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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Martha Bulloch Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt will spend Thanksgiving with the family but will have to leave Friday morning due to exams. He has been in good health and only felt a little homesick during an illness. Roosevelt traveled to New Haven, Connecticut to watch the football team. Harvard lost as Yale "played very foul." He is glad he is not a Yale freshman due to the hazing and the "scrubby" look of the students.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Thanksgiving Day; College students--Social life and customs; Football; Connecticut--New Haven; Harvard College (1780- ); Yale University

Date: 1876-11-19

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna Roosevelt about his recent trips to New York and Yale University.  He met several friends for dinner while in New York and talks about buying a pony.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Dinners and dining; Ponies; Speeches, addresses, etc.; Yale University

Date: 1891-02-22

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 Anna Roosevelt Cowles

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Assistant Secretary Roosevelt writes that he is staying in Washington temporarily and is organizing forty men for the early effort in what will become the Spanish-American War. He expects to leave shortly; William Sheffield Cowles is already aboard the S.S. Topeka. Edith Roosevelt's health continues to improve but she worries over his departure.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Spanish-American War (1898); Armed Forces; War--Planning; Convalescence; Harvard College (1780- ); Yale University; Knickerbocker Club; City of Topeka (Steamship); Armed Forces (United States); Cowles, Wm. S. (William Sheffield), 1846-1923; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Wood, Leonard, 1860-1927

Date: 1898-05-05

Letter from Norman Leeds to John Campbell Greenway

Description:

Norman Leeds expresses his appreciation, along with that of the Yale class of 1895, for John Campbell Greenway's service in the Spanish-American War. Leeds and the class feel that the honor of the country, university, and class are safe in Greenway's hands.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Spanish-American War (1898); Military service, Voluntary; Connecticut--New Haven; United States. Army. Volunteer Cavalry, 1st; Yale University. Class of 1895; Yale University

Date: 1898-07-06

Letter from Walter F. Carter to John Campbell Greenway

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Walter F. Carter admires John Campbell Greenway's military service. He reminisces about their college days, updates Greenway on their friends, and offers to send a care package. Carter is very eager to see Greenway when he is back on American soil.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Spanish-American War (1898); Military service, Voluntary; Combat; Singing; Baseball; Friendship; Puerto Rico; Cuba--Havana; Maryland--Baltimore; Philippines--Manila; United States. Army. Volunteer Cavalry, 1st; Yale University; McKinley, William Brown, 1856-1926; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1898-07-24

Letter from Leonard Wood to John Campbell Greenway

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General Wood has a souvenir Mauser rifle he will send to John Campbell Greenway at the earliest opportunity. He was pleased to see Theodore Roosevelt win the New York gubernatorial election. Wood is doing well in Cuba. The work is hard but the results are great. Mr. Byrnes is the only Rough Rider that has stayed with Wood. He is a valuable man and is currently working as a messenger.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Spanish-American War (1898); Mauser rifle; Governors--Election; Football; Cuba--Guantánamo; Florida--Tampa; United States. Army. Volunteer Cavalry, 1st; Harvard University; Yale University; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1898-12-20

Letter from Joseph A. Burr to John Campbell Greenway

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Joseph A. Burr and the Yale Alumni Association would like John Campbell Greenway to attend the annual meeting of the Yale Alumni Association of Brooklyn and speak about his experiences during the Spanish-American War. Governor Roosevelt has said he would attend if Greenway is present.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Spanish-American War (1898); Dinners and dining; Speeches, addresses, etc.; New York (State)--New York--Brooklyn; Cuba; Cuba--Santiago de Cuba; AYA (Organization); Yale University; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1899-01-17

Synopsis of speech before the Long Island Yale Alumni Association

Description:

John Campbell Greenway describes his experiences enlisting for and serving in the Spanish-American War, including the events leading to the Battle of San Juan Hill.

Resource Type: Speech

Subject: Spanish-American War (1898); San Juan Hill, Battle of (Cuba : 1898); Military service, Voluntary; War; Cavalry horses; International relations; Cuba; Arkansas; Texas--San Antonio; Arizona; New Mexico; Texas--Galveston; Florida--Tampa; Spain; Washington (D.C.); Arizona--Phoenix; AYA (Organization); Yale University; United States. Army. Volunteer Cavalry, 1st; United States. War Department; Wood, Leonard, 1860-1927; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Shafter, William Rufus, 1835-1906; Young, S. B. M. (Samuel Baldwin Marks), 1840-1924; Lawton, Henry Ware, 1843-1899; Brodie, Alexander O. (Alexander Oswald), 1849-1918; Chaffee, Adna Romanza, 1842-1914

Date: 1899-03-03

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt Cowles

Description:

Governor Roosevelt asks for advice about the nurses' bill. Roosevelt states that he is taking care of the children while Edith Roosevelt is away, and describes them as being "really very cunning." He also discusses the daily business of governing New York.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Philippine American War (Philippines : 1899-1902); Legislation; Americans--Travel; Children; Politicians; Political ethics; Nicaragua--Nicaragua Canal; Philippines; United States. Public Health Service. Office of the Surgeon General; United States. Navy; New York (N.Y.). Police Department; Yale University; United States. Congress. Senate; Cowles, Wm. S. (William Sheffield), 1846-1923; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Roosevelt, Kermit, 1889-1943; Derby, Ethel Roosevelt, 1891-1977; Roosevelt, Archibald B. (Archibald Bulloch), 1894-1979; Robinson, Theodore Douglas, 1883-1934; Magee, Nita

Date: 1900-03-14

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