Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930
- Existence: September 15, 1857 - March 8, 1930
Biographical / Historical
William H. Taft (1857-1930) was an American politician, government official, lawyer, and judge. He served as the president of the United States from 1909 to 1913, and as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court from 1921 to 1930.
Found in 42 Collections and/or Records:
The collection consists of correspondence and legal documents bearing the signatures of United States presidents, vice-presidents, cabinet members, and other historical figures. Portraits and photographs of the presidents complete the collection.
Correspondence, photographs, postcards, scrapbooks, and others papers compiled by Francis Willoughby Frost relating primarily to travel while accompanying United States Secretary of War William Howard Taft on a 1905 diplomatic mission resulting in the Taft-Katsura Agreement. Locations visited include Manila, Philippines, and Tokyo, Japan.
The papers consist of correspondence, writings, diaries, notes, photographs, and other papers relating to the personal life and professional career of Henry Solon Graves. The collection documents Graves' academic and administrative career, his professional writings and activities, and his service during World War I as a forestry engineer in France.
The papers consist of correspondence, bills, research materials, and topical files which document the political career of Ebenezer J. Hill, a United States Congressman from Connecticut, 1895-1913 and 1915-1917. Correspondence files contain constituent mail regarding requests for publications, political appointments, favors, and suggested votes on pending legislation. Frequent topics are military pensions, banking issues, currency matters, and U.S. Post Office appointments in Connecticut.
Correspondence, reviews of books, financial records, photographs and memorabilia. The correspondence largely concerns his search for jobs and discussion of early English poetry and Chaucer. Among his correspondents are William Lyon Phelps and William Howard Taft. Included also are transcripts of nine letters from Henry Rose Hinckley, father of Henry B. Hinckley, to his parents written from Yale College. The earliest letter (February 1858) contains an account of a town and gown riot.
Chiefly memoranda, outlines, notes, bibliographies, newspaper clippings, and other materials relating to the courses in bibliography that Keogh taught at Yale University from 1924 to 1938. There is also a small amount of personal correspondence, 1898-1916.