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Letter from Frederick Courteney Selous to Theodore Roosevelt

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Frederick Courteney Selous is sending President Roosevelt a list of provisions compiled by Lawn and Alder. Selous has been informed that Lawn and Alder can not only supply the provisions but can also arrange passage from Europe to Mombasa for Roosevelt and his son, Kermit. Selous also passes on information from other naturalists and hunters regarding equipment and supplies to take, and the animals which can be hunted.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Equipment and supplies; Hunting; Outfitters (Outdoor recreation); Safaris; Scientific expeditions--Equipment and supplies; Travel--Planning; Africa, Central; Africa, East; Roosevelt, Kermit, 1889-1943

Date: 1908-08-05

Diary of Theodore Roosevelt from March 23 to December 31, 1909

Description:

Diary of Theodore Roosevelt kept while he was big game hunting in Africa with his son Kermit. Includes numbers and names of animals killed as well as drawings of animals with where they were shot. No entries for January through 23 March. End of the volume includes addresses and a list of books. 

Resource Type: Diary

Subject: Safaris; Big game hunting; Animals; Drawing; Books and reading; Africa, East; Roosevelt, Kermit, 1889-1943

Date: 1909

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to William Crozier

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt provides a satisfactory report on the short pointed army bullets that William Crozier had asked Roosevelt to try on his hunting trip.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Big game hunting; Bullets--Design and construction; Small game hunting; Africa, Eastern

Date: 1910-12-31

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to John J. White

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt arranges for payment to John J. White for expenses from the Africa hunting trip. He informs White he will be sending a check for the gun to John Rigby & Company. Roosevelt thanks White for a gun given to one of Roosevelt's sons and discusses the spearing of a Nandi lion.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Finance, Personal; Big game hunting; Lions; Zoological specimens; Hunting rifles; Friendly visiting; Washington (D.C.); Africa, East

Date: 1911-02-17

Letter from Secretary of Theodore Roosevelt to George S. Galloway

Description:

At the direction of Theodore Roosevelt, the Secretary of Theodore Roosevelt directs George Galloway to apply to David T. Abercrombie, the American agent of Newland, Tarlton & Co., from Nairobi, British East Africa, to receive the information he is seeking.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Letters; Africa, East; Abercrombie, D. T. (David Thomas), 1867-1931; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1911-06-02

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to W. Robert Foran

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt replies to W. Robert Foran and expresses concern about Foran's career prospects. After speaking with Kermit Roosevelt, he agrees that there are few prospects in the newspaper business and suggests Foran's unique skills would make a good match for the Canadian Mounted Police.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Career changes--Decision making; Journalism; Armed Forces, British; Ex-police officers; Finance; Friendship--Correspondence; South Africa; Africa, East; England; Royal Canadian Mounted Police; Roosevelt, Kermit, 1889-1943

Date: 1911-06-27

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Eleanor Corbett

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt is pleased with the photograph Eleanor Corbett sent and welcomes the Corbett family to Sagamore Hill whenever they visit from England. Roosevelt shares that his neighbor is in East Africa on a lion hunt and reminds Roosevelt of his lion hunt. He also includes a book review.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Photographs; Teddy bears; Lion hunting; Books and reading; Books--Reviews; Neighbors; England; Africa, East; Chamberlain, Houston Stewart, 1855-1927; Rainey, Paul James, 1877-1923

Date: 1911-07-28

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to H. F. Ward

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt declines with regret H. F. Ward's invitation for Roosevelt to write an introduction to Ward's pamphlet on East Africa. Roosevelt suggests Ward visit him if Ward is ever in New York.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Authors and publishers; Pamphlets; Thank-you notes; Meetings; Friendly visiting; Africa, East; New York (State)

Date: 1912-05-07

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to A. Barton Hepburn

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes to A. Barton Hepburn regarding the death of R. J. Cuninghame who may have been shot as a spy. He asks to be kept aware of any further news on the matter from Newland, Tarlton & Co.  In addition, he mentions getting together soon to discuss East Africa.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Espionage; Safaris; Africa, East; Cuninghame, R. J.

Date: 1914-11-16

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Mrs. E. G. N. Edwards

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes Mrs. E. G. N. Edwards and is glad to hear her husband is out doing his duty. Roosevelt wishes she had been in England when he was there.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Letters; Unemployment; Africa, East; England; Belgium

Date: 1915-02-06

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