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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Robert Ferguson

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt explains that Archie Roosevelt married quickly because he was called to duty suddenly.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: World War (1914-1918); Marriage; Soldiers; Roosevelt, Archibald B. (Archibald Bulloch), 1894-1979; Roosevelt, Grace Lockwood, 1893-1971

Date: 1917-04-05

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Archibald B. Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes his son Archie, serving in the military in Europe, with the latest family news.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: World War (1914-1918); Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Roosevelt, Quentin, 1897-1918; Roosevelt, Richard, 1914-1922; Roosevelt, Grace Lockwood, 1893-1971

Date: 1917-06-28

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Kermit Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes to his son Kermit about a letter from the British ambassador regarding getting Kermit a commission in the British military to serve in Mesopotamia. He says everything is up in the air so Kermit should try and get a commission in the United States army and see what happens. He also reports that Quentin Roosevelt is engaged to Flora Whitney and Archie leaving has been difficult for his wife, Gracie. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: World War (1914-1918); Armed Forces, British; Armed Forces--Officers; Betrothal; Roosevelt, Quentin, 1897-1918; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Roosevelt, Archibald B. (Archibald Bulloch), 1894-1979; Roosevelt, Grace Lockwood, 1893-1971

Date: 1917-07-01

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Archibald B. Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes to Archie Roosevelt to give him his love and to report on how his wife Grace Lockwood Roosevelt and his brother Quentin Roosevelt are doing. Roosevelt says everyone is working but him, who is spending his time fighting German sentiment in the United States.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: World War (1914-1918); German Americans; Roosevelt, Quentin, 1897-1918; Roosevelt, Grace Lockwood, 1893-1971

Date: 1917-07-08

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Archibald B. Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes of how pleased he and Edith are to have Grace Lockwood Roosevelt visiting them. His grandson, Richard Derby Jr., was taken to the hospital. Roosevelt then asks Archie to tell the lieutenants he is reading Longfellow's Saga of King Olaf. He tells of his battles at San Juan and ends with explaining that the current administration does not wish to have Roosevelt's help.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: World War (1914-1918); Spanish-American War (1898); Soldiers--Correspondence; Grandchildren of presidents; United States. Army. Volunteer Cavalry, 1st; Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924; Roosevelt, Quentin, 1897-1918; Roosevelt, Richard, 1914-1922; Roosevelt, Grace Lockwood, 1893-1971

Date: 1917-08-02

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Archibald B. Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt reports that Grace Lockwood Roosevelt is visiting for a fortnight.  Little Richard is in the hospital with appendicitis. Ted Roosevelt was promoted. Roosevelt is very frustrated with the slow preparations for the war.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: World War (1914-1918); Grandchildren of presidents; Soldiers--Correspondence; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944; Roosevelt, Richard, 1914-1922; Roosevelt, Grace Lockwood, 1893-1971

Date: 1917-08-08

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Kermit Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes his son Kermit to say he agrees with him taking a captaincy instead of a majority and is a bit uneasy about Ted Roosevelt having done the opposite. Ethel Roosevelt Derby has left her son Richard, who is recovering from appendicitis, at Sagamore Hill and Roosevelt mentions some dinner guests he has had. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: World War (1914-1918); Armed Forces--Officers--Classification; Dinners and dining; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944; Derby, Ethel Roosevelt, 1891-1977; Roosevelt, Grace Lockwood, 1893-1971; Derby, Richard, 1914-1922

Date: 1917-08-23

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Archibald B. Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt doesn't think that one brother should serve under another as accusations of favoritism are inevitable. He requests that Archibald Roosevelt write occasional letters to Robert Perkins. Grace Lockwood Roosevelt is delighted to be pregnant and is leaning toward the name Dabney if the baby is a girl. Roosevelt delivers speeches occasionally and is having a difficult time fending off constant requests for patriotic speeches. He regrets that he was not allowed to raise troops and serve with them in France. Original and typewritten copy.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: World War (1914-1918); Nepotism; Letter writing; Pregnancy; Speeches, addresses, etc.; Military service, Voluntary; Roosevelt, Grace Lockwood, 1893-1971; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Perkins, Robert

Date: 1917-08-23

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Archibald B. Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes of Edith Roosevelt sending her first typewritten letter, how pleased they with Grace Lockwood Roosevelt and their other daughter-in-laws, of visits from various military men, the training of the national guard and how proud Roosevelt is of his sons.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: World War (1914-1918); Soldiers--Family relationships; New York (State). National Guard; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944; Roosevelt, Quentin, 1897-1918; Derby, Ethel Roosevelt, 1891-1977; Roosevelt, Grace Lockwood, 1893-1971

Date: 1917-09-01

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Archibald B. Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt agrees with Archie Roosevelt's view of the war, although he doesn't think it will last as long as Archie does.  Roosevelt writes of how the elderly regular officers are no longer suited for this war and how the volunteer troops are better prepared in his own unit.  He also mentions how pleased they are with Grace Lockwood Roosevelt.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: World War (1914-1918); War--Planning; Soldiers--Training of; Armed Forces--Officers--Attitudes; United States. Army. Volunteer Cavalry, 1st; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Roosevelt, Grace Lockwood, 1893-1971

Date: 1917-09-08

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