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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to the Marquis de Morès

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Theodore Roosevelt responds to a letter from the Marquis de Mores, in which he asked if Roosevelt was his friend or enemy after reading press reports about their quarreling. Roosevelt replies that he most emphatically is not Mores enemy and if the last part of Mores' letter was a threat, he is always on hand to hold himself accountable for anything he has done.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Friendship--Correspondence; Newspapers

Date: 1885-09

Letter from the Marquis de Morès to Theodore Roosevelt

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The President of the Northern Pacific Refrigerator Car Company, the Marquis de Mores, writes to Theodore Roosevelt while in a jail cell awaiting trial for murder. He claims Joe Ferris is responsible for getting him indicted and he has read newspaper accounts of Roosevelt fighting with Mores. Mores wants to know if Roosevelt is responsible for the accounts in the paper because he thought Roosevelt was his friend. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Friendship--Correspondence; Newspapers; Trials (Murder); Ferris, Joseph A. (Joseph Albert), 1857-1937

Date: 1885-09-03

Letter from James Bryce to Theodore Roosevelt

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Viscount Bryce asks Commissioner Roosevelt for information on Civil Service Reform for a new edition of his book, The American Commonwealth. Bryce asks specifically about the total number of offices included in the Pendleton Act, and the total number of places in the Federal Civil Service. In addition, Bryce hopes Roosevelt will remind "[Henry Cabot] Lodge of his promise to take steps to have an official publication of State Constitutions, in continuation of [Benjamin Perley] Poore’s Collection."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Civil service reform; Patronage, Political; Friendship--Correspondence; Books and reading; Constitutions--U.S. states; Norway--North Cape Region; North Dakota; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924

Date: 1891-12-12

Letter from James Bryce to Theodore Roosevelt

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Viscount Bryce regrets not responding to Commissioner Roosevelt's letter sooner. He comments on the likely outcome of the upcoming elections in England. Bryce also notes that the issue of the Minneapolis Convention is "rather tragic" for James Gillespie Blaine.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Republican National Convention; Elections; Political conventions; Friendship--Correspondence; Election forecasting; England; Liberal Party (Great Britain); Tory Party (Great Britain); Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893

Date: 1892-06-15

Letter from Thomas B. Reed to Theodore Roosevelt

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"I will be as good as I can," Congressman Reed states, presumably in response to a prior remark from Commissioner Roosevelt, though he feels it will be a loss to the world should he suppress his views. Reed contemplates howling at the constellations in frustration and jokingly threatens to head to the North Pole. He closes with a drawing of a thermometer with the initials "B.H." (for President Benjamin Harrison) at the base, far below 0 degrees.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Friendship--Correspondence; Constellations; Presidents--Public opinion; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901

Date: 1892-11-20

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Gertrude Tyler Carow

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Commissioner Roosevelt writes to Gertrude Tyler Carow informing her of the recent birth of his son, Archibald Bulloch Roosevelt. The birth went well and Roosevelt describes the excitement and reactions of his children. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Childbirth at home; Childbirth--Social aspects; Family; Friendship--Correspondence; Roosevelt, Alice Lee, 1861-1884; Roosevelt, Archibald B. (Archibald Bulloch), 1894-1979; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Roosevelt, Kermit, 1889-1943; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944; Derby, Ethel Roosevelt

Date: 1894-04-09

Letter from James Bryce to Theodore Roosevelt

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Viscount Bryce thanks Commissioner Roosevelt for the new volume of The Winning of the West, which he is enjoying reading. Bryce agrees with Roosevelt's view that much modern American character is "traceable to the frontier life." Bryce also notes that he and his wife have enjoyed seeing Roosevelt's sister, notes that the liberal party in England is "having a pretty hard fight" and that politics are dominated by "currency problems."

 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Books and reading; Currency question; Friendship--Correspondence; England--London

Date: 1895-02-22

Letter from Thomas B. Reed to Theodore Roosevelt

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Congressman Reed discusses an article in which Commissioner Roosevelt is quoted speaking highly of Reed, which Reed could not finish reading for fear he "could not live up to it," but he has kept the article for when he is "low" in his mind and needs support. Reed praises a letter Roosevelt wrote to the "Goo Goo's," a nickname given to Progressive reformers who were in support of good government. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Friendship--Correspondence; Letters; Social reformers; Massachusetts--Boston

Date: 1895-10-29

Letter from Thomas B. Reed to Theodore Roosevelt

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Congressman Reed tells Commissioner Roosevelt that he has a "big fight" on his hands and whether Roosevelt is right or wrong, Reed will not hinder him.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Encouragement; Friendship--Correspondence

Date: 1895-12-16

Letter from Henry Cuyler Bunner to Theodore Roosevelt

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Poet and novelist Henry C. Bunner thanks Police Commissioner Roosevelt for being an American and not cowardly like the "made in England" kind in New York. Bunner also reports that he is getting over his "bad time," but is still shaky. He wishes Roosevelt a happy new year, and plans to see him soon.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Friendship--Correspondence; New Year; Nationalism; Cowardice; California, Southern; New York (State); England

Date: 1896-01-01

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