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Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919) to William R. Castle

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00782.19 Author/Creator: Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919) Place Written: Oyster Bay, New York Type: Typed letter signed Date: 13 November 1915 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Writes to the assistant dean at Harvard (later founder of a professional consular service of the United States). Roosevelt encloses an article (not included) from the November 1915 Metropolitan magazine which had been vetted by James Brown Scott, an expert on international law. Roosevelt condemns isolationism, pacifism, Wilson's neutrality policies, and American indifference to Germany's August 1914 invasion of Belgium in violation of the Hague and Geneva Conventions. Includes interlinear editing and manuscript comments by Roosevelt. Written on Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York, letterhead.

People: Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.
Castle, William Richards, 1849-1935.
Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924.

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Keywords/Subjects: President, Education, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Law, Journalism, Neutrality, World War I, Treaty, Politics, Vice President

Sub Era: World War One