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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt Cowles

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Theodore Roosevelt provides his opinion on Bayard's misunderstanding of British diplomacy for his sister Anna Roosevelt Cowles, probably referring to United States Ambassador to Britain Thomas F. Bayard. He comments on the invaders in the Transvaal and lists some recent dinner guests.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Diplomacy; War; Dinners and dining; South Africa--Transvaal; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898; Olney, Richard, 1835-1917

Date: 1896-01-05

Letter from Richard Harding Davis to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Richard Davis, a writer and journalist, thanks Roosevelt for an inscribed photograph and mentions that he will soon be traveling to the Transvaal (South Africa, where the Second Boar War is ongoing).

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Thank-you notes; Autographs; South Africa--Transvaal

Date: 1899-08-24

A pretty tough mouthful to swallow

Description:

Print shows the British Lion, wearing a helmet, circling around Paul Kruger who looks like a South African porcupine, his back covered with bayonets. The Lion finds Kruger unapproachable.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: South African War (1899-1902); Lions; Bayonets; Porcupines; Kruger, Paul, 1825-1904

Date: 1899-10-11

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Robert Harry Munro Ferguson

Description:

Governor Roosevelt responds to Robert Harry Munro Ferguson's letter about the South African War. He discusses the Boers and military leadership, and draws comparisons to the Spanish-American War. He requests that Ferguson visit the following Saturday.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: South African War (1899-1902); War; Military leadership; Africa, Southern; Puerto Rico--San Juan; Shafter, William Rufus, 1835-1906; Buller, Redvers, 1839-1908

Date: 1899-10-28

The beginning and the end

Description:

Print shows Paul Kruger taking "John Bull" by the horns above a notice that states "'Oom Paul's Ultimatum to John Bull"; then shows Kruger being tossed into the air by the bull.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: South African War (1899-1902); John Bull (Symbolic character); Bulls; Kruger, Paul, 1825-1904

Date: 1899-11-08

A tempting opportunity

Description:

Print shows the British Lion attempting to put out the flames of a campfire labeled "South African War." In the background are two figures labeled "Russia" and "France," holding large pincers, who are pondering the idea of nipping the tail of the British Lion while it is occupied on South Africa.

Caption: The Friendly Foes--Oh! What a lovely chance to pull its tail!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: South African War (1899-1902); Lions; Signs and symbols; Campfires

Date: 1899-11-15

"Wireless telegraphy"

Description:

Print shows John Bull labeled "England" standing on a rock labeled "South Africa," holding a sword in one hand and a British flag labeled "Good Will" in the other; he is looking back at Uncle Sam who is standing on ground labeled "U.S." and holding aloft an American flag labeled "Good Will."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: South African War (1899-1902); Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); John Bull (Symbolic character); Communication; Telegraph, Wireless; Flags; International relations; South Africa; Great Britain; United States

Date: 1899-11-29

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt Cowles

Description:

Governor Roosevelt writes about the possibilities of being renominated for Governor of New York or chosen as a vice-presidential candidate. Roosevelt discusses the Second Boer War and the potentially dangerous commonalities between Great Britain's military preparedness and that of the United States. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: South African War (1899-1902); Nominations for office; Vice-Presidential candidates; Presidents--Nomination; Military readiness--Social aspects; Military readiness; South Africa; Great Britain; Canada; Australia; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Payn, Louis Frisbie, 1835-1923; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Carow, Emily Tyler, 1865-1939

Date: 1899-12-17

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Bradley T. Johnson

Description:

Governor Roosevelt thanks General Johnson for the quail he sent to the Roosevelt family, describes the recent visit of German diplomat Baron Hermann Speck von Sturnberg, and says he wishes to chat about global current events with Johnson. Specifically, Roosevelt mentions an incident between Britain and South Africa. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Gifts; Animals; Friendship; International relations; Current events; World politics--Decision making; England; South Africa; New York State Executive Mansion (Albany, N.Y.); Sternburg, Hermann Speck von, Freiherr, 1852-1908

Date: 1899-12-27

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt Cowles

Description:

Governor Roosevelt gives Anna Roosevelt Cowles his great thanks for her valuable Christmas gifts and shares details about his family's activities on the day. He is pleased that everyone is healthy and although he is working hard, he is happy. He also discusses the war in South Africa briefly.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: South African War (1899-1902); Christmas; Gifts; Thank-you notes; Presidents--Nomination; Nominations for office; South Africa; Great Britain; Washington (D.C.); Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Hunter, Whiteside Godfrey, 1841-1917; Kitchener, Horatio Herbert Kitchener, Earl, 1850-1916; Roberts, Frederick Sleigh Roberts, Earl, 1832-1914; Carow, Emily Tyler, 1865-1939; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Odell, Benjamin B. (Benjamin Barker), 1854-1926; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924; Roosevelt, Quentin, 1897-1918

Date: 1899-12-27

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