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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt asks his sister Anna to send memorials of their father to him. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Memorials; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1831-1878

Date: 1879-02-29

Garfield

Description:

Print shows James A. Garfield, bust portrait, facing left, in oval, with scenes from his life and death; includes verse.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents; Memorials; United States; United States. President; Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881

Date: 1881-09-07

The whitwash is too thin

Description:

Print shows George F. Hoar standing in front of a monument that states "To the Eternal Shame of Massachus'tts - Conceived in Corruption Erected in Humanity [?] Tewkesbury"; his hat labeled "Republicans" is under one foot, the other foot in a bucket of whitewash labeled "The Republican Report," and he is holding a large brush with which he has attempted to cover up the text on the stone. This cartoon refers to disturbing events that took place at the State Almshouse at Tewksbury, Massachusetts, prior to 1883. Caption: The Republicans in Massachusetts make an attempt to cover their iniquity.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Monuments; Memorials; Almshouses; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Massachusetts. State Almshouse (Tewksbury, Mass.); Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904

Date: 1883-08-01

In memory of my darling wife Alice Hathaway Roosevelt and of my beloved mother Martha Bulloch Roosevelt

Description:

Memorial book on the deaths of Theodore Roosevelt's first wife and of his mother, which includes the funeral service, tributes and news reports.  This book was privately printed by G. P. Putnam's Sons.

Resource Type: Book

Subject: Funeral service; Memorials; Roosevelt, Alice Lee, 1861-1884; Roosevelt, Martha Bulloch, 1835-1884

Date: 1884

U. S. Grant

Description:

At center is a bust portrait of Ulysses S. Grant, facing slightly right, with ribbon around him labeled with the places visited following his presidency. The portrait is surrounded by scenes showing Grant's birthplace, his education at West Point, and places he served during the American Civil War. At bottom is an illustration of Grant's inauguration in "Washington, 1869" attended by, among others, Roscoe Conkling and John Logan.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Memorials; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885

Date: 1885-04-08

No more of those hideous monuments!

Description:

Puck grabs the arm of Uncle Sam who is staring in dismay at statues labeled "Coggswell, W.H. Seward Madison Square, Admiral Dupont Washington D.C., Custer West Point, George Washington Union Square, Farragut Madison Sq., LaFayette Union Square, Jackson Washington D.C., A. Lincoln Union Square, Garfield Washington, Hamilton Central Park, [and] Bolivar Central Park." also the "Washington Monument" as a smokestack and the "Bunker Hill Boston" monument as an obelisk. Puck is suggesting that the New York State capitol building, currently under construction, be labeled "'Grant' Free Institute" as a fitting tribute to former president Ulysses S. Grant. Caption: Let us have a memorial of General Grant that will be worthy of a great nation.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Monuments; Memorials; Equestrian statues; Capitols; New York (State); Washington (D.C.); New York (State)--Albany; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885

Date: 1885-08-19

In memory of the Grant monument dedication, April 27th, 1897

Description:

A large angel of peace stands atop a monument labeled "Grant," on which a Union veteran and a Confederate veteran are placing wreaths labeled "North" and "South."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Memorials; Monuments; Peace; Veterans; Angels; Dedications

Date: 1897-04-28

The sacrifice to a crumbling idol

Description:

A man labeled "Spanish War Party," wearing a military uniform and holding a large knife, is about to sacrifice the "Youth of Spain" to a huge monument labeled "False Pride" with a large sword labeled "Colonial Oppression." On the ground to the left of the sacrificial bier are bags of "Revenue" and "Taxes," and kneeling in the foreground is the "Queen Regent", holding a bag, with her right arm on the shoulders of "Alphonso XIII."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Spanish-American War (1898); Monuments; Memorials; Alfonso XIII, King of Spain, 1886-1941; Maria Cristina, Queen, consort of Alfonso XII, King of Spain, 1858-1929

Date: 1898-08-24

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Bradley T. Johnson

Description:

Vice President Roosevelt congratulates General Johnson on the monument commissioned in his honor and expresses his reverence for Civil War servicemen. Roosevelt also describes a particular meeting in Oklahoma where he marched alongside Civil War veterans and felt especially "stirred."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: American Civil War (1861-1865); Veterans; Military service, Voluntary; History; Veterans--Monuments; Compliments; Memorials; Meetings; Oklahoma

Date: 1901-07-07

Letter from George B. Cortelyou to Myron T. Herrick

Description:

Secretary Cortelyou sends a check for $500 to Treasurer Herrick from Mrs. William Moir of New York City. Cortelyou points out that Mrs. Moir does not want publicity for the donation. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Memorials; McKinley, William, 1843-1901

Date: 1901-12-04

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