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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Frederick Jackson Turner

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Civil Service Commissioner Theodore Roosevelt discusses Professor Frederick Jackson Turner's review of two volumes of The Winning of the West. Although Roosevelt planned to write about the Yazoo land claims in the fourth volume, Turner's criticism has led him to believe that he did not put enough emphasis on the proceedings of the different land companies in his previous volumes. Roosevelt asks where he can find descriptions of land companies in the Canadian archives. He notes that he was not able to use the Draper manuscripts for the first two volumes, although he has since been able to obtain copies of the originals.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Yazoo Fraud (1795); History--Book reviews; Land companies; Archives--Canadian provinces; History--Sources; United States, West

Date: 1895-04-02

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Frederick Jackson Turner

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Civil Service Commissioner Theodore Roosevelt was pleased to discover that Professor Frederick Jackson Turner was the reviewer for The Winning of the West. Roosevelt agrees that there are new fields for research in Western history, although he "has always been more interested in the men themselves than in the institutions through and under which they worked." He admires Turner's pamphlet and hopes that Turner will write a serious work on the subject. Thanking Turner for his references to the Canadian Archives, he notes that the land companies were perhaps "more important on paper" than in their actual effects. Roosevelt mentions that he is a busy man and that he is tempted to "get entirely out of political life."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: History--Book reviews; Land companies; Archives--Canadian provinces; History--Sources; United States, West

Date: 1895-04-10

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Oswald Garrison Villard

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Police Commissioner Theodore Roosevelt informs Oswald Garrison Villard that the volume in which he discussed Harmer has already been sent out, although he may add an appendix to the volume he is publishing. He asks where he can find the correspondence of Henry Knox.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: History publishing; Politicians--Correspondence; History--Sources; Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Date: 1896-03-02

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Frederick Jackson Turner

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Police Commissioner Theodore Roosevelt responds to Professor Frederick Jackson Turner's review of his fourth volume (most likely referring to The Winning of the West), explaining that he was not able to conduct a more thorough historical investigation because he was busy with other work. He argues that his judgment was sober in relation to his views of Thomas Jefferson.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: History--Book reviews; History--Sources; Criticism; Louisiana Purchase; United States, West; Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

Date: 1896-11-04

Letter from George Bird Grinnell to Theodore Roosevelt

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George Bird Grinnell has read with great pleasure Theodore Roosevelt's article on the Rough Riders in the February Scribners. The article is "very vivid and full of life." The work done by the Rough Riders "will be remembered long after most of us are under the ground."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Writing; Publications; History--Sources--Periodicals; United States. Army. Volunteer Cavalry, 1st; Charles Scribner's Sons

Date: 1899-02-16

Letter from Henry Cabot Lodge to Theodore Roosevelt

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Senator Lodge recommends Ramon Reyes Lala for a position in Manila, Philippines. Lala is well-educated and recently completed a history of the Philippines. Lodge believes he can be of service to the United States.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Employees--Appointment, qualifications, tenure, etc.; History--Spanish colonies; History--Sources--Publishing; Journalism; Philippines--Manila; Mexico--Mexico City

Date: 1901-10-17

Note from John M. Schick

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Reverend Schick relates a reported incident that occurred in the late 1870s. During the War of 1812, Admiral Hillyar of the  HMS Phoebe captured the USS Essex. Several decades later, a subsequent American ship, also named Essex, visited Plymouth, England, and hosted Hillyar's elderly widow.

Resource Type: Note

Subject: War of 1812; Military ceremonies, honors, and salutes; Naval battles; Naval history--Sources; England--Plymouth; Essex (Frigate); Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1904-02-19

Memorandum from Olaf T. Hagen to Lawrence C. Merriam

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Olaf T. Hagen writes to Lawrence Merriman regarding the research plan and historical preparation necessary for the Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Research; Interviews; History; History--Sources; North Dakota; Montana; North Dakota--Theodore Roosevelt National Park; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Mattison, Ray H., 1903-1980; Hagedorn, Hermann, 1882-1964

Date: 1949-06-23

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