A humorous short story written by a young Theodore Roosevelt about a dinner party given by a field mouse.
Animals--Juvenile fiction; Short stories, American
A notebook with short stories, poetry and some riddles composed by
Theodore Roosevelt, Corinne Roosevelt, Elliott Roosevelt, John Elliott
and Maud Elliot during their time together in Dresden, Germany. The last
two pages consist of French conjugations. The front and end pages
consist of rough sketched maps.
Entries for July 20, 1873: Morning calls among the dogs, part 1 by T. Roosevelt; Mrs. Doolittle's adventures in Germany by J. Elliott: My Ghost by E. Roosevelt; Riddles by M. Elliott; and, Criticisms by C. Roosevelt.
Entries for September 7, 1873: The party, part 1 by J. Elliott; Nonsense Verses and Our journey to Samaden by E. Roosevelt; The night by C. Roosevelt; and, Morning calls among the dogs, part 2 by T. Roosevelt.
Entries for September 15, 1873: Adventures in Shopping? by T. Roosevelt; Just my luck by E. Roosevelt; The party, part 2 by J. Elliott; The broken ring by C. Roosevelt; and, Portrait of a quiet man by M. Elliott.
Short stories, American; American poetry; Riddles, American; Books and reading
Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna saying he is doing well, especially thanks to his cook. He encloses a note from one of her friends.
African American cooks; Letters
Print shows a group of African American men. One, standing at
center, is wearing a hat labeled "Judge Whitewashed," and the
others are wearing hats labeled "Whitewasher No. 1, No. 2, No. 3,
No. 4, No. 5, No. 6, No. 7, and Whitewasher No. 8." They are
standing in front of a cabin labeled "Capitol at Albany." The eight
whitewashers gesture toward the central figure. Caption: "He hain't
seen nuffin o' yer chickens - he's as innercent as we is!"
African Americans; Corruption; African Americans--Legal status, laws, etc.; New York (State)--Albany
Uncle Sam stands at the head of a table at a dinner party in
honor of the "Bi-Centennial Celebration of the First German
Settlement." Columbia sits next to him. Around the table are a
"Spaniard, Swede, German, Englishman, Russian, Chinese, Irishman"
and at the far end an "Italian" hurdy-gurdy man, also a "French"
chef entering on the left, carrying a large peacock on a tray, and
an African American servant spilling trays of food on the
Englishman and the Chinese man. In a cradle on the floor next to
Columbia are two infants labeled "Malagasy" and "Corean." Uncle Sam
is offering a toast to the well-dressed German man standing at
center. Puck, standing on the front side of the table, holding his
lithographic pencil, offers a bouquet of flowers. Hanging from a
garland on the wall in the background, beneath the heading
"Germantown 1683-1883," are portraits of Baron von "Steuben,"
George "Washington," and Marquis de "Lafayette."
Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Columbia (Symbolic character); African Americans--Employment; International relations--Centennial celebrations, etc.; Dinners and dining; Toasts; Organ grinders; Washington, George, 1732-1799; Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834; Steuben, Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin, Baron von, 1730-1794
John Alexander Logan stands at center, holding a paper that
states "No Interference with Slave-Hunters!" and looking over his
left shoulder at two slave hunters rounding up a family of fugitive
slaves. A similar scene is repeated in the background. Abraham
Lincoln, William H. Seward, and Charles Sumner are standing on the
left, watching in anger and with restraint. Caption: "You call
it the dirty work of the Democratic Party to catch fugitive slaves
for the Southern people. WE are willing to perform that dirty
work." --John Alexander Logan, in the Illinois State Legislature,
Dec. 9th, 1859.
African Americans--Civil rights; Fugitive slaves; Bounty hunters; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872; Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874
Illustration shows Benjamin F. Butler as a laborer standing next
to a box of tools labeled "Tools for Exhibition Purposes," telling
his valet, labeled "Butler's Valet" to "keep an eye on the
valuables," at whose feet are papers labeled "R. R. Stock [and]
Monopolists' fees" and behind him is a safe labeled "Bonds." Butler
is holding papers labeled "Speech." Through a window is seen a
tattered man standing next to signs that state "Grand Butler Mass
Meeting" and "Please Keep Order and Don't Crowd."
Caption: Butler (to his valet) - "Keep an eye on the valuables,
while I go out and address the mass-meeting!"
Domestics; Valets; Public speaking; African Americans--Employment; Deception; Presidents--Elections; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893
Illustration shows Uncle Sam seated at a table in front of
"Uncle Sam's Inter-State Market" with a businessman labeled
"Northern Capital" on the right and an agricultural producer
labeled "Southern Goods - Cotton, Sugar, Tobacco, Whiskey" on the
left. Standing before the table are James G. Blaine labeled "Bloody
Shirt", John Sherman, Whitelaw Reid, and Joseph B. Foraker, who all
have long flowing hair and beards like Rip Van Winkle; Blaine is
leaning on a rifle labeled "Shot Gun." Two young African American
men are sitting on a bale of cotton and a keg of "Tobacco" in the
lower right corner and in the middle ground African Americans are
harvesting cotton. In the background, along the shores of a harbor,
is a prosperous city. Caption: Uncle Sam "My fossil friends, the
War ended twenty years ago. Have you been sleeping ever since?"
American Civil War (1861-1865); Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Van Winkle, Rip (Fictitious character); Sectionalism (United States); Businesspeople; African Americans--Civil rights; Commerce; Older people; Beards; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Foraker, Joseph Benson, 1846-1917
Commissioner Roosevelt is glad Horace Elisha Scudder likes his book. He suggests some other books for The Atlantic Monthly to review. Includes original and copy.
Books--Reviews; Indians of North America--Books and reading; African Americans as literary characters; Atlantic Monthly Press
African Americans and Civil War veterans appear among a crowd
that passes a statue of Abraham Lincoln on their way to the Cotton
States Exposition visible in the background, labeled "Prosperity."
In the left foreground is a large man labeled "Free Labor" standing
with the tools of labor.
Cotton States Exposition; Veterans; African American agricultural laborers; Southern States; Georgia--Atlanta