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Mrs. Field Mouse's dinner party

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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?

Comments on current events by a bystander

Description:

A Toronto, Ontario, based opinion column on current events, including the Anthracite Coal Strike Commission, free trade, a government without political parties, European immigration, American influence in the Northwest Territories, novel writing, and lynching in the American South.

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Current events; Free trade; Emigration and immigration--Government policy; Dukhobors; Fiction; Lynching; International relations; Ontario--Toronto; Canada; Northwest Territories; Southern States; United States. Anthracite Coal Strike Commission

Date: 1902-10-31

Letter from Percy St. Michael Podmore to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Percy St. Michael Podmore asks if he can dedicate his book Ozunkein: A Story of a Muskoka Seneca Girl to President Roosevelt as he has long admired Roosevelt's "manly life and influence." 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Indians in literature; Books and reading; Seneca Indians; Romance fiction; Ward, Lock and Company, ltd.

Date: 1904-02-20

Letter from Robert Grant to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Robert Grant writes to President Roosevelt regarding his recent novel, Unleavened Bread. Roosevelt had referred to Grant's heroine Selma in a recent speech, much to Grant's pleasure. Grant mentions that a reporter failed to understand the satirical representation of the female character and misinterpreted the work to be serious. Grant attempted to clarify his stance on divorce and morality but explains the situation to Roosevelt just in case his words are "muddled" in the press.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Authors; Books and reading; Reporters and reporting; Satire; Fiction

Date: 1905-03-15

Letter from Robert Grant to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Robert Grant, who is a novelist and jurist, writes to President Roosevelt about sending Roosevelt his latest novel, The Orchid. Grant discusses the plot of the novel and sends along his hopes that the President will shoot some big game and meet several interesting characters. He also sends an article that incorrectly stated Grant, in opposition to Roosevelt, felt childless women to be an appropriate life style choice.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Women--Rights of women--U.S. states; Plots (Drama, novel, etc.); Massachusetts--Boston

Date: 1905-04-24

Letter from Jeremiah Curtin to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Jeremiah Curtin writes to President Roosevelt about a book Roosevelt has finished reading. This book is most likely the first book in the Trilogy series which Curtin was responsible for translating from Polish to English. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Books and reading; Fiction--Translations into English; Sienkiewicz, Henryk, 1846-1916

Date: 1906-02-08

Letter from William Allen White to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

William Allen White requests an inscription to be added to a copy of African Game Trails that will be given to White's son, William Lindsay White. He has spent the summer working on a novel in Colorado. White does not believe that local politicians will support President Taft, as a Taft ticket will lose thousands of votes at the local level. He has seen a great deal of western support for Senator La Follette and Theodore Roosevelt but does not believe that La Follette's nomination is feasible.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Presidents--Nomination; Politicians--Public opinion; Local elections; Progressivism (United States politics); Presidents--Autographs; Fiction--Authorship; Colorado; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930; La Follette, Robert M. (Robert Marion), 1855-1925

Date: 1911-10-18

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to William Allen White

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt returns the sheets and looks forward to William Allen White's novel. Roosevelt wants all of his friends to prevent any movement seeking his nomination as a presidential candidate. He argues that whatever the truth is, it will be rumored that he has instigated the movement. Roosevelt views Senator La Follette as performing poorly on a national level but continuing to grow in power and usefulness.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Presidents--Nomination; Politicians--Public opinion; Fiction; La Follette, Robert M. (Robert Marion), 1855-1925

Date: 1911-10-24

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Charles Scribner’s Sons

Description:

If possible, Theodore Roosevelt asks Charles Scribner's Sons to send a copy of Fletcher's most recent work on English history by Tuesday.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: History; Nonfiction novel; England

Date: 1912-03-24

Letter from Frank Harper to the Patriot Book Company

Description:

Frank Harper thanks the employees of the Patriot Book Company for sending Theodore Roosevelt a copy of The Constitution and its Framers on the latter's behalf.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Constitutions--U.S. states; Nonfiction novel; Publishers and publishing; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1912-06-10

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