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Ardea russata

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During his trip down the Nile in Benesooef, Egypt, fourteen year old Theodore Roosevelt wrote about the ardea russata, which he identified as a buff fronted cow heron. It is also known as a cow egret. The back page notes this essay was presented by him on 7 April 1874.

Resource Type: Manuscript

Subject: Cattle egret; Nile River

Date: 1872-12-23

1883 capital invested

Description:

List of investments and expenses for Theodore Roosevelt's cattle ranching business during October 1883.

Resource Type: Statement, Financial

Subject: Ranching; Ranching--Economic aspects; Cattle--Buying; Cattle--Prices

Date: 1883-10

Ledger from the Maltese Cross Ranch

Description:

Photostat of a page from the ledger of Theodore Roosevelt’s Maltese Cross Ranch. Ledger shows the purchasing of cattle and shipping costs.

Resource Type: Statement, Financial

Subject: Finance, Personal; Ranching; Cattle trade; Maltese Cross Ranch Cabin (N.D.); Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1883-10?

The Bad Lands Cow Boy

Description:

February 7, 1884, edition of The Bad Lands Cow Boy.

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: American newspapers; Cattle herding; Ranching; Cowboys--Social life and customs; North Dakota--Medora

Date: 1884-02-07

The Bad Lands Cow Boy Newspaper

Description:

The Bad Lands Cow Boy contains local, territorial, and federal news articles. In addition, it contains information about the cattle and ranching industry, criminal reports, a railroad schedule, and several advertisements.

Resource Type: Newspaper

Subject: Cattle trade; Ranching; Americans--Politics and government; American newspapers; United States--Little Missouri River; North Dakota--Badlands; Morès, Antoine Amédée Marie Vincent Manca de Vallombrosa, marquis de, 1858-1896; Hoffmann, Athenais Grymes von, 1832-1897

Date: 1884-02-07

Contract between Theodore Roosevelt, Arthur William Merrifield, and Sylvane M. Ferris

Description:

Contract between Theodore Roosevelt, Sylvane M. Ferris, and Arthur William Merrifield regarding the purchase and care of cattle on Roosevelt's ranch.

Resource Type: Legal document

Subject: Contracts; Cattle trade; Ferris, Sylvane M.

Date: 1884-06-12

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes his sister Anna telling her about the happenings at his ranch. The cattle are doing well and he has been doing a lot of hunting. He adds the interview that appeared in the St. Paul's Dispatch was completely made up. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Ranching; Cattle; Hunting; Press and politics

Date: 1884-06-17

The Bad Lands Cow Boy Newspaper

Description:

The Bad Lands Cow Boy contains local, territorial, and federal news articles. In addition, it contains information about the cattle and ranching industry, criminal reports, a railroad schedule, and several advertisements.

Resource Type: Newspaper

Subject: Cattle trade; Ranching; Americans--Politics and government; American newspapers; United States--Little Missouri River; North Dakota--Badlands

Date: 1884-08-07

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes his sister Anna about happenings on his ranch.  Everything has been going well with the cattle and he will be heading to the Bighorn Mountains in a few days. He was so glad to bring his two "backwoods babies" out with him, Bill Sewall and Will Dow. He thinks it will be a good many years before he gets back into politics. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Ranching; Cattle; Horses; Political participation; Dow, Wilmot; Sewall, William Wingate, 1845-1930

Date: 1884-08-12

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes his sister Anna telling her that his trip has been delayed. He discusses how long he thinks he will be away and hopes to return before Christmas. He and Merrifield are headed out and he describes what he is wearing and the scenery. He adds that New York Governor Grover Cleveland is no "angel."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Ranching; Horses; Cattle; Clothing and dress; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908

Date: 1884-08-17

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