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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Corinne Roosevelt Robinson

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Theodore Roosevelt recounts to his sister his social activities of the past week.  Roosevelt provides details on a sleigh ride and party given by Harry Jackson.  Also mentioned is an assembly Roosevelt attended with Minot Weld and the Sunday school class Roosevelt taught.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: College students--Social life and customs; College students--Study and teaching; Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894; Minot, H. D. (Henry Davis), 1859-1890; Bacon, Robert, 1860-1919

Date: 1877-02-05

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to H. D. Minot

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt thanks H. D. Minot for offering to host a dinner for the newly engaged Roosevelt and Alice Lee.  Roosevelt suggests a date for the dinner and Alice's choice of guests, which include Henry Shaw, Robert Bacon, Bessie Whitney, and Julia Bacon.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Dinners and dining; Marriage; Bacon, Robert, 1860-1919; Roosevelt, Alice Lee, 1861-1884

Date: 1880-02-19

The "strenuous life" has its drawbacks! : or, Teddy: This reminds me of San Juan Hill!

Description:

President Roosevelt is in the midst of a violent altercation. Dressed in his trademark Rough Riders uniform, a book narrating his Cuban adventures ("Alone in Cuba") is strapped around his chest and a bandage labeled "Iron" is on his cheek. As Roosevelt shoots at a fleeing man and at a rabbit disappearing down a hole, he is thrown off his balance by an exploding bomb called "Altgeld's reply to the St. Paul speech," and is hit with a brick labeled "From Colonel Bacon." Off to the side, Governor Altgeld prepares to throw another bomb.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: San Juan Hill, Battle of (Cuba : 1898); Political oratory; Opposition (Political science); War; Cuba--Santiago de Cuba; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Altgeld, John Peter, 1847-1902; Bacon, Robert, 1860-1919

Date: 1900-1920?

Letter from Douglas Robinson to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Douglas Robinson suggests that President Roosevelt write him a private letter that could be leaked to George W. Perkins and Robert Bacon which would praise the publication of their status and earnings from the United States Steel Corporation. This could make Perkins and Bacon stronger allies for Roosevelt's policy of "giving publicity to the affairs" of large corporations. The men of corporate interests that have spoken to Robinson have confidence in Roosevelt and have praised his actions.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Business and politics; Business etiquette; Presidents--Public opinion; United States Steel Corporation; Perkins, George W. (George Walbridge), 1862-1920; Bacon, Robert, 1860-1919; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948

Date: 1901-10-03

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Douglas Robinson

Description:

President Roosevelt encloses $25 as a donation for the Porcellian Club gate. Although fond of both George W. Perkins and Robert Bacon, Roosevelt believes they are wrong about the trust question and knows that William McKinley had been uneasy over the issue.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Fund raising; Gates; Business and politics; Trusts, Industrial--Government policy; Big business--Government policy; Harvard University. Porcellian Club; Bacon, Robert, 1860-1919; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Perkins, George W. (George Walbridge), 1862-1920

Date: 1901-10-04

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Richard Middlecott Saltonstall

Description:

President Roosevelt urges Richard Middlecott Saltonstall to contact Bob Bacon and "the fellows" to come to Washington, D.C., and "take dinner at the White House."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Dinners and dining; Washington (D.C.); Bacon, Robert, 1860-1919

Date: 1901-10-09

Letter from Douglas Robinson to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Douglas Robinson agrees with President Roosevelt's reading of the situation involving Mr. Perkins and Mr. Bacon. August Belmont agreed to meet with Roosevelt but has just departed for Europe. Robinson will always be available if his services are required. Robinson breaks his usual policy regarding applications and advocates on behalf of Mr. Trigg.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Meetings; Scheduling; Employment references; Belmont, August, 1853-1924; Bacon, Robert, 1860-1919; Perkins, George W. (George Walbridge), 1862-1920

Date: 1901-10-11

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to George W. Perkins

Description:

President Roosevelt had a long and satisfactory talk with Robert Bacon and would like George W. Perkins to visit any time after next Wednesday.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Meetings; Scheduling; Bacon, Robert, 1860-1919

Date: 1901-10-17

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Douglas Robinson

Description:

If anyone is appointed who is not the son of an officer, Roosevelt would likely take a man of Confederate ancestry as the South must be represented. The grandson of General Johnson would be the probable candidate. Douglas Robinson should not cancel his dinner party as he and Roosevelt can meet at a later time. Robert Bacon has been more helpful than George W. Perkins with the trust message.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Armed Forces--Appointments and retirements; Dinners and dining; Meetings; Speeches, addresses, etc.; Southern States; Bacon, Robert, 1860-1919; Perkins, George W. (George Walbridge), 1862-1920

Date: 1901-10-17

Report on coal company statement

Description:

As a matter of courtesy, J.P. Morgan presented the coal companies' statement to President Roosevelt before making it public. It is now being made public.

Resource Type: Report

Subject: Anthracite Coal Strike (Pennsylvania : 1902); Anthracite coal industry; Strikes and lockouts--Coal mining; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913; Bacon, Robert, 1860-1919

Date: 1902?

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