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The "early-and-often" voter preferred

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New York City Mayor Franklin Edson has his arm around an office seeker holding a paper that states "Application for Office - New York Ward Worker." He gestures toward another office seeker who drops a paper that states "Application for Office - My small income forces me to reside outside New York" into the wastebasket. A portrait of John Kelly hangs on the wall next to the Mayor's desk. Caption: Mayor Edson "Very sorry I can not appoint you; you may be capable, but you can't vote!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Civil service reform; Patronage, Political; Political participation; Executive power; Mayors; New York (N.Y.). Mayor; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Edson, Franklin, 1832-1904

Date: 1884-03-05

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes his sister Anna about his work in Albany as a State Assemblyman. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Political participation; New York (State). Legislature. Assembly

Date: 1884-03-26

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes his sister Anna about happenings on his ranch.  Everything has been going well with the cattle and he will be heading to the Bighorn Mountains in a few days. He was so glad to bring his two "backwoods babies" out with him, Bill Sewall and Will Dow. He thinks it will be a good many years before he gets back into politics. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Ranching; Cattle; Horses; Political participation; Dow, Wilmot; Sewall, William Wingate, 1845-1930

Date: 1884-08-12

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Walter Sage Hubbell

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Theodore Roosevelt writes that he is glad to hear from Walter Sage Hubbell.  Roosevelt expresses that he is "utterly behind" on New York politics, but will be back around Christmas.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Political participation; New York (State)

Date: 1884-12-07

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna telling her that he is now reconsidering selling Sagamore Hill, although he is still very concerned with expenses. He is corresponding with Douglas Robinson about it. Roosevelt would consider leaving New York because he does not think he has a political future. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Real property--Costs; Budgets, Personal; Political participation; Robinson, Douglas, 1855-1918

Date: 1887-01-06

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 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 John Lewis Childs

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Lieutenant Colonel Roosevelt writes that, while honored to be considered for Governor of New York, he would not leave his regiment while the war is still on.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Political participation; United States. Army. Volunteer Cavalry, 1st

Date: 1898-07-27

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Corinne Roosevelt Robinson

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Governor Roosevelt writes that he enjoyed seeing his sister recently and reflects on his accomplishments over the past year.  Roosevelt also describes a driving trip with his family to Crooked Lake.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Political participation; Recreation; Roosevelt, Archibald B. (Archibald Bulloch), 1894-1979

Date: 1899-05-01

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Eleanora Kissell Kinnicutt

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Vice President Roosevelt thanks Eleanora Kissell Kinnicutt for her letter. He explains his decision to get into politics and the actions he took to run for various offices.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Political participation; Speeches, addresses, etc.

Date: 1901-06-28

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