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Julian L. Street Papers on Theodore Roosevelt

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Street, Julian, 1879-1947

Julian Street (1879-1947) was an American author, journalist, enologist, gastronome.

Street's papers on Theodore Roosevelt are composed of correspondence, the majority being letters from Roosevelt to Street, as well as copies of articles, clippings, and other related materials which Street collected and prepared for a book of manuscript materials documenting his association with Roosevelt. Also included are Street's title pages for each section and descriptions by Street of most documents that provide explanations of references within the letters and related events.

Initially, the majority of the correspondence is concerned with articles by Street about Roosevelt, including "The Most Interesting American," and also includes copies of those articles. This type of material is found throughout the papers. Beginning in October 1915, other correspondence concerns invitations to Street for social visits with the Roosevelts. Their correspondence also includes frequent mentions about Roosevelt's views on the nation's preparedness for war, the need for the United States to enter World War I, and criticisms of Wilson's policies to stay out of the war. Other subjects of conversation include the Republican National Convention in 1916 and the campaign of John Purroy Mitchel for New York mayor in 1917. Additionally, the papers include correspondence from Edith Roosevelt, typically brief acknowledgements of gifts Street sent them or of visits.

The papers also contain materials related to Roosevelt's death in 1919. These include Street's reflections upon Roosevelt's last days and a memorial article he wrote for Collier's. It also includes several articles written by others who knew Roosevelt about his legacy, and correspondence between Street and political, military, and literary figures about Roosevelt, the leadership of the Republican Party, and contributing materials for this book of manuscripts that Street was compiling. Also included are photographs of Roosevelt delivering speeches, with family, friends, and political and military figures, images of his home, portraits, and images of his funeral.

The papers remain in their original order, as arranged by Street for binding. The order is approximately chronological.

The following sources were consulted during the preparation of the biographical note: "Julian Street, 67, Novelist, is Dead." February 20, 1947. The New York Times, February 20, 1947. Materials from the Julian L. Street Papers on Theodore Roosevelt, Box 1; Public Policy Papers, Special Collections, Princeton University Library. Seymour-Smith, Martin and Andrew Kimmens, eds. World Authors 1900-1950. New York: H. W. Wilson Company, 1996.

A folder of correspondence materials removed from Julian Street's extra-illustrated copy of Joseph Bucklin Bishop's Theodore Roosevelt and His Times (1920) was originally held in Special Collections, Firestone Library, Princeton University. The papers were transferred to the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library in September 1990.

This collection was donated by Julian Street, Jr. in April 1963.

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This collection was processed by Adriane Hanson in 2008. Finding aid written by Adriane Hanson in April 2008.

No materials were separated from this collection during processing in 2008.

Publisher
Public Policy Papers
Finding Aid Author
Adriane Hanson
Finding Aid Date
2008
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The collection is open for research use.

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Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For those few instances beyond fair use, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from the Mudd Library to move forward with their use.

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Checklist, Roosevelt-Street Correspondence, 1919. 1 folder.
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Article for Collier's, 1915 June 19. 1 folder.
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Two Letters from Theodore Roosevelt, 1915 June 23. 1 folder.
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"Mrs. Roosevelt Edits a Statement of Her Husband's", 1915 September 27. 1 folder.
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"The Most Interesting American," Article for Collier's, 1915 October 23. 1 folder.
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Quotations from Roosevelt's Earlier Writings and Speeches, Published Text, circa 1915. 1 folder.
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Handwritten Notes by Roosevelt for the Article, circa 1915. 1 folder.
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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt, 1915 October 15. 1 folder.
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(Includes Roosevelt's first invitation to Street to visit Sagamore Hill.)

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Galleys for Article, circa 1915. 1 folder.
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"Mrs. Roosevelt Quite Lost Her Heart", 1915 November 2. 1 folder.
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(Letter from Roosevelt to Street after their wives had met.)

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Letter of Introduction to Major-General Leonard D. Wood, 1915 November 1. 1 folder.
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Addition to "The Most Interesting American" by Roosevelt, for a Reprint of the Article, 1915. 1 folder.
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(Received too late to be included in the reprinted article.)

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1916 Campaign Edition of "The Most Interesting American", 1916. 1 folder.
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"A 'Seeing Roosevelt' Excursion", 1916 January 11. 1 folder.
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"On the Jump with Roosevelt," Article for Collier's, 1916 June 10. 1 folder.
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Correspondence from Roosevelt and Tickets for the Convention, 1916 June-July. 1 folder.
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"The Convention and the Colonel," Article for Collier's, 1916 July 1. 1 folder.
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The Author's League and Possible Affiliation with the American Federation of Labor, 1916 July-August. 1 folder.
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(Street and Brander Matthews organized the opposition to the affiliation.)

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"Some Varied Items", 1916. 1 folder.
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(Correspondence from the Roosevelts about articles and a visit.)

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"The Roosevelt's Christmas", 1916 December 26. 1 folder.
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(Includes a brief comment by Roosevelt on President Wilson's policy towards World War I.)

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Invitation from Roosevelt to Street and Two Others (Walcott and Dr. Alexander Lambert), 1917 February 14. 1 folder.
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Correspondence from Mrs. Roosevelt and Roosevelt's Secretary Regarding Lunch at Street's Home, 1917 May 21. 1 folder.
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Correspondence about Roosevelt Supporting Mitchel for New York City Mayor and about Roosevelt's Criticism of President Wilson, 1917 July. 1 folder.
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"Won't It Please Act?" by Wolcott LeClear Beard of the Vigilantes, 1917 July 7. 1 folder.
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"He Listened to His Friends", 1917 July-August. 1 folder.
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(Correspondence between Street and Roosevelt about how Roosevelt could be more effective in his criticisms of President Wilson.)

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"American Adventure," Roosevelt's Corrections, undated. 1 folder.
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"American Adventure", undated. 1 folder.
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"The Country Cousin," Play by Street and Booth Tarkington, 1917 August-September. 1 folder.
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(Correspondence and clippings regarding Roosevelt's attendance of the play's opening night in New York, under the play's original name "The Ohio Lady.")

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"A Note from Mrs. Roosevelt", 1917 November 7. 1 folder.
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"In the Roosevelt Hospital", 1918 February 14. 1 folder.
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"The Government Threatens the Metropolitan Magazine", 1918 March 12. 1 folder.
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(Paper criticized President Wilson and included a monthly editorial by Roosevelt.)

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"A Card from Mrs. Roosevelt", 1918 March 16. 1 folder.
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"A Letter", 1918 April 12. 1 folder.
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"The Administration and the Hearst Papers", 1918 April 15. 1 folder.
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"Another Card from Mrs. Roosevelt", 1918 April 27. 1 folder.
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"The Article That Was Not Written", 1918 May 22. 1 folder.
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(About Street not getting permission from his editor to do an article on Roosevelt.)

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"Mrs. Roosevelt's Birthday", 1918 August 6. 1 folder.
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"A Nice Little Note", 1918 September 17. 1 folder.
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"I Don't Make Deliberate Advances", 1918 November 2. 1 folder.
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(Regarding Roosevelt's position against influencing groups to send delegates to the Republican National Convention.)

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"Our Last Letter", 1918 November 16. 1 folder.
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"The Great Adventure" by Theodore Roosevelt, Metropolitan Magazine, 1918 October; "Will You Please Turn Out the Light," circa 1919; "The Roosevelt Spirit is Not Dead" by Julian Street, Collier's, February 1, 1919, 1918-1919, 1918 October. 1 folder.
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Editorials from Collier's, 1919 February; Roosevelt's Last Known Letter, Published in The New York Times, 1919 January 7; Cards from Mrs. Roosevelt in Gratitude for Condolences, circa 1919, 1919, 1919 February. 1 folder.
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"The Great Leader is Gone", 1919 January. 1 folder.
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(Letters from General Wood, Carl Hovey, and William Loeb, Jr. about Roosevelt and the future leadership of the Republican Party.)

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"Roosevelt Memorial Day", 1919 February 9. 1 folder.
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(Program from the First Presbyterian Church, Yonkers, New York where Street spoke of Roosevelt at their service.)

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Two Editorials by Theodore Roosevelt Which Appeared After His Death, Metropolitan Magazine, 1919 February. 1 folder.
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"The Colonel As We Saw Him" by H. J. Whigham, Metropolitan Magazine, 1919 March. 1 folder.
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"Some Impressions of Theodore Roosevelt" by Lawrence Abbott, The Outlook, 1919 January 6. 1 folder.
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"My Neighbor, Theodore Roosevelt" by Hamlin Garland, 1919 October. 1 folder.
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Marshall, Francis C., Brigadier General, 1918-1919. 1 folder.
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"Theodore Roosevelt as a Man of Letters" by Brandler Matthews, Munsey's Magazine, 1919 March. 1 folder.
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Jusserand, Jean Jules, 1919 November 6. 1 folder.
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Kipling, Rudyard, 1919 April 15. 1 folder.
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(Includes a copy of his poem "Great Heart" about Roosevelt.)

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"Theodore Roosevelt" by Elihu Root, 1919. 1 folder.
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(Speech delivered before the Rocky Mountain Club on October 27, 1919.)

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"Theodore Roosevelt," a poem by Charles Hanson Towne, originally published in The New York Tribune, undated. 1 folder.
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Miscellaneous Letters and Notes, 1917-1921. 1 folder.
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(Regarding providing materials for this book of manuscript materials or about Roosevelt.)

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"Photographs: Theodore Roosevelt, Family and Friends", 1916-1919. 1 folder.
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Correspondence Removed from Julian Street's Extra-illustrated Copy of Joseph Bucklin Bishop's Theodore Roosevelt and His Times (1920), 1916-1939. 1 folder.
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(Correspondence with legislators and other government officials about Roosevelt and this book of manuscript materials, and a small amount of correspondence with the Roosevelt family.)

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