Authored by Satasha Williams
Telegram from President William H. Taft to Father John J. Burke – August 10, 1912
This telegram is addressed to Father John J. Burke from President William Howard Taft concerning the recent death of Father Alexander P. Doyle. Fathers John J. Burke and Alexander P. Doyle were both Paulist Fathers who were actively working to ease the burdens of the poor while adhering to a higher calling . The timeframe for this correspondence was August 10th 1912 one day after the death of Father Alexander P. Doyle. The telegram was sent from the White House in Washington D.C. to New York where the Paulist Fathers have a General Office. Continue reading
Authored By Christopher K. Elford
Telegram written by Christian Leaders asking Father James Martin Gillis to join them in calling for a boycott of the 1936 Summer Olympic Games
The telegram pictured was written by five prominent Christian leaders to Father James Martin Gillis in October, 1935. In it Gillis is asked to join his name to the statement written by the authors. The telegram belongs to the Paulist Fathers archives and serves to show the Christian perspective on what is traditionally thought as an exclusively Jewish subject. Continue reading
Authored by Kelly Povero
Telegram from Frank Harper to John J. Burke on behalf of Theodore Roosevelt
This two-part telegram pictured left was written to Father John J. Burke of the Catholic World newspaper from Secretary to the President of the United States Frank Harper, and from President Theodore Roosevelt on August 12th and 13th, 1912.
By Kelly Povero
A telegram between John J. Burke and Raymond B. Fosdick
The telegram pictured was written to Father John J. Burke of the Paulist Fathers from Raymond B. Fosdick, Chairman within the War Department in September, 1918. This telegram belongs to the Paulist Fathers archives. It is important to understand the context in which is was written. This begins with understanding the organizations mentioned and their missions.
Authored by Melissa Henderson
Father Deshon and General Grant page 1
The letter written by Father Deshon in regards to Ulysses S. Grant highlights the character of our 18th President and provides anecdotal information on how he viewed West Point and how he interacted with his fellow cadets. It also gives historical reference to life at the United States Military Academy. Continue reading