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In His Own Words: Impressions of European Royalty

Aug 30, 2013

Theodore Roosevelt felt a bit out of his element while serving as the special ambassador for the United States at the funeral of King Edward VII. Apparently, serving as President of the United States doesn’t prepare someone to navigate the intricacies, resentments, and myriad levels of European royalty.

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Posted by Grant Carlson on Aug 30, 2013 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)  |  Share this post

Roosevelt's Contemporaries: Elihu Root

Aug 27, 2013

A prominent lawyer, statesman, and key member of the Roosevelt administration, Elihu Root directed the American military and diplomatic service towards a new global role after the Spanish-American War and left a lasting impact on foreign affairs and international law.

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Posted by Grant Carlson on Aug 27, 2013 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

When Business Is Pleasure

Aug 23, 2013

Vacations often bring opportunities to combine business and pleasure - and sometimes, the passage between the two is seamless.

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Posted by Sharon Kilzer on Aug 23, 2013 in Current Events  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

In His Own Words: City Dog

Aug 20, 2013

Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt has decided that Gem, one of the family’s many pets, would be better off with a new owner.

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Posted by Grant Carlson on Aug 20, 2013 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Theodore Roosevelt's Confederate Uncles

Aug 16, 2013

Martha Bulloch Roosevelt grew up on a Georgia plantation and maintained her Southern sympathies. Her family owned slaves and several family members fought for the Confederacy including her brother, Irvine S. Bulloch, and half-brother, James Dunwody Bulloch.

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Posted by Grant Carlson on Aug 16, 2013 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

In His Own Words: Theodore Roosevelt at Cambridge

Aug 14, 2013

In a letter to David Gray, Theodore Roosevelt described a joke that was played on him by students at the  University of Cambridge when he spoke there on his post-presidential tour of Europe.

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Posted by Grant Carlson on Aug 14, 2013 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Passenger Pigeons

Aug 09, 2013

Passenger pigeons were often described as blackening the skies when their colossal flocks passed overhead; however, by the late 19th century the great flocks had disappeared. One person who claimed seeing the now rare species was bird-watching enthusiast and President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt.

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Posted by Grant Carlson on Aug 09, 2013 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)  |  Share this post

In His Own Words: A Baby is Born

Aug 06, 2013

Theodore Roosevelt wrote regularly to his daughter-in-law, Belle, many of which included humorous stories of various family matters, particularly while Belle and Kermit lived in South America. In this letter, Roosevelt relates anecdotes regarding the birth of his son Ted's third child, Cornelius Van Schaack Roosevelt.

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Posted by Keri Youngstrand on Aug 06, 2013 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Get Action; Do Things; Be Sane

Aug 04, 2013

The title quote from TR is well known, mostly for the first and second phrases. However, the third is sometimes what the staff at the Theodore Roosevelt Center reach for.

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Posted by Sharon Kilzer on Aug 04, 2013 in Digital Library  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)  |  Share this post

A Path that Leads to TR

Aug 01, 2013

Researching the history of Amidon, North Dakota, brought me right back to the Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library.

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Posted by Keri Youngstrand on Aug 01, 2013 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post