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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Fairfield Osborn

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Vice President Roosevelt requests the presence of Professor Fairfield Osborn for lunch on September 15. Roosevelt's children have been ill and he is unsure if his wife will return from the Adirondacks by then. If Osborn would like to come on the 16th with his boys, Roosevelt could show him the mountain lion and he believes that Mrs. Roosevelt may consent by then to letting Osborn have it for the museum. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Puma; Dinners and dining; Sick children; Children--Health and hygiene; American Museum of Natural History; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948

Date: 1901-08-27

Letter from Albert S. Bickmore to Theodore Roosevelt

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Albert S. Bickmore is comforted that the mantle of William McKinley has fallen to President Roosevelt. He worked with Roosevelt's father during the founding of the American Museum of Natural History and wishes he had survived to see his son become president. Bickmore is working on a lecture on the Pan-American Exposition.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Pan-American Exposition; Presidents--Succession; Speeches, addresses, etc.; American Museum of Natural History; McKinley, William, 1843-1901

Date: 1901-09-15

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to John Burroughs

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Theodore Roosevelt cut clover and saw two orchard orioles come and hunt over the clover for insects. Roosevelt shot a yellow-throated or Dominican warbler. The mutilated skin was given to the American Museum of Natural History so that they could be sure of the identification.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Clover; Orioles; Yellow warbler; Ornithology; American Museum of Natural History

Date: 1907-07-11

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to John Burroughs

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Theodore Roosevelt would be glad to have a book made of the Yellowstone sketch. Roosevelt cut the clover quickly and was not thinking about nests until afterward. Roosevelt asks Burroughs if he has Chapman's book on the warblers. Roosevelt feels that he has become "a little like a nature faker myself." He is interested in a chipmunk that crosses the tennis court during games. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Yellow warbler; Clover; Chipmunks; Publications; United States--Yellowstone National Park; New York (State)--Oyster Bay; American Museum of Natural History; Long, William J. (William Joseph), 1867-1952

Date: 1907-07-19

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Gifford Pinchot

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President Roosevelt asks if Gifford Pinchot will write to Fairfield Osborn who is very anxious to talk over forestry matters.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Forests and forestry; Letters; American Museum of Natural History

Date: 1908-07-12

Letter from Edgar Alexander Mearns to Theodore Roosevelt

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Edgar Alexander Mearns agrees to Theodore Roosevelt's publication stipulations on the Africa expedition. Roosevelt's publications must come first. In order to complete early preparations for the trip, Mearns requests an official order from the War Department outlining his duties. Mearns suggests other members of the American Museum staff who might be good candidates for the expedition. Mearns also asks Roosevelt whether he should make plans for the "systematic treatment of natives outside of your own party."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Scientific expeditions; Zoological specimens; Publications; Writing; Travel--Planning; Medical care; Taxidermy; Armed Forces--Pay, allowances, etc.; Naturalists; Africa; Panama--Panama Canal; Philippines; New York (State)--Fort Totten; United States. War Department; United States and Mexican Boundary Survey; United States National Museum; American Museum of Natural History

Date: 1908-08-04

Letter from William T. Hornaday to Theodore Roosevelt

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William T. Hornaday is pleased to hear institutions in the United States will receive three new rhinoceros specimens. Hornaday assures Theodore Roosevelt that the Camp Fire Club dinner will be carried out according to his wishes. Hornaday strongly objected to William J. Long's presence at a dinner. The campaign to protect the fur-seal fisheries of Alaska has been successful, and Hornaday hopes the bill will pass before the end of April.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Natural history; Dinners and dining; Endangered species--Protection; Wildlife conservation--Law and legislation; Washington (D.C.); Alaska--Pribilof Islands; American Museum of Natural History; New York Zoological Park; Long, William J. (William Joseph), 1867-1952; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924; Root, Elihu, 1845-1937; Dixon, Joseph M. (Joseph Moore), 1867-1934; Cullom, Shelby M. (Shelby Moore), 1829-1914; Nagel, Charles, 1849-1940; Nelson, Knute, 1843-1923; Gaynor, William Jay, -1913

Date: 1910-03-24

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Henry Fairfield Osborn

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Theodore Roosevelt believes that Carl Akeley should be satisfied with getting a bull elephant with tusks that weigh sixty pounds apiece while in Africa. Roosevelt is starting a study of concealing coloration and asks Henry Fairfield Osborn if the American Museum would be interested in publishing such a study. Roosevelt is disappointed that no one in the scientific community has questioned the absurdities in Abbott Handerson Thayer's book on the subject. Roosevelt adds that he would like to come to the Museum in a few days to see Osborn and Frank M. Chapman.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Elephant hunting; Camouflage (Biology); Africa; American Museum of Natural History; Akeley, Carl Ethan, 1864-1926; Chapman, Frank M. (Frank Michler), 1864-1945; Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921

Date: 1911-04-21

Letter from Secretary of Theodore Roosevelt to Charles N. Sellers

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Theodore Roosevelt's secretary advises Charles N. Sellers to write to Frank M. Chapman at the American Museum of Natural History for the information he needs.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Letters; American Museum of Natural History; Chapman, Frank M. (Frank Michler), 1864-1945

Date: 1911-04-25

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Henry Fairfield Osborn

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Theodore Roosevelt is working on the article, but isn't sure if Henry Fairfield Osborn would care to publish it. Roosevelt isn't doing much research in other books, because he would like it to be based on what he's observed. Roosevelt also believes there have been facts on the cougar that have been overlooked.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Publications; Writing; Hunting; Puma; Naturalists; Animals--Color; Africa; Colorado; American Museum of Natural History; Allen, J. A. (Joel Asaph), 1838-1921

Date: 1911-05-08

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