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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1454.29,.31-.35,.37-.39,.55-.57

Theodore Roosevelt diaries and notebooks,

Diaries and notebooks of American president Theodore Roosevelt.

Dates

  • 1868-1914.

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to most of this material. Most of this collection is open for research.

MS Am 1454.57 Restricted: fragile; use surrogate. For access to original consult curatorial staff.

Conditions Governing Use

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Extent

1 collection (2 linear feet (29 volumes))

Includes childhood natural history notebooks, account book from one of Roosevelt’s Dakota ranches, and diaries, notably from childhood trips to Europe, his first full year at Harvard College (1877), the end of his ranching career (1886), the War of 1898, occasional hunting trips (1901, 1905), and his post-presidential African safari and European tour (1909-1910); also a notebook of the Dresden Literary American Club, 1873.

Biographical / Historical

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

Arrangement

Organized in call-number order. Diaries are arranged chronologically.

Physical Location

TRC, TRC f

Immediate Source of Acquisition

43M-818-826, 43M-828 (1). Deposited by the Theodore Roosevelt Estate; received: 1943.

43M-867 and 43M-868. Presented by the Theodore Roosevelt Association; received: 1943.

No accession number, MS Am 1454.57. Presented by the Theodore Roosevelt Association; date unknown.

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)

See also: Corinne Roosevelt Robinson Papers (HOLLIS: 008755308)

See also: Library of Congress. Theodore Roosevelt papers (NUCMC MS 73-905): ser. 8--diaries, 1878-1884.

For further information see: Theodore Roosevelt's diaries of boyhood and youth. Charles Scribner's Sons: New York, 1928. Paul Russell Cutright. The boyhood natural history notebooks of Theodore Roosevelt in Theodore Roosevelt Association Journal, Spring, 1982.
  • Theodore Roosevelt's diaries of boyhood and youth. Charles Scribner's Sons: New York, 1928.
  • Paul Russell Cutright. The boyhood natural history notebooks of Theodore Roosevelt in Theodore Roosevelt Association Journal, Spring, 1982.
Title
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. Theodore Roosevelt diaries and notebooks, 1868-1914: Guide.
Author
Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Sponsor
Digital content funded by the Theodore Roosevelt Center at Dickinson State University.
EAD ID
trc00021

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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