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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to John Randolph Spears

Description:

Governor Roosevelt thanks John Randolph Spears for the letter. Roosevelt has been disappointed with the job performance of the game wardens and is trying to engineer a "complete change."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Thank-you notes; Game wardens; Nature conservation--Government policy

Date: 1899-11-16

New York Forest, Fish and Game Interests

Description:

William Austin Wadsworth provides his opinion on why the New York Forest, Fish and Game Commission is ineffective as currently constituted.

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Wildlife conservation; Nature conservation; New York (State). Forest, Fish and Game Commission

Date: 1901?

Buffalo Bill and timber news release

Description:

Buffalo Bill warns that the continued destruction of timber and underbrush in the Bighorn Basin will threaten the region's ability to acquire water for irrigation.

Resource Type: Release, News

Subject: Nature conservation; Water conservation; Irrigation; Erosion--Environmental aspects; Timber; United States--Bighorn Basin; Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1903-03-03

Speech of President Roosevelt at laying of the cornerstones of gateway to Yellowstone National Park, Gardiner, Montana, April 24, 1903

Description:

President Roosevelt’s speech while laying a cornerstone at the gateway to Yellowstone National Park. He discusses the creation of the park and its purpose. He also thanks the people for their cooperation to prevent acts of vandalism and destruction in the park.

Resource Type: Speech

Subject: Game protection; Forest conservation; Wildlife conservation; Natural areas; Landscape protection; National parks and reserves; Montana--Gardiner; United States--Yellowstone National Park Region

Date: 1903-04-24

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to the school children of San Diego

Description:

President Roosevelt congratulates the school children of San Diego, California, on the establishment of Arbor Day.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Arbor Day; Holidays; Nature conservation--Citizen participation; Trees; California--San Diego

Date: 1904-03-16

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to T. W. Symons

Description:

President Roosevelt writes to the Superintendent of Public Buildings and Grounds, Thomas Symons, that he wants a memorandum circulated saying that the Andrew Jackson elm is not to be touched concerning the installation of the Pulaski statue.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Elm; Nature conservation; Equestrian statues; Washington (D.C.)--Lafayette Park; Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845

Date: 1904-05-14

Letter from Gifford Pinchot to William Loeb

Description:

Gifford Pinchot is looking forward to seeing William Loeb and going over "the whole forest situation" with Theodore Roosevelt.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Forest reserves; Nature conservation; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1904-09-12

Letter from E. L. Morris to George B. Cortelyou

Description:

E. L. Morris has been discussing with Postmaster General Cortelyou the possibility of President Roosevelt visiting the Club's preserve, Plummer's Island. Morris sends two copies of the Biologists' Field Club book, one for President Roosevelt and the second for Postmaster General Cortelyou. Morris hopes Cortelyou might present the book to Roosevelt when he discusses the proposed visit.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Clubs; Nature conservation; Biology--Research; Maryland--Montgomery County

Date: 1905-06-09

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to John Muir

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes John Muir about the Hetch Hetchy plan about the city of San Francisco trying to gain water rights to the valley. Roosevelt will do what he can to protect the great "natural beauties of this country." However, the citizens of the area are not standing against the Hetch Hetchy project. Roosevelt worries that he will be seen as interfering in the development of California. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Conservation of natural resources; Nature conservation; Water rights--Law and legislation; Water rights--Economic aspects; Urbanization--Environmental aspects; California--Hetch Hetchy Valley; Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946; Garfield, James Rudolph, 1865-1950

Date: 1907-09-16

Letter from John Muir to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

John Muir wishes Theodore Roosevelt a happy new year and thanks him for his contributions to conservation. He specifically mentions Roosevelt saving the Tamalpais redwoods and Yosemite National Park. Muir's daughter Helen Lillian Funk Muir has been sick. He took her to the Mohave Desert for the healing dry air.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Giant sequoia; Nature conservation; Presidents--Public opinion; Conservationists--Attitudes; Care of the sick; Water rights; Camping--Religious aspects; California--Yosemite National Park; United States--Mojave Desert; California--Mariposa Grove; California--Mount Tamalpais; Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882

Date: 1908-01-27?

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