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Chippendale desk of Ansley Wilcox

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A Sheraton-style Chippendale desk manufactured in England circa 1790 where Theodore Roosevelt wrote his first proclamation to the nation following his 1901 inauguration. Desk has large slant top with corners decorated with inlay of light wood in fan design. Inside are seven cubbyholes, seven small drawers, three large drawers, and two concealed drawers. Beneath are four full length drawers with brass pulls and brass framed keyhole. Made of English walnut with an oak base.

Resource Type: Desk

Subject: Presidents--U.S. states; Inauguration; Wilcox, Ansley, 1856-1930; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1790?

Theodore Roosevelt as a child

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This full-figure photograph of Theodore Roosevelt, taken at about age 7, shows him in a dark suit holding a light-colored hat in his left hand with his right arm resting on the arm of a tasseled chair.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1860-1870?

Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Portrait of Theodore Roosevelt at age 3, standing on a chair with a straw hat in hand.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1862-08

Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Portrait of Theodore Roosevelt at three years old. A message inscribed on the reverse side reads, "Theodore Roosevelt, Long Beach, August, 1862. To Dear Edith from Aunt Annie."

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1862-08

Abraham Lincoln's Funeral Procession

Description:

View of Abraham Lincoln's funeral procession, showing the home of Cornelius Van Schaack Roosevelt at the corner of Broadway and Union Square in New York. Two children are visible in the second story window, one of whom is Theodore Roosevelt, the other is his brother Elliott Roosevelt.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: Presidents--Death; Funeral journey of Abraham Lincoln to Springfield; New York (State)--New York; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894; Roosevelt, Cornelius Van Schaack, 1794-1871; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

Date: 1865-04-25

Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Photograph of Theodore Roosevelt around age seven.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1865?

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Theodore Roosevelt

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Letter reads: "Dear Tedie [sic], I will call to see you a little after three this afternoon. Your Father." On letterhead: Roosevelt & Sons, 94 Maiden Lane, New York.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Letters; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1868-09-19

Theodore Roosevelt

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Portrait of Theodore Roosevelt at age 10.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1868?

Letter from Cornelius Van Schaack Roosevelt to Theodore Roosevelt

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A letter written in rhyme from Cornelius Van Schaack Roosevelt to Theodore Roosevelt (or "Tedie"), expressing the hope that Theodore felt better soon. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Sick children; Rhyme; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1869-11-11

The Roosevelt family and others in Egypt

Description:

Photograph of the Roosevelt family and fellow travelers taken during a trip to Egypt. Back row: Francis Merriam, Nathaniel Thayer, Smith Clift. Middle row, seated from left to right: Bessie Clift, Martha Bulloch Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Sr., Mrs. Smith Clift, Edith Clift, and Augustus Jay. Front row, seated on the floor: Anna Roosevelt Cowles, Corinne Roosevelt Robinson, Theodore Roosevelt and Elliott Roosevelt.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: Merriam, Francis; Thayer, Nathaniel; Clift, Smith; Clift, Bessie; Roosevelt, Martha Bulloch, 1835-1884; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1831-1878; Clift, Edith; Jay, Augustus; Cowles, Anna Roosevelt, 1855-1931; Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894

Date: 1872-1873?

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