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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Corinne Roosevelt Robinson

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Theodore Roosevelt relates the chase and capture of three thieves that had stolen his boat. The thieves were captured along the river and then Roosevelt took them overland to the sheriff in Dickinson, Dakota Territory. He read Anna Karenina during the trip and has mixed feelings about the quality of the book but enjoyed Leo Tolstoy's writing style. Roosevelt requests that Corinne Roosevelt Robinson deliver some flowers to Edith Kermit Carow before Carow travels abroad. Typed copy of original handwritten letter.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Frontier and pioneer life; Theft; Russian literature; Karenina, Anna (Fictitious character); Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910

Date: 1886-04-12

Letter from George Kennan to Theodore Roosevelt

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George Kennan encloses a copy of the Russian folk tale "Napoleander" and writes with information from Mary C. Collins, a missionary at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, about the mishandling of land leases by Agent Bingenheimer. Bingenheimer argued to the Indians that the Commissioner forced him to act in this manner and that the leases were drawn up in Washington before the Indians met. Bingenhiemer said that if he had been allowed to speak freely before a Senate hearing, he would have given more information.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Indians of North America; Leases; Russian literature; United States--Standing Rock Indian Reservation; Collins, Mary C. (Mary Clementine), 1847-1920; Bingenheimer, George H., 1861-1920

Date: 1902-04-23

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