Collection  |  Manuscript/Mixed Material William H. Taft papers,

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Title
William H. Taft papers,
Summary
Correspondence including letterpress books, diaries, speeches and addresses, presidential and judicial files, legal files and notebooks, family papers and correspondence, business and estate papers, engagement calendars, guest lists, scrapbooks, clippings, printed matter, memorabilia, photographs, and other papers documenting Taft's career as U.S. solicitor general (1890-1892), U.S. circuit court judge (1892-1900), president of the U.S. Philippine Commission (1900-1901), governor of the Philippines (1901-1904), secretary of war in Theodore Roosevelt's cabinet (1904-1908), president of the United States (1909-1913), professor of constitutional law at Yale Law School (1913-1921), and chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Also documents Taft's service as president of the American Bar Association (1913), president of the League to Enforce Peace (1915), and member and cochairman of the National War Labor Board (1918-1919).
Family members respresented include Taft's father, Alphonso Taft, U.S. secretary of war (1876), attorney general (1876-1877), and minister to Austria-Hungary (1882-1884) and to Russia (1884-1885); his mother, Louise Maria Torrey Taft, civic leader and advocate of the kindergarten movement; his wife, Helen Herron Taft; and his aunt, feminist Delia C. Torrey. Correspondence among these and other Taft family members reflects social and intellectual life in the United States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Also includes desk diaries and other papers of President Taft's private secretary, Fred W. Carpenter.
Correspondents include Nelson W. Aldrich; Chester Alan Arthur; Robert Bacon; Richard Achilles Ballinger; Albert Jeremiah Beveridge; Mabel Thorp Boardman; Joseph L. Bristow; James Bryce, Viscount Bryce; Nicholas Murray Butler; Archibald Willingham Butt; Joseph Gurney Cannon; George B. Cortelyou; Charles Curtis; John A. Dix; Charles W. Fairbanks; John Hays Hammond; Myron T. Herrick; Charles Evans Hughes; Robert Underwood Johnson; Walter H. Johnson; Frank B. Kellogg; Philander C. Knox; Robert Todd Lincoln; Henry Cabot Lodge; William H. Moody; Francis G. Newlands; Charles Dyer Norton; John J. Pershing; Gifford Pinchot; Whitelaw Reid; Theodore Roosevelt; Elihu Root; J.S. Sherman; Henry L. Stimson; Nathan Straus; Oscar S. Straus; Robert A. Taft; Willis Van Devanter; Booker T. Washington; Edward Douglass White; George W. Wickersham; James Wilson; Woodrow Wilson; and Luke E. Wright.
Contributor Names
Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930.
Carpenter, Fred W., 1873 or 1874-1957
Taft, Alphonso, 1810-1891.
Taft, Louise Maria Torrey, 1827-1907.
Taft, Helen Herron, 1861-1943.
Torrey, Delia C.
Subject Headings
-  Aldrich, Nelson W.--(Nelson Wilmarth),--1841-1915--Correspondence
-  Arthur, Chester Alan,--1829-1886--Correspondence
-  Bacon, Robert,--1860-1919--Correspondence
-  Ballinger, Richard Achilles,--1858-1922--Correspondence
-  Beveridge, Albert Jeremiah,--1862-1927--Correspondence
-  Boardman, Mabel Thorp,--1860-1946--Correspondence
-  Bristow, Joseph L.--(Joseph Little),--1861-1944--Correspondence
-  Bryce, James Bryce,--Viscount,--1838-1922--Correspondence
-  Butler, Nicholas Murray,--1862-1947--Correspondence
-  Butt, Archibald Willingham,--1866-1912--Correspondence
-  Cannon, Joseph Gurney,--1836-1926--Correspondence
-  Cortelyou, George B.--(George Bruce),--1862-1940--Correspondence
-  Curtis, Charles,--1860-1936--Correspondence
-  Dix, John A.--(John Alden),--1860-1928--Correspondence
-  Fairbanks, Charles W.--(Charles Warren),--1852-1918--Correspondence
-  Hammond, John Hays,--1855-1936--Correspondence
-  Herrick, Myron T.--(Myron Timothy),--1854-1929--Correspondence
-  Hughes, Charles Evans,--1862-1948--Correspondence
-  Johnson, Robert Underwood,--1853-1937--Correspondence
-  Johnson, Walter H.,--1848---Correspondence
-  Kellogg, Frank B.--(Frank Billings),--1856-1937--Correspondence
-  Knox, Philander C.--(Philander Chase),--1853-1921--Correspondence
-  Lincoln, Robert Todd,--1843-1926--Correspondence
-  Lodge, Henry Cabot,--1850-1924--Correspondence
-  Moody, William H.--(William Henry),--1853-1917--Correspondence
-  Newlands, Francis G.--(Francis Griffith),--1848-1917--Correspondence
-  Norton, Charles Dyer,--1871-1922--Correspondence
-  Pershing, John J.--(John Joseph),--1860-1948--Correspondence
-  Pinchot, Gifford,--1865-1946--Correspondence
-  Reid, Whitelaw,--1837-1912--Correspondence
-  Roosevelt, Theodore,--1858-1919--Correspondence
-  Root, Elihu,--1845-1937--Correspondence
-  Sherman, J. S.--(James Schoolcraft),--1855-1912--Correspondence
-  Stimson, Henry L.--(Henry Lewis),--1867-1950--Correspondence
-  Straus, Nathan,--1848-1931--Correspondence
-  Straus, Oscar S.--(Oscar Solomon),--1850-1926--Correspondence
-  Taft, Robert A.--(Robert Alphonso),--1889-1953--Correspondence
-  Van Devanter, Willis,--1859-1941--Correspondence
-  Washington, Booker T.,--1856-1915--Correspondence
-  White, Edward Douglass,--1845-1921--Correspondence
-  Wickersham, George W.--(George Woodward),--1858-1936--Correspondence
-  Wilson, James,--1835-1920--Correspondence
-  Wilson, Woodrow,--1856-1924--Correspondence
-  Wright, Luke E.--(Luke Edward),--1846-1922--Correspondence
-  Taft family
-  Taft family--Correspondence
-  American Bar Association
-  League to Enforce Peace (U.S.)
-  United States.--Department of Justice.--Office of the Attorney General
-  United States.--National War Labor Board (1918-1919)
-  United States.--Philippine Commission (1900-1916)
-  United States.--Solicitor General
-  United States.--Supreme Court
-  United States.--War Department
-  Yale Law School--Faculty
-  Circuit courts--United States
-  Constitutional law--United States
-  Constitutional law--Study and teaching
-  Diplomatic and consular service, American--Austria
-  Diplomatic and consular service, American--Russia
-  Feminism
-  Kindergarten--United States
-  Law--United States
-  Austria--Foreign relations--United States
-  Philippines--Politics and government--1898-1935
-  Russia--Foreign relations--United States
-  United States--Foreign relations--Austria
-  United States--Foreign relations--Russia
-  United States--Intellectual life--1865-1918
-  United States--Politics and government--1901-1909
-  United States--Politics and government--1909-1913
-  United States--Social conditions--1865-1918
-  United States--Social life and customs--1865-1918
Notes
-  Arranged in twenty-seven series. Series 1: Family Correspondence and Related Items, 1805-1909; Series 2: William Howard Taft-Helen Herron Taft Correspondence, 1882-1929; Series 3: General Correspondence and Related Material, 1877-1941; Series 4: William Howard Taft-Theodore Roosevelt Correspondence, 1897-1918; Series 5: Executive Office Correspondence (Presidential Series No. 1), 1909-1910; Series 6: Executive Office Correspondence (Presidential Series No. 2), 1909-1913; Series 7: The President's Personal File (Presidential Series No. 3), 1909-1913; Series 8: Letterbooks, 1872-1921; Series 9: Speeches, Articles, and Messages, 1850-1929; Series 10: Professional Diaries, 1902-1918; Series 11: Family Diaries and Miscellaneous Personal Volumes, 1835-1930; Series 12: Legal Papers of Alphonso Taft, 1784-1889; Series 13: Legal Papers of William Howard Taft, 1880-1929; Series 14: Legal Notebooks, 1887-1900; Series 15: Miscellaneous Legal Manuscripts, 1881-1930; Series 16: Law Lectures and Related Material, 1897-1921; Series 17: Scrapbooks, 1879-1922; Series 18: Taft Family Financial Papers, 1800-1930; Series 19: Taft Family Financial Account Books and Related Material, 1831-1926; Series 20: Miscellaneous Correspondence and Related Material, 1797-1941; Series 21: Special Correspondence, 1890-1909; Series 22: Miscellaneous Addresses, Articles, and Related Material, circa 1807-1909; Series 23: Miscellaneous Reports and Minutes, 1905-1929; Series 24: Miscellaneous Messages, 1908-1913; Series 25: Miscellany, 1831-1930; Series 26: Oversize Material, 1831-1929; and Series 27: Addition, 1838-1973.
-  Microfilm edition available for series 1-26, no. 15,535.
-  Microfilm produced from originals in the Manuscript Division Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1972.
-  Deposit, William H. Taft, 1919-1929.
-  Converted to gift, heirs of William H. Taft, 1952.
-  Gifts and purchases, 1952-2009.
-  Blueprints and plans, cartoons, sketches, photographic plates, and photographs transferred to Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
-  Maps and charts transferred to Library of Congress Geography and Map Division.
-  Memorabilia transferred to Smithsonian Institution.
-  President of the United States and chief justice of the Supreme Court.
-  Collection material in English.
-  Finding aid available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room and at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/eadmss.ms009245
-  Six volume index published by the Library of Congress in 1972 available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room. Cataloged in record 70608096.
Medium
676,000 items.
1,563 containers plus 10 oversize.
902.7 linear feet.
658 microfilm reels.
Repository
Library of Congress Manuscript Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/mss.home
Library of Congress Control Number
mm78042234
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Language
English
Description
Correspondence including letterpress books, diaries, speeches and addresses, presidential and judicial files, legal files and notebooks, family papers and correspondence, business and estate papers, engagement calendars, guest lists, scrapbooks, clippings, printed matter, memorabilia, photographs, and other papers documenting Taft's career as U.S. solicitor general (1890-1892), U.S. circuit court judge (1892-1900), president of the U.S. Philippine Commission (1900-1901), governor of the Philippines (1901-1904), secretary of war in Theodore Roosevelt's cabinet (1904-1908), president of the United States (1909-1913), professor of constitutional law at Yale Law School (1913-1921), and chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Also documents Taft's service as president of the American Bar Association (1913), president of the League to Enforce Peace (1915), and member and cochairman of the National War Labor Board (1918-1919). Family members respresented include Taft's father, Alphonso Taft, U.S. secretary of war (1876), attorney general (1876-1877), and minister to Austria-Hungary (1882-1884) and to Russia (1884-1885); his mother, Louise Maria Torrey Taft, civic leader and advocate of the kindergarten movement; his wife, Helen Herron Taft; and his aunt, feminist Delia C. Torrey. Correspondence among these and other Taft family members reflects social and intellectual life in the United States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Also includes desk diaries and other papers of President Taft's private secretary, Fred W. Carpenter. Correspondents include Nelson W. Aldrich; Chester Alan Arthur; Robert Bacon; Richard Achilles Ballinger; Albert Jeremiah Beveridge; Mabel Thorp Boardman; Joseph L. Bristow; James Bryce, Viscount Bryce; Nicholas Murray Butler; Archibald Willingham Butt; Joseph Gurney Cannon; George B. Cortelyou; Charles Curtis; John A. Dix; Charles W. Fairbanks; John Hays Hammond; Myron T. Herrick; Charles Evans Hughes; Robert Underwood Johnson; Walter H. Johnson; Frank B. Kellogg; Philander C. Knox; Robert Todd Lincoln; Henry Cabot Lodge; William H. Moody; Francis G. Newlands; Charles Dyer Norton; John J. Pershing; Gifford Pinchot; Whitelaw Reid; Theodore Roosevelt; Elihu Root; J.S. Sherman; Henry L. Stimson; Nathan Straus; Oscar S. Straus; Robert A. Taft; Willis Van Devanter; Booker T. Washington; Edward Douglass White; George W. Wickersham; James Wilson; Woodrow Wilson; and Luke E. Wright.
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Taft, William H, Fred W Carpenter, Alphonso Taft, Louise Maria Torrey Taft, Helen Herron Taft, and Delia C Torrey. William H. Taft papers. Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://lccn.loc.gov/mm78042234.

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Taft, W. H., Carpenter, F. W., Taft, A., Taft, L. M. T., Taft, H. H. & Torrey, D. C. William H. Taft papers. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://lccn.loc.gov/mm78042234.

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Taft, William H, et al. William H. Taft papers. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <lccn.loc.gov/mm78042234>.