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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt expresses his astonishment and happiness over the news his sister Anna Roosevelt is engaged to William Sheffield Cowles. He is especially happy that Cowles is a naval officer. It pains Roosevelt that he cannot leave his work at this time to celebrate with Anna in London.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Betrothal; Work; Navies--Officers; Cowles, Wm. S. (William Sheffield), 1846-1923

Date: 1895-07-04

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt informs his sister Anna Roosevelt that all anyone can talk about is her engagement to William Sheffield Cowles. It upsets him he cannot be with Anna at this time but his work as Police Commissioner is very important at the moment. They are fighting the saloon keepers and Germans over the enforcement of the ban on Sunday sale of liquor. He gives updates on Kermit and Ethel.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Betrothal; Law enforcement; Liquor laws--Public opinion; Children; New York (State)--New York; Cowles, Wm. S. (William Sheffield), 1846-1923; Roosevelt, Kermit, 1889-1943; Derby, Ethel Roosevelt, 1891-1977

Date: 1895-07-07

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt advises his sister Anna Roosevelt that she must not marry William Sheffield Cowles yet because his previous marriage may not be entirely annulled. He has people researching the problem, but Cowles may have to return and sue his wife for adultery.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Conflict of laws--Divorce--U.S. states; Adultery; Marriage; Cowles, Wm. S. (William Sheffield), 1846-1923

Date: 1895-07-19

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt informs his sister Anna Roosevelt that it does appear her fiance William Sheffield Cowles' divorce would hold up in court and she can marry him and live in California. He asks if she would like him to see another lawyer about the matter.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Conflict of laws--Divorce--U.S. states; Marriage; Lawyers; California; Cowles, Wm. S. (William Sheffield), 1846-1923

Date: 1895-07-23

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt tells his sister Anna Roosevelt he is unsure of what else to do pertaining her fiance William Sheffield Cowles' previous marriage and divorce problem. He feels Anna and Cowles should return from London and consult with lawyers. There is a chance Anna's marriage could be declared invalid.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Conflict of laws--Divorce--U.S. states; Marriage; Cowles, Wm. S. (William Sheffield), 1846-1923

Date: 1895-07-27

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Corinne Roosevelt Robinson

Description:

Police Commissioner Roosevelt writes to his sister about his concern for her and their sister, Anna Roosevelt.  He advises that Anna and William S. Cowles should consult lawyers regarding their upcoming marriage and strongly urges Corinne Roosevelt Robinson to take care of her health.  Roosevelt also mentions his work environment and colleagues.  

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Health; Police--Personnel management; Cowles, Anna Roosevelt, 1855-1931; Cowles, Wm. S. (William Sheffield), 1846-1923

Date: 1895-08-01

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt advises his sister Anna Roosevelt to return to America with her fiance, William Sheffield Cowles, in order to settle the matter of the legality of his divorce. He compares their situation to that of Mr. and Mrs. Pellew.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Conflict of laws--Divorce--U.S. states; Marriage; Cowles, Wm. S. (William Sheffield), 1846-1923

Date: 1895-08-01

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt does not know how else to advise his sister Anna Roosevelt regarding her fiance, William Sheffield Cowles', problems with his divorce. The lawyer Cleveland advises Anna and Cowles not to marry yet and come home to deal with the problem.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Conflict of laws--Divorce--U.S. states; Marriage; Lawyers; Cowles, Wm. S. (William Sheffield), 1846-1923

Date: 1895-08-05

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt relates the lawyer Cleveland's advice to his sister Anna Roosevelt regarding her fiance William Sheffield Cowles' divorce problems. If Anna and Cowles were to marry now their marriage would be legal in California, but not in New York and a suit could be brought against Cowles for bigamy. It is up to them to decide if they want to take the risk.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Conflict of laws--Divorce--U.S. states; Marriage; Bigamy; Cowles, Wm. S. (William Sheffield), 1846-1923

Date: 1895-08-16

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt discusses the issue of sister Anna Roosevelt's fiance William Sheffield Cowles' divorce and thinks it's good she talked to a lawyer named Tracey. He inquires if they will marry in London or back home.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Conflict of laws--Divorce--U.S. states; Weddings; Lawyers; Cowles, Wm. S. (William Sheffield), 1846-1923

Date: 1895-08-21

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