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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt Cowles

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Governor Roosevelt is planning a proper, respectful inaugural speech despite the fear that Henry Cabot Lodge has expressed. Roosevelt hopes to spend January and February hunting in Colorado.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Friendship--Correspondence; Inauguration; Speeches, addresses, etc.; Hunting; Colorado; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924; Ferguson, Edie

Date: 1900-12-03

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Bradley T. Johnson

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Governor Roosevelt states that upon his return to Sagamore Hill he will promptly send his book on Oliver Cromwell to General Johnson and he suggests that the General read one of his favorite books, Stonewall Jackson and the American Civil War by George Francis Robert Henderson. Roosevelt regrets that due to his busy schedule he will not be able to visit the General until after he takes the office of the Vice President, but before doing so he hopes to visit Colorado for a hunting trip.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Vice-Presidents; Hunting; Scheduling; Physical fitness; Hunting dogs; Vice-Presidents--Election; Books and reading; Authors; Colorado; New York (State)--Oyster Bay; Henderson, G. F. R. (George Francis Robert), 1854-1903

Date: 1900-12-04

Diary of Theodore Roosevelt from January 11 to February 15, 1901

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Diary kept by Theodore Roosevelt while on a cougar hunt in Colorado from January 11 to February 15, 1901. There are no entries for January 1-10 or February 16-December 31. The end includes general notes on hunting and animals, especially including game shot by others. 

Resource Type: Diary

Subject: Hunting; Lynx; Animals; Colorado

Date: 1901

Letter from George Bird Grinnell to Theodore Roosevelt

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George Bird Grinnell writes that Theodore Roosevelt should laugh at the absurd news published about him. A. G. Wallihan will not be publishing his book of photographs with the Boone and Crockett Club at this time. A New York publisher will distribute it on a subscription basis. If they fail to get enough subscriptions to justify publishing it, then Wallihan will come back to the Boone and Crockett Club. Grinnell also asks for Roosevelt's opinion on the idea that wild animals are dangerous if people live or pass through their areas.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Puma; Hunting; Publications; Photographs; Press and politics; Presidents--Inauguration; Montana; New Mexico; Mexico; Colorado; Boone and Crockett Club; Pinchot, Amos, 1873-1944; Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946

Date: 1901-03-01

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Frederick Courteney Selous

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Vice President Roosevelt describes his recent hunting trip to Colorado. Roosevelt is saddened that the Boer War is still ongoing and wishes Frederick Courteney Selous had been administrator of all South Africa because Roosevelt feels that Selous could bring about peace.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: South African War (1899-1902); Deer; Hounds; Hunt riding; Hunting; Lynx; Puma; Peace; Colorado; South Africa; Colorado--Rocky Mountain National Park Region; Hungary; Goff, John, 1866-1937

Date: 1901-03-08

Letter from C. Hart Merriam to Theodore Roosevelt

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C. Hart Merriam is pleased with the skulls and cat skins that Theodore Roosevelt sent. One of the skulls is the largest of the Felis concolor group that Merriam has ever seen. Roosevelt's series of skulls from Colorado is "incomparably the largest, most complete, and most valuable series ever brought together."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Zoological specimens; Puma; Skull; British Columbia; Wyoming; Colorado

Date: 1901-05-03

Letter from C. Hart Merriam to Theodore Roosevelt

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With Theodore Roosevelt's assistance, C. Hart Merriam has been able to reach a conclusion regarding the bobcats of the southern Rocky Mountain region. Merriam was interested in seeing large skulls from Colorado to see if they match specimens from the Uinta Mountains. Merriam thanks Roosevelt for his contribution to the Biological Survey, and asks to keep some of the skulls. Merriam also responds to Roosevelt's request for information about deer. Merriam has not been able to obtain a white-tailed deer specimen from any location in the far west.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Bobcat; Lynx; Deer; Zoological specimens; Colorado; Texas; New Mexico; Arizona; United States--Uinta Mountains; Florida; Alaska; Rocky Mountains; Minnesota; South Dakota; Idaho; Wyoming; Texas; Utah; United States--Pacific Coast; California, Southern; National Biological Survey (U.S.)

Date: 1901-05-18

Letter from Gifford Pinchot to Theodore Roosevelt

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Gifford Pinchot does not expect Vice President Roosevelt to be able to attend the meeting of the American Forestry Association but hopes he will be able to send a letter as he did last year. Pinchot is taking a short trip to Oregon and is unsure whether he will be able to take a hunting trip in the fall.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Congresses and conventions; Forests and forestry; Hunting; Letters; Travel; Colorado--Denver; Oregon; United States--Black Hills; Oregon--Oregon Cascades Recreation Area; American Forestry Association

Date: 1901-07-23

Letter from Gifford Pinchot to Theodore Roosevelt

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Gifford Pinchot regrets not having a letter for the Denver meeting of the American Forestry Association but understands Vice President Roosevelt's position. Pinchot and Frederick Haynes Newell are exploring some grazing and irrigation issues and will be leaving for a two week trip to the mountains. Although Pinchot expects to miss his hunt, he hopes he and Roosevelt have a "good visit, with lots of exercise."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Congresses and conventions; Forests and forestry; Grazing; Hunting; Irrigation; Letters; Travel; Exercise; Colorado--Denver; American Forestry Association; Newell, Frederick Haynes, 1862-1932

Date: 1901-08-05

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Corinne Roosevelt Robinson

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Vice President Roosevelt informs his sister of the travel expenses for her sons, but requests that she allow him to pay for them. Roosevelt writes that his daughter, Alice Roosevelt, has had an operation at Roosevelt Hospital and mentions developments in Colorado that Roosevelt would like to discuss with Douglas Robinson.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Travel--Finance; Colorado; Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980; Robinson, Douglas, 1855-1918; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948

Date: 1901-08-18

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