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Letter from George B. Cortelyou to Owen Wister

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On behalf of President Roosevelt, his secretary, George Cortelyou, thanks Owen Wister for his letter and says that he will do the best he can to prove that he can perform the task set before him.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Etiquette

Date: 1901-09-14

Letter from Philip G. Peabody to Owen Wister

Description:

Philip G. Peabody complains about a passage President Roosevelt wrote that referred to Thomas Paine as a "dirty little Atheist." In a note to Roosevelt, Owen Wister states that he has no idea what Peabody is talking about and will not respond.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Books and reading; Libel and slander; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Paine, Thomas, 1737-1809

Date: 1901-09-22

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Owen Wister

Description:

President Roosevelt writes to Owen Wister about Thomas Paine. Roosevelt says he should not have referred to Paine as an atheist as Paine admitted the existence of an unknown God, although he denied there was a Christian God. Roosevelt notes that Paine did not leave his bed for several weeks and so "a swine in a sty was physically clean by comparison."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Founding Fathers of the United States; Religion and politics; Paine, Thomas, 1737-1809

Date: 1901-09-25

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Owen Wister

Description:

President Roosevelt congratulates Owen Wister and his wife on the birth of their child.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Etiquette; Birth announcements

Date: 1901-10-25

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Owen Wister

Description:

President Roosevelt will not provide Owen Wister with information about Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt or their children. They make considerable effort to prevent the children from becoming self-conscious about being discussed by the public.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Presidents--Family; Children of presidents--Press coverage; Presidents--Biography; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948

Date: 1901-11-02

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Owen Wister

Description:

President Roosevelt thanks Owen Wister and hopes he "can be on here some time."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Etiquette

Date: 1901-11-09

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Owen Wister

Description:

President Roosevelt enjoyed the first sentence and hopes it won't be removed.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Writing; Editors; Books and reading

Date: 1901-11-09

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Owen Wister

Description:

President Roosevelt is pleased to hear from Owen Wister and instructs Wister's friend to include a letter from Wister as part of the application.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Applications for positions; Employment references

Date: 1902-03-21

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Owen Wister

Description:

Roosevelt is grateful to Owen Wister and wants him to bring Frost (presumably the poet Robert Frost) so they can dine together.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Entertaining; Frost, Robert

Date: 1902-04-05

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Owen Wister

Description:

President Roosevelt has ordered the book brought to him at once.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Books and reading

Date: 1902-05-28

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