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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes his sister Anna Roosevelt on his last day in New York City with his father. Sister Corinne invited friends to Oyster Bay and he will take them out in the boat. Roosevelt's horse has "rubbed" his back again.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Boats and boating; Horses; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1831-1878; Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933

Date: 1875-06-10

More money wanted - O'Connor's charity craft

Description:

Print shows an Irishman sailing in a top hat with a sail labeled "Money Wanted Fur to Free the Ould Country!" mounted on a clay tobacco pipe; his coattails are labeled "Land League" and "Free Ireland". He is just offshore of land labeled "Michigan" where there is a crop of "American Greenback Corp." labeled with "$". Caption: "Wonst more, me byes, for Ould Oirland - the land of divilment and distriss!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Economic assistance; Autonomy and independence movements; Boats and boating; Hats; Tobacco pipes; Ireland; Land League (Ireland)

Date: 1881-10-19

The good monopoly missionaries and the wicked island

Description:

William H. Vanderbilt, Jay Gould, and Cyrus W. Field escape in a small boat from cannibals on an island where they have built a railroad but refused to give the natives a reduced fare rate. The cannibals are angry and demand "5-cent fares." Caption: "After all we have done for them, Brothers, they insist on having 5-cent fares. Let us leave the cannibals to their fate!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Capitalists and financiers; Monopolies; Railroads; Boats and boating in missionary work; Cannibalism; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892; Vanderbilt, William H. (William Henry), 1821-1885

Date: 1883-02-28

Building the ark

Description:

Illustration shows Republican revelers in the foreground making music as they pass a reform ark being constructed in the background. Depicted are John Sherman playing pipes labeled "Southern Outrages," John Logan playing cymbals labeled "Pensions," Whitelaw Reid playing pan pipes labeled "Monopoly," James Blaine playing a lyre, George Robeson riding on a donkey labeled "Surplus," with George Hoar, John Roach, Joseph Keifer, and Roscoe Conkling among them. Among the crowd that follows are Ulysses S. Grant, Jay Gould, and possibly Rutherford B. Hayes, also a man playing a tambourine labeled "Bossism" and another carrying a standard labeled "Spoils," and one with a sign labeled "River & Harbor Frauds." In the background, John Carlisle stands at the head of those building the ark, also shown are Henry Watterson with hammer and chisel, William Morrison holding up "Morrison's Tariff Reform Plan," and Abram Hewitt holding "Hewitt's Free Trade Plank." The ribs of the ship are labeled "Tariff Reform, Raw Materials Free, Lower Iron Tax, Lower Tax on Woolens, [and] Works of Art Free".

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Noah's ark; Boats and boating; Tariff; Tariff--Law and legislation; Political parties--Platforms; Political corruption; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Watterson, Henry, 1840-1921; Hewitt, Abram S. (Abram Stevens), 1822-1903; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Hayes, Rutherford Birchard, 1822-1893; Carlisle, John Griffin, 1835-1910; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Keifer, Joseph Warren, 1836-1932; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897; Roach, John, 1813-1887; Morrison, William R. (William Ralls), 1825-1909

Date: 1884-03-05

Diary of Theodore Roosevelt from January 1 to July 3, 1886

Description:

Diary kept by Theodore Roosevelt while at Elkhorn Ranch in North Dakota from January 1 to July 3, 1886. Pages for April 23 to June 17 are torn out. There were no entries from July 4 to December 31. April 1 tells of Roosevelt's capture of boat-thieves, as described in Roosevelt in the Bad Lands by Hermann Hagedorn. 

Also included are six typed transcript pages of diary text. 

Resource Type: Diary

Subject: Ranching; Thieves; Dinners and dining; Entertaining; Hunting; Boats and boating; Weather; North Dakota--Elkhorn Ranch

Date: 1886

Theodore Roosevelt and the boat thieves

Description:

Photograph of a re-enactment of Theodore Roosevelt keeping watch over boat thieves he captured with the help of William Wingate Sewall and Wilmot Dow. 

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: Thieves; Boats and boating; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Dow, Wilmot; Sewall, William Wingate, 1845-1930

Date: 1886

Theodore Roosevelt and the boat thieves

Description:

Photograph of a re-enactment of Theodore Roosevelt keeping watch over boat thieves he captured with the help of William Wingate Sewall and Wilmot Dow. 

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: Thieves; Boats and boating; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Dow, Wilmot; Sewall, William Wingate, 1845-1930

Date: 1886

Pursuing the boat thieves

Description:

A staged image of William Wingate Sewall and Wilmot Dow in pursuit of boat thieves. In March 1886, three thieves stole a boat from Theodore Roosevelt's Elkhorn Ranch. Sewall and Dow made a new boat, shown here, and pursued them with Roosevelt. They captured the thieves after several days, but were hindered in bringing them in by ice on the Little Missouri River. Roosevelt took the men in over land to Dickinson (N.D.), where they were indicted.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: Thieves; Boats and boating; North Dakota--Elkhorn Ranch; United States--Little Missouri River; North Dakota--Dickinson; Dow, Wilmot; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Sewall, William Wingate, 1845-1930

Date: 1886

Complaint filed by Theodore Roosevelt against Michael Finnegan and others

Description:

Transcript of the case against Michael Finnegan, Edward Burnstead, and Chris Pfaffenbach, thieves who stole Theodore Roosevelt's boat along the Little Missouri River on March 24, 1886.

Resource Type: Legal document

Subject: Boats and boating; Theft; Criminal procedure; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Finnegan, Michael

Date: 1886-04-12

Letter from William Wingate Sewall to S. Y. Sewall

Description:

William Wingate Sewall describes the pursuit and capture of three thieves that stole a boat from Theodore Roosevelt. The boat, the best one on the Little Missouri River, had been purchased by Roosevelt in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and it was very useful. Sewall and Wilmot Dow built a new boat and they headed after the thieves a few days after the boat went missing. The thieves were captured without violence and Roosevelt accompanied them to Dickinson, Dakota Territory, for trial. Sewall and Dow continued down the river with the boats to Mandan, Dakota Territory, and then took a train back to Medora, Dakota Territory.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Boats and boating; Theft; Criminals; Arrest; United States--Little Missouri River; North Dakota--Dickinson; North Dakota--Mandan; North Dakota--Medora; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Dow, Wilmot; Finnegan, Michael

Date: 1886-04-21

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