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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes his sister Anna detailing his visit to sister Corinne's home in upstate New York. He describes the entertaining antics of Corinne's husband Douglas Robinson, playing tennis and croquet, and riding. He ponders buying a farm there, if he was certain he would continue in politics. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Travel; Friendly visiting; Country homes; Algerians--Politics and government; Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933; Robinson, Douglas, 1855-1918; Roosevelt, Martha Bulloch, 1835-1884; Roosevelt, Alice Lee, 1861-1884

Date: 1882-09-15

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Corinne Roosevelt Robinson

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Theodore Roosevelt misses his family but is enjoying the ranching life as it combines the outdoors, much variety, a little adventure, and time for literary pursuits. He has not given his political career much thought and has been busy hunting, ranching, and writing. He thanks Corinne Roosevelt Robinson for the soap.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Ranching; Books and reading; Authorship; Politicians; Robinson, Douglas, 1855-1918; Robinson, Theodore Douglas, 1883-1934

Date: 1886-05-12

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Corinne Roosevelt Robinson

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Theodore Roosevelt was "overjoyed and relieved" to hear of the birth of Corinne Douglas Robinson. He is currently hosting Lispenard Stewart and Doctor Taylor at his ranch. They are getting along well but are very sore from yesterday's long ride. Roosevelt gave a Fourth of July speech in Dickinson to a "great crowd of cowboys and grangers." He is reluctant to accept Mayor Grace's offer and if he continues to make long stays in Dakota Territory he may entirely give up his eastern life.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Childbirth; Fourth of July; Speeches, addresses, etc.; Outdoor life; North Dakota--Dickinson; Cole, Corinne Roosevelt; Robinson, Douglas, 1855-1918; Stewart, Lispenard; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924; Grace, William Russell, 1832-1904

Date: 1886-07-05

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Corinne Roosevelt Robinson

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Theodore Roosevelt enjoyed visiting Corinne Roosevelt Robinson and her family. Roosevelt is attached to his ranch and feels that he is living in an "ideal hero land" that he finds powerfully appealing. He recently enjoyed the book On Both Sides.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Ranching; Outdoor life; Books and reading; Robinson, Douglas, 1855-1918

Date: 1886-08-07

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna telling her that he is now reconsidering selling Sagamore Hill, although he is still very concerned with expenses. He is corresponding with Douglas Robinson about it. Roosevelt would consider leaving New York because he does not think he has a political future. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Real property--Costs; Budgets, Personal; Political participation; Robinson, Douglas, 1855-1918

Date: 1887-01-06

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Corinne Roosevelt Robinson

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Theodore Roosevelt thanks his sister for taking his daughter on a trip with her own children.  Roosevelt also discusses organizing a polo club in Oyster Bay and rowing and reading with Edith.  

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Recreation; Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Robinson, Douglas, 1855-1918

Date: 1887-08-14

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna Roosevelt about recent happenings in Oyster Bay, New York.  Roosevelt has been entertaining guests, including his brother Elliot and brother-in-law Douglas Robinson, and entered his ponies in the local races.  Roosevelt is upset about an incident involving Alice and her canceled visit to Henderson House because sister Corinne's mother-in-law did not have room for Alice's nurse. He will be leaving to go West in a few days. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Entertaining; Children; Dinners and dining; Horse racing; Polo; Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980; Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894; Robinson, Douglas, 1855-1918; Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Underhill, Frank

Date: 1888-08-05

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Commissioner Roosevelt writes his sister Anna Roosevelt thanking her for her recent visit.  Anna was very helpful to Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt with new baby Kermit Roosevelt. Roosevelt is looking to sell a pair of his horses since his new position as Civil Service Commissioner has caused a reduction in his income.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Finance, Personal; Entertaining; Infants; Horses; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Robinson, Douglas, 1855-1918; Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944; Roosevelt, Kermit, 1889-1943

Date: 1889-10-13

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Commissioner Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna Roosevelt updating her on the status of the family. Edith and baby Kermit are doing well. Edith asked Frank to be Kermit's godfather and Roosevelt wants Anna's opinion on it. Roosevelt hopes that Anna will come back to visit soon and tells her to consult with their sister Corinne on when to come.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Friendly visiting; Infant baptism; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Roosevelt, Kermit, 1889-1943; Robinson, Douglas, 1855-1918; Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933

Date: 1889-10-17

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Commissioner Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna Roosevelt updating her on the status of things in Washington, D.C. Roosevelt has been reviewing his historical papers and will be dining with historians to discuss them. He wants Douglas Robinson to send the pictures at once.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Dinners and dining; Historians; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Robinson, Douglas, 1855-1918

Date: 1889-12-31

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