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Diary of Theodore Roosevelt from January 1 to September 14, 1869

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Ten-year-old Theodore Roosevelt records his trip to Europe with his family. He records the names of hotels and towns where they stayed, people to whom he sent letters, everyday activities, how his money was spent, the names of friends he made in Europe, and lists of Dutch and German words he learned. Samples of plants and flowers he saw were pressed into the pages. 

Resource Type: Diary

Subject: Travel; Hotels; Money; Dried flowers; Plants; Indo-European languages; Europe; Germany; Switzerland; France; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1831-1878

Date: 1869

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

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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

Diary of Theodore Roosevelt from January 9 to September 10, 1870

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Eleven-year-old Theodore Roosevelt continues to chronicle his family's trip through Europe in this diary. The diary begins with his trip through the Papal states, then through France, England and back home to the United States. Lists at the end include "Papa's money," "hotels" and "countries visited."

Resource Type: Diary

Subject: Travel; Money; Hotels; Europe--Papal States; France; England

Date: 1870

Shade of A.T.S.-- "Oh, if I could only find my body!"

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Print shows the spirit of Alexander Turney Stewart pulling out his hair as Henry Hilton posts "For Sale" notices on Stewart's commercial enterprises, including the "Grand Union Hotel," the "Windsor Hotel," the "Woman's Park Hotel," the "Chicago House," Stewart's Garden City," and his main building at "10th St. & Broadway," after his widow transferred control to Hilton. Joseph Pulitzer pokes Hilton with a closed umbrella. There is an empty sepulchral monument labeled "Sacred to the Memory of A. T. Stew[art], with a sign that states "To Let" in the right foreground.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Commercial buildings; Sepulchral monuments; Hotels; Inheritance and succession; Ghosts; Tombs; Stores, Retail; New York (State)--New York; Pulitzer, Joseph, 1847-1911; Stewart, Alexander Turney, 1803-1876; Hilton, Henry, 1824-1899

Date: 1882-04-26

Rip Van Winkle's return

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Illustration shows a scene outside a building labeled "Washington Inn" with an image of the U.S. Capitol on the sign; a large group of Republican legislators, politicians, and others are laughing at an old man wearing tattered clothing labeled "Democracy." He looks dazed, as though he has just wandered in from the past; his walking stick is dated "1861." Two dogs labeled "N.Y. Tribune" and "N.Y. Times" sniff at his heels. Among those present are George M. Robeson, Ulysses S. Grant, John Logan, James Gillespie Blaine, Chester Alan Arthur (dressed as a woman, serving food and drinks), Charles J. Folger, George Frisbie Hoar, Joseph Warreb Keifer, Horace F. Page, William Mahone (doing a hand-stand), J. D. Cameron, Roscoe Conkling, John Sherman, George F. Edmunds, John P. Jones and Thomas Collier Platt.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Van Winkle, Rip (Fictitious character); Democracy; Taverns (Inns); Laughter; Older people; Legislators; Presidents--Elections; Dogs; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Edmunds, George F. (George Franklin), 1828-1919; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897; Keifer, Joseph Warren, 1836-1932; Mahone, William, 1826-1895; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Jones, John P. (John Percival), 1829-1912; Folger, Charles J. (Charles James), 1818-1884; Page, Horace F. (Horace Francis), 1833-1890; Cameron, J. D. (James Donald), 1833-1918

Date: 1883-03-14

The U.S. Hotel badly needs a "bouncer"

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Illustration shows the lobby of the U.S. Hotel with Uncle Sam and Puck behind the front desk on the left, at center is Chester Alan Arthur as the "U.S. Hotel Presidential Bouncer" who is clearing the lobby of agitators, among them are Patrick "Egan," Johann "Most," Patrick Joseph "Sheridan," Justus "Schwab," and "O'Donovan Rossa," with Charles "Parnell" standing just outside the door looking in. A notice on the wall states "U.S. Hotel - Rules and Regulations - Guests are Required to Preserve Order - No Bomb-Throwing; No Incendiary Talk; No Communism; No Fenianism".

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Anarchists; Hotels--Employees; Violence; Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Egan, Patrick, 1841-; Parnell, Charles Stewart, 1846-1891; O’Donovan Rossa, Jeremiah, 1831-1915; Most, Johann Joseph, 1846-1906; Schwab, Justus, 1847-1900

Date: 1883-03-28

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Alice Lee Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt details his arrival in Dakota territory for his wife Alice including taking the train, staying in a hotel, viewing the land with Henry H. Gorringe, and hiring Joe Ferris to be his guide hunting in buffalo country. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Travel; Hotels; Hunting; Ferris, Joseph A.; Gorringe, Henry H. (Henry Honeychurch), 1841-1885

Date: 1883-09-08

A new way of "waking" the Democratic shaughraun

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Print shows a small, rustic room crowded with members of the Democratic Party, some dressed as old women, others drinking and smoking clay pipes. One man, the "Shaughraun" labeled "Democratic Party," is lying on a board that is resting on wooden supports. He is stirred to life by snuff sprinkled on his nose from a bowl labeled "Tariff Reform Snuff" by John G. Carlisle who is dressed in a formal uniform with sword. Among the crowd are Charles A. Dana, Benjamin F. Butler, and Samuel J. Tilden (all dressed as old women), Grover Cleveland, Samuel J. Randall, John Kelly, Henry Watterson, Abram S. Hewitt (dressed as an old woman), Samuel S. Cox, and Thomas F. Bayard (also dressed as an old woman), with arms raised in alarm and a broken pipe at his feet. On the far right are Thomas A. Hendricks drinking from a bottle labeled "Old Ticket Rye," Winfield Scott Hancock, and Allen G. Thurman. Caption: "Captain" Carlisle shows that he is up to snuff.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Political parties--Platforms; Tariff; Snuff; Sleep; Dinners and dining; Taverns (Inns); Democratic Party (U.S.); Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Watterson, Henry, 1840-1921; Hewitt, Abram S. (Abram Stevens), 1822-1903; Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898; Carlisle, John Griffin, 1835-1910; Hancock, Winfield Scott, 1824-1886; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Randall, Samuel J. (Samuel Jackson), 1828-1890; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Hendricks, Thomas A. (Thomas Andrews), 1819-1885; Thurman, Allen Granbery, 1813-1895; Cox, Samuel Sullivan, 1824-1889

Date: 1883-12-12

Twenty years in a bar-room

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"Father Knickerbocker" stands at a bar at the "Tammany Inn," drinking "Irish Whiskey," with Richard Croker as the bartender, standing behind the bar, offering "Mixed Drinks Croker Style."  A weeping young boy labeled "Reform Movement" has a hold of Father Knickerbocker's arm, trying to get him to leave the bar and come home. Caption: "Father, dear Father, come home with me now!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Municipal government; Civil service reform; Bars (Drinking establishments); Whiskey; Alcoholism; Temperance; Pleading; New York (State); Tammany Hall; Croker, Richard, 1843-1922

Date: 1893-11-29

Eleanor Butler Alexander and her nanny

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As a girl, Eleanor Butler Roosevelt traveled to Scotland with her nanny, Jane Hutcheon.  They stand in front of the Gregor Arms, a hotel in Scotland. 

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: Hotels; Travel; Children; Nannies; Scotland; Roosevelt, Eleanor Butler, 1889-1960; Hutcheon, Jane

Date: 1896

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