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Letter from Bendir to J. B. Lindley

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Bendir writes to J. B. Lindley to thank him for the rifle and to tell of the excellent hunting he and his company have encountered. Bendir asks Lindley to join the party on October 1 when they will be at the Kafue River and sure to have "the best sport to come." He hopes to ride in a steeplechase at Kenilworth in November.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Safaris; Steeplechasing; Thank-you notes; Zambia--Kafue River; England--Kenilworth

Date: 1906-09-09

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to John Campbell Greenway

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Ted Roosevelt has been working hard for several weeks at a carpet manufacturing business. He finds the work interesting and isn't missing his college days. President Roosevelt seems excited for his upcoming African safari and Ted believes he will enjoy it. Ted cast his first presidential vote for William H. Taft. The election was very important for business and Taft secured a sweeping victory.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: College graduates--Employment; Rug and carpet industry; Work ethic; Safaris; Presidents--Elections; Elections--Economic aspects; Football; Africa; Harvard College (1780- ); Yale College (1887- ); Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1908

Letter from Kermit Roosevelt to Robert Harry Munro Ferguson

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Kermit Roosevelt outlines Robert Harry Munro Ferguson's upcoming visit. Roosevelt has been busy at school and Theodore Roosevelt is planning for an African safari.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Education, Higher; Greek literature--Translations into English; Academic achievement--Awards; Rowing; Travel--Planning; Safaris; Jury duty; Africa--German East Africa; Uganda; Nile River; Kenya--Mount Kenya; Cowles, Anna Roosevelt, 1855-1931; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Harriman, Edward Henry, 1848-1909

Date: 1908-06-02?

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt Cowles

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President Roosevelt is pleased with the results of the convention and with how Henry Cabot Lodge performed; however, he is already looking forward to his trip to Africa once he leaves office. Consistent with his approach to life in general, Roosevelt does not want to simply go along for the ride. Rather, he wants it to be a scientific trip. His sons are back in Washington, and Theodore Roosevelt Jr. is happy to be out of school and working.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Republican National Convention; Presidents--Attitudes; Presidents--Transition periods; Presidents--Travel; Safaris; Taxidermy; Children of presidents; Africa; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944; Platt, Harry

Date: 1908-06-22

Letter from Frederick Courteney Selous to Theodore Roosevelt

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Frederick Courteney Selous is sending President Roosevelt a list of provisions compiled by Lawn and Alder. Selous has been informed that Lawn and Alder can not only supply the provisions but can also arrange passage from Europe to Mombasa for Roosevelt and his son, Kermit. Selous also passes on information from other naturalists and hunters regarding equipment and supplies to take, and the animals which can be hunted.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Equipment and supplies; Hunting; Outfitters (Outdoor recreation); Safaris; Scientific expeditions--Equipment and supplies; Travel--Planning; Africa, Central; Africa, East; Roosevelt, Kermit, 1889-1943

Date: 1908-08-05

Letter from James J. Harrison to Frederick Courteney Selous

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James J. Harrison offers Frederick Courteney Selous planning advice for President Roosevelt's forthcoming African expedition.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Big game hunting; Safaris; Scientific expeditions; Africa; McMillan, William Northrup, Sir, 1872-1925; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1908-11-01

Letter from Kermit Roosevelt to Robert Harry Munro Ferguson and Isabella Ferguson

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Kermit Roosevelt thanks Robert Harry Munro Ferguson and Isabella Ferguson for the stockings and the picture of Martha Ferguson. Roosevelt describes his travels to New York, Ethel Roosevelt's dance, and travel plans for the African safari with President Roosevelt.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Clothing and dress; Gifts; Photographs; Dance; Sporting guns; Travel--Planning; Safaris; New York (State); Africa; New York (State)--Saranac Lake; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Derby, Ethel Roosevelt, 1891-1977; Roosevelt, Archibald B. (Archibald Bulloch), 1894-1979; Breasted, Martha Ferguson, 1906-1995

Date: 1908-12-28

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to John Campbell Greenway

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Ted Roosevelt will be unable to visit John Campbell Greenway in the fall as he has been offered a position at a carpet manufacturing firm. President Roosevelt can speak of nothing but his African safari.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Rug and carpet industry; College graduates--Employment; Work ethic; Travel; Safaris; Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Roosevelt, Kermit, 1889-1943

Date: 1908-1909

Letter from Kermit Roosevelt to John Wallace Riddle

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Kermit Roosevelt is concerned about John Wallace Riddle's pneumonia and hopes he is feeling better. Kermit and President Roosevelt are busy making plans for their African safari. He describes their planned itinerary. Kermit has been able to see Isabella and Robert Harry Munro Ferguson many times this summer. He will be joining Ferguson for a September hunting trip in Wyoming.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Pneumonia; Safaris; Travel--Planning; Hunting; Africa; Kenya--Mombasa; Egypt--Cairo; Nile River; Wyoming; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Derby, Ethel Roosevelt, 1891-1977; Ferguson, Robert Harry Munro, 1868-1922; King, Isabella Greenway, 1886-1953; Greenway, John Campbell, 1872-1926; Breasted, Martha Ferguson, 1906-1995

Date: 1908-1909?

Diary of Theodore Roosevelt from March 23 to December 31, 1909

Description:

Diary of Theodore Roosevelt kept while he was big game hunting in Africa with his son Kermit. Includes numbers and names of animals killed as well as drawings of animals with where they were shot. No entries for January through 23 March. End of the volume includes addresses and a list of books. 

Resource Type: Diary

Subject: Safaris; Big game hunting; Animals; Drawing; Books and reading; Africa, East; Roosevelt, Kermit, 1889-1943

Date: 1909

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