- Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919)
Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919)
3 boxes (1 partial)
This collection is stored at Firestone Library.
Requests will be delivered to Manuscripts Division, RBSC Reading Room
Collection Creator: De Coppet, Andre,
Extent: 3 boxes (1 partial)
Collection is open for research use. Researchers may be required to use surrogates of
collection items stored in special vault facilities.
Theodore Roosevelt served as twenty-sixth President of the United States from 1901
to 1909. This series mainly consists of correspondence written by Roosevelt dating
from the 1880s until just before his death in 1919. His letters reflect many of
the positions he held before being elected President including Civil Service
Commissioner under Presidents Harrison and Cleveland and President of the board of
New York Police Commissioners. They also frequently touch on his penchant for
writing as he corresponded with numerous editors and publishers for works covering
everything from politics to hunting. Many of the letters are marked "Personal" and
contain Roosevelt's private opinions on official subjects. He responds to
criticisms of all kinds, and offers many of his own criticisms, particularly with
regards to President Woodrow Wilson's handling of World War I and the treatment of
German-Americans. In an 1899 letter to Bartlett S. Johnston, Roosevelt insists he
will never be considered for President. The series is arranged alphabetically by
correspondent. Miscellaneous documents are housed in a folder at the end.
Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919); 1877-1918; Andre De Coppet Collection, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.