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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Theodore Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt thanks his father for sending the petition that will allow him to attend church. The bag and clock have arrived but he will need several more books and the key to his bookcase. His room appears comfortable with the pictures hung and the knickknacks placed. Roosevelt attended a football game between the freshman team and Adams Academy. His studies are going well except the class "Theory of Determinants."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: College students--Social life and customs; College students--Housing; College students--Study and teaching; College students--Religious life; Football; Harvard College (1780- ); Adams Academy (Quincy, Mass.); Shaw, Henry Russell; Andrews, William Shankland, 1858-1936

Date: 1876-11-05

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Martha Bulloch Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt will spend Thanksgiving with the family but will have to leave Friday morning due to exams. He has been in good health and only felt a little homesick during an illness. Roosevelt traveled to New Haven, Connecticut to watch the football team. Harvard lost as Yale "played very foul." He is glad he is not a Yale freshman due to the hazing and the "scrubby" look of the students.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Thanksgiving Day; College students--Social life and customs; Football; Connecticut--New Haven; Harvard College (1780- ); Yale University

Date: 1876-11-19

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Theodore Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt is glad that his father enjoyed his trip and wishes that he would work less. Roosevelt's own health is good, except a slight cold. Princeton defeated Harvard in football but it was a close game. There was around 2,000 spectators at the game, including several of Roosevelt's Princeton friends.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Health; Football; College students--Social life and customs; Harvard College (1780- ); Princeton University

Date: 1877-04-29

Letter from Sarah Flandrau Cutcheon to Charles Macomb Flandrau

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Sally Flandrau Cutcheon threatens to never write to Charles Macomb Flandrau again unless he changes his "vulgar and idiotic" writing style. Cutcheon recently attended several plays and football games. She wants to acquire a grand piano.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Letter writing; Theater; Football; Poetry; Sonnets; Christmas; Piano; Minnesota--Minneapolis; Selmes, Martha (Patty) Macomb Flandrau, 1861-1923; King, Isabella Greenway, 1886-1953; Cutcheon, Franklin Warner M., 1864-1936

Date: 1891-11?

Thanksgiving

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At center, young women watch a football game. Surrounding vignettes depict William McKinley as triumphant in Ohio, "New Jersey" cleaning up gambling and horse racing, an unidentified man, possibly Whitelaw Reid, eating crow with his turkey, John Y. McKane hiding in a hollow tree labeled "Gravesend" with a dog labeled "Newton" on a chain, families with baby carriages in Brooklyn under Mayor Charles A. "Schieren," David B. "Hill" in bed nursing a big-head, a tea party in Massachusetts, and Uncle Sam enjoying the Christmas issue of Puck magazine. Poetry accompanies each vignette, describing everything for which Americans ought to be thankful.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Thanksgiving Day; Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Municipal government; Civil service reform; Presidents--Election; Corruption; Criminals; Women--Social life and customs; Sports spectators; Football; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Hill, David B. (David Bennett), 1843-1910

Date: 1893-11-29

The modern maid - as changeable as the seasons

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A fashionably dressed, healthy young woman hangs on the arm of an injured football player. In the background, two hearty young men, a soldier and a sailor, home from military service during the Spanish-American War, and a young man, ill-suited for military service, are standing on the sidelines, no longer favored by the young woman.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Women--Social life and customs; Women's clothing; Football players; Courtship; Soldiers

Date: 1898-11-23

Letter from Leonard Wood to John Campbell Greenway

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General Wood has a souvenir Mauser rifle he will send to John Campbell Greenway at the earliest opportunity. He was pleased to see Theodore Roosevelt win the New York gubernatorial election. Wood is doing well in Cuba. The work is hard but the results are great. Mr. Byrnes is the only Rough Rider that has stayed with Wood. He is a valuable man and is currently working as a messenger.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Spanish-American War (1898); Mauser rifle; Governors--Election; Football; Cuba--Guantánamo; Florida--Tampa; United States. Army. Volunteer Cavalry, 1st; Harvard University; Yale University; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1898-12-20

The mote in our neighbor's eye

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Print shows at center, Uncle Sam as a policeman attempting to stop a bullfight, calling it a "brutal and degrading sport." Vignettes surrounding the main image show a "Six Day Bicycle Race" with exhausted riders trying to continue, a "Foot-Ball" game with one football player jumping on another as medical staff carry off an injured player, "Pigeon Shooting," "Prize Fighting" where the crowd cheers as a boxer gets knocked down, and a "Base-Ball" game where a baseball player is "Assaulting the Umpire" with a bat.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Bullfights; Pigeons; Shooting; Violence; Hypocrisy; Football; Baseball; Bicycles; Boxing

Date: 1899-07-12

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Bradley T. Johnson

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Governor Roosevelt thanks General Johnson for the possum Johnson gave the Roosevelt family and describes his sons' reaction to the new pet. Roosevelt also mentions a recent Harvard football game he enjoyed.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Gifts; Thank-you notes; Children; Animals; Football; Pets; New York State Executive Mansion (Albany, N.Y.); Harvard College (1780- ); Roosevelt, Archibald B. (Archibald Bulloch), 1894-1979; Roosevelt, Kermit, 1889-1943; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944

Date: 1899-11-21

Not so bad

Description:

Print shows two fashionably dressed women, a mother and her daughter, attending a football game.

Caption: Mrs. Newcome (her first game)--Oh! isn't it awful? Horrible! Why, they will kill that man underneath! / Her Daughter (an enthusiast)--Oh! he doesn't mind it, Mother. He's unconscious by this time!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Women's clothing; Women--Social life and customs; Football; Wounds and injuries; Sports spectators; Mothers and daughters

Date: 1899-12-20

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