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Henry Cabot Lodge Correspondence

An inventory of his correspondence at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924.
Title: Henry Cabot Lodge Correspondence
Inclusive Dates: 1877-1924
Quantity: 0.5 linear ft.
Abstract: Papers of the U.S. Senator, editor, author. Outgoing letters to William H. Coolidge, Edward A. Filene, Curtis Guild, Jr., R.U. Johnson, Harry B. Kirtland, William S. Kyle, J.S. Henley Luce, Stephen Luce, George H. Moses, W.T. Sedgwick, A.R. Turner, Frank E. Woodward, and others.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
http://scrc.syr.edu

Biographical History

Henry Cabot Lodge (1850-1924) was an author and editor, and a United States senator from Massachusetts.

Henry Cabot Lodge was born at Boston on 12 May 1850, the son of John Ellerton and Anna (Cabot) Lodge. After graduation from Harvard College with the class of 1871 and a year of travel, he entered the Harvard Law School, from which he graduated in 1874. Offered an assistant editorship of the North American Review, Lodge began a literary career whose products include biographies of Washington, Hamilton, Webster, and George Cabot, his great- grandfather, as well as several collections of essays and speeches and contributions to various periodicals. In 1876 he obtained his Ph.D. in political science, the first doctorate in that field awarded by Harvard.

His political career was initiated in 1879 by his successful candidacy for the Massachusetts House of Representatives from Nahant, which he represented for two terms. Failing in attempts to win a state Senate seat and a Republican nomination for Congress, he enhanced his political stature by successfully managing the 1883 Republican gubernatorial campaign in Massachusetts. Although defeated for Congress in 1884, his adherence to the Republican regulars made possible his nomination and election in 1886. During his terms in the House (1887-1893), he became known for his association with the Force Bill and his advocacy of civil-service reform.

Selected by the Massachusetts legislature as senator in 1893, he began his thirty-one- year service in the Senate, where he helped draft the Pure Food and Drug Law, displayed protectionist views on tariff matters, fought free silver, supported acquisition of the Philippines, and opposed women's suffrage and direct election of U.S. senators. He was re- elected to the Senate in 1899, 1905, 1911, 1916, and 1922. In the field of foreign affairs, Lodge held great influence during the Roosevelt presidency. In 1918 he was elected the majority leader of the Senate, and from the Foreign Relations Committee, of which he was chairman, he led opposition to the Peace Treaty and Covenant of the League of Nations. As the senior member of the Senate, he continued in his role of influence on foreign affairs during the Harding administration. Lodge married Anna Cabot Mills Davis; their children included George Cabot Lodge (1873-1902), the poet. Senator Lodge died at Cambridge on 9 November 1924.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Henry Cabot Lodge Correspondence contains 237 letters and two enclosures of printed material. Span dates are 1877 to 1924, although the years 1910 to 1922 are the most heavily represented. All letters save one are outgoing. The principal correspondents of Senator Lodge in this collection are John D. Henley Luce (69 letters), Stephen Bleecker Luce, naval officer and founder of the Naval War College (39 letters), and Curtis Guild, Jr. (14 letters). There are 108 other letters from Lodge to approximately 77 correspondents and six letters to unidentified correspondents. An index of the correspondence is appended to this inventory.

An enclosure in a note of 29 September 1908 is a Boston imprint of 1822, Defence of the exposition of the middling interest (Shoemaker 8523). The letters reflect constituents concerns on pending legislation. Subjects treated include tariff revision, child labor, national defense, the Corrupt Practices Act, sugar, Puerto Rico, arbitration commissions and treaties, the Spanish-American War, and World War I.

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Arrangement of the Collection

Arrangement of the letters is chronological, and enclosures are filed with the letters they accompanied.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Related Material

See also the Theodore Roosevelt Collection for a bound, 400-page volume of typescript carbon copies of letters exchanged between Henry Cabot Lodge and Theodore Roosevelt from 1884 to 1917.

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Subject Headings

Persons

Coolidge, William H.
Filene, E. A. (Edward Albert), 1860-1937.
Guild, Curtis, 1860-1915.
Johnson, Robert Underwood, 1853-1937.
Kirtland, Harry B.
Kyle, William S.
Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924.
Luce, John D. Henley.
Luce, Stephen Bleecker, 1827-1917.
Moses, George Higgins, 1969-1944.
Sedgwick, W. T. (William Thompson), 1855-1921.
Turner, A. R.
Woodward, Frank Ernest, 1853-1921.

Subjects

Legislators -- United States.
Politicians -- United States.

Places

United States -- Foreign relations -- 1865-1921.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1865-1933.

Occupations

Legislators.
Politicians.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Henry Cabot Lodge Correspondence
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1962-1969.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: EL
Date: Jul 1976
Revision history: 17 Jun 2009 - converted to EAD (MRC); 4 Jan 2017 - index code fixed (MRC)

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Inventory

Correspondence
Box 1 [General] 1874-1878 (3 items)
Box 1 [General] 1880-1885 (4 items)
Box 1 [General] 1886-1889 (4 items)
Box 1 [General] 1890 (7 items)
Box 1 [General] 1891-1892 (7 items)
Box 1 [General] 1893-1894 (7 items)
Box 1 [General] 1897 (4 items)
Box 1 [General] 1898 (8 items)
Box 1 [General] 1899 (4 items)
Box 1 [General] 1900 (7 items)
Box 1 [General] 1901-1903 (4 items)
Box 1 [General] 1904-1905 (10 items)
Box 1 [General] 1907 (5 items)
Box 1 [General] 1908-1909 (6 items)
Box 1 [General] 1910 (12 items)
Box 1 [General] 1911 (11 item)
Box 1 [General] 1912-1913 (10 items)
Box 1 [General] 1914-1915 (11 item)
Box 1 [General] 1916 (19 items)
Box 1 [General] 1917 (17 items)
Box 1 [General] 1918 (16 items)
Box 1 [General] 1919 (14 items)
Box 1 [General] 1920 (9 items)
Box 1 [General] 1921 (14 items)
Box 1 [General] 1922 (9 items)
Box 1 [General] 1923-1924 (9 items)
Box 1 Partially dated (5 items)
Box 1 Undated (1 item)

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Index to correspondence

All correspondence is outgoing (from HCL) unless otherwise indicated.

  • [ ,] Louisa ("Isa") : 1877 Jul 17, [no place]; 1897 Dec 31, Washington; 1899 Nov 19, Washington; 1900 Mar 4, Washington; 1900 Mar 14, Washington; 1900 May 12, Washington
  • Aimes, Mr. [ ] : 1908 Sep 29, Nahant
  • Appleton, Francis H. : 1903 Feb 27, [Washington]
  • Barrett, John : 1919 Jan 7, Washington
  • Bieler, Frank I. : 1917 Oct 26, Nahant
  • Brairelie, Anselino : 1910 Mar 25, Washington
  • Brown, Mrs. Gilbert C. : 1922 Sep 28, Washington
  • Brush, Dr. G.W. : 1905 Feb 3, [Washington]
  • Bryce, [James] : 1894 Nov 5, Nahant
  • Burbank, J.E. : 1910 Apr 9, [Washington]
  • Butler, E.S. : 1910 Mar 29, Washington
  • Chandler, Alice G. : 1922 Jul 31, [Washington]
  • Coolidge, William H. : 1910 Feb 25, [Washington]; 1910 Mar 17, [Washington]; 1910 Apr 5, Washington
  • Cousins, Mr. [ ] : 1898 Sep 21, Nahant
  • Cox, Miss L.A. : 1910 Apr 29, [Washington]
  • Davis, Hayne : 1907 Feb 8, Washington
  • Day, Robert C. : 1902 Jul 21, Nahant
  • Deane, Mr. [ ] : 1878 Apr 19, Boston
  • Dickinson J[acob] M. (incoming) : 1910 Feb 24, [Washington]
  • Douglass, Adeline A. : 1911 Jun 13, [Washington]
  • Dwinnell, Clifton H. : 1922 Feb 17, [Washington]
  • Ernst, Mr. [ ] : 1899 Jan 16, Washington
  • Estes, Dana Jr. : 1897 Jan 21, [Washington]
  • Fanning, Marshall B. : 1897 Apr 8, Washington
  • Ferris, Morris P. : 1897 Jan 20, [Washington]
  • Filene, Edward A. : 1918 Sep 2, [Washington]; 1924 Apr 18, [Washington]
  • Ford, Edward C. : 1913 Sep 22, Nahant
  • Gallinger, Sen. [Jacob H.] : 1908 Nov 23, [Washington]
  • Gardner, Charles W. : 1889 Feb 7, Washington
  • Goss, E.H. : 1904 Jul 13, Nahant
  • Goss, Mr. [ ] : 1898 Mar 7, Washington
  • Graves, Edwfard] O. : 1874 Aug 7, Nahant
  • Greenough, Charles P. : n.y. Oct 29, [no place]
  • Gude, Mrs. Helen R. : 1916 Dec 6, [Washington]
  • Guild, Col. Curtis, Jr. : 1892 May 12, Washington; 1892 May 24, Washington; 1892 Dec 9, Washington; 1892 Dec 10, Washington; 1893 Mar 16, Washington; 1901 May 23, [no place]; 1901 Nov 4, Nahant; 1904 Feb 27, [Washington]; 1904 Apr 4, [Washington]; 1904 Apr 19, [Washington]; 1904 Dec 7, [Washington]; 1905 Dec 4, [Washington]; 1905 Dec 8, Washington; n.y. Dec 11, Washington
  • Guild, Mrs. Curtis : 1915 Apr 14, Washington
  • Hagedorn, Hermann : 1921 Dec 12, [Washington]
  • Hall, Charles A. : 1919 Sep 9, [Washington]
  • Hannum, F.A. : 1916 Jan 31, [Washington]
  • Hartzell, Charles : 1921 Aug 11, [Washington]
  • Hazeltine, Mr. : 1899 Jan 12, Washington
  • Hickok, Rev. Paul R. : 1919 Jan 11, [Washington]
  • Hintze, Thomas H. : 1898 Nov 2, Nahant
  • Houghton, Mifflin & Co. : 1898 Feb 5, Washington; 1919 Jan 25, [Washington]
  • Howe, Walter C. : 1918 Apr 5, [Washington]
  • Jenkins, E.L. : 1890 Jan 13, Washington
  • Johnson, Mr. : 1891 Mar 12, Washington
  • Johnson, R.U. : 1924 Mar 11, [Washington]; 1924 Apr 26, [Washington]
  • Jones, Rebecca : 1910 Mar 30, [Washington]
  • Kilbreth, Mary G. : 1924 Jan 23, [Washington]
  • Kirtland, Harry B. : 1900 Sep 13, Nahant; 1900 Oct 6, Nahant; 1900 Oct 9, Nahant
  • Kyle, William S. : 1898 Sep 23, Nahant; 1909 Oct 5, Washington; 1910 Dec 31, Washington; 1921 Jul 15, Washington; 1921 Aug 8, Washington
  • Luce, John D. Henley : 1894 Aug 2, Washington; [1894] Dec 4, Washington; 1898 Mar 7, Washington; 1898 Apr 9, Washington; 1899 May 3, Rome; 1907 Feb 7, [Washington]; 1907 Dec 20, [Washington]; 1907 Dec 25, [Washington]; 1908 Feb 10, [Washington]; 1909 Sep 14, [Boston]; 1909 Oct 14, Nahant; 1911 Jan 1, Washington; 1911 Jan 20, Washington; 1911 Jan 28, Washington; 1911 Feb 22, [Washington]; 1911 Apr 20, [Washington]; 1911 Jun 1, [Washington]; 1911 Dec 26, Washington; 1912 Apr 25, [Washington]; 1912 Jun 7, [Washington]; 1912 Aug 1, Washington; 1912 Aug 15, [Washington]; 1912 Dec 26, [Washington]; 1913 Apr 7, [Washington]; 1913 Apr 24, [Washington]; 1913 May 31, [Washington]; 1913 Dec 29, Washington; 1914 Feb 27, [Washington]; 1914 Aug 29, [no place]; 1915 Jan 13, [Washington]; 1915 Feb 12, [Washington]; 1915 Nov 30, Washington; 1915 Dec 9, [Washington]; 1915 Dec 11, [no place]; 1915 Dec 22, [Washington]; 1916 Apr 26, [Washington]; 1916 May 10, [Washington]; 1916 May 21, [n.p.]; 1916 Jul 16, [no place]; 1916 Dec 16, [Washington]; 1916 Dec 25, Washington; 1916 Dec 28, [Washington]; 1917 Jan 3, [Washington]; 1917 Jan 10, [Washington]; 1917 Feb 5, [Washington]; 1917 Feb 17, [Washington]; 1917 Mar 7, [Washington]; 1917 Jun 4, [Washington]; 1917 Jun 6, [Washington]; 1917 Jul 29, [Washington]; 1917 Aug 6, Nahant; 1917 Sep 28, Nahant; 1918 Jan 19, Washington; 1918 Feb 4, [Washington]; 1918 Feb 7, [Washington]; 1918 Feb 21, [Washington]; 1918 Mar 30, [Washington]; 1918 Apr 13, [no place]; 1918 Aug 29, [Washington]; 1918 Oct 9, [Washington]; 1918 Oct 14, [Washington]; 1919 Feb 14, [Washington]; 1919 Jun 24, [Washington]; 1919 Aug 18, [Washington]; 1919 Aug 30, [Washington]; 1920 Jan 21, [Washington]; 1920 Feb 25, [Washington]; 1920 May 12, [Washington]; 1921 Jan 4, [Washington]
  • Luce, Stephen Bleecker : 1915 Oct 21, Nahant; 1915 Dec 25, [Washington]; 1916 Apr 8, Washington; 1916 Apr 11, [Washington]; 1916 Apr 28, [Washington]; 1916 May 4, [Washington]; 1916 May 8, [Washington]; 1916 [ca. Nov 8], Boston; 1916 Dec 22, [Washington]; 1916 Dec 29, [Washington]; 1917 Jan 4, [Washington]; 1917 Feb 3, [Washington]; 1917 Apr 11, [Washington]; 1917 Apr 13, [Washington]; 1917 Apr 18, [Washington]; 1918 Mar 22, [Washington]; 1918 Mar 25, [Washington]; 1918 Mar 29, [Washington]; 1918 Apr 3, [Washington]; 1919 Dec 26, [Washington]; 1919 Dec 29, [Washington]; 1920 Nov 29, [Washington]; 1921 Jan 19, [Washington]; 1921 Feb 2, [Washington]; 1921 Feb 23, [Washington]; 1921 Mar 25, [Washington]; 1921 May 14, [Washington]; 1921 May 19, [Washington]; 1921 Oct 13, [Washington]; 1921 Dec 26, [Washington]; 1922 Jan 3, [Washington]; 1922 Jan 11, [Washington]; 1922 May 22, [Washington]; 1922 Jun 7, Boston; 1922 Nov 13, Nahant; 1924 Jan 31, [Washington]; 1924 Aug 9, [Boston]; n.y. Dec 20, [Washington]; n.d. , [no place] [memorandum requesting admittance of Stephen B. Luce to see Admiral Palmer]
  • MacQueen, Peter : 1917 Mar 28, [Washington]
  • McCann, Commodore W.P. : 1889 Nov 11, Washington
  • Megrew, Mrs. John P. : 1919 Mar 15, [Washington]
  • Moody, Dean [ ] : n.y. Apr 30, [no place]
  • Moses, Sen. George H. : 1919 Oct 8, [Washington]; 1920 Aug 16, Nahant; 1921 Apr 18, [Washington]; 1924 Mar 14, [Washington]
  • Munro, David A. : 1904 Jul 30, Nahant
  • National Cash Register Co. : 1922 Feb 8, [Washington]
  • Newcomb, H.T. : 1907 Feb 16, [Washington]
  • Nichols, George D. : 1910 Mar 23, [Washington]
  • Norris, Mr. : 1898 Aug 8, Nahant; n.y. Mar 9, [Boston]
  • Olcott, [ ] : 1880 Sep 19, Nahant
  • Orlandini, Vittorio : 1920 Apr 29, [Washington]
  • Orth, John : 1919 Oct 3, [Washington]
  • Parker, Mr. and Mrs. : 1890 May 6, Washington
  • Prang, Mrs. Louis : 1910 Mar 30, [Washington]
  • Putnam, Capt. Eben : 1919 Sep 11, [Washington]
  • Putnam, George] H. : 1891 Mar 11, [Washington]
  • Sedgwick, Prof. W.T. : 1900 Dec 24, Washington
  • Sedgwick, W.T. : 1918 Sep 4, [Washington]
  • Shepard, John : 1920 Jan 1, [Washington]
  • Stetson, W. Graydon : 1916 Apr 17, Washington
  • Taggard, Henry : 1923 Oct 23, Nahant
  • Turner, A.R., Jr. : 1890 Mar 19, [no place]; 1890 Jun 10, [no place]; 1890 Jun 22, [no place]; 1890 Dec 9, [no place]; 1891 Mar 9, [no place]; 1911 Dec 1, [no place]; 1911 Dec 1, [no place]; 1911 Dec 5, [no place]
  • Unidentified : "Sir" 1884 Dec 16, [Boston]; "My dear Sir" 1885 Mar 14, Boston; "My dear Sir" 1886 Nov 24, [no place]; "Dear Sir" 1887 Apr 24, [Washington]; "My dear Sir" 1890 Nov 20, Washington; "My dear Sir" 1924 Jan 21, [Washington]
  • Warfield, E.D. : 1893 Mar 24, Washington
  • Watson, Caroline A. : 1920 Sep 20, Nahant
  • Woodward, Frank E. : 1920 May 6, [Washington]
  • Woodward, Mr. : 1894 Dec 3, Washington; 1894 Dec 21, Washington
  • Worthington, Mr. [ : 1884 Oct 25, Boston
  • Wright, Samuel C. : 1905 Jan 14, Washington
  • Young, Benjamin Loring : 1916 Jul 1, [Washington]

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