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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna Roosevelt telling her of changes to his upcoming schedule.  Due to work commitments, he will have to delay his trip west. He remarks how sad it is to see Uncle Jimmie Bulloch after the passing of his sister Aunt Anna, who was like a mother to Roosevelt.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Travel; Political planning; Aunts; Death; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Gracie, Anna Bulloch, 1833-1893

Date: 1893-07-03

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna Roosevelt about his Civil Service Commission work.  He is trying to make President Cleveland make extensions of classified service. He has been spending time with Senator Lodge riding and hiking. Edith is improving and daughter Alice's ankles are bothering her.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Horsemanship; Hiking; Political planning; Civil service reform; Health; United States Civil Service Commission; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924; Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980

Date: 1894-01-06

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna Roosevelt giving her an update on the status of their brother Elliott, who continues to have a drinking problem. Sister Corinne has had a hard time with Elliot and her own health. He also informs her of recent happenings in the government. The Democrats are in a "hopeless snarl" over the tariff and the Republicans will carry the House of Representatives next fall.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Alcoholics--Family relationships; Political planning; Dinners and dining; Health; Tariff; Democratic Party (U.S.); Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894; Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902

Date: 1894-05-06

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to St. Clair McKelway

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Newly appointed President Roosevelt writes that St. Clair McKelway's words have strengthened him, particularly what McKelway said about Roosevelt's time as Governor. Roosevelt invites McKelway, editor of the Brooklyn Eagle,  to the White House to discuss his plans for policy. Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt can spend time with Virginia Brooks Thompson McKelway. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Presidents--Correspondence; Political planning--Government policy; Friendship; White House (Washington, D.C.); Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948

Date: 1901-09-16

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Charles Ransom Miller

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During his first week in office, President Roosevelt writes to Charles Ransom Miller, editor of The New York Times, to see if he or Henry Lowenthal might be able to come by the White House to discuss policy. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Presidents--Transition periods; Political planning--Government policy; Newspaper editors; White House (Washington, D.C.)

Date: 1901-09-16

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Philip Battell Stewart

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President Roosevelt was surprised at the reaction to his dinner with Booker T. Washington. He encloses payment to Philip Battell Stewart for his work with Roosevelt on articles published in Scribner's Monthly and asks Stewart to meet with Mr. Kent regarding political appointments in Denver, Colorado.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Dinners and dining; Meetings; Press and politics; Presidents--Public opinion; Presidents--Relations with African Americans; Political planning; Employees--Appointment, qualifications, tenure, etc.; Wages; Colorado--Denver; Scribner & Co.; Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915

Date: 1901-10-25

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to John Davis Long

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President Roosevelt requests that Secretary Long consult him before making a recommendation or giving public comment about control of the Naval Observatory. He feels such a side issue will only complicate matters.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Armed Forces--Planning; Political planning; Political planning--Decision making; United States Naval Observatory; United States. Navy

Date: 1901-11-05

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to William Allen White

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President Roosevelt assures William Allen White his disagreement over Cyrus Leland's appointment is not a reflection of his faith in White. Roosevelt responded to James Hulme Canfield's objections to his appointments by reiterating he is not averse to a fight with Senator Burton, but wants to be certain he enters such a fight "morally justified in doing so."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Employees--Appointment, qualifications, tenure, etc.; Employment references; Presidents--Attitudes; Political planning; Intra-party disagreements (Political parties); Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Leland, Cyrus, 1841-1917; Canfield, James Hulme, 1847-1909; Burton, Joseph Ralph, 1852-1923

Date: 1901-11-14

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Whitelaw Reid

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President Roosevelt thanks Whitelaw Reid for the suggestions, some of which were a great improvement and have been included in his message. On the last suggestion, Roosevelt doesn't want to commit himself to a course Congress might refuse to follow.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Thank-you notes; Speeches, addresses, etc.; Political planning

Date: 1901-11-15

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Seth Low

Description:

President Roosevelt encourages Seth Low to consult with Senator Platt concerning upcoming appointments. He asks if a dinner in early December would be convenient.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Meetings; Political planning; Employees--Appointment, qualifications, tenure, etc.; Dinners and dining; Scheduling; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910

Date: 1901-11-19

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