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Diary of Theodore Roosevelt from January 7 to December 27, 1877

Description:

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."

Resource Type: Diary

Subject: Diaries; College students--Examinations; College students--Social life and customs; Wrestling; Hunting; Zoology; Boxing; Sick; Health; New York (State)--Oyster Bay; Harvard University; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1831-1878

Date: 1877

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

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 contests.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Political crimes and offenses; College students--Social life and customs; College students--Study and teaching; College students--Examinations; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888

Date: 1877-12-08

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Martha Bulloch Roosevelt

Description:

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.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: College students--Examinations; College students--Social life and customs; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1831-1878

Date: 1878-02-28

Postcard from Theodore Roosevelt to Martha Bulloch Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt slept well and was enthusiastically greeted by his friends. He received a 95% on his last German examination.

Resource Type: Postcard

Subject: College students--Social life and customs; College students--Examinations

Date: 1878-03-19?

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Martha Bulloch Roosevelt

Description:

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.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Weather; Letter writing; College students--Examinations; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1831-1878

Date: 1878-03-24

Postcard from Theodore Roosevelt to Martha Bulloch Roosevelt

Description:

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.

Resource Type: Postcard

Subject: College students--Examinations; College students--Social life and customs

Date: 1878-06-02?

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

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.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Scarlet fever toxin; College students--Examinations; Christmas shopping

Date: 1878-11-24

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

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. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: College students--Examinations; Travel; Gifts

Date: 1878-12-06

Natural History 3 examination

Description:

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 responses.

Resource Type: Exercise, School

Subject: College students--Examinations; Natural history--Study and teaching (Higher); Harvard College (1780- )

Date: 1879-01

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes his sister Anna about the examinations he has been having and will have. He anticipates an 85%.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: College students--Examinations

Date: 1879-02-16

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