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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Alice Lee Roosevelt

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New York State Assemblyman Theodore Roosevelt tells his wife Alice that all the "small curs" on the floor of the House and in the newspapers are "howling" at him, but no one has dared say anything to his face. He dined with the Howes last evening, presumably referring to his colleague in the Assembly, Walter Howe. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Press and politics; Dinners and dining; New York (State). Legislature. Assembly; Howe, Walter

Date: 1883-03-06

Made Harmless at Last

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Theodore Roosevelt stands alongside Grover Cleveland after clipping the Tammany tiger’s claws with "Roosevelt bill" scissors and removing its teeth with "Public Sentiment" pliers. 

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Press and politics; Tammany Hall; Tammany Society, or Columbian Order (N.Y.); Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1884-03-26

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes his sister Anna telling her about the happenings at his ranch. The cattle are doing well and he has been doing a lot of hunting. He adds the interview that appeared in the St. Paul's Dispatch was completely made up. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Ranching; Cattle; Hunting; Press and politics

Date: 1884-06-17

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to William Warland Clapp

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Theodore Roosevelt writes to the editor of the Boston Journal William Warland Clapp in response to a letter Horace White wrote to the New York Times. White reported off the record remarks made after James G. Blaine was nominated at the Republican convention in Chicago over the candidate Roosevelt supported, George F. Edmunds. Roosevelt writes that what he said was in a private conversation while feeling bitterly angry about the defeat. He says that White garbled his words and is upset he would choose to publish them. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Press and politics; Editorials; Political conventions; American newspapers; Letters; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924; White, Horace, 1834-1916; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; White, Andrew Dickson, 1832-1918

Date: 1884-10-21

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna about a recent newspaper article and new horses being delivered to his ranch. Wilmot Dow had two horses stolen. Roosevelt has also been hunting and shot a ram.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Mountain sheep hunting; Horses; Horse stealing; Press and politics

Date: 1884-12-14

Theodore Roosevelt denies

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Typed transcript of an article from the Bismarck Tribune. Theodore Roosevelt, while passing through Bismarck, denied supporting General Logan and James Gillespie Blaine for the 1888 presidential election. He refused to express an opinion on political questions.

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Presidential candidates; Presidents--Election; Press and politics; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886

Date: 1886-08-12

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to William Warland Clapp

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Civil Service Commissioner Roosevelt congratulates editor of the Boston Journal William Warland Clapp upon his retirement. He says he has appreciated all the support his paper has shown the Republican party and civil service reform. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Retirement; American newspapers; Press and politics; Civil service reform; Thank-you notes; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )

Date: 1891-07-05

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt recommends Jack Astor's book to his sister Anna Roosevelt and informs her of the latest on his battle with journalist Edwin Godkin. Roosevelt fights to get his civil service reform work done. Postmaster General John Wanamaker calls President Cleveland's second administration "lamentable." Son Kermit had trouble with his knee.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Civil service reform; Press and politics; Books and reading; Presidents--Public opinion; Local elections--Forecasting; Democratic Party (U.S.); Roosevelt, Kermit, 1889-1943; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Astor, John Jacob, 1864-1912; Wanamaker, John, 1838-1922; Godkin, Edwin Lawrence, 1831-1902

Date: 1894-06-24

Some people who ought to "swear off" this new year's

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President Cleveland is at the center, hounded by newspaper reporters who try to run the government. Puck suggests that they should resolve to leave the running of the government to those elected to do so. In the surrounding vignettes are instances where people should make resolutions to stop doing the things that most annoy those around them, such as bringing crying infants to the theater, trying to get change for large bills at the train station during rush hour, or leaving the door open after exiting a building.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: New Year; Press and politics; Journalists; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908

Date: 1895-01-02

The "press view" at the candidate show

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Presidential candidates are on display in a gallery for the press. Among the candidates are Jerry Simpson, William A. Peffer, Robert E. Pattison, David B. Hill, James E. Campbell, William C. Whitney, William E. Russell, Adlai E. Stevenson, Levi P. Morton, Robert T. Lincoln, William B. Allison, Thomas B. Reed, William McKinley, and Benjamin Harrison who is standing next to a stack of books and a sign that states, "My Friends Say I Am Not A Candidate." Down the center of the gallery are several newspaper editors, some with magnifying glasses and telescopes. Among them are Joseph Pulitzer, Charles A. Dana, Whitelaw Reid, Henry Watterson, Joseph R. Hawley, Murat Halstead, and Evan P. Howell, and an unidentified reporter for the Chicago Inter Ocean newspaper.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Political campaigns; Presidents--Elections; Newspaper editors; Magnifying glasses; Press and politics; Simpson, Jerry, 1842-1905; Peffer, William Alfred, 1831-1912; Pattison, Robert E. (Robert Emory), 1850-1904; Hill, David B. (David Bennett), 1843-1910; Campbell, James E. (James Edwin), 1843-1924; Whitney, William C. (William Collins), 1841-1904; Russell, William E. (William Eustis), 1857-1896; Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1835-1914; Morton, Levi P. (Levi Parsons), 1824-1920; Lincoln, Robert Todd, 1843-1926; Allison, William B. (William Boyd), 1829-1908; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901; Pulitzer, Joseph, 1847-1911; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Watterson, Henry, 1840-1921; Hawley, Joseph R. (Joseph Roswell), 1826-1905; Halstead, Murat, 1829-1908; Howell, Evan P. (Evan Park), 1839-1905

Date: 1895-11-20

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