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Dresden Literary American Club: Club Book

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A notebook with short stories, poetry and some riddles composed by Theodore Roosevelt, Corinne Roosevelt, Elliott Roosevelt, John Elliott and Maud Elliot during their time together in Dresden, Germany.  The last two pages consist of French conjugations. The front and end pages consist of rough sketched maps.

Entries for July 20, 1873: Morning calls among the dogs, part 1 by T. Roosevelt; Mrs. Doolittle's adventures in Germany by J. Elliott: My Ghost by E. Roosevelt; Riddles by M. Elliott; and, Criticisms by C. Roosevelt.

Entries for September 7, 1873: The party, part 1 by J. Elliott; Nonsense Verses and Our journey to Samaden by E. Roosevelt; The night by C. Roosevelt; and, Morning calls among the dogs, part 2 by T. Roosevelt.

Entries for September 15, 1873: Adventures in Shopping? by T. Roosevelt; Just my luck by E. Roosevelt; The party, part 2 by J. Elliott; The broken ring by C. Roosevelt; and, Portrait of a quiet man by M. Elliott.

Resource Type: Notebook

Subject: Short stories, American; American poetry; Riddles, American; Books and reading

Date: 1873

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Edmund Clarence Stedman

Description:

President Roosevelt thanks Edmund Clarence Stedman for the poem, and cherishes it because it reminds him of a special day.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Thank-you notes; American poetry

Date: 1901-12-07

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Richard Watson Gilder

Description:

President Roosevelt thanks Richard Watson Gilder for a book of poems.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: American poetry; Thank-you notes

Date: 1901-12-31

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to J. T. Trowbridge

Description:

President Roosevelt writes to author J. T. Trowbridge about how much he has enjoyed his work and wishes he could meet him in person. He makes note of Trowbridge's poem about Prince Henry and Booker T. Washington. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Authors; American poetry--Appreciation; Meetings; Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915; Heinrich, Prince of Prussia, 1862-1929

Date: 1902-03-13

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to J. T. Trowbridge

Description:

President Roosevelt feels author J. T. Trowbridge did not receive his first note so he writes him again to say how much he enjoyed him poem and his other works. He adds that Mrs. Roosevelt is also a devoted reader of Trowbridge. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Authors; American poetry--Appreciation; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948

Date: 1902-03-19

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Alfred Austin

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President Roosevelt sends his thanks for the copy of Alfred Austin's book A Tale of True Love and Other Poems.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Books and reading; American poetry; Thank-you notes

Date: 1902-04-18

Crude Ore from the Rocky Mountains

Description:

Cover from a collection of poems by Surville J. DeLan, including the inscription "To the President with the fervent respects of the Author Ex Major of Glenwood Springs Colo May 7, 1903."

Resource Type: Book

Subject: American poetry; Rocky Mountains Region

Date: 1903-05-07

Letter from Nathan Haskell Dole to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Nathan Haskell Dole writes to President Roosevelt to thank him for saying a good word about his friend Edward Arlington Robinson's book of poetry. Dole also congratulates Roosevelt on securing peace between Russia and Japan, a feat many thought was impossible.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905); American poetry; Peace; Praise; Treaties; Russia; Japan; Robinson, Edwin Arlington, 1869-1935

Date: 1905-09-11

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Kermit Roosevelt

Description:

President Roosevelt writes to his son Kermit to tell him about the guests they have been entertaining, including poet Madison Cawein and his wife. Roosevelt adds that he has read more poems by Edwin Arlington Robinson. Other visitors included Prince Louis of Battenberg and his nephew Prince Alexander, who attended a state dinner and sat next to Secretary of the Navy Bonaparte.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Dinners and dining; American poetry; Bonaparte, Charles J. (Charles Joseph), 1851-1921; Milford Haven, Louis Alexander Mountbatten, 1st Marquis of, 1854-1921; Cawein, Madison Julius, 1865-1914; Robinson, Edwin Arlington, 1869-1935

Date: 1905-11-06

Letter from Robert Bridges to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Robert Bridges believes that the advertising department made a typographical error with President Roosevelt's book. Bridges has confirmed that the typo was only reported in the Times and has been fixed. Bridges reports to Roosevelt that he gave a copy of Robinson's poems to May Sinclair and that he forwarded Roosevelt's note to Brander Matthews.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: American literature--Publishing; American poetry; Sinclair, May; Matthews, Brander, 1852-1929; Robinson, Edwin Arlington, 1869-1935

Date: 1905-11-23

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