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My expeditions and adventures

Description:

An illustrated adventure story written by a nine year old Theodore Roosevelt.

Resource Type: Manuscript

Subject: Adventure stories, American; Children--Writing

Date: 1868

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Martha Bulloch Roosevelt, Corinne Roosevelt Robinson, and Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt enjoyed his mother's long letter and looks forward to seeing the "curiosities and living things" she has collected for him. He describes his four mice to his sister, Corinne Roosevelt. Roosevelt asks his father to write and take Martha Bulloch Roosevelt to a battlefield so she can collect some "trophies" for him.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Letter writing; Zoological specimens; Mice as pets; Motion sickness; Battlefields

Date: 1868-04-28

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Dora Watkins

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt requests that Dora and Thomas Watkins answer his letter. He would like Watkins to send some sweet crackers and promises to send some apples. Roosevelt feeds three cats and four dogs everyday. He recollects that Watkins will be visiting on his birthday.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Family vacations; Letter writing; Pets--Feeding and feeds; Crackers; Apples; Watkins, Thomas

Date: 1868-09-03

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Martha Bulloch Roosevelt

Description:

The weather has been poor but Theodore Roosevelt has been fortunate not to catch a cold. He has been looking over a letter from Theodore Roosevelt Sr., and feels sad he can no longer write to him. Roosevelt had a three hour examination today and will be visiting home two weeks from next Friday.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Weather; Letter writing; College students--Examinations; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1831-1878

Date: 1878-03-24

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Martha Bulloch Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt has returned from a hunting trip and had a pleasant two weeks. He learned how to manage snowshoes and found the northern woods beautiful. Roosevelt visited two lumber camps and was interested to see "a particularly unique type of life." The hunting and trapping was also a success. Roosevelt will try and be more diligent with his letter writing.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Outdoor recreation; Hunting; Snowshoes and snowshoeing; Lumber camps; Letter writing; Asthma

Date: 1879-03-16

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Alice Lee Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt expresses how happy he is to get letters from his wife Alice and says he misses her, though he has been so busy writing his naval history and studying law, he would not be good company anyway. He is happy she approves of him going to the Porcellian Club dinner and he says he will be at Chestnut Hill for breakfast. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Spouses; Love; Dinners and dining; Writing; Harvard University. Porcellian Club

Date: 1881-10-14

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Alice Hathaway Lee Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt expresses his deep love to his wife Alice and how he could not live without her. His election as a New York state assemblyman seems assured and he is enclosing an article. His book is nearly finished but he confesses he is not in "a good condition from a monetary point of view." Uncle Jimmie is standing by him. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Spouses; Love; Elections; Writing; Money

Date: 1881-11-05

Licensed wreckers - in the hands of the receivers

Description:

Print shows a ship labeled "Wrecked Corporation" and "Insurance Co. Bankrupt" that has wrecked on rocks with a darkened lighthouse labeled "Trust" and "Justice" nearby. The light has been snuffed by "Judge" and "Corruption." Victims of the wreck, some clinging to the ship, others in the water, are labeled "Policy Holder" and "Pillaged Policy Holder." A rope from the ship to shore is held by a "Receiver," a "Lawyer," and a "Shore Shark," and is coiled around a money bag labeled "Fee." Another "Lawyer," using a gaff, reaches for a barrel labeled "Fees" that bobs in the water near the ship. Standing near the lighthouse is a man labeled "Referee" who is holding a pan labeled "False Beacon" that spews illuminated smoke labeled "By Order of the Court." The man burns papers labeled "Waste, Outrageous Extravagance, Extortion, [and] Cost."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Shipwrecks; Corporations; Bankruptcy; Corruption; Insurance; Big business--Finance; Lighthouses; Swindlers and swindling; Lawyers; Lawyers--Fees

Date: 1882-03-15

Justice's "jimmy"

Description:

Print shows New York State Supreme Court justice Theodoric R. Westbrook wearing the white robe of Justice and his head mostly bound with cloth. The balance scale of justice sits at his feet, and he hands a crowbar, or "jimmy", labeled "By Order of the Court," to a masked man. Another man, in the background, is using a similar bar to pry open doors labeled "Broken, Assets, Stockholders Money, [and] Policy Holders Money." Next to Westbrook is a container labeled "Court Orders" filled with crowbars. His left hand rests on a piece of paper that states "Supreme Court - Decisions by Everybody's Friend - Westbrook." Caption: How the receivers get at the assets of "busted" insurance companies.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Saving and investment; Insurance; Crowbars; Judges; Judgments; New York (State). Supreme Court; Westbrook, Theodoric R., -1885

Date: 1882-05-24

Gambling with death

Description:

Illustration shows, at center, a capitalist, sitting on money bags labeled "Insurance Money" and leaning against several papers labeled "New Policy," gambling with the Grim Reaper, while all around them disasters are happening, a panic-stricken crowd flees a burning theater, a hotel and a tenement building are on fire, a side-wheeler steam ship has exploded, an ocean liner sinks, and a railroad train has crashed; at each of these disasters is a notice that states "Heavily Insured." Caption: Too Enterprising American Capitalist - Keep up the game! I can lose nothing - I'm heavily insured.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Grim Reaper (Symbolic character); Insurance; Capitalists and financiers; Gambling; Shipwrecks; Fires; Explosions; Railroad accidents; Death

Date: 1883-01-24

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