Papers of Elihu Root, 1863-1937 (bulk 1899-1937).

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Root, Elihu, 1845-1937. Papers of Elihu Root, 1863-1937 (bulk 1899-1937).

Papers of Elihu Root, 1863-1937 (bulk 1899-1937).

Correspondence, memoranda, speeches, notes, reports, subject files, financial papers, calendar and appointment books, invitations, and printed materials. Chiefly correspondence and letter books relating to Root's service as U.S. secretary of war (1899-1904), member of the Alaskan Boundary Tribunal (1903), U.S. secretary of state (1905-1909), U.S. senator from New York (1909-1915), president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (1910-1925), U.S. counsel at the North Atlantic fisheries arbitration, Hague, Netherlands (1910), member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (1910), chairman of the board of trustees of Hamilton College, Clinton, N.Y. (1912-1937), chairman of the Republican National Convention (1912), chairman of the board of trustees of the Carnegie Institution of Washington (1913-1937), president of an international tribunal of arbitration concerning church property (1913), president of the New York state constitutional convention (1915), ambassador extraordinary at head of a special diplomatic mission to Russia (1917), member of the International Commission of Jurists reporting on a plan for a Permanent Court of International Justice (1921), commissioner plenipotentiary at the Conference on the Limitation of Armament, Washington, D.C. (1921-1922), and member of the League of Nations Committee of Experts to Revise the World Court Statute (1928-1929). Correspondents include Henry T. Allen, Chandler P. Anderson, Hamilton Fish Armstrong, Newton D. Baker, Mabel T. Boardman, Charles J. Bonaparte, William E. Borah, William Jennings Bryan, James B. Bryce, Nicholas Murray Butler, Andrew Carnegie, Joseph H. Choate, Bainbridge Colby, Calvin Coolidge, George B. Cortelyou, Josephus Daniels, George W. Davis, Charles Dick, Grenville Mellen Dodge, Eric Drummond, Walter E. Edge, George A. Finch, Nathaniel Foote, Lindley M. Garrison, Carter Glass, Adolphus Washington Greely, Lord Grey, Lloyd C. Griscom, Hermann Hagedorn, Warren G. Harding, John Hay, Will H. Hays, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Edward M. House, Manley O. Hudson, Charles Evans Hughes, Cordell Hull, Philip C. Jessup, J. J. Jusserand, Frank B. Kellogg, Frederick P. Keppel, Philander C. Knox, Franklin K. Lane, Robert Lansing, Henry Cabot Lodge, William Loeb, Jr., John Davis Long, Seth Low, William Gibbs McAdoo, Charles Follen McKim, William McKinley, John Bassett Moore, Walter G. F. P. Phillimore, Orville H. Platt, Thomas C. Platt, Redfield Proctor, Theodore Roosevelt, Elihu Root, Jr., Thomas F. Ryan, William C. Sanger, James Brown Scott, Leslie M. Shaw, John Sherman, Francis L. Stetson, Henry L. Stimson, Oscar S. Straus, William H. Taft, James W. Wadsworth, Henry White, George W. Wickersham, Henry Lane Wilson, Huntington Wilson, James Wilson, Woodrow Wilson, Bronson Winthrop, and Leonard Wood.

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Wilson, Henry Lane, 1857-1932

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Henry Lane Wilson was born on November 3, 1857 in Crawfordsville, IN, the son of James Wilson, a congressman, soldier in the Mexican and Civil Wars, and diplomat. He graduated from Wabash College in 1879, read law in Indianapolis, and practiced briefly until 1882, when he became the owner and editor of the Lafayette, Indiana, Journal. In 1885 he and his wife Alice moved to Spokane, WA, where he practiced law and engaged in banking and real estate sales. He prospered until 1893, when the financia...

Scott, James Brown, 1866-1943

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Dick, Charles, 1858-1945

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Knox, Philander C. (Philander Chase), 1853-1921

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Lawyer and public official. From the description of Papers of Philander C. Knox, 1893-1922 (bulk 1901-1921). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79632215 Philander C. Knox (1853-1921) was an attorney and politician from southwest Pennsylvania. Knox served as U.S. Attorney General (1901-1904), U.S. Senator (1904-1909, 1917-1921), and as Secretary of State (1909-1913) under William Howard Taft. From the description of Philander C. Knox letter to N.B. Billingsley, 1882 M...

Ryan, Thomas Fortune, 1851-1928

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Hays, Will H. (Will Harrison), 1879-1954

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Republican politician, namesake of the Hays Code for censorship of American films. Born in Sullivan, Indiana in 1879. Hays served as the Chairman of the Republican National Committee from 1918-1921, managing the successful campaign of Warren G. Harding for the presidency in 1920. Following Harding's election, Hays was appointed Postmaster General in 1921, a post he held until 1922, when he resigned in order to become the first President of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America...

Permanent Court of International Justice

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Bonaparte, Charles J. (Charles Joseph), 1851-1921

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United States Secretary of the Navy under President Theodore Roosevelt. From the description of Charles J. Bonaparte letter, 1905. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 265034455 Lawyer, municipal and civil service reformer, and U.S. attorney general and secretary of the navy. From the description of Charles J. Bonaparte papers, 1760-1921 (bulk 1874-1921). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83459229 Biographical Note ...

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...

Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910

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Thomas Collier Platt was a Republican Senator from New York. It was through his influence in the Republican party that Theodore Roosevelt became William McKinley's running mate in the 1900 presidential election. From the description of Thomas Collier Platt photograph album of Theodore Roosevelt, not before 1905. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612813357 Thomas Collier Platt: clerk of Tioga County (N.Y.), 1859-1961; member of the U.S. House of Representatives, 1873-...

McKim, Charles Follen, 1847-1909

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Architect. From the description of Charles Follen McKim papers, 1838-1929 (bulk 1890-1910). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451752 Architect. Partner of McKim, Mead & White, architectural firm established in New York City in 1879. From the description of Papers 1838-1930 1866-1909. (Boston Public Library). WorldCat record id: 39175400 Biographical Note 1847, Aug...

Wadsworth, James Wolcott, 1846-1926

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Sanger, William C. (William Cary), 1853-1921.

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Allen, Henry T. (Henry Tureman), 1859-1930

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Army officer. From the description of Papers of Henry T. Allen, 1806-1933 [microform]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 66095804 Henry Tureman Allen (1859-1930), U.S. Army officer, was born at Sharpsburg, Kentucky, the thirteenth child and ninth son of Ruben Sanford and Susannah Shumate Allen. The immigrant ancestor on his father''s side went to Virginia in 1636; his mother descended from a Huguenot settler in Virginia whose name, de la Soumatte, was transformed to Shumate. Al...

Cortelyou, George B. (George Bruce), 1862-1940

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Public official and presidential secretary. From the description of George B. Cortelyou papers, 1871-1948 (bulk 1897-1908). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449155 Biographical Note 1862, July 26 Born, New York City, N.Y. 1879 Graduated, Hempstead Institute, Hempstead, Long Island, N.Y. ...

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 ...

Grey of Fallodon, Edward Grey, Viscount, 1862-1933.

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British Liberal statesman, ambassador to U.S., 1919-1920. From the description of Grey of Fallodon letter to Will Orton Tewson [manuscript], 1920 April 8. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 690579425 ...

Wilson, Huntington, 1875-

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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...

Dodge, Grenville M., 1831-1916

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Grenville M. Dodge of Council Bluffs, Iowa, was a Civil War general; prominent national railroad surveyor and engineer; and U.S. Representative. Dodge conducted surveys for the Illinois Central, Rock Island (Mississippi to Missouri line), and the Union Pacific railroads before the Civil War. He was commissioned as Colonel with the 4th Iowa Volunteer Infantry in 1861 and promoted to Brigadier General of the United States Volunteers in 1862 and then Major General in 1864. In addition to combat, he...

Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933

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Epithet: president of the United States British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000497.0x00001d Calvin Coolidge's son John married John Trumbull's daughter Florence. From the description of Letter, 1931 March 16, Northampton, Mass., to John H. Trumbull, Plainville, Conn. (Hartford Public Library). WorldCat record id: 25622017 For information on Pres. Coolidge, see an encyclopedia. No information is...

Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924

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Henry Cabot Lodge, American statesman, Republican political leader, author and historian; he was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on May 12, 1850, a member of the influential New England Lodge and Cabot families. Lodge attended Harvard College, eventually graduating with a Ph.D. in Political Science, he then attended Harvard Law School from which he graduated in 1874. Lodge was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, 1880-1881, then served in the U.S. House of Representatives from ...

Root, Elihu, 1881-1967

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Lawyer. From the description of Reminiscences of Elihu Root, Jr. : oral history, 1960. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122528134 ...

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...

Hagedorn, Hermann, 1882-1964

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Hermann Hagedorn was born in New York City in 1882 and educated at Harvard University, the University of Berlin, and Columbia University. From 1909 to 1911 he was an instructor in English at Harvard. Hagedorn was a friend and biographer of Theodore Roosevelt and served as Secretary and Director of the Theodore Roosevelt Association from 1919 to 1957. Hagedorn died in Santa Barbara, California in 1964. From the guide to the Hermann Hagedorn papers, 1898-1970, (Beinecke Rare Book and M...

Permanent Court of Arbitration

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Wickersham, George W. (George Woodward), 1858-1936

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U.S. attorney general, public official, and lawyer. From the description of George W. Wickersham correspondence, 1917. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981363 ...

North Atlantic Fisheries Arbitration (1910 : Hague, Netherlands)

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Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Jr., 1841-1935

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Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. was an American jurist who served on the Supreme Court of the United States from 1902-1932. He also received a Harvard AB in 1861, studied law at Harvard, and was an instructor and lecturer at Harvard in 1870-1871 and in 1880. From the description of Oliver Wendell Holmes notes on contracts and equity, ca. 1899. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612785608 Jurist and author. From the description of Letters, 1921-33, of John C. H. ...

Lane, Franklin K.

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Lane, 1864-1921, born in Canada and lived in California where he practiced law in San Francisco; he was United States Secretary of the Interior from 1913-1920. From the description of Proclamation with portrait of Theodore Roosevelt : broadside. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754863398 In 1917, Brown became Special Assistant to Secretary of the Interior, Franklin K. Lane, and worked with him until November 1918, when he enlisted in the Army. After the war, Brown...

Stetson, Francis Lynde

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