William Dudley Foulke Papers
L 56, V 421
1849-1932
3 mss. boxes, 26 volumes

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Reprocessed by: Elizabeth M. Wilkinson, July 2005


Biographical Note:

William Dudley Foulke was born November 20, 1848 in New York City. His father was a minister of the Society of Friends and principal of Friends Seminary in New York City. Foulke attended Friends Seminary and graduated in 1863. He graduated from Columbia in 1869 and from Columbia School of Law in 1871. Foulke married Mary T. Reeves in 1872 and they subsequently had six children. Foulke was an attorney in New York from 1870 to 1876. He and his family moved to Richmond, Indiana, Mary’s home town, in 1876. Richmond remained his home until his death in 1935.

Foulke was editor and part owner of the Richmond “Palladium” in the late 1870s; director of the First National Bank of Richmond; a Republican member of the Indiana State Senate (1883-1885); president, American Woman's Suffrage Association (1885-1890); officer, Indiana Civil Service Reform Association (1885-1890); member, U.S. Civil Service Commission (1901-1903); part owner, “Evening Item”, Richmond (1909-1912); president, National Municipal League (1910-1915); member, platform committee, Progressive Party (1912); president, National Civil Service Reform League (1923-1924); and author, some of his works include: Life of Oliver P. Morton (1899), Dorothy Day (1911), A Hoosier Autobiography (1922), and Lucius B. Swift, American Citizen (1930).

 Source:
Shepard, Rebecca A., et al., eds. A Biographical Directory of the Indiana General Assembly, Vol. 1, 1816-1899.
          Indianapolis, IN: Select Committee on the Centennial History of the Indiana General Assembly, 1980.

 Scope and Content Note:

The collection includes Foulke's correspondence relating to civil service reform, the women's rights movement, Indiana and national Republican Party politics, the Progressive Party in 1912 and 1916, American involvement in the Philippine Islands, and his work on behalf of American preparedness in World War I, and on behalf of the World Court, the League to Enforce Peace, and the League of Nations; copies of his extensive correspondence with Theodore Roosevelt regarding civil service reform and Republican and Progressive Party politics (1890-1917); correspondence and papers relating to Foulke's research on Oliver P. Morton; his articles and speeches on civil service and electoral reform, women's rights, World War I, prohibition, toleration, and other subjects; and minutes of the Indiana Civil Service Reform Association (1885-1890). Also included are papers (1849-1863) of Indiana Civil War governor Oliver P. Morton (1823-1877), including letters from members of the Indiana Congressional delegation regarding a proposed peace conference with the South in the spring of 1861. There is also literature from the National Civil Service Reform League (1885-1929).

The scrapbooks contain mostly clippings of Foulke’s published writings as well as clippings on topics that were of interest to Mr. Foulke.

Correspondents include: George Ade, Albert J. Beveridge, Grace Julian Clarke, Charles W. Fairbanks, Emma Goldman, James P. Goodrich, Horace Greeley, Benjamin Harrison, Julia Ward Howe, George W. Julian, John W. Kern, Oliver P. Morton, Meredith Nicholson, Godlove Orth, Samuel Ralston, Theodore Roosevelt, May Wright Sewall, Lucius B. Swift, William Howard Taft, David Turpie, James E. Watson, and Henry Lane Wilson.


Box and Item Listing:

Box 1, Folder 1.  Correspondence, 1849-1888
1840, June 15	Averill, M., ANS
1849, July 23	Bill in Chancery to foreclose, ADS
1861, Feb. 21	Hackleman, P.A.  to Gov. Morton, ALS
1861, Feb. 21	(Encl. 1861, Feb. 21) Orth, Godlove S. to Gov. O.P. Morton, ALS
1861, Feb. 13	(Encl. 1861, Feb, 21) Orth, Godlove S.  to Gov. Morton, ALS
1861, Feb. 9	(Encl. 1861, Feb. 21) Ellis, E.W.H.. to Gov. Morton, ANS
1861, Feb. 7	(Encl. 1861, Feb. 21) Ellis, E.W.H. to Gov. Morton, ALS
1861, Mar. 4	Smith, Caleb, and E.W.H. Ellis, P.A. Hackleman, Godlove S. Orth, and Tho. Slaughter to Gov. Morton, ADS
 undated	                (With 1861, Mar. 4) Lindsay (?), W. D. , ANS
1862, Mar. 26	Greeley, Horace to Gov. O. P. Morton, ALS
 undated	                (With 1861, Mar. 26) Foulke, W.D., TNS
1863, Dec. 11	Voorhees, D. to O. P. Morton, 2p., ALS
1863, Dec. 23	Morton, O. P. to D. Vorhees, 7p., NS
1886, Apr. 11	Halstead, Murat to Oliver T. Morton, ALS
1886, Jun. 3	Morton, Oliver T. to Murat Halstead, LS
1886, Jun. 18	Carrington, Henry B. to Oliver T. Morton, ALS
1886, Aug. 23	Hitt, R. R. to Oliver T. Morton, ALS
 undated	                (With 1886, Aug. 23) Foulke, W. D., TNS
1886, Dec. 21	Bayard, T. F. to Oliver T. Morton, ALS
1887, Dec. 20	Kennan, George to W. D. Foulke, 3p., TN
 circa 1887	(With 1887, Dec. 20) Foulke, W. D.
1888, Jan. 29	? to W. D. Foulke, ANS
1888, Feb. 4	Kennan, George to W. D. Foulke, 6p., TN
1888, Feb. 15	Kennan, George to W. D. Foulke, 4p., TN
1888, Apr. 17	Howe, Julia Ward to W. D. Foulke, 2p., ALS
 undated	                (With 1888, Apr. 17) Foulke, W. D., TNS
Box 1, Folder 2.  Correspondence, 1889-1896
1889, Apr. 17	Roosevelt, Theodore to Foulke, TL
1891, Dec. 1	Eggleston, George Cary to Mr. Foulke, ANS
1892, Apr. 29	Johnson, Rossiter to Prof. Foulke, ALS
1892, Nov. 12	Ingalls, John J. to Mr. Foulke, ALS
1892, Nov. 26	Hart, Albert Russell to William Dudley Fouke, ALS
1892, Dec. 5	Roosevelt, Theodore to Foulke, TL
1893, Feb. 17	Turpie, D. to Wm. D. Foulke, ALS
1893, Apr. 3	Roosevelt, Theodore to Foulke, TL
1893, Apr. 13	Roosevelt, Theodore to Foulke, TL
1893, May 3	Roosevelt, Theodore to Wm. Dudley Foulke, TL
1893, Oct. 19	Roosevelt, Theodore to Mr. Foulke, TL
1893, Nov. 14	Derring, Horace E., et al, to Hon. William D. Foulke, TDS
1893, Dec. 20	Foulke, W. D. to Theodore Roosevelt, TN
1893, Dec. 26	Roosevelt, Theodore to Foulke, TN
1893	                Sewell, May Wright to William Dudley Foulke, 2p., TLS
1893?	                Roosevelt, Theodore to W. D. Foulke, TL
1894, Feb. 10	Roosevelt, Theodore to Foulke, TL
1894, May 15	Roosevelt, Theodore to Foulke, TN
1894, Nov. 30	Foulke, W. D. to Mr. Roosevelt, TL
1894, Dec. 4	Roosevelt, Theodore to Mr. Foulke, TN
1894, Dec. 10	Roosevelt, Theodore to Foulke, TN
1895, Feb. 26	Harrison, Benjamin to Mrs. Foulke, ALS
undated	                (With 1895, Feb. 26) TN
1896, Jan. 18	Fishback, W. P. to Foulke, ALS
1896, Feb. 20	Davis, J. C. Bancroft to William Dudley Foulke, 5 p., ALS
undated	                (With 1896, Feb. 20) TNS
1896, May 4	Fishback, W. P. to Wm. Dudley Foulke, ALS
1896, May 14	Foulke, Wm. D. to Carl Schurz, 3 p., TLS
1896, June 8	Foulke, W. D. to W. P. Fishback, TLS
1896, June 12	Fishback, W. P. to Wm. Dudley Foulke, ALS
Box 1. 
Folder	
3.	Correspondence, 1898-1907
Box 1, Folder 4.  Correspondence, 1908
1908, Jan. 17	Foulke, W.D. to The President.  TL
1908, Jan. 19	Roosevelt, Theodore to My dear Foulke.  TL, 3 p.
1908, Feb. 1	Foulke, Wm. D. to the President.  TL, 2p.
undated	                (with 1908, Feb. 1) AN
1908, Feb. 6	Beveridge, Albert to Mr. Foulke.  TLS
1908, Feb. 8	Foulke, W.D. to Hon. Albert J. Beveridge.  TLS
1908, Feb. 10	Beveridge, Albert to William Dudley Foulke.  TLS, 2p.
1908, Feb. 13	Foulke, W. D. to Mr. Beveridge.  TLS, 2p.
1908, Feb. 19	Beveridge, Albert to My Dear Mr. Foulke.  TLS
1908, Feb. 25	Roosevelt, Theodore to Dear Foulke.  TL
1908, Mar. 12	Roosevelt, Theodore to Dear Foulke.  TL
1908, Mar. 19	Foulke, W. D. to Editor of the Item.  TL, 2 p.
1908, Mar. 30	Blackwell, Alice Stone to Dear Mr. Foulke.  ANS, 2 p.
1908, Apr. 10	Foulke, W.D.  to Chas. J. Bonaparte.  TLS, 3p.
1908, Jul. 29	Foulke, Wm. D. to the President.  TL, 2p.
1908, Jul. 30	Taft, Wm. H. to Col. Foulke.  TN
1908, Jul. 31	Roosevelt, Theodore to Dear Foulke.  TN
1908, Aug. 2	Foulke, Wm. D. to the President.  TLS
1908, Aug. 3	Foulke, W. D. to Hon. William H. Taft.  TN
1908, Aug. 3	Roosevelt, Theodore to Dear Foulke.  TL, 3 p.
1908, Aug. 6	Foulke, W. D. to the President.  TL, 2p.
1908, Aug. 8	Roosevelt, Theodore to Dear Foulke.  TL, 5 p.
1908, Aug. 12	Taft, Wm. H. to Col Foulke.  TL
1908, Aug. 13	Foulke, Wm. D. to Hon. William H. Taft.  TL
1908, Aug. 16	Taft, Wm. H. to Col Foulke.  TL
1908, Sep. 1	Foulke, William D. to Hon. W. O. Barnard.  TL
1908, Sep. 8	Barnard, William to William Dudley Foulke.  TL
1908, Sep. 14	Taft, Wm. H. to Colonel Foulke.  TL
1908, Sept.	Foulke, Wm. D. to Hon. Wm. H. Taft.  TL
1908, Oct. 24	Roosevelt, Theodore to Dear Foulke.  TL, 4 p. (2 copies)
Box 1.  Correspondence, 1909-1921
Folder	
5.	Correspondence, 1909
6.	Correspondence, 1910-1913
7.	Correspondence, 1914-1915
8.	Correspondence, Jan.-June 1916
9.	Correspondence, July-Dec. 1916
10.	Correspondence, 1917
11.	Correspondence, 1918
12.	Correspondence, 1919.
13.	Correspondence, 1920-1921.
Box 2.  Correspondence, Addresses and Speeches, and Newspaper Clippings
Folder	
1.	Correspondence, 1922-1924.
2.	Correspondence, 1925.
3.	Correspondence, 1927-1932.
4.	Addresses and Speeches, 1883-1893
5.	Addresses and Speeches, 1895-1899
6.	Addresses and Speeches, 1900-1910
7.	Addresses and Speeches, 1911-1915
8.	Addresses and Speeches, 1916-1926, n.d.
9.	Draft articles or book chapters, 1908-1910, n.d.
10.	Newspaper clippings, 1882-1899
11.	Newspaper clippings, 1900-1910
12.	Newspaper clippings, 1911-1915
13.	Newspaper clippings, 1916-1922
14.	Newspaper clippings, 1923-1925
15.	Newspaper clippings, 1926-1930
Box 3.  Miscellaneous materials
Folder	
1.	Newspaper clippings, 1931, undated
2.	Clippings and printed address, 1883-1888
3.	Clippings and printed address, 1895-1901
4.	Clippings and printed address, 1908-1911
5.	Clippings and printed address, 1912-1914
6.	Clippings and printed address, 1916-1918
7.	Clippings and printed address, 1922-1925
8.	Clippings and printed address, 1926-1930
9.	Clippings and printed address, undated
10.	“Six decades of my life news clippings” by Francis A. McNutt
11.	Indiana Civil Service Reform Association Minutes, 1885-1890
12.	Indiana Civil Service Reform Association publications, 1886-1889
13.	National Civil Service Reform League, 1885-1929
14.	Charles H. Burchenal, A Memorial, ca. 1896
15.	Loose materials from volume 421-24
Volumes.
421-1	Scrapbook
421-2	Scrapbook
421-3	Scrapbook
421-4	Scrapbook
421-5	Scrapbook
421-6	Scrapbook
421-7	Scrapbook
421-8	Scrapbook, ca. 1905
421-9	Scrapbook
421-10	Scrapbook
421-11	Scrapbook
421-12	Scrapbook, Oct. 1909-Jan. 1910
421-13	Scrapbook, Jan.-Mar. 1910
421-14	Scrapbook, Mar.-June 1910
421-15	Scrapbook, June-Sept. 1910
421-16	Scrapbook, Sept. 1910-Mar. 1911
421-17	Scrapbook, Mar. 1911-Jan. 1912
421-18	Scrapbook, June 1913-Oct. 1912
421-19	Scrapbook, Oct. 1912-Feb. 1915
421-20	Scrapbook, June 1915-Feb. 1917
421-21	Scrapbook, Feb. 1917-uly 1922
421-22	Scrapbook, Oct. 1922-Apr. 1924
421-23	Scrapbook. July 1923-Aug. 1923
421-24	Scrapbook, Jan. 1924-Jan. 1927
421-25	Scrapbook, Feb. 1927-June 1928
421-26	Scrapbook, July 1928-July 1928

Collection Information:

Size of Collection:

3 manuscript boxes, 26 volumes

Collection Dates:

1849-1932

Provenance:

William D. Foulke, Richmond, IN, 1931, 1932. Mrs. Morrison, CT, 1936.

Restrictions:

Scrapbooks are too fragile to photocopy or scan.

Reproduction Rights:

Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.

Alternate Formats:

None

Related Holdings:

Several items are within the Indiana Division collection. They can be located by performing a search of the library’s online catalog.

Notes:

For further Wm. D. Foulke Papers, See the Manuscript Division, Library of Congress: 5.2 linear feet.


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