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Letter from John F. Lacey to Theodore Roosevelt

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Political affairs are very unpleasant in Iowa, but they all "stand pat" on President Roosevelt. Congressman Lacey has just returned from a hurried trip to the Roswell New Mexican Irrigation Field and the Wichita Game Refuge. The one problem with introducing a buffalo herd in the Wichita Game Refuge is the danger of Texas ticks. Lacey believes that Madison Grant and William T. Hornaday should consult with President Roosevelt before the animals are sent in. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Political participation; American bison; Wildlife conservation; Iowa; New Mexico--Roswell; Kansas--Wichita; Republican Party (Iowa); Hornaday, William T. (William Temple), 1854-1937

Date: 1906-07-26

Behind the scenes with wild animals

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In the preface to her book Behind the Scenes with Wild Animals, Ellen Velvin "makes no pretension" that its contents are "wonderful or unknown;" they are merely her personal experiences. She thanks those who helped her in the book's preparation.

Resource Type: Other

Subject: Zoos; Circus; Captive wild animals--Research; Barnum and Bailey; Keith-Albee's New York Hippodrome; Bostock, Frank Charles, 1866-1912; Abernathy, John R., 1876-; Baker, Frank, 1841-1918; Hornaday, William T. (William Temple), 1854-1937

Date: 1906-08?

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to James L. Clark

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Theodore Roosevelt is happy with the elephant tusk gong and compliments James L. Clark on a white rhinoceros head that he had mounted.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation; Taxidermy; Hornaday, William T. (William Temple), 1854-1937

Date: 1911-06-02

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Henry Fairfield Osborn

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Theodore Roosevelt will be away the following week, so he chooses June 16 for his meeting with Henry Fairfield Osborn. Roosevelt is sending a corrected copy of his manuscript and wishes Osborn to return the other one. If Osborn is interested in the manuscript, then Roosevelt will illustrate it by drawing specimens from the American Museum of Natural History. Roosevelt asks if Osborn has gotten the white rhinoceros skin and praises Hornaday's mounted rhinoceros head.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Meetings; Scheduling; Authorship; Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation; American Museum of Natural History; Allen, J. A. (Joel Asaph), 1838-1921; Hornaday, William T. (William Temple), 1854-1937

Date: 1911-06-02

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Raymond Lee Ditmars

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Theodore Roosevelt thanks Raymond L. Ditmars for the fang and says he will give it to Archie at once. He thinks that Bushmaster must have been a big snake and that was good of him to think of Archie. He enjoyed Ditmars visit the other day and asks that he give warm regards to Mr. Hornaday.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Snakes--Anatomy; Gifts; Entertaining; Roosevelt, Archibald B. (Archibald Bulloch), 1894-1979; Hornaday, William T. (William Temple), 1854-1937

Date: 1911-06-30

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Lawrence F. Abbott

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Theodore Roosevelt writes to Lawrence F. Abbott of Outlook regarding a trip home to New York over the holidays and discussing business matters in regards to writing articles prior to March 1, 1915 on books about wild life and conservation. Roosevelt references the possibility of writing about William Hornaday's Wild Life Conservation in Theory and Practice in lieu of articles written of "a militant anti-administration type."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Wildlife conservation; Press and politics; Publishers and publishing; Hornaday, William T. (William Temple), 1854-1937

Date: 1914-12-04

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to John Rowlls Browne

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt thanks Dr. Browne for the letter, stating, however, that he cannot personally participate in the matter, advising the recipient to contact Dr. Hornaday.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Thank-you notes; Hornaday, William T. (William Temple), 1854-1937

Date: 1915-01-21

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Frank M. Chapman

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes to Frank M. Chapman about the criticism he has received on a recent article, although Chapman did like the article. Roosevelt also discusses future writing projects with Scribner and an article proposal for Nelson.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Publishers and publishing; Birds; Hornaday, William T. (William Temple), 1854-1937

Date: 1915-02-06

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