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Notes on Natural History

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt's notes about his observations of the flora and fauna of New York, New Jersey, and Vermont. A hand-drawn map and sketches of birds are included.

Resource Type: Notebook

Subject: Natural history; Ornithology--Field work; Botany--Field work; Birds; New York (State); New Jersey; Vermont

Date: 1872, 1874-1875

Natural History 3 examination

Description:

The midyear 1879 examination was completed by Theodore Roosevelt for his Natural History 3 course at Harvard College. It includes handwritten responses and carbon transcript of questions and responses.

Resource Type: Exercise, School

Subject: College students--Examinations; Natural history--Study and teaching (Higher); Harvard College (1780- )

Date: 1879-01

Natural History 1 examination

Description:

The April 1879 examination was completed by Theodore Roosevelt for his Natural History 1 course at Harvard College. There are handwritten and carbon transcript exam responses.

Resource Type: Exercise, School

Subject: College students--Examinations; Natural history--Study and teaching (Higher); Harvard College (1780- )

Date: 1879-04

Natural History 3 examination

Description:

The June 1879 examination was completed by Theodore Roosevelt for his Natural History 3 course at Harvard College. It includes handwritten and carbon transcript exam responses.

Resource Type: Exercise, School

Subject: College students--Examinations; Natural history--Study and teaching (Higher); Harvard College (1780- )

Date: 1879-06

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to the President of the National History Society

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt tenders his resignation to the president of the National History Society as his studies and duties in other societies leave him unable to properly fulfill his duties for this society. Exact date of letter is unknown but an enclosure indicates it was probably during Roosevelt's senior year at Harvard 1879-1880.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Resignation; Societies; History

Date: 1879-1880?

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Martha Bulloch Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes his mother from his honeymoon in London. He describes visiting Aunt Hattie and the only thing that marred the visit was the "slobbering" of the younger Bullochs. He also details paintings at the National Gallery and at South Kensington. He took Alice to "ladies day" at Epsom Races, driving in Hyde Park, the opera and Saint Paul's. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Honeymoons; Travel; Painting; Museums; Horse racing; Opera; Church; Friendly visiting; England; National Gallery (Great Britain); Roosevelt, Alice Lee, 1861-1884

Date: 1881-06-05

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Martha Bulloch Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt and Alice Lee Roosevelt are having a splendid time in Liverpool, England. Irvine S. Bulloch, Roosevelt's uncle, is the "jolliest, kindest host." Roosevelt has been discussing naval history with his other uncle, "the blessed old sea-captain" James Dunwody Bulloch. He has convinced him to publish a work regarding "naval operations abroad" during the American Civil War. Bulloch was a Confederate agent in Great Britain and managed these operations. Roosevelt really enjoys speaking with his uncle, even though had Roosevelt been of age during the war he would have served the Union.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: American Civil War (1861-1865); Honeymoons; Naval history; Military operations, Naval; United States--Confederate States of America; England--London; Fingal (Confederate ship); Roosevelt, Alice Lee, 1861-1884; Bulloch, James Dunwody, 1823-1901; Bulloch, Harriott Cross, -1897; Bulloch, Irvine S., 1842-1898

Date: 1881-09-14

Adelina Patti, the everlasting prima-donna

Description:

Print shows Adelina Patti, full-length portrait, standing, facing front, holding a bouquet of flowers.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Singers; Opera; Patti, Adelina, 1843-1919

Date: 1881-12-21

In the jaws of death - a cold day for the Independent Party

Description:

Print shows Puck's figure for the "Independent Party" in a small sailboat of that name, flying a banner labeled "Independents", sailing through icy waters among large icebergs. In the background two ships labeled "Tariff Reform" and "Civil Service Reform" have wrecked on icebergs. Among the faces in the icebergs are Rutherford B. Hayes, Roscoe Conkling, George M. Robeson, William Mahone, George F. Hoar, James G. Blaine, Jay Gould, Cyrus W. Field, John Sherman, John A. Logan, Whitelaw Reid, Samuel J. Tilden, Hubert O. Thompson, John Kelly, Charles A. Dana, Thomas Hendricks, Thomas F. Bayard, Winfield Scott Hancock, Benjamin F. Butler, Grover Cleveland, Ulysses S. Grant, Allen G. Thurman, Abram S. Hewitt, and Chester A. Arthur.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Shipwrecks; Icebergs; Sailing; Sailboats; Tariff; Civil service; Reformation; National Independent Party (U.S.); Hayes, Rutherford Birchard, 1822-1893; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897; Mahone, William, 1826-1895; Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Thompson, Hubert O. (Hubert Ogden), 1848-1886; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897; Hendricks, Thomas A. (Thomas Andrews), 1819-1885; Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898; Hancock, Winfield Scott, 1824-1886; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Grant, U. S. (Ulysses S.), 1881-1968; Thurman, Allen Granbery, 1813-1895; Hewitt, Abram S. (Abram Stevens), 1822-1903; Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886

Date: 1883-11-07

Excerpt from William Wingate Sewall's ledger book

Description:

This excerpt from William Wingate Sewall's ledger book notes a trip to Little Missouri, Dakota Territory, and the beginning of the construction of the Elkhorn Ranch house.

Resource Type: Other

Subject: Travel; Frontier and pioneer life; Ranch houses--Design and construction; North Dakota--Elkhorn Ranch; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1884-07-24

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