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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Mr. Godey

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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.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Mountaineering; Housing; Taxidermy

Date: 1873-09-23

Letter from William T. Hornaday to Theodore Roosevelt

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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. Gunther's Sons.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Taxidermy; Taxidermists; Big game animals; New York Zoological Society

Date: 1901-03-01

Letter from William T. Hornaday to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

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.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Taxidermists; Taxidermy; Puma; New York (State)--New York

Date: 1901-03-13

Letter from C. Hart Merriam to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

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.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: 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

Date: 1901-05-08

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Paul Dana

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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. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Animals; Taxidermy; Puma; New York (State)

Date: 1901-08-27

Letter from William Roscoe Thayer to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

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.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Taxidermy; Antlers; Gifts; Harvard College (1780- )

Date: 1902-01-05

Letter from George Bruce Cortelyou to C. G. Gunther's Sons

Description:

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.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Taxidermy; Bears; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1902-08-30

Letter from Alexander Lambert to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

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.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Hunting; Deer; Caribou; Bears; Taxidermy

Date: 1902-12-23

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Joseph Scott

Description:

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.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Deer; Taxidermy; White House (Washington, D.C.)

Date: 1902-12-31

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Jose Santos Zelaya

Description:

President Roosevelt thanks President Zelaya for the harpy eagle specimen.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Harpy eagle; Taxidermy; Nicaragua

Date: 1903-02-23

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