baker Jr. (December 3, 1871 – December 25, 1937) was an American lawyer, Georgist, politician, and government official. He served as the 37th mayor of Cleveland, Ohio from 1912 to 1915. As U.S. Secretary of War from 1916 to 1921, Baker presided over the United States Army during World War I. Born in Martinsburg, West Virginia, Baker established a legal practice in Cleveland after graduating from Washington and Lee University School of Law. He became progressive Democratic ally of...

University of Michigan. Oratorical Association.

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Jusserand, J. J. (Jean Jules), 1855-1932

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Jusserand was a French author and diplomat who was the French minister to Washington, 1902-1925. From the description of [Letters to] Prof. Yeomans / Jusserand. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 501844336 Jean Jules Jusserand was a French diplomat and author. He was ambassador to the United States from 1902 to 1925. A close friend of every U.S. President during that period, he did much to promote friendly Franco-American relations and to win the United States to the Allie...

Stout, Robert, 1844-1930

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Angell, James Rowland, 1869-1949

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Professor at the University of Chicago, later President of Yale University. From the description of James Rowland Angell letters, 1880-1945. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34418550 Born May 8, 1869, Burlington, Vermont; psychologist, educator; B.A., University of Michigan, 1890, M.A. 1891; M.A., Harvard, 1892; taught at the University of Chicago and was acting president, 1918-1919; president of the Carnegie Corporation, 1920-1921; president of Yale University,...

Srinivasa Sastri, V. S. (Valangaiman Sankaranarayana), 1869-1946

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Taft, William Howard, 1857-1930

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William Howard Taft (1857-1930) was an American politician who served as U.S. President (1908-1912) and Chief Justitce of the Supreme Court (1921-1930). 1857 Born in Cincinnati, Ohio on September 15th 1878 Graduated from Yale University 1880 Graduated from Cincinnati Law School ...

Copeland, Royal S. (Royal Samuel), 1868-1938

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Professor of homeopathic medicine at University of Michigan, mayor of Ann Arbor, Michigan, dean of the New York Homeopathic Medical College and director of Flower Hospital, New York City Commissioner of Public Health, and Democratic U.S. Senator from New York, 1923-1938. From the description of Royal Samuel Copeland papers, 1892-1938. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34419687 Professor of homoeopathic medicine at University of Michigan, mayor of Ann Arbor, Michi...

Breshko-Breshkovskai︠a︡, Ekaterina Konstantinovna, 1844-1934

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Russian Partii︠a︡ Sot︠s︡ialistov-Revoli︠u︡t︠s︡ionerov leader. From the description of Ekaterina Konstantinovna Breshko-Breshkovskai︠a︡ miscellaneous papers, 1919-1934. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754866908 Ekaterina Breshko-Breshkovska︠i︡a (1844-1934), whose anglicized name was Catherine Breshkovsky, was a member of the Social Revolutionary Party in Russia. After the 1917 Revolution, she left for Prague where she was active in efforts to aid the Russian refugee community....

Wesleyan Guild (Ann Arbor)

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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...

Hough, Lynn Harold, 1877-1971

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Held several pastorates in the Methodist Church; left the role of active pastor in 1914 to become professor of historical theology at Garrett Biblical Institute; served as fourteenth president of Northwestern University from 1919 to 1920. From the description of Lynn H. Hough Papers, 1919-1955. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122275461 Lynn Harold Hough was born on September 10, 1877, in Cadiz, Ohio, son of Franklin M. and Eunice Richey (Giles) Hough. He served as the 14th Pr...

Fosdick, Harry Emerson, 1878-1969

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Rufus Ivory Cole served as the the director and physician-in-charge (1909-1937) of the Hospital of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, the first hospital in the United States devoted primarily to the investigation of disease. Cole's medical research centered on problems relating to immunity to diseases of the respiratory system, particularly pneumonia From the guide to the Rufus Ivory Cole papers, ca. 1900-1966, 1900-1966, (American Philosophical Society) Ordaine...

Burton, Theodore E. (Theodore Elijah), 1851-1929

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U.S. Representative (1889-91, 1895-1909, and 1921-28) and Senator (1909-15 and 1928-29) from Cleveland, Ohio. While in Congress, Burton was involved in a number of important issues of the day, and was also a prominent figure in Republican Party politics. He maintained a lifelong involvement in the international peace movement. Burton was a candidate in the 1907 Cleveland mayoral election, losing to Democrat Tom L. Johnson. A bachelor, he was close to his niece, Grace Burton, who became a politic...

Root, Elihu, 1845-1937

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Elihu Root, born in Clinton, NY, attended Hamilton College (A.B., 1864, A.M. in course, 1867) and University Law School of New York. He served as member Alaskan Boundary Tribunal; United States District Attorney, Southern New York, 1883 - 85; Secretary of War, 1899 - 1904; Secretary of State, 1905 - 09; U.S. Senator from New York, 1909 - 15; Senior Counsel for the U.S., North Atlantic Fisheries Arbitration, The Hague, 1910; Ambassador at Head of Special Diplomatic Mission to Russia, 1...

Lansing, Robert, 1864-1928

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United States secretary of state, 1915-1920. From the description of Robert Lansing miscellaneous papers, 1916-1927. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754866993 Robert Lansing (b. Oct. 17, 1864, Watertown, New York-d. Oct. 30, 1928, New York, New York) was an American lawyer and politician who served as Legal Advisor to the State Department at the outbreak of World War I, and then as Secretary of State under President Woodrow Wilson from 1915 to 1920. He was married to Eleanor ...

Jefferson, Charles Edward, 1860-1937

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Congregational clergyman. From the description of Papers, 1898-1929. (American Congregational Association). WorldCat record id: 70973232 ...

Trueblood, Thomas C. (Thomas Clarkson), 1856-1951

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Prof. of Oratory, Head of Speech Dept., University of Michigan, 1889-1926. From the description of Correspondence, 1916-1928. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34364982 Professor of Speech at University of Michigan. From the description of Thomas Clarkson Trueblood papers, 1886-1946. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34419975 ...

Denby, Edwin, 1870-1929

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Edwin Denby (February 18, 1870 - February 8, 1929) was an American lawyer and politician who served as Secretary of the Navy in the administrations of Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge from 1921 to 1924. He also played a notable role in the infamous Teapot Dome scandal which took place during the Harding presidency. From the description of Letter, November 22, 1923. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 18168841 U.S. Congressman, 1905-1911; and U.S. Secretary of the N...

Couzens, James, 1872-1936

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U.S. senator from Michigan, mayor of Detroit, Michigan, and industrialist. From the description of James Couzens papers, 1903-1940. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982271 Detroit Mayor and civic leader, U.S. Senator, Ford Motor Co. executive James Couzens was born in Chatham, Ont., Aug. 26, 1872, son of James J. and Emma (Clift) Couzens; married Margaret A. Manning, Aug. 31, 1898. Began the manufacture of automobiles in 1903 ; vice-president, genera...

Hughes, William Morris, 1864-1952

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Politician. Federal MP 1901-1951, Prime Minister of Australia 1915-1923. See entry in "Australian dictionary of Biography", Vol. 9, p. 393-401. From the description of "The splendid adventure": autographed book by W.M. Hughes [manuscript]. 1929-1932. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225851140 Epithet: Prime Minister of Australia British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000352.0x000210 Poli...

Stone, Ralph, 1868-1957

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Detroit, Michigan, banker, alumnus and regent of University of Michigan. From the description of Ralph Stone papers, 1882-1956. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34421652 ...

Dukes, Paul, 1889-1967

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British secret service agent and author; member, Anglo-Russian Commission, 1915-1918; chief of British intelligence in Russia, 1918-1919. From the description of Sir Paul Dukes papers, 1918-1969. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754872375 ...

Angell, James Burrill, 1829-1916

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American educator who served as the president of the University of Michigan. From the description of Letter, 1904. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367566221 President of the University of Michigan, minister to China and Turkey. From the description of James Burrill Angell papers, 1845-1916. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34419061 Editor of Providence Journal, 1860-1866. From the description of Letter, [ca.1860-1866], Providence,...

Hutchins, Harry B. (Harry Burns), 1847-1930

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Professor of law and president of the University of Michigan. From the description of Harry Burns Hutchins papers, 1879-1930. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34423004 Harry Burns Hutchins was born in Lisbon, N.H., in 1847 and received his preparatory education in the east. However, from the time he entered the University of Michigan as an undergraduate, his life and work were closely tied to Michigan. He was the first student to receive a degree fr...

Galsworthy, John, 1867-1933

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Novelist. From the description of Letters, 1900-1932. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 708580518 From the description of Papers, 1925-1933. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 708580524 John Galsworthy was an English dramatist and novelist. Educated as a barrister at Harrow and New College, Oxford, he instead decided to travel, attending to his family's shipping business abroad, and then began writing. His first book, From the Four Winds, was a collec...

Black, Hugh, 1868-

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Dodge, Horace E. (Horace Elgin), 1868-1920

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Meagher, Richard Denis, 1866-1931.

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Beveridge, Albert J. (Albert Jeremiah), 1862-1927

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Lawyer; Indiana senator, 1899-1911; historian and author; Abraham Lincoln biographer. From the description of Correspondence, 1924-1928. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 27159077 From the description of Letters: to Jesse W. Weik, 1924-1927. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 27159080 Beveridge was an Indianapolis, Ind. lawyer, politician, and historical writer. He was elected to the U.S. Senate for two terms, and a...

Newton, Joseph Fort, 1876-1950

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Joseph Fort Newton was a protestant clergyman and author. He was associated with Saint James Church and the Church of Saint Luke and the Epiphany, both of Philadelphia. From the description of Papers, 1919-1950 (inclusive), 1930-1950 (bulk). (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122347600 ...

Borah, William Edgar, 1865-1940

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Lawyer and U.S. senator from Idaho. From the description of William Edgar Borah papers, 1905-1940 (bulk 1912-1940). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70979901 U.S. senator from Idaho. From the description of Letter, 1929 Oct. 12, Washington D.C., to Perry Walton, Boston. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 184904148 Attorney in Boise, Idaho; United States senator from Idaho, 1907-1940. From the description of Correspondence, 1902-1932. (Idah...

Brown, Charles Reynolds, 1862-1950

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Charles Reynolds Brown graduated from University of Iowa in 1886 and studied Theology at Boston University. He was Dean of the Yale divinity school from 1911-1928. From the description of Manuscript. The living Christ--an Easter sermon. ca. 1929. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 148140810 Charles Reynolds Brown was born in Bethany, West Virginia on October 1, 1862. He was educated at the University of Iowa and Boston University, and received several honora...

Ferris, Woodbridge N., 1853-1928

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Michigan Democratic governor, 1913-1917, U.S. Senator, 1922-1928, and founder of Ferris Industrial School (later Ferris Institute). From the description of Woodbridge N. Ferris papers, 1878-1940. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 154302100 Governor of Michigan 1913-1916; U.S. Senator 1922-1928. From the description of Woodbridge Nathan Ferris correspondence, 1914 March 12. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 430035096 ...

Burton, Marion Le Roy, 1874-1925

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President of University of Michigan, 1920-1925. From the description of Marion LeRoy Burton papers, 1895-1925. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 80711269 From the description of Marion LeRoy Burton papers, 1901-1925. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34422205 M. L. Burton was president of the University of Minnesota from 1917 to 1920. From the description of M.L. Burton papers, 1917-1920. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). Wo...

Ade, George, 1866-1944

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Hoosier journalist, humorist, and playwright best known for his Chicago Record column, "Stories of the streets and of the town," which was illustrated by John T. McCutcheon; for his syndicated "Fables in slang;" and for his Broadway plays including The college widow and The county chairman. From the description of George Ade papers, 1871-1970. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 41996200 George Ade was born in Kentland, Indiana. He graduated from Purdue University in 188...

Borden, Robert Laird, Sir, 1854-1937

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Sir Robert Laird Borden was a Canadian political leader and prime minister between 1911-1920. He guided Canada through World War I and, through astute bargaining, achieved equal status for Canada with England within the Commonwealth. From the description of Robert Laird Borden papers. 1886-1937. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 225144426 Robert Laird Borden was born in Grand Pr,̌ Nova Scotia in 1854. Educated in his home province, Borden accepted a teaching position in New Jer...

Cadman, S. Parkes (Samuel Parkes), 1864-1936

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Pastor of Central Church, Brooklyn, New York; Radio Minister of the Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America. From the description of Letter to Mrs. J. Malcolm Forbes, 1931 December 31. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 53891030 S. Parkes Cadman (1864-1936) was an American clergyman, newspaper columnist, and radio personality. He was a radio pioneer, one of the first Christian ministers to begin broadcasting sermons in the 1920s. He was known for his prom...