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Garfield

Description:

Print shows James A. Garfield, bust portrait, facing left, in oval, with scenes from his life and death; includes verse.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents; Memorials; United States; United States. President; Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881

Date: 1881-09-07

An end to all disagreement

Description:

Print shows a group of men, probably President Garfield's physicians, exiting Francklyn Cottage where Garfield died. The men hold slips of paper that state "Self Exoneration". Three men standing on the left hold papers that state "Private Theory, Temperance Ideas, [and] Power of Prayer". (They may represent physicians that were dismissed when Garfield appeared to be recovering).

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Death and burial of a person; Physicians; Medical care; United States. President; Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881

Date: 1881-09-28

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to William Woodville Rockhill

Description:

Commissioner Roosevelt shares his concern that First Assistant Secretary William Woodville Rockhill will not be able to maintain his recent promotion once the new administration takes over next year. A cabinet position accepted during an election year could be very temporary.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Presidents--Election; United States. Department of State; United States. President

Date: 1896-02-17

Letter from Henry Cabot Lodge to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Henry Cabot Lodge write to Theodore Roosevelt about his continued concern for Roosevelt's well-being after William McKinley's assassination. Theories about what drove Leon Czolgosz to kill McKinley are being discussed in the media. Lodge also discusses the press coverage of who would remain in the cabinet. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Anxiety; Friendship; Assassination; Emigration and immigration law; Press and politics; New York (State)--Buffalo; New Jersey--Paterson Region; Russia; Illinois--Vermont; Nicaragua; Panama; Panama--Panama Canal; United States. Department of Foreign Affairs; United States. President; United States. Office of the Vice President; United States. Congress; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Hay, John, 1838-1905; Root, Elihu, 1845-1937; Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948

Date: 1901-09-19

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Sarah Bancroft Leavitt

Description:

President Roosevelt has often thought of his father and wishes the elder Theodore Roosevelt had lived to meet his grandchildren and see his son in the White House. Roosevelt notes that at the end of his term in 1905 he will be the same age his father was upon his death. Roosevelt finds that he unconsciously attempts to model himself with his children on the way his father treated him and his siblings.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Death and burial of a person; Families--Social life and customs; Parenthood; United States. President; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1831-1878; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948

Date: 1901-10-07

Letter from Charles Henry Grosvenor to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Charles Henry Grosvenor congratulates President Roosevelt on his position regarding the Carnegie donation and his success discharging the duties of President.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Business and politics; United States. President; Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919

Date: 1901-12-18

Compliments of the season

Description:

Holiday postcard with photographs of the Ansley Wilcox house and the Milburn residence. William McKinley passed away while at the Milburn residence, and President Roosevelt took the presidential oath of office at the Ansley Wilcox house.

Resource Type: Postcard

Subject: Presidents--Assassination; Presidents--Death; Presidents--Succession; New York (State)--Buffalo; Ansley Wilcox House (Buffalo, N.Y.); United States. President; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Wilcox, Ansley, 1856-1930; Milburn, John G. (John George), 1851-1930

Date: 1901-1907

Letter from Thomas Nast to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Thomas Nast encourages President Roosevelt after his ascension to the presidency. He includes some newspaper clippings and sketches.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Presidents--Succession; Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Political cartoons; United States. President

Date: 1901?

Postcard featuring the Wilcox House

Description:

President Roosevelt took the oath of office following William McKinley's death at the Wilcox House in Buffalo, New York. 

Resource Type: Postcard

Subject: Presidents--Assassination; Presidents--Death; Presidents--Succession; New York (State)--Buffalo; Ansley Wilcox House (Buffalo, N.Y.); United States. President; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; McKinley, William, 1843-1901

Date: 1901?

Letter from John Lovett to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

John Lovett hopes for President Roosevelt's success and reelection in four years. He encloses one of his latest pictures.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Presidents--Election; United States. President

Date: 1902-01-02

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