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1958 Jan. 12

Robson, Reginald Arthur Henry, 1921-

Letter from Reginald A. H. Robson and Monica Robson to Caleb Foote

Chicago (Ill.) - Belsheim has not pressed Robson for a decision on whether he will return to Nebraska. Resolving the issue of citizenship. Will draft a statement on his objection to bearing arms in orthodox terms.

Caleb Foote Papers

1948 Oct. 27

Stillman, Calvin W. (Calvin Whitney), 1915-

Letter from Calvin W. Stillman to Caleb Foote

Chicago (Ill.) - Letter about his friend Edgar Kupfer, a German national in Italy and a pacifist. "Kupfer is a truly noble soul... He has serious internal injuries from the beatings he sustained, but worst of all, he apparently sees not much to live for. In spite of all this, his judgment of others -- including the most bestial of his guards and barracks-leaders -- remains that of a sai... more

Caleb Foote Papers

1949 Sept. 19

Heisler, Francis

Letter from Francis Heisler to Stanley U. Robinson

Chicago (Ill.) - Regarding preparation and adequacy of the brief written in defence of conscientious objector (non-registrant) Larry Gara. [Letter apparently incomplete].

Caleb Foote Papers

1958 Mar. 17

Robson, Reginald Arthur Henry, 1921-

Letter from Reginald A. H. Robson and Monica Robson to Caleb Foote

Chicago (Ill.) - Issues with naturalization form and question of whether he would bear arms for the US; other issues.

Caleb Foote Papers

1941 Apr. 17

McCutcheon, John T., Jr.

Letter from John T. McCutcheon, Jr., to Caleb Foote

Chicago (Ill.) - Just returned from Nassau. While in Nassau, Charlie received a final questionnaire about conscientious objecting and seems to think he may be called soon Flew back to Miami with Katherine Hepburn who invited herself out for two days. Has been reading voluminously for the Navy, but is debating asking for active training in Washington, D.C., after which he would go on act... more

Caleb Foote Papers

1957 Jan. 6

Robson, Reginald Arthur Henry, 1921-

Letter from Reginald A. H. Robson and Monica Robson to Caleb Foote

Chicago (Ill.) - Retrospect on his case as a pacifist interested in US citizenship. Lost his Messianic zeal ten or twelve years ago and does not wish to convert anyone: "All I want to do is to become a citizen without having to lie in my teeth." Believes Nebraska may be the best place to apply for citizenship. Job prospects.

Caleb Foote Papers

1957 Dec. 31

Robson, Reginald Arthur Henry, 1921-

Letter from Reginald A. H. Robson and Monica Robson to Caleb Foote

Chicago (Ill.) - His recommendation for tenure at Nebraska started troubles, since the state forbids employment of aliens who have been in the US long enough to become American citizens. As a pacifist on humanitarian, rather than religious grounds, he faces a problem, since immigration law requires religious motives for conscientious objection. Dilemma in signing the declaration that he... more

Caleb Foote Papers

1958 Feb. 7

Robson, Reginald Arthur Henry, 1921-

Letter from Reginald A. H. Robson and Monica Robson to Caleb Foote

Chicago (Ill.) - Opening the issue of "religious belief": "As I understand it, applicants for naturalization have few, if any 'rights,' i.e. the government doesn't feel under the same objections to such people as they do to American citizens."

Caleb Foote Papers

1958 Jan. 1

Robson, Reginald Arthur Henry, 1921-

Letter from Reginald A. H. Robson to Caleb Foote

Chicago (Ill.) - In reviewing citizenship law, finds "religious" is very narrowly defined and specifically excludes political, sociological, or philosophical views.

Caleb Foote Papers