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Title

  • Elihu Root papers,

Summary

  • Correspondence, memoranda, speeches, notes, reports, subject files, financial papers, calendar and appointment books, printed matter, and other papers relating primarily to Root's career as a lawyer and statesman. Chiefly correspondence and letterbooks 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 the U.S. Special Diplomatic Mission to Russia in 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).
  • Subjects include the relations with Canada, Cuba, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Portugal; immigration; the Panama Canal; tariff legislation; World War I and neutrality; the Corporation Tax Amendment (1909); Ship Purchase Bill, 1915, regarding government ownership of a merchant marine; the Hudson River; Niagara Falls; and migratory game birds. Also contains material pertaining to the Interstate Commerce Commission, League of Nations, National Academy of Science, National Security League, the Red Cross, and the World Court.
  • Correspondents include Henry T. Allen; Chandler P. Anderson; Hamilton Fish Armstrong; Newton Diehl Baker; Mabel Thorp Boardman; Charles J. Bonaparte; William Edgar Borah; William Jennings Bryan; James Bryce, Viscount Bryce; Nicholas Murray Butler; Andrew Carnegie; Joseph Hodges Choate; Bainbridge Colby; Calvin Coolidge; George B. Cortelyou; Josephus Daniels; George W. Davis; Charles Dick; Grenville Mellen Dodge; Sir Eric Drummond; Walter E. Edge; George Augustus Finch; Nathaniel Foote; Lindley M. Garrison; Carter Glass; A.W. Greely; Edward Grey, Viscount Grey of Fallodon; Lloyd Carpenter Griscom; Hermann Hagedorn; Warren G. Harding; John Hay; Will H. Hays; Oliver Wendell Holmes; Edward Mandell House; Manley Ottmer 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; W.G. McAdoo; Charles Follen McKim; William McKinley; John Bassett Moore; Walter G.F. Phillimore, Baron Phillimore; Orville Hitchcock Platt; Thomas Collier Platt; Redfield Proctor; Theodore Roosevelt; Thomas Fortune Ryan; Wm. Cary Sanger; James Brown Scott; Leslie M. Shaw; John Sherman; Francis Lynde Stetson; Henry Lewis Stimson; Oscar S. Straus; William H. Taft; James Wolcott Wadsworth; Henry White; George W. Wickersham; Henry Lane Wilson; Huntington Wilson; James Wilson; Woodrow Wilson; Bronson Winthrop; Leonard Wood; and Root's son, Elihu Root, Jr. Correspondents in the 2019 Addition include Root's wife, Clara Root, and a family friend, Margaretta Farrar-Smith.

Names

  • Root, Elihu, 1845-1937

Headings

  • -  Allen, Henry T.--(Henry Tureman),--1859-1930--Correspondence
  • -  Anderson, Chandler P.--(Chandler Parsons),--1866-1936--Correspondence
  • -  Armstrong, Hamilton Fish,--1893-1973--Correspondence
  • -  Baker, Newton Diehl,--1871-1937--Correspondence
  • -  Boardman, Mabel Thorp,--1860-1946--Correspondence
  • -  Bonaparte, Charles J.--(Charles Joseph),--1851-1921--Correspondence
  • -  Borah, William Edgar,--1865-1940--Correspondence
  • -  Bryan, William Jennings,--1860-1925--Correspondence
  • -  Bryce, James Bryce,--Viscount,--1838-1922--Correspondence
  • -  Butler, Nicholas Murray,--1862-1947--Correspondence
  • -  Carnegie, Andrew,--1835-1919--Correspondence
  • -  Choate, Joseph Hodges,--1832-1917--Correspondence
  • -  Colby, Bainbridge,--1869-1950--Correspondence
  • -  Coolidge, Calvin,--1872-1933--Correspondence
  • -  Cortelyou, George B.--(George Bruce),--1862-1940--Correspondence
  • -  Daniels, Josephus,--1862-1948--Correspondence
  • -  Davis, George W.--(George Whitefield),--1839-1918--Correspondence
  • -  Dick, Charles,--1858-1945--Correspondence
  • -  Dodge, Grenville M.,--1831-1916--Correspondence
  • -  Drummond, Eric,--Sir,--1876---Correspondence
  • -  Edge, Walter E.--(Walter Evans),--1873-1956--Correspondence
  • -  Farrar-Smith, Margaretta--Correspondence
  • -  Finch, George Augustus,--1884-1957--Correspondence
  • -  Foote, Nathaniel,--1849---Correspondence
  • -  Garrison, Lindley M.--(Lindley Miller),--1864-1932--Correspondence
  • -  Glass, Carter,--1858-1946--Correspondence
  • -  Greely, A. W.--(Adolphus Washington),--1844-1935--Correspondence
  • -  Grey of Fallodon, Edward Grey,--Viscount,--1862-1933--Correspondence
  • -  Griscom, Lloyd Carpenter,--1872-1959--Correspondence
  • -  Hagedorn, Hermann,--1882-1964--Correspondence
  • -  Harding, Warren G.--(Warren Gamaliel),--1865-1923--Correspondence
  • -  Hay, John,--1838-1905--Correspondence
  • -  Hays, Will H.--(Will Harrison,--1879-1954--Correspondence
  • -  Holmes, Oliver Wendell,--Jr.,--1841-1935--Correspondence
  • -  House, Edward Mandell,--1858-1938--Correspondence
  • -  Hudson, Manley O.--(Manley Ottmer),--1886-1960--Correspondence
  • -  Hughes, Charles Evans,--1862-1948--Correspondence
  • -  Hull, Cordell,--1871-1955--Correspondence
  • -  Jessup, Philip C.--(Philip Caryl),--1897-1986--Correspondence
  • -  Jusserand, J. J.--(Jean Jules),--1855-1932--Correspondence
  • -  Kellogg, Frank B.--(Frank Billings),--1856-1937--Correspondence
  • -  Keppel, Frederick P.--(Frederick Paul),--1875-1943--Correspondence
  • -  Knox, Philander C.--(Philander Chase),--1853-1921--Correspondence
  • -  Lane, Franklin K.--Correspondence
  • -  Lansing, Robert,--1864-1928--Correspondence
  • -  Lodge, Henry Cabot,--1850-1924--Correspondence
  • -  Loeb, William,--Jr.,--1866-1937--Correspondence
  • -  Long, John Davis,--1838-1915--Correspondence
  • -  Low, Seth,--1850-1916--Correspondence
  • -  McAdoo, W. G.--(William Gibbs),--1863-1941--Correspondence
  • -  McKim, Charles Follen,--1847-1909--Correspondence
  • -  McKinley, William,--1843-1901--Correspondence
  • -  Moore, John Bassett,--1860-1947--Correspondence
  • -  Phillimore, Walter G. F. Phillimore--(Walter George Frank Phillimore),--Baron,--1845-1929--Correspondence
  • -  Platt, Orville Hitchcock,--1827-1905--Correspondence
  • -  Platt, Thomas Collier,--1833-1910--Correspondence
  • -  Proctor, Redfield,--1831-1908--Correspondence
  • -  Roosevelt, Theodore,--1858-1919--Correspondence
  • -  Root, Clara,--1853-1928--Correspondence
  • -  Root, Elihu,--Jr.,--1881-1967--Correspondence
  • -  Ryan, Thomas Fortune,--1851-1928--Correspondence
  • -  Sanger, Wm. Cary--(William Cary),--1853-1921--Correspondence
  • -  Scott, James Brown,--1866-1943--Correspondence
  • -  Shaw, Leslie M.--(Leslie Mortier),--1848-1932--Correspondence
  • -  Sherman, John,--1823-1900--Correspondence
  • -  Stetson, Francis Lynde--Correspondence
  • -  Stimson, Henry L.--(Henry Lewis),--1867-1950--Correspondence
  • -  Straus, Oscar S.--(Oscar Solomon),--1850-1926--Correspondence
  • -  Taft, William H.--(William Howard),--1857-1930--Correspondence
  • -  Wadsworth, James Wolcott,--1846-1926--Correspondence
  • -  White, Henry,--1850-1927--Correspondence
  • -  Wickersham, George W.--(George Woodward),--1858-1936--Correspondence
  • -  Wilson, Henry Lane,--1857-1932--Correspondence
  • -  Wilson, Huntington,--1875---Correspondence
  • -  Wilson, James,--1835-1920--Correspondence
  • -  Wilson, Woodrow,--1856-1924--Correspondence
  • -  Winthrop, Bronson,--1863-1944--Correspondence
  • -  Wood, Leonard,--1860-1927--Correspondence
  • -  New York (State).--Constitutional Convention--(1915)
  • -  United States.--Department of State
  • -  United States.--Special Diplomatic Mission to Russia
  • -  United States.--War Department
  • -  Alaskan Boundary Tribunal
  • -  Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • -  Carnegie Institution of Washington
  • -  Hamilton College (Clinton, N.Y.)
  • -  International Commission of Jurists (1921)
  • -  League of Nations
  • -  League of Nations.--Committee of Experts to Revise the World Court Statute
  • -  Permanent Court of Arbitration
  • -  Permanent Court of International Justice
  • -  Conference on the Limitation of Armament--(1921-1922 :--Washington, D.C.)
  • -  North Atlantic Fisheries Arbitration--(1910 :--Hague, Netherlands)
  • -  Republican National Convention
  • -  Arbitration (International law)
  • -  Church property
  • -  Constitutional conventions--New York (State)
  • -  Disarmament
  • -  Endowments--Washington (D.C.)
  • -  Fisheries--North Atlantic Ocean
  • -  Fishery law and legislation
  • -  International courts
  • -  International relations
  • -  Merchant marine--United States
  • -  Political conventions
  • -  Sea-power
  • -  Universities and colleges--New York (State)--Clinton
  • -  Alaska--Boundaries--Canada
  • -  Canada--Boundaries--Alaska
  • -  New York (State)--Politics and government
  • -  Russia--Foreign relations--United States
  • -  United States--Foreign relations
  • -  United States--Foreign relations--Russia

Notes

  • -  Arranged in seven series. Series 1: General Correspondence, 1870-1937; Series 2: Special Correspondence, 1896-1928; Series 3: Letterbooks, 1899-1909; Series 4: Subject File, 1895-1936; Series 5: Other Related Material, 1863-1937; Series 6: 2019 Addition, 1881-1936; and Series 7: Oversize, 1903-1917.
  • -  Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Container number, Elihu Root Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
  • -  Gifts, Elihu Root, Elihu Root, Jr., and others, 1919-1972.
  • -  Transfer, U.S. Department of State, 2001.
  • -  U.S. secretary of state and secretary of war, U.S. senator from New York, and statesman.
  • -  Collection material in English.
  • -  Finding aid available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room and at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/eadmss.ms011162

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  • 66,050 items.
  • 257 containers plus 9 oversize.
  • 87.2 linear feet.

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  • mm79038307

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  • Open to research.

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