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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Bulloch Gracie

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Theodore Roosevelt and his friends set off large numbers of fireworks over the Fourth of July and they all have some burns. Corinne Roosevelt had an asthma attack but has recovered. Roosevelt is now permitted to stay in the water as long as he likes but he was almost drowned the other day after being caught under water. He is studying English, French, German, and Latin.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Fourth of July; Fireworks; Swimming; Language and languages--Study and teaching; New York (State)--Oyster Bay; Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894; Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933; Cowles, Anna Roosevelt, 1855-1931

Date: 1872-07-07

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Bulloch Gracie

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Theodore Roosevelt writes to his aunt about his family's July 4 celebration. He describes fireworks and mentions that he is now allowed to stay in the water as long as he likes, although he almost drowned. The letter ends with Roosevelt asking Anna Bulloch Gracie to give his love to his cousins and uncles.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Fourth of July; Swimming; Cowles, Anna Roosevelt, 1855-1931; Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933

Date: 1872-07-09

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Martha Bulloch Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt reviews the Fourth of July festivities that took place with the Lee family at Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. There were fireworks, tennis, and Roosevelt "played bear" with the children. He will be leaving for home on Saturday and intends to study law in "John's office" a few days a week.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Fourth of July celebrations; Fireworks; Entertaining; Travel--Planning; Law--Study and teaching; Roosevelt, Alice Lee, 1861-1884; Lee, George Cabot, 1830-1910

Date: 1882-07-05

Puck's pyrotechnics - Fourth-of-July fireworks free to all

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Print shows a fireworks display with Puck bowing on a stage in front of a "Fan Light" featuring the likenesses of William H. Vanderbilt, Russell Sage, Cyrus W. Field, and Jay Gould; on stage with Puck is a hand holding a smoldering torch which may represent Bartholdi's hand and torch from the Statue of Liberty. On the left is a pagoda labeled "Puck Office" and on the right is a building labeled "Tammany Hall." Among the fireworks are many faces of politicians and other prominent figures of the day, some labeled by type of firework, such as "Chicago Shower" - Arthur, Grant, Conkling, Logan and Cameron; "Tumbler" - Tilden; "Twister" - Schurz; "The Falling Tammany Star" - Kelly; "Bomb" - Davis; "Junk Whizzler" - Robeson; "Polar Rocket" - Bennett; "Buster" - Butler; and "Star Route Staggerer" - Dorsey. Others shown are James G. Blaine, Henry Ward Beecher, Elizabeth Tilton(?), Thomas De Witt Talmage, and Theodore Tilton.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Fourth of July; Fourth of July celebrations; Fireworks; Capitalists and financiers; Politicians; Monopolies; Pagodas; Scandals; Statue of Liberty (New York, N.Y.); Tammany Hall; Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813-1887; Bennett, James Gordon, 1841-1918; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Davis, David, 1815-1886; Dorsey, Stephen Wallace, 1842-1916; Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897; Sage, Russell, 1816-1906; Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906; Talmage, T. De Witt (Thomas De Witt), 1832-1902; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Vanderbilt, William H. (William Henry), 1821-1885; Cameron, J. D. (James Donald), 1833-1918; Tilton, Elizabeth M. Richards, 1834-; Tilton, Theodore, 1835-1907

Date: 1882-07-05

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Corinne Roosevelt Robinson

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Theodore Roosevelt was "overjoyed and relieved" to hear of the birth of Corinne Douglas Robinson. He is currently hosting Lispenard Stewart and Doctor Taylor at his ranch. They are getting along well but are very sore from yesterday's long ride. Roosevelt gave a Fourth of July speech in Dickinson to a "great crowd of cowboys and grangers." He is reluctant to accept Mayor Grace's offer and if he continues to make long stays in Dakota Territory he may entirely give up his eastern life.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Childbirth; Fourth of July; Speeches, addresses, etc.; Outdoor life; North Dakota--Dickinson; Cole, Corinne Roosevelt; Robinson, Douglas, 1855-1918; Stewart, Lispenard; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924; Grace, William Russell, 1832-1904

Date: 1886-07-05

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna Roosevelt detailing a recent visit by his wife Edith's mother and sister.  He also discusses his and Edith's trip to Geneseo.  Both he and Edith are enjoying the country and sporting events.  Roosevelt also discusses the upcoming presidential election and Fourth of July festivities.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Friendly visiting; Leisure; Horses; Elections; Fourth of July celebrations; Carow, Emily Tyler, 1865-1939; Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901

Date: 1888-07-08

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to John Wallace Riddle

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Commissioner Roosevelt acknowledges the letter, book, and paper sent by John Wallace Riddle. His summer reading is now set. Roosevelt will be making a flying visit out west in August and wishes Riddle could join the family for the Fourth of July.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Books and reading; Newspapers; Historians; Travel; Fourth of July

Date: 1889-06-12

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna Roosevelt about his upcoming travel plans west. He asks Anna if her employee Bob and Alec Lambert would like to go with him. He also updates her on the status of the family. They had a pleasant Fourth of July and Uncle Jimmie Gracie is sad over the death of his wife. Their brother Elliot is to leave New York Saturday.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Travel; Fourth of July; Horses; Grief; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Roosevelt, Kermit, 1889-1943; Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944; Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894; Lambert, Alexander, 1861-1939; Gracie, James King, 1840-1903

Date: 1893-07-05

"Independence Day" of the future

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A future Fourth of July celebration is depicted where women have gained suffrage and equality. Young and old women ring a bell labeled "Equal Rights." A notice on the bell tower states "Strike Out the Word Male." Women emerge from underground and participate in a procession, marching under banners that state "United Order of Matinee Women" and "Higher Culture Division." The procession passes two statues, one of a woman holding a rolling pin labeled "Erected to the Memory of the First Woman Who Wore Breeches" and the second of an eagle wearing a bonnet, labeled "The American Bird is a Hen Eagle and Lays Eggs. [?] Blake Sculp."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Fourth of July; Fourth of July celebrations; Women's rights; Autonomy; Bells; Fantasy

Date: 1894-07-04

The boss of the bosses

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A fireworks display forms a chariot or wagon labeled "McKinleyism" driven by "boss" Mark A. "Hanna." Thomas C. "Platt," Matthew S. "Quay," and Joseph H. "Manley" appear in the display as chained, submissive prisoners following Hanna. Caption: A Republican Fourth of July display of fireworks, now arousing the wonder and admiration of the entire people.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Fourth of July; Fourth of July celebrations; Fireworks; Civic leaders; Supervisors; Prisoners; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Hanna, Marcus Alonzo, 1837-1904; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Quay, Matthew Stanley, 1833-1904; Manley, Joseph Homan, 1842-1905

Date: 1896-07-08

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