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COLLECTION — Box: 1 Identifier: 91M-49

Jean Schermerhorn Roosevelt family papers


Circa 100 items; correspondence and compositions.

Correspondents include Alice Hathaway (Lee) Roosevelt, Edith Kermit (Carow) Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt; Ethel Carow (Roosevelt) Derby, Christine Griffin (Kean) Roosevelt, Jean Schermerhorn (Roosevelt) Roosevelt, Nannie Mitchell (Vance) Roosevelt, Philip James Roosevelt, and Robert Barnwell Roosevelt.

Letters from Archibald Bulloch Roosevelt to Jean Schermerhorn (Roosevelt) Roosevelt, 1943-1976. Notes by Jean Schermerhorn (Roosevelt) Roosevelt on Elliott Roosevelt and others based on interviews with John Ellis Roosevelt and Edith Kermit (Carow) Roosevelt.

Account by John Ellis Roosevelt, 1877, of Texas buffalo hunt with Elliott Roosevelt.


  • 1877-1976

Language of Materials


Restrictions on Access

No restrictions on access copy.
Restrictions on Access Collection is open for research.


.3 linear feet (1 box)

Biographical / Historical

Jean Schermerhorn (Roosevelt) Roosevelt was the daughter of John Ellis Roosevelt and Nannie Mitchell (Vance) Roosevelt and granddaughter of Robert Barnwell Roosevelt, uncle of American president Theodore Roosevelt. She married Philip James Roosevelt, son of William Emlen Roosevelt and Christine Griffin (Kean) Roosevelt and grandson of James Alfred Roosevelt, also uncle of Theodore Roosevelt.



Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of P. James Roosevelt and on behalf of the estates of Philippa Roosevelt Jeffries and John E. Roosevelt, 1991. Houghton Library fiftieth anniversary gift.

Processing Information

Processing Information Minimal description derived from existing records and converted to online finding aid, Betts Coup, 2020.
Link to catalog
Roosevelt, Jean Schermerhorn, 1891-1984. Jean Schermerhorn Roosevelt family papers, 1877-1976 (91M-49): Guide
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
2018 November 16
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

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