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 B. Loomis' service with the State Department came during a critical period in American history. Both at home and abroad,
he helped mold policy at a time when the Spanish-American War was being fought, when Japan was beginning to feel her strength
in the Pacific, when the preliminary maneuvers for the construction of the Panama Canal were in progress, and when American
economic imperialism was at its height. The diplomatic phase of his career seemed remarkable, but he was no less successful
in his other varied endeavors. Loomis enjoyed success as a newspaper man, a political publicist, and a key figure in the U.S.
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