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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to John Burroughs
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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to John Burroughs


Library of Congress Manuscript Division


President Roosevelt has found corroborative evidence for his sighting of passenger pigeons at Pine Knot in Albemarle County, Virginia. Dick, the foreman of Joseph Wilmer's farm, saw two small flocks and his description of the birds match the passenger pigeon described in the fifth volume of Audubon. Roosevelt believes that Dick is reliable and views him as a "singularly close observer." He requests that John Burroughs write to Lyman Abbott about the Long controversy.

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Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919


Burroughs, John, 1837-1921

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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to John Burroughs. Theodore Roosevelt Papers. Library of Congress Manuscript Division. Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library. Dickinson State University.
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