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Diary of Theodore Roosevelt from January 1 to September 14, 1869

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Ten-year-old Theodore Roosevelt records his trip to Europe with his family. He records the names of hotels and towns where they stayed, people to whom he sent letters, everyday activities, how his money was spent, the names of friends he made in Europe, and lists of Dutch and German words he learned. Samples of plants and flowers he saw were pressed into the pages. 

Resource Type: Diary

Subject: Travel; Hotels; Money; Dried flowers; Plants; Indo-European languages; Europe; Germany; Switzerland; France; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1831-1878

Date: 1869

Diary of Theodore Roosevelt from September 9 to December 2, 1869

Description:

Eleven-year-old Theodore Roosevelt documents his trip through Europe in this diary he titled "My journal of Northern Italy." There are entries for Italy, Austria, Saxony, Belgium, Prussia and France. Roosevelt created a geographic index at the end. 

Resource Type: Diary

Subject: Travel; Italy; France; Belgium; Austria; Europe--Saxony; Europe--Prussia (Duchy)

Date: 1869

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Dora Watkins and Thomas Watkins

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Theodore Roosevelt enjoyed Switzerland and Scotland. He describes a carriage ride from Geneva to Chamonix. They ascended a mountain on mules to visit the Mer de Glace, a glacier on Mont Blanc. Roosevelt has been collecting stamps from the countries he has visited.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Family vacations; Travel; Carriages and carts; Mules--Transportation; Glaciers; Stamp collecting; France--Chamonix-Mont-Blanc; Switzerland--Geneva; Scotland

Date: 1869-11-11

Diary of Theodore Roosevelt from December 3, 1869 to January 7, 1870

Description:

Eleven-year-old Theodore Roosevelt continues chronicling his family trip through Europe in this diary. First entry is titled, "The continuation of my Journel [sic] in France December 3rd 1869." There are entries from across Western Europe including Naples, Rome, and Caserta. Lists at end of volume: "Accounts my money," "Hotel index," "Plan of hotels," and "Letters received."

Resource Type: Diary

Subject: Travel; Money; Hotels; Letters; Christmas; Holidays; Europe, Western; France; Italy

Date: 1869-1870

Diary of Theodore Roosevelt from January 9 to September 10, 1870

Description:

Eleven-year-old Theodore Roosevelt continues to chronicle his family's trip through Europe in this diary. The diary begins with his trip through the Papal states, then through France, England and back home to the United States. Lists at the end include "Papa's money," "hotels" and "countries visited."

Resource Type: Diary

Subject: Travel; Money; Hotels; Europe--Papal States; France; England

Date: 1870

Zoological record

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt's notes on animals, primarily birds, he observed and collected during a 1872-1873 trip to Europe, Syria, and Egypt.

Resource Type: Manuscript

Subject: Zoology; Animals--Study and teaching; Nature observation; Nature study; Bird watching; Germany--Dresden; England; Egypt; Syria--Damascus; Lebanon--Beirut; Europe--Saxony; Austria--Tyrol; Hungary; Cyprus; Greece--Thebes; Middle East--Palestine; France--Paris; Lebanon; Greece--Athens; Turkey--Istanbul; Middle East--Jerusalem; Israel--Jaffa (Tel Aviv); Germany--Prussia; Syria; Austria--Vienna

Date: 1873

Remarks on birds, volume II

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt's ornithological observations from an 1872-1873 trip to Egypt, the Levant, and Germany. Roosevelt records personal observations and anatomical data.

Resource Type: Manuscript

Subject: Bird watching; Zoology; Animals--Study and teaching; Nature observation; Nature study; Cyprus; Greece--Thebes; Egypt; Middle East--Jerusalem; Lebanon; France--Paris; England; Hungary; Syria--Damascus; Austria

Date: 1874

I like the path to the summer house

Description:

Short poem written by Theodore Roosevelt.

Resource Type: Poem

Subject: Poetry; Roosevelt, William Emlen, 1857-1930; Parsons, Frances Theodora, 1861-1952

Date: 1875

Roosevelt Family Scrapbook

Description:

Scrapbook contains photos and ephemera related to the Roosevelt and Alexander families as well as images of New York City, Paris, and Scotland at the turn of the century, articles and photographs from the Spanish American War and Theodore Roosevelt's presidency. It also contains articles and clippings on fashion and high society gossip. The scrapbook contains items from roughly the 1880s to 1908. Most of the photographs and documents also have their own individual records in the digital library.

Resource Type: Scrapbook

Subject: Spanish-American War (1898); Presidents; Culture--Societies, etc.; Fashion; Weddings; New York (State)--New York; France--Paris; Scotland; Roosevelt, Eleanor Butler, 1889-1960; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944

Date: 1880-1908

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Corinne Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes his sister Corinne to describe his honeymoon trip to Paris with his first wife, Alice Hathaway Lee. This is a typewritten copy of the original letter.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Americans--Travel; Honeymoons; Luggage; Music; England--London; France--Paris; Atlantic Ocean--English Channel; Atlantic Ocean--Irish Sea; Roosevelt, Alice Lee, 1861-1884

Date: 1881-06-13

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