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A Visit from Saint Nicholas

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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

Jousting Tournament on "Analostan"

Description:

Women in a horse drawn carriage and men on horseback parade to a jousting tournament on Analostan, later called Theodore Roosevelt Island. The Mason mansion can be seen in the distance.

Resource Type: Drawing

Subject: Games; Parades; Washington (D.C.)--Theodore Roosevelt Island; Mason, John, 1766-1849

Date: 1865-10-07

My expeditions and adventures

Description:

An illustrated adventure story written by a nine year old Theodore Roosevelt.

Resource Type: Manuscript

Subject: Adventure stories, American; Children--Writing

Date: 1868

Letter from Cornelius Van Schaack Roosevelt to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

A letter written in rhyme from Cornelius Van Schaack Roosevelt to Theodore Roosevelt (or "Tedie"), expressing the hope that Theodore felt better soon. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Sick children; Rhyme; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1869-11-11

Dresden Literary American Club

Description:

Stories and poems written by Theodore Roosevelt, Elliott Roosevelt, Corinne Roosevelt, and their cousins during the summer of 1873 while studying in Dresden, Germany.

Resource Type: Manuscript

Subject: Literature--Societies, etc.; Children's literature, American

Date: 1873

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Corinne Roosevelt has arrived to stay with them for the summer. Theodore Roosevelt accompanied the Minkwitz family to a castle and a service at the German Reformed Church. His language studies are going well and the children have started a club that meets once a week. The boxing gloves are a "great amusement" and Roosevelt relates his "best round yet." Elliott Roosevelt is the best boxer but Theodore would win "rewards" for bloody noses.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation; Church attendance; Language and languages--Study and teaching; Children--Societies and clubs; Boxing; Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933; Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894

Date: 1873-06-15

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt asks if his father has received the letter he wrote in German. Everyone is happy that Corinne Roosevelt has arrived in Dresden. Roosevelt confronted an acquaintance who swore too much but he has made a new friend named Edward Jacobs. They spent yesterday boxing and swimming. He received a letter from Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt and Anna Roosevelt who are doing well in Carlsbad.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: German language--Study and teaching--English speakers; Children--Social life and customs; Swearing; Boxing; Swimming; Czech Republic--Karlovy Vary; Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933; Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894; Roosevelt, Martha Bulloch, 1835-1884; Cowles, Anna Roosevelt, 1855-1931; Jacobs, Edward

Date: 1873-06-22

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 Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes to his father concerning school life in Germany. He also reports a run down of all the money in his account and reports on his health.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Boarding schools; Health; Asthma in children--Social aspects; Germany; Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933; Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894

Date: 1873-07-20

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes his sister Anna Roosevelt that he passed all eight examinations. The farm where he is staying is beautiful but small.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Examinations; Farms; Education

Date: 1875-07-25

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