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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to William Sturgis Bigelow

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President Roosevelt thanks William Sturgis Bigelow for the scales and hopes that Bigelow can spend the night before leaving for Japan. Roosevelt also reports that Ted has had recent success with a martial arts throw.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Martial arts; Japan; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944

Date: 1902-07-10

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Kermit Roosevelt

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President Roosevelt tells his son Kermit he cannot take any hard walks because of his leg but he is playing singlestick with General Wood. Roosevelt also says he rides almost every day with Edith, Ted or Senator Lodge. Roosevelt adds that Kermit will be delighted with the changes to the White House.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Martial arts; Leg--Wounds and injuries; Horses; White House (Washington, D.C.); Wood, Leonard, 1860-1927; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924

Date: 1902-12-04

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Yoshiaki Yamashita

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President Roosevelt sends payment for the judo lessons given to himself and Gifford Pinchot. He very much enjoyed himself and appreciated the care Yoshiaki Yamashita and Mr. Kawaguchi took to not injure him.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Thank-you notes; Payment; Judo--Study and teaching; Martial arts--Study and teaching; Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946

Date: 1904-04-23

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Yoshiaki Yamashita

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President Roosevelt warmly thanks Yoshiaki Yamashita and Mr. Kawaguchi for the judo lessons. He was impressed with Yamashita's skill and courteousness.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Thank-you notes; Judo--Study and teaching; Martial arts--Study and teaching

Date: 1904-04-23?

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Kermit Roosevelt

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President Roosevelt writes to Kermit Roosevelt that he thinks Kermit has been spending too much time counting down the days until his return and that is why his marks are not where he wants them to be. Roosevelt says he visited Philadelphia to make a speech at the University of Pennsylvania and had lunch with the Philadelphia City Troop. Roosevelt also talks about boxing with Grant and wrestling and doing jiujitsu with Professor Yamashita.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: School children--Evaluation; Boxing; Wrestling; Martial arts; Speeches, addresses, etc.; Pennsylvania--Philadelphia; University of Pennsylvania

Date: 1905-02-24

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