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The good Samaritan

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Rutherford B. Hayes, Chester A. Arthur, and Grover Cleveland are pilgrims on a journey through a rugged Middle Eastern landscape. Leading the way is Hayes, holding a paper that states "Patronage to Reward - The Returning Board" and carrying a canteen of "Cold Water." Behind Hayes is Arthur who is looking back at Cleveland, with a donkey, who has stopped to help a man labeled "Civil Service" who has fainted from lack of water.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Civil service reform; Presidents; Patronage, Political; Charity; Care of the sick; Donkeys; Pilgrims and pilgrimages; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Hayes, Rutherford Birchard, 1822-1893; Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886

Date: 1885-03-18

Coroner Harrison is a little too previous

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Uncle Sam reclines in a chair with his feet resting on a foot stool. On a table next to him are medications labeled "Tariff Reform Tonic" and "Repeal of Sherman Silver Law Elixir." Benjamin Harrison stands at center holding a large "Certificate of Death - Died of Democratic Rule." He is attended by several men with their mourning hats, including Thomas C. Platt, Charles A. Boutelle, Whitelaw Reid, George F. Hoar, and Thomas B. Reed. They have come to pay their last respects.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Diseases; Care of the sick; Democracy; Public officers; Grief; Mourning customs; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Boutelle, Charles A. (Charles Addison), 1839-1901; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902

Date: 1893-09-06

A very sick patient - he pays well, but the senatorial quacks can't save him

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Several legislators appear as quack physicians trying to cure a large sick man labeled "Protection" with a packet of "Boodle" on his lap. From left are "Hill, Pugh, Vest, Chandler, Brice, Hoar, Peffer, Gorman, [and] McPherson," and John Sherman. They apply such medications as "Delay Tonic, Concessions to Trusts, Sympathy, Wind, Senatorial Fog, Obstruction Pills, [and] Misleading Talk."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Sick; Care of the sick; Tariff; Free trade--Protection; Legislators; Quacks and quackery; Medical care; Medical personnel; Hill, David B. (David Bennett), 1843-1910; Pugh, James L. (James Lawrence), 1820-1907; Vest, George Graham, 1830-1904; Chandler, William E. (William Eaton), 1835-1917; Brice, Calvin Stewart, 1845-1898; Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Peffer, William Alfred, 1831-1912; Gorman, Arthur P. (Arthur Pue), 1839-1906; McPherson, John R. (John Rhoderic), 1833-1897; Sherman, John, 1823-1900

Date: 1894-07-18

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to George Bird Grinnell

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Theodore Roosevelt is sorry that he missed the annual meeting of the Boone and Crockett Club, but Edith Roosevelt had the grippe. Roosevelt would like to know when George Bird Grinnell will visit so that they can discuss A. G. Wallihan's book on Yellowstone Park.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Dinners and dining; Care of the sick; Apologies; Books and reading; United States--Yellowstone National Park; Boone and Crockett Club; Wallihan, A. G. (Allen Grant), 1859-1935; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Young, S. B. M. (Samuel Baldwin Marks), 1840-1924

Date: 1898-01-08

Letter from Leonard Wood to Theodore Roosevelt

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General Wood states how he is doing and that he will not return before he is able.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Care of the sick

Date: 1905-08-01

Letter from Thomas R. Brown to Theodore Roosevelt

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Thomas R. Brown fills President Roosevelt in on the physical condition of Mr. Bonaparte after having suffered ptomaine poisoning.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Letters; Infection; Leave of absence; Care of the sick; Bonaparte, Charles J. (Charles Joseph), 1851-1921

Date: 1906-05-02

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to John Muir

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Theodore Roosevelt thanks John Muir for his praise. He also wishes Muir's daughter, Helen Lillian Funk Muir, a quick recovery.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Health; Care of the sick; Presidents--Public opinion; Thank-you notes; Camping; Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882

Date: 1908-01-27

Letter from John Muir to Theodore Roosevelt

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John Muir wishes Theodore Roosevelt a happy new year and thanks him for his contributions to conservation. He specifically mentions Roosevelt saving the Tamalpais redwoods and Yosemite National Park. Muir's daughter Helen Lillian Funk Muir has been sick. He took her to the Mohave Desert for the healing dry air.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Giant sequoia; Nature conservation; Presidents--Public opinion; Conservationists--Attitudes; Care of the sick; Water rights; Camping--Religious aspects; California--Yosemite National Park; United States--Mojave Desert; California--Mariposa Grove; California--Mount Tamalpais; Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882

Date: 1908-01-27?

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Pearl Wight

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Theodore Roosevelt sends warm regards to Progressive supporter, Pearl Wight, of Louisiana and to his wife, Helen L. Wight who is recovering from an illness. Roosevelt conveys gratitude for Wight's and Mr. Thilborger's work.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Thank-you notes; Care of the sick; Louisiana; Massachusetts--Lenox

Date: 1912-07-22

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Arthur Dehon Hill

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Theodore Roosevelt writes to Arthur Dehon Hill that Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt is on the mend after being ill for a number of months. Roosevelt is not confidant in the upcoming verdict but believes the general public will see Roosevelt's commitment to decency. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Care of the sick; Politics, Practical--Public opinion; Presidents--Professional ethics; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948

Date: 1915-05-03

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