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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna Roosevelt about the recent New York elections. It was a Democratic tidal wave. He will be returning to New York soon and looks forward to meeting Anna and her friends for dinner.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Elections--U.S. states; Dinners and dining; Republican Party (N.Y.); Hewitt, Abram S. (Abram Stevens), 1822-1903

Date: 1887-11-20

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt explains to his sister Anna Roosevelt how he spent his nights "tramping" the streets to see how the policemen were doing their duty, or rather not doing it. He is presently in good favor with the Republicans and has enjoyed his job as Police Commissioner. Wife Edith is enjoying a visit from her sister Emily Tyler Carow.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Police--Evaluation; Police--Discipline; Friendly visiting; New York (N.Y.). Police Department; Republican Party (N.Y.); Carow, Emily Tyler, 1865-1939; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948

Date: 1895-06-08

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt informs his sister Anna Roosevelt he has not yet heard from General Tracey and Bob is visiting. Things are bleak politically as the machine Democrats are against the work he is doing as Police Commissioner and the machine Republicans are as well. He was asked to review a parade of liquor men.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Friendly visiting; Entertaining; Police administration; Liquor laws; Law enforcement; Political parties; Parades; Democratic Party (N.Y.); Republican Party (N.Y.)

Date: 1895-09-29

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt describes friend Bob's visit to his sister Anna Roosevelt and how he spent a lot of time with Roosevelt's wife Edith. In spite of Roosevelt's success as Police Commissioner he has no real standing with the Republican party. He is happy Anna and her fiance William Sheffield Cowles approve of staying in London for the winter.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Friendly visiting; Political parties; Republican Party (N.Y.); Cowles, Wm. S. (William Sheffield), 1846-1923

Date: 1895-10-06

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt agrees to take his sister Anna's place in New York City. He is expecting a telegram from Anna with her wedding date. Roosevelt works until eight every night and then speaks. He draws large crowds but still believes he has no strength politically.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Homes; Weddings; Work; Speeches, addresses, etc.; Americans--Politics and government; Republican Party (N.Y.)

Date: 1895-10-13

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt appreciates sister Anna Roosevelt's telegram from Paris and tells her not to worry about his reaction to the Republican losses in the recent election. He expected to be blamed because of the unpopular policies he enforced as Police Commissioner. He finds the books Anna's fiance William S. Cowles sent him most interesting.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Local elections--Evaluation; Criticism; Books and reading; Republican Party (N.Y.); Cowles, Wm. S. (William Sheffield), 1846-1923

Date: 1895-11-10

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt informs his sister Anna Roosevelt he spent three weeks out at Sagamore Hill playing with the children and working on his book. The political outlook is bleak and Roosevelt feels he will be legislated out of existence in a few months. The Democrats are under Tammany's control and the Republicans under Thomas Collier Platt.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Writing; Political parties; Tammany Hall; Democratic Party (N.Y.); Republican Party (N.Y.); Roosevelt, Archibald B. (Archibald Bulloch), 1894-1979; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910

Date: 1895-11-16

He never could stand prosperity

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A "Hayseed" legislator wearing a hat labeled "N.Y. Republican Party" sits in a stupor on a large jug labeled "Raines Law," holding a large wine bottle labeled "Hayseed Legislation." He is slumped against a wall labeled "Albany," with a bottle of alcohol at his feet labeled "Progressive Inheritance Tax," and a bottle in his coat pocket labeled "Black's Civil Service Bill." The figure may represent Frank Swett Black, governor of New York. A man wearing a cap labeled "Tammany" is pulling papers labeled "Greater New York Patronage" from inside the coat of the legislator.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Alcoholic beverages; Taxation; Patronage, Political; Sunday legislation; Republican Party (N.Y.); Tammany Hall; Black, Frank Swett, 1853-1913

Date: 1897-05-26

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to John Jay Chapman

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Theodore Roosevelt writes to Independent party leader John Jay Chapman to explain that when he was talking to Jerome he thought it was the same as speaking to Chapman. Roosevelt goes on to say that he could not accept the Independent nomination for governor of New York because he is already on the Republican ticket and it would put him against his own men. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Governors--Nomination; Political parties--Platforms; Party affiliation; New York (State); Republican Party (N.Y.)

Date: 1898-09-19

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to John Jay Chapman

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes Independent party leader John Jay Chapman to say if Roosevelt is nominated as the Republican candidate for governor of New York state then he cannot head the Independent ticket as well. Roosevelt appreciates the honor and wishes for the support of every Independent but he could not head a ticket designed to overthrow members of the Republican party. 

This letter was enclosed with a letter from John Farwell Moors to Chapman. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Governors--Nomination; Political parties--Platforms; Party affiliation; New York (State); Republican Party (N.Y.)

Date: 1898-09-22

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