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Compulsory baptism

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President Cleveland, as Ferdinand V sitting on a throne, observes as civil service office seekers are baptized at the font of "Civil Service Reform." Among those depicted are Thomas Hendricks, Charles A. Dana, Thomas F. Grady, "Barnum," George H. Sterling(?), John Kelly, L. Q. C. Lamar, Thomas F. Bayard, "Pendleton," "Carlisle," George W. Curtis, Carl Schurz, and Grover Cleveland. Caption: In 1500, after the conquest of Granada, Ferdinand V. compelled the vanquished Moors to submit to the rite of Baptism.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Civil service reform; Baptism; Patronage, Political; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898; Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906; Barnum, William Henry, 1818-1889; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897; Hendricks, Thomas A. (Thomas Andrews), 1819-1885; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Lamar, L. Q. C. (Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus), 1825-1893; Pendleton, George H. (George Hunt), 1825-1889; Curtis, George William, 1824-1892; Grady, Thomas Francis, 1853-1912

Date: 1885-03-11

Baptismal certificate of Theodore Roosevelt Jr.

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The certificate of baptism for Theodore Roosevelt Jr.

Resource Type: Certificate

Subject: Baptismal certificates; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944

Date: 1888-01-18

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Commissioner Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna Roosevelt updating her on the status of the family. Edith and baby Kermit are doing well. Edith asked Frank to be Kermit's godfather and Roosevelt wants Anna's opinion on it. Roosevelt hopes that Anna will come back to visit soon and tells her to consult with their sister Corinne on when to come.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Friendly visiting; Infant baptism; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Roosevelt, Kermit, 1889-1943; Robinson, Douglas, 1855-1918; Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933

Date: 1889-10-17

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna Roosevelt (on behalf of Edith), inquiring about the dates of her upcoming visit. Edith would like Anna to be there for the christening of baby Kermit and asks her to thank Corinne Roosevelt Robinson for the dresses.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Friendly visiting; Baptism; Gifts; Roosevelt, Kermit, 1889-1943; Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933

Date: 1889-10-22

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Gertrude Tyler Carow

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Theodore Roosevelt writes his mother-in-law Gertrude Tyler Carow updating her on wife Edith's condition after giving birth to Kermit. Kermit will be christened next week. Eldest son Ted loves his new little brother and is very playful. Edith is afraid to write because of her eyes but will probably be able to next Sunday.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Children; Childbirth; Infants; Baptism; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Roosevelt, Kermit, 1889-1943

Date: 1889-10-27

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna Roosevelt updating her on the status of the family. Edith and the children will be traveling to New York to visit Anna in a few weeks. Baby Archie will be baptized at Oyster Bay with sister Corinne Robinson, Senator Henry Cabot Lodge and Bellamy Storer serving as godparents. Roosevelt continues to socialize and attend political dinners.

 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Travel; Dinners and dining; Infant baptism; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Roosevelt, Archibald B. (Archibald Bulloch), 1894-1979; Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924; Storer, B. (Bellamy), 1847-1922

Date: 1894-04-22

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt gives his sister Anna Roosevelt an update on the pets at Sagamore Hill, including the horses and guinea pig. He relates a funny conversation he and wife Edith had with son Kermit and gives Anna some advice about living abroad in England.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Pets; Horses; Guinea pigs; Children; Travel; Infant baptism; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Roosevelt, Kermit, 1889-1943; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944

Date: 1894-06-10

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Robert Harry Munro Ferguson

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Assistant Secretary Roosevelt hadn't seen the poem before, but it is a "bully" one. He is concerned about fireworks in Washington, D.C. Roosevelt details the guests that will attend Quentin Roosevelt's upcoming christening and promises to send a photograph of Ethel Roosevelt. He wishes Robert Harry Munro Ferguson could take part in their "Sunday scrambles."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Poetry; Fireworks; Baptism; Hiking; Photographs; Washington (D.C.); Roosevelt, Quentin, 1897-1918; Pauncefote, Julian, Baron, 1828-1902; Pauncefote, Maud; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924; Derby, Ethel Roosevelt

Date: 1897-12-22

Letter from James Burton to Theodore Roosevelt

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James Burton will be mailing a photograph of Vice President Roosevelt "christening an Indian child" that he took at the Pan-American Exposition.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Pan-American Exposition; Photographs; Baptism

Date: 1901-09-05

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Margaret Chanler

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President Roosevelt hopes to attend the christening during his visit to Rhode Island and is working out the details with George B. Cortelyou and Senator Lodge.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Baptism; Rhode Island; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924; Cortelyou, George B. (George Bruce), 1862-1940; Aldrich, Nelson W. (Nelson Wilmarth), 1841-1915

Date: 1902-07-21

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