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A Visit from Saint Nicholas

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The children's Christmas book titled A Visit from Saint Nicholas tells the story of Saint Nicholas, or Santa Claus, and his visit to a family's home on the night before Christmas. The story would later be known as The Night Before Christmas.

Resource Type: Book

Subject: Children's books; Christmas stories; Holidays; Santa Claus; Books and reading

Date: 1862

Diary of Theodore Roosevelt from December 3, 1869 to January 7, 1870

Description:

Eleven-year-old Theodore Roosevelt continues chronicling his family trip through Europe in this diary. First entry is titled, "The continuation of my Journel [sic] in France December 3rd 1869." There are entries from across Western Europe including Naples, Rome, and Caserta. Lists at end of volume: "Accounts my money," "Hotel index," "Plan of hotels," and "Letters received."

Resource Type: Diary

Subject: Travel; Money; Hotels; Letters; Christmas; Holidays; Europe, Western; France; Italy

Date: 1869-1870

Personal diary of Theodore Roosevelt, 1881

Description:

Diary of Theodore Roosevelt for the year 1881. Roosevelt lives in New York City with Alice Lee Roosevelt and attends Columbia Law School. Major events for the year are a summer trip through Europe and Roosevelt's election to the New York State Assembly from the 21st district. The diary concludes with notes on Roosevelt's personal finances.

Resource Type: Diary

Subject: Dinners and dining; Entertaining; Vacations; Elections; Finance, Personal; New York (State)--New York; Columbia University. School of Law; New York (State). Legislature. Assembly; Roosevelt, Alice Lee, 1861-1884; Bulloch, Irvine S., 1842-1898

Date: 1881

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna Roosevelt wishing her a Merry Christmas and telling her about Christmas morning at Sagamore Hill with the children.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Christmas; Gifts; Holidays; Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944; Roosevelt, Kermit, 1889-1943

Date: 1890-12-26

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna Roosevelt about recent happenings in Washington.  He and wife Edith have been doing quite a bit of entertaining. Alice and Ted found eggs left by the Easter Bunny.

 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Entertaining; Dinners and dining; Easter; Easter egg hunts; Holidays; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948

Date: 1891-03-29

Falling in

Description:

The end-of-summer resort crowd returns to the city from their vacations at the beach, ready to resume duties or obligations to employers or social and charitable organizations, and ponder next year's vacation.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Vacations; Leisure; Clothing and dress; Work ethic; Wages; Autumn

Date: 1894-09-19

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt is happy knowing his sister Anna Roosevelt is in Vermont with his wife Edith and their children. He made a mistake in not trying his luck in the "mayorally" race but it's over now so best not to talk of it.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Vacations; Mayors--Election; Vermont

Date: 1894-10-22

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt informs his sister Anna Roosevelt he turned down New York City Mayor-elect William Strong's offer of becoming Street Cleaning Commissioner. After much thought, Roosevelt wants to complete the work he started as a Civil Service Commissioner. He urges Anna to take care of herself and describes Christmas Day activities.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Job offers; Civil service; Holidays; Christmas; Gifts; United States Civil Service Commission; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Strong, William Lafayette, 1827-1900

Date: 1894-12-26

Cause and effect

Description:

A well-dressed, imperious woman is seated in a chair, with her feet on a cushion, holding a scepter and a paper that states, "Fashion's Decrees for Summer Resorts." Among the rules are the following: "Ladies must wear at least three costumes a day," and "Good form requires every lady to have a maid and every gentleman a valet." After listing the rules, it ends with "Style First, Comfort Afterwards." On the left are idle workers at an empty "American Summer Hotel," and on the right, crowds of travelers pass through terminals to board steamships headed "To Europe." Caption: Dame fashion's foolish and expensive rules are responsible for the increasing exodus to Europe and the empty summer hotels in America.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Women's clothing; Resorts; Summer; Vacations; Leisure; Travel; Manners and customs

Date: 1895-07-17

Thanksgiving Day list

Description:

As a young girl, Eleanor Butler Roosevelt listed things she was thankful for to celebrate Thanksgiving Day in 1896. The list is a typed copy of the original.

Resource Type: List

Subject: Thanksgiving Day; Children; Holidays; Roosevelt, Eleanor Butler, 1889-1960

Date: 1896

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