Theodore Roosevelt's diary for the year 1877, age 18-19. He records events at Harvard, including wrestling matches, and hunting at Oyster Bay. Also includes two end of year lists: "Game log" and "Collections for year."
Diaries; College students--Examinations; College students--Social life and customs; Wrestling; Hunting; Zoology; Boxing; Sick; Health; New York (State)--Oyster Bay; Harvard College (1780- ); Roosevelt, Theodore, 1831-1878
Theodore Roosevelt hasn't heard of any new developments in the
collector-ship case and fears that Senator Conkling has won.
Roosevelt is looking forward to the holidays. He plans to make the
most of the break as the "next two months will be tremendous work."
Roosevelt will be preparing for the semi-annuals and the athletic
Political crimes and offenses; College students--Social life and customs; College students--Study and teaching; College students--Examinations; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888
Theodore Roosevelt performed well on his exams and is getting along with the other students. He is working hard at his studies and looks forward to receiving letters from home. Roosevelt has been pleased to see how "widely known and respected" his late father was.
College students--Examinations; College students--Social life and customs; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1831-1878
Theodore Roosevelt slept well and was enthusiastically greeted by his friends. He received a 95% on his last German examination.
College students--Social life and customs; College students--Examinations
The weather has been poor but Theodore Roosevelt has been
fortunate not to catch a cold. He has been looking over a letter
from Theodore Roosevelt Sr., and feels sad he can no longer write
to him. Roosevelt had a three hour examination today and will be
visiting home two weeks from next Friday.
Weather; Letter writing; College students--Examinations; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1831-1878
Theodore Roosevelt passed his examinations but did not do as well as expected. He had been bothered by a slight headache. Roosevelt is thankful the hard work is over until next year. He will be leaving on the Thursday afternoon train.
College students--Examinations; College students--Social life and customs
Theodore Roosevelt informs his sister Anna that he will be staying with a friend because there is a scarlet fever scare. He includes that he has been studying diligently for his exams and wants everyone's Christmas lists.
Scarlet fever toxin; College students--Examinations; Christmas shopping
Theodore Roosevelt informs his sister Anna that he will be coming home in a couple of weeks. He also tells her about his first examination and about some presents he sent to people.
College students--Examinations; Travel; Gifts
The midyear 1879 examination was completed by Theodore Roosevelt
for his Natural History 3 course at Harvard College. It includes
handwritten responses and carbon transcript of questions and
College students--Examinations; Natural history--Study and teaching (Higher); Harvard College (1780- )
Theodore Roosevelt writes his sister Anna about the examinations he has been having and will have. He anticipates an 85%.
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