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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Dora Watkins

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Theodore Roosevelt describes the little house the family is staying in. There are crawfish, minnows, and eels in the nearby brook. Roosevelt caught an eel yesterday and has two bird nests.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Family vacations; Vacation homes; Aquatic animals; Birds--Nests

Date: 1868-06-21

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Edith Kermit Carow

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Theodore Roosevelt was interested in the story of the burglar and the Roosevelt family agrees that Edith Kermit Carow's mother has more courage then any other lady. Roosevelt visited Richmond and then went to Hastings, which is on the coast, with his father after his asthma acted up. In Hastings they saw a castle, visited a waterfall, purchased some strawberries, and played croquet.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Family vacations; Asthma--Treatment; Burglary; Strawberries; Outdoor recreation; England--Hastings; England--Richmond; Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1831-1878

Date: 1869-07-10

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Edith Kermit Carow

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Theodore Roosevelt had an asthma attack but has recovered. He explored a cave in the Albano area and has been playing soldiers with some Roman friends. Of the Roman sites, Roosevelt has seen the Colosseum and tombs along the Latin way. The Roosevelts are looking forward to returning home and leave for New York on May 15.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Family vacations; Asthma; Caving; Play; Italy--Albano Laziale; Italy--Via Latina; Colosseum (Rome, Italy); Roosevelt, Theodore, 1831-1878; Cowles, Anna Roosevelt, 1855-1931; Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894; Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933

Date: 1870-01-28

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Bulloch Gracie

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Theodore Roosevelt writes Anna Bulloch Gracie about his family's trip to the Levant. The Roosevelts have been traveling on the Nile River for a month, and Theodore Roosevelt is having a great time. He has been shooting and exploring ruins. Roosevelt particularly enjoyed Karnak, which they saw by moonlight. He has added one to two hundred skins to his collection. All the sporting has been "injurious" to his trousers.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Family vacations; Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation; Hunting; Architecture, Ancient; Cities and towns, Ancient; Nile River; Egypt--Karnak

Date: 1873-01-26

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Edith Kermit Carow

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Since Corinne Roosevelt had been writing so much, Theodore Roosevelt had not previously written to Edith Kermit Carow. Roosevelt has been enjoying the trip and killed several hundred birds with a shotgun his father gave him. He particularly enjoyed Egypt and camping in Syria.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Family vacations; Camping; Tents; Hunting; Fowling; Egypt; Syria; Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1831-1878

Date: 1873-04-13

He keeps them worried

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Former president Grover Cleveland and his wife Frances play with their children, Ruth, Esther, and Marion, in the backyard of their residence. Several men labeled "Morgan, Daniel, Pugh, Faulkner, Vest, Dana, [and] Gorman" spy on them from behind a fence, bushes, and over a hedge.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Families; Recreation; Spies; Democratic Party (U.S.); Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Cleveland, Frances Folsom, 1864-1947; Daniel, John W. (John Warwick), 1842-1910; Pugh, James L. (James Lawrence), 1820-1907; Vest, George Graham, 1830-1904; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897; Gorman, Arthur P. (Arthur Pue), 1839-1906; Morgan, J. T. (John Tyler), 1824-1907; Faulkner, Charles James, 1806-1884

Date: 1897-06-09

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt Cowles

Description:

Governor Roosevelt writes that Edith Roosevelt and their children enjoyed their visit with the Cowles family. As his vice presidential campaign winds down, Roosevelt finds himself feeling jaded, and expects that his voice will give out.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Family recreation; Americans--Travel; Political campaigns; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Cowles, William Sheffield, 1898-1986

Date: 1900-10-16

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt Cowles

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Vice President Roosevelt expresses satisfaction with the visit from the Younghusbands that Anna Roosevelt Cowles helped him arrange. Roosevelt agrees to a visit to Farmington in the fall. He describes fun activities he has enjoyed with his family and their friends lately, including a humorous swimming adventure he had with the children that is not looked upon fondly by their mothers.  

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Gifts; Politicians--Travel; Family recreation; Swimming; Connecticut--Farmington (Town); Young, S. B. M. (Samuel Baldwin Marks), 1840-1924; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Carow, Laura F.; Younghusband, Francis Edward, Sir, 1863-1942; Crowninshield, Schuyler, Mrs., -1913

Date: 1901-06-19

Letter from Winthrop Chanler to Theodore Roosevelt

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Winthrop Chanler reports on local elections, wherein his family members were elected to various official seats. Chanler relays his approval for President Roosevelt's published letter regarding the post office matters and chats about the upcoming hunting season.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: American newspapers--Sections, columns, etc.; Family; Horses; Hunting; Local elections--U.S. states; Rhode Island--Newport; Democratic Party (U.S.); New York (State). Legislature. Assembly; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Chanler, William Astor, 1867-1934; Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826; McClellan, George B. (George Brinton), 1865-1940; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Chanler, Margaret, 1862-; Aldrich, Nelson W. (Nelson Wilmarth), 1841-1915

Date: 1903-11-04

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt Cowles

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President Roosevelt is worried about Anna Roosevelt Cowles's son, William Sheffield Cowles, Jr., who is unexpectedly not well. Roosevelt wants her to tell young Sheffield about a camping trip Roosevelt took with his sons and nine other boys, which he describes in detail.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Children--Diseases; Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Camping; Outdoor cooking; Boys--Recreation; Children of presidents; Family recreation; Cowles, William Sheffield, 1898-1986; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944; Roosevelt, Kermit, 1889-1943; Roosevelt, Archibald B. (Archibald Bulloch), 1894-1979

Date: 1904-07-21

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