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The greatest race of the yachting season

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President Cleveland, at the helm labeled "Congress" of a yacht labeled "Repeal," races against British Prime Minister William E. Gladstone who is holding an oar labeled "House of Commons Majority" and piloting a boat labeled "Home Rule." Gladstone's boat has a broken spar and is bumping up against debris labeled "Opposition of the House of Lords" floating in the water. Caption: "Home Rule" is a good boat, but "Repeal" gets over the course a good deal quicker.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Autonomy; Yacht racing; Presidents; United States. Congress; Great Britain. Parliament; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Gladstone, W. E. (William Ewart), 1809-1898

Date: 1893-09-27

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Robert Harry Munro Ferguson

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Commissioner Roosevelt will do everything he can for Mr. Kinnaird if he shows up. He hopes Robert Harry Munro Ferguson has received the Boone and Crockett Club book. Roosevelt still doesn't have Ferguson's address and fears his letter will be returned. (A note on the last page confirms that the letter was returned.) Roosevelt closes with some thoughts on yacht racing.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Street addresses; Books and reading; Yacht racing; Boone and Crockett Club; Aberdeen and Temair, John Campbell Hamilton-Gordon, Marquess of, 1847-1934

Date: 1893-10-12

Not up to the mark yet

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Uncle Sam shakes hands with John Bull who is holding a yacht labeled "Valkyrie." Between them is the America's Cup on a pedestal labeled with the names of American yachts and the year they won the Cup, "America 1851, Magic 1870, Columbia 1871, Sappho 1871 [i.e. 1874], Madeleine 1876, Mischief 1881, Puritan 1885, Mayflower 1886, [and] Volu[nteer] 1887." A ribbon labeled "Vigilant 1893" is tied to the Cup. In the background is a building with a banner that states "Finishing School for Incomplete Yachtsmen."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: America's Cup; Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); John Bull (Symbolic character); Yacht racing; Contests; Awards; Handshaking

Date: 1893-10-25

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Robert Harry Munro Ferguson

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Commissioner Roosevelt and his family enjoyed Robert Harry Munro Ferguson's letter from Saskatchewan, Canada. Roosevelt comments on recent sporting and political events. He is still working on his book, The Winning of the West, and gives a lengthy update on Roosevelt family members.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Pullman Strike (1894); Travel; Winchester rifle; Track and field--Tournaments; Yacht racing; Strikes and lockouts; Polo; Writing; Books and reading; Saskatchewan; University of Oxford; Yale University; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Spring Rice, Cecil, Sir, 1859-1918; Roosevelt, Kermit, 1889-1943; Derby, Ethel Roosevelt, 1891-1977; Roosevelt, Archibald B. (Archibald Bulloch), 1894-1979; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924; Roosevelt, James Roosevelt, 1854-1927; Cowles, Anna Roosevelt, 1855-1931; Robinson, Douglas, 1855-1918; Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933

Date: 1894-08-02

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Robert Harry Munro Ferguson

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Commissioner Roosevelt and family were glad to learn that Robert Harry Munro Ferguson will visit in September. Roosevelt reviews a recent, disappointing rowing match at Cornell and is looking forward to an upcoming yacht race. He is very busy and has much to tell Ferguson when they see each other.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Rowing; Rowing coaches; Yacht racing; Yachts; Cornell University

Date: 1895-07-24

That coveted cup

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Uncle Sam sits back in a chair on the beach next to America's Cup festooned with laurel branches and the names of American yachts and the year they won the Cup, "America 1851, Magic 1870, Columbia 1871, Sappho 1874, Madeleine 1876, Mischief 1881, Puritan 1885, Mayflower 1886, Volunte[er] 1887, [and] Vigilant 1893." There is a telescope on the ground beside him. A British sailor, wearing a hat with ribbon labeled "Valkyrie III," is standing before Uncle Sam, looking at the Cup. Caption: Uncle Sam--Wa-al, old feller, you've got another chance to look at it, anyhow, even if you can't win it!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: America's Cup; Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Yacht racing; Contests; Awards

Date: 1895-09-04

Merely wants to know

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Uncle Sam, with a feather in his hat labeled "Victory," holds America's Cup labeled "Yachting Champion," a cricket bat labeled "Cricket Champion," and a medal labeled "Athletic Champion." Other awards labeled "Chess Champion, Bicycle Champion, [and] Boxing Champion" are pinned to his coat, and a paper extends from his pocket labeled "Fastest R.R. Time." He is standing on a beach next to a dejected John Bull who is holding a doll labeled "Dunraven," a reference to the 4th Earl of Dunraven, Windham Thomas Wyndham-Quin, a co-owner of the Valkyrie II and Valkyrie III yachts that competed for the America's Cup. Caption: Uncle Sam--Say, John, is there any game you can beat me at? - If there is, trot it out!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: America's Cup; Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); John Bull (Symbolic character); Yacht racing; Awards; Contests; Dunraven, Windham Thomas Wyndham-Quin, Earl of, 1841-1926

Date: 1895-10-09

Letter from Douglas Robinson to Theodore Roosevelt

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Douglas Robinson is assisting Theodore Roosevelt with confirming and ferrying guests to a yacht race in the near future.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Yacht racing; New York (State)--Oyster Bay

Date: 1899-09-25

Ready!

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Uncle Sam stands with a chip on his shoulder labeled "Championship" and clutches to his chest the "America's Cup." A small yacht is at his feet, in the foreground, with a list of the years the United States has won the Cup. Sir Thomas Lipton is standing behind Uncle Sam, on a slip of land labeled "England." He is trying to knock the chip off Uncle Sam's shoulder with a long staff labeled "Challenge." Caption: The Champion. -- You'll always find the chip there, my boy!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: America's Cup; Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Yacht racing; Lipton, Thomas Johnstone, Sir, 1850-1931

Date: 1900-11-14

"Misery loves company"

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Thomas W. Lawson with his America's Cup entry "Independence" and Nathanael G. Herreshoff with his America's Cup entry "Constitution" console each other after their yachts were denied entry in the America's Cup challenge in 1901.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: America's Cup; Yacht racing; Crying; Handshaking; Lawson, Thomas William, 1857-1925; Herreshoff, Nathanael Greene, 1848-1938

Date: 1901-09-25

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