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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt gives details about the current adventure he is on in Maine to his sister Anna. He includes information about the people that are on the trip with him, including cousin Emlen Roosevelt . He mentions that he is surprisingly stronger than the other two men, the flies are really bad, and he has lost one of his shoes. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Hiking; Black scavenger flies; Maine--Mount Desert Island Region; Maine--Mount Katahdin Region; Roosevelt, William Emlen, 1857-1930; Sewall, William Wingate, 1845-1930

Date: 1879-09-04?

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes his sister Anna about hiking and camping in Maine. He describes some of the problems they have encountered as well as some of the more enjoyable parts of the trip.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Hiking; Camping; Canoes and canoeing; Maine--Mount Katahdin Region; North America--Aroostook River

Date: 1879-09-14

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Martha Bulloch Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt describes to his mother from his trip into the backwoods of Maine with his guide Bill Sewall. He describes setting up camp, the food, dragging the boat upstream, the scenery, and hunting. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Travel; Hiking; Canoes and canoeing; Hunting; Camping; Sewall, William Wingate, 1845-1930

Date: 1879-09-14

Noxious growths in liberty's grounds

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Illustration shows Uncle Sam and a female figure identified as Liberty strolling through a park among trees labeled "Equal Rights, Free Press, Free Schools, Free Speech, Free Ballot, Constitution, [and] Religious Liberty." Around the bases of the trees are many mushrooms labeled "Total Abstinence Fanatics, Monopoly, Socialist, Nihilist, Dynamiter, Communist, Anarchist, Demagogism, Bribery, [and] Corrupt," and a vine labeled "Protection" is beginning to strangle a tree labeled "Unrestricted Commerce." Puck, sitting on a tree branch, tells Uncle Sam that he needs to clear out the fungus before it destroys "Liberty's" park. Some of the mushrooms have faces that might be identified. Caption: Uncle Sam - Hello, Puck, are you "up a tree"? - Puck - No, but you will be if you don't clear this stuff out pretty soon!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Liberty; Civil rights; Mushrooms; Anarchism; Communism; Trees; Parks; Trails

Date: 1885-02-25

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Robert Harry Munro Ferguson

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Commissioner Roosevelt has several dinner engagements for the weekend and asks if Robert Harry Munro Ferguson will join him for lunch on Saturday and Sunday. Roosevelt details plans for horseback riding and a walk up Rock Creek if Ferguson is willing.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Dinners and dining; Entertaining; Scheduling; Horses; Hiking; Washington (D.C.)--Rock Creek Park; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924

Date: 1890-1900

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna Roosevelt about his Civil Service Commission work.  He is trying to make President Cleveland make extensions of classified service. He has been spending time with Senator Lodge riding and hiking. Edith is improving and daughter Alice's ankles are bothering her.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Horsemanship; Hiking; Political planning; Civil service reform; Health; United States Civil Service Commission; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924; Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980

Date: 1894-01-06

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt lists his recent dinner guests for sister Anna Roosevelt. He is going to take the children for their weekly "scramble" up Rock Creek. He has been working very hard in the office and on his books.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Dinners and dining; Hiking; Children; Work; Writing; Washington (D.C.)--Rock Creek Park; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Roosevelt, Kermit, 1889-1943; Derby, Ethel Roosevelt, 1891-1977; Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936

Date: 1895-04-07

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt Cowles

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt thanks his sister Anna Roosevelt Cowles for the presents and describes what he intends to buy for himself. He details a hike with son Ted and house guest Bob, who came for Thanksgiving, including the shooting of a possum. He enjoys the fact his work as Police Commissioner has put him in contact with the philanthropic work in the city.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Gifts; Hiking; Opossums; Job satisfaction; Philanthropinism; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944; Roosevelt, Kermit, 1889-1943

Date: 1896-11-29

The woes of the sabbatarian fanatic - they get greater every year

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A member of the clergy, a strict "Sabbatarian," observes and deplores people engaging in various Sunday activities, including boating and bicycling. In the center vignette, Satan objects to the Sunday outings, too, because they seem "to make people better, instead of worse."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Sabbath; Clergy; Leisure; Recreation; Cycling; Fishing; Hiking; Sailing; Swimming; Devil

Date: 1897-05-26

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Robert Harry Munro Ferguson

Description:

Assistant Secretary Roosevelt is looking forward to Robert Harry Munro Ferguson's return. He hopes Ferguson will visit this winter. Roosevelt recounts his recent hiking endeavors with various companions.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Hiking; Outdoor recreation; Washington (D.C.)--Rock Creek Park

Date: 1897-11-01

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