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Letter from William Wingate Sewall to S. Y. Sewall

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William Wingate Sewall has been "holding the fort" at the ranch while the other ranch hands are on the roundup. The weather has been nice and he's been spending time tending the garden. Sewall doesn't think Dakota Territory is very good for farming but the cattle are doing well. He hopes that Theodore Roosevelt won't lose money on the cattle but doubts he can ever make much profit. Sewall accompanied Roosevelt on a recent hunt and Roosevelt killed a large Elk. He hopes to go on his own hunt with Wilmot Dow when the weather is cooler. Sewall is now into his last two years in Dakota Territory and it will be a "joyful day" when he returns home to Maine.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Gardening; Agriculture; Cattle; Ranching; Ranching--Economic aspects; Hunting; Elk hunting; United States--Dakota Territory; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Dow, Wilmot

Date: 1886-06-27

Letter from William Wingate Sewall to S. Y. Sewall

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William Wingate Sewall is doing well in Dakota Territory but all they have for fruit is choke cherries and there hasn't been rain since June. The hot, dry weather has mostly ruined the garden. The cattle are doing well and only a few have been lost. In a postscript, Sewall estimates they have 1200 cattle and announces that Theodore Roosevelt will be returning to the ranch soon.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Weather; Ranching; Cattle; Gardening; United States--Dakota Territory; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1886-08-01

Rival political gardeners

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Roswell P. Flower and Levi P. Morton are watering flowers labeled "Presidential Hopes" by pouring money on them. Morton's flower is much taller than Flower's flower. Caption: The same method, but different results.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Gardening; Money; Optimism; Flowers; Morton, Levi P. (Levi Parsons), 1824-1920; Flower, Roswell Pettibone, 1835-1899

Date: 1894-09-19

Letter from Henry Hession to Theodore Roosevelt

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Henry Hession's landscape and gardening company is currently engaged at the home of Roland R. Conklin, near Roosevelt's home in Oyster Bay, New York. Hession requests that President Roosevelt consider him if he needs any work done at his estate.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Gardening; Landscaping industry; New York (State)--Oyster Bay; Conklin, Roland R.

Date: 1902-05-20

Letter from T. A. Bingham to Theodore Roosevelt

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An outside source is sending 500 rounds of carbine ammunition and the Ordnance Department is making smokeless powder ammunition.  With regard to the 45-70 Winchester, smokeless powder ammunition is not readily available and the Ordnance Department does not believe it to be presently trustworthy.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Firearms; Gardening; United States. Army. Ordnance Department; White House (Washington, D.C.); Winchester Repeating Arms Company

Date: 1902-07-10

Letter from William Emlen Roosevelt to Theodore Roosevelt

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William Emlen Roosevelt will be spending the rest of the week at Oyster Bay, New York and plans on altering the landscape by the marsh to make the approach to President Roosevelt's "summer palace" more attractive. He recently hosted William Wingate Sewall for two days.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Landscape gardening; New York (State)--Oyster Bay; Sewall, William Wingate, 1845-1930

Date: 1903-02-21

Letter from M. Florence Locke to Theodore Roosevelt

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M. Florence Locke writes a friendly letter to President Roosevelt and includes a button hole bouquet from her vine of English jasmine. She believes the offering will remind him of a similar plant that was at her home in Madison, New Jersey, where he visited as a young boy. In addition, she sends two photographs which she requests the president to sign and return to her.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Gardening; Photographs; Presidents--Autographs

Date: 1903-06-25

The joyous ides of March

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At center, President Theodore Roosevelt shows Uncle Sam and Columbia a large plant with flowers showing the members of his cabinet. The surrounding vignettes show a springtime dance of putti, Alton B. Parker shoveling snow at his home in Esopus, an art gallery, Irishmen marching in the rain on Saint Patrick's Day, a woman cleaning house by sweeping a dust cloud of policemen out the door, and Roosevelt grafting a branch labeled "Indian School Mission," with blossom of an unidentified bishop of the Catholic Bureau of Indian Missions, onto the "Interior Dept. Tree."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Cabinet officers; Columbia (Symbolic character); Flowers; Galleries (Architecture); Gardening; Museums; Parades; Processions; Saint Patrick's Day; Snow; Sweeping and dusting; Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Cortelyou, George B. (George Bruce), 1862-1940; Fairbanks, Charles W. (Charles Warren), 1852-1918; Hay, John, 1838-1905; Hitchcock, Ethan Allen, 1835-1909; Metcalf, Victor Howard, 1853-1936; Moody, William H. (William Henry), 1853-1917; Morton, Paul, 1857-1911; Parker, Alton B. (Alton Brooks), 1852-1926; Shaw, Leslie M. (Leslie Mortier), 1848-1932; Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930; Wilson, James, 1835-1920

Date: 1905-03-15

Letter from Anna Roosevelt Cowles to Theodore Roosevelt

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Anna Roosevelt Cowles writes to her younger brother President Theodore Roosevelt. She is glad he is at Sagamore and done with all of the hand shaking. Her husband William "Will" Sheffield Cowles was home for the Fourth of July but has returned to Washington, D.C.  Cowles recommends to her brother the volume Heretics by G. K. Chesterton. The Chinese minister mentioned while visiting that he plans to give suffrage to land owners based on a conversation he had with Roosevelt. Cowles' son "Sheffield", William Sheffield Cowles, Jr., has been homebound much of the summer to avoid the whooping cough being passed around children in town, although he is canoeing, playing tennis, and vegetable gardening. The Chinese minister and Cowles both agree that horses are preferable to automobiles, as she is "in deadly terror of running into some one."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Books and reading; Tennis; Canoes and canoeing; Automobiles; Horses--Transportation; Whooping cough; Summer; Suffrage--Law and legislation; Landowners--Legal status, laws, etc.; Vegetable gardening; Publications; Massachusetts--Amherst; China; New York (State)--Oyster Bay; Washington (D.C.); New York (State)--Oyster Bay--Sagamore Hill National Historic Site; Roosevelt, Kermit, 1889-1943; Liang, Cheng, 1864-1917; Cowles, William Sheffield, 1898-1986; Cowles, Wm. S. (William Sheffield), 1846-1923; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948

Date: 1906-07-08

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Seth Bullock

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Theodore Roosevelt tells Seth Bullock that the potatoes are doing fine.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Potatoes; Gardening

Date: 1912-06-06

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