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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1454.41

Theodore Roosevelt letters to Frances Theodora Smith Dana Parsons


Letters from American president Theodore Roosevelt to his childhood friend Frances Theodora (Smith) Dana Parsons.


  • 1875-1919

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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.5 linear feet (1 box)
Letters from Roosevelt to Frances Theodora Dana Parson and also included are letters from Roosevelt to Parsons’s husband, educator and civil servant James Russell Parsons.

Biographical / Historical

Frances Theodora (Smith) Dana Parsons was a childhood friend of American president Theodore Roosevelt.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

71M-103. Gift of Mrs. J. Russell Parsons; received: 1972.

Related Materials

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 letters to Frances Theodora Smith Dana Parsons, 1875-1919: 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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