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Author Baker, Newton Diehl, 1871-1937.
Title Newton D. Baker letters to Thomas J. Howells, 1914-1937.


Description .3 linear foot (1 box)
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Summary Collection consists of letters from Baker to Thomas J. Howells of Pittsburgh, Pa., written from Cleveland, Ohio, during Baker's tenure as mayor, from Washington, D.C., while Baker was Secretary of War, and later at Cleveland where Baker practiced law. Letters relate to Baker's life and responsibilities in Cleveland, and to national and international politics including comments on relations between the United States and Mexico, World War I problems, the Training Camp Activities Commission of which Baker was appointed a member, conscientious objectors, the raising of bridges in Pittsburgh, transportation of soldiers home from France, President Wilson's health, the League of Nations, and business and personal affairs.
Additional Formats Transcripts of most letters available.
Biography Newton Diehl Baker (1871-1937) was an American lawyer, political leader and United States Secretary of War during World War I.
Subject Baker, Newton Diehl, 1871-1937.
Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924.
United States. War Dept. Training Camp Activities Commission.
League of Nations.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Participation, American.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Transportation.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Conscientious objectors.
Conscientious objection -- United States.
International relations.
Practice of law -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
Bridges -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh.
International organization.
Presidents -- United States -- Health.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Mexico.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1913-1921.
Cleveland (Ohio) -- Politics and government.
Occupation Lawyers.
Added Author Howells, Thomas J.
LCCN ms 72001000
Research Call Number MssCol 183