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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt informs his sister Anna Roosevelt he will probably accept the job of New York City Police Commissioner. He will miss Washington and must steel himself for much criticism and disappointment in his new job. He is looking forward to being identified with his home city once more and have a say in local political matters.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Job offers; Police administration; Political participation--U.S. states; New York (State)--New York

Date: 1895-04-14

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Robert Harry Munro Ferguson

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Commissioner Roosevelt regrets that he cannot go bear hunting in the spring as he has just accepted the position of police commissioner in New York City. Roosevelt wants to read Robert Harry Munro Ferguson's article and offers some writing advice. The health of Tilden Selmes is failing.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Bear hunting; Police administration; Employees--Appointment, qualifications, tenure, etc.; Writing; Liver--Cancer; Surgery; New York (State)--New York; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Selmes, Tilden Russell, -1895; Selmes, Martha (Patty) Macomb Flandrau, 1861-1923

Date: 1895-04-25

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Robert Harry Munro Ferguson

Description:

Commissioner Roosevelt has asked Patty Selmes to return Robert Harry Munro Ferguson's lecture. Roosevelt has just taken office at the New York City Police Department and is writing in great haste.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Police--Officials and employees; Police administration; New York (N.Y.). Police Department; Selmes, Martha (Patty) Macomb Flandrau, 1861-1923

Date: 1895-05-06

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt informs his sister Anna Roosevelt that wife Edith's mother, Gertrude Tyler Carow, was buried in Turin and her sister Emily is headed home. Uncle James Roosevelt and his wife Aunt Lizzie are wrapped up in local politics and Roosevelt has begun his new job as New York City Police Commissioner. It is difficult work with three colleagues and hampering laws. He wants the legislature to give him the power to remove subordinates without appeal.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Death and burial of a person; Political participation; Work; Police administration; Police--Law and legislation; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Carow, Emily Tyler, 1865-1939; Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980; Roosevelt, James Alfred, 1825-1898; Carow, Gertrude Tyler, 1836-1895

Date: 1895-05-13

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt thanks his sister Anna Roosevelt for writing Chamberlain about Roosevelt staying at his place in New York City. His work is very hard and time consuming as he has "the most corrupt" police department on his hands. He has stopped working on the fourth volume of Winning of the West.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Work; Police--Evaluation; Police administration--Decision making; Writing; Homes; New York (N.Y.). Police Department

Date: 1895-05-19

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes his sister Anna Roosevelt that he spent the evening patrolling New York City to see what the policemen were up to. He enjoys his work despite the fact there is nothing academic about it and he does not get to see much of the children. Wife Edith's sister Emily Tyler Carow's visit has made a great difference in Edith.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Police--Evaluation; Police administration; Job satisfaction; Work and family; Children; New York (N.Y.). Police Department; Roosevelt, Archibald B. (Archibald Bulloch), 1894-1979; Carow, Emily Tyler, 1865-1939; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948

Date: 1895-06-16

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt tells his sister Anna Roosevelt how much he enjoys his work as Police Commissioner and how busy it keeps him. He comments on his colleague Andrew D. Parker and how they are getting more control of the force. Roosevelt has made some startling discoveries while patrolling the streets at night and he has gotten a real look at the "swarming millions."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Police administration; Police--Evaluation; New York (N.Y.). Police Department; Parker, Andrew D.

Date: 1895-06-23

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt describes attending his Harvard Class dinner to his sister Anna Roosevelt. He was elected overseer and then spend the night with the Lodges. Roosevelt has read about Anna in the papers and her activities in London. His work as police commissioner has come up against an ugly snag, the Sunday excise law, which he enforces fully to the anger of many in the city.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Class reunions; Police administration; Law enforcement--Public opinion; Liquor laws; New York (State)--New York

Date: 1895-06-30

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt hopes his sister Anna Roosevelt will spend her first winter married to William Sheffield Cowles in London. He and wife Edith watched the first cup races from the police patrol boat and is excited about the success he has had as Police Commissioner.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Marriage; Boats and boating; Police administration; Job satisfaction; Cowles, Wm. S. (William Sheffield), 1846-1923; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948

Date: 1895-09-08

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to F. M. Ives

Description:

Commissioner Roosevelt thanks F. M. Ives for the Barras quote and agrees that a free hand is needed to reorganize the New York City Police Department.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Thank-you notes; Quotations; Police administration; New York (N.Y.). Police Department

Date: 1895-09-28

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