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Personal diary of Theodore Roosevelt, 1881

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Diary of Theodore Roosevelt for the year 1881. Roosevelt lives in New York City with Alice Lee Roosevelt and attends Columbia Law School. Major events for the year are a summer trip through Europe and Roosevelt's election to the New York State Assembly from the 21st district. The diary concludes with notes on Roosevelt's personal finances.

Resource Type: Diary

Subject: Dinners and dining; Entertaining; Vacations; Elections; Finance, Personal; New York (State)--New York; Columbia University. School of Law; New York (State). Legislature. Assembly; Roosevelt, Alice Lee, 1861-1884; Bulloch, Irvine S.

Date: 1881

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt requests the support of the voters of New York's Twenty-first Assembly District.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Elections; Political campaigns; New York (State). Legislature. Assembly

Date: 1881-11-01

Pamphlet recommending Theodore Roosevelt as member of the New York State Assembly

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Political flyer recommending Theodore Roosevelt's election to the New York State Assembly as representative for the Twenty-first Assembly District.

Resource Type: Pamphlet

Subject: Elections; Political campaigns; New York (State). Legislature. Assembly; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1881-11-01

Escaping from the old shell

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Print shows a moth or butterfly labeled "N.Y. County Democracy" with bust portraits of Lucius Robinson, Abram S. Hewitt, Samuel J. Tilden, and Clarkson N. Potter on the wings; it has just emerged from a pupa labeled "Tammany" with the face of John Kelly, and is flying toward a flower blossom labeled "1884".

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Election; Butterflies; Moths; Flowers; Democratic Party (U.S.); Tammany Hall; Hewitt, Abram S. (Abram Stevens), 1822-1903; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Robinson, Lucius, 1810-1891; Potter, Clarkson Nott, 1825-1882; Kelly, John, 1821-1886

Date: 1881-11-02

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Alice Hathaway Lee Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt expresses his deep love to his wife Alice and how he could not live without her. His election as a New York state assemblyman seems assured and he is enclosing an article. His book is nearly finished but he confesses he is not in "a good condition from a monetary point of view." Uncle Jimmie is standing by him. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Spouses; Love; Elections; Writing; Money

Date: 1881-11-05

Another restorer of antiquities à la Cesnola

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Print shows Charles A. Dana as an archaeologist who has just excavated a statue labeled "S.J.T." and "Buried in 1876" from "Greystone," behind which Henry Watterson, on the left, and John Kelly, on the right, glower and gesture in anger. Dana is using "Newspaper Cement" to attach arms, hands, and feet labeled "Popular Enthusiasm" and "New Political Footing" to the statue. One arm and hand with a flower labeled "Clean Record" have already been pinned in place. There is a basket of tools labeled "Editorials" and a pick labeled "Wire Pulling" at Dana's side. In the background, a banner atop the White House states "Presidential Museum."  Caption: C. A. Dana (having excavated an Old Fossil) "I guess I can palm him off on the people for their Museum in 1884!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Sculpture; Antiquities; Fossils; Presidents--Elections; Newspaper editors; Archaeologists; White House (Washington, D.C.); Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Watterson, Henry, 1840-1921; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Cesnola, Luigi Palma di, 1832-1904

Date: 1882-04-05

Rushing the season

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In the interior of the "Political Hot House," many plants with the heads of politicians are potted and labeled with botanical names, for example "Butleria Cockeya," "McVeaghia No Chancea," "Tildenus Fossilis," "Blainea Sunstrokea," "Hewittia Tariffia," "Shermania Honestia," and "Thurmania Ragbabia." At center is a figure fashioned from quill pens, a drum labeled "Press," and newspapers labeled "Louisville Courier Journal, N. Y. Sun, Tribune, Herald, Advertiser, Times, [and] Cincinnati C[...]," holding a potted plant labeled "Arthuria Accidentalia." A politician holding a spade labeled "Out of a Job" gestures toward the door of the greenhouse. In the background is the "White House." Among the plants are Rutherford B. Hayes, Thomas F. Bayard, Winfield Scott Hancock, George B. McClellan, Roscoe Conkling, Cyrus W. Field, Samuel J. Tilden, Allen G. Thurman, John Sherman, Ulysses S. Grant, Wayne MacVeagh, George F. Edmunds, William M. Evarts, Benjamin F. Butler, Abram S. Hewitt, Chester A. Arthur, James G. Blaine, David Davis, and a plant identified as "Adams Icebergea."  Caption: Unoccupied Politician "Oh, I assure you, my dear Mr. Press, it's none too early to begin to set out the Presidential Plants!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Greenhouses; Plants; Plants, Potted; Politicians; Newspapers; White House (Washington, D.C.); Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898; Hancock, Winfield Scott, 1824-1886; McClellan, George B. (George Brinton), 1865-1940; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; MacVeagh, Wayne, 1833-1917; Edmunds, George F. (George Franklin), 1828-1919; Hewitt, Abram S. (Abram Stevens), 1822-1903; Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892; Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Davis, David, 1815-1886; Thurman, Allen Granbery, 1813-1895; Hayes, Rutherford B., 1822-1893

Date: 1882-04-05

A new bull in the ring

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Print shows Chester A. Arthur riding the Republican elephant tossed high in the air in a "Political Arena." The elephant is patched with scandals labeled "Credit Mobilier, Collusion with Monopolies, Back Pay Grab, Third Termism, Whiskey Ring, Navy Ring, [and] Dorsey 'Soap' 1880." Below, on the floor of the arena, Samuel J. Tilden is sitting backwards on a donkey labeled "Incurable" and Puck's Independent Party figure is riding a bucking bull, its horns labeled "Anti-Monopoly" and "Tariff Reform." Puck applauds from a viewing stand on the right; sitting in the grandstand at left are Ulysses S. Grant, Cyrus W. Field, Rutherford B. Hayes, Thomas F. Bayard, Winfield Scott Hancock, Benjamin F. Butler, Adams, David Davis, Allen G. Thurman, William M. Evarts, Abram S. Hewitt, George F. Edmunds, Wayne MacVeagh, and George B. McClellan.  Caption: Puck presents another prophetic cartoon - and the sooner it is realized the better.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Democratic donkey (Symbolic character); Republican elephant (Symbolic character); Presidents--Elections; Bull rings; Bulls; Scandals; Monopolies; Democratic Party (U.S.); Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); National Independent Party (U.S.); Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898; Hancock, Winfield Scott, 1824-1886; Hewitt, Abram S. (Abram Stevens), 1822-1903; Edmunds, George F. (George Franklin), 1828-1919; MacVeagh, Wayne, 1833-1917; Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Davis, David, 1815-1886; Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901; McClellan, George B. (George Brinton), 1865-1940; Thurman, Allen Granbery, 1813-1895; Hayes, Rutherford B., 1822-1893

Date: 1882-04-19

Self-supporter Sammy

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Print shows two images of Samuel J. Tilden, dressed identically, to the left and right of a barrel full of coins, labeled with monogram "SJT." Papers extending from their pockets state "For President, S. J. Tilden. For Governor, S. J. Tilden." Caption: "Mr. Tilden will not support any candidate whom he has not personally selected" Daily Paper.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Barrels; Coins; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886

Date: 1882-05-10

The political Sodom and Gomorrah are doomed to destruction

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Print shows an angel labeled "New Party" with wings labeled "Tariff-Reform" and "Anti-Monopoly" leading two small orphan children labeled "Political Honesty" and "Political Wisdom" to safety, away from the fires, ignited by lightning labeled "Public Condemnation," that are consuming "Republican Sodom" and "Democratic Gomorrah." Caption: But peradventure the New Party will save these two little orphans from the burning and bring them up for us.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Tariff; Ethics; Orphans; Angels; Fires; Bible stories; Middle East--Sodom (Extinct city); Middle East--Gomorrah (Extinct city); National Independent Party (U.S.); Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Democratic Party (U.S.)

Date: 1882-05-10

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