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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna about a recent encounter with a band of thieves.  He, Bill Sewall and Wilmot Dow hunted them down and turned them over to the Sheriff. Roosevelt also discusses Leo Tolstoi's book, Anna Karenina.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Thieves; Books and reading; Karenina, Anna (Fictitious character); Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910; Dow, Wilmot; Sewall, William Wingate, 1845-1930

Date: 1886-04-12

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Corinne Roosevelt Robinson

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Theodore Roosevelt relates the chase and capture of three thieves that had stolen his boat. The thieves were captured along the river and then Roosevelt took them overland to the sheriff in Dickinson, Dakota Territory. He read Anna Karenina during the trip and has mixed feelings about the quality of the book but enjoyed Leo Tolstoy's writing style. Roosevelt requests that Corinne Roosevelt Robinson deliver some flowers to Edith Kermit Carow before Carow travels abroad. Typed copy of original handwritten letter.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Frontier and pioneer life; Theft; Russian literature; Karenina, Anna (Fictitious character); Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910

Date: 1886-04-12

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