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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Jacob A. Riis

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President Roosevelt invites Jacob A. Riis and Elisabeth D. Nielson Riis to dinner on November 26.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Dinners and dining; Scheduling; Riis, Elisabeth D. Nielson, -1905

Date: 1901-11-07

Letter from Jacob A. Riis to Theodore Roosevelt

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Jacob A. Riis is pleased at an unnamed order given by President Roosevelt. Riis's son John has left home and Riis is unsure of his son's whereabouts.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Friendship--Correspondence; Riis, Elisabeth D. Nielson, -1905; Riis, John, 1882-1946

Date: 1902-08-15

Letter from Jacob A. Riis to Theodore Roosevelt

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Jacob A. Riis has just finished the manuscript for his book, Theodore Roosevelt, the Citizen. He is glad to know that parts of it are already being read to school children. He hopes he was not too "familiar." Riis will head West soon as his children are heading off to work and boarding school. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Books and reading; Politicians--Biography; Authors--Manuscripts; Depression, Mental; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Riis, Elisabeth D. Nielson, -1905

Date: 1904-01-11

Letter from Jacob A. Riis to Theodore Roosevelt

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Jacob A. Riis assures President Roosevelt that he depicted Roosevelt accurately in his recently published biography, as it has been "the delight and comfort" of Riis's life to know the president well enough to write such a book. He expresses concern for Roosevelt's safety in his travels and asks to join a future trip in the capacity of a bodyguard. Riis also expresses agreement with Roosevelt's choice of Ernst J. Lederle as sanitary expert on the Isthmus of Panama.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Presidents--Biography; Friendship; Bodyguards; Presidents--Travel; Sanitation--Management; Panama--Isthmus of Panama; New York (State)--New York; New York (N.Y.). Department of Health; Low, Seth, 1850-1916; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Riis, Elisabeth D. Nielson, -1905

Date: 1904-02-26

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Jacob A. Riis

Description:

President Roosevelt invites Jacob A. Riis and Elisabeth D. Nielson Riis to spend a night at the White House. The two letters have been sent to Attorney General Knox.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Entertaining; Scheduling; Letters; Riis, Elisabeth D. Nielson, -1905; Knox, Philander C. (Philander Chase), 1853-1921

Date: 1904-05-11

Letter from Jacob A. Riis to Theodore Roosevelt

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Jacob A. Riis is looking forward to seeing President Roosevelt and he and his wife should make it to the White House on Monday in time for dinner. He is glad to have the opportunity to see Roosevelt and the first lady before he and his wife go away.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Travel--Planning; Dinners and dining; Scheduling; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Riis, Elisabeth D. Nielson, -1905

Date: 1904-05-13

Telegram from Alexander Lambert to Theodore Roosevelt

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Telegram written by Dr. Lambert to President Roosevelt informing Roosevelt that Jacob Riis' wife, Elizabeth, had a "fighting chance." Lambert also wrote that he would see her tomorrow and would update the Roosevelts after that visit.

Resource Type: Telegram

Subject: Catastrophic illness--Patients; New York (State); Riis, Jacob A. (Jacob August), 1849-1914; Riis, Elisabeth D. Nielson, -1905

Date: 1905-05-15

Telegram from Alexander Lambert to Theodore Roosevelt

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Telegram written by Dr. Lambert to President Roosevelt, updating Roosevelt about the status of Jacob Riis' wife, Elizabeth's health. She was "very Ill."

Resource Type: Telegram

Subject: Catastrophic illness--Patients; New York (State); Riis, Jacob A. (Jacob August), 1849-1914; Riis, Elisabeth D. Nielson, -1905

Date: 1905-05-17

Telegram from Alexander Lambert to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Telegram written by Dr. Lambert to President Roosevelt, updating Roosevelt about the status of Jacob Riis' wife, Elizabeth's health. She has relapsed.

Resource Type: Telegram

Subject: Catastrophic illness--Patients; New York (State); Riis, Jacob A. (Jacob August), 1849-1914; Riis, Elisabeth D. Nielson, -1905

Date: 1905-05-18

Letter from Alexander Lambert to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Dr. Lambert writes to President Roosevelt regarding the course of the illness and death of Jabob Riis' wife Elizabeth. Lambert stated that Riis was especially comforted by Roosevelt's telegrams.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Catastrophic illness--Patients; Spouses--Death; Pneumonia; Riis, Jacob A. (Jacob August), 1849-1914; Riis, Elisabeth D. Nielson, -1905

Date: 1905-05-18

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