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Lee McClung Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1294

This collection consists of two letters exchanged between Lee McClung and William Loeb, secretary to President Theodore Roosevelt, in June of 1903 concerning an autographed presentation copy of The Winning of the West.

Dates

  • 1903 June 17-19

Language of Materials

This collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folders)

Abstract

This collection consists of two letters exchanged between Lee McClung and William Loeb, secretary to President Theodore Roosevelt, in June of 1903 concerning an autographed presentation copy of The Winning of the West.

Biographical/Historical Note

Thomas Lee McClung was born on March 26, 1870, in Knoxville, Tennessee. He graduated from Yale in 1892 and was appointed U.S. Treasurer in 1909. He died of typhoid fever in London on December 19, 1914.

William Loeb, Jr. was born on October 9, 1866 to Louisa (Meyer) and William Loeb. He was active in American politics, working under Theodore Roosevelt during his term as governor of New York and following him to the White House. He worked as the assistant secretary to the president before being made the secretary to the president in 1903. He married Catharine Wilhelmina Dorr and the two had one child, William Loeb III (who became a successful conservative newspaper publisher). Loeb died on September 19, 1937 and is buried in Laurel Hollow, New York.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480