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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 3067

Theodore Roosevelt Senior letterpress copybooks

Approximately 4500 copies of outgoing business and some personal correspondence pressed into letterbooks; each volume contains an index by correspondent.


  • 1869-1878

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.
Collection contains partially disbound volumes with many detached sections of thin, fragile sheets. Special handling required. Follow instructions inside boxes. Turn pages slowly, and request assistance if sheets appear to be at risk of damage. Pages must be examined on flat surface.


.6 linear feet (4 volumes in 4 boxes)

Contains copies of outgoing business correspondence of Theodore Roosevelt, Sr. Letters bound in 4 volumes. Partial indexes are included for each volume.

Biographical / Historical

Theodore Roosevelt, Sr., New York importer and philanthropist, was the father of American president Theodore Roosevelt.


Arranged chronologically.

Physical Location



Gift of Nancy Roosevelt Jackson, 1997.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

96M-46. Gift of Nancy Roosevelt Jackson; received: 1997 March 11.

Processing Information

Processed by: Adrien Hilton

Each letter in Volumes 1 and 2 has been described, while Volumes 3 and 4 only have a general description. Further description will be provided on Volumes 3 and 4 if time allows.
Link to catalog
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1831-1878. Theodore Roosevelt Senior letterpress copybooks, 1869-1878: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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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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