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Clippings scrapbook, volume one

Description:

Scrapbook of clippings from various periodicals related to the activities of Theodore Roosevelt Sr. and his son, Theodore Roosevelt. The clippings related to Roosevelt Sr. generally reference his work with the allotment system during the American Civil War and his charity work. The clippings related to Roosevelt are generally reviews of his books and articles regarding his work on civil service reform.

Resource Type: Scrapbook

Subject: American Civil War (1861-1865); Soldiers--Salaries, etc.; Soldiers--Services for; Charities--Administration; Books--Reviews; Civil service reform; New York (State)--New York

Date: 1862-1896

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Dora Watkins

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt is staying with his family in Barrytown, New York. They have a new pony and Roosevelt is now able to paddle the rowboat. He hopes to see Dora Watkins soon and requests a return letter.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Family vacations; Ponies; Rowing; Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894

Date: 1867-06-06?

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Dora Watkins

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt is pleased that his mouse is doing well and would like to hear more about him in the next letter. Roosevelt has been feeling ill and cut his foot yesterday. He asks when Dora Watkins will visit.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Family vacations; Mice as pets; Foot--Wounds and injuries

Date: 1867-06-29?

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Thomas Watkins

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt thanks Thomas Watkins for the watermelon, which will be eaten tomorrow, and wonders what Dora Watkins will do with his mouse when she leaves for Barrytown, New York. The Roosevelts are speaking French at the table and Roosevelt thinks it sounds funny. There are lots of animals, including three types of squirrels, and he has found six bird nests.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Family vacations; Watermelons; Mice as pets; French language--Study and teaching; Birds--Nests; Squirrels; Watkins, Dora

Date: 1867-07-07?

Diary kept by Theodore Roosevelt at age 9

Description:

In Upstate New York ("The Catskills not ten miles from here"), Theodore Roosevelt reports on his visit with "Cousin Jimmy." He writes about pony rides, birds and animals he observed, and playing in a brook with "crayfish, eels, minnows, salamanders, water spiders, water bugs. . ." and other topics. "By Theodore Roosevelt. My Life. Three Weeks of My Life. Age 9 Years" is penciled on cardboard cover. Date range is from August 10, 1868 to September 5, 1868.

Resource Type: Diary

Subject: Animals; Discovery and exploration, American; New York (State)--Catskill Mountains

Date: 1868

My expeditions and adventures

Description:

An illustrated adventure story written by a nine year old Theodore Roosevelt.

Resource Type: Manuscript

Subject: Adventure stories, American; Children--Writing

Date: 1868

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Martha Bulloch Roosevelt

Description:

A young Theodore Roosevelt writes to his mother, commenting on the contents of her letter to him. He mentions saying hello to various family members for him and how much he misses his sister Conie (Corinne). This is a typewritten copy of the original letter.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Letters; Mothers and sons; Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933

Date: 1868-04-28

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Corinne Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt tells Corinne Roosevelt about his pet mice.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Mice as pets; Brothers and sisters

Date: 1868-04-28

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Martha Bulloch Roosevelt, Corinne Roosevelt Robinson, and Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt enjoyed his mother's long letter and looks forward to seeing the "curiosities and living things" she has collected for him. He describes his four mice to his sister, Corinne Roosevelt. Roosevelt asks his father to write and take Martha Bulloch Roosevelt to a battlefield so she can collect some "trophies" for him.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Letter writing; Zoological specimens; Mice as pets; Motion sickness; Battlefields

Date: 1868-04-28

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt requests that his father gather some plant specimens for his museum, particularly two pieces of supple jack of certain size. His favorite mouse, Brownie, was crushed. Nothing much has happened at home but the plants in the piazza are budding. This is a typewritten copy of the original letter.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Mice as pets; Botanical specimens; Letters; Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894

Date: 1868-04-30

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