Theodore Roosevelt felt a bit out of his element while serving as the special ambassador for the United States at the funeral of King Edward VII. Apparently, serving as President of the United States doesn’t prepare someone to navigate the intricacies, resentments, and myriad levels of European royalty.
A prominent lawyer, statesman, and key member of the Roosevelt administration, Elihu Root directed the American military and diplomatic service towards a new global role after the Spanish-American War and left a lasting impact on foreign affairs and international law.
Vacations often bring opportunities to combine business and pleasure - and sometimes, the passage between the two is seamless.
Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt has decided that Gem, one of the family’s many pets, would be better off with a new owner.
Martha Bulloch Roosevelt grew up on a Georgia plantation and maintained her Southern sympathies. Her family owned slaves and several family members fought for the Confederacy including her brother, Irvine S. Bulloch, and half-brother, James Dunwody Bulloch.
In a letter to David Gray, Theodore Roosevelt described a joke that was played on him by students at the University of Cambridge when he spoke there on his post-presidential tour of Europe.
Passenger pigeons were often described as blackening the skies when their colossal flocks passed overhead; however, by the late 19th century the great flocks had disappeared. One person who claimed seeing the now rare species was bird-watching enthusiast and President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt.
Theodore Roosevelt wrote regularly to his daughter-in-law, Belle, many of which included humorous stories of various family matters, particularly while Belle and Kermit lived in South America. In this letter, Roosevelt relates anecdotes regarding the birth of his son Ted's third child, Cornelius Van Schaack Roosevelt.
The title quote from TR is well known, mostly for the first and second phrases. However, the third is sometimes what the staff at the Theodore Roosevelt Center reach for.
Researching the history of Amidon, North Dakota, brought me right back to the Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library.