Official and personal correspondence, reports, legal briefs, speeches, publications, photographs, newspaper clippings, and
miscellaneous material; also included is correspondence dealing with Loomis' involvement in crises relating to Venezuela,
Santo Domingo, and Panama, his role during negotioation of the Russo-Japanese War, and his participation in Republan politics
during the years 1898-1912; post World War I correspondence focuses on such varied topics as the Japanese question in California,
the importance of newspapers in forming public opinion, and consular reform and political issues; numerous Presidents of the
U.S. and other notable figures of the period are represented.
Francis Butler Loomis (July 27, 1861 – August 4, 1948) served as the United States Ambassador to Venezuela from 1897 to 1901
and the United States Ambassador to Portugal from 1901 to 1902. He was the United States Assistant Secretary of State from
1903 to 1905 when he was appointed as the acting United States Secretary of State.
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