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Echoes from Governor Hill's message

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A large parrot with New York Governor David B. Hill's face perches on a stand next to President Cleveland's desk. The parrot fills the air with its cry, "A Public Office is a Public Trust," repeating a statement once made by Cleveland and that appears on a sign on his desk. President Cleveland is sitting at the desk with his hands over his ears. Caption: Will this political poll-parrot ever stop imitating President Cleveland?

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Quotations; Parrots; Civil service; Echo; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Hill, David B. (David Bennett), 1843-1910

Date: 1886-01-13

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to F. M. Ives

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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

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to William S. Cowles

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Commissioner Roosevelt reflects on the 1896 presidential election which he found to be the most exciting and important since 1860. The Republicans were victorious but Roosevelt was disappointed that their opponents received such significant support. The Democratic divisions over free silver helped the Republicans. He denies a quote attributed to him calling farmers "the basest class" and is enjoying his work on the Board of Police Commissioners.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Presidents--Election; Silver question; Bimetallism; Quotations; Police administration; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Democratic Party (U.S.); New York (N.Y.). Police Department

Date: 1896-11-19

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Bradley T. Johnson

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Governor Roosevelt responds to a quotation pertaining to the United States and the Philippines sent to him by General Johnson and elaborates on his feelings and previous statements regarding Democrats, in particular William Jennings Bryan. Roosevelt is particularly critical of Bryan's position regarding the Philippines and conditions for African Americans in the United States.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Annexation; Party affiliation; Political parties; Presidential candidates; Criticism; Chauvinism and jingoism; Quotations; Authors; African Americans; Philippines; Hawaii; Democratic Party (U.S.); Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925; Palmer, John M. (John McAuley), 1817-1900

Date: 1900-08-18

Letter from William H. Ellis to Theodore Roosevelt

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During the last campaign, William H. Ellis used a quote attributed to President Roosevelt during his time in the New York State Assembly, to the effect that a public official who considers his prospects in the next election before casting a vote is "an enemy to his country" and does not deserve the confidence of his constituents. Ellis learned of the quote from Louis Church, who served with Roosevelt in the Assembly and later became governor of Dakota Territory. Ellis asks Roosevelt to confirm whether he made the statement in a speech to the Assembly.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Speeches, addresses, etc.; Quotations; New York (State). Legislature. Assembly

Date: 1901-10-04

Letter from Murat Halstead to Theodore Roosevelt

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Murat Halstead would like to write an article on President Roosevelt's literary achievements. He has access to Roosevelt's books and requests permission to use a few quotations from them.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Books and reading; Quotations; Shaw, Albert, 1857-1947

Date: 1901-10-19

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to S. S. McClure

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The quotations President Roosevelt wrote for S. S. McClure have appeared in a London Fortnightly Review article. He asks what McClure knows about the situation.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Presidents--Quotations; Periodicals

Date: 1901-11-02

Letter from Owen Wister to Theodore Roosevelt

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Owen Wister describes his recent work for General Wilson's book The Presidents of the United States, 1789-1914. He is writing the section about President Roosevelt and has refused Wilson's request to include a short piece about Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt. The work has taken many hours, although it was difficult to create an appropriate tone in such a short piece.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Presidents--Biography; Presidents' spouses--Biography; Presidents--Quotations; Writing; Editors; Books and reading; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948

Date: 1901-11-05

Letter from James Grant Wilson to Theodore Roosevelt

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President Roosevelt's recent letter and enclosures have completed the volume. James Grant Wilson will pay his respects if he is ever in Washington, D.C., over the winter.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Authors and publishers; Books and reading; Presidents--Quotations; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

Date: 1901-11-29

The strenuous life of teddy bears

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Image of wrestling teddy bears and a caption reading "'A 'Strenuous Life', Teddy'."

Resource Type: Postcard

Subject: Teddy bears; Presidents--Quotations; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1901-1907

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