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Guide to the Francis B. (Francis Butler) Loomis Papers : microfilm , 1897-1939
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Series 1 Incoming Correspondence, ca. 1900 - 1932

Physical Description: 2 microfilm reels
Roll 1, Folder 1

Adee-Bryce

Roll 1, Folder 2

Bunau-Varilla, P.

Roll 1, Folder 3

Burleson-Conkling

Roll 1, Folder 4

Conde-Diaz

Roll 1, Folder 5

Dillingham-Durand

Roll 1, Folder 6

The Economist Hammond

Roll 1, Folder 7

Hanna-Hay

Roll 1, Folder 8

Hays Hurst

Scope and Content Note

This roll contains correspondence to Loomis and to others concerned with Loomis and or events in which he was involved. Roll I displays such correspondents as black educator Delilah L. Beasley, Nicholas Murray Butler, newspaperman Alfred Holman, John Hay, Andrew Carnegie, William H. Crocker, Senator J. B. Foraker, Charles Evans Hughes, and Carl B. Hurst. One of several highlights in this roll is a letter dated April 12, 1905, from Bunau-Varilla thanking Loomis for "the support you have given me in the most critical moment of my long effort towards the vindication of the Panama conception."
Roll 2, Folder 9

Holt-Leon

Scope and Content Note

This roll contains correspondence to Loomis and to others concerned with Loomis and or events in which he was involved. Roll I displays such correspondents as black educator Delilah L. Beasley, Nicholas Murray Butler, newspaperman Alfred Holman, John Hay, Andrew Carnegie, William H. Crocker, Senator J. B. Foraker, Charles Evans Hughes, and Carl B. Hurst. One of several highlights in this roll is a letter dated April 12, 1905, from Bunau-Varilla thanking Loomis for "the support you have given me in the most critical moment of my long effort towards the vindication of the Panama conception."
Roll 2, Folder 10

Libby-Montauban

Roll 2, Folder 11

Moore-Ohio Republican State Executive Committee

Roll 2, Folder 12

O'Laughlin-Pillsbury

Roll 2, Folder 13

Porter-Rodgers

Roll 2, Folder 14

Roosevelt, T.

Roll 2, Folder 15

Root-Shortridge

Roll 2, Folder 16

Sigsbee-Skinner

Roll 2, Folder 17

Smith-Thayer

Roll 2, Folder 18

Thompson-Zumeta

 

Series 2.1 Outgoing Correspondence, Letterbooks, 1903 - 1905

Physical Description: 2 microfilm reels

Scope and Content Note

Most of this outgoing correspondence pertains to Loomis' daily business. Throughout the series of letterbooks one finds reference to the Mast ranch in California and to personal business of a mundane character. However, upon closer inspection several important notes can be discovered. One example is a letter dated June 3, 1903, in which Loomis suggests to Senator Mark Hanna that Bunau-Varilla would be willing to provide information on, and help with, the Panama treaty. Another note dated August 14, 1903, instructs John Basset Moore to prepare the famous memorandum on the Panama question for President Roosevelt. Other correspondence concerns the Pedicaris kidnapping, F. Kent Loomis' death, Santo Domingo, and the Bowen Affair.
Roll 3, Volume 1

February 12-October 27, 1903

Roll 3, Volume 2

October 28, 1903-July 13, 1904

Roll 4, Volume 3

July 14, 1904-February 20, 1905

Roll 4, Volume 4

February 21-August 28, 1905

Roll 4, Volume 5

August 29-October 11, 1905

 

Series 2.2 Outgoing Correspondence, ca. 1900 - 1932

Physical Description: 0.6 microfilm reel
Roll 5, Folder 19

July 19, 1900-June 20, 1905

Roll 5, Folder 20

July 28, 1905-June 23, 1907

Roll 5, Folder 21

January - December 19, 1908

Roll 5, Folder 22

January 18-February 26, 1909

Roll 5, Folder 23

March 1, 1909-September 14, 1916

Roll 5, Folder 24

January 26, 1917-September 24, 1931

Roll 5, Folder 25

January 4, 1932Undated Correspondence

 

Series 3 Career Records, 1892 - 1935

Physical Description: ca. 2 microfilm reels
Roll 5, Folder 26

Bowen Affair: Charges, Statements, and Replies by Loomis

Roll 5, Folder 27

Bowen Affair: Statements

Roll 5, Folder 28

Bowen Affair: Testimony

Roll 5, Folder 29

Bowen Affair: Mercado Claim

Roll 6, Folder 30

Bowen Affair: Published Material

Roll 6, Folder 31

Venezuela: Treaty of 1836

Roll 6, Folder 32

Venezuela: 1897-1936

Roll 6, Folder 33

Venezuela: Published Material 1892-1924

Roll 6, Folder 34

Panama Canal 1903-1934

Additional Note

The Bowen Affair documents are continued on Roll VI, concluding with a published record of the case. The following career records consist of treaties, notes, and published material on Venezuela, and the Panama Canal. A notable item contained in the Venezuelan records is a peace treaty between the U.S. and Venezuela dated 1836. The Panama Canal material includes a booklet depicting the steps taken to build the canal.
Roll 7, Folder 35

Ethiopia (Abyssinia) 1904-1935

Roll 7, Folder 36

John Paul Jones Mission

Roll 7, Folder 37

Santo Domingo 1905-1906

Roll 7, Folder 38

Japan 1903-1912

Roll 7, Folder 39

Miscellaneous Career Records

 

Series 4 Biographical Information, Speeches, and Articles, ca. 1900 - ca. 1935

Physical Description: 1.4 microfilm reels
Roll 7, Folder 40

Biographical Information

Roll 7, Folder 41

Appointments and Honors

Roll 7, Folder 42

Speeches by Loomis

Roll 7, Folder 43

Miscellaneous Political Material

Roll 7, Folder 44

Printed Speeches by Loomis

Roll 7, Folder 45

Speeches by Mrs. Loomis

Roll 8, Folder 46

Articles written by and about Loomis

Roll 8, Folder 47

Proceedings of International Conference, American Society for Judicial Settlement of International Dispute

 

Series 5 Photographs, 1888 - 1901

Physical Description: 0.5 microfilm reels
Roll 8, Folder 48

Loomis Family Portraits

Roll 8, Folder 49

Photographs

Roll 8, Folder 50

Photographs

Roll 8, Folder 51

Trip up Orinoco River 1898-99

Roll 8, Folder 52

Venezuela 1897-1901

Roll 8, Folder 53

Venezuela 1897-1901

 

Series 6 Scrapbook Clippings, 1899 - 1901 ; n.d.

Physical Description: 0.5 microfilm reels

Additional Note

Roll VIII begins with articles written by and about Loomis. His contributions to the Independent define the government's position in Panama and Santo Domingo as he saw it. The article Our Diplomatic Science and its Needs was only one of his many efforts to improve the efficiency of the State Department. This roll contains photos and photo scrapbooks of newspaper clippings which have been arranged loosely by subject.
Roll 8, Folder 54

McKinley, Marriage, and Venezuela

Roll 8, Folder 55

Venezuela 1899

Roll 8, Folder 56

Venezuela 1900-1901

Roll 8, Folder 57

Bowen Affair and Personal

Roll 8, Folder 58

Portugal and Personal

Roll 8, Folder 59

Panama and Santo Domingo

Roll 8, Folder 60

John Paul Jones Mission

Roll 8, Folder 61

Asia, Venezuela, and Personal

Roll 9, Folder 62

Venezuela and Clippings

 

Series 7 Miscellaneous, Keepsakes, Menus, Invitations, Programs, Postcards, and Autographs, n.d.

Physical Description: Not Photographed
Roll 9, Folder 63

Duplicate Documents

Roll 9, Folder 64

Autographs

Roll 9, Folder 65

Postcards

Roll 9, Folder 66

Messages of the President

Roll 9, Folder 67

Color Studies of the Pan-Pacific Expo

Roll 9, Folder 68

Menus

Roll 9, Folder 69

Christmas Cards and Calling Cards

Roll 9, Folder 70

Invitations

 

Series 8 Descendants of Joseph Loomis in America and His Antecedents in the Old World

Physical Description: 1 microfilm reel

Scope and Content Note

Series 7. Miscellaneous, has not been photographed. A few clippings of Venezuela from Series VI precede the records of the Loomis family. Descendants of Joseph Loomis in America and His Antecedents in the Old World has been filmed in its entirety. This was done to provide background information on Loomis and his family, and to preserve the material presented in this scarce publication.