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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Henry William Cherouny

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Theodore Roosevelt thanks Henry William Cherouny for the letter and pamphlets. Roosevelt does not entirely agree with Cherouny's estimate of the old Federalists and plans to send him a copy of his book Gouverneur Morris when it is published.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Books and reading; History--Research; Federal Party (U.S.)

Date: 1887-07-27

Letter from William Campbell Preston Breckinridge to Ethelbert Dudley Warfield

Description:

William Campbell Preston Breckinridge sends a letter of introduction for Theodore Roosevelt, who will be in Lexington, Kentucky to research the "formative days of Kentucky" and Isaac Shelby, Kentucky's first governor.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: History--Research; Etiquette; Kentucky; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1888-03-10

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Edwin Brockholst Livingston

Description:

Commissioner Roosevelt replies to Edwin Brockholst Livingston and confirms receipt of the photograph and genealogy materials he sent. Roosevelt shares his interests in researching and learning more about the Dutch half of the Roosevelt lineage and New York history.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Genealogy; Authors; Research; Pamphlets; Photographs; History; Historiography; Netherlands; New York (State)

Date: 1891-07-22

America's proud "four hundred" and Europe's haughty "nobility" - and the ancestors they are always boasting of

Description:

The American upper class on the left and the European nobility on the right stand beneath their family trees, with such ancestors as, on the left, "Skin Trader, Money Lender, Slave Trader, Squatter, [and] Tavern Keeper," and on the right, "Marauding Knight, Robber Baron, King's Favorite, Plundering Viking, [and] Rapacious Seigneur." Caption: Puck--What fools these mortals be!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Upper class; Genealogy

Date: 1893-10-04

The right man for mayor of greater New York

Description:

Puck as Diogenes carries a lantern and a lithographic pen and seeks the perfect mayor for New York City. At center Puck gets the opinion of "The Republican Machine" (Thomas C. Platt with the tail and ears of a fox) and "Tammany" Hall (Richard Croker with the tail and ears of the Tammany Tiger). In the surrounding vignettes, he hears the opinions of "The Sunday Closers" who respect the Sabbath, "The Reformers" who seek "a man of the highest ideals ... and irreproachable character!" and have "Seth Low" at the top of their list, as well as "The Germans" and "The Bicyclers," before returning to the "Office of Puck," somewhat dismayed. Caption: Diogenes Puck starts out to find him, and gets a lot of varied information on the subject.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Elections; Mayors; Public opinion polls; Tammany Hall; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Croker, Richard, 1843-1922; Diogenes, -approximately 323 B.C.

Date: 1897-07-04

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt Cowles

Description:

Assistant Secretary Roosevelt sends papers from Mr. Stevens as he requested, saying they are of genealogical interest.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Genealogy; Cowles, Wm. S. (William Sheffield), 1846-1923

Date: 1897-11-30

Self-made

Description:

Print shows an elderly woman showing paintings of her ancestors to a young woman; she explains to the young woman that her husband has no ancestors and that he complained about paying for hers.

Caption: Mrs. Newrich--These are my ancestors.
Mrs. Upperten--And your husband's?
Mrs. Newrich--He hasn't got any! Why, he even kicked about paying for mine!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Women--Social life and customs; Genealogy; Families--Portraits; Nouveau riche

Date: 1899-09-06

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Bradley T. Johnson

Description:

Governor Roosevelt compliments General Johnson on his genealogical research at the Maryland Historical Society and shares some of the Roosevelt lineage. Specifically, Roosevelt's family ties to Oliver Cromwell and Robert Blake. Roosevelt also jests that if he does not obtain reelection, he would very much enjoy visiting Johnson.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Genealogy; British Americans--Genealogy; Family; Historiography; History; Governors--Election; Meetings; Joking; Friendship; Maryland--Baltimore; Cromwell, Oliver, 1599-1658; Blake, Robert, 1599-1657

Date: 1900-05-18

Letter from Ida Depeyster Wilcox to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Ida Depeyster Wilcox is seeking to complete her "family record" and requests information on her ancestors, Mary Roosevelt DePeyster and John Roosevelt.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Genealogy

Date: 1901-09

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to James Russell Parsons

Description:

Vice President Roosevelt asks James Russell Parsons to look over a legal case. In a handwritten note, he adds that President McKinley, who was recently shot, is "doing finely."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Legal research; Legal ethics; Presidents--Assassination attempts; McKinley, William, 1843-1901

Date: 1901-09-07

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