William Sulzer Papers, 1880-1941.

Collection Number: 1147

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
William Sulzer papers, 1880-1941.
Collection Number:
1147
Creator:
William, Sulzer 1863-1941.
Quantity:
30.2 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, Manuscripts, Newspapers, Printed Materials, Publications, Scrapbooks
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Correspondence and scrapbooks of newspaper clippings and memorabilia, primarily concerned with Sulzer's political activities.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

William Sulzer was a lawyer, a U.S. Representative from New York, 1895-1912, and governor of New York from January 1 to October 18, 1913, when he was removed from office.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Correspondence and scrapbooks of newspaper clippings and memorabilia, primarily concerned with Sulzer's political activities. The material relates to Sulzer's campaign for direct primary elections for New York State and his impeachment and subsequent removal from the office of Governor. Includes letters from government officials, organizations, and private citizens giving their views and discussing action taken on these two matters. Also letters concerning such matters as the Governors' Conference, good roads, canal navigation, subway contracts, public institutions, petitions, and recommendations for various bills and resolutions, grievances, and complaints.
Also includes letters to Sulzer from Sun Yat-sen: one from Shangahi, 1916, expressing a desire to have the International Settlement in Shanghai and to institute reforms in city government in China; from Canton, 1918, concerning the current constitutional crisis in China and soliciting Sulzer's support; and a letter from Austin P. Snow, Washington, D.C., 1912, containing a copy of a letter from Sun Yat-sen concerning the recognition of the Chinese Republic.
Includes copy of "Watchman, What of the Night" (bound tract of the American Party), autographed by Governor Sulzer, September 1, 1916.
Also, an autograph book, (with signatures of such people as Edwin Markham, Vincent Astor, Thornton W. Burgess, John Dewey, Margaret Woodrow Wilson, and Harry Lauder), a letter (March 21, 1928) from Sulzer to M/M Thomas W. Evans, an essay by Sulzer, entitled, "Of Time and Space" and a few newspaper clippings.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Sulzer, William,1863-1941.
Brown, Austin P.
Fitch, Ashbel P.
Sun, Yat-sen, 1866-1925.

Subjects:
Primaries--New York (State)
Elections--New York (State)
Impeachments--New York (State)
Politicians.
Attorneys.

Places:
China--Politics and government.
Shanghai (China)--Politics and government.
New York (State)--Officials and employees.
United States--Officials and employees.
New York (State)--Politics and government.
New York (State)--Governors.
United States--Politics and government.

Form and Genre Terms:
Scrapbooks.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
William Sulzer papers, #1147. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
This file contains the information contained here, but also some additional notes.

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