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Letter from Brander Matthews to Theodore Roosevelt

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Brander Matthews encloses a puzzle, noting that President Roosevelt's daughter may want it for the family archives. He thinks that Roosevelt's handling of the Schley-Sampson controversy "hit the nail on the head." Matthews wishes that Roosevelt could join him for lunch on Friday in New York with, among others, Mark Twain and William Dean Howells.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Santiago, Battle of (Santiago de Cuba, Cuba : 1898); Dinners and dining; Puzzles; Sampson, William Thomas, 1840-1902; Schley, Winfield Scott, 1839-1911; Twain, Mark, 1835-1910; Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920

Date: 1902-02-26

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Brander Matthews

Description:

President Roosevelt thanks Brander Matthews for the puzzle and would like him to bring Mark Twain and William Howells down to Washington, D.C., for lunch.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Puzzles; Entertaining; Twain, Mark, 1835-1910; Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920

Date: 1902-02-27

Remarks of President Roosevelt at Hannibal, Missouri, April 29, 1903

Description:

President Roosevelt greets a crowd in Hannibal, Missouri, and thanks the National Guard for their service and greeting. He congratulates the citizens on the growth of the city, especially the railway men and their character.

Resource Type: Speech

Subject: Salutations; Character; Missouri--Hannibal; Twain, Mark, 1835-1910; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1903-04-29

Letter from Andrew Dickson White to Richard Watson Gilder

Description:

Andrew Dickson White discusses the political turmoil in Russia and the problems Russians cause in the United States and abroad. White thinks it wise that Richard Watson Gilder, editor of The Century Magazine, has avoided involvement with Maxim Gorky, and he wishes that Mark Twain and William Dean Howells had done the same.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Russians--Politics and government; Socialists; Anarchists; Relations with Russians; Censorship--Political aspects; Students, Foreign; Russian students; Japanese students--Foreign countries; Brazilian students; Bulgarian students; Common law marriage; Serfs--Emancipation; Political violence; Jury; Kings and rulers--Assassination; Assassination; Constitutional law; Editors; American periodicals; Authors, Russian--Political and social views; Authors, American; Russia; Cornell University; Russia. Gosudarstvennai︠a︡ Duma; Gorky, Maksim, 1868-1936; Twain, Mark, 1835-1910; Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920; Alexander II, Emperor of Russia, 1818-1881; Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910; Steunenberg, Frank, 1861-1905; Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1868-1918; Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906; Vitte, S. I︠U︡. (Sergeĭ I︠U︡lʹevich), graf, 1849-1915

Date: 1906-04-18

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Kermit Roosevelt

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President Roosevelt writes to his son Kermit about a planned trip by Mother, Edith, Archie, and Quentin aborted due to the snow. Roosevelt has been negotiating with the Californians over their discriminating against Japanese children. Roosevelt laments that there are problems with everything he is trying to accomplish, then closes the letter by discussing the work of Mark Twain and Robert Browning.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Books and reading; Presidents--Attitudes; Diplomatic negotiations in international disputes; Japanese Americans; Immigrants--Legal status, laws, etc.--U.S. states; California; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Derby, Ethel Roosevelt, 1891-1977; Roosevelt, Archibald B. (Archibald Bulloch), 1894-1979; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944; Twain, Mark, 1835-1910; Browning, Robert, 1812-1889

Date: 1907-02-16

Letter from Kermit Roosevelt to Robert Harry Munro Ferguson

Description:

Kermit Roosevelt is on his travels with Theodore Roosevelt across the Mediterranean and Middle East. They have been busy reading, visiting ruins, and taking photographs.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Travel; Gifts; Books and reading; Travel photography; Azores; Gibraltar; Cuba--Havana; Red Sea; Kenya--Mombasa; Hamburg-American Line; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; King, Isabella Greenway, 1886-1953; Twain, Mark, 1835-1910; Breasted, Martha Ferguson, 1906-1995

Date: 1909-04-09

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Henry Cabot Lodge and Nannie Davis Lodge

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Theodore Roosevelt writes to Henry Cabot Lodge and his wife, Nannie, in pencil, because he is far out in the African wilderness. Roosevelt also discusses Lodge's response to the tariff question and shares his own thoughts on the constitutional amendment about the income tax. Roosevelt agrees with William Loeb and Lodge on the "mayoralty" issue. On his trip, Roosevelt has also gained a passion for William Shakespeare's plays, news that will be of interest to Nannie. Roosevelt shares the highlights of his big game hunting in Africa, as well as other books he's been reading.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Adventure travel; Tariff--Law and legislation; Corporations--Taxation; Constitutional amendments; Books and reading; Authorship; Kenya--Mount Kenya Region; Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930; Moody, William H. (William Henry), 1853-1917; Meyer, George von Lengerke, 1858-1918; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Churchill, Winston, 1871-1947; Bigelow, William Sturgis, 1850-1926; Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882; Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1841-1935; Twain, Mark, 1835-1910; Roosevelt, Kermit, 1889-1943; Loeb, William, 1866-1937

Date: 1909-09-10

Letter from Frank Harper to George Sylvester Viereck

Description:

Frank Harper responds to an inquiry from George Sylvester Viereck, stating that he asked Theodore Roosevelt the time of day of his birth. Roosevelt responded that, like Mark Twain, at the time he was not very much interested in the things around him and therefore he did not know.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Birth (Philosophy); New York (State); Twain, Mark, 1835-1910; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1912-07-25

The books that I read and when and how I do my reading

Description:

In his article for Ladies' Home Journal, Theodore Roosevelt describes the benefits of reading and provides advice on how to get people of any age interested in reading "serious literature." Roosevelt elaborates on his reading habits and book selection processes, which stem from both his current mood and educational desires.

Resource Type: Magazine article

Subject: Books and reading; Children--Books and reading; Reading (Adult education); Reading promotion; Reading interests; Fiction; Adventure stories; History; Philosophy; Sociology; Economics; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910; Gibbon, Edward, 1737-1794; Macaulay, Thomas Babington Macaulay, Baron, 1800-1859; Sienkiewicz, Henryk, 1846-1916; Spencer, Herbert, 1820-1903; Carlyle, Thomas, 1795-1881; Eugene, of Savoy, Prince of Savoy, 1663-1736; Mahan, A. T. (Alfred Thayer), 1840-1914; White, Stewart Edward, 1873-1946; Kingsley, Mary Henrietta, 1862-1900; Trevelyan, George Otto, 1838-1928; Irving, Washington, 1783-1859; Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891; Scott, Walter, 1771-1832; Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882; Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936; Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849; Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882; Browning, Robert, 1812-1889; Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892; Wister, Owen, 1860-1938; Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909; Twain, Mark, 1835-1910; Harris, Joel Chandler, 1848-1908; Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1841-1935; Austen, Jane, 1775-1817

Date: 1915-04

Some further thoughts on mob psychology and the present discontents

Description:

Excerpts from the Mark Twain story The Mysterious Stranger are typed out under the title "Some further thoughts on mob psychology and the present discontents".  The quotes are taken from pages 127-129 on the 1916 Harper edition. It is marked with a red "confidential" stamp. This page is pasted at the end of a Roosevelt family album. 

Resource Type: Narrative

Subject: Mobs; Twain, Mark, 1835-1910

Date: 1916?

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