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Diary kept by Theodore Roosevelt at age 9

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In Upstate New York ("The Catskills not ten miles from here"), Theodore Roosevelt reports on his visit with "Cousin Jimmy." He writes about pony rides, birds and animals he observed, and playing in a brook with "crayfish, eels, minnows, salamanders, water spiders, water bugs. . ." and other topics. "By Theodore Roosevelt. My Life. Three Weeks of My Life. Age 9 Years" is penciled on cardboard cover. Date range is from August 10, 1868 to September 5, 1868.

Resource Type: Diary

Subject: Animals; Discovery and exploration, American; New York (State)--Catskill Mountains

Date: 1868

The end of a bad show

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In the "Grand National Congressional Theatre" the performance of "Fair Promise Combination No. 47 - Great Reform Bill - Act I Tariff Reform - Act II Civil Service Reform - Act III Internal Revenue Reform" is concluding. The audience is pelting the cast with cats, eggs, onions, turnips, and other vegetables and fruits. Among those on stage are David Davis, Thomas W. Ferry, George M. Robeson, Jay A. Hubbell, Frank Hiscock, Horace F. Page, and William Mahone.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Civil service reform; Tariff--Law and legislation; Theater--Production and direction; Theater audiences; Cats; Eggs; Davis, David, 1815-1886; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897; Mahone, William, 1826-1895; Ferry, Thomas W. (Thomas White), 1827-1896; Hubbell, Jay A. (Jay Abel), 1829-1900; Hiscock, Frank, 1834-1914; Page, Horace F. (Horace Francis), 1833-1890

Date: 1883-02-28

One thing he can not shake off

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Chester Alan Arthur is a cat, with the spout labeled "'Soap' Campaign 1880," that has broken off a pitcher, around his neck. The pitcher labeled "N. Y. Ward Politics" lies on the ground nearby. James Gillespie Blaine is a dog sitting in front of a doghouse, chained to a weight labeled "Mulligan Disgrace."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: U.S. states--Politics and government; Political corruption; Scandals--Political aspects; Cats; Dogs; Pitchers; New York (State)--New York; Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893

Date: 1884-05-28

"United we stand!"

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Richard Croker is pictured as a large dog standing over a smaller dog labeled "New York Police." They are looking at a cat with its back, labeled "Investigation," arched and tail raised, and wearing a ribbon labeled "New York Senate."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Local government--Officials and employees; Legislative hearings; Police; Corruption; Dogs; Cats; Governmental investigations; New York (State)--New York; Tammany Hall; Croker, Richard, 1843-1922

Date: 1894-03-28

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Ethel Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt thanks his daughter Ethel Roosevelt for the note and describes for her some of the members of his household: two kittens that live in the backyard, an African American coachman named Marshall, and a big horse with floppy ears.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: African American household employees; Kittens; Horses; Washington (D.C.)--Rock Creek Park

Date: 1897-09-20

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to George Bird Grinnell

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Theodore Roosevelt found the March 10 issue of George Bird Grinnell's Forest and Stream being circulated by the men from the lumber and cold storage lobby who are trying to defeat Roosevelt's nominee for the Forest, Fish, and Game Commission. Roosevelt's nominations for the Commission all had political backing, and he is facing challenges in getting them confirmed. Roosevelt chose the men he did because his "business was to improve the Commission."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Quail shooting; Political candidates; Lobbying; Oyster industry; New York (State); New York (State)--Catskill Mountains Region; New York (State)--Adirondack Mountains Region; New York (State). Forest, Fish and Game Commission; Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences; Wadsworth, Austin

Date: 1900-03-14

The old story

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A monkey wearing a plumed hat labeled "European Powers" and a cat wearing clerical robes labeled "Missionary" sit in front of a fireplace. The cat is reaching a paw toward the flames and a chestnut labeled "China."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Missionaries; Religion; Monkeys; Cats; China

Date: 1900-07-04

Our British watch-dog

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A British bulldog labeled "Commercial Interests" stands before a plate of food labeled "American Products." He is looking across a small body of water at four cats labeled "France, Italy, Austria, [and] Germany" sitting on a fence labeled "Continental Jealousy" and flying a banner "Commercial Tariff Blockade." The bulldog is chained to a dog house draped with British and American flags and a with a sign on the front that states "England Biggest Consumer of American Goods -- London Times." Caption: There is no danger of a European combination while his appetite lasts.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Commerce; International relations; Industries; Blockade; Bulldog; Cats; United States

Date: 1901-07-24

This cat escapes the Senate with a few of its nine lives left; - will it lose them in the House?

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In the Senate chamber at the U.S. Capitol, a large cat with papers tied around its waist labeled "Ship Subsidy Bill" is making a mad dash for a door as senators throw ink pots and books at it while Mark Hanna tries to get them to stop. Senators Vest and Tillman are identified in the foreground as being in opposition to the bill.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Boating industry; Legislation; Cats; United States; United States. Congress. Senate; Hanna, Marcus Alonzo, 1837-1904; Tillman, Benjamin R. (Benjamin Ryan), 1847-1918; Vest, George Graham, 1830-1904

Date: 1902-04-02

Getting their backs up

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A bull dog labeled "England," a whippet (or greyhound) labeled "Italy," and a dachshund labeled "Germany" gather around a dish labeled "Preferred Claims" full of food labeled "Venezuela." Sitting above them on a fence are four cats labeled "Belgium, Spain, France, [and] Holland" with the fur on their backs raised. Both cats and dogs are seeking payment from Venezuela for its international debts.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Cats; Debt--Public; Dogs; International relations; Venezuela

Date: 1903-02-18

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