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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Martha Bulloch Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt is pleased with his room in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and will start his work on Monday. He requests the valise, papers, and inkstand as soon as possible. If he can borrow a bag, he will spend next Sunday with H. D. Minot.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: College students--Housing; College students--Social life and customs; Cowles, Anna Roosevelt, 1855-1931; Minot, H. D. (Henry Davis), 1859-1890

Date: 1876-09-29

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Martha Bulloch Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt has received his books and packages. He is not pleased with the food and intends to join a "table with some of the Boston men." Roosevelt has also paid the next half year's rent. He provides a sketch of his room and outlines his schedule. He recently purchased his winter clothing, except for an afternoon coat, and has been wearing his mother's slippers.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: College students--Housing; College students--Social life and customs; Cold weather clothing; Saltonstall, Richard M. (Richard Middlecott), 1859-1922; Shaw, Henry Russell; Peters, George Gorham, 1858-; Andrews, William Shankland, 1858-1936; Lamson, John, 1856-1897

Date: 1876-10-06

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna requesting that a few items be sent from home to him at college so he can decorate his room. The letter also includes what he has been doing at college since the last time he wrote including a day he spent with Mrs. Shaw. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: College students--Social life and customs; Dinners and dining; Interior decoration; Harvard College (1780- )

Date: 1876-10-15

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Theodore Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt appreciates the many letters he has received from home. He also received a letter from his uncle, James Dunwody Bulloch. Roosevelt has kept his father's first letter and will try to deserve his trust. He has not found it difficult to avoid drinking and smoking. Roosevelt requests a petition that will allow him to attend the local Congregational church and join a mission class. Initial college expenses have been heavy, but Roosevelt shouldn't need to draw on his father's finances until Christmas.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Letters; College students--Social life and customs; College students--Alcohol use; College students--Tobacco use; Congregational churches--Membership; Sunday schools; College students--Religious life; College students--Finance, Personal; Harvard College (1780- ); Bulloch, James Dunwody, 1823-1901

Date: 1876-10-22

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Martha Bulloch Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt is enjoying his comfortable room but some odd pieces of furniture arrived, and he doesn't know why they were sent. His schoolwork is growing more difficult, particularly mathematics. Roosevelt met Mr. Townsend, a cousin of Mr. Thayer, which was a relief because he generally doesn't know the families of his school friends. He recently went to the theater, dined with Mr. Thayer, and might join a whist club. Roosevelt requests the address of a dentist and doctor.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: College students--Social life and customs; College students--Education; Hooper, Arthur; Shaw, Henry Russell; Chapin, Henry Bainbridge, 1857-1910; Townsend, Howard; Pellew, George, 1859-1892; Nickerson, Thomas White

Date: 1876-10-23

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Theodore Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt thanks his father for sending the petition that will allow him to attend church. The bag and clock have arrived but he will need several more books and the key to his bookcase. His room appears comfortable with the pictures hung and the knickknacks placed. Roosevelt attended a football game between the freshman team and Adams Academy. His studies are going well except the class "Theory of Determinants."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: College students--Social life and customs; College students--Housing; College students--Study and teaching; College students--Religious life; Football; Harvard College (1780- ); Adams Academy (Quincy, Mass.); Shaw, Henry Russell; Andrews, William Shankland, 1858-1936

Date: 1876-11-05

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna saying he finally received the things he had asked to be sent from home. He enjoys his room very much but does not like the way the washerwoman does his cravats. He describes a dinner at the Thayer's and is doing alright in his studies. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: College students--Social life and customs; College students--Housing; Laundry workers; Dinners and dining

Date: 1876-11-12

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Martha Bulloch Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt will spend Thanksgiving with the family but will have to leave Friday morning due to exams. He has been in good health and only felt a little homesick during an illness. Roosevelt traveled to New Haven, Connecticut to watch the football team. Harvard lost as Yale "played very foul." He is glad he is not a Yale freshman due to the hazing and the "scrubby" look of the students.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Thanksgiving Day; College students--Social life and customs; Football; Connecticut--New Haven; Harvard College (1780- ); Yale University

Date: 1876-11-19

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Corinne Roosevelt Robinson

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Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister about life at Harvard College, including dance class and the girls he has met, plans to bring his friends home at Christmas, and his club activities with classmates Minot, Saltonstall, and Gardiner.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: College students--Social life and customs; College students--Societies and clubs; Christmas; Harvard College (1780- ); Minot, H. D. (Henry Davis), 1859-1890; Cowles, Anna Roosevelt, 1855-1931

Date: 1876-11-26

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

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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

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