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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Edwin Brockholst Livingston

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Commissioner Roosevelt continues his conversation with author Edwin Brockholst Livingston regarding his genealogy, in particular Roosevelt is interested in learning more about the Dutch side of his family. He also addresses Livingston's questions on Southern California and offers to introduce Livingston to fellow author Charles Dudley Warner.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Authors; Investments; Men--Social networks; Hunting; Ranching; Cattle; Politicians--Social networks; California, Southern; Rocky Mountains; Warner, Charles Dudley, 1829-1900

Date: 1891-08-25

Grace Green Alexander

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Mrs. Henry A. Alexander, Eleanor Butler Roosevelt's mother, in California, 1892.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: Travel; California; Alexander, Grace Green, 1864-1938

Date: 1892

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt informs his sister Anna Roosevelt that it does appear her fiance William Sheffield Cowles' divorce would hold up in court and she can marry him and live in California. He asks if she would like him to see another lawyer about the matter.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Conflict of laws--Divorce--U.S. states; Marriage; Lawyers; California; Cowles, Wm. S. (William Sheffield), 1846-1923

Date: 1895-07-23

Letter from Robert Lee Howze to Theodore Roosevelt

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Robert Howze has heard that the War Department is considering mounting a current infantry regiment and he would like Theodore Roosevelt to influence that decision in favor of Howze's regiment. The regiment will soon be shipping out from San Francisco.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Cavalry; California--San Francisco

Date: 1899-08-22

A Short Account of the Big Trees of California

Description:

A report on the Calaveras and Stanislaus big tree groves of California, prepared by the Division of Forestry with the intent of aiding preservation.

Resource Type: Book

Subject: Agriculture; Botanical literature; Logging; Lumbering; Redwoods; California--Calaveras Big Trees State Park; California--Stanislaus National Forest; California--Mariposa Grove; California--Fresno County; California--Tulare County

Date: 1900

California Republican campaign songster

Description:

Songbook supporting the 1900 presidential campaign of President McKinley and Governor Roosevelt in California. The cover features illustrations of the candidates.

Resource Type: Music, Sheet

Subject: Presidents--Election--Songs and music; Campaign songs; Political ballads and songs; Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); California; Ireland; California--Mount Shasta; Washington (D.C.)--White House Gardens; Washington (D.C.); Alaska; North America--Rio Grande; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Tammany Hall; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925

Date: 1900

Letter from Gifford Pinchot to Theodore Roosevelt

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Gifford Pinchot writes to Vice President Roosevelt with a proposed itinerary for an eight to ten week trip to explore the forests and irrigation of the West. Frederick Haynes Newell of the United States Geological Survey has proposed to Pinchot a way in which press coverage could be controlled.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Forests and forestry; Irrigation; Press coverage; Travel; Travel--Planning; United States, West; Arizona--Grand Canyon; California--Sequoia National Park; California--Sierra National Forest Region; Washington (State)--Mount Rainier; North America--North Cascades; United States--Uinta Mountains; Oregon--Dalles Region; New York (State)--Oyster Bay; Newell, Frederick Haynes, 1862-1932

Date: 1901-03-27

Letter from C. Hart Merriam to Theodore Roosevelt

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C. Hart Merriam encloses a leaflet that contains three additions to the "big game." They have collected eight skins and skulls of the Mexican bighorn. Merriam requests that Roosevelt send the cougar skulls "uncleaned." Roosevelt's series of samples will help make determinations about the amount of individual variation.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Bighorn sheep; Puma; Mammals--Type specimens; Pamphlets; Big game animals

Date: 1901-04-06

Letter from C. Hart Merriam to Theodore Roosevelt

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With Theodore Roosevelt's assistance, C. Hart Merriam has been able to reach a conclusion regarding the bobcats of the southern Rocky Mountain region. Merriam was interested in seeing large skulls from Colorado to see if they match specimens from the Uinta Mountains. Merriam thanks Roosevelt for his contribution to the Biological Survey, and asks to keep some of the skulls. Merriam also responds to Roosevelt's request for information about deer. Merriam has not been able to obtain a white-tailed deer specimen from any location in the far west.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Bobcat; Lynx; Deer; Zoological specimens; Colorado; Texas; New Mexico; Arizona; United States--Uinta Mountains; Florida; Alaska; Rocky Mountains; Minnesota; South Dakota; Idaho; Wyoming; Texas; Utah; United States--Pacific Coast; California, Southern; National Biological Survey (U.S.)

Date: 1901-05-18

Letter from C. Hart Merriam to Theodore Roosevelt

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C. Hart Merriam clarifies information he gave Theodore Roosevelt about the black-tail deer population. He also points out that the Rocky Mountain mule deer is present all along the eastern side of the Cascade and Sierra Nevada Ranges, as well as the mountains in southern California. Merriam tells Roosevelt that he will send more information about deer at a later date. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Deer; Zoology; United States--Sierra Nevada Region; North America--Cascade Range; Alaska; California, Southern

Date: 1901-06-06

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