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Retirement of Constantin Catacazy

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Report prepared at the request of the United States Senate containing the government correspondence regarding the retirement of Constantin Catacazy, Russian minister to the United States from 1869-1871. President Grant and the State Department sought the removal of Catacazy due to his poor conduct. However, he remained as minister until after Grand Duke Alexei's trip to the United States, because a minister needed to be present for the visit and there wasn't sufficient time to replace Catacazy before Alexei's arrival.

Resource Type: Government record

Subject: Diplomatic and consular service, Russian; Diplomatic etiquette; International relations; Russia; United States. Congress. Senate; Catacazy, Constantin; Aleksei╠ć Aleksandrovich, Grand Duke of Russia, 1850-1908

Date: 1871-12-06

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Martha Bulloch Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt hopes that Martha Bulloch Roosevelt is enjoying her trip. Roosevelt attended Nelly Dean's wedding yesterday and made himself so agreeable that an "old lady" gave him a compliment. He made one blunder when some sandwiches fell into the Charlotte russe and he "helped cousin Leila to a fair share of both."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Travel; Weddings; Wedding etiquette; Roosevelt, Leila

Date: 1871?

Letter from Martha Bulloch Roosevelt to H. D. Minot

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Martha Bulloch Roosevelt thanks H. D. Minot for the flowers he sent and remembers the first time she met him at Harvard when Theodore Roosevelt was ill.  She hopes to see Minot when he visits next and wants to hear about his recent trip to England.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Etiquette; England--London; Harvard College (1780- ); Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1879-11-28

Old-school etiquette

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Illustration shows a woman appealing to a man holding a cane labeled "Allopath" and topped with a skull who has turned his back on a sick child lying in a bed; on the far side of the bed is another man with papers labeled "Homoeopath" and "Apothecary" extending from a pocket. Caption: Dr. All. O'Path - "Very sorry, madam, if your child must die; but you ought not to have called in a Homœopath first."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Etiquette; Medical care; Physicians; Pride and vanity; Sick children; Mothers; Cribs (Children's furniture)

Date: 1883-06-13

Letter from William Campbell Preston Breckinridge to Ethelbert Dudley Warfield

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William Campbell Preston Breckinridge sends a letter of introduction for Theodore Roosevelt, who will be in Lexington, Kentucky to research the "formative days of Kentucky" and Isaac Shelby, Kentucky's first governor.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: History--Research; Etiquette; Kentucky; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1888-03-10

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Ethelbert Dudley Warfield

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt would like to meet with Ethelbert Dudley Warfield and encloses a letter of introduction from Representative Breckinridge.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Etiquette; Letters; Breckinridge, William Campbell Preston, 1837-1904

Date: 1888-03-15

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to William T. O'Neil

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Civil Service Commissioner Roosevelt writes that he was disappointed not to see Senator O'Neil last spring and hopes to see him soon.  Roosevelt mentions that his pleasantest memories of Albany include O'Neil.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Etiquette; Finance, Personal; New York (State)--Albany

Date: 1890-01-13

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Leverett Saltonstall

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt comments on some portraits of Sir Richard Saltonstall to Leverett Saltonstall. Roosevelt also mentions meeting “young Chamberlain, the M.P.” for the first time and getting advice from him about how to properly address a Lord in a letter.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Portraits; Etiquette; Saltonstall, Richard M. (Richard Middlecott), 1859-1922

Date: 1893-10-08

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to James Russell Parsons

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Commissioner Roosevelt offers to see Commissioner Grant on behalf of James Russell Parsons.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Etiquette; New York (N.Y.). Police Department; Grant, Frederick Dent, 1850-1912

Date: 1896-12-16

Social hypocrisies, and the painful scenes they save us from

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This vignette cartoon shows men and women in various social situations where politeness overrides one's actual emotional response, maintaining decorum and preventing a social disaster.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Hypocrisy; Etiquette; Interpersonal relations; Women--Social life and customs; Men--Social life and customs

Date: 1898-01-26

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