Map of the Northwest Indian Expedition as drawn by Major Henning von Minden in 1865 and copied in 1866.
Cartography; Indians; Discovery and exploration, American; United States, West; United States. War Department. Engineer Bureau
Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna about Arthur Hooper ending their German tutoring sessions. Roosevelt will be in New York soon and can't wait to hear about Anna's trip out West. After having been away from home for a month, he longs for "petting and spoiling."
Tutors and tutoring; Travel; Brothers and sisters; United States, West; Hooper, Arthur
Handwritten draft of chapter one of The Wilderness
Frontier and pioneer life; Hunters; Hunting; Wilderness areas; United States, West; Boone, Daniel, 1734-1820; Crockett, Davy, 1786-1836; Carson, Kit, 1809-1868; Houston, Sam, 1793-1863
Civil Service Commissioner Roosevelt plans to use Professor
Turner's pamphlet "On the Frontier" when writing the third volume
of Winning of the West. He notes that Turner has "put into
definite shape a good deal of thought which has been floating
around rather loosely."
Authors, American--Books and reading; United States, West
Handwritten draft of chapter six from the "St. Clair and Wayne"
section of The Winning of the West.
Frontier and pioneer life; Slavery--U.S. territories and possessions; Pioneers; Ohio; United States, West; St. Clair, Arthur, 1734-1818; Harmar, Josiah, 1753-1813
Civil Service Commissioner Theodore Roosevelt discusses Professor Frederick Jackson Turner's review of two volumes of The Winning of the West. Although Roosevelt planned to write about the Yazoo land claims in the fourth volume, Turner's criticism has led him to believe that he did not put enough emphasis on the proceedings of the different land companies in his previous volumes. Roosevelt asks where he can find descriptions of land companies in the Canadian archives. He notes that he was not able to use the Draper manuscripts for the first two volumes, although he has since been able to obtain copies of the originals.
Yazoo Fraud (1795); History--Book reviews; Land companies; Archives--Canadian provinces; History--Sources; United States, West
Civil Service Commissioner Theodore Roosevelt was pleased to discover that Professor Frederick Jackson Turner was the reviewer for The Winning of the West. Roosevelt agrees that there are new fields for research in Western history, although he "has always been more interested in the men themselves than in the institutions through and under which they worked." He admires Turner's pamphlet and hopes that Turner will write a serious work on the subject. Thanking Turner for his references to the Canadian Archives, he notes that the land companies were perhaps "more important on paper" than in their actual effects. Roosevelt mentions that he is a busy man and that he is tempted to "get entirely out of political life."
History--Book reviews; Land companies; Archives--Canadian provinces; History--Sources; United States, West
Civil Service Commissioner Roosevelt believes that his views
about the fundamental unity of the Westerners does not differ
widely from Professor Turner's views, although they both emphasize
different points. Roosevelt has incorporated Turner's remarks into
a chapter he is writing, most likely referring to his book The
Winning of the West.
Books and reading; United States, West
In this excerpt from a letter to his sister, Anna Roosevelt
Cowles, Theodore Roosevelt writes of a visit from Cabot, ending
with a comment concerning the importance of the Western states in
the upcoming presidential election.
Elections; Entertaining; United States, West; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924
Theodore Roosevelt writes his sister Anna Roosevelt Cowles he enjoyed his trip to his ranch but was disheartened to see that his cattle are not doing well. He describes the hunting he did and the rifle he used. Roosevelt says there is much animosity out West from the poor toward the prosperous. He is very busy and will have to take part in the campaign.
Travel; Cattle; Hunting; Hunting guns; Americans--Politics and government; Working class--Attitudes; Political campaigns; United States, West
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