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In a critical condition

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Print shows a domestic scene with Benjamin F. Butler as the mother of a sick child labeled "Butler Boom" who is being examined by Puck as a physician. Various medicines labeled "Grand Reforms, Tewksbury Investigations, Big Reforms, Big Talk, Wind, [and] Friend of the Convicts" are on a table and the floor.  Caption: N.C. Physician "You have almost talked the baby to death, madam; it will require great care to keep him alive until the 6th of November."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections, Political campaigns, Sick children, Communication, Physicians, North Carolina, Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893

Date: 1883-10-31

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt tells his sister Anna Roosevelt that he is home with the children while wife Edith is with daughter Alice in Orange, New Jersey so Alice can be fitted for ankle braces. He describes playing with and reading to Ted, Kermit and Edith. His work goes as usual and he criticizes President Cleveland. Roosevelt has dined out a lot. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Dinners and dining, Presidents--Public opinion, Children, Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980, Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948, Roosevelt, Kermit, 1889-1943, Derby, Ethel Roosevelt, 1891-1977, Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944, Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924, Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908

Date: 1895-01-27

She has a presidential pet of her own

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A motherly female figure with "New York" on her hat band sits on a bench holding a diminutive Levi P. Morton on her lap. Standing at her feet is a diminutive Benjamin Harrison holding his hat. Caption: New York--It's no use Benny; you can't play in our yard!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections, Play environments, New York (State), Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901, Morton, Levi P. (Levi Parsons), 1824-1920

Date: 1895-08-14

A painful position for nurse McKinley

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William McKinley, dressed as a nurse, perspiring, sits in a rocking chair with an infant labeled "Gold Standard" on his lap and another child labeled "High Protection" crying on the floor. Caption: "I've got to take care of this Gold Baby for my political living, but I love my own tootsey-wootsey the best!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections, Political parties--Platforms, Gold standard, Tariff, Nurses, Children, Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ), McKinley, William, 1843-1901

Date: 1896-09-02

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt Cowles

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Theodore Roosevelt writes his sister Anna Roosevelt Cowles about a speech he gave at a dinner for Naval Academy graduates. He feels it was good for his children to spend two winters in New York City and describes how Edith utilizes the city for the children's benefit. He gives his opinion on President-elect William McKinley and does not approve of his choosing John Sherman Secretary of State.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Child rearing, Dinners and dining, Presidents--Staff, Speeches, addresses, etc., New York (State)--New York, Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948, McKinley, William, 1843-1901, Cowles, Wm. S. (William Sheffield), 1846-1923, Sherman, John, 1823-1900

Date: 1897-01-24

Letter from J. S. Foster to Theodore Roosevelt

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J. S. Foster extends his sympathy to Vice President Roosevelt after hearing of Alice and Quentin Roosevelt's illnesses. He is a supporter of Roosevelt and believes Roosevelt will be the next president. Foster hopes to become the postmaster of Fort Worth, Texas, and requests that Roosevelt speak with President McKinley on his behalf.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Sympathy, Children--Health and hygiene, Presidents--Election, Postmasters--Selection and appointment, Employment references, Texas--Fort Worth, Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980, Roosevelt, Quentin, 1897-1918, McKinley, William, 1843-1901

Date: 1901-08-26

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Henry Cabot Lodge

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Vice President Roosevelt details his feelings about the attempted assassination of President McKinley. He is confident that the President will recover. Alice and Quentin Roosevelt were both recently admitted to the hospital with different illnesses. Roosevelt had an interesting time on trips to the Midwest and Vermont.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Presidents--Assassination attempts, Presidents--Health, Anarchism, Sentences (Criminal procedure), Sick children, New York (State)--Buffalo, Ohio--Canton, Vermont, Minnesota, Illinois, Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ), Roosevelt Hospital (New York, N.Y.), McKinley, William, 1843-1901, Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980, Roosevelt, Quentin, 1897-1918, Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948

Date: 1901-09-09

Letter from James Russell Parsons to Theodore Roosevelt

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James Russell Parsons regrets that his answer could not be more satisfactory. He was anxious about the health of Alice and Quentin Roosevelt but was pleased that their illnesses were "serious only in the newspapers." Parsons is glad to hear that President McKinley is doing well after the attempted assassination.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Children--Health and hygiene, Presidents--Health, Presidents--Assassination attempts, Presidents--Assassination, Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980, Roosevelt, Quentin, 1897-1918, McKinley, William, 1843-1901

Date: 1901-09-10

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Owen Wister

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President Roosevelt will not provide Owen Wister with information about Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt or their children. They make considerable effort to prevent the children from becoming self-conscious about being discussed by the public.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Presidents--Family, Children of presidents--Press coverage, Presidents--Biography, Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948

Date: 1901-11-02

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Malcolm Henderson

Description:

President Roosevelt thanks Malcolm Henderson for the letter and tells him about his four sons. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Children--Correspondence, Children of presidents

Date: 1901-12-27

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