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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes his sister Anna Roosevelt that he is drying six heron skins from his expedition to Lloyd's Neck. Brother Elliot and him rowed over. His horse has not yet recovered and Elliot's and Father's saddle horses are in bad shape too. Dr. Swan gave a good sermon at church and cousin Corneil fell asleep in the choir.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Herons; Rowing; Horses--Diseases; Church; Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894

Date: 1875-06-20

Celestial wrath

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Startled French soldiers in rice paddies confront an angry blazing sun rimmed with cannon barrels and bayonets, and stating "Population 500,000,000." Signs labeled "Malaria, Disease, [and] Fever," as well as Chinese soldiers also face them. Caption: China - "I will make it HOT for you!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Diseases; Heat; Bayonets; Rice; Armies--French colonies; Asian colonies; Ordnance; Indochina; France; Asia; China

Date: 1883-09-12

Scientists assert that all diseases can be prevented by inoculation

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Puck stands on a stack of bound Puck volumes between a row of people on the left identified as a "Bank President, Cashier, Teller, Clerk, [and] Janitor" as well as a scrub-woman and an office boy, and a row of known criminals on the right identified as "Scott, O. L. Baldwin, F. Ward, J. D. Fish, H. W. Howgate, [and] Eno," and Fredericka Mandelbaum identified as "M." Between the two rows are bottles of "Virus from Thieving Office-Boy, Light-Fingered Scrub-Woman, Defaulting Bank Cashier, Receiver of Stolen Goods, [and] Corruptible Janitor," "Lymph from Swindling Bank President [and] Embezzling Bank Clerk," and "Vaccine from Speculating Bank Teller." O. L. Baldwin was a cashier at the Mechanics' National Bank in Newark, Henry W. Howgate (1834-1901) was a Disbursing Officer in the U. S. Signal Service, and Fredericka Mandelbaum was a known fence for stolen property. Caption: "Now, my friends, step right up and be vaccinated for all forms of disease to which bank officials are liable!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Criminals; Vaccination; Banks and banking; Ward, Ferdinand De Wilton, 1851-1925; Mandelbaum, Fredericka, 1818-1894; Fish, James Dean, 1819-1912

Date: 1885-06-24

Another patient for Pasteur

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Carl Schurz and newspaper editor George W. Curtis carry fellow editor Whitelaw Reid up the gangplank of a "French Steamer." Puck, holding his lithographic pencil, stands at the bottom of the gangplank. Includes references to James G. Blaine and Louis Pasteur. Caption: Let him be taken to Paris and treated for Blainiac rabies without delay.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Newspaper editors; Lifting and carrying; Vaccination; Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Curtis, George William, 1824-1892

Date: 1885-12-16

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna Roosevelt about their brother Elliott's illness and alcoholism. Roosevelt feels strongly that Elliott needs to enter into an asylum for treatment, and must do so very quickly. Everyone knows Elliott is "out of his head." Elliott and his wife Anna suffer in the eyes of the public and "have no right to have children."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Alcoholism; Alcoholics--Rehabilitation; Diseases; Asylums; Parenting; Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894; Roosevelt, Anna Hall, 1863-1892

Date: 1891-01-25

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna Roosevelt about their brother Elliott's illness and alcoholism. Roosevelt is still concerned about getting Elliott into treatment. Anna will be traveling to Europe to see Elliott and his wife Anna.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Alcoholism; Letters; Travel; Diseases; Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894; Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894

Date: 1891-01-25

Letter from Sarah Flandrau Cutcheon to Charles Macomb Flandrau

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Sally Flandrau Cutcheon now has to wear eyeglasses. She requests that Charles Macomb Flandrau purchase something for her and discusses her plans to travel to Chicago, Illinois. Cutcheon also requests that Flandrau tear up her letters.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Letters; Eye--Diseases; Eyeglasses; Weddings; Gifts; Christmas; Charities; Yachts; Travel; Minnesota--Saint Paul; Illinois--Chicago; Maryland--Annapolis; King, Isabella Greenway, 1886-1953; Flandrau, Rebecca Blair McClure Riddle, 1839-1911; Dinsmore, Julia Stockton, 1833-1926

Date: 1891-10-18

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna Roosevelt about the illness of her employee Bob. He wants to know if her household will be quarantined for a month.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Diseases; Quarantine; Household employees

Date: 1893-06-21

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna Roosevelt about the condition of her employee Bob.  He also gives her several book recommendations.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Diseases; Books and reading; Recreation

Date: 1893-06-23

Coroner Harrison is a little too previous

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Uncle Sam reclines in a chair with his feet resting on a foot stool. On a table next to him are medications labeled "Tariff Reform Tonic" and "Repeal of Sherman Silver Law Elixir." Benjamin Harrison stands at center holding a large "Certificate of Death - Died of Democratic Rule." He is attended by several men with their mourning hats, including Thomas C. Platt, Charles A. Boutelle, Whitelaw Reid, George F. Hoar, and Thomas B. Reed. They have come to pay their last respects.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Diseases; Care of the sick; Democracy; Public officers; Grief; Mourning customs; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Boutelle, Charles A. (Charles Addison), 1839-1901; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902

Date: 1893-09-06

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