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Celestial wrath

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Startled French soldiers in rice paddies confront an angry blazing sun rimmed with cannon barrels and bayonets, and stating "Population 500,000,000." Signs labeled "Malaria, Disease, [and] Fever," as well as Chinese soldiers also face them. Caption: China - "I will make it HOT for you!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Diseases; Heat; Bayonets; Rice; Armies--French colonies; Asian colonies; Ordnance; Indochina; France; Asia; China

Date: 1883-09-12

Tough on Turkey

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The British lion and the Russian bear threaten a turkey dressed as a Turk. Caption: England and Russia, together - "Be my ally, or I'll give you the worst thrashing you ever had in your life!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: International relations; Treaties; Lion; Bears; Turkeys; Symbolism; Great Britain; Turkey; Russia

Date: 1885-04-22

The angel of peace

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Otto von Bismarck stands in the middle of a seesaw that is resting on the back of "Turkey" who is being refreshed with "English Salts" by John Bull, a carpet bag at his feet filled with papers labeled "Naval Supremacy, Egyptian Bonds, [and] Indian Trade." Sitting on the left of the seesaw are "Montenegro, Russia, Roumania [sic], [and] Bulgaria," and sitting on the right are "Herzegovina," an unidentified figure holding a rifle and wearing a turban, "Servia [sic], [and] Austria", who are holding on to another unidentified figure, possibly Greece. Caption: Bismarck keeps the balance, and the Turk pays the freight.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: John Bull (Symbolic character); Eastern question; Seesaw; International relations; Turkey; Germany; Great Britain; Bismarck, Otto, F├╝rst von, 1815-1898

Date: 1886-01-27

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna Roosevelt about a cholera outbreak back home in New York. He will stay where he is for now, but if things get worse, he will return home. He read John Fiske's Discovery of America and enjoyed it.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Cholera; Books and reading; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Fiske, John, 1842-1901

Date: 1892-09-02

John Bull's dilemma

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John Bull sits on a rock facing a dilemma. Across a narrow body of water is a man holding a sword labeled "Kurd Atrocities" and a handgun, about to strike a kneeling woman labeled "Armenia." John Bull has a bag hanging from his shoulder labeled "Turkish Revenues" containing "Turkish Bonds" and "Turkish Loans," and in his pocket is a paper labeled "Suez Canal Stock." At his feet is a cashbox labeled "£.s.d. He is worried that if he interferes with Turkish affairs, it might jeopardize their financial relations. Caption: "It's 'ard to 'ave to disturb 'im - 'e's such a good customer!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: John Bull (Symbolic character); Commerce; Atrocities; Intervention (International law); Kurds; Turkey; Armenia (Republic)

Date: 1895-01-16

Misery loves company

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Three men holding spoons labeled "Russia, England, [and] Japan" attempt to force a large pill labeled "Ultimatum" from an "International Pill Box" into a despairing Chinese man sitting on a throne with a large pillow behind him. The three men have the attributes of Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, Robert Cecil, Marquess of Salisbury, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and Meiji, Emperor of Japan. The sultan of Turkey is sitting on the left, smoking a hookah. Caption: The Sultan--Allah be praised! - Now that they've got another "Sick Man," maybe they'll let up on me a little! 

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: International relations; Sultans; Commerce; Sick; China; Russia (Federation); Great Britain; Turkey; Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1868-1918; Salisbury, Robert Cecil, Marquess of, 1830-1903; Meiji, Emperor of Japan, 1852-1912

Date: 1895-11-06

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Robert Harry Munro Ferguson

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Commissioner Roosevelt regrets to hear about Robert Harry Munro Ferguson's health. Roosevelt recently visited the ranch and had success hunting with a new Winchester rifle. The "political pot is boiling" but Roosevelt expects William Jennings Bryan to lose. He closes with a brief story about a Roosevelt family trip to Lake Champlain.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Winchester firearms; Lee-Metford rifle; Antelope hunting; Americans--Politics and government; Elections; International relations; Turks; North Dakota--Elkhorn Ranch; Turkey; North America--Lake Champlain; Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944

Date: 1896-09-15

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Frederick William Holls

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Governor Roosevelt regrets the attitude of Carl Schurz and was surprised that the proposition of Andrew D. White as the vice presidential candidate was not better received. He discusses "the Turkish business" and explains the reasons for the exemptions he made for certain tax collectors and appraisers, noting that if Holls would like to write another letter to The Times, he should read the letter from George McAneny, Secretary of the Civil Service Reform Association. Roosevelt expresses his concern for the health of Caroline M. Holls and notes that both he and Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt enjoyed the evening on the Hills.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Tax collection--Officials and employees; Vice-Presidential candidates; Turkey; Civil Service Reform Association (New York, N.Y.); Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Holls, Caroline M.; White, Andrew Dickson, 1832-1918; Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906; McAneny, George, 1869-1953

Date: 1900-05-25

Diary of Theodore Roosevelt from January 11 to February 15, 1901

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Diary kept by Theodore Roosevelt while on a cougar hunt in Colorado from January 11 to February 15, 1901. There are no entries for January 1-10 or February 16-December 31. The end includes general notes on hunting and animals, especially including game shot by others. 

Resource Type: Diary

Subject: Hunting; Lynx; Animals; Colorado

Date: 1901

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Ethel Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes his daughter Ethel about the dogs on his hunting trip including wounds they received and how affectionate they are. He also describes getting a lynx and the horses.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Hunting dogs; Hunting; Horses; Lynx

Date: 1901-01-18

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