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Notes on Natural History

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Theodore Roosevelt's notes about his observations of the flora and fauna of New York, New Jersey, and Vermont. A hand-drawn map and sketches of birds are included.

Resource Type: Notebook

Subject: Natural history; Ornithology--Field work; Botany--Field work; Birds; New York (State); New Jersey; Vermont

Date: 1872, 1874-1875

Natural History 3 examination

Description:

The midyear 1879 examination was completed by Theodore Roosevelt for his Natural History 3 course at Harvard College. It includes handwritten responses and carbon transcript of questions and responses.

Resource Type: Exercise, School

Subject: College students--Examinations; Natural history--Study and teaching (Higher); Harvard College (1780- )

Date: 1879-01

Natural History 1 examination

Description:

The April 1879 examination was completed by Theodore Roosevelt for his Natural History 1 course at Harvard College. There are handwritten and carbon transcript exam responses.

Resource Type: Exercise, School

Subject: College students--Examinations; Natural history--Study and teaching (Higher); Harvard College (1780- )

Date: 1879-04

Natural History 3 examination

Description:

The June 1879 examination was completed by Theodore Roosevelt for his Natural History 3 course at Harvard College. It includes handwritten and carbon transcript exam responses.

Resource Type: Exercise, School

Subject: College students--Examinations; Natural history--Study and teaching (Higher); Harvard College (1780- )

Date: 1879-06

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Frances Theodora Dana

Description:

Commissioner Roosevelt was pleased to receive Frances Theodora Dana's new book, According to Season, and congratulates her on performing a "service to our literature" and adding "zest to many peoples' lives."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Books and reading; Natural history literature

Date: 1894-03-28

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Fairfield Osborn

Description:

Vice President Roosevelt requests the presence of Professor Fairfield Osborn for lunch on September 15. Roosevelt's children have been ill and he is unsure if his wife will return from the Adirondacks by then. If Osborn would like to come on the 16th with his boys, Roosevelt could show him the mountain lion and he believes that Mrs. Roosevelt may consent by then to letting Osborn have it for the museum. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Puma; Dinners and dining; Sick children; Children--Health and hygiene; American Museum of Natural History; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948

Date: 1901-08-27

Letter from Albert S. Bickmore to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Albert S. Bickmore is comforted that the mantle of William McKinley has fallen to President Roosevelt. He worked with Roosevelt's father during the founding of the American Museum of Natural History and wishes he had survived to see his son become president. Bickmore is working on a lecture on the Pan-American Exposition.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Pan-American Exposition; Presidents--Succession; Speeches, addresses, etc.; American Museum of Natural History; McKinley, William, 1843-1901

Date: 1901-09-15

Letter from Caspar Whitney to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Caspar Whitney wanted President Roosevelt to meet with Frederick Courteney Selous, but Selous is no longer traveling to New York. Whitney found Roosevelt's cougar paper very interesting and agrees with it. He hopes Roosevelt can still complete the deer family papers even with his new duties. Whitney greatly admires Roosevelt for his handling of the succession to the presidency.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Natural history; Puma; Presidents--Succession; Selous, Frederick Courteney, 1851-1917

Date: 1901-10-01

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Caspar Whitney

Description:

President Roosevelt will send the deer articles to Caspar Whitney but wants to make it clear that they were written before he became president. He encloses a short foreword dated from the Vice President's Room, June 1901.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Authors and publishers; Deer; Natural history

Date: 1901-10-03

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

President Roosevelt asks Ted Roosevelt if he would like to become a member of the Ornithologist Union, in lieu of his own induction. Roosevelt spent two days on an unsuccessful turkey hunt.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Associations, institutions, etc.--Membership; Turkey hunting; American Ornithologists' Union

Date: 1901-11-25

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