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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Thomas Watkins

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Theodore Roosevelt thanks Thomas Watkins for the watermelon, which will be eaten tomorrow, and wonders what Dora Watkins will do with his mouse when she leaves for Barrytown, New York. The Roosevelts are speaking French at the table and Roosevelt thinks it sounds funny. There are lots of animals, including three types of squirrels, and he has found six bird nests.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Family vacations; Watermelons; Mice as pets; French language--Study and teaching; Birds--Nests; Squirrels; Watkins, Dora

Date: 1867-07-07?

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Dora Watkins

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt describes the little house the family is staying in. There are crawfish, minnows, and eels in the nearby brook. Roosevelt caught an eel yesterday and has two bird nests.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Family vacations; Vacation homes; Aquatic animals; Birds--Nests

Date: 1868-06-21

Remarks on the colouration of birds

Description:

In this essay, young Theodore Roosevelt remarks on the coloring of birds and its significance.

Resource Type: Manuscript

Subject: Birds--Color

Date: 1870-1874?

Label for stuffed finch

Description:

Label for "Carpodaceus purpuru," a bird stuffed by Theodore Roosevelt.

Resource Type: Label

Subject: Birds; Ornithology--Study and teaching

Date: 1872

Label for stuffed starling

Description:

Label for Sturnus vulgaris (European starling), a bird stuffed by Theodore Roosevelt, which can be found in Egypt.

Resource Type: Label

Subject: Birds; Ornithology--Study and teaching; Egypt

Date: 1872

Notes on Natural History

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt's notes about his observations of the flora and fauna of New York, New Jersey, and Vermont. A hand-drawn map and sketches of birds are included.

Resource Type: Notebook

Subject: Natural history; Ornithology--Field work; Botany--Field work; Birds; New York (State); New Jersey; Vermont

Date: 1872, 1874-1875

Ornithology of Egypt between Cairo and Assuan

Description:

While sailing down the Nile, fourteen year old Theodore Roosevelt wrote this essay about the geography and birds found in Egypt between Cairo and Aswan.

Resource Type: Manuscript

Subject: Birds; Geography; Nile River; Egypt

Date: 1872-12

Zoological record

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt's notes on animals, primarily birds, he observed and collected during a 1872-1873 trip to Europe, Syria, and Egypt.

Resource Type: Manuscript

Subject: Zoology; Animals--Study and teaching; Nature observation; Nature study; Bird watching; Germany--Dresden; England; Egypt; Syria--Damascus; Lebanon--Beirut; Europe--Saxony; Austria--Tyrol; Hungary; Cyprus; Greece--Thebes; Middle East--Palestine; France--Paris; Lebanon; Greece--Athens; Turkey--Istanbul; Middle East--Jerusalem; Israel--Jaffa (Tel Aviv); Germany--Prussia; Syria; Austria--Vienna

Date: 1873

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Edith Kermit Carow

Description:

Since Corinne Roosevelt had been writing so much, Theodore Roosevelt had not previously written to Edith Kermit Carow. Roosevelt has been enjoying the trip and killed several hundred birds with a shotgun his father gave him. He particularly enjoyed Egypt and camping in Syria.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Family vacations; Camping; Tents; Hunting; Fowling; Egypt; Syria; Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1831-1878

Date: 1873-04-13

Remarks on birds, volume I

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt's ornithological observations from an 1872-1873 trip to Egypt, the Levant, and Germany. Roosevelt records personal observations and anatomical data.

Resource Type: Manuscript

Subject: Bird watching; Zoology; Animals--Study and teaching; Nature observation; Nature study; Egypt; West Bank--Jericho; Syria--Damascus; Lebanon; Cyprus

Date: 1874

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