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