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A Visit from Saint Nicholas

Description:

The children's Christmas book titled A Visit from Saint Nicholas tells the story of Saint Nicholas, or Santa Claus, and his visit to a family's home on the night before Christmas. The story would later be known as The Night Before Christmas.

Resource Type: Book

Subject: Children's books; Christmas stories; Holidays; Santa Claus; Books and reading

Date: 1862

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt is having a "splendid time" in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and will stay until Saturday. He is enjoying the books and specimens at the academy.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Books and reading; Zoological specimens

Date: 1872-09-18

Dresden Literary American Club: Club Book

Description:

A notebook with short stories, poetry and some riddles composed by Theodore Roosevelt, Corinne Roosevelt, Elliott Roosevelt, John Elliott and Maud Elliot during their time together in Dresden, Germany.  The last two pages consist of French conjugations. The front and end pages consist of rough sketched maps.

Entries for July 20, 1873: Morning calls among the dogs, part 1 by T. Roosevelt; Mrs. Doolittle's adventures in Germany by J. Elliott: My Ghost by E. Roosevelt; Riddles by M. Elliott; and, Criticisms by C. Roosevelt.

Entries for September 7, 1873: The party, part 1 by J. Elliott; Nonsense Verses and Our journey to Samaden by E. Roosevelt; The night by C. Roosevelt; and, Morning calls among the dogs, part 2 by T. Roosevelt.

Entries for September 15, 1873: Adventures in Shopping? by T. Roosevelt; Just my luck by E. Roosevelt; The party, part 2 by J. Elliott; The broken ring by C. Roosevelt; and, Portrait of a quiet man by M. Elliott.

Resource Type: Notebook

Subject: Short stories, American; American poetry; Riddles, American; Books and reading

Date: 1873

The Dresden Literary American Club

Description:

During their stay in Germany, three Roosevelt children and their Elliott cousins formed the Dresden Literary American Club, which met on Sundays to write stories and poetry. Left to right: Theodore Roosevelt, Elliott Roosevelt, Maud Elliott, Corinne Roosevelt, and John Elliott.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: Children--Books and reading--Societies, etc.; Germany; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894; Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933; Elliott, Maud; Elliott, John Stuart

Date: 1873-07-01

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna asking a few questions and describing in detail how he spends his days at Harvard with sample schedules for a Monday and a Saturday. The letter also requests that books be sent from home. He wants everyone from home to keep writing him as well. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: College students--Conduct of life; Letters; Books and reading; Exercise; Harvard College (1780- )

Date: 1876-11-01

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Theodore Roosevelt and Martha Bulloch Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt provides a detailed description of one day of college life, particularly last Monday. There is a lot of class and studying but also boxing, dinner with the Tudors, and a window broken by a baseball. Roosevelt has been going out a lot but will focus on his examinations in a few weeks. He plans on collecting bird specimens in the spring and will be traveling to the Adirondacks with H. D. Minot. He requests that his gun and collecting supplies be sent. Roosevelt has been enjoying his Sunday school class and his library has been the "greatest possible pleasure."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: College students--Social life and customs; College students--Study and teaching; Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation; Sunday schools; Books and reading; New York (State)--Adirondack Mountains; Harvard College (1780- ); Minot, H. D. (Henry Davis), 1859-1890

Date: 1877-02-11

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes his father about his Easter vacation with the Minot and Weld families.  He describes his activities over the weekend, including his studies, leisure time, and attending church.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Books and reading; Recreation; Easter; Unitarian Universalist churches

Date: 1877-04-15

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Corinne Roosevelt Robinson

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt tells his sister about a "literary coffee party" he held with some of his friends at college.  He also mentions a funny incident during Sunday School and future plans to attend a tea party with Minot [and] Weld.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: College students--Social life and customs; Books and reading

Date: 1877-11-09

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna about arriving back at Harvard. He also expresses in the letter that he needs a new bookcase because he has so many books.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: College students--Social life and customs; Books and reading; Bookcases

Date: 1878-09-29

Elkhorn Ranch House

Description:

Original wash drawing of Theodore Roosevelt's Elkhorn Ranch, by Robert Swain Gifford, created as an illustration for Roosevelt's book, Hunting Trips of a Ranchman.

Resource Type: Drawing

Subject: Books and reading; North Dakota--Elkhorn Ranch

Date: 1885?

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