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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1541.1

Theodore Roosevelt letters to Kermit Roosevelt and other correspondence


Letters from American president Theodore Roosevelt to his son Kermit Roosevelt as well as other correspondence of Theodore Roosevelt.


  • 1889-1919

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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1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)

Letters from Theodore Roosevelt to his son Kermit Roosevelt. This series, along with the letters in bMS Am 1541 (36-276), is one of the most continuous correspondence sequences relating to Roosevelt's presidential and post-presidential career. Collection also includes other letters to and from Theodore Roosevelt.

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 alphabetically by correspondent.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

69M-43. Purchased from the estate of Belle Wyatt Willard Roosevelt; received: 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 conent by Alison Harris

Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. Theodore Roosevelt letters to Kermit Roosevelt and other correspondence, 1889-1919: Guide.
Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Language of description
Digital content funded by the Theodore Roosevelt Center at Dickinson State University.

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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