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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna trying to comfort her about their father's death. At least he has school to keep his mind occupied and says he will need Anna to advise him now that Father is gone. It does not seem possible he is gone for good.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Fathers--Death; Brothers and sisters; Grief; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1831-1878

Date: 1878-03-17

Decoration-day, 1883

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A large group of politicians and others stand in a cemetery on Memorial Day. Each seems to be grieving at gravestones that bear special messages. Pope Leo XIII stands in front of a stone that states "Here lies my Irish Influence." Ulysses S. Grant places a wreath labeled "Tho' Gone Not Forgotten" at a monument that states "Here Lies the Third Term 1880." Stephen Dorsey and Thomas Brady, arm in arm, stand in front of a stone that states "[Star] Route Here Lies Our Hope of Acquittal." James G. Blaine places a wreath on a stone that states "[He]re Lies My South American Policy." Samuel J. Tilden and Charles A. Dana stand in front of a stone that states "Tilden Boom 1876 Rest in Peace." Clustered around Grant are Roscoe Conkling holding a tattered military standard labeled "Stalwart Battle Flag 1880," J. D. Cameron on crutches labeled "1882," John A. Logan as a drummer with number "306" on his drum strap, and Thomas C. Platt as a little girl. Also grouped before a stone that states "Here Lies Democratic Consistency on the Tariff" are Benjamin F. Butler, Winfield Scott Hancock, Rutherford B. Hayes, and Stephen B. Elkins. Others depicted are Simon Cameron, John Kelly, Jay Gould, George W. Childs, George M. Robeson, David Davis, Robert Ingersoll, Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa, and a man identified as "Campbell." Caption: They deck with flowers, this Day of Decoration, full many a blighted hope and reputation.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Memorial Day; Tombs; Grief; Popes; Crowns; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Leo XIII, Pope, 1810-1903; Ingersoll, Robert Green, 1833-1899; Hancock, Winfield Scott, 1824-1886; Hayes, Rutherford Birchard, 1822-1893; Elkins, Stephen B. (Stephen Benton), 1841-1911; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897; Davis, David, 1815-1886; Brady, Thomas Jefferson, 1839-1904; Dorsey, Stephen Wallace, 1842-1916; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897; Cameron, J. D. (James Donald), 1833-1918; Childs, George William, 1829-1894; O’Donovan Rossa, Jeremiah, 1831-1915; Cameron, Simon, 1799-1889

Date: 1883-05-30

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to H. D. Minot

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Assemblyman Roosevelt was grateful for the sympathy expressed by H. D. Minot on the death of Alice Lee Roosevelt. Presently, Roosevelt cannot bear to see much of anyone but hopes that soon he will see much of his old friend, Minot.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Death and burial of a person; Grief; Thank-you notes; Roosevelt, Alice Lee, 1861-1884

Date: 1884-02-21

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to H. D. Minot

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Assemblyman Roosevelt was glad to hear from H. D. Minot and expects to see him at Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, this summer. Roosevelt intends to call his daughter Alice by the name Lee as, after the death of his wife Alice Lee Roosevelt, he could not have another, "not even her own child, bear her name."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Death and burial of a person; Fathers and daughters; Grief; Massachusetts--Chestnut Hill; Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980; Roosevelt, Alice Lee, 1861-1884

Date: 1884-03-09

Letter from Anna Bulloch to Archibald Gracie

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Anna Bulloch thanks Archibald Gracie for his condolences on the loss of Martha (Mittie) Bulloch Roosevelt and Alice Lee Roosevelt. The deaths were so sudden and unexpected that the whole family, and most especially Theodore Roosevelt, has much to bear.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Death; Grief; Roosevelt, Martha Bulloch, 1835-1884; Roosevelt, Alice Lee, 1861-1884; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933

Date: 1884-05-14?

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna Roosevelt about his upcoming travel plans west. He asks Anna if her employee Bob and Alec Lambert would like to go with him. He also updates her on the status of the family. They had a pleasant Fourth of July and Uncle Jimmie Gracie is sad over the death of his wife. Their brother Elliot is to leave New York Saturday.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Travel; Fourth of July; Horses; Grief; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Roosevelt, Kermit, 1889-1943; Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944; Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894; Lambert, Alexander, 1861-1939; Gracie, James King, 1840-1903

Date: 1893-07-05

Coroner Harrison is a little too previous

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Uncle Sam reclines in a chair with his feet resting on a foot stool. On a table next to him are medications labeled "Tariff Reform Tonic" and "Repeal of Sherman Silver Law Elixir." Benjamin Harrison stands at center holding a large "Certificate of Death - Died of Democratic Rule." He is attended by several men with their mourning hats, including Thomas C. Platt, Charles A. Boutelle, Whitelaw Reid, George F. Hoar, and Thomas B. Reed. They have come to pay their last respects.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Diseases; Care of the sick; Democracy; Public officers; Grief; Mourning customs; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Boutelle, Charles A. (Charles Addison), 1839-1901; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902

Date: 1893-09-06

The dead issue

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President Cleveland stands on the steps of the "White House" watching a funeral procession with the hearse labeled "Calamity Cry killed by Business Revival" and a long line of Republican mourners. Among them are Reed, Harrison, McKinley, Sherman, Chandler, Hoar, W. Reid, and Boutelle. The U.S. Capitol is on a hill in the background.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Funeral rites and ceremonies; Hearses (Vehicles); Grief; Commerce--Government policy; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Chandler, William E. (William Eaton), 1835-1917; Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Boutelle, Charles A. (Charles Addison), 1839-1901

Date: 1895-06-05

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Patty Selmes

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Commissioner Roosevelt was saddened by Patty Selmes's letter. He wishes he could have seen Selmes and comforted her. Roosevelt describes his recent visit to his ranch and how he wished Selmes could have been there.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Grief; Friendship; Travel; Antelope hunting; Winchester rifle; North Dakota--Elkhorn Ranch; Minnesota--Saint Paul; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Selmes, Tilden Russell, -1895; Ferris, Joseph A.

Date: 1896-10-05

Over-production

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In this vignette cartoon Father Knickerbocker stands at center looking on in dismay at the site of a planned "49" story building near several other skyscrapers already under construction. The surrounding vignettes show an abundance of college athletes, excessive periods of mourning, a spate of frivolous lawsuits with juries that take "busy men" away from their work, "over-production of trashy newspapers and voracious newspaper readers," and overly ostentatious "mausoleums." Caption: Some New Year's reflections on our great national weakness.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Skyscrapers; Tombs; Sepulchral monuments; Grief; Jury duty; New York (State)

Date: 1896-12-30

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