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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Martha Bulloch Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt reached Cambridge, Massachusetts, in "capital health and spirits." He officiated at the athletic meeting and joined the Porcellian Club. The Sunday school was disorganized but the boys were happy to see him. Roosevelt would like Elliott Roosevelt to send the number for the shoemaker on Broadway.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: College students--Social life and customs; College students--Societies and clubs; Sunday schools; Shoemakers; Harvard University. Porcellian Club; Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894

Date: 1878-11-03

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna about staying with Minot Weld's family and saying how everyone is so fond of her. He also says that he would not have had a social life if it were not for her. Roosevelt is "dumbfounded" at Jack's engagement and is now formally a member of the Porcellian Club.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: College students--Social life and customs; College students--Societies and clubs; Betrothal; Harvard University. Porcellian Club; Weld, Christopher Minot; Roosevelt, John Ellis, 1853-1939

Date: 1878-11-10

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Corinne Roosevelt Robinson

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Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister about his social activities over the weekend, including spending Sunday with Minot Weld and walking with several ladies at Dick Saltonstall's.  He also mentions his heavy study schedule, the Porcellian Club, and sends his regards to those at home.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: College students--Social life and customs; College students--Study and teaching; Harvard University. Porcellian Club; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Roosevelt, Alice Lee, 1861-1884

Date: 1878-11-10

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Martha Bulloch Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes from Harvard to his mother to request his hat. He reports that he is doing well in his classes, and complains about having his Sunday School class taken from him. He says he will go to Chestnut Hill to see the girls, referring to his future wife Alice Hathaway Lee. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Examinations; College students--Social life and customs; Travel; Harvard University. Porcellian Club; Episcopal Church; Harvard College (1780- ); Roosevelt, Alice Lee, 1861-1884

Date: 1879-01-11

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Martha Bulloch Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes his mother all about his social life at Harvard and the people he has visited with including the Saltonstalls and Whitneys. He describes listening to the Glee Club sing on Class Day with Alice Hathaway Lee and being invited by Mr. Whitney to a boat race in New London. He adds he would like to invite some of his friends to New York. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: College students--Recreation; Friendship; Entertaining; Harvard University. Porcellian Club; Roosevelt, Alice Lee, 1861-1884

Date: 1879-06-22

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt tells his sister Anna about travels he has planned to New York. He is anxious to see how a cup he designed for the Porcellian Club will turn out. He also tells her how his studies have been difficult, but he is ranked high in his class.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: College students--Rating of; College students--Societies and clubs; Travel; Harvard University. Porcellian Club

Date: 1879-10-13

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Martha Bulloch Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt describes for his mother the enjoyment he has had staying with the Saltonstalls, especially Rose and her cousin Alice Hathaway Lee. He describes riding in the cart and playing games. He has fallen behind in school during the last month but intends to make it up. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: College students--Recreation; College students--Examinations; Entertaining; Friendship; Harvard University. Porcellian Club; Roosevelt, Alice Lee, 1861-1884; Saltonstall, Rose

Date: 1879-11-29

The Porcellian Club

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Group portrait of 18 members of the Porcellian Club of Harvard College. Theodore Roosevelt is in center row, third from left.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: Harvard University. Porcellian Club; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1880

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Copy of a letter in which Theodore Roosevelt tells his sister Anna about being turned out of Sunday School for being a Presbyterian. He states that Corinne Roosevelt is going out a lot and reports on his social activities at Harvard. This copy was written in an unknown hand.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: College students--Social life and customs; Religious education; Harvard College (1780- ); Harvard University. Porcellian Club; Episcopal Church; Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933

Date: 1880-01-18

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Alice Hathaway Lee

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Theodore Roosevelt informs his fiancee Alice Hathaway Lee that he must host a Porcellian Club supper and cannot dine with her next Saturday. The ring has come and he can't wait to put it on her finger and announce their engagement in a week. He expresses how much he loves her. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Betrothal; Rings; Love; Dinners and dining; Harvard University. Porcellian Club

Date: 1880-02-05

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