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A Visit from Saint Nicholas

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The children's Christmas book titled A Visit from Saint Nicholas tells the story of Saint Nicholas, or Santa Claus, and his visit to a family's home on the night before Christmas. The story would later be known as The Night Before Christmas.

Resource Type: Book

Subject: Children's books; Christmas stories; Holidays; Santa Claus; Books and reading

Date: 1862

Diary of Theodore Roosevelt from December 3, 1869 to January 7, 1870

Description:

Eleven-year-old Theodore Roosevelt continues chronicling his family trip through Europe in this diary. First entry is titled, "The continuation of my Journel [sic] in France December 3rd 1869." There are entries from across Western Europe including Naples, Rome, and Caserta. Lists at end of volume: "Accounts my money," "Hotel index," "Plan of hotels," and "Letters received."

Resource Type: Diary

Subject: Travel; Money; Hotels; Letters; Christmas; Holidays; Europe, Western; France; Italy

Date: 1869-1870

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Dora Watkins and Thomas Watkins

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The Roosevelts spent Christmas in Rome and there were many presents. They ascended Mount Vesuvius and Roosevelt stuck an alpine stick into a small crater which caught the stick on fire. The route down from Vesuvius was very rough.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Family vacations; Christmas; Gifts; Volcanoes; Italy--Rome; Italy--Vesuvius; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1831-1878; Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894

Date: 1870-01-06

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Corinne Roosevelt Robinson

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister about life at Harvard College, including dance class and the girls he has met, plans to bring his friends home at Christmas, and his club activities with classmates Minot, Saltonstall, and Gardiner.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: College students--Social life and customs; College students--Societies and clubs; Christmas; Harvard College (1780- ); Minot, H. D. (Henry Davis), 1859-1890; Cowles, Anna Roosevelt, 1855-1931

Date: 1876-11-26

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Corinne Roosevelt Robinson

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt apologizes to his sister for not writing sooner due to heavy studying and examinations. He informs her of his plans to introduce her to some of his friends over Christmas vacation. Roosevelt provides her with short character sketches of his friends, including Nickerson, Bacon, Hooper, Shaw, Chapin, Jackson, Pellero, and Welling. After receiving a postcard from her, Roosevelt makes plans to have a party during vacation.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: College students--Study and teaching; Entertaining; Christmas; Cowles, Anna Roosevelt, 1855-1931

Date: 1876-12-14

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt informs his sister Anna that he will be staying with a friend because there is a scarlet fever scare. He includes that he has been studying diligently for his exams and wants everyone's Christmas lists.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Scarlet fever toxin; College students--Examinations; Christmas shopping

Date: 1878-11-24

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Corinne Roosevelt Robinson

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt inquires what members of the family would like for Christmas presents and also mentions Thanksgiving dinner plans with friends.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Christmas; Thanksgiving Day

Date: 1878-11-24

Letter from Theododre Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes his sister Anna that rooming with other people has cut into his work hours and he has been spending a lot of time at the Porcellian Club. He also includes what his plans are for his Christmas break and for presents.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: College students--Conduct of life; College students--Societies and clubs; Christmas; Gifts

Date: 1878-12-08

Christmas at Washington

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Several members of Congress stand around a large Christmas tree labeled "Tax Surplus" decorated with money bags labeled "Surplus." The legislators carry bags in which to place the bags of surplus they pluck from the tree. Among those identified are Charles W. Jones holding a bag labeled "Naval," William E. Chandler holding a bag labeled "Subsidies for a Merchant Steam Marine," William Mahone holding a bag labeled "Public Buildings and Grounds," John A. Logan holding a bag labeled "Appropriations" and reaching for a sack on the tree, Joseph W. Keifer lifting George M. Robeson holding a bag labeled "Partners in the New Naval Scheme," John Roach holding a bag labeled "New Navy Scheme," Henry L. Dawes holding a bag labeled "River & Harbor Bill," Francis M. Cockrell holding a bag labeled "Improvement of Mississippi River," Eugene Hale holding a bag labeled "River & Harbor Bill," John J. Ingalls holding a bag labeled "More Pensions," Benjamin F. Jonas holding a bag labeled "Improvement of Mississippi River," and Elbridge G. Lapham who is speaking to two well-dressed women, one holding a bag labeled "Lobby." Lapham is also depicted in the angel at the top of the tree holding a banner labeled "Help Yourself." Uncle Sam dances with three men in the foreground and, on the right, a lone "Taxpayer" stands outside in the snow.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Christmas; Christmas trees; Taxation; Government spending policy; Pressure groups; Legislation; Women--Civil rights; United States. Congress; Chandler, William E. (William Eaton), 1835-1917; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Dawes, Henry L. (Henry Laurens), 1816-1903; Cockrell, Francis Marion, 1834-1915; Hale, Eugene, 1836-1918; Ingalls, John James, 1833-1900; Mahone, William, 1826-1895; Keifer, Joseph Warren, 1836-1932; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897; Roach, John, 1813-1887; Jones, Charles William, 1834-1897; Jonas, B. F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1834-1911; Lapham, Elbridge Gerry, 1814-1890

Date: 1883-12-19

A moment of anxiety - who is going to get left?

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Illustration shows President Cleveland as Santa Claus standing in front of a fireplace where stockings are hung from the mantle; he has a large sack of toys labeled "Navy, Treasury, Interior, Justice, State, [and] War Dept." on his back and there is a cat that looks like John Kelly at his feet. Watching from around the room are "Bayard, Randall, Cox, Barnum, McDonald, Slocum, Lamar, Morrison, [Garland], Tilden, Carlisle, Hewitt, Watterson, [and] Thurman," and asleep in a cradle labeled "Independence" is either Carl Schurz or Joseph Pulitzer.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Santa Claus; Christmas; Gifts; Fireplaces; Socks; Cabinet officers; Cabinet officers--Selection and appointment; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Pulitzer, Joseph, 1847-1911; Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906; Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Carlisle, John Griffin, 1835-1910; Hewitt, Abram S. (Abram Stevens), 1822-1903; Watterson, Henry, 1840-1921; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Randall, Samuel J. (Samuel Jackson), 1828-1890; Barnum, William Henry, 1818-1889; McDonald, Joseph E. (Joseph Ewing), 1819-1891; Lamar, L. Q. C. (Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus), 1825-1893; Garland, A. H. (Augustus Hill), 1832-1899; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Carlisle, John Griffin, 1835-1910; Hewitt, Abram S. (Abram Stevens), 1822-1903; Thurman, Allen Granbery, 1813-1895; Cox, Samuel Sullivan, 1824-1889; Slocum, Henry Warner, 1826-1894

Date: 1884-12-24

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