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Clippings scrapbook, volume one

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Scrapbook of clippings from various periodicals related to the activities of Theodore Roosevelt Sr. and his son, Theodore Roosevelt. The clippings related to Roosevelt Sr. generally reference his work with the allotment system during the American Civil War and his charity work. The clippings related to Roosevelt are generally reviews of his books and articles regarding his work on civil service reform.

Resource Type: Scrapbook

Subject: American Civil War (1861-1865); Soldiers--Salaries, etc.; Soldiers--Services for; Charities--Administration; Books--Reviews; Civil service reform; New York (State)--New York

Date: 1862-1896

Abraham Lincoln's Funeral Procession

Description:

View of Abraham Lincoln's funeral procession, showing the home of Cornelius Van Schaack Roosevelt at the corner of Broadway and Union Square in New York. Two children are visible in the second story window, one of whom is Theodore Roosevelt, the other is his brother Elliott Roosevelt.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: Presidents--Death; Funeral journey of Abraham Lincoln to Springfield; New York (State)--New York; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894; Roosevelt, Cornelius Van Schaack, 1794-1871; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

Date: 1865-04-25

Parlor of the Roosevelt home

Description:

Shown here is the parlor of the Roosevelt home at 6 West 57th Street, New York, New York.  Note the elaborate paneling by Daniel Pabst and furnishings by Frank Furness as well as the tiger rug before a tasseled chandelier at the top center. The Roosevelt family moved into this residence (now demolished) in November 1873.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: Furniture; New York (State)--New York

Date: 1873-1883?

The Plaza, New York

Description:

The Plaza, New York City, taken around 1875.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: New York (State)--New York

Date: 1875

Personal diary of Theodore Roosevelt, 1880

Description:

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

Roosevelt Family Scrapbook

Description:

Scrapbook contains photos and ephemera related to the Roosevelt and Alexander families as well as images of New York City, Paris, and Scotland at the turn of the century, articles and photographs from the Spanish American War and Theodore Roosevelt's presidency. It also contains articles and clippings on fashion and high society gossip. The scrapbook contains items from roughly the 1880s to 1908. Most of the photographs and documents also have their own individual records in the digital library.

Resource Type: Scrapbook

Subject: Spanish-American War (1898); Presidents; Culture--Societies, etc.; Fashion; Weddings; New York (State)--New York; France--Paris; Scotland; Roosevelt, Eleanor Butler, 1889-1960; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944

Date: 1880-1908

Personal diary of Theodore Roosevelt, 1881

Description:

Diary of Theodore Roosevelt for the year 1881. Roosevelt lives in New York City with Alice Lee Roosevelt and attends Columbia Law School. Major events for the year are a summer trip through Europe and Roosevelt's election to the New York State Assembly from the 21st district. The diary concludes with notes on Roosevelt's personal finances.

Resource Type: Diary

Subject: Dinners and dining; Entertaining; Vacations; Elections; Finance, Personal; New York (State)--New York; Columbia University. School of Law; New York (State). Legislature. Assembly; Roosevelt, Alice Lee, 1861-1884; Bulloch, Irvine S., 1842-1898

Date: 1881

Cut-throat business in Wall Street. How the inexperienced lose their heads

Description:

Print shows William H. Vanderbilt, Jay Gould, Russell Sage and James R. Keene checking ticker tape connected to a large straight-edge razor labeled "Wade in & Butcher'em" and "This Indicator Rises & Falls with Stocks" with a bear and a bull and several money bags labeled "$" balanced on the back of the blade; below, draped over the handle are many investors reaching for bundles of "Pacific Mail, Western Union, [and] Erie" stocks, the blade is poised to drop. In the background another group of investors labeled "The Lambs Brigade" are headed into the "N.Y. Stock Exchange".

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Capitalists and financiers; Saving and investment; Bonds; Stock exchanges; Razors; Corruption; Avarice; New York (State)--New York--Wall Street; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Sage, Russell, 1816-1906; Keene, James R. (James Robert), 1838-1913; Vanderbilt, William H. (William Henry), 1821-1885

Date: 1881-09-07

Jay Gould's private bowling alley

Description:

Print shows Jay Gould bowling on Wall Street using bowling balls labeled "Private Press, General Unscrupulousness, False Reports, [and] Trickery" to knock down pins labeled "Banker, Small Operator, Speculator, Stock Dabbler, Broker, Inexperienced Investor, Capitalist, [and] Curb Stone Broker." At the right is a slate showing Gould's holdings in various railroads, "Western Union, Missouri Pacific, Manhattan 'L', Wabash, New York Metr. 'L', [and] Wabash Preferred" totaling "53,000,000."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Capitalists and financiers; Bowling; Corruption; Bonds; New York (State)--New York--Wall Street; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892

Date: 1882-03-29

The moths and the candle

Description:

Print shows Cyrus W. Field and Jay Gould as parts of a candle holder labeled "Wall Street" with a candle burning the flame of "Speculation." The candle draws moths with their savings to the light, and as the moths get too close to the flame, they die and drop their savings into the "Wall Street" candle holder.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Investments; Savings banks; Capitalists and financiers; Candles; Moths; New York (State)--New York--Wall Street; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892

Date: 1882-04-26

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