Francis B. Loomis papers, 1897-1939
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- Loomis, Francis B. (Francis Butler), 1861-1948.
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- Organization & arrangement
- Series: I. Incoming Correspondence ; II. A. Outgoing Correspondence, Letterbooks ; II. B. Outgoing Correspondence ; III Career Records ; IV. Biographical Information, Speeches, and Articles ; V. Photographs ; VI. Scrapbook and Clippings ; VII. Miscellaneous, Keepsakes, Menus, Invitations, Programs, Postcards, and Autographs ; VIII. Descendants of Joseph Loomis in America and His Antecedents in the Old World.
- Official and personal correspondence, reports, legal briefs, speeches, publications, photographs, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous material; also included is correspondence dealing with Loomis' involvement in crises relating to Venezuela, Santo Domingo, and Panama, his role during negotioation of the Russo-Japanese War, and his participation in Republan politics during the years 1898-1912; post World War I correspondence focuses on such varied topics as the Japanese question in California, the importance of newspapers in forming public opinion, and consular reform and political issues; numerous Presidents of the U.S. and other notable figures of the period are represented.
- Barrett, John.
- Beasley, Delilah L.
- Bowen, Herbert.
- Bryce, James Bryce, Viscount, 1838-1922.
- Bunau-Varilla, Philippe, 1859-1940.
- Butler, Nicholas Murray, 1862-1947.
- Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919.
- Davison, Henry Pomeroy, 1867-1922.
- Dolge, Rudolf.
- Foraker, Joseph Benson, 1846-1917.
- Griscom, Lloyd C.
- Hanna, Marcus Alonzo, 1837-1904.
- Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923.
- Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901.
- Hay, John, 1838-1905.
- Hill, David Jayne.
- Holman, Alfred H.
- Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964.
- Hughes, Charles Evans, 1862-1948.
- Hull, Cordell, 1871-1955.
- Jones, John Paul, 1747-1792.
- Kahn, Julius, 1861-1924.
- Kellogg, Frank B.
- Knox, Philander.
- Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924.
- Moore, John Bassett, 1860-1947.
- Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872.
- Reid, J. Whitelaw, 1837-1912.
- Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.
- Root, Elihu, 1845-1937.
- Skinner, Robert Peet, 1866-1960.
- Stimson, Henry L. (Henry Lewis), 1867-1950.
- Straus, Oscar S. (Oscar Solomon), 1850-1926.
- Taft, Robert A.
- Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930.
- Thaddeus, Henry J.
- Warren, Charles, 1868-1954.
- Welles, Sumner, 1892-1961.
- Wood, Leonard, 1860-1927.
- Young, Ella, 1867-1956.
- Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
- Presidents > United States > Election.
- Political conventions.
- United States > Foreign relations.
- Panama Canal (Panama)
- Local subject
- Francis B. Loomis papers.
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- Open for research; material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.
- Also available on microfilm from Stanford University Libraries, Publications Office.
- Microfilm. Redwood City, CA. : Mark Larwood Company, 1975. 9 microfilm reels. 35 mm.
- The major portion of the collection was given by Miss Florence I. Loomis in April 1964. The bound volumes of outgoing correspondence and a number of books were given to the Hoover Institution in April 1962. In 1964 these items were transferred from Hoover and added to Miss Loomis' gift to Special Collections.
- Related materials : William L. Scruggs Papers, Library of Congress; Woodbridge Mercantile Co. Records, West Virginia University Library.
- Born in Marietta, Ohio, July 27, 1861; graduated from Marietta College in 1883 and joined the staff of the New York Tribune shortly thereafter; began his political career at the age of twenty-three when he served as head of the press bureau of the Republican National Committee during the James G. Blaine campaign of 1884; served as Ohio State Librarian from 1885-1887; in 1887 became the Washington correspondent for the Philadelphia Press; again served as press agent in 1888 during the successful presidential campaign of Benjamin Harrison; was appointed U.S. Consul to St. Etienne, France in 1890; after his return to the United States in 1893, served as Editor-in Chief of the Cincinnati Daily Tribune and served the Republican party during William McKinley's presidential campaign; was appointed Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plentipotentiary to Venezuela; his service in Venezuela was quite active; from 1901-1902 he served as Minister to Portugal; in 1902 he was appointed First Assistant Secretary of State under John Hay and upon Hay's death served as Secretary of State ad interim; was active in international affairs after 1905 and served as foreign trade advisor for the Standard Oil Company of California from 1914-1941; he died August 6, 1948.
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