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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to William Warland Clapp

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Theodore Roosevelt writes to the editor of the Boston Journal William Warland Clapp in response to a letter Horace White wrote to the New York Times. White reported off the record remarks made after James G. Blaine was nominated at the Republican convention in Chicago over the candidate Roosevelt supported, George F. Edmunds. Roosevelt writes that what he said was in a private conversation while feeling bitterly angry about the defeat. He says that White garbled his words and is upset he would choose to publish them. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Press and politics; Editorials; Political conventions; American newspapers; Letters; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924; White, Horace, 1834-1916; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; White, Andrew Dickson, 1832-1918

Date: 1884-10-21

Thanksgiving day, 1884 - "let us be thankful!"

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Illustration shows a glum Thanksgiving Day feast with the downtrodden Republican presidential candidate James G. Blaine and his supporters "W.W. Phelps, [Roscoe Conkling at an open door], William Mahone, Cabot Lodge, [John Logan], Robeson, Dorsey, [W. Reid, Benjamin F. Butler], Elkins, Platt, [Cyrus W. Field, and] C.A. Dana" gathered around a table, and with John Kelly as a dog next to a plate with a small bird labeled "Compliments of N.Y. Citizens". Reid is removing the top of a platter labeled "Campaign" where there is a "Crow" that is "Compliments of the People". Through a window, where Puck is looking in, can be seen Grover Cleveland carrying a large turkey labeled "Presidency" over his shoulder, and across the street is Jay Gould offering his "Congratulations".

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Thanksgiving Day; Crows; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Elkins, Stephen B. (Stephen Benton), 1841-1911; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Phelps, William Walter, 1839-1894; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897; Dorsey, Stephen Wallace, 1842-1916; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Mahone, William, 1826-1895; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897

Date: 1884-11-26

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Corinne Roosevelt Robinson

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Theodore Roosevelt was "overjoyed and relieved" to hear of the birth of Corinne Douglas Robinson. He is currently hosting Lispenard Stewart and Doctor Taylor at his ranch. They are getting along well but are very sore from yesterday's long ride. Roosevelt gave a Fourth of July speech in Dickinson to a "great crowd of cowboys and grangers." He is reluctant to accept Mayor Grace's offer and if he continues to make long stays in Dakota Territory he may entirely give up his eastern life.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Childbirth; Fourth of July; Speeches, addresses, etc.; Outdoor life; North Dakota--Dickinson; Cole, Corinne Roosevelt; Robinson, Douglas, 1855-1918; Stewart, Lispenard; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924; Grace, William Russell, 1832-1904

Date: 1886-07-05

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna Roosevelt about recent happenings in Oyster Bay, New York. Their brother, Elliot, has been very ill.  Roosevelt's friends Nellie Tyler and Henry Cabot Lodge have been visiting the family, and Roosevelt has spent time playing polo with the Underhills and others.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Sick; Entertaining; Polo; Polo ponies; Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924

Date: 1888-06-17

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna Roosevelt about her trip to Ireland and Irish/English politics as well as current happenings in Oyster Bay, New York.  Their brother Elliot is doing much better.  Roosevelt continues to enjoy playing polo and lists the people he has visited with lately. His "magnum opus" is progressing slowly.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: International relations; Business entertaining; Sick; Polo; Writing; Ireland; England; Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924

Date: 1888-06-24

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna Roosevelt detailing a recent visit by his wife Edith's mother and sister.  He also discusses his and Edith's trip to Geneseo.  Both he and Edith are enjoying the country and sporting events.  Roosevelt also discusses the upcoming presidential election and Fourth of July festivities.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Friendly visiting; Leisure; Horses; Elections; Fourth of July celebrations; Carow, Emily Tyler, 1865-1939; Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901

Date: 1888-07-08

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna Roosevelt updating her on the status of things in Washington. He is sorry to hear she was sick. The new house is coming along nicely and he and wife Edith have been socializing quite a bit. A magazine is going to publish an article about his book Winning of the West.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Dinners and dining; Homes; Sick; Books and reading--Periodicals; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924

Date: 1890-01-04

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Richard Watson Gilder

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Civil Service Commissioner Roosevelt inquires if anything on Kit Carson's life is to be published.  Roosevelt describes Carson with admiration and writes that he should not be forgotten.  He also suggests that Henry Cabot Lodge would write an article and makes several other suggestions regarding possible articles.  Roosevelt promises to writes his three articles about hunting and expresses hope that the copyright bill will go through.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Publishers and publishing; Legislation; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924; Carson, Kit, 1809-1868

Date: 1890-03-30

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Robert Harry Munro Ferguson

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Commissioner Roosevelt has several dinner engagements for the weekend and asks if Robert Harry Munro Ferguson will join him for lunch on Saturday and Sunday. Roosevelt details plans for horseback riding and a walk up Rock Creek if Ferguson is willing.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Dinners and dining; Entertaining; Scheduling; Horses; Hiking; Washington (D.C.)--Rock Creek Park; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924

Date: 1890-1900

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes to Anna Roosevelt about the Katy Mann affair. Mann is attempting to hire a lawyer and Roosevelt is very concerned about a resulting public scandal. Their brother Elliot is still not doing well.  Roosevelt's friend Cecil Spring Rice will be staying with him in Washington for the next two months. He is homesick for wife Edith and the children.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Paternity; Actions and defenses; Dinners and dining; Alcoholics; Scandals; Homesickness; Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Spring Rice, Cecil, Sir, 1859-1918; Roosevelt, Kermit, 1889-1943; Mann, Katy

Date: 1891-05-10

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