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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to John Burroughs
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Title:

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to John Burroughs

Collection:

Library of Congress Manuscript Division

Description:

John Burroughs's letter has raised some doubt in President Roosevelt regarding his sighting of a small flock of passenger pigeons. However, he saw around a dozen pigeons, both in the air and perched on a tree, with a "characteristically pigeon like attitude." The other possibility is doves but the birds Roosevelt saw were larger and in a flock. He will write and see if there were other sightings.

Creation Date:

1907-05-27

Creator:

Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Recipient:

Burroughs, John, 1837-1921

Citation (Chicago Style):

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to John Burroughs. Theodore Roosevelt Papers. Library of Congress Manuscript Division. http://www.theodorerooseveltcenter.org/Research/Digital-Library/Record?libID=o199446. Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library. Dickinson State University.
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