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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Martha Bulloch Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes his mother from his honeymoon and says Venice is "unquestionably the loveliest." He describes the room at the hotel and activities they have done: rowing in a gondola, San Marco, and the doge's palace. He also describes the pigeons on the sill. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Honeymoons; Travel; Gondolas; Pigeons; Italy--Piazza San Marco (Venice); Roosevelt, Alice Lee, 1861-1884

Date: 1881-06-21

Letter From Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt continues to write to his sister Anna on honeymoon in Italy with Alice Lee Roosevelt. He describes the pigeons in Venice, the gondolier and the cathedral. He also tells her that he has been practicing his Italian and seems not to be having too much trouble communicating. They head to Como next. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Travel; Honeymoons; Italian language; Pigeons; Gondoliers; Cathedrals; Italy--Venice; Roosevelt, Alice Lee, 1861-1884

Date: 1881-06-23

The mote in our neighbor's eye

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Print shows at center, Uncle Sam as a policeman attempting to stop a bullfight, calling it a "brutal and degrading sport." Vignettes surrounding the main image show a "Six Day Bicycle Race" with exhausted riders trying to continue, a "Foot-Ball" game with one football player jumping on another as medical staff carry off an injured player, "Pigeon Shooting," "Prize Fighting" where the crowd cheers as a boxer gets knocked down, and a "Base-Ball" game where a baseball player is "Assaulting the Umpire" with a bat.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Bullfights; Pigeons; Shooting; Violence; Hypocrisy; Football; Baseball; Bicycles; Boxing

Date: 1899-07-12

Letter from Noah Seaman to Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt

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Noah Seaman, Superintendent of Sagamore Hill, reports on the status of the residence and grounds.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Dwellings--Maintenance and repair; Wells--Maintenance and repair; Pigeons; New York (State)--Oyster Bay

Date: 1901-12-17

Dove hybrids

Description:

Magazine article reviewing efforts to study and create dove hybrids. On the second page two articles are titled "Shorn Acres" and "Back to the Land: Leaves from a Countryman's Notebook." The latter discusses farming techniques including powdered milk.

Resource Type: Magazine article

Subject: Columbidae; Pigeons; Birds--Breeding; Agriculture; Dried milk

Date: 1904-02-13

Skibo dove of peace

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Full color political cartoon depicting Andrew Carnegie as a dove in highland dress with a bagpipe. He is standing on a cracked platform labeled "Tested at Sandy Hook" and, in the background, is a dovecote labeled "Carnegie Hall."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Capitalists and financiers; Pigeons; Dovecotes; Scotland; Carnegie Hall (New York, N.Y.); Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919

Date: 1907-04-10

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to John Burroughs

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President Roosevelt asks if John Burroughs has seen Everybody's Magazine. He couldn't help taking a "smash" at William J. Long. Roosevelt has just returned from Pine Knot in Albemarle County, Virginia and claims to have seen a small group of "wild pigeons," meaning passenger pigeons. He had not seen these pigeons for twenty five years.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Press and politics; Passenger pigeon; Bird watching; Virginia--Albemarle County; Long, William J. (William Joseph), 1867-1952

Date: 1907-05-23

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to C. Hart Merriam

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Theodore Roosevelt describes a dozen passenger pigeons that he saw in Virginia. He did not kill any because he did not have a gun, but nothing could have persuaded him to shoot them anyway. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Passenger pigeon; Hunting; Virginia--Albemarle County

Date: 1907-05-23

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to John Burroughs

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John Burroughs's letter has raised some doubt in President Roosevelt regarding his sighting of a small flock of passenger pigeons. However, he saw around a dozen pigeons, both in the air and perched on a tree, with a "characteristically pigeon like attitude." The other possibility is doves but the birds Roosevelt saw were larger and in a flock. He will write and see if there were other sightings.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Passenger pigeon; Birds--Identification; Bird watching

Date: 1907-05-27

Letter from John Burroughs to Theodore Roosevelt

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John Burroughs believes President Roosevelt's account of seeing passenger pigeons in Virginia. He suggests that a trustworthy local attempt to obtain a specimen or having Dr. Merriam send someone to investigate. Burroughs continues to fight William J. Long and the nature fakers. Several pretend interviews with Burroughs have appeared in the newspapers.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Passenger pigeon; Birds--Identification; Natural history literature; Nature stories; Interviews; Virginia; Merriam, C. Hart (Clinton Hart), 1855-1942; Long, William J. (William Joseph), 1867-1952

Date: 1907-05-30

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