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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes his sister Anna about the recent happenings at the Chicago Republican nominating convention.  Roosevelt is very disappointed about the nomination of James G. Blaine as the Republican candidate for president.  He is going to take a break from politics and spend time at his North Dakota ranch. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Presidents--Nomination; Political conventions; American newspapers; Travel; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893

Date: 1884-06-08

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to William Roscoe Thayer

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Theodore Roosevelt did what he could but it was impossible to defeat James Gillespie Blaine's nomination as the Republican presidential candidate. The nomination made Roosevelt heartsick and he will likely spend the summer and fall in the West.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Presidents--Nomination; Political conventions; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893

Date: 1884-07-12

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt describes dining with Senator Henry Cabot Lodge and the Storers among others to his sister Anna Roosevelt. He supports Representative Reed for the presidential nomination and speaks highly of Senator Davis. The Democrats are divided.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Dinners and dining; Political parties; Presidents--Nomination; Democratic Party (U.S.); Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902; Davis, Cushman Kellogg, 1838-1900

Date: 1894-08-05

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt Cowles

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Theodore Roosevelt informs his sister Anna Roosevelt Cowles it appears he will retain his position as New York City Police Commissioner for another year. He calls his colleague Andrew Parker "treacherous" and feels William McKinley has grown in popularity and stands a good chance at being nominated for president. Roosevelt also expresses his disappointment in Speaker of the House Reed.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Police administration; Presidents--Nomination; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902; Parker, Andrew D.

Date: 1896-03-21

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt Cowles

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Theodore Roosevelt describes a mix-up between he and wife Edith to his sister Anna Roosevelt Cowles. He also details the trial of fellow Police Commissioner Parker before New York City Mayor Strong for neglect of duty. He is troubled that William McKinley, whom Roosevelt distrusts, will be nominated for president. He expects the Democrats to fight for free coinage of silver.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Police administration--Evaluation; Presidents--Nomination; Currency question--U.S. states; Democratic Party (U.S.); Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Parker, Andrew D.

Date: 1896-06-14

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt Cowles

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Theodore Roosevelt relates his feelings on the Republican National Convention to his sister Ann Roosevelt Cowles. He is satisfied with the outcome, excepting the nomination of William McKinley for President over Thomas Reed. He fears McKinley facing a serious crisis. Sister Corinne's last relapse may finally make her take care of herself and he gives updates on the children.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Presidents--Nomination; Political conventions; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902; Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933

Date: 1896-06-20

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt Cowles

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Governor Roosevelt writes about the possibilities of being renominated for Governor of New York or chosen as a vice-presidential candidate. Roosevelt discusses the Second Boer War and the potentially dangerous commonalities between Great Britain's military preparedness and that of the United States. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: South African War (1899-1902); Nominations for office; Vice-Presidential candidates; Presidents--Nomination; Military readiness--Social aspects; Military readiness; South Africa; Great Britain; Canada; Australia; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Payn, Louis Frisbie, 1835-1923; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Carow, Emily Tyler, 1865-1939

Date: 1899-12-17

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt Cowles

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Governor Roosevelt gives Anna Roosevelt Cowles his great thanks for her valuable Christmas gifts and shares details about his family's activities on the day. He is pleased that everyone is healthy and although he is working hard, he is happy. He also discusses the war in South Africa briefly.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: South African War (1899-1902); Christmas; Gifts; Thank-you notes; Presidents--Nomination; Nominations for office; South Africa; Great Britain; Washington (D.C.); Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Hunter, Whiteside Godfrey, 1841-1917; Kitchener, Horatio Herbert Kitchener, Earl, 1850-1916; Roberts, Frederick Sleigh Roberts, Earl, 1832-1914; Carow, Emily Tyler, 1865-1939; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Odell, Benjamin B. (Benjamin Barker), 1854-1926; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924; Roosevelt, Quentin, 1897-1918

Date: 1899-12-27

Theodore Roosevelt with William McKinley

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Governor Roosevelt and President McKinley after they had secured the Republican party ticket in the 1900 presidential race. This is an early example of a composite photograph being created by merging two separate photographs.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: Presidents--Nomination; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; McKinley, William, 1843-1901

Date: 1900

Official souvenir National Republican Convention, Philadelphia, June, 1900

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Cover of the "Official Souvenir National Republican Convention Philadelphia, June 1900. Published under the auspices of the Republican National Committee" with pictures of William McKinley, a building, and the U.S. seal.

Resource Type: Pamphlet

Subject: Republican National Convention; Political conventions; Presidents--Nomination; Political campaigns; Campaign paraphernalia; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); McKinley, William, 1843-1901

Date: 1900

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