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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Rose Lee

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Alice Lee Roosevelt was seasick throughout the passage to Ireland. Theodore Roosevelt did his best to care for her but the passage was "as gay as a funeral." They are more comfortable on land and enjoyed a trip to Blarney Castle.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Motion sickness; Ocean travel; Honeymoons; Ireland; Blarney Castle (Blarney, Ireland); Roosevelt, Alice Lee, 1861-1884

Date: 1881-05-22

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Corinne Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes his sister Corinne Roosevelt about his honeymoon trip through Ireland with his new wife, Alice. He describes sight seeing, rowing and eating. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Honeymoons; Travel; Ireland--Cork Region; Roosevelt, Alice Lee, 1861-1884

Date: 1881-05-23

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Martha Bulloch Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt describes a day trip across the Kerry countryside with Alice Lee Roosevelt. Ireland is beautiful but has a "terrible understratum of wretchedness." He personally witnessed this in the form of a man passed out from hunger. The man was revived, fed, and sent on his way with ten shillings.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Honeymoons; Travel; Outdoor recreation; Rural poor--Health and hygiene; Rural poor--Social conditions; Ireland--Kerry; Roosevelt, Alice Lee, 1861-1884

Date: 1881-05-24

Letter From Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes his sister Anna about his honeymoon with Alice Lee Roosevelt in Ireland, traveling around and touring the area. Roosevelt describes many of the places they have been to visit and gives descriptions of what he saw, including Bray, the Wicklow Mountains and Powenscourt Manor. He informs his sister they will be traveling to Liverpool next. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Travel; Honeymoons; Manors; Nature; Ireland--Killarney Region (Kerry); Ireland--Bray; Ireland--Wicklow Mountains; Roosevelt, Alice Lee, 1861-1884

Date: 1881-05-26

More money wanted - O'Connor's charity craft

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Print shows an Irishman sailing in a top hat with a sail labeled "Money Wanted Fur to Free the Ould Country!" mounted on a clay tobacco pipe; his coattails are labeled "Land League" and "Free Ireland". He is just offshore of land labeled "Michigan" where there is a crop of "American Greenback Corp." labeled with "$". Caption: "Wonst more, me byes, for Ould Oirland - the land of divilment and distriss!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Economic assistance; Autonomy and independence movements; Boats and boating; Hats; Tobacco pipes; Ireland; Land League (Ireland)

Date: 1881-10-19

"Sic 'em!"

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Print shows Charles Stewart Parnell, a prisoner in the "Kilmainham Kaboose", directing a pack of small dogs labeled "Healy, Kettle, Egan, O'Connor, Dillon, Davitt, Sexton, [and] Brennan" to attack the British Lion, instead they scatter in all directions. Caption: Mr. Parnell in his great feat of letting loose the dogs of war.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Prisons; Prisoners; Economic assistance--International cooperation; Autonomy and independence movements; Dogs; Lion; Great Britain; Ireland; Kilmainham Gaol; Healy, T. M. (Timothy Michael), 1855-1931; Kettle, Andrew J.; Egan, Patrick, 1841-; Davitt, Michael, 1846-1906; Sexton, Thomas, 1848-1932; Brennan, Thomas, 1853-1912; Parnell, Charles Stewart, 1846-1891

Date: 1881-10-26

Under false colors

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James Russell Lowell, minister to England, turns his back on an Irishman who is dressed like Uncle Sam and is in the custody of the British military for anarchistic activities. Lowell holds a paper that states, "All such persons should be made to understand distinctly that they cannot be Irishmen and Americans at the same time! J. R. Lowell." Caption: Minister Lowell--"No, sir, you are not the kind of American citizen I am sent here to protect!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Diplomats; Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); International relations; Soldiers; Anarchism; Irish; Great Britain; Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891

Date: 1882-03-22

Beyond control

Description:

Print shows William E. Gladstone, possibly dressed as a Greek marathon runner, passing an "Altar of Peace" on which there appears to be a small fire and a rifle labeled "Coercion." A red military tunic and helmet have fallen to the ground near the altar. Several dogs labeled "Assassin, Ribbon Man, Desperado, Secret Society, [and] Fenian" attack Gladstone. Michael Davitt and Charles Stuart Parnell, with a leash labeled "Land League," struggle to hold onto the dogs. Davitt has stumbled over John Dillon; all three are lying on the ground. In the background, a man runs into the forest after stabbing two men who were wearing top hats and may have been British government officials.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Autonomy; Altars; Peace; Prime ministers; Dogs; Assassination; Animal attacks; Ireland; Great Britain; Davitt, Michael, 1846-1906; Dillon, John, 1851-1927; Parnell, Charles Stewart, 1846-1891; Gladstone, W. E. (William Ewart), 1809-1898

Date: 1882-05-17

Too weak to fight - too old to run

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The British Lion carries W. E. Gladstone, dressed as a woman, on his back, as they head into the sea after departing the "British Consul" in advance of "Anarchy, Riot, [and] Bloodshed." The lion is labeled "Moral Complicity, British Prestige, Peril, Profits, [and] Responsibilities." Gladstone's dress is labeled "Vacillation, Procrastination, Irish Trouble, [and] Timidity." On the shore is a set of jaws labeled "Brag & Bluster," and the lion is stepping on a gunboat labeled "Thunderer."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: International relations; Relations with Great Britain; Anarchism; Great Britain; Gladstone, W. E. (William Ewart), 1809-1898

Date: 1882-06-21

British benevolence

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Print shows an oversized British Lion wearing boxing gloves labeled "Army" and "Navy," standing over its most recent victim labeled "Egyptian." Trailing off to the left are other victims labeled "Ashantee, Afghan, Boer, [and] Zulu." Standing on the right is a diminutive Irishman pulling on boxing gloves labeled "Fenian." Caption: "It is painful to be obliged to use force against the weak." --Earl Granville in House of Lords.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Lions; International relations; Boxing; Giants--Folklore; Charity; Relations with Great Britain; Great Britain

Date: 1882-07-19

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