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Mrs. Field Mouse's dinner party

Description:

A humorous short story written by a young Theodore Roosevelt about a dinner party given by a field mouse.

Resource Type: Manuscript

Subject: Animals--Juvenile fiction; Short stories, American

Date: 1872?

Dresden Literary American Club: Club Book

Description:

A notebook with short stories, poetry and some riddles composed by Theodore Roosevelt, Corinne Roosevelt, Elliott Roosevelt, John Elliott and Maud Elliot during their time together in Dresden, Germany.  The last two pages consist of French conjugations. The front and end pages consist of rough sketched maps.

Entries for July 20, 1873: Morning calls among the dogs, part 1 by T. Roosevelt; Mrs. Doolittle's adventures in Germany by J. Elliott: My Ghost by E. Roosevelt; Riddles by M. Elliott; and, Criticisms by C. Roosevelt.

Entries for September 7, 1873: The party, part 1 by J. Elliott; Nonsense Verses and Our journey to Samaden by E. Roosevelt; The night by C. Roosevelt; and, Morning calls among the dogs, part 2 by T. Roosevelt.

Entries for September 15, 1873: Adventures in Shopping? by T. Roosevelt; Just my luck by E. Roosevelt; The party, part 2 by J. Elliott; The broken ring by C. Roosevelt; and, Portrait of a quiet man by M. Elliott.

Resource Type: Notebook

Subject: Short stories, American; American poetry; Riddles, American; Books and reading

Date: 1873

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Robert Grant

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes to author Robert Grant congratulating him on his recent "good luck," and mentions his brother Elliott Roosevelt's recent meeting with Mrs. Robert Grant.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Meetings; Wives; American literature--Male authors; Juristic persons; New York (State); Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894; Grant, Josephine

Date: 1882-10-26

The return of the "prodigal father" at the "Puck" office - drawn by himself

Description:

Print shows Joseph F. Keppler returning to the "PUCK Office" after a vacation in Europe, laden with a string of "Frankfurt" sausages, "Paris" wine, "Neuchâtel" cheese from "Austria", an umbrella labeled "London", and a large tankard labeled "Munich." Puck rushes to greet him, and other staff crowd the office. On the left is the "Artists Dep[artment]" with "Gillam Hogarth, Opper Raphael, Gräetz Apelles, [and] Zim" emerging to welcome Keppler home. There is a cabinet at center, in the background, with bust models of William H. Vanderbilt, Benjamin F. Butler, George M. Robeson, James G. Blaine, Samuel J. Tilden, Carl Schurz, Ulysses S. Grant, Chester A. Arthur, James G. Bennett, and on a statue is a bust of Roscoe Conkling. Next to the "Editorial Department", on the right, are books labeled "Harvey's Meditations Among the Tombs, Congressional Record, Paley's Natural Theology, Poetical Works of G.W. Childs, [and] London Punch".

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Homecoming; Journalism

Date: 1883-10-10

The pirate publisher - an international burlesque that has has the longest run on record

Description:

A man, identified as the "Pirate Publisher," stands at center with one foot on a large book labeled "Law." He is wearing 17th century court dress, a large hat with four plumes labeled "American, French, German, [and] English," and a long cape that appears to be made from the title pages of pirated works of literature; and he is carrying two moneybags. Authors from "America, Germany, France, [and] England" form a half-circle behind him, including "Mark Twain, C. D. Warner, G. W. Cable, E. C. Stedman, F. Brete Hart [i.e., Bret Harte], J. Hay, O. W. Holmes, F. R. Stockton, J. G. Whittier, T. B. Aldrich, W. D. Howells, J. R. Lowell, Heyse, Ebers, Scheffel, Zola, Sardou, A. Daudet, Jules Verne, Gilbert, Browning, Burnard, Hughes, Tennyson, [and] W. Collins." Some hold papers labeled "James Payn, Louis Carroll, Thomas Hardy, [and] R. L. Stevenson." They are accusing the man of illegally publishing their work without compensating them, while the man maintains that he has a legal right to publish their books. There is a jack-in-the-box labeled "The Hugh Conway Posthumous Producer." The jack holds a knife in one hand and a gun in the other. Includes choruses "of British Authors...French Victims...German and other Sufferers, [and] Humble American Authors."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Copyright, International; Copyright infringement; Authors, American; Authors, English; Authors, French; Authors, German; Publishers and publishing; Jack-in-the-box

Date: 1886-02-24

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna telling her that this summer would not be a good time to visit the ranch. Roosevelt thinks that the following summer he would have the ranch sufficiently set up so that "girls could be really comfortable." He shot some antelope and is going to devote more time in the coming weeks to writing his book, Thomas Hart Benton.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Entertaining; Hunting; Books and reading; Authorship; Letter mail handling

Date: 1886-04-29

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Corinne Roosevelt Robinson

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt misses his family but is enjoying the ranching life as it combines the outdoors, much variety, a little adventure, and time for literary pursuits. He has not given his political career much thought and has been busy hunting, ranching, and writing. He thanks Corinne Roosevelt Robinson for the soap.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Ranching; Books and reading; Authorship; Politicians; Robinson, Douglas, 1855-1918; Robinson, Theodore Douglas, 1883-1934

Date: 1886-05-12

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna thanking her for the toys she sent for Bill Sewall's child. The round-up is finished and advises that he is nearly finished with his book, Thomas Hart Benton. He has been offered a position as a teacher and feels sorry for "Lizzie."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Ranching; Cattle; Toys; Books and reading; Authorship; Sewall, William Wingate, 1845-1930

Date: 1886-06-28

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Douglas Robinson

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt believes he should accept Mayor Grace's offer but requests Douglas Robinson's opinion on the earnestness of the offer and the likelihood of the appointment. Roosevelt is preparing for a hunt in the Rocky Mountains and may need to draw on Robinson to cover expenses as he has not completed some literary projects. He has been on the roundup for five weeks but took some time off for hunting. Roosevelt doesn't expect to make a great fortune, but is optimistic of his ranching future.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Local officials and employees--Selection and appointment; Finance, Personal; Authorship; Ranching; Hunting; Morès, Antoine Amédée Marie Vincent Manca de Vallombrosa, marquis de, 1858-1896; Grace, William Russell, 1832-1904

Date: 1886-06-28

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to the Houghton Mifflin Company

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt asks that his book The life of Thomas Hart Benton be sent to three people listed.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Authors and publishers; Benton, Thomas Hart, 1782-1858; Tebbets, John Sever

Date: 1887-01-08?

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