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The gentler sex - charity for the drunken brother, contempt for the unfortunate sister

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Print shows three fashionably dressed women helping a drunken man on the sidewalk, one holds a paper that states "Total Abstinence Pledge - Sign and Be Saved"; a pathway leads toward the "Drunkard's Nursery and Palatial Asylum". Behind them, up the sidewalk, a woman carrying an infant is turned away from the "Woman's Home" where a window is labeled "Charity". A young bootblack gestures toward her.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Temperance; Alcoholism; Charity; Unmarried mothers; Pointing (Gesture); Women--Social life and customs

Date: 1881-09-21

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt Cowles

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna Roosevelt about his successful meeting with their brother Elliott. Roosevelt convinced Elliott to sign over two thirds of his property to wife Anna, and to agree to terms of probation.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Finance, Personal; Alcoholics--Rehabilitation; Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894; Roosevelt, Anna Hall, 1863-1892

Date: 1891-01-21?

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna Roosevelt about their brother Elliott's illness and alcoholism. Roosevelt feels strongly that Elliott needs to enter into an asylum for treatment, and must do so very quickly. Everyone knows Elliott is "out of his head." Elliott and his wife Anna suffer in the eyes of the public and "have no right to have children."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Alcoholism; Alcoholics--Rehabilitation; Diseases; Asylums; Parenting; Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894; Roosevelt, Anna Hall, 1863-1892

Date: 1891-01-25

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna Roosevelt about their brother Elliott's illness and alcoholism. Roosevelt is still concerned about getting Elliott into treatment. Anna will be traveling to Europe to see Elliott and his wife Anna.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Alcoholism; Letters; Travel; Diseases; Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894; Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894

Date: 1891-01-25

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna Roosevelt about recent happenings in Washington, and in a second, private letter, the status of things with their brother Elliott. There is a fight over Civil Service reform in the House of Representatives. Roosevelt received a letter from Elliot and worries he will relapse again. He feels it's foolish for his wife Anna and the children to continue living with him. He asks if their brother-in-law Douglas Robinson told Anna about the woman claiming to have had an affair with Elliot.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Alcoholism--Family relationships; Civil service reform; Dinners and dining; Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894; Robinson, Douglas, 1855-1918; Roosevelt, Anna Hall, 1863-1892

Date: 1891-02-15

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna Roosevelt about the status of things with brother Elliott's alcoholism and the Katy Mann affair.  Elliott has entered treatment but Roosevelt does not think it will be sufficient. Elliot's wife Anna ought not to live with him or have any more children.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Alcoholics--Rehabilitation; Alcoholics--Family relationships; Paternity; Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894; Roosevelt, Anna Hall, 1863-1892; Mann, Katy

Date: 1891-03-01

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes to Anna Roosevelt about the Katy Mann affair. Mann is attempting to hire a lawyer and Roosevelt is very concerned about a resulting public scandal. Their brother Elliot is still not doing well.  Roosevelt's friend Cecil Spring Rice will be staying with him in Washington for the next two months. He is homesick for wife Edith and the children.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Paternity; Actions and defenses; Dinners and dining; Alcoholics; Scandals; Homesickness; Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Spring Rice, Cecil, Sir, 1859-1918; Roosevelt, Kermit, 1889-1943; Mann, Katy

Date: 1891-05-10

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna Roosevelt about concerns over their brother Elliott and the Katy Mann affair.  Elliott is not getting any better and Roosevelt would like Anna to try and get him to enter a facility for treatment for his alcoholism. Roosevelt wants to know what Anna means when Elliot "threatens awful things" and says Elliot has talked suicide.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Alcoholics; Paternity; Depressed persons--Suicidal behavior; Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894; Mann, Katy

Date: 1891-05-23

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna Roosevelt about the current condition of their alcoholic brother Elliott, who is still not doing well. Elliott's wife Anna has now had an "hysterical attack" due to Elliott's violence and is hospitalized. Roosevelt insists that Elliott must either enter treatment or be left alone, without Anna and the children. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Alcoholics; Hospital care; Alcoholics--Rehabilitation; Alcoholics--Family relationships; Paternity; Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894; Roosevelt, Anna Hall, 1863-1892; Mann, Katy

Date: 1891-06-07

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna Roosevelt about the Katy Mann affair.  Brother Elliott has authorized a settlement to be made with her, so Roosevelt will attempt to do so. Roosevelt believes that Elliott is not the father of Katy's baby and is being blackmailed.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Paternity; Actions and defenses; Alcoholics; Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894; Robinson, Douglas, 1855-1918; Mann, Katy

Date: 1891-06-14

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