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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Darby O'Malley
Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Darby O'Malley
TitleLetter from Theodore Roosevelt to Darby O'Malley
Date of Original1912-02-16
DescriptionA letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Darby O'Malley, a former mayor of Valley City, for the petition that was submitted endorsing Roosevelt for the presidential primary.
General SubjectPolitics & Government
Subject (LCTGM)Correspondence
Gratitude
Presidents
Mayors
Political elections
Personal NameRoosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
O'Malley, Darby
LocationValley City (N.D.)
Decade1910-1919
Item NumberBC-15-50
Format of OriginalCorrespondence
Dimensions of Original16 x 20 cm.
Transcription"The Outloook 287 Fourth Ave New York. Office of Theodore Roosevelt. February, 16th, 1912. Private and Confidential. My dear Mr. O'Malley: I write to thank you and say how much I appreciate your action. I understand that yours is the first petition ever filed in the history of the country under the Presidential preference primary. Will you treat this letter as confidential? Faithfully yours, Theodore Roosevelt. Mr. Darby O'Malley, Valley City, N.D."--Typed on letter with Roosevelt's signature.
NotesTitle created by staff.
Biography/HistoryIn 1912 Darby O'Malley, former mayor of Valley City, filed the first petition asking voters to endorse Theodore Roosevelt for president. The petition, containing between 150 and 200 signatures, was sent to the North Dakota Secretary of State to put Roosevelt's name on the ticket for the preferential primary election.
Repository InstitutionBarnes County Historical Society
Repository CollectionBarnes County Historical Society Photograph Collection
Credit LineBarnes County Historical Society (BC-15-50)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Owned by Barnes County Historical Society.
Ordering InformationBarnes County Historical Society address:
315 Central Ave. N.
Valley City, ND 58072
Phone number: 701-845-0966
Fax: 701-845-4282
Email: bchistoricalsociety@hotmail.com
GrantNHPRC SNAP Grant 2009-2010 NAR10-RC-10062-09
Digital IDdmBC1550
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