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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Kermit Roosevelt

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President Roosevelt writes to his son to say Bishop Lawrence would be happy to have Kermit stay at his house. Roosevelt says he and Edith are going to their cottage Pine Knot for a few days and he has been riding and playing tennis. Roosevelt adds that Commander Takeshita visited with half a dozen Japanese naval officers. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Presidents--Travel; Presidents--Dwellings; Tennis; Entertaining; Virginia--Albemarle County; Japan. Kaigun; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944; Takeshita, Isamu, 1869-1949

Date: 1905-06-06

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Kermit Roosevelt

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President Roosevelt tells his son Kermit about a trip to Pine Knot and visiting with the Wilmers. Roosevelt also discusses negotiations with Russia and Japan regarding an end to the Russo-Japanese War. Roosevelt closes by saying he cannot wait to see Kermit at Bishop Lawrence's.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905); Diplomatic negotiations in international disputes; Presidents--Travel; Presidents--Dwellings; Virginia--Albemarle County; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Wilmer, William Holland, 1863-1936; Lawrence, William, 1850-1941

Date: 1905-06-11

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to John Burroughs

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President Roosevelt asks if John Burroughs has seen Everybody's Magazine. He couldn't help taking a "smash" at William J. Long. Roosevelt has just returned from Pine Knot in Albemarle County, Virginia and claims to have seen a small group of "wild pigeons," meaning passenger pigeons. He had not seen these pigeons for twenty five years.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Press and politics; Passenger pigeon; Bird watching; Virginia--Albemarle County; Long, William J. (William Joseph), 1867-1952

Date: 1907-05-23

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to C. Hart Merriam

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Theodore Roosevelt describes a dozen passenger pigeons that he saw in Virginia. He did not kill any because he did not have a gun, but nothing could have persuaded him to shoot them anyway. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Passenger pigeon; Hunting; Virginia--Albemarle County

Date: 1907-05-23

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to C. Hart Merriam

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Theodore Roosevelt believes he was correct about the passenger pigeons he saw. He includes evidence in the form of a letter written by Joseph Pere Bell Wilmer, whose place Plain Dealing is near Roosevelt's Pine Knot. Roosevelt also includes an excerpt from George Shiras discussing various topics, including the timber wolf and how lynx hunt, and disagreeing with William J. Long's texts on the subjects.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Passenger pigeon; Wolves; Periodicals; Deer; Nature photography; Caribou; Hunting; Horses; Lynx; Virginia--Albemarle County; Michigan; Shiras, George, 1859-1942; Abbott, Lyman, 1835-1922; Long, William J. (William Joseph), 1867-1952

Date: 1907-06-08

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to John F. Lacey

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Theodore Roosevelt saw passenger pigeons at Albemarle. It was an "utterly unexpected sight." Roosevelt has asked for Wm. B. Mershon's new book on the passenger pigeon.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Passenger pigeon; Books and reading; Virginia--Albemarle County

Date: 1907-06-22

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to C. Hart Merriam

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One of Theodore Roosevelt's sons shot a hawk at Pine Knot. The hawk had recently eaten a pine mouse, beetle, and four grasshoppers.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Hawks; Zoological specimens; Hunting; Virginia--Albemarle County

Date: 1907-12-31

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