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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Theodore Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt thanks his father for sending the petition that will allow him to attend church. The bag and clock have arrived but he will need several more books and the key to his bookcase. His room appears comfortable with the pictures hung and the knickknacks placed. Roosevelt attended a football game between the freshman team and Adams Academy. His studies are going well except the class "Theory of Determinants."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: College students--Social life and customs; College students--Housing; College students--Study and teaching; College students--Religious life; Football; Harvard College (1780- ); Adams Academy (Quincy, Mass.); Shaw, Henry Russell; Andrews, William Shankland, 1858-1936

Date: 1876-11-05

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister in advance of his trip home. He updates her on his health, studies, and laundry. He also sends her greetings from the Coolidges, with whom he dined the night before.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Travel--Planning; Dinners and dining; College students--Study and teaching; Health

Date: 1876-11-26

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna, saying his short visit home has made him homesick. He didn't realize how much he would have to study at Harvard. Roosevelt also asks his sister to send him a list of what the family wants for Christmas and to send him things that he left at home. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Homesickness; College students--Study and teaching; Gifts; Harvard College (1780- )

Date: 1876-12-11

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Corinne Roosevelt Robinson

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt apologizes to his sister for not writing sooner due to heavy studying and examinations. He informs her of his plans to introduce her to some of his friends over Christmas vacation. Roosevelt provides her with short character sketches of his friends, including Nickerson, Bacon, Hooper, Shaw, Chapin, Jackson, Pellero, and Welling. After receiving a postcard from her, Roosevelt makes plans to have a party during vacation.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: College students--Study and teaching; Entertaining; Christmas; Cowles, Anna Roosevelt, 1855-1931

Date: 1876-12-14

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna saying he finally knows what it feels like to be as busy as she is because he had a busy week at school along with having to attend to three party call. He also describes three people that he talked to throughout the week. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: College students--Study and teaching; College students--Social life and customs; Harvard College (1780- )

Date: 1877-01-13

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Corinne Roosevelt Robinson

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister about readjusting to school life after the holiday.  He recounts his friends' impressions of their visit to the Roosevelt home and mentions his future social activities.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: College students--Study and teaching; Entertaining

Date: 1877-01-14

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Corinne Roosevelt Robinson

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt recounts to his sister his social activities of the past week.  Roosevelt provides details on a sleigh ride and party given by Harry Jackson.  Also mentioned is an assembly Roosevelt attended with Minot Weld and the Sunday school class Roosevelt taught.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: College students--Social life and customs; College students--Study and teaching; Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894; Minot, H. D. (Henry Davis), 1859-1890; Bacon, Robert, 1860-1919

Date: 1877-02-05

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Theodore Roosevelt and Martha Bulloch Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt provides a detailed description of one day of college life, particularly last Monday. There is a lot of class and studying but also boxing, dinner with the Tudors, and a window broken by a baseball. Roosevelt has been going out a lot but will focus on his examinations in a few weeks. He plans on collecting bird specimens in the spring and will be traveling to the Adirondacks with H. D. Minot. He requests that his gun and collecting supplies be sent. Roosevelt has been enjoying his Sunday school class and his library has been the "greatest possible pleasure."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: College students--Social life and customs; College students--Study and teaching; Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation; Sunday schools; Books and reading; New York (State)--Adirondack Mountains; Harvard College (1780- ); Minot, H. D. (Henry Davis), 1859-1890

Date: 1877-02-11

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna explaining that he has not written to her in a while because he has been very busy with school and studying. He inquires if anyone in the family knows a James Roosevelt who attended Harvard in 1840 and describes spending time with friends. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: College students--Study and teaching; College students--Social life and customs; Harvard College (1780- )

Date: 1877-04-22

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt hasn't heard of any new developments in the collector-ship case and fears that Senator Conkling has won. Roosevelt is looking forward to the holidays. He plans to make the most of the break as the "next two months will be tremendous work." Roosevelt will be preparing for the semi-annuals and the athletic contests.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Political crimes and offenses; College students--Social life and customs; College students--Study and teaching; College students--Examinations; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888

Date: 1877-12-08

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