Library of Congress
1889-1966, 31.6 linear feet.
The papers of Richmond Pearson Hobson include correspondence, memoranda, speeches, lectures, articles, reports, notes, analyses, orders, press clippings, photographs, and other papers relating chiefly to Hobson's naval career and to his efforts on behalf of prohibition, restrictions on international drug trafficking, and opposition to the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration. The collection also documents Hobson's service during the Spanish-American War primarily pertaining to operations in Cuba and the Philippines; survey of Chinese, and Japanese, and British colonial navy-yards; proficiency in naval design and construction; and years as student and educator at the United States Naval Academy. Subjects include his advocacy of the enlargement of the U.S. Navy, a permanent fleet in the Pacific, and increase in the number of battleships; opposition to Franklin D. Roosevelt's expansion of the Supreme Court; Hobson's predictions of global conflict prior to both world wars; women's suffrage; sinking of the Lusitania; and industrial recovery during the Depression. Organizations represented include the Alcohol Education Society of America, Anti-saloon League of America, Constitutional Democracy Association, International Narcotic Education Association, Public Welfare Association, Woman's Christian Temperance Union, and World Narcotic Defense Association. Correspondents include and Pascual Cervera y Topete, French Ensor Chadwick, Theodore Roosevelt, Nikola Tesla, and Hobson's wife, Grizelda Hull Hobson, and other family members.
In the Mark L. Bristol papers, ca. 1882-1939, 39.2 linear feet.
Correspondents include Richmond Pearson Hobson.
The Morgan Library
Department of Literary and Historical
New York, NY
1907, 1 item.
A letter from Richmond Pearson Hobson to J.S. Crosby, written on January 2 and February 13, 1907. In the letter, Hobson writes about the sinking of the Merrimac in Santiago Bay.
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