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Personal diary of Theodore Roosevelt, 1878

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Diary of Theodore Roosevelt for the year 1878. Roosevelt attended Harvard College and spent the summer in Oyster Bay, New York, and on an expedition in Maine. The major event of the year was the death of Roosevelt's father. Roosevelt reflects on the death of his father many times throughout the year. The diary concludes with notes on Roosevelt's personal finances and his "game record" for the year.

Resource Type: Diary

Subject: College students--Recreation; College students--Social life and customs; Education, Higher; Dinners and dining; Entertaining; Outdoor recreation; Hunting; Sailing; Finance, Personal; Massachusetts--Cambridge; Massachusetts--Boston; New York (State)--Oyster Bay; Maine; Harvard College (1780- ); Roosevelt, Theodore, 1831-1878; Roosevelt, William Emlen, 1857-1930; Dow, Wilmot; Sewall, William Wingate, 1845-1930

Date: 1878

William Sewall, Wilmot Dow, and Theodore Roosevelt hunting in winter

Description:

A tintype of Theodore Roosevelt, William Wingate Sewall, and Wilmot Dow during a hunting trip in the Maine woods. From left to right: Sewall, holding a pair of snowshoes and an axe; Dow, with a rifle over his right shoulder and a pair of snowshoes on his back; Roosevelt, with a rifle in his right hand and a pair of snowshoes in his left.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: Hunting; Snowshoes and snowshoeing; Maine; Dow, Wilmot; Sewall, William Wingate, 1845-1930; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1879

Theodore Roosevelt, William Sewall, and Wilmot Dow hunting in winter

Description:

A photograph of Theodore Roosevelt, William Wingate Sewall, and Wilmot Dow during a hunting trip in Maine. Left to right: Roosevelt, Sewall, and Dow.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: Hunting; Maine; Dow, Wilmot; Sewall, William Wingate, 1845-1930; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1879

Field book of zoology

Description:

Zoological observations made by Theodore Roosevelt between March 24, 1876 and February 7, 1879. Observations were made in Oyster Bay, New York; the Adirondack Mountains; Forest Hill near Boston, Massachusetts; Island Falls, Maine; Garrison, New York; Long Island Sound; Red Bank, New Jersey; and Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Resource Type: Manuscript

Subject: Zoology; Animals--Study and teaching; Nature observation; Nature study; New York (State)--Oyster Bay; New York (State)--Adirondack Mountains; Maine--Island Falls; New York (State)--Garrison; Atlantic Ocean--Long Island Sound; New Jersey--Red Bank; Massachusetts--Cambridge; Massachusetts--Boston--Jamaica Plain

Date: 1879

Personal diary of Theodore Roosevelt, 1879

Description:

Diary of Theodore Roosevelt for the year 1879. Roosevelt attended Harvard College, spent the summer in Oyster Bay, New York, and went on two expeditions to Maine. The diary concludes with notes on Roosevelt's personal finances and his "game bag" for the year.

Resource Type: Diary

Subject: College students--Recreation; College students--Social life and customs; Education, Higher; Dinners and dining; Entertaining; Outdoor recreation; Hunting; Finance, Personal; Massachusetts--Boston; Massachusetts--Cambridge; New York (State)--Oyster Bay; Maine; Harvard College (1780- ); Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894; Roosevelt, William Emlen, 1857-1930; Roosevelt, Alice Lee, 1861-1884; Dow, Wilmot; Sewall, William Wingate, 1845-1930

Date: 1879

Letter from Martha Bulloch Roosevelt to H. D. Minot

Description:

Martha Bulloch Roosevelt is disappointed to have missed H. D. Minot's visit and hopes to see him in April.  She informs him of Theodore Roosevelt's visit to Maine.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Entertaining; Maine; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894

Date: 1879-03-20

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Corinne Roosevelt Robinson

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister in anticipation of an upcoming visit home. Roosevelt mentions a sparring content, in which he came in second place, and a recent trip to Maine.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: College students--Study and teaching; Exercise; Maine

Date: 1879-03-23

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes his sister Anna that he has arrived at Island Falls after leaving Chestnut Hill. Roosevelt and some friends are going to explore Maine. He asks his sister to make sure his stuff is returned to Harvard when he arrives. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Travel; Maine--Mount Katahdin Region

Date: 1879-08-25

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt gives details about the current adventure he is on in Maine to his sister Anna. He includes information about the people that are on the trip with him, including cousin Emlen Roosevelt . He mentions that he is surprisingly stronger than the other two men, the flies are really bad, and he has lost one of his shoes. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Hiking; Black scavenger flies; Maine--Mount Desert Island Region; Maine--Mount Katahdin Region; Roosevelt, William Emlen, 1857-1930; Sewall, William Wingate, 1845-1930

Date: 1879-09-04?

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes his sister Anna about hiking and camping in Maine. He describes some of the problems they have encountered as well as some of the more enjoyable parts of the trip.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Hiking; Camping; Canoes and canoeing; Maine--Mount Katahdin Region; North America--Aroostook River

Date: 1879-09-14

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