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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Dora Watkins

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Theodore Roosevelt is staying with his family in Barrytown, New York. They have a new pony and Roosevelt is now able to paddle the rowboat. He hopes to see Dora Watkins soon and requests a return letter.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Family vacations; Ponies; Rowing; Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894

Date: 1867-06-06?

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Dora Watkins

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt is pleased that his mouse is doing well and would like to hear more about him in the next letter. Roosevelt has been feeling ill and cut his foot yesterday. He asks when Dora Watkins will visit.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Family vacations; Mice as pets; Foot--Wounds and injuries

Date: 1867-06-29?

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Thomas Watkins

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt thanks Thomas Watkins for the watermelon, which will be eaten tomorrow, and wonders what Dora Watkins will do with his mouse when she leaves for Barrytown, New York. The Roosevelts are speaking French at the table and Roosevelt thinks it sounds funny. There are lots of animals, including three types of squirrels, and he has found six bird nests.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Family vacations; Watermelons; Mice as pets; French language--Study and teaching; Birds--Nests; Squirrels; Watkins, Dora

Date: 1867-07-07?

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Dora Watkins

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt describes the little house the family is staying in. There are crawfish, minnows, and eels in the nearby brook. Roosevelt caught an eel yesterday and has two bird nests.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Family vacations; Vacation homes; Aquatic animals; Birds--Nests

Date: 1868-06-21

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Dora Watkins

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt requests that Dora and Thomas Watkins answer his letter. He would like Watkins to send some sweet crackers and promises to send some apples. Roosevelt feeds three cats and four dogs everyday. He recollects that Watkins will be visiting on his birthday.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Family vacations; Letter writing; Pets--Feeding and feeds; Crackers; Apples; Watkins, Thomas

Date: 1868-09-03

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Thomas Watkins

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt is sorry that Thomas Watkins did not accompany Dora Watkins on her visit. Roosevelt has been feeding three dogs and four cats every day. He enjoyed the watermelon and will send a basket of chestnuts when they are ready.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Family vacations; Pets--Feeding and feeds; Watermelons; Chestnut; Watkins, Dora

Date: 1868?

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Edith Kermit Carow

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt was interested in the story of the burglar and the Roosevelt family agrees that Edith Kermit Carow's mother has more courage then any other lady. Roosevelt visited Richmond and then went to Hastings, which is on the coast, with his father after his asthma acted up. In Hastings they saw a castle, visited a waterfall, purchased some strawberries, and played croquet.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Family vacations; Asthma--Treatment; Burglary; Strawberries; Outdoor recreation; England--Hastings; England--Richmond; Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1831-1878

Date: 1869-07-10

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Dora Watkins and Thomas Watkins

Description:

The Roosevelts are in Europe and have been traveling long hours by rail, carriage, and foot.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Family vacations; Travel; Austria--Salzburg; Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894; Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933

Date: 1869-10-09

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Dora Watkins and Thomas Watkins

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt enjoyed Switzerland and Scotland. He describes a carriage ride from Geneva to Chamonix. They ascended a mountain on mules to visit the Mer de Glace, a glacier on Mont Blanc. Roosevelt has been collecting stamps from the countries he has visited.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Family vacations; Travel; Carriages and carts; Mules--Transportation; Glaciers; Stamp collecting; France--Chamonix-Mont-Blanc; Switzerland--Geneva; Scotland

Date: 1869-11-11

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Bulloch Gracie

Description:

The Roosevelts recently ascended Mount Vesuvius and visited the ruins of Pompeii. Theodore Roosevelt describes their tour of Pompeii.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Family vacations; Tourism; Architecture, Ancient; Cities and towns, Ancient; Mosaics, Roman; Europe--Pompeii (Extinct city); Italy--Vesuvius; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948

Date: 1870-01-02

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