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.
Family vacations; Christmas; Gifts; Volcanoes; Italy--Rome; Italy--Vesuvius; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1831-1878; Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894
The clock and bag are just what Theodore Roosevelt wanted. He thanks his parents for the letters and birthday gifts. Roosevelt reflects on his love for his family and notes that he has "never spent an unhappy day."
Thank-you notes; Birthdays; Gifts; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1831-1878
Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna, saying his short visit home has made him homesick. He didn't realize how much he would have to study at Harvard. Roosevelt also asks his sister to send him a list of what the family wants for Christmas and to send him things that he left at home.
Homesickness; College students--Study and teaching; Gifts; Harvard College (1780- )
Theodore Roosevelt writes his sister Anna to express his gratitude for all his family does for him. Roosevelt also explains what he has been doing in the last week.
Gratitude; Gifts; College students--Social life and customs
Theodore Roosevelt informs his sister Anna that he will be coming home in a couple of weeks. He also tells her about his first examination and about some presents he sent to people.
College students--Examinations; Travel; Gifts
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.
College students--Conduct of life; College students--Societies and clubs; Christmas; Gifts
Theodore Roosevelt tells his sister Anna to spend $10 on a present if she has to.
Theodore Roosevelt writes his sister Anna that he does not have much time to write a letter because he is so busy. He writes to his sister about the chances of being in attendance at Jack's wedding. He also thanks his sister for purchasing a present for Nannie.
College students--Study and teaching; College students--Social life and customs; Gifts; Roosevelt, John Ellis, 1853-1939; Roosevelt, Nannie Vance, 1860-1912
Theodore Roosevelt is sending Corinne Roosevelt a book of
Theodore Roosevelt writes his fiancee Alice Hathaway Lee to confirm dinner engagements, he chose Rose Saltonstall's (Alice's cousin) birthday present and had a hideous time at the dentist. He goes on to describe his love for Alice.
Love; Dinners and dining; Gifts; Saltonstall, Rose
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