Theodore Roosevelt describes his career in politics in a letter to his son Kermit dated January 27, 1915.
Paul Kruger was elected president of the South African Republic in 1883, which was unstable throughout his time in office. This instability turned into open warfare with Great Britain in 1899.
Theodore Roosevelt recalls his return to Dickinson and Medora, North Dakota, during a 1903 tour of western states in a long letter to Secretary of State John Hay.
John Hay was an unexpected holdover in the cabinet when Theodore Roosevelt became the President; however, they settled into a complementary working relationship.
Working in the digital library often offers the opportunity to solve mysteries. One such mystery involves European travel and the coronation of a king.