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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1540

Theodore Roosevelt correspondence and compositions


Correspondence and compositions of American president Theodore Roosevelt.


  • 1718-1946
  • Majority of material found within 1873-1919

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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3 linear feet (6 boxes)
Correspondence includes Roosevelt’s letters to Theodore Roosevelt, Sr., Martha (Bulloch) Roosevelt, and Corinne (Roosevelt) Robinson; also to Edward William Bok and Maurice Francis Egan.

Provenance correspondence and some printed enclosures are not listed in this finding aid.

Biographical / Historical

Theodore Roosevelt was the twenty-sixth president of the United States.


Organized into the following series:
  1. I. Letters from Roosevelt to various persons
  2. II. Letters from various persons to Roosevelt
  3. III. Letters to and from various persons about Roosevelt
  4. IV. Ancestral manuscripts
  5. V. Theodore Roosevelt manuscripts

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

56M-226. Deposited by the Theodore Roosevelt Association; received: 1944. Items 1-451 presented: 1966-1970.

Related Materials

This collection is part of the Harvard College Library’s Theodore Roosevelt Collection. For context see: Theodore Roosevelt Collection: manuscripts--Theodore Roosevelt papers (HOLLIS: 008177696)

Processing Information

Enhanced with digital content by Alison Harris
Link to catalog
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. Theodore Roosevelt correspondence and compositions, 1718-1946: Guide.
Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Digital content funded by the Theodore Roosevelt Center at Dickinson State University.

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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