Papers of Philander C. Knox, 1893-1922 (bulk 1901-1921).

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Knox, Philander C. (Philander Chase), 1853-1921. Papers of Philander C. Knox, 1893-1922 (bulk 1901-1921).

Papers of Philander C. Knox, 1893-1922 (bulk 1901-1921).

Correspondence, scrapbooks, memoranda, clippings, cartoons, printed matter, speeches and articles, bills and resolutions, drafts, biographical sketches, legal papers, notebooks, reports, and library catalog. Most detailed for the years during which Knox served as U.S. attorney general under McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt, U.S. secretary of state under Taft, and U.S. senator from Pennsylvania. Topics include the antitrust prosecution of the Northern Securities Company, the reorganization of the Interstate Commerce Commission, thefounding of the Dept. of Commerce and Labor, railroad rate legislation, the Panama Canal and Panama toll revision, Latin American affairs, relations with Russia, China, and other countries, the Versailles treaty and the League of Nations, and efforts to promote Knox as a Presidential candidate. Correspondents include Chandler P. Anderson, Newton D. Baker, Albert J. Beveridge, Charles J. Bonaparte, William E. Borah, Andrew Carnegie, J. Reuben Clark, George B. Cortelyou, HarryM. Daugherty, W. A. Day, Henry Clay Frick, Mark Hanna, Warren G. Harding, John Hay, James J. Hill, George Hoar, Henry M. Hoyt, Hiram Johnson, William Loeb, William McKinley, Andrew W. Mellon, Samuel W. Pennypacker, Boies Penrose, Matthew S. Quay, Whitelaw Reid, Theodore Roosevelt, Elihu Root, John C. Spooner, William H. Taft, George W. Wickersham, and Huntington Wilson.

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