John Temple Graves papers, 1840-1925.

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Graves, John Temple, 1856-1925. John Temple Graves papers, 1840-1925.

John Temple Graves papers, 1840-1925.

Family letters, scrapbooks and papers connected with Graves' career as a journalist and lecturer in Abbeville District (S.C.), Georgia, and Washington D.C. Twenty-six letters, 1840-1869, contain family correspondence of the Graves, Townes and deGraffenried families of S.C., Georgia, and Mississippi; includes: school letters from Graves to his grandmother, Lucretia Calhoun Townes deGraffenried; a letter from Graves' father, James Porterfield Graves, 18 July 1869, requesting a copy of "Burkes Weekly containing a contribution from you." Letters and telegrams from William Randolph Hearst directing Graves' work with the Hearst newspaper corporation; two letters, 31 Jan. 1914, from Hearst illustrate political issues of the day, in which Hearst suggests that Graves write a series of articles titled, "Progress is Politics" with subject matter such as: advantages of reciprocity, necessity for a great navy, fight for an American canal in Panama; an article, Apr. 1919, from the World Harold describes Graves' resignation from Hearst newspaper, "Colonel Graves is a high-minded, conscientious man and when the Hearst newspapers failed to accord support to the League of Nations... there was nothing left for the Colonel to do but sever his connections." Letters, 1884-1923, from various governors, congressmen, cabinet officials and presidents: including Martin F. Ansel, William E. Borah, George E. Chamberlain, Champ Clark, Grover Cleveland, Warren G. Harding, William McAdoo, William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, Hoke Smith, William H. Taft, and Woodrow Wilson. Letter, 1 Oct. 1920 from Graves expressing support for the League of Nations and urging Woodrow Wilson to come before the people "In this serious and tremendous crisis of our Great Cause of our Great Party... holding the League of Nations in your hand... should make such havoc with Narrowness and Bigotry and Spite, and fire Righteousness and Peace with such enthusiasm and high resolve that immortal battle would be won." Also contains information on Graves as a speaker for the Democratic Party in 1920 and his work on the Commission for the Lincoln Memorial. Publications include materials related to dedication [30 May 1922] of the memorial to Abraham Lincoln; and a book of songs, with menu and program for a dinner, 8 Feb. 1913, hosted by the [Yale] University Club of the City of Washington (D.C.) with caricatures of 7 men, including President W[illiam] H[oward] T[aft] (with suitcase marked, "Back to Yale"), cartoonist Bud Fisher (with his most famous characters, Mutt and Jeff), and others; followed by lyrics to songs such as Yale Boola, "Old Black Joe," "Hitchy Koo," "Garden of Love," and "Waiting for the Robert E. Lee" (folder 35). Essay by Graves, "The Problem of the Races" (published, Sept. 1903, in The University Record of the University of Chicago, pp. 121-134). Scrapbooks, 1845-1907 (4 vol.), contain newspapers clippings, reporting, addresses, and lectures given by Graves. Newspaper articles, 1881-1925 (1161 clippings), document Graves' career as journalist and lecturer (on microfilm R.212). Three photographs, 13 Aug. 1915, of "Dixie Day" at the Panama Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, Ca.; photograph by Cardinell-Vincent Company; crowd shot of seated guests inside interior of Court of Abundance.

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