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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Dora Watkins

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Theodore Roosevelt is staying with his family in Barrytown, New York. They have a new pony and Roosevelt is now able to paddle the rowboat. He hopes to see Dora Watkins soon and requests a return letter.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Family vacations; Ponies; Rowing; Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894

Date: 1867-06-06?

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes his sister Anna Roosevelt that he is drying six heron skins from his expedition to Lloyd's Neck. Brother Elliot and him rowed over. His horse has not yet recovered and Elliot's and Father's saddle horses are in bad shape too. Dr. Swan gave a good sermon at church and cousin Corneil fell asleep in the choir.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Herons; Rowing; Horses--Diseases; Church; Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894

Date: 1875-06-20

The political Courtney

Description:

Illustration shows a scene at a boathouse where an exhausted James G. Blaine, suffering from "Guano Gout," is being attended to by Jay Gould, Whitelaw Reid, George M. Robeson, William W. Phelps, and Stephen B. Elkins who is searching a box of patent medicines labeled "Remedy, Record Cleaner, Tariff Fever Cure, R.R. Record Purifier, Tattoo Eradicator, [and] Vermont Reviver (Homoepathic)" for a cure. John A. Logan readies the racing shell labeled "Aggressive Campaign" that may be stuck in "Monopoly Mud," and Stephen W. Dorsey, at the entrance to the boathouse, carries oars labeled "Soap" and [Star] "Router," and hanging on the wall are shells and oars labeled "Guano Statesmanship, Speaker Ship's Record Boat, Senatorial Record, [and] Tariff Issue." Grover Cleveland waits in his racing shell labeled "Reform" and Carl Schurz stands at the entrance to the "Independent Boat House" which is next to the "Democratic Boat House." In the background is a crowded grandstand. Caption: Logan - "Come, Jim, show some nerve, or nobody won't believe you're in the race! Ain't you never going to be aggressive?"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Election; Rowing; Fatigue; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Elkins, Stephen B. (Stephen Benton), 1841-1911; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897; Phelps, William Walter, 1839-1894; Dorsey, Stephen Wallace, 1842-1916; Courtney, Charles Edward, 1849-1920

Date: 1884-09-10

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Robert Harry Munro Ferguson

Description:

Commissioner Roosevelt and family were glad to learn that Robert Harry Munro Ferguson will visit in September. Roosevelt reviews a recent, disappointing rowing match at Cornell and is looking forward to an upcoming yacht race. He is very busy and has much to tell Ferguson when they see each other.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Rowing; Rowing coaches; Yacht racing; Yachts; Cornell University

Date: 1895-07-24

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Kermit Roosevelt

Description:

President Roosevelt is happy Kermit has been acting as cox on the rowing team. Roosevelt describes his trip into the Grand Canyon and all the animals and plants he has seen. He has collected a variety of treasures which he will bring home for Kermit and the other children. These treasures include a badger named Josiah.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Rowing; Presidents--Travel; Animals; Flowers; Arizona--Grand Canyon; White, Stewart Edward, 1873-1946

Date: 1903-05-10

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Kermit Roosevelt

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President Roosevelt is happy to hear Kermit's crew team won. Roosevelt says he cannot wait for Kermit to come home to divide all the treasures from his western trip between the children, but Kermit's share will be set aside. Josiah the badger is "very good natured." Roosevelt had a good trip but is tired and homesick.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Rowing; Presidents--Travel; Presidents' pets; Derby, Ethel Roosevelt, 1891-1977; Roosevelt, Archibald B. (Archibald Bulloch), 1894-1979; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Roosevelt, Quentin, 1897-1918

Date: 1903-06-05

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt Cowles

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President Roosevelt has been under pressure from financial and political interests, but has already agreed that the cabinet position belongs to William H. Taft. Roosevelt is put off by such attempts to influence his decisions and is disgusted by the role some newspapers, including the Sun and the Journal, have tried to play in the process. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Cabinet officers--Selection and appointment; Political ethics; Newspapers--Political aspects; Rowing; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Foraker, Joseph Benson, 1846-1917; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930; Cowles, Wm. S. (William Sheffield), 1846-1923; Cowles, William Sheffield, 1898-1986

Date: 1903-08-24

Letter from James Wilson to Theodore Roosevelt

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Secretary Wilson reports that he will travel to the South to assess boll weevil damage to cotton crops. Wilson will arrive in Washington, D.C., to meet with the United States Congress regarding Cuban legislation. Wilson is confident of Senator Hanna's win in the upcoming election and mentions railroad men and labor unrest.

 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Boll weevil--Control--Environmental aspects; Cotton growing; Elections; International relations; Labor; Railroads; Travel; Cuba; Ohio--Cincinnati; Southern States; Washington (D.C.); United States. Department of Agriculture; Hanna, Marcus Alonzo, 1837-1904

Date: 1903-10-25

Interest of the merchants

Description:

Text of a speech delivered by John Milliken Parker on the financial importance of the cotton industry.

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Speeches, addresses, etc.; Cotton--Economic aspects; Cotton growing; Cotton trade; Boll weevil--Control; Parker, John Milliken, 1863-1939; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1903-12-02

Letter from Clare A. Cooper to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Clare A. Cooper expresses her gratitude to President Roosevelt for lending her money sent through Mary E. Trautmann. Because Cooper and her children are desperately in need and she does not wish to offend Roosevelt, she will not decline the money. However, she begs him to view it as a loan which she will repay. Cooper also thanks Roosevelt for his assistance in helping her find a good position, claiming she will work hard to do justice to her "kind sponsor."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Thank-you notes; Loans

Date: 1904-05-24

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