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A poor marksman and a poor gun

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A man labeled "Dingley," holding a smoking blunderbuss labeled "High Protective Tariff," stands over a dead sheep labeled "Wool Industries." He was aiming at a wolf labeled "Foreign Products" that is looking over the top of a fence.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Free trade--Protection; Wool industry; Sheep; Wolves; Hunting rifles; Dead animals; Fences; Sharpshooting (Military science); Dingley, Nelson, 1832-1899

Date: 1898-11-30

Letter from Nathaniel Henchman Davis to Theodore Roosevelt

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Nathaniel Henchman Davis is sending President Roosevelt a hunting rifle which he believes to be ideal for bear.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Hunting rifles; Bear hunting; Gifts

Date: 1901-12-27

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Kermit Roosevelt

Description:

President Roosevelt reminds his son Kermit that under no circumstances is he to extend his trip because he must be back at Harvard by the 30th. He says he and Mother took their last row at Sagamore Hill and then invited Oyster Bay to the house to hear a delegation of German singers. Roosevelt closes by saying the Winchester rifles have arrived but they were all sighted wrong.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Travel; Entertaining; Rowing; Hunting rifles; New York (State)--Oyster Bay--Sagamore Hill National Historic Site; Winchester Repeating Arms Company; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948

Date: 1908-09-19

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Kermit Roosevelt

Description:

President Roosevelt writes his son Kermit on a number of topics including taking pictures on their African trip, types of guns to use on their African trip and his prediction for William Howard Taft's results in the presidential election. He also mentions turning fifty and taking the horses out jumping to celebrate. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Travel--Planning; Horses; Birthdays; Pictures; Presidents--Election--Forecasting; Hunting rifles; Hunting; Long-distance running; Africa; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930; Derby, Ethel Roosevelt, 1891-1977

Date: 1908-10-27

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Kermit Roosevelt

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President Roosevelt writes to his son Kermit in reference to a letter Kermit sent to him that Kermit had received from a friend. Roosevelt tells him the friend probably heard some baseless slander about Kermit and was trying to be kindly so Kermit should not be annoyed. He says he has tried out the new Winchester rifles at Dr. Rixey's and wants Kermit to try them when he comes home for Christmas. Roosevelt adds that he has been riding and jumping the horses and playing tennis. He encloses a letter from Frank M. Chapman, the American Museum of Natural History's ornithology director. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Friendship--Correspondence; Gossip; Hunting rifles; Presidents--Recreation; Presidents' pets; Horses; Loeb, William, 1866-1937; Rixey, Presley Marion, 1852-1928; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; King, Isabella Greenway, 1886-1953; Ferguson, Robert Harry Munro, 1868-1922

Date: 1908-12-03

List of zoologists and sportsman who are donors of a double elephant rifle to Theodore Roosevelt

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A list of the zoologists and sportsmen who donated a double elephant rifle to President Roosevelt in recognition of his services on behalf of national parks and forest reserves. There are about 56 names on the list. 

Resource Type: List

Subject: Gifts; Hunting rifles; Zoologists; National parks and reserves

Date: 1909

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Kermit Roosevelt

Description:

President Roosevelt writes to his son Kermit to tell him about the dance they had for Ethel Roosevelt at the White House and his trouble with Congress over the Secret Service. He goes into detail about the guns they will be using on their African hunting trip, including one lent to them by John Jay White. He adds that Quentin Roosevelt was punished for leaving school without permission and he and Mother are worried about him. Roosevelt enclosed a list of the English donors of his rifle. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Hunting rifles; Dinners and dining; Executive-legislative relations; Discipline of children; United States. Congress; United States. Secret Service; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Derby, Ethel Roosevelt, 1891-1977; Roosevelt, Quentin, 1897-1918; Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930; Tillman, Benjamin R. (Benjamin Ryan), 1847-1918

Date: 1909-01-10

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Kermit Roosevelt

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President Roosevelt writes to his son Kermit about trying the double-barreled Holland elephant rifle for the first time and getting everything in order for their African hunting trip.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Hunting rifles; Travel--Planning

Date: 1909-01-31

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Kermit Roosevelt

Description:

President Roosevelt writes his son Kermit to say they are waiting for Kermit to send soiled laundry before they send the rubber-soled shoes. Roosevelt says he is very busy and glad he has gotten everything ready in advance. He also talks about directions for the double-barreled 450 rifle.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Hunting rifles; Laundry; Presidents--Attitudes

Date: 1909-02-04

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Kermit Roosevelt

Description:

President Roosevelt writes his son Kermit to tell him about his last speech as President in Kentucky at a Lincoln celebration. He says Uncle Douglas is thinking of buying the horse Roswell and reports that the plans for the Africa hunting trip are nearly complete. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Speeches, addresses, etc.; Presidents--Public opinion; Presidents' pets; Horses; Travel--Planning; Hunting rifles; Kentucky; Africa; Robinson, Douglas, 1855-1918; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Derby, Ethel Roosevelt, 1891-1977

Date: 1909-02-13

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