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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna about staying with Minot Weld's family and saying how everyone is so fond of her. He also says that he would not have had a social life if it were not for her. Roosevelt is "dumbfounded" at Jack's engagement and is now formally a member of the Porcellian Club.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: College students--Social life and customs; College students--Societies and clubs; Betrothal; Harvard University. Porcellian Club; Weld, Christopher Minot; Roosevelt, John Ellis, 1853-1939

Date: 1878-11-10

Personal diary of Theodore Roosevelt, 1880

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Diary of Theodore Roosevelt for the year 1880. Major events include Roosevelt's graduation from Harvard, entry into Columbia Law School, and a Midwestern hunting trip with Elliott Roosevelt. Roosevelt also engaged, married, and honeymooned with Alice Lee Roosevelt. The diary concludes with notes on Roosevelt's personal finances and "game bag" totals for several years.

Resource Type: Diary

Subject: College students--Recreation; College students--Social life and customs; Dinners and dining; Entertaining; Hunting; Outdoor recreation; Education, Higher; Betrothal; Marriage; Honeymoons; Finance, Personal; Massachusetts--Cambridge; Massachusetts--Boston; New York (State)--New York; New York (State)--Oyster Bay; Harvard College (1780- ); Columbia University. School of Law; Roosevelt, Alice Lee, 1861-1884; Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894

Date: 1880

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Alice Hathaway Lee

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Theodore Roosevelt writes his fiancee Alice Hathaway Lee that he has sent a letter to his Uncle Jim informing him of their engagement and written to his family that he has something important to tell them. He expresses how happy he is and how he cannot wait to come to her home at Chestnut Hill openly. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Betrothal; Love

Date: 1880-01-28

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Alice Hathaway Lee

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Theodore Roosevelt informs his fiancee Alice Hathaway Lee that he must host a Porcellian Club supper and cannot dine with her next Saturday. The ring has come and he can't wait to put it on her finger and announce their engagement in a week. He expresses how much he loves her. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Betrothal; Rings; Love; Dinners and dining; Harvard University. Porcellian Club

Date: 1880-02-05

Letter From Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes his sister Anna that he is trying to keep his engagement to Alice Hathaway Lee a secret until Saturday and that his brother Elliot is coming to visit. He wants to know which train Anna will be coming on. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Betrothal; Friendly visiting; Railroad travel; Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894; Roosevelt, Alice Lee, 1861-1884

Date: 1880-02-10

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Frances Theodora Smith

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Theodore Roosevelt announces his engagement to Alice Lee.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Betrothal; Roosevelt, Alice Lee, 1861-1884

Date: 1880-02-11

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to H. D. Minot

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Theodore Roosevelt writes to announce his engagement to Alice Lee.  Roosevelt asks H. D. Minot to not mention the engagement to anyone until Monday.  

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Marriage; Roosevelt, Alice Lee, 1861-1884

Date: 1880-02-13

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to H. D. Minot

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Theodore Roosevelt thanks H. D. Minot for offering to host a dinner for the newly engaged Roosevelt and Alice Lee.  Roosevelt suggests a date for the dinner and Alice's choice of guests, which include Henry Shaw, Robert Bacon, Bessie Whitney, and Julia Bacon.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Dinners and dining; Marriage; Bacon, Robert, 1860-1919; Roosevelt, Alice Lee, 1861-1884

Date: 1880-02-19

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes his sister Anna that he has done very well on some of his examinations, but he is having a hard time studying because he is leading such a wonderful life. He writes Alice Hathaway Lee wants to get married in the fall but he will probably have to battle her parents over it. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: College students--Conduct of life; Marriage; College students--Examinations; Roosevelt, Alice Lee, 1861-1884

Date: 1880-03-01

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Corinne Roosevelt Robinson

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister about his recent engagement to  Alice Lee.  Roosevelt mentions gaining the Lees' consent to marry in the fall and credits his family's hospitality and intercession in helping him secure their consent.  

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Marriage; Roosevelt, Martha Bulloch, 1835-1884; Cowles, Anna Roosevelt, 1855-1931; Roosevelt, Alice Lee, 1861-1884

Date: 1880-03-08

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