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Roosevelt Family Scrapbook

Description:

Scrapbook contains photographs and ephemera from the Roosevelt and Alexander families. It particularly focuses on the marriage and early married life of Eleanor Butler Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt Jr. Other subjects touched on include travel to Yellowstone National Park and Europe, art, fashion, high society, and World War I. The scrapbook ranges from 1908 to roughly 1917. Most of the photographs and documents also have their own individual records in the digital library.

Resource Type: Scrapbook

Subject: World War (1914-1918); Presidents; Culture--Societies, etc.; Weddings; Marriage; Children; New York (State)--New York; California--San Francisco; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944; Roosevelt, Eleanor Butler, 1889-1960; McMillan, Grace Green Roosevelt, 1911-1993; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1914-2001; Roosevelt, Cornelius Van Schaack, 1915-1991

Date: 1908-1917?

Col. Roosevelt has another grandchild

Description:

Article announcing the birth of Theodore Roosevelt Jr. and Eleanor Butler Roosevelt's third child, Cornelius Van Schaak Roosevelt. Also included is information on Ethel Roosevelt Derby's appendectomy. 

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Birth announcements; Grandchildren of presidents; Appendectomy; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944; Roosevelt, Eleanor Butler, 1889-1960; Derby, Ethel Roosevelt, 1891-1977; Roosevelt, Cornelius Van Schaack, 1915-1991

Date: 1915-10-22

Eleanor Butler, Grace, Theodore, III and Cornelius V. S. Roosevelt

Description:

Eleanor Butler Roosevelt photographed with her three children: Grace around age 4, Theodore, III around age 2 and Cornelius V. S. around 8 months. 

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: Children; Families; Roosevelt, Eleanor Butler, 1889-1960; McMillan, Grace Green Roosevelt, 1911-1993; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1914-2001; Roosevelt, Cornelius Van Schaack, 1915-1991

Date: 1916

Grace Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, III and Cornelius V. S. Roosevelt

Description:

Siblings Grace (aged 4-5), Theodore III (aged 2-3) and Cornelius V. S. (under 1 year) Roosevelt are photographed in Elizabethtown, New York. 

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: Children; Brothers and sisters; New York (State)--Elizabethtown; McMillan, Grace Green Roosevelt, 1911-1993; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1914-2001; Roosevelt, Cornelius Van Schaack, 1915-1991

Date: 1916

Cornelius V. S. Roosevelt

Description:

Cornelius V. S. Roosevelt photographed around 1 year of age. 

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: Children; Roosevelt, Cornelius Van Schaack, 1915-1991

Date: 1916

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Marjorie Sterrett

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes "little Miss Marjorie" on behalf of his four grandchildren to donate $1.00 to help Marjorie and her school fellows "put our country in shape to 'Fear God, and Take Her Own Part'." He says a dime a piece is for his grandchildren: Gracie Roosevelt, Richard Derby II, Theodore Roosevelt III, and Cornelius Van Schaak Roosevelt. He goes on to describe each child. The remaining 60 cents are for his grandchildren yet to be born.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Gifts; Grandchildren of presidents; McMillan, Grace Green Roosevelt, 1911-1993; Derby, Richard, 1914-1922; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1914-2001; Roosevelt, Cornelius Van Schaack, 1915-1991

Date: 1916-02-05

Eleanor Butler Roosevelt and Cornelius V. S. Roosevelt

Description:

Eleanor Butler Roosevelt photographed with her third child, eight month old Cornelius Van Schaak Roosevelt. 

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: Children; Mothers and sons; Roosevelt, Eleanor Butler, 1889-1960; Roosevelt, Cornelius Van Schaack, 1915-1991

Date: 1916-06

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt Cowles

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt thanks Anna Roosevelt Cowles for her Christmas gift and describes the most enjoyable holiday he spent with his children and grandchildren.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Christmas; Grandchildren; Thank-you notes; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Derby, Ethel Roosevelt, 1891-1977; Roosevelt, Cornelius Van Schaack, 1915-1991

Date: 1916-12-26

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Kermit and Belle Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt sends Kermit's draft registration card, noting he is the first native from Oyster Bay, New York, to register. He gives updates on some of the grandchildren including Ethel's son Cornelius who had his tonsils out. He mentions he had lunch with "Mother's Greene" who is a President Woodrow Wilson man, much to Roosevelt's chagrin.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Draft registration; Grandchildren; Tonsils--Diseases; Dinners and dining; Presidents--Public opinion; Derby, Ethel Roosevelt, 1891-1977; Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924; Roosevelt, Cornelius Van Schaack, 1915-1991

Date: 1917-06-03

Theodore Roosevelt and his family

Description:

This photograph of Lieutenant Colonel Roosevelt and Eleanor Butler Roosevelt, with their children, Grace, Cornelius, and Theodore Roosevelt III was taken ten days after Ted's return from France. This copy was clipped from a magazine.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: Families; Children; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944; Roosevelt, Eleanor Butler, 1889-1960; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1914-2001; McMillan, Grace Green Roosevelt, 1911-1993; Roosevelt, Cornelius Van Schaack, 1915-1991

Date: 1918

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