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Preserve your forests from destruction, and protect your country from floods and drought

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Illustration shows a female spirit labeled "Public Spirit" warning two men cutting logs, of the consequences of deforestation.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Conservation of natural resources; Forests and forestry; Lumbering; Floods; Droughts; Ghosts

Date: 1884-01-09

Telegram from Mary Smythe Squires to Patty Selmes

Description:

Mary Smythe Squires reminds Patty Selmes to help the Cass Lake National Park scheme.  In a handwritten note, Selmes follows through on this request.

Resource Type: Telegram

Subject: Conservation projects (Natural resources); Conservation of natural resources; Minnesota--Cass Lake (Lake)

Date: 1902-01-17

Letter from George B. Cortelyou to Ethan Allen Hitchcock

Description:

George B. Cortelyou sends Secretary of the Interior Hitchcock communications regarding forest reserves in Oregon. President Roosevelt would like a report on the matter from the Department of the Interior.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Conservation of natural resources; Forest reserves; Oregon; United States. Department of the Interior; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1902-01-28

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Herbert Keightley Job

Description:

President Roosevelt is enjoying Herbert Keightley Job's book and agrees with his thoughts on "substitution of the camera for the gun." Roosevelt supports hunting but believes that there is currently "altogether too much shooting" and that more cameras will benefit the next generation.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Books and reading; Hunting; Nature photography; Conservation of natural resources

Date: 1902-09-29

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Edward North Buxton

Description:

President Roosevelt has enjoyed Edward North Buxton's book and considers him one of the "teachers and pioneers" in the movement to protect the wilderness and big game.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Books and reading; Hunting; Conservation of natural resources

Date: 1902-12-08

Letter from Robert Underwood Johnson to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Robert Underwood Johnson thanks President Roosevelt for meeting with his son, journalist Owen Johnson. He discusses forest reform and the publication of Gifford Pinchot's article in The Century Magazine. He is sending a book on forest destruction to Roosevelt.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Conservation of natural resources; Books and reading; Johnson, Owen, 1878-1952; Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946; Gilder, Richard Watson, 1844-1909; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908

Date: 1904-02-16

Letter from George Meade Bowers to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

George Meade Bowers replies to a letter from President Roosevelt regarding the status of the Golden Trout in the Mt. Whitney region of the California Sierras. Bowers describes the habitat and distribution of this fish, as well as risks to its extermination, and proposes a study by the Bureau of Fisheries to determine the necessary steps for its preservation.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Conservation of natural resources; Wildlife conservation; Golden trout; California--Mount Whitney Region; United States. Bureau of Fisheries; Evermann, Barton Warren, 1853-1932; White, Stewart Edward, 1873-1946; Jordan, David Starr, 1851-1931

Date: 1904-04-22

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Homer Davenport

Description:

President Roosevelt informs Homer Davenport of the current lack of funding for stocking Yellowstone Park with birds. Roosevelt adds that he has been working hard to get Congress to "give enough money for propagating the buffalo" and consequently nothing can be done for the time being. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Conservation of natural resources--Planning; Birds; American bison populations; United States--Yellowstone National Park; United States. Congress

Date: 1904-06-16

Letter from Robert Underwood Johnson to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Robert Underwood Johnson, writing from The Century Magazine's office, congratulates President Roosevelt on the election results. Johnson encloses an editorial on forestry.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Presidents--Election; Conservation of natural resources

Date: 1904-11-11

Letter from Henry Rider Haggard to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Henry Rider Haggard writes to Theodore Roosevelt about a report Haggard has written which outlines and proposes a scheme that would benefit humanity, alluding to overcrowded cities and unoccupied lands. Haggard asks that Roosevelt keep the report confidential until it has been presented to Parliament, but to forward to Haggard any opinions and criticism of the proposal.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Proposal writing in human services; Conservation of natural resources; United States; England; England. Parliament

Date: 1905-06-13

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