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Warren Worth Bailey Papers

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Bailey

Warren Worth Bailey was born in New Winchester, Indiana on January 8, 1855. He moved to Illinois with his parents in 1863 and then worked as a telegrapher. In 1875, he joined the Kansas (Ill.) News and learned the printing trade. He purchased the Vincennes News in 1877 and later moved to Chicago in 1887 and was a staff member of the Daily News and later of the Evening Mail. His published the Johnstown, Pennsylvania newspaper The Daily Democrat starting in 1893 that was devoted to the single-tax principle. While unsuccessful in his run as a Democratic candidate in 1906 for Congress, he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention at Baltimore in 1912 and was elected to the sixty-third and sixty-fourth Congresses. He served as a Democrat in the House of Representatives from 1913-1917. He was unsuccessful when he ran for reelection in 1916 and again in 1920, 1922, and 1926. As a result, Bailey resumed journalism in Johnstown. He died on November 9, 1928

The collection consists of Bailey's correspondence with various political figures, family, and friends as well as materials, including clippings, about his election campaigns, the Bailey Bill for the extension of free mail service (1913-1914), a war tax, and the issue of military preparedness. Condolences are also included that were sent to his widow after his death in 1928.

The Warren Worth Bailey Papers were deposited at Princeton University by the Bailey family in 1948.

Two photographs and a postcard found in the Mudd Library were added to the collection in 2016. The accession number associated with this material is ML.1000.009.

Folder of speeches found in the Mudd Library were added to the collection in 2019. The accession number associated with these materials is ML.2019.015.

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Collection was processed and finding aid updated by Kelli Yakabu in June 2019. Unrelated publications and books separated from collection.

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Publisher
Public Policy Papers
Finding Aid Date
2007
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The collection is open for research.

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Collection Inventory

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence related to "military preparedness"

Arrangement

Materials are ordered alphabetically by person.

Physical Description

1 box

Brisbane, Arthur, 1914. 1 box.
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1 box

Bryan, William Jennings, 1901-1915. 1 box.
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1 box

Buchanan, Frank, 1913. 1 box.
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1 box

Callaway, Oscar, 1928. 1 box.
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1 box

Crosser, Robert, 1917. 1 box.
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1 box

Cummins, Albert Baird, 1919. 1 box.
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1 box

Curti, Merle Eugene, 1931. 1 box.
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1 box

Daniels, Josephus, 1914-1917. 1 box.
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1 box

Dill, Clarence Cleveland, 1917. 1 box.
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1 box

Fels, Joseph, 1909-1914. 1 box.
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1 box

Garrison, William Lloyd, 1891-1906. 1 box.
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1 box

George, Henry, 1887-1892. 1 box.
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1 box

George, Henry, Jr., 1892-1912. 1 box.
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1 box

Houston, David Franklin, 1913. 1 box.
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1 box

Huddleston, George, 1917-1920. 1 box.
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1 box

Hull, Cordell, 1917. 1 box.
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1 box

Johnson, Tom Loftin, 1890-1906. 1 box.
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1 box

Kent, William, 1917. 1 box.
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1 box

Kern, John W., 1915. 1 box.
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1 box

Kitchin, Claude, 1915-1922. 1 box.
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1 box

Lane, Franklin Knight, 1913. 1 box.
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1 box

Lloyd, Henry Demarest, 1890. 1 box.
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1 box

MacVeagh, Wayne, 1913. 1 box.
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1 box

McCormick, Vance Criswell, 1915-1916. 1 box.
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1 box

McReynolds, James Clerk, 1914. 1 box.
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1 box

Menken, S. Stanwood, 1922. 1 box.
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1 box

Miller, Emma Guffrey, 1933-1934. 1 box.
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1 box

Palmer, Alexander Mitchell, 1912-1916. 1 box.
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1 box

Parker, Alton Brooks, 1915. 1 box.
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1 box

Peabody, George Lawrence, 1915-1917. 1 box.
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1 box

Pingree, H.S., 1896. 1 box.
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1 box

Post, Louis Freeland, 1891-1892. 1 box.
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1 box

Rainey, Henry T., 1917. 1 box.
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1 box

Record, George Lawrence, 1914. 1 box.
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1 box

Sherwood, Isaac R., 1915. 1 box.
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1 box

Short, William H., 1915. 1 box.
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1 box

Simpson, Jerry, 1895. 1 box.
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1 box

Slayden, James L., 1915. 1 box.
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1 box

Smith, Alfred Emanuel, 1924-1927. 1 box.
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1 box

Spreckels, Rudolph, 1916. 1 box.
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1 box

Steffens, Lincoln, 1909-1911. 1 box.
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1 box

Stephens, Dan Voorhees, 1915. 1 box.
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1 box

Sulzer, William, 1913-1916. 1 box.
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1 box

Taft, William Howard, 1908-1916. 1 box.
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1 box

Tavenner, Clyde H., 1915. 1 box.
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1 box

Tumulty, Joseph Patrick, 1914-1917. 1 box.
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1 box

Underwood, Oscar Wilder, 1918. 1 box.
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1 box

Vanderbilt, Cornelius, Jr., 1921. 1 box.
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1 box

Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1915-1917. 1 box.
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1 box

White, William Allen, 1909-1913. 1 box.
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1 box

Whitlock, Brand, 1913. 1 box.
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1 box

Williams, George Frederick, 1897-1920. 1 box.
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1 box

Wilson, William Bauchop, 1917. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Wilson, Woodrow, 1911-1916. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scope and Contents

Correspondence includes topics such as military preparedness and the single tax issue.

Arrangement

Original order has been maintained.

Physical Description

10 boxes

Correspondence, 1885-1902. 1 box.
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1 box

Correspondence, 1887-1912. 1 box.
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1 box

Correspondence, 1887-1917. 1 box.
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1 box

Correspondence, 1888-1928. 1 box.
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1 box

Correspondence, 1887-1913. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Correspondence, 1885-1902. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Correspondence, 1887-1927. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Correspondence, 1913-1928. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence related to "military preparedness"

Physical Description

1 box

Correspondence, 1909-1928. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence related to "single tax"

Physical Description

1 box

Correspondence, 1898-1927. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence related to "military preparedness"

Physical Description

1 box

Scope and Contents

Includes Bailey, E. Homer, "How to Get Rich Without Working," Bailey, Warren Worth II

Arrangement

Original order has been maintained.

Physical Description

2 boxes

Family correspondence and related clippings, 1881-1934. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Family correspondence and related clippings, 1888-1934. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scope and Contents

Clippings are mainly written about Bailey.

Arrangement

Original order has been maintained.

Physical Description

3 boxes

Clippings, 1906-1927. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Clippings, 1895-1927. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Clippings, 1892-1920. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Condolence Files, 1928-1934. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

Condolence files include correspondence to Bailey's widow and to Bailey himself about his father.

Arrangement

Original order has been maintained.

Physical Description

1 box

Elections and House of Representatives Files, 1912-1920. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

Materials include Bailey's platforms and campaign advertisements.

Arrangement

Original order has been maintained.

Physical Description

1 box

Speeches, 1887-1926. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

Materials include speeches written by Bailey and by other political figures. Includes accession ML.2019.015.

Arrangement

Original order has been maintained.

Physical Description

1 box

Scope and Contents

These boxes contain miscellaneous documents including pamphlets not written by Bailey, receipts from financial transactions, political-related tickets, etc. Includes accession ML.1000.009.

Arrangement

Materials in this series are arranged into two sub-series: pamphlets, publications, etc. and receipts, writings, tickets, etc.

Physical Description

2 boxes

Pamphlets, publications, etc., 1884-1926. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Receipts, writings, tickets, etc., 1886-1920. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

Includes two photographs, one of Warren Worth Bailey and one of an unidentified group of women, and a W.W. and E.H. Bailey postcard, both undated (ML.1000.009).

Physical Description

1 box

Scope and Contents

Scrapbooks mainly include clippings and occasional correspondence.

Arrangement

The sub-series are arranged in chronological order.

Physical Description

4 boxes

Scrapbook, 1870-1871. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scrapbook, 1896-1903. 1 box.
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1 box

Scrapbook, 1913. 1 box.
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1 box

Scrapbook, 1913-1914. 1 box.
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1 box

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