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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt Cowles and Theodore Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt, Sr. to "Bamie" (the childhood name of his daughter, Anna Roosevelt Cowles, and "Tedie" [sic], his son Theodore Roosevelt. Written from the Capitol Building, Roosevelt Sr. describes the building and what he has seen in it. He asks both children to be good and help their mother. Letterhead is colored reproduction of engraving of the Capitol.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)

Date: 1861-12-09

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes his sister Anna Roosevelt from Richfield, New York where he went because he was sick. He has been sick several times since starting on his trip. He visited Philadelphia, New York City, Oyster Bay and Saratoga.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Travel; Sick

Date: 1870-08-14

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt Cowles

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Theodore Roosevelt has arrived safely in Lenox, Massachusetts. He ate eight sandwiches and twenty-four peaches while traveling. Uncle Hill picked them up and is glad to have "somebody to talk and swim with." Martha Bulloch Roosevelt is homesick but made friends with a Shaker named Sister Belle. Roosevelt sends his love and gives instructions on how to care for his various pets.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Travel; Pets; Food; Shakers; Roosevelt, Martha Bulloch, 1835-1884; Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894; Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933

Date: 1872-08-11

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt Cowles

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Theodore Roosevelt provides a brief update on his attitude and appearance while studying in Dresden. He provides illustrations of an incident where the family lost their keys, when he brought a dead bat to the Minkwitz home, and a humorous view of Darwinian theory.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Family vacations; Locks and keys; Bats--Collection and preservation; Evolution (Biology); Natural selection

Date: 1873-09-21

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes his sister Anna Roosevelt on his last day in New York City with his father. Sister Corinne invited friends to Oyster Bay and he will take them out in the boat. Roosevelt's horse has "rubbed" his back again.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Boats and boating; Horses; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1831-1878; Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933

Date: 1875-06-10

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes his sister Anna Roosevelt that he is drying six heron skins from his expedition to Lloyd's Neck. Brother Elliot and him rowed over. His horse has not yet recovered and Elliot's and Father's saddle horses are in bad shape too. Dr. Swan gave a good sermon at church and cousin Corneil fell asleep in the choir.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Herons; Rowing; Horses--Diseases; Church; Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894

Date: 1875-06-20

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes his sister Anna Roosevelt about how horrible his examinations seem and his horse is finally well. He describes a picnic and a moonlight drive. Corneil and Hill came to church to sing.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Horses; Picnics; Examinations; Singing

Date: 1875-06-23

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes his sister Anna Roosevelt that he passed all eight examinations. The farm where he is staying is beautiful but small.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Examinations; Farms; Education

Date: 1875-07-25

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes his sister Anna Roosevelt about the spot where he and brother Elliot are camping. He describes the guides they have with them.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Camp sites, facilities, etc.; Forest guides (Persons); Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894

Date: 1875-08-05

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes his sister Anna Roosevelt about Edgar Young's visit and his poor grammar. He won a footrace with cousin Emlen Roosevelt. He comments on gossip about two of the local girls falling in love with Frank.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Friendly visiting; Grammar; Gossip; Running races; Roosevelt, William Emlen, 1857-1930; Young, Edgar

Date: 1875-08-29

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