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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Dora Watkins

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Theodore Roosevelt describes the little house the family is staying in. There are crawfish, minnows, and eels in the nearby brook. Roosevelt caught an eel yesterday and has two bird nests.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Family vacations; Vacation homes; Aquatic animals; Birds--Nests

Date: 1868-06-21

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Martha Bulloch Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore and Elliott Roosevelt are well but Corinne Roosevelt is often homesick. Roosevelt has been studying German and French. He even overhears some Minkwitz family conversations as they don't believe he can understand them. Roosevelt is concerned about the location of his boxing gloves and gun.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Homesickness; Language and languages--Study and teaching; Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894; Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1831-1878; Cowles, Anna Roosevelt, 1855-1931

Date: 1873-05-29

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Mr. Godey

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Writing from Dresden, Theodore Roosevelt informs Godey that he has not written sooner because he does not have much to write about and describes life in Dresden as monotonous. He comments on Godey's letter about mountain climbing and also discusses his living conditions. Roosevelt also mentions an incident when he forgot his keys and had to go two days without a change of clothing.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Mountaineering; Housing; Taxidermy

Date: 1873-09-23

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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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 Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna saying that he received a letter from her and was missing home at the beginning of the week. Later in the week he rode the train to a friend's house where he and several other boys spent time together. He wants to plan a collecting trip to the White Mountains or Adirondacks in the summer. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: College students--Social life and customs; Travel; Homesickness; Brooks, Phillips, 1835-1893

Date: 1877-01-14

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Martha Bulloch Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt was pleased to receive Martha Bulloch Roosevelt's letter and is glad that they will be spending the winter together. He will try and be a good son to make up for Elliott Roosevelt's absence. Roosevelt is marrying Alice Lee in six days.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Marriage; Weddings; Housing; Roosevelt, Alice Lee, 1861-1884; Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894

Date: 1880-10-21?

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes his sister Anna detailing his visit to sister Corinne's home in upstate New York. He describes the entertaining antics of Corinne's husband Douglas Robinson, playing tennis and croquet, and riding. He ponders buying a farm there, if he was certain he would continue in politics. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Travel; Friendly visiting; Country homes; Algerians--Politics and government; Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933; Robinson, Douglas, 1855-1918; Roosevelt, Martha Bulloch, 1835-1884; Roosevelt, Alice Lee, 1861-1884

Date: 1882-09-15

Three monuments

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On either side of a broad street, "Vanderbilt's Palace" and the "Cooper Institute to Science and Art" appear. In the distance is "Stewart's Cathedral" (the Cathedral of the Incarnation, built as a memorial and mausoleum for Garden City's founder Alexander Turney Stewart). Symbols of wealth frame the left side and symbols of art and science frame the right side. Puck is seated at center, over a quote by Joaquin Miller: "For all you can hold in your cold dead hand is what you have given away."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Industrialists--Homes and haunts; Mansions; Church buildings; School buildings; Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art; Cathedral of the Incarnation (Garden City, N.Y.); Vanderbilt, William H. (William Henry), 1821-1885; Stewart, Alexander Turney, 1803-1876; Cooper, Peter, 1791-1883

Date: 1883-04-18

The whitwash is too thin

Description:

Print shows George F. Hoar standing in front of a monument that states "To the Eternal Shame of Massachus'tts - Conceived in Corruption Erected in Humanity [?] Tewkesbury"; his hat labeled "Republicans" is under one foot, the other foot in a bucket of whitewash labeled "The Republican Report," and he is holding a large brush with which he has attempted to cover up the text on the stone. This cartoon refers to disturbing events that took place at the State Almshouse at Tewksbury, Massachusetts, prior to 1883. Caption: The Republicans in Massachusetts make an attempt to cover their iniquity.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Monuments; Memorials; Almshouses; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Massachusetts. State Almshouse (Tewksbury, Mass.); Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904

Date: 1883-08-01

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Alice Lee Roosevelt

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New York State Assemblyman Theodore Roosevelt confesses to his wife Alice how much he misses her and loves her so much he could cry. He contemplates canceling his trip but feels hunting will do him good. Roosevelt took a walk with his Mother and engaged a man to begin work on their home in Oyster Bay, New York. He details some plans he has for the house. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Spouses; Love; Travel; Country homes--Design and construction; Hunting; Roosevelt, Martha Bulloch, 1835-1884

Date: 1883-09-02

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