Side view of Theodore Roosevelt on a white horse in wilderness. The mat is inscribed to Carl Akeley (a naturalist who accompanied Roosevelt to Africa) from Alexander Lambert, Roosevelt's personal physician and director of the Roosevelt Memorial Association.
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Akeley, Carl Ethan, 1864-1926
President Roosevelt writes his son Kermit to discuss arrangements for their hunting trip to Africa and say he talked with Carl Akeley and Colonel J. H. Patterson on the matter. He also mentions the Harvard-Yale football game, Kaiser Wilhelm II angering the German people and finishing two speeches.
Big game hunting; Travel--Planning; Football; Speeches, addresses, etc.; Executive-legislative relations; Africa; Harvard College (1780- ); Yale University; United States. Congress; Buxton, Edward North, 1840-1924; Foraker, Joseph Benson, 1846-1917; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; William II, German Emperor, 1859-1941; Patterson, J. H. (John Henry), 1867-1947; Akeley, Carl Ethan, 1864-1926
Theodore Roosevelt shares A. M. Corwin's concerns about Carl
Ethan Akeley, particularly as he has heard reports that Akeley was
injured by an elephant and has been suffering from a fever. When he
saw Akeley in Africa, Roosevelt tried to convince him to be
satisfied with taking an elephant with tusks weighing sixty pounds
each and to return home and have his specimen mounted. Akeley,
however, would not consent to do so, wishing to travel on to Uganda
to pursue gorilla.
Elephant hunting; Zoological specimens; Fever; Wounds and injuries; Uganda; Akeley, Carl Ethan, 1864-1926
Theodore Roosevelt believes that Carl Akeley should be satisfied
with getting a bull elephant with tusks that weigh sixty pounds
apiece while in Africa. Roosevelt is starting a study of concealing
coloration and asks Henry Fairfield Osborn if the American Museum
would be interested in publishing such a study. Roosevelt is
disappointed that no one in the scientific community has questioned
the absurdities in Abbott Handerson Thayer's book on the subject.
Roosevelt adds that he would like to come to the Museum in a few
days to see Osborn and Frank M. Chapman.
Elephant hunting; Camouflage (Biology); Africa; American Museum of Natural History; Akeley, Carl Ethan, 1864-1926; Chapman, Frank M. (Frank Michler), 1864-1945; Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921
Various views from many different camera angles of Hermann
Hagedorn, Roosevelt Memorial Association director and secretary,
and Carl E. Akeley, Roosevelt Memorial Association trustee, in
Roosevelt House. Film begins with a stage in an auditorium, empty
except for three chairs and a table with book and papers on it;
Hagedorn and Akeley enter, Akeley sits, Hagedorn speaks and
introduces Akeley who speaks as Hagedorn sits. There are various
shots of Akeley speaking, Hagedorn sitting behind him and a bust of
Theodore Roosevelt. A close-up of Akeley speaking fades out to a
motion picture screen. Hagedorn is then seen sitting at a desk,
browsing through a notebook, and looking into space as if thinking.
The film then returns to Hagedorn standing and talking in the
auditorium, followed by two takes of Akeley sitting at a desk,
unfolding a letter, putting on glasses, reading the letter, and
marking it with a pen.
Speeches, addresses, etc.; New York (State)--New York--Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site; Hagedorn, Hermann, 1882-1964; Akeley, Carl Ethan, 1864-1926; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
Fragment of a report detailing the process of choosing a design for the Theodore Roosevelt memorial. A proposed design, created by Carl Akeley and James Brite, is discussed as well as locations for the memorial.
Memorials; Theodore Roosevelt Association; Akeley, Carl Ethan, 1864-1926