Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919)


Typed letter signed (written from Berlin)

Typed letter signed “Theodore Roosevelt”. 1p., 8.0 x 11.25 inch, Berlin, 1910 May 13. To “My dear Dr. Fries in Stockholm”. In full: “Mr. Abbott has shown me your letter of May 10th. I am glad of the opportunity of expressing to you my cordial admiration of the work which the Young Men’s Christian Association is doing in various parts of the world. My special interest has been aroused by the Railway Branch of the Association. I hope also to see the work extended on broad lines in the country districts where young men cannot have under ordinary circumstances the educational and cultural advantages which are found in the cities. It was a pleasure to meet you the other day in Stockholm, and I am glad again to express to you my sincere interest in the work which you and the Association are doing.” Mailing folds, handling wear, else good condition. In May 1910 Roosevelt and his son met with the German Kaiser Wilhelm II. On 12 May 1910 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Faculty of Arts of the University of Berlin. Unusual letter from a famous trip.

 

 

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Typed letter signed AS PRESIDENT

Typed letter signed “Theodore Roosevelt”. 1p., (bifolium), 7.0 x 8.75 inch, Washington, 1905 December 19, on “The White House Washington” stationery. To “My dear Dr. Mitchell” (American Philosophical Society). In full: “You make it very hard for me, my dear sir. Believe me, it was painful to have to refuse your request, and it is painful now to say that I simply can not take a whole day off at that time to come even for the purpose you indicate. I wish you could be just one week here and see the multitude of requests to speak or to preside at meetings, or to be present without speaking, which I receive, to which I must return the same answer. I do not mean that they are requests that I would not care to accept, but requests each one of which, if it stood entirely by himself, I would be glad to accept. If you and any others whom you choose to indicate can bring on the French Delegate and other foreign guests, if there are any who are similarly entitled to recognition, I would be very glad to have the whole party take lunch with me; but I can not go to Philadelphia or anywhere else at that time.” Mailing folds, handling wear, else good condition. Fine letter as President!

 

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Autographed note signed (Forbes collection)

Autographed note signed “Theodore Roosevelt”. 1p., 4.5 x 6.75 inch. (1895) June 1. A fine note in his own hand “After this please send the proof to me at the Police Commissioner's, 300 Mulberry St.” Roosevelt served as police commissioner from 1895 to 1897. He is likely referring about a proof for his book “Hero Tales from American History” (co-authored with Henry Cabot Lodge) which was published in 1895. Uneven left margin (not visible matted), else good condition. Handsomely matted in gray with a photograph of Roosevelt to an overall of 11.75 x 7.75 inch. Both items removable affixed with photo corners. From the Estate of Malcolm S. Forbes.

 

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