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Harry S. New
L299
1869 – 1938
1 mss box

Manuscript & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

Processed by: Brent Abercrombie, March 2011
                          

Biographical Note:

Harry Stewart New, born Dec. 31, 1858, was the son of former Treasurer of the United States 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, then-President Warren G. Harding appointed New as Postmaster General of the United States. Harding’s successor, President Calvin Coolidge re-appointed New in 1925, before retiring in 1929. Harry S. New died May 9, 1937.

Source:

American National Biography; Dictionary of American Biography; McMains, Howard F., ed. “Booth Tarkington and the League of Nations: Advice for Senator Harry S. New.” Indiana Magazine of History 84 (December 1988): 343-52.

Scope and Content Note:

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The collection also contains historical documents collected by New, including letters of Schuyler Colfax, Oliver P. Morton, and of John K. Gowdey’s correspondence to Marcus A. Hanna regarding the 1896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

Photocopying Policy:

Manuscript materials CANNOT be photocopied or digitized in their entirety. Photocopies and/or digital images cannot exceed 25% of a collection or a folder within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Check with a Manuscript Librarian for other options.

Box and Folder Listing:

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

Collection Information

Size of Collection: 1 mss box, 20 folders
Collection Dates: 1869 – 1938
Provenance: 12/8/1923 purchase H.C. Rivercomb and Ray Baker Harris; 1956 purchase; 2/9/1962 purchase
Access : The collection is open for research use
Restrictions: 1 folder viewed at a time
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript and Rare Books Division, Indiana State Library.
Language: Materials are entirely in English
Alternate Formats: None
Related Holdings: Will H. Hays
Notes: