Theodore Roosevelt always knew George von Lengerke Meyer would
do well as head of the Navy and congratulates him on his speech.
Roosevelt describes the luck he has had hunting on African safari
and the numbers and types of animals shot, 33 in total for
Roosevelt, and 27 for his son Kermit Roosevelt. The elder Roosevelt
apologizes for the short pencil-written letter and sends well
wishes to Meyer's wife, Marian Alice Appleton Meyer.
Big game hunting; Lions; Hippopotamus; Giraffe; African buffalo hunting; Elands; Rhinoceros (Genus); Cheetah; Speeches, addresses, etc.; Africa; Kenya; United States. Department of the Navy; Roosevelt, Kermit, 1889-1943
Theodore Roosevelt (center) with (left to right:) R. J.
Cuninghame, Kermit Roosevelt, Edmund Heller and Hugh Heatley,
standing in front of tent with American flag. Heads of three
African buffalo are on the ground in front of the men.
Safaris; African buffalo; Hunting trophies; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Roosevelt, Kermit, 1889-1943; Cuninghame, R. J.; Heller, Edmund, 1875-1939
Handwritten draft of life history descriptions of African game animals. The descriptions were published in Life Histories of African Game Animals.
Zoology; Animals--Study and teaching; Rhinoceroses; Elephants; Hippopotamus; Warthog; Zebras; Grevy's zebra; Giraffe; African buffalo; Redunca arundinum; Leopard; Cheetah; Hyenas; African wild dog