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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Alice Lee Roosevelt

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New York State Assemblyman Theodore Roosevelt reports to his wife Alice he has caused quit a stir with his speech against the Elevated Railroad Judges. There is a real fight ahead getting the debate from the table. He wishes he could be with Alice during her "nervous fits." 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Americans--Politics and government; Speeches, addresses, etc.; Judges; Spouses; Love

Date: 1882-04-06

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Martha Bulloch Roosevelt

Description:

Assemblyman Roosevelt appreciates the note from Martha Bulloch Roosevelt and enjoyed his time at home on Sunday. His speech went well and he didn't forget a word, even though he "felt just like a schoolboy reciting his piece."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Speeches, addresses, etc.; Letters

Date: 1883-02-20

On the convict labor bill

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Theodore Roosevelt explains why he decided to vote "no" on the convict labor bill in a speech given before the New York State Assembly.

Resource Type: Speech

Subject: Speeches, addresses, etc.; Convict labor--Law and legislation; New York (State)

Date: 1883-04-18

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Alice Lee Roosevelt

Description:

Assemblyman Roosevelt took dinner with the Danforths and was amused with his ability to get Mrs. Danforth "fired up." He was pleased with his speech on the "aldermanic bill."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Dinners and dining; Speeches, addresses, etc.

Date: 1884-02-06

Too far gone, John!--That balloon will never rise again

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Joseph B. Foraker holds a hot air balloon fashioned from shirts stitched together and labeled "Bloody Shirt" with the initials "J. G. B." for James G. Blaine. John Sherman leans over a small pot labeled "Sectional Hatred" that is fastened to the bottom of the balloon (the basket and anchor has been discarded in the background), attempting to generate enough hot air to get the balloon off the ground by using a bellows labeled "Stump Speeches" to fan a fire in the pot. A notice pasted on a fence on the right states "John Sherman's Mt. Gilead Speech." A portion of the text states, "The Solid South, held together in political fellowship by crimes, violence and fraud."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Hot air balloons; Sectionalism (United States); Speeches, addresses, etc., American; Foraker, Joseph Benson, 1846-1917; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893

Date: 1885-09-02

The patriot and the politician

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John Sherman pastes a portion of his Mt. Gilead speech that states "The Solid South held together in political fellowship by crimes, violence and fraud" onto a Ulysses S. Grant monument that contains text from "Grant's Last Letter." Sherman is being admonished by his brother, William Tecumseh Sherman, who is standing behind him. Caption: General Sherman "Brother, brother! This is bad business for a man who loves his country!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: American Civil War (1861-1865); Speeches, addresses, etc., American; Signs and signboards; Sectionalism (United States); Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885

Date: 1885-09-09

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Corinne Roosevelt Robinson

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Theodore Roosevelt was "overjoyed and relieved" to hear of the birth of Corinne Douglas Robinson. He is currently hosting Lispenard Stewart and Doctor Taylor at his ranch. They are getting along well but are very sore from yesterday's long ride. Roosevelt gave a Fourth of July speech in Dickinson to a "great crowd of cowboys and grangers." He is reluctant to accept Mayor Grace's offer and if he continues to make long stays in Dakota Territory he may entirely give up his eastern life.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Childbirth; Fourth of July; Speeches, addresses, etc.; Outdoor life; North Dakota--Dickinson; Cole, Corinne Roosevelt; Robinson, Douglas, 1855-1918; Stewart, Lispenard; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924; Grace, William Russell, 1832-1904

Date: 1886-07-05

C. S. R. Association speech notes

Description:

Commissioner Roosevelt's speech notes for a speech that was delivered to the C. S. R. Association in Boston, Massachusetts, during the winter of 1889-1890. The notes were preserved by Charles Eliot Norton who was sitting next to Roosevelt. Original notes and typewritten copy.

Resource Type: Speech

Subject: Speeches, addresses, etc.; Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908

Date: 1889?

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna Roosevelt updating her on the status of things in Washington. He and wife Edith have been doing quite a bit of socializing. The children are doing very well in the new house. Roosevelt's speech at the Holland dinner was well-received and he had a dreadful time at the Pellew's dinner.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Dinners and dining; Speeches, addresses, etc.

Date: 1890-01-14

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Elbridge Gerry Dunnell

Description:

Civil Service Commissioner Roosevelt writes journalist Eldridge Gerry Dunnell that there was an understanding that speeches from the previous night would not be reported in the newspapers and therefore Roosevelt had spoken more freely.  However, a "garbled abstract" of his speech has appeared in the Washington Post. Roosevelt invites Dunnell to visit him the next day at the Commission Rooms.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Speeches, addresses, etc.; American newspapers; Washington Post Company

Date: 1890-01-27

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