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Washington, D.C. Georgetown ferry-boat carrying wagons, and Aqueduct Bridge beyond, from rocks on Mason's Island

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Civil war soldiers sit on the rocks of Mason's Island, later called Theodore Roosevelt Island, watching a Georgetown ferry transport wagons and horses across the Potomac River. One man is fishing. The Alexandria Aqueduct Bridge is visible in the background in its second incarnation as a canal and roadway.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: Ferries; Soldiers; Wagons; Horses; Washington (D.C.)--Theodore Roosevelt Island; United States--Aqueduct Bridge

Date: 1864

Photograph of Georgetown ferry

Description:

Civil War soldiers sit on the rocks of Mason's Island, later called Theodore Roosevelt Island, watching a Georgetown ferry transport wagons and horses across the Potomac River. One man is fishing. The Alexandria Aqueduct Bridge is visible in the background in its second incarnation as a canal and roadway.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: National parks and reserves; Ferries; Soldiers; Wagons; Horses; Washington (D.C.)--Theodore Roosevelt Island; United States--Potomac River; United States--Aqueduct Bridge

Date: 1864?

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes his sister Anna Roosevelt on his last day in New York City with his father. Sister Corinne invited friends to Oyster Bay and he will take them out in the boat. Roosevelt's horse has "rubbed" his back again.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Boats and boating; Horses; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1831-1878; Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933

Date: 1875-06-10

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes his sister Anna Roosevelt about how horrible his examinations seem and his horse is finally well. He describes a picnic and a moonlight drive. Corneil and Hill came to church to sing.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Horses; Picnics; Examinations; Singing

Date: 1875-06-23

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes his sister Anna Roosevelt about a picnic with West's "intended" and sister Corinne and a ride he took on his horse Lightfoot. Roosevelt also mentions how good it is to see their father happy as he is enjoying Mr. and Mrs. Dodge's visit.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Entertaining; Picnics; Horses; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1831-1878; Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933; Dodge, W. E. (William Earl), 1832-1903

Date: 1876-07-25

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt hopes his sister Anna Roosevelt won't have trouble furnishing his room. Brother Elliot has a sore finger. West says he is having a good time on his trip and shot his first buck. Roosevelt rode Anna's horse as his is a bit lame at the moment and Corneil took out a sailing party.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Friendly visiting; Travel; Horses; Deer hunting; Sailing; Fingers--Wounds and injuries; Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894

Date: 1876-07-30

Postcard from Theodore Roosevelt to Martha Bulloch Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt arrived safely and immediately began studying. He informed H. D. Minot that he could not travel to England. Roosevelt requests that his horse, saddle, and bridle be sent.

Resource Type: Postcard

Subject: College students--Social life and customs; College students--Travel; Horses; Horses--Equipment and supplies; Minot, H. D. (Henry Davis), 1859-1890

Date: 1878-04-11?

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Martha Bulloch Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt hopes that Martha Bulloch Roosevelt is feeling better and inquires what winter clothing he has in New York. He describes the men in the photograph for Corinne Roosevelt; they include Gorham Peters, Charles Washburn, and Charles Ware. Roosevelt's horse is in "beautiful trim" if a bit shaggy looking. He has been riding often to Chestnut Hill and visited Jamaica Plain with Minot Weld.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: College students--Social life and customs; Cold weather clothing; Horses; College students--Travel; Massachusetts--Chestnut Hill; Massachusetts--Boston--Jamaica Plain; Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933; Saltonstall, Richard M. (Richard Middlecott), 1859-1922; Weld, Christopher Minot; Peters, George Gorham, 1858-; Washburn, Charles G. (Charles Grenfill), 1857-1928; Ware, Charles

Date: 1879-04-27

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna about how much he loves having a horse. He includes that he and Harry Shaw put on a theater party for some friends. Roosevelt also writes that he has met a new friend, Nana Rotch.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Horses; College students--Social life and customs

Date: 1879-05-05

Memorandum from Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt requests that his horse and cart reach Harvard before September 24. Elliott Roosevelt will find him a whip, and Anna Roosevelt will find the rug.

Resource Type: Memorandum

Subject: Shipping--Planning; Horses; Carriages and carts; Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894; Cowles, Anna Roosevelt, 1855-1931

Date: 1879-09

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