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Diary of Theodore Roosevelt from May 12 to August 8, 1869

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Ten-year-old Theodore Roosevelt documents his trip to Europe with his family in this diary. It begins on the steamship Scotia and includes Liverpool, Scotland, London, Holland, Switzerland and more. 

Resource Type: Diary

Subject: Travel; Ships; Europe, Western; England--London; Scotland; England--Liverpool; Netherlands; Switzerland

Date: 1869

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Corinne Roosevelt Robinson

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister about his and Alice Lee Roosevelt's short trip through the Netherlands.  Roosevelt writes about his impressions of the art he has seen in the country.  

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Art criticism; Netherlands; Rubens, Peter Paul, 1577-1640; Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606-1669

Date: 1881-08-24

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Edwin Brockholst Livingston

Description:

Commissioner Roosevelt replies to Edwin Brockholst Livingston and confirms receipt of the photograph and genealogy materials he sent. Roosevelt shares his interests in researching and learning more about the Dutch half of the Roosevelt lineage and New York history.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Genealogy; Authors; Research; Pamphlets; Photographs; History; Historiography; Netherlands; New York (State)

Date: 1891-07-22

This will be an internal explosion

Description:

The child king Alfonso XIII, as a wooden puppet, is slumped over on the "Throne of Spain" with a clergyman standing next to him. On the walls to the right are portrait paintings of "Charles V, Ferdinand and Isabella, [and] Philip II." On the left, an arm labeled "Home Riots" reaches through the curtains with a torch to ignite a bomb labeled "Anarchy" next to the throne.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Spanish-American War (1898); Anarchism; Riots; Bombs; Thrones; Puppets; Kings and rulers; Clergy; Alfonso XIII, King of Spain, 1886-1941; Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, 1500-1558; Ferdinand V, King of Spain, 1452-1516; Isabella I, Queen of Spain, 1451-1504; Philip II, King of Spain, 1527-1598

Date: 1898-06-08

The control of the Nicaragua canal

Description:

Edward Van Dyke Robinson, economist, argues against the neutralization or fortification of the proposed Nicaraguan canal. Robinson proposes that the only way to secure the canal is to establish control of the canal region, exercise control for the benefit of all nations, and maintain nearby military and naval bases. Robinson concludes by reviewing potential locations for bases to defend the canal.

Resource Type: Memorandum

Subject: Canals, Interoceanic; Canals--Planning; International relations; Nicaragua; Panama; Egypt--Suez Canal; Curac̀§ao; United States Virgin Islands--Saint Thomas; Galapagos Islands

Date: 1901-09-20

Letter from Charles V. Herdliska to Henry Cabot Lodge

Description:

Charles V. Herdliska requests Senator Lodge's assistance in acquiring a consulship. He has already acquired Senator Foraker's endorsement.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Diplomatic and consular service, American--Selection and appointment; Employment references; Netherlands--Hague; United States. Department of State; Foraker, Joseph Benson, 1846-1917; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1901-10-15

Letter from John Hay to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Secretary Hay encloses two conventions and one resolution from the Hague Peace Conferences that have received the consent of the Senate. The acts were previously ratified by President McKinley but their proclamation had been delayed.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: International Peace Conference; Congresses and conventions; International law; International relations; Netherlands--Hague; United States. Congress. Senate; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1901-11-01

Letter from Frederick William Holls to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Because the difficulties between the International Banking Company and the Guaranty Trust Company are over, Frederick W. Holls will not be in Washington to meet with President Roosevelt.  Holls is about to embark on a European trip and plans to keep his "eyes and ears open" in major European cities for news.  He plans to see Roosevelt at Oyster Bay upon his return from Europe.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Travel; Meetings; Austria--Vienna; Germany--Berlin; England--City of London; Netherlands--Hague; Washington (D.C.); New York (State)--Oyster Bay; Guaranty Trust Company of New York

Date: 1902-04-29

Letter from Henry White to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Henry White has received assurances that Great Britain will support the Dutch with armed force if Queen Wilhelmina dies and her proposed successor, a German prince, attempts to unite the Netherlands and Germany. The Strachey family has been invited to the White House and White summarizes his understanding of their travel plans.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Kings and rulers--Succession; International relations; Monroe doctrine; Travel--Planning; International travel; Great Britain; Netherlands; Curac̀§ao; Germany; Strachey, John St. Loe, 1860-1927; Wilhelmina, Queen of the Netherlands, 1880-1962; Balfour, Arthur James, 1848-1930; Wood, Leonard, 1860-1927

Date: 1902-10-29

Letter from James Sullivan Clarkson to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

James Sullivan Clarkson presents several objections to President Roosevelt becoming the arbiter of the Venezuelan crisis. He mentions the Monroe Doctrine, the negative public opinion of the idea, and the problems that Great Britain often caused itself.  If Roosevelt does not accept the position of arbiter, the case will go to the Hague.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: International relations; Monroe doctrine; Venezuela; Great Britain; Germany; Netherlands--Hague; Permanent Court of Arbitration

Date: 1902-12-24

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