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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Frederick Courteney Selous

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President Roosevelt encloses photographs and a letter from Julius Fleischmann relating to an incident of a crocodile attacking a rhinoceros. Roosevelt has read that a cheetah can "distance" a horse with ease. Roosevelt asks Federick Courteney Selous when he thinks he will publish his book. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Books and reading; Cheetah; Crocodiles; Horses; Hunting; Letters; Photographs; Rhinoceroses; Publications; Africa; Fleischmann, Julius, 1872-1925; Baker, Samuel White, Sir, 1821-1893

Date: 1907-09-27

Rhinoceros at rest

Description:

Postcard is part of the Roosevelt Tour series. Description of the reverse says: "RHINOCEROS AT REST. The Roosevelt photographer who took this picture of a rhinoceros sunning himself on his native velt, had a narrow escape. The animal charged him and he had to flee, leaving his camera. The rhinoceros is the most dangerous animal in the African wilds, as he has a very uncertain temper and will often charge a man without the slightest warning. He is, however, very stupid and almost blind and cannot see anything distinctly at a distance of ten yards. The recourse of the hunter is to remain still and the chances are very good that the rhinoceros will miss him in his charge. They have been known to have horns as long as 47 inches."

Resource Type: Postcard

Subject: Rhinoceroses; Big game hunting; Africa; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1909

Theodore Roosevelt posing with a dead rhinoceros

Description:

Part of "Theodore Roosevelt: His Life Reviewed in Pictures," this photo shows Theodore Roosevelt posing with a dead rhinoceros during his post-presidential safari. Caption on verso summarizes how Roosevelt became president and lists some of his accomplishments.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: Big game hunting; Rhinoceroses; Safaris; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1909-1910?

Theodore and Kermit Roosevelt with a dead rhinoceros

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt and Kermit Roosevelt stand with a dead rhinoceros.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: Safaris; Rhinoceroses; Africa; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Roosevelt, Kermit, 1889-1943

Date: 1909?

It is hard to fail

Description:

The Theodore Roosevelt quote on this postcard reads: "It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed."

Resource Type: Postcard

Subject: Inspiration; Quotations; Animals; Rhinoceroses; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1910

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Ethel Roosevelt Derby

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt and Kermit Roosevelt are approaching the end of their trip and are content with their efforts. They are anxious to see their family again. The camp was almost burned a few nights ago, but the fire was fought off and the naturalists proved admirable in an emergency. They both remain healthy but must get sick soon to "make Africa justify its reputation."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Safaris; Americans--Travel; Wildfires; Rhinoceroses; Health; Roosevelt, Kermit, 1889-1943

Date: 1910-01-17

Letter from the Secretary of Theodore Roosevelt to James L. Clark

Description:

The Secretary of Theodore Roosevelt thanks James L. Clark for his letter to Roosevelt. Roosevelt would like suggestions about the rhino horn.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Thank-you notes; Letters; Rhinoceroses; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1911-01-20

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Edmund Heller

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes to Edmund Heller to discuss big game hunting in Africa.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Big game hunting; Rhinoceroses; Skull--Anatomy; Pamphlets--Authorship; Books; Hypothesis--Testing; Africa; Russell, Osborne, 1814-1892

Date: 1911-01-20

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Robert Harry Munro Ferguson

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt sends a memento made from the skin of a rhinoceros he shot in Africa to Robert Harry Munro Ferguson. Roosevelt jokes about skunks suffering from hydrophobia in Arizona and New Mexico.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Big game hunting; Skunks; Rhinoceroses; Souvenirs (Keepsakes); New Mexico; Arizona; Africa; Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944; King, Isabella Greenway, 1886-1953

Date: 1911-02-02

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Robert Harry Munro Ferguson

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt is sending Robert Harry Munro Ferguson a memento of his African trip made from rhinoceros hide. He suggests that Isabella Ferguson could use it as a card case. Roosevelt wishes he could see Ferguson and is dreading an upcoming trip.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Safaris; Big game hunting; Souvenirs (Keepsakes); Rhinoceroses; Travel; Skunks; Africa; Arizona; New Mexico; King, Isabella Greenway, 1886-1953; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944; Roosevelt, Eleanor Butler, 1889-1960

Date: 1911-02-02

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