Theodore Roosevelt additional papers
Juvenilia and childhood correspondence of American president Theodore Roosevelt, letters to his son Kermit Roosevelt, addresses and articles, and other papers.
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.
Extent2 linear feet (5 boxes)
Collection includes: juvenilia, childhood correspondence, letters to Kermit Roosevelt, and unbound addresses and articles.
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
Theodore Roosevelt was the twenty-sixth president of the United States.
Kermit Roosevelt (1889-1943) was the second son of Theodore Roosevelt and Edith Kermit (Carow) Roosevelt.
Arranged into the following series:
- 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 (1)-(35), (277)-(304): 43M-828 (2) - (22), 43M-829. Deposited by the Theodore Roosevelt Estate; received: 1943.
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.
Enhanced with digital content by Alison Harris
- Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. Theodore Roosevelt additional papers, 1867-1957: Guide.
- Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
- Language of description
- Digital content funded by the Theodore Roosevelt Center at Dickinson State University.
- EAD ID
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