Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Use
Extent2 linear feet (5 boxes)
Series I and III: Includes letters to Theodore Roosevelt as a child, notably from Theodore Roosevelt, Sr., ancestral mss., juvenile natural history writings and drawings, and from later periods, correspondence with prominent persons, and drafts of addresses, periodical articles, and book chapters.
Series II: Includes some of Theodore Roosevelt's letters to Kermit Roosevelt. This series (along with bMS Am 1541.1) is one of the most continuous correspondence sequences relating to Roosevelt's presidential and post-presidential career.
Series IV: Includes drafts of addresses and other documents, notably from Roosevelt’s terms in the New York State Legislative Assembly, 1881-1884, Dakota ranching years, 1883-1886, the Spanish-American War, 1898, and World War One.
Also includes provenance correspondence and some printed enclosures which are not listed in this finding aid.
Biographical / Historical
Kermit Roosevelt (1889-1943) was the second son of Theodore Roosevelt and Edith Kermit (Carow) Roosevelt.
- I. Juvenilia and childhood correspondence 1: (1) - (35)
- II. Letters to Kermit Roosevelt, 1890-1918: (36) - (276)
- III. Juvenilia and childhood correspondence 2: (277) - (304)
- IV. Addresses and articles (unbound), 1882-1957: (305)-(334)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Items (36) - (276): 43M-835. Deposited by Belle Wyatt Willard Roosevelt; received: 1944; purchased: 1970.
Items (305)-(330): 43M-891. Presented by the Theodore Roosevelt Association; received: 1943.
Items (331)-(334) are without acquisition information.
- Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. Theodore Roosevelt additional papers, 1867-1957: Guide.
- Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
- Digital content funded by the Theodore Roosevelt Center at Dickinson State University.
- EAD ID
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.
Cambridge MA 02138 USA