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Letter from H. I. Cleveland to C. H. Wegerslev

Description:

H. I. Cleveland denies that President Roosevelt is a drunkard and describes him as a "true gentleman."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Presidents--Conduct of life; Presidents--Social life and customs; Drinking of alcoholic beverages; Alcoholics; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1901-09-30

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Stuart E. Bulloch

Description:

President Roosevelt is always busy, but thoroughly enjoys the work. The Roosevelt family is doing well and he encloses the requested photograph.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Job satisfaction; Presidents--Social life and customs; Australia; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948

Date: 1901-11-01

Social - Visit to the President

Description:

Nat Henchman Davis, a Harvard classmate of President Roosevelt, visited Roosevelt at the White House. Davis offers some opinions on Roosevelt and his administration, citing his appointment to the Collector of El Paso as one example of his knowledge of people and the country which will stand him in good stead.

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Presidents--Social life and customs; Texas--El Paso; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Davis, Nathaniel Henchman; Garrett, Pat F. (Pat Floyd), 1850-1908

Date: 1901-12-25

Letter from Willian Croswell Doane to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Bishop Doane would like to secure an invitation to the launching of German Emperor William II's yacht and asks what steps he should take. Doane will be making the annual address before the University of Pennsylvania and hopes to bring Mrs. Doane and his granddaughter, Margaret, to pay their respects to President Roosevelt, Mrs. Roosevelt, and Alice.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Ships--Launching; Presidents--Social life and customs; Germany; William II, German Emperor, 1859-1941; Loeb, William, 1866-1937; Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948

Date: 1902-01-27

Letter from Nicholas Murray Butler to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Nicholas Murray Butler, President of Columbia University, notifies President Roosevelt that Myron T. Herrick will be visiting the White House and plans to decline being appointed Minister to Italy. Butler suggests Roosevelt make it known to Herrick that he does not take this declination personally as Herrick will be a useful Ohio supporter.  Butler also suggests that James Speyer be invited to Prince Heinrich of Prussia's state dinner. Speyer has considerable influence and is familiar to Prince Heinrich.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Diplomatic and consular service, American--Selection and appointment; Dinners and dining; Presidents--Social life and customs; Italy; United States. Department of the Treasury; Heinrich, Prince of Prussia, 1862-1929; Herrick, Myron T. (Myron Timothy), 1854-1929; Speyer, James, 1861-1941

Date: 1902-01-29

Letter from W. S. Simpson to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

W. S. Simpson will accept President Roosevelt's invitation if he travels East.  He has heard that Hal Sayre was killed at Roswell, New Mexico while visiting Dave Goodrich. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Death and burial of a person; Presidents--Social life and customs; Sayre, Hal, 1875-1902; Goodrich, David

Date: 1902-02-04

Why not an automatic substitute?

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt is pictured greeting guests in "Wildwood Gulch" at a reception in his honor. Roosevelt crosses his arms behind his back, and a "hand shaker" device stands in front of him ("patent applied for"), offering a fake arm with which the people may shake hands. Caption: It is announced that the President will omit handshaking during his western tour.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Social life and customs; Handshaking

Date: 1902-07-01

Our Versatile President and His Summer Friends

Description:

Cartoon depicts President Roosevelt in various scenes with a diverse group of friends from Rough Riders to professors. Meant as a comment on Roosevelt's breadth of knowledge, skills and interests.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Intellectual life; Presidents--Social life and customs; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1902-07-25

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to John Hay

Description:

President Roosevelt must turn down Clara Hay's invitation for January 9 as President Jordan will likely be staying at the White House.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Scheduling; Presidents--Social life and customs; Hay, Clara Louise Stone, 1849-1914; Jordan, David Starr, 1851-1931

Date: 1903-12-27

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to F. H. Wheelan

Description:

President Roosevelt has heard good things about Mr. Olney but is still unsure what he can do in the matter. Roosevelt cannot join a society, no matter how admirable, as he receives so many invitations that there would be hurt feelings.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Employees--Appointment, qualifications, tenure, etc.; Associations, institutions, etc.--Membership; Presidents--Social life and customs

Date: 1904-02-23

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