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Personal diary of Theodore Roosevelt, 1878

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Diary of Theodore Roosevelt for the year 1878. Roosevelt attended Harvard College and spent the summer in Oyster Bay, New York, and on an expedition in Maine. The major event of the year was the death of Roosevelt's father. Roosevelt reflects on the death of his father many times throughout the year. The diary concludes with notes on Roosevelt's personal finances and his "game record" for the year.

Resource Type: Diary

Subject: College students--Recreation; College students--Social life and customs; Education, Higher; Dinners and dining; Entertaining; Outdoor recreation; Hunting; Sailing; Finance, Personal; Massachusetts--Cambridge; Massachusetts--Boston; New York (State)--Oyster Bay; Maine; Harvard College (1780- ); Roosevelt, Theodore, 1831-1878; Roosevelt, William Emlen, 1857-1930; Dow, Wilmot; Sewall, William Wingate, 1845-1930

Date: 1878

William Sewall, Wilmot Dow, and Theodore Roosevelt hunting in winter

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A tintype of Theodore Roosevelt, William Wingate Sewall, and Wilmot Dow during a hunting trip in the Maine woods. From left to right: Sewall, holding a pair of snowshoes and an axe; Dow, with a rifle over his right shoulder and a pair of snowshoes on his back; Roosevelt, with a rifle in his right hand and a pair of snowshoes in his left.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: Hunting; Snowshoes and snowshoeing; Maine; Dow, Wilmot; Sewall, William Wingate, 1845-1930; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1879

Theodore Roosevelt, William Sewall, and Wilmot Dow hunting in winter

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A photograph of Theodore Roosevelt, William Wingate Sewall, and Wilmot Dow during a hunting trip in Maine. Left to right: Roosevelt, Sewall, and Dow.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: Hunting; Maine; Dow, Wilmot; Sewall, William Wingate, 1845-1930; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1879

Personal diary of Theodore Roosevelt, 1879

Description:

Diary of Theodore Roosevelt for the year 1879. Roosevelt attended Harvard College, spent the summer in Oyster Bay, New York, and went on two expeditions to Maine. The diary concludes with notes on Roosevelt's personal finances and his "game bag" for the year.

Resource Type: Diary

Subject: College students--Recreation; College students--Social life and customs; Education, Higher; Dinners and dining; Entertaining; Outdoor recreation; Hunting; Finance, Personal; Massachusetts--Boston; Massachusetts--Cambridge; New York (State)--Oyster Bay; Maine; Harvard College (1780- ); Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894; Roosevelt, William Emlen, 1857-1930; Roosevelt, Alice Lee, 1861-1884; Dow, Wilmot; Sewall, William Wingate, 1845-1930

Date: 1879

Theodore Roosevelt with two friends

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Left to right: Wilmot Dow, Theodore Roosevelt and William Wingate Sewall at the Elkhorn Ranch. Dow has a fur coat over his left arm, Roosevelt holds a rifle and wears chaps, and Sewall wears a long fur coat.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: North Dakota--Elkhorn Ranch; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Dow, Wilmot; Sewall, William Wingate, 1845-1930

Date: 1884

Personal diary of Theodore Roosevelt, 1884

Description:

Diary of Theodore Roosevelt for the year 1884. Includes entry regarding the deaths of his wife and mother. Also, diary notes Roosevelt's hunting and ranching experiences for the year in the Dakota badlands. A list of photographs taken and his personal finance record is also included in the back of the diary. Only pages on which text appeared are included.

Resource Type: Diary

Subject: Hunting; Weather; Finance, Personal; United States--Little Missouri River; North Dakota--Elkhorn Ranch; North Dakota--Badlands; Roosevelt, Alice Lee, 1861-1884; Roosevelt, Martha Bulloch, 1835-1884; Dow, Wilmot; Ferris, Sylvane M.; Morès, Antoine Amédée Marie Vincent Manca de Vallombrosa, marquis de, 1858-1896; Sewall, William Wingate, 1845-1930

Date: 1884

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes his sister Anna about happenings on his ranch.  Everything has been going well with the cattle and he will be heading to the Bighorn Mountains in a few days. He was so glad to bring his two "backwoods babies" out with him, Bill Sewall and Will Dow. He thinks it will be a good many years before he gets back into politics. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Ranching; Cattle; Horses; Political participation; Dow, Wilmot; Sewall, William Wingate, 1845-1930

Date: 1884-08-12

Letter from William Wingate Sewall to S. Y. Sewall

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William Wingate Sewall has 100 cattle to practice on during winter. He doesn't believe cattle are too hard to care for and the work hasn't been difficult. The country is "queer" and dirty but the soil looks healthy and the water is good. Sewall guesses there is a chance to make money with cattle and Theodore Roosevelt is optimistic. If he can make a profit, Sewall wants to get back to the "clear water and trees" soon. Overall, he thinks that Dakota Territory should have been left to the animals.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Ranching; Ranching--Economic aspects; Cattle; Frontier and pioneer life; United States--Dakota Territory; North Dakota--Badlands; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Dow, Wilmot

Date: 1884-08-17

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna telling her that he has arrived safely at Chimney Butte Ranch.  He then set off for the other ranch and was forced to spend the night in an abandoned hut. He was glad to see Bill Sewall and Will Dow again and is looking into starting a stockmen's association. Roosevelt would like Anna to send him three or four blank checks from his checkbook as he needs them immediately.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Weather; Travel; Associations, institutions, etc.; Checks; Dow, Wilmot; Sewall, William Wingate, 1845-1930

Date: 1884-11-23

Theodore Roosevelt’s branding marks

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Theodore Roosevelt’s branding marks for Chimney Butte Ranch ("Maltese Cross Ranch") and Elkhorn Ranch illustrated and described in the Stockgrowers' Journal in Miles City, Montana.

Resource Type: Journal article

Subject: Cattle; Ranching; Cattle brands; Cattle--Marking; North Dakota--Medora; North Dakota--Elkhorn Ranch; North Dakota--Theodore Roosevelt National Park; Montana--Miles City; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Hagedorn, Hermann, 1882-1964; Ferris, Sylvane M.; Merrifield, Arthur William, 1855-1920; Sewall, William Wingate, 1845-1930; Dow, Wilmot

Date: 1884?

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