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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt tells his sister Anna Roosevelt how much he enjoys his work as Police Commissioner and how busy it keeps him. He comments on his colleague Andrew D. Parker and how they are getting more control of the force. Roosevelt has made some startling discoveries while patrolling the streets at night and he has gotten a real look at the "swarming millions."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Police administration; Police--Evaluation; New York (N.Y.). Police Department; Parker, Andrew D.

Date: 1895-06-23

Board of Police Commissioners of New York

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Black and white drawing of the Board of Police Commissioners of New York showing five men seated around a table. The men are, from left to right, Major William H. Kipp, Theodore Roosevelt, Andrew D. Parker, Avery De Lano Andrews, and Frederick Dent Grant.

Resource Type: Drawing

Subject: New York (State); Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Parker, Andrew D.; Andrews, Avery De Lano, 1864-1959; Grant, Frederick Dent, 1850-1912

Date: 1895-1897

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt Cowles

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Theodore Roosevelt informs his sister Anna Roosevelt Cowles it appears he will retain his position as New York City Police Commissioner for another year. He calls his colleague Andrew Parker "treacherous" and feels William McKinley has grown in popularity and stands a good chance at being nominated for president. Roosevelt also expresses his disappointment in Speaker of the House Reed.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Police administration; Presidents--Nomination; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902; Parker, Andrew D.

Date: 1896-03-21

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to William S. Cowles

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Commissioner Roosevelt is interested in a "properly vigorous foreign policy," including seacoast defense and a "first class navy." He would like American intervention in Cuba and a farsighted policy that would remove European powers from the western hemisphere. He asks how American warships are armed compared to European navies. Upcoming legislation will determine the influence Roosevelt can wield on the Board of Police Commissioners.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: International relations; Sea-power; Warships--Designs and plans; Naval art and science; Monroe doctrine; Police administration--Law and legislation; Navies; Cuba; New York (N.Y.). Police Department; United States. Navy; Cowles, Anna Roosevelt, 1855-1931; Parker, Andrew D.

Date: 1896-04-05

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Frances Theodora Parsons

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Due to a heated exchange with Commissioner Parker and Edward Lauterbach, Commissioner Roosevelt was unable to visit Frances Theodora Parsons's house after the senate committee. Roosevelt was able to see James West Roosevelt before his death and Corinne Roosevelt Robinson is "terribly broken by the news."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Death and burial of a person; Lauterbach, Edward, 1844-1923; Parker, Andrew D.; Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933; Roosevelt, James West, 1858-1896

Date: 1896-04-12

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt Cowles

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Theodore Roosevelt describes friend West's funeral for his sister Anna Roosevelt Cowles and says Grant La Farge has pneumonia. His work as Police Commissioner is hampered by colleague Andrew Parker. Sister Corinne and husband visited and she is feeling better.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Funeral rites and ceremonies; Health; Police administration; Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933; La Farge, C. Grant (Christopher Grant), 1862-1938; Parker, Andrew D.

Date: 1896-04-19

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt Cowles

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Theodore Roosevelt informs his sister Anna Roosevelt Cowles he will soon find out if the legislature will eliminate his position as New York City Police Commissioner. His colleague Andrew Parker has been very "irritating" and he does not trust him. Roosevelt recently gave two speeches and describes Baron von Sternburg's visit.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Police administration; Job satisfaction; Friendly visiting; Speeches, addresses, etc.; Sternburg, Hermann Speck von, Freiherr, 1852-1908; Parker, Andrew D.

Date: 1896-04-26

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt Cowles

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Theodore Roosevelt informs his sister Anna Roosevelt Cowles of Grant La Farge's wife Florence having twins. He also lists recent house guests and how he spends his time with wife Edith. Roosevelt says he is trying to get New York City Mayor Strong to remove Police Commissioner Parker.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Birth announcements; Friendly visiting; Dinners and dining; Police administration; La Farge, Florence Bayard Lockwood, 1864-1944; La Farge, C. Grant (Christopher Grant), 1862-1938; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Strong, William Lafayette, 1827-1900; Parker, Andrew D.

Date: 1896-06-07

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt Cowles

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Theodore Roosevelt describes a mix-up between he and wife Edith to his sister Anna Roosevelt Cowles. He also details the trial of fellow Police Commissioner Parker before New York City Mayor Strong for neglect of duty. He is troubled that William McKinley, whom Roosevelt distrusts, will be nominated for president. He expects the Democrats to fight for free coinage of silver.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Police administration--Evaluation; Presidents--Nomination; Currency question--U.S. states; Democratic Party (U.S.); Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Parker, Andrew D.

Date: 1896-06-14

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Frances Theodora Parsons

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Commissioner Roosevelt appreciates Frances Theodora Parsons's advice regarding his high level of nervousness before the hearing. Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt has made similar comments on several occasions. Roosevelt has always been nervous before a "contest" but usually enjoys the actual fight. The hearing went well with a victory over General Tracy and Roosevelt, under oath, was able to state to Commissioner Parker what he though of Parker's moral character.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Stage fright; New York (State)--Albany; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Tracy, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1830-1915; Parker, Andrew D.

Date: 1896-07-10

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