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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Robert Harry Munro Ferguson

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Commissioner Roosevelt notes Robert Harry Munro Ferguson's resignation in July. Directions have been given to have Ferguson's check returned. Roosevelt discusses some missing checks and reimbursement to Ferguson and Tilden Russell Selmes on an unspecified investment. Roosevelt has been struggling with a colleague but knows this colleague is having an even more difficult time. Ted Roosevelt recently received some guinea pigs which he adores.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Resignation from office; Finance, Personal; Investments; Guinea pigs as pets; Selmes, Tilden Russell, -1895; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944

Date: 1893-11-24

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Robert Harry Munro Ferguson

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Commissioner Roosevelt regrets that he cannot go bear hunting in the spring as he has just accepted the position of police commissioner in New York City. Roosevelt wants to read Robert Harry Munro Ferguson's article and offers some writing advice. The health of Tilden Selmes is failing.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Bear hunting; Police administration; Employees--Appointment, qualifications, tenure, etc.; Writing; Liver--Cancer; Surgery; New York (State)--New York; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Selmes, Tilden Russell, -1895; Selmes, Martha (Patty) Macomb Flandrau, 1861-1923

Date: 1895-04-25

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt informs his sister Anna Roosevelt that Tilden Selmes is in the hospital dying of liver cancer and he and Edith have visited Mrs. Selmes. It was wonderful to have sister Corinne and her husband Douglas Robinson visit. The Leiters were just married and a cable just arrived from Turin with the news that Edith's mother Gertrude Tyler Carow died.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Friendly visiting; Cancer; Death; Marriage; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Robinson, Douglas, 1855-1918; Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933; Carow, Emily Tyler, 1865-1939; Carow, Gertrude Tyler, 1836-1895; Selmes, Tilden Russell, -1895

Date: 1895-04-27

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Robert Harry Munro Ferguson

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Commissioner Roosevelt and Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt enjoyed Robert Harry Munro Ferguson's letter. Tilden Selmes's health continues to deteriorate and his passing is expected soon. Roosevelt shared Ferguson's article with the Selmes family and he encourages Ferguson to publish the piece. Edith's mother passed away and she has been very broken up about it. Roosevelt predicts that the New York legislature will hamper his work with the police commission.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Letters; Health; Liver--Cancer; Death and burial of a person; Parents--Death--Psychological aspects; Spouses--Death--Psychological aspects; Kentucky--Boone County; New York (State)--Albany; Selmes, Tilden Russell, -1895; Carow, Gertrude Tyler, 1836-1895; Carow, Emily Tyler, 1865-1939; Selmes, Martha (Patty) Macomb Flandrau, 1861-1923

Date: 1895-05-04

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Patty Selmes

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Commissioner Roosevelt was saddened by Patty Selmes's letter. He wishes he could have seen Selmes and comforted her. Roosevelt describes his recent visit to his ranch and how he wished Selmes could have been there.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Grief; Friendship; Travel; Antelope hunting; Winchester firearms; North Dakota--Elkhorn Ranch; Minnesota--Saint Paul; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Selmes, Tilden Russell, -1895; Ferris, Joseph A.

Date: 1896-10-05

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Patty Selmes

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President Roosevelt does not admit that "time turns the old days to derision." He wants Patty Selmes to come over for dinner and a satisfactory talk. Roosevelt has taken the liberty of sending Selmes's letter to Secretary of War Taft whom Roosevelt knows would like to hear from the wife of his old friend.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Dinners and dining; Presidents--Election; Philippines--Manila; Philippine Constabulary. Band; Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930; Selmes, Tilden Russell, -1895

Date: 1908-06-30

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