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Harry S. New collection

 Collection
Identifier: L299

Scope and Contents

The majority of the collection consist of Harry S. New’s correspondence regarding state and national politics, particularly the 1912, 1920, and 1924 Presidential elections. Correspondence also includes discussion of his work as U.S. postmaster general (1923-1929). New adds several notes throughout the collection (written in the early 1930s) that provide contextual background and significance of correspondence. New also provides his reminiscences of the 1896, 1908, and 1912 Presidential elections; 1898 election of Albert J. Beveridge to the U.S. Senate; the 1924 Republican National Convention; and on the development of the air mail system during his term as Postmaster General.

The collection also contains historical documents collected by New, including letters of Schuyler Colfax, Oliver P. Morton, and of John K. Gowdey’s correspondence to Marcus A. Hanna regarding the 1896 Presidential election.

Correspondents include George Ade, Bernard M. Baruch, Nicholas Murray Butler, Arthur Capper, Schuyler Colfax, Charles Curtis, Harry M. Daugherty, Charles G. Dawes, Edwin Denby, John K. Gowdey, Marcus A. Hanna, Warren G. Harding, Will H. Hays, Charles D. Hilles, George C. Hitt, Herbert Hoover, James M. Huff, Henry O. Johnson, Frank B. Kellogg, Robert Lansing, Henry Cabot Lodge, Andrew W. Mellon, Oliver P. Morton, John C. New, Merdith Nicholson, Bill Nye, Henry C. Payne, Elihu Root, Frederick E. Schortemeier, Leslie W. Shaw, Henry L. Stimson, William Howard Taft, Booth Tarkington, James E. Watson, John W. Weeks, and Frank B. Willis.

Dates

  • 1869-1938

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Harry Stewart New, born December 31, 1858, was the son of former U.S. Treasurer and Indianapolis banker John C. New. Harry New spent most of his life associated with Republican politics, working in the Indiana State Senate, U.S. Senate, and with the Republican National Committee (chairman 1907-1908). New also served as captain in the U.S. Army during the Spanish American War (1898). In 1923, President Warren G. Harding appointed New as U.S. postmaster general. Harding’s successor, President Calvin Coolidge re-appointed New in 1925, before retiring in 1929. Harry S. New died May 9, 1937.

Extent

0.3 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box)

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was purchased by Rare Books and Manuscripts from H.C. Rivercomb and Ray Baker Harris on 1923/12/08, in 1956, and 1972/02/09.

Accruals

No further additions are expected.

Related Archival Material

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

L560: Will H. Hays papers

Item List

Box 1, Folder 1. 1869 – 1886

12-30-1869 Schuyler Colfax to Daniel D. Pratt, ALS

5-9-1875 Oliver P. Morton to Daniel D. Pratt, ALS

5-12-1875 Oliver P. Morton to Daniel D. Pratt, ALS

8-21-1876 Oliver P. Morton to Harry New, ALS

3-8-1877 Harry New to Richard W. Thompson, ALS

1-31-1886 Memoir excerpt, failure of Ritsinger Bank

8-16-1886 Bill Nye to Harry News, ALS

Box 1, Folder 2. 1887 – 1899

4-9-1896 John K. Gowdy to Marcus A. Hanna, ALS (1 written letter, 3 typed letters), also includes attached news-clipping

4-9-1896 Henry S. New written note referring to letters written by John K. Gowdy, ALS

12-5-1897 Henry U. Johnson to Harry S. New, ALS

Box 1, Folder 3. 1900 – 1904

7-6-1900 Marcus A. Hanna to Harry C. New, TLS

1-3-1901 Marcus A. Hanna to Harry S. New, ALS

12-9-1901 George B. Cortelyou to Harry S. New, TLS

2-15-1902 Henry C. Payne to Harry S. New, TLS

2-20-1902 Telegram: Henry C. Payne to Harry S. News

2-21-1902 Henry C. Payne to Harry S. New, TLS

2-27-1902 Harry S. New to President Theodore Roosevelt (handwritten copy)

3-1-1902 Harry S. New to Henry C. Payne (handwritten copy)

3-6-1901 Telegram (9:10am): Henry C. Payne to Harry S. New

3-6-1901 Telegram (11:13am): Henry C. Payne to Harry S. New

3-8-1902 Henry C. Payne to Harry S. New, TLS

11-14-1904 Leslie M. Shaw to Harry S. New, ALS

Box 1, Folder 4. 1905 – 1919

3-25-1912 Telegram: William H. Taft to Harry S. New

3-26-1912 Telegram: William H. Taft to Harry S. New

4-16-1916 George Ade to Harry S. New, TLS

4-22-1916 George Ade to Harry S. New, TLS

11-7-1916 Will H. Hays to Harry S. New, ALS

11-8-1916 Nicholas Murray Butler to Harry S. New, TLS

11-11-1916 Meredith Nicholson to Harry S. New, ALS

11-22-1916 George Ade to Harry S. New, ALS

1-23-1919 Henry Cabot Lodge to Harry S. New, TLS

Box 1, Folder 5. 1920

6-29-1920 Telegram: Will H. Hays to Harry S. New

6-30-1920 Will H. Hays to Harry S. New, TL

7-27-1920 Warren G. Harding to Harry S. New, TLS

8-16-1920 Booth Tarkington to Harry S. New, ALS

9-9-1920 James E. Watson to Harry S. New, TLS

9-28-1920 Henry Cabot Lodge to Harry S. New, TLS

10-6-1920 Henry Cabot Lodge to Harry S. New, TLS

10-11-1920 Arthur Capper to Harry S. New, TLS

10-14-1920 Henry Cabot Lodge to Harry S. New, TLS

10-21-1920 Henry Cabot Lodge to Harry S. New, TLS

10-21-1920 Henry Cabot Lodge to Harry S. New, TLS

10-21-1920 Anna C. Beril (sp?) to Henry Cabot Lodge, ALS

10-25-1920 Arthur Capper to Harry S. New, TLS (with attached news-clipping)

12-10-1920 Booth Tarkington to Harry S. New, ALS

Box 1, Folder 6. 1921 – 1922

1-7-1921 Harry S. New to George B. Christian, Jr., TL (copy)

1-7-1921 Harry S. New to Warren G. Harding, TL (copy)

1-10-1921 Warren G. Harding to Harry S. New, TLS

2-11-1921 Warren G. Harding to Harry S. New, TLS

11-28-1921 Warren G. Harding to Harry S. New, TLS

2-2-1922 Warren G. Harding to Harry S. New, TLS

5-24-1922 Harry S. New to James E. Watson, detailing telegram to the editor of the Indianapolis News, TL

10-12-1922 Warren G. Harding to Harry S. New, TLS

Box 1, Folder 7. 1923

2-28-1923 Merritte W. Ireland to Harry S. New, TLS

2-28-1923 Robert Lansing to Harry S. New, TLS

2-28-1923 John W. Weeks to Harry S. New, ALS

3-5-1923 Ralph H. Cameron to Harry S. New, TLS

5-21-1923 George B. Cortelyou to Harry S. New, TLS

6-4-1923 Warren G. Harding to Harry S. New, TLS

7-27-1923 Harry S. New to Henry Cabot Lodge, TL

7-30-1923 Henry Cabot Lodge to Harry S. New, TLS

8-1-1923 Harry S. New to Henry Cabot Lodge, TL

8-2-1923 Henry Cabot Lodge to Harry S. New, TLS

8-18-1923 Henry Cabot Lodge to Harry S. New, TLS

9-13-1923 Frank B. Kellogg to Harry S. New, TLS (with attached news-clipping)

9-13-1923 Harry S. New to Frank B. Kellogg, TL

9-26-1923 Henry Cabot Lodge to Harry S. New, TLS

9-27-1923 Harry S. New to Henry Cabot Lodge, TL

9-29-1923 Harry S. New to Henry Cabot Lodge, TL

9-29-1923 Henry Cabot Lodge to Harry S. New, TLS

11-14-1923 George Sutherland to Harry S. New, TLS

11-16-1923 Charles G. Dawes to Harry S. New, TLS

12-3-1923 Harry S. New to Emmet Montgomery Reily, TLS

12-31-1923 Leo Stanton Rowe to Harry S. New

Box 1. Folder 8. 1924 – 1925

2-14-1924 Cary T. Grayson to Harry S. New, TLS

4-1-1924 Harry M. Daugherty to Harry S. New, TLS

4-1-1924 Harry S. New note

6-1924 Memoir excerpt, Republican National Convention – nomination for Vice President (2 copies)

7-19-1924 Newspaper Article: President Calvin Coolidge and his Cabinet

9-2-1925 Harry M. Daugherty to Harry S. New, TLS

12-12-1925 George B. Cortelyou to Harry S. New, TLS

Box 1, Folder 9. 1926 – 1927

3-17-1926 Herbert Hoover to Harry S. New, TLS

3-18-1926 Herbert Hoover to Harry S. New, TLS

11-4-1926 Frank B. Willis to Harry S. New, TLS

1-3-1927 Harry S. New to George C. Hitt, TL

2-8-1927 Will H. Hays to Harry S. New, TLS

2-11-1927 Harry S. New to Will H. Hays, TL

4-5-1927 Harry S. New to Will H. Hays, TL

4-29-1927 Harry S. New to Will H. Hays, TL

5-27-1927 Harry S. New to Will H. Hays, TL

8-25-1927 Harry S. New to Will H. Hays, TL

9-24-1927 Herbert Hoover to Harry S. New, TLS

10-19-1927 Memoir Excerpt: “He Had His Hour”

10-19-1927 Memoir Excerpt: “The Old Soldier Had His Hour” - memorial to General George G. Meade (4 copies)

10-19-1927 Additional notes relating to “The Old Soldier Has His Hour”

Box 1, Folder 10. 1928

1-7-1928 Harry S. New to Will H. Hays, TL

1-16-1928 Harry S. New to George C. Hitt, TLS

1-20-1928 George C. Hitt to Harry S. New, ALS

1-23-1928 Harry S. New to George C. Hitt, TL

1-30-1927 Will H. Hays to Harry S. New, TLS

2-9-1928 Harry S. New to Will H. Hays, TL

4-27-1928 Edwin Denby to Harry S. News, TLS

4-28-1928 George C. Hitt to Harry S. New, ALS

4-30-1928 Harry S. New to Edwin Denby, TL

4-30-1928 Harry S. New to George C. Hitt, TL

7-2-1928 Charles Curtis to Harry S. New, TLS

8-18-1928 Harry S. New to George C. Hitt, TL (2 copies)

8-22-1928 Harry S. New to Verne Patty, TLS

8-25-1928 George C. Hitt to Harry S. New, ALS

9-3-1928 Harry Stillwell Edwards to Harry S. New, TLS

9-10-1928 George C. Hitt to Harry S. New, ALS

9-12-1928 Harry S. New to George C. Hitt, TL

Box 1, Folder 11. 1929 – 1930

1-12-1929 W.W. Griest to Herbert Hoover, TL

2-23-1929 Calvin Coolidge to Harry S. New, TL

2-28-1929 Calvin Coolidge to Harry S. New, TL (2 copies)

3-5-1929 Herbert Hoover to Harry S. New, TLS

7-11-1929 Harry S. New to Library of Congress, TL

7-11-1929 Harry S. New to Library of Congress, TL

7-21-1929 Indianapolis newspaper article

11-4-1929 Will H. Hays to Harry S. New, TLS

12-20-1929 Will H. Hays to Harry S. New, TLS

2-15-1930 Memoir Excerpt: Taft Campaign (3 copies)

Box 1, Folder 12. 1931 – 1932

2-27-1931 Frank B. Kellogg to Harry S. New, TLS

2-27-1931 Frank B. Kellogg to Harry S. New, TLS

2-17-1932 Harry S. New to Ray E. Harris, TL (copy, with attached news article)

2-20-1932 Harry Daugherty’s Secretary (Katherine Carroll sp?) to Harry S. New, TLS

2-23-1932 Ray E. Harris to Harry S. New, TLS

2-29-1932 Lawrence C. Phipps to Harry S. New, TLS

3-3-1932 Harry Daugherty’s Secretary (Katherine Carroll sp?) to Harry S. New, TLS

3-3-1932 Memoir Excerpt: Warren G. Harding Nomination

3-4-1932 Harry Daugherty to Harry S. New, ALS

3-5-1932 Harry S. New to Ray E. Harris, TL (copy)

3-13-1932 Harry Daugherty to Harry S. New, ALS

5-29-1932 Harry S. New to Ray E. Harris, TL (copy)

5-25-1932 Harry S. New to Henry Daugherty, ALS (with attached news-clipping)

6-27-1932 Harry S. New to Ray Harris, TL (copy)

7-11-1932 Henry L. Stimson to Harry S. New, TLS

8-13-1932 James E. Watson to Harry S. New, TLS

11-11-1932 Herbert Hoover to Harry S. New, TLS

Box 1, Folder 13. 1933

1-9-1933 Harry S. New to Mr. Yeager, TLS

1-11-1933 Harry S. New to Mark Sullivan, TL

1-16-1933 Harry S. New notes and reminiscence

1-16-1933 Harry S. New to Mark Sullivan, TL

9-23-1933 Frank B. Kellogg to Harry S. New, TLS

12-8-1933 Frederick Schortemeier to Harry S. New, TLS

12-12-1933 Harry S. New to Frederick Schortemeier, TL (copy)

Box 1, Folder 14. 1934

3-3-1934 Frederick Schortemeier to Harry S. New, TLS

3-7-1934 Frederick Schortemeier to Harry S. New, TLS

3-31-1934 Harry Daugherty to Harry S. New, ALS

5-23-1934 Herbert Hoover to Harry S. New, TLS

9-28-1934 Elihu Root to Harry S. New, TLS

9-28-1934 “Six Years with Air Mail” manuscripts (4 copies plus notes)

Box 1, Folder 15. 1935

2-2-1935 Mr. Roberts (sp?) to Harry S. New, TLS (with photograph of Lew Wallace statue)

6-14-1935 Carter H. Harrison to Harry S. New, TLS

8-9-1935 Charles F. Remy to Harry S. New, TLS

8-9-1935 “Election of Albert J. Beveridge to United States Senate” manuscript

8-14-1935 Charles F. Remy to Harry S. New, TLS

Box 1, Folder 16. Jan. – Feb. 1936

1-4-1936 John T. Brush to Harry S. New, ALS

1-4-1936 Harry S. New notes

1-1936 “Across the Busy Years: Fourteen Republican Conventions” by Nicholas Murray Butler, GOP 1880 – 1896

2-1-1936 Harry S. New to Ray Baker (Harris), TL (Photostat negative)

2-19-1936 James M. Huff to Harry S. New, TLS (includes copy)

2-24-1936 James M. Huff to Harry S. New, TLS

2-1936 “Across the Busy Years: Fourteen Republican Conventions” by Nicholas Murray Butler, GOP 1900 – 1912

Box 1, Folder 17. March 1936

3-1936 “Across the Busy Years: Fourteen Republican Conventions” by Nicholas Murray Butler, GOP 1916

3-9-1936 James M. Huff to Harry S. New, TLS

3-12-1936 Steve Dover to Harry S. New, ALS

3-12-1936 Harry S. New memoirs (2 copies)

3-21-1936 “Caleb B. Smith, 1864” by Harry S. New (3 copies)

Box 1, Folder 18. April – Dec. 1936

4-11-1936 Harry S. New memoirs

5-2-1936 “Major General John L. Clem” by Harry S. New

5-4-1936 Harry S. New memoirs (3 copies)

5-14-1936 Andrew W. Mellon to Harry S. New, TLS

5-25-1936 Henry Daugherty to Harry S. New, TLS

6-5-1936 Henry Daugherty to Harry S. New, TLS

Box 1, Folder 19. 1937 – 1938

5-10-1937 Arthur Capper to Mrs. Harry S. New, TLS

5-12-1937 John Sargent to Mrs. Harry S. New, ALS

5-18-1937 Herbert Hoover to Mrs. Harry S. New, TLS

6-14-1937 John J. Pershing to Mrs. Harry S. New, TLS

7-14-1938 Will H. Hays to Mrs. Harry S. New estate, TLS

7-14-1938 Will H. Hays to Mrs. Harry S. New estate, TLS

7-29-1938 Will H. Hays to Mrs. Harry S. New estate, TLS

7-29-1938 Edmund M. Wasmuth to Will H. Hays, TL

Box 1, Folder 20. No Date

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2011/03 by Brent Abercrombie. EAD finding aid created 2018/05/02 by Lauren Patton.
Title
Harry S. New collection
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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