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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes his sister Anna Roosevelt that he passed all eight examinations. The farm where he is staying is beautiful but small.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Examinations; Farms; Education

Date: 1875-07-25

Uncle Sam's neglected farm

Description:

Print shows Puck's "Independent Party" figure, holding a hoe labeled "Civil Service Reform" and talking to Uncle Sam who is sitting on a fence. Two figures argue on the right. One is labeled, "Democrat, Bourbonism, Secession Record, [and] Stupidity." The other is labeled, "Republican, Monopoly, Pension Swindle, River & Harbor Steal, Credit Mobilier, [and] Bossism." At their feet are farm tools and jugs labeled, "Corruption Bourbonism" and "Spoils Switchel." In the background are farm outbuildings labeled "Navy Dept., Post, Interior, [and] Indian." Caption: New and Independent Party: "Look here, Uncle Sam, isn't it about time you got rid of those two quarrelsome fellows, and gave the job to ME?"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Civil service reform; Political parties--Platforms; Quarreling; Farms; Outbuildings; National Independent Party (U.S.); Democratic Party (U.S.); Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )

Date: 1882-08-23

The whitwash is too thin

Description:

Print shows George F. Hoar standing in front of a monument that states "To the Eternal Shame of Massachus'tts - Conceived in Corruption Erected in Humanity [?] Tewkesbury"; his hat labeled "Republicans" is under one foot, the other foot in a bucket of whitewash labeled "The Republican Report," and he is holding a large brush with which he has attempted to cover up the text on the stone. This cartoon refers to disturbing events that took place at the State Almshouse at Tewksbury, Massachusetts, prior to 1883. Caption: The Republicans in Massachusetts make an attempt to cover their iniquity.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Monuments; Memorials; Almshouses; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Massachusetts. State Almshouse (Tewksbury, Mass.); Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904

Date: 1883-08-01

Account book of the Maltese Cross and Chimney Butte ranch

Description:

Notebook with financial and business information pertaining to Theodore Roosevelt's ranching operations in Dakota Territory.

Resource Type: Notebook

Subject: Ranching; Account books; Agriculture--Accounting; Ferris, Sylvane M.

Date: 1886

Letter from Joseph L. Bristow to Henry Cabot Lodge

Description:

Joseph L. Bristow sends a detailed report to Senator Lodge regarding alleged unlawful sales of stamps at post offices in Medford, Lexington, and Waverley, Massachusetts. Bristow lists names of purchasers who bought stamps for their businesses in Boston. The large sales of stamps in these towns helped elevate the status of the post office and increased the postmasters' salaries. Investigators questioned statements made by the individuals they interviewed who bought large quantities of stamps when they said they did so without any solicitation on the part of the postmasters. Bristow recommends a number of disciplinary measures.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Governmental investigations--U.S. states; Political crimes and offenses--Investigation; Fraud--U.S. states; Bulk sales--Law and legislation--U.S. states; Massachusetts--Lexington; Massachusetts--Medford; Massachusetts--Boston; New York (State)--New York; Pennsylvania--Philadelphia; United States. Post Office Department; Fourth National Bank and Trust Company; Adams & Co. (Boston, Mass.); Benton, E. C.

Date: 1903-11-21

Letter from Herman Henry Kohlsaat to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Herman Henry Kohlsaat writes to President Roosevelt to discuss money Roosevelt gave to the West to move crops.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Family farms--Government policy--U.S. states; United States--Pacific Coast

Date: 1905-09-09

Letter from Presley Marion Rixey to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Surgeon General of the Navy, Presley Marion Rixey, writes to President Roosevelt while he is in transit to Honolulu with Governor Carter. The ship is half full because of the recent earthquake and fire in San Francisco, but Rixey is confident that the city will soon recover. Rixey also informs Roosevelt that he has studied the naval station at Yerba Buena and will be making a full report on needed sanitary reforms shortly.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: San Francisco Earthquake and Fire (California : 1906); Natural disasters; Farms; Hotels; Banks and banking; Sanitation; Navy-yards and naval stations, American; Hawaii--Honolulu; California--San Francisco; California--Yerba Buena Island; California--Mare Island Strait; United States. Department of the Navy; Carter, George Robert, 1866-1933; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Bonaparte, Charles J. (Charles Joseph), 1851-1921

Date: 1906-05-29

Letter from James Sullivan Clarkson to William Loeb

Description:

James Sullivan Clarkson encloses a letter from his son, who has been living in Montevideo, Uruguay, for multiple years and is acquainted with President Ordóñez and other native dignitaries. Clarkson's son often writes to him about the poor repute in which America is held because of the boorish ministers sent there. Clarkson notes that General Edward C. O'Brien has worked hard to counteract this impression of America.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: International relations; Foreign ministers; Letters; Reputation; Travels; Farms; Fishing; Photographs; Uruguay--Montevideo Region; Nova Scotia; O'Brien, Edward C.; Root, Elihu, 1845-1937

Date: 1906-08-06

Postcard to Charlotte L. Outten

Description:

The Roosevelt bears appear with a farmer ready to learn his trade. Number four in a series of postcards depicting scenes from Seymour Eaton's "Roosevelt Bears" books.

Resource Type: Postcard

Subject: Bears; Children--Books and reading; Farmers; Farms; Picture books for children; Teddybears (Fictitious characters); Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1907-09-18

Letter from Seth Low to Booker T. Washington

Description:

Seth Low offers advice for the organization and running of the farm at the Tuskegee Institute.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Agriculture--Management; Agriculture--Planning; Agriculture--Accounting; Dairy farming--Management; Dairy farming--Cost effectiveness; Livestock--Management; Farm buildings; Crop rotation; Tuskegee Institute

Date: 1911-03-09

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