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Ansley Wilcox scrapbook, 1901

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Scrapbook of newspaper and magazine clippings compiled by Ansley Wilcox, regarding the Pan-American Exposition, President William McKinley's assassination and Theodore Roosevelt's inauguration in his home in 1901.

Resource Type: Scrapbook

Subject: Pan-American Exposition; Presidents--Assassination; Death and burial of a person; Presidents--Inauguration; Ansley Wilcox House (Buffalo, N.Y.); McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Czolgosz, Leon F., 1873?-1901; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1901

McKinley assassination and Jesuits

Description:

American Baptist Flag suggests that a Jesuit was involved in the assassination of William McKinley.

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Presidents--Assassination; Assassins; Crime--Religious aspects; Religion and politics; Jesuits; Catholic Church; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Czolgosz, Leon F., 1873?-1901

Date: 1901

Buffalo Evening Times, Vol. XXXV, No. 153, 6 O'Clock/4th Extra Edition, September 6, 1901

Description:

Buffalo Evening Times, Vol. XXXV, No. 153, 6 O'Clock/4th Extra Edition, September 6, 1901, pg. 1-8 (complete):

Page 1: Banner headline: Extra!/President McKinley Shot/At the Pan-American - Description of the events of the shooting up through Roswell Park's arrival during the surgery - "Reception to the President" - Short description of McKinley's arrival at the Pan-Am grounds before leaving for Niagara Falls - "President M'Kinley Welcomed at the Falls" - Description of McKinley's trip to Niagara Falls -"Vice-President Roosevelt" - Activities of Roosevelt in Burlington, VT

Page 4: - "A Remarkable Speech" - Article about President McKinley's speech at the Pan-American Exposition and McKinley's views of free trade and protectionism. - "Mostly About People" - Editorial article about the celebration of Labor Day at the Pan-American Exposition.

Page 5: - "Crowds of Yesterday Largest Yet Recorded" - Description of the ability of the Exposition to accommodate the 116,600 people that attended President's Day. Also gives extensive details of President McKinley's visit to the Exposition on the evening of September 5.

Page 7: - Advertisements for various Midway attractions at the Pan-American Exposition.

Page 8: - "Electricians Are At the Fair Today" - About Municipal Electricians' Day at the Pan-Am - "Descendants of the Mayflower are in Session" - About Mayflower Day at the Pan Am - "President's Day Notes" - "Jerseyman Goes to See President M'Kinley" - Short anecdotes of a visitor's experiences at the Pan Am

Resource Type: Newspaper

Subject: Pan-American Exposition; Presidents--Assassination; American newspapers; Ansley Wilcox House (Buffalo, N.Y.); McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Czolgosz, Leon F., 1873?-1901; McKinley, Ida Saxton, 1847-1907

Date: 1901-09-06

Buffalo Enquirer, Vol. 58, No. 34, Extra! No. 3, September 6, 1901

Description:

Buffalo Enquirer, Vol. 58, No. 34, Extra! No. 3, September 6, 1901, p. 1-10 (complete):

Page 1: Banner headline: McKinley Is Shot! - Page is mostly filled with large bold headlines. Short article describes the shooting and that McKinley had been taken to the Exposition Hospital.

Page 2: - "Notes on Politics" - Speculation about Mark Hanna's chances to succeed McKinley as President - Short editorial comments on news items including the likelihood of Hanna becoming the next President, reflections on the success of President's Day and the upcoming Rochester Day

Page 5: - "Only One Accident Reported at Pan Am" - "Two Complaints to the Police" - Two reported thefts at the Pan Am

Page 6: - "Death Knell of M'Kinleyism" - Text from article in London's The Star newspaper in reaction to McKinley's Pan Am speech

Page 8: - "Rochester Day at the Exposition" - Plans for special trains to transport people to the Pan Am the next day (Sept. 7) - "Missing Lads are Doing the Exposition" - Reports of boys running away to visit the Pan Am - "Rehearsal of Wedding in Big Cage" - Rehearsal of Wedding to take place in lion cage at the Pan Am on Railroad Day (Sept. 14)

Page 9: - "President's Reception" - Continuation of article originally printed on Page 1, before the news of the shooting; includes details of McKinley's visit to the Pan Am on Sept. 5

Page 10: - "Programme for Rhode Island Day" - Schedule of events to be held in the Temple of Music in honor of Rhode Island Day (Sept. 10)

Resource Type: Newspaper

Subject: Pan-American Exposition; Presidents--Assassination; American newspapers; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; McKinley, Ida Saxton, 1847-1907; Czolgosz, Leon F., 1873?-1901; Hanna, Marcus Alonzo, 1837-1904

Date: 1901-09-06

Buffalo Evening Times, Vol. XXXV, No. 153, 7 O'Clock/6th Extra Edition, September 6, 1901

Description:

Buffalo Evening Times, Vol. XXXV, No. 153, 7 O'Clock/6th Extra Edition, September 6, 1901, pg. 1-8 (complete):

Page 1: Banner headline: 6th Extra!/President McKinley Shot/At the Pan-American - Description of the events of the shooting up through Dr. Roswell Park's arrival during the surgery. - "Reception to the President" - Short description of McKinley's arrival at the Pan-Am grounds before leaving for Niagara Falls - "President M'Kinley Welcomed at the Falls" - Description of McKinley's trip to Niagara Falls

Page 3: - "Our Part in President's Day" - Detailed report of the luncheon held in honor of Mrs. McKinley (which she did not attend) in the Women's Building at the Pan Am

Page 4: - "A Remarkable Speech" - Article about President McKinley's speech at the Pan-American Exposition and McKinley's views of free trade and protectionism. - "Mostly About People" - Editorial article about the celebration of Labor Day at the Pan-American Exposition.

Page 5: - "Crowds of Yesterday Largest Yet Recorded" - Description of the ability of the Exposition to accommodate the 116,600 people that attended President's Day. Also gives extensive details of President McKinley's visit to the Exposition on the evening of September 5.

Page 7: - Advertisements for various Midway attractions at the Pan-American Exposition.

Page 8: - "Electricians Are At the Fair Today" - About Municipal Electricians' Day at the Pan-Am - "Descendants of the Mayflower are in Session" - About Mayflower Day at the Pan Am - "President's Day Notes" - "Jerseyman Goes to See President M'Kinley" - Short anecdotes of a visitor's experiences at the Pan Am

Resource Type: Newspaper

Subject: Pan-American Exposition; Presidents--Assassination; American newspapers; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Czolgosz, Leon F., 1873?-1901; McKinley, Ida Saxton, 1847-1907

Date: 1901-09-06

The Union and Advertiser, Vol. 76 No. 212, Rochester, N.Y., Friday Evening September 6 1901.

Description:

The Union and Advertiser, Vol. 76 No. 212, Rochester, N.Y., Friday Evening September 6 1901. Pages 1-6:

Page 1: Banner headline: President's Injuries Serious But Not Necessarily Fatal. - Sub-headline 1: Shot in the Temple of Music as He Was Shaking Hands With the General Public. - Sub-headline 2: The Would-Be Assassin Quickly Knocked Down by a Blow From Secret Service Man Foster. - Sub-headline 3: The Executive Quickly Removed to the Service Building Where He is Receiving Attention at the Hands of Physicians. - Large illustration of McKinley's profile. Caption: "President McKinley." - "Shot While Shaking Hands." - information on McKinley's condition, the name of the assassin (Czolgosz), and Mrs. McKinley's ignorance of the act at press time.

Resource Type: Newspaper

Subject: Presidents--Assassination; American newspapers; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Czolgosz, Leon F., 1873?-1901; McKinley, Ida Saxton, 1847-1907

Date: 1901-09-06

New York Herald, September 7, 1901

Description:

New York Herald, September 7, 1901, pages 3-14:

Page 3: Banner headline: Anarchists Shoots the President -- Six of Clan/Arrested in Chicago --- Doctors Are Hopeful - Black ink drawing the interior of the Temple of Music and portrait of William McKinley - "Leon Czolgosz, Pole, Fired the Shots While He was Shaking Hands with His Victim" - Details of the shooting - "Leading Interests Will Support the Market" - Statement by James Stillman, president of the National City Bank (cont. on pages 4-5)

Page 4: Banner headline: Vice President Roosevelt Hurrying on to Buffalo - Drawings captioned: Bird's Eye View of the Pan-American Exposition Grounds; The Service Building - The President was Taken to the Hospital in This Building - "Description of the President's Wounds" - Statement by George B. Cortelyou

Page 5: Banner headline: Mrs. M'Kinley Brave When Told Her Husband was Hurt - Drawings captioned: McKinley's Birth Place; The Old Sparrow House, Poland, O., Where McKinley Enlisted in 1862; Mrs. Nancy A. McKinley, Mother of the President; McKinley, As a New Recruit - "Mrs. M'Kinley Bravely Receives Terrible News" - How Mrs. McKinley was told - "Mr. Roosevelt Hurries to President's Bedside" - How TR found out about the shooting and got to the train headed to Buffalo - "William Jennings Bryan Says, Wipe Anarchy from the Earth" - Statement by Bryan - "Police Cannot Trace Either Assassin's Past or Friends" - Attempts to locate where Czolgosz came from - "All Nations May Join In Stamping Out Anarchism" - Reaction of foreign diplomats in Washington and proposed actions

Page 6: Banner headline: Leading Financiers Plan to Meet the Shock to Wall Street - Seven portrait photographs of Mrs. McKinley through the years; photograph of William McKinley at the time of his marriage; McKinley home in Canton - "Members of the Cabinet Hurrying to Buffalo" - Where various current and former Cabinet members were when they heard the news - "Consternation at the White House" - How the news of McKinley's shooting reached people in the White House - "Mr. Roosevelt May Be President on Ground of 'Inability to Act'" - Speculation about any transfer of power - "Herald Sends News to Liner at Sea" - One example of the unique ways the news spread - "News of Tragedy Levels All Ranks at Washington" - How news spread in Washington and comments from some officials - "Precautions to Guard President" - General discussion of the President's security

Page 7: Banner headline: Whole Country Shocked by the News of the Shooting - Portrait photograph of Theodore Roosevelt (copyrighted 1898 by G.G. Rockwood) - "Prayers for President, Curses for Assassin" - Statements from Chauncey Depew, Thomas Platt and other politicans about McKinley's shooting - "Cardinal Gibbons' Eloquent Tribute" - "'It is Horrible! Awful!' Senator Hanna Exclaims" - Mark Hanna's reactions after finding out about McKinley's shooting from an Associated Press reporter - "Our Vice President as His Speeches Show Him" - Roosevelt's views on five issues with excerpts from speeches - "Americans Besiege London Wire Offices" - Reaction from Americans in London and English newspapers - "Deserved Lynching, Says Cornelius Bliss" - Anti-anarchist - "Stocks Declined When President Garfield Was Shot" - List of principal stocks and the values on July 1 and 2, 1881

Page 8: Banner headline: Three Other Presidents Have Been Attacked by Assassins - Portrait photographs of King Humbert of Italy, The Late Empress of Austria, President Carnot of France, Caserio Santo, Luchennie, Bresci - "Financiers are Alert, But Fully Confident" - Statements of big businessman including J.P. Morgan - "History in Brief of Attacks on Rulers' Lives" - List of assassinations and attempts from around the world - "News of the Shooting Plunges Canton in Grief" - "'Mr. M'Kinley Has an Even Chance'" - Speculation by Dr. Robert Reyburt

Page 9: - "New Yorkers Shocked, Seek News Bulletins" - How news was spread in New York City - "His Life One of Great Events" - Biography of McKinley - "It Must Have Been the Act of a Madman" - Statement by Grover Cleveland

Page 10: - Short news items and editorials, including some about McKinley

Page 11: - "Mr. M'Kinley's Changed Policy" - Speculation in German newspaper about McKinley changing protectionist policies, based on McKinley's speech at the Pan Am - "Methodists Cheer M'Kinley's Words" - News item from conference - pre-shooting

Resource Type: Newspaper

Subject: Presidents--Assassination; American newspapers; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; McKinley, Ida Saxton, 1847-1907; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Cortelyou, George B. (George Bruce), 1862-1940; Czolgosz, Leon F., 1873?-1901; Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Depew, Chauncey M. (Chauncey Mitchell), 1834-1928; Hanna, Marcus Alonzo, 1837-1904; Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908

Date: 1901-09-07

Buffalo Morning Express, Vol. LVI, No. 203, September 7, 1901

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Buffalo Morning Express, Vol. LVI, No. 203, September 7, 1901, p. 1-10 (complete):

Page 1: Banner headline: The President Shot at the Exposition - "Fred Nieman, a Supposed Anarchist, Attempts to Assassinate Him at the Reception" - Details of McKinley's day up until the shooting and the exact events of the shooting; also includes reaction in Washington, D.C., and responses of officials (cont. on page 2) - "Senseless and Inhuman" - Editorial response to the shooting

Page 3: - "Talk of Lynching" - Crowd control outside police headquarters - "Exposition Goes On" - Daily attendance statistics and plans for days to go ahead as scheduled - "No Panic Likely" - Speculation of the stock market's reaction

Page 4: - Short editorials including some about the shooting of McKinley

Page 5: - "Gov. Odell Shocked" - Response by New York State Governor who was hurried to Buffalo

Resource Type: Newspaper

Subject: Presidents--Assassination; American newspapers; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; McKinley, Ida Saxton, 1847-1907; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Czolgosz, Leon F., 1873?-1901; Odell, Benjamin B. (Benjamin Barker), 1854-1926

Date: 1901-09-07

Democrat & Chronicle, 69th Year. Rochester, N.Y., Saturday, September 7, 1901.

Description:

Democrat & Chronicle, 69th Year. Rochester, N.Y., Saturday, September 7, 1901. Front page only:

Page 1: Banner headline: The President Shot! - Sub-headline 1: Appalling Crime at the Pan-American Sub-headline 2: Murderous Deed Committed by an Anarchist. - Sub-headline 3: Two Shots Fired, Both of Which Took Effect, by a Treacherous Scoundrel, Who Approached the President in a Friendly Manner --- The Assassin Quickly Seized and Lodged in Prison. - Large illustration of McKinley. Caption: "The President was shot in the Temple of Music at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon while holding a reception. The assassin was a well dressed man, who held the revolver under a handkerchief in one hand while he extended the other. The assassin is a Pole named Leon Czolgosz. The place of his residence is not positively known. He is in jail and is very reticent." - "The Assassin Confesses." - Czolgosz cites teachings of Emma Goldman as impetus for assassination attempt. - "How the News Was Broken to Mrs. McKinley." - report of Mrs. McKinley's hearing of the assassination attempt and her conversation with Dr. Rixey regarding the President's condition.

Page 2: "Appalling Crime at the Pan-American" (cont'd from p. 1) - "An Infuriated Crowd Was Anxious to Lynch the Prisoner" - "Cardinal Gibbons. The Catholic Prelate Filled With Sorrow and Consternation." - "His Niagara Trip. The President Had Enjoyed a Ride on the Gorge Railway." - "Great Fortitude. President's Actions and Words at the Time of the Shooting." - "Anarchists at Paterson. Express No Regret, but Deny that McKinley was a Marked Man." - "Roosevelt in Vermont. The Vice-President Hears the News and Starts for Buffalo." - "Wise's Telegram. News of the Attempted Murder Forwarded to Washington." - "New York Stunned. First Resolutions of Sympathy Passed By Democrats." - "Excitement in London. Englishmen Who Heard the News Expressed Sympathy and Indignation." - "Arrests in Chicago. Six Men Seized on the Strength of Information from Buffalo." - "Question of Punishment. The Grand Jury of Erie County Seems to Have Jurisdiction."

Resource Type: Newspaper

Subject: Presidents--Assassination; American newspapers; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; McKinley, Ida Saxton, 1847-1907; Czolgosz, Leon F., 1873?-1901; Rixey, Presley Marion, 1852-1928; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Goldman, Emma, 1869-1940

Date: 1901-09-07

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt Cowles

Description:

Vice President Roosevelt assures his sister that President McKinley is recovering from an assassination attempt, and Roosevelt surely will be able to visit in four weeks as planned. He discusses what he perceives as a lack of severity in the potential punishment for the gunman, and the violation against the principles of freedom and good government worldwide.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Presidents--Assassination; Politicians--Travel; Assassination--Moral and ethical aspects; Dinners and dining; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Czolgosz, Leon F., 1873?-1901

Date: 1901-09-07

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