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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt Sr. writes to "Bamie" (the childhood nickname of his daughter Anna) and "Tedie," his son Theodore Roosevelt. Writing from the U.S. Capitol, he describes the building and what he has seen in it. He asks both children to be good and to help their mother. The letterhead is a color reproduction of an engraving of the Capitol.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)

Date: 1861-12-09

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

Letter from Cornelius Van Schaack Roosevelt to Theodore Roosevelt

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Cornelius Van Schaack Roosevelt writes in rhyme to Theodore Roosevelt (or "Tedie"), expressing the hope that Theodore feels better soon.

Resource Type: Letter

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

Date: 1869-11-11

Letter from H. D. Minot to Theodore Roosevelt

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H. D. Minot sends his condolences to Theodore Roosevelt on the death of his father.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Sympathy; Fathers--Death; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1831-1878

Date: 1878-02-17

Letter from H. D. Minot to Theodore Roosevelt

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After great hesitation, and because of their long friendship, H. D. Minot writes to express his displeasure at Theodore Roosevelt's recent behavior. At Harvard, Roosevelt did not admire drunken or debauched antics, so Minot was very much alarmed to observe Roosevelt "talk shameful grossness before a woman... and muddled nonsense about fighting sensible Charlie Ware with dueling pistols." Minot is sorry to speak so severely to Roosevelt but does so as a testimony of sincere friendship.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Conduct of life; Friendship; College students--Alcohol use; Harvard College (1780- ); Ware, Charles

Date: 1879-12

Letter from the Marquis de Morès to Theodore Roosevelt

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The President of the Northern Pacific Refrigerator Car Company, the Marquis de Mores, writes to Theodore Roosevelt while in a jail cell awaiting trial for murder. He claims Joe Ferris is responsible for getting him indicted and he has read newspaper accounts of Roosevelt fighting with Mores. Mores wants to know if Roosevelt is responsible for the accounts in the paper because he thought Roosevelt was his friend. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Friendship--Correspondence; Newspapers; Trials (Murder); Ferris, Joseph A. (Joseph Albert), 1857-1937

Date: 1885-09-03

Letter from Joseph H. Manley to Theodore Roosevelt

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Chairman of the Republican State Committee of Maine Joseph H. Manley invites Theodore Roosevelt to speak in Maine and support the Republican campaign there.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Political campaigns; Republican Party (Me.)

Date: 1886-08-11

Letter from Michael J. Finnegan to Theodore Roosevelt

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"Red-headed Mike Finnegan" writes Theodore Roosevelt from the State Penitentiary in Bismarck, North Dakota, where he was imprisoned for having stolen Roosevelt's boat on the Little Missouri River in April 1886. Finnegan asks Roosevelt's assistance in having his prison sentence commuted.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Theft; Boats and boating; Pardon; United States--Little Missouri River; North Dakota--Bismarck

Date: 1887

Receipt from the Montana Stock Growers' Association to Theodore Roosevelt

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Receipt from the Montana Stock Growers' Association for Theodore Roosevelt's membership dues covering April 19, 1887, to April 19, 1888.

Resource Type: Receipt

Subject: Associations, institutions, etc.--Membership; Ranching

Date: 1887-04-20

Letter from Mary Heron Sumner Long to Theodore Roosevelt

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Mary H. Sumner Long is sending to Theodore Roosevelt a copy of the Memoirs of General Robert E. Lee, written by her husband, General A. L. Long. She was inspired to send the book because of the "beautiful tribute" Roosevelt paid the general in his biography of Thomas Hart Benton. Sumner Long explains that some critics have charged her husband with partiality, but she thinks Roosevelt will agree that the biographer has done justice to Lee's "genius as a soldier" and his "character as a man." She then tells Roosevelt that she is one of his greatest admirers and loves reading his articles.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: American Civil War (1861-1865); Books and reading; Soldiers' writings, American; Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870; Long, A. L. (Armistead Lindsay), 1827-1891

Date: 1887-11-22

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