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Building contract for Sagamore Hill

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A contract between Assemblyman Roosevelt and carpenter John A. Wood to construct a stable and lodge at Sagamore Hill for $5,160.

Resource Type: Legal document

Subject: Architectural contracts; Architecture, Domestic--Design and construction; Building, Wooden; New York (State)--Oyster Bay--Sagamore Hill National Historic Site

Date: 1883-10-20

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes his sister Anna Roosevelt about how he and wife Edith are fixing up the Sagamore Hill property. Roosevelt has hung all of his prized hunting trophies in his new study. He also gives updates on all the horses.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Homes; Horses; New York (State)--Oyster Bay--Sagamore Hill National Historic Site

Date: 1887-05-21

Drawing of the house and grounds of Sagamore Hill

Description:

On one side is a pencil sketch of the size and shape of the Sagamore Hill House, drawn by Theodore Roosevelt. On the opposite side Roosevelt sketched the estate grounds, labeling various areas (fields, orchards, etc.).

Resource Type: Drawing

Subject: Architectural drawing; Buildings--Maps; New York (State)--Oyster Bay--Sagamore Hill National Historic Site

Date: 1887-1888?

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt Cowles

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt describes the family's activities since they moved back to Sagamore Hill. Kermit turns somersaults in overalls, Ted is riding the pony Grant, and Roosevelt has been teaching them both to shoot. The scenery is beautiful but Roosevelt's work as Police Commissioner has been wearing and harassing.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Children; Play; Shooting; Ponies; Job satisfaction; New York (State)--Oyster Bay--Sagamore Hill National Historic Site; Roosevelt, Kermit, 1889-1943; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948

Date: 1896-05-24

Painting of Sagamore Hill

Description:

A painting of Sagamore Hill about 1900.

Resource Type: Painting

Subject: Homes; New York (State)--Oyster Bay--Sagamore Hill National Historic Site

Date: 1900

Exterior of Sagamore Hill

Description:

This photograph shows the south side of Sagamore Hill. Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt wrote on the matting: "Sagamore Hill September 1900."

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: New York (State)--Oyster Bay--Sagamore Hill National Historic Site

Date: 1900-09

Piazza at Sagamore Hill

Description:

Sagamore Hill piazza. Rocking chair and small round table in foreground, lawn and trees in background.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: New York (State)--Oyster Bay--Sagamore Hill National Historic Site

Date: 1900-09

President Roosevelt and family

Description:

Postcard with black and white photograph of President Roosevelt and family posed outside of their Sagamore Hill home. Printed in the left corner of the photograph are the words "Pride of Our Nation."

Resource Type: Postcard

Subject: Portrait photography; Presidents--Family; New York (State)--Oyster Bay--Sagamore Hill National Historic Site; Derby, Ethel Roosevelt, 1891-1977; Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980; Roosevelt, Archibald B. (Archibald Bulloch), 1894-1979; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944; Roosevelt, Quentin, 1897-1918

Date: 1901-1906

Oyster Bay march and two step

Description:

Front cover of sheet music has a photograph of Sagamore Hill at the top center of the cover. Music copyrighted 1902 and "Respectfully Dedicated by Permission to Miss Alice Roosevelt."

Resource Type: Music, Sheet

Subject: Marches; New York (State)--Oyster Bay--Sagamore Hill National Historic Site; Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1902

Letter from Frank Eugene Lutz to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Frank Eugene Lutz of the North Shore Improvement Association offers to regularly inspect President Roosevelt's Cove Neck property, Sagamore Hill. The main concern is malarial mosquitoes breeding in the ponds.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Mosquitoes as carriers of disease; Malaria; New York (State)--Oyster Bay--Sagamore Hill National Historic Site

Date: 1902-06-16

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