Theodore Roosevelt is proud to have a subspecies of elk, "the noblest game animal of America," named after him. Roosevelt would like to have lunch with C. Hart Merriam to discuss the Smithsonian matter. Roosevelt is also returning Merriam's manuscript, in which he found little to correct.
Mammalogy; Zoology; Big game animals; Luncheons; Manuscripts--Editing; Scheduling; Elk; Roosevelt elk; Smithsonian Institution
Assistant Secretary of the Navy Roosevelt includes for Frederick Selous a pamphlet zoologist C. Hart Merriam sent about a wapiti, or elk, that he has named after Roosevelt. Merriam included a note joking with Roosevelt about a previous argument related to animal classification.
Pamphlets; Roosevelt elk; Animals--Classification; Merriam, C. Hart (Clinton Hart), 1855-1942
Theodore Roosevelt tells C. Hart Merriam to have Tarleton Hoffman Bean communicate with him. Roosevelt is also glad to help Charles W. Dabney, but is not sure if he knows a regent on the California coast. In a handwritten postscript, Roosevelt asks whether "roosevelti" is merely a synonym for "occidentalis," meaning his namesake Roosevelt elk is the same as the Olympic Wapiti.
Elk; Roosevelt elk; California; Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946
Gifford Pinchot believes that the Olympic elk species is safe as there is a game refuge covering a large section of their range. He was sorry to hear of James Rudolph Garfield's defeat in Ohio.
Roosevelt elk; Elk populations; Game protection; Game reserves; Elections; Ohio; Progressive Party (1912); Cullyford, Harry; Garfield, James Rudolph, 1865-1950
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