Writing from Dresden, Theodore Roosevelt informs Godey that he
has not written sooner because he does not have much to write about
and describes life in Dresden as monotonous. He comments on Godey's
letter about mountain climbing and also discusses his living
conditions. Roosevelt also mentions an incident when he forgot his
keys and had to go two days without a change of clothing.
Mountaineering; Housing; Taxidermy
If Vice President Theodore Roosevelt is looking to mount a
cougar skin, William T. Hornaday recommends J. William Critchley.
If he needs a rug made, Hornaday advises sending them to C. G.
Taxidermy; Taxidermists; Big game animals; New York Zoological Society
William T. Hornaday corrects information he previously gave to
Vice President Roosevelt regarding taxidermist J. William
Critchley. Critchley is now located in a New York City firm,
Murgatroyd & Critchley.
Taxidermists; Taxidermy; Puma; New York (State)--New York
C. Hart Merriam sends Professor Brewer's record of a case when a
cougar attacked a child. Merriam is "delighted" that Edith
Roosevelt is willing to keep the skulls out of their skins. Merriam
answers Theodore Roosevelt's question about an incident when
Merriam heard a panther cry.
Puma; Zoological specimens; Taxidermy; Livestock; Washington (State)--Yakima River; Washington (State)--Mount Rainier; Washington (State)--Nisqually River; Washington (State)--North Cascades National Park Region; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948
Vice President Roosevelt asks Paul Dana and his wife to dine
with him and the Baldwins for either dinner or lunch on Sunday,
September 15. He could show Mrs. Dana the mountain lions.
Animals; Taxidermy; Puma; New York (State)
The Harvard Union has recently received a collection of animal head mounts and antlers. They have room for more and William Roscoe Thayer asks if President Roosevelt would be willing to donate one of his trophies for display.
Taxidermy; Antlers; Gifts; Harvard College (1780- )
George Bruce Cortelyou writes to C. G. Gunther's Sons to inform them that President Roosevelt would like the skull removed and the entire bear skin mounted as a rug. When it's done, Roosevelt would like it sent to Oyster Bay.
Taxidermy; Bears; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
Alexander Lambert has sent the two caribou heads to President Roosevelt. He also relates the hunting activities of himself and several acquaintances, as well as discussion of taxidermists. He hopes that Roosevelt can make it out to hunt after Congress adjourns and wishes the Roosevelt family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Hunting; Deer; Caribou; Bears; Taxidermy
President Roosevelt has received the mounted deer heads, and the buck, which has first class antlers. They will be hung in the State Dining Room of the White House.
Deer; Taxidermy; White House (Washington, D.C.)
President Roosevelt thanks President Zelaya for the harpy eagle specimen.
Harpy eagle; Taxidermy; Nicaragua
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