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Western Union Telegram from Theodore Roosevelt
Western Union Telegram from Theodore Roosevelt
TitleWestern Union Telegram from Theodore Roosevelt
Date of Original1903-04-07
CreatorRoosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
Creator RoleAuthor
DescriptionThis document is a Western Union Telegram from Theodore Roosevelt to Joe Ferris. Roosevelt asks Ferris to meet him in Bismarck or Mandan and ride to Medora.
General SubjectPioneer Era
Subject (LCTGM)Travel
Personal NameRoosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
Organization NameWestern Union Telegraph Company
LocationMedora (N.D.)
Fargo (N.D.)
Bismarck (N.D.)
Mandan (N.D.)
Item NumberTRMF-114
Format of OriginalDocuments
Dimensions of Original13 x 20 cm
Transcription"THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY INCORPORATED. 23, 000 OFFICES IN AMERICA. CABLE SERVICE TO ALL THE WORLD. This company TRANSMITS and DELIVERS messages only on conditions limiting its liability, which have been assented to by the sender of the following messages. Errors can be guarded against only by repeating a message back to the sending station for comparison, and the company will not hold itself liable for errors or delays in transmission or delivery of Unrepeated Messages, beyond the amount of tolls paid thereon, nor in any case where the claim is not presented in writing within sixty days after the message is filled with the company for transmission. This is an UNREPEATED MESSAGE and is delivered by request of the sender under the conditions named above. ROBERT C. CLOWRY, President and Manager." - Printed on document. " 8:43 AM, 4/7/1903. Fargo, ND. Joe Ferris. Medora. Will not you and Dilram? join me at Bismarck or Mandan today and ride to Medora. Theodore Roosevelt" - Handwritten on document.
NotesTitle created by staff.
Biography/HistoryTheodore Roosevelt was born into a prestigious New York family on October 27, 1858. In 1876 he began attending Harvard and married Alice Hatheway Lee on October 27, 1880. One daughter was born to their union. He then worked in the New York Assembly in the early years of his political career. From 1883 on Roosevelt made several visits to the Badlands for the purposes of ranching, hunting, and adventure. Roosevelt owned the Chimney Butte and the Elkhorn Ranches. It was in the Badlands that he became acquainted with Joe and Sylvane Ferris, brothers from Canada. Additionally, Roosevelt was a contemporary of the Marquis de Mores. In 1886, Roosevelt married Edith Kermit Carow as a result of his first wife dying. They went on to have five children. Theodore Roosevelt spent the rest of his life as a politician. He served as President of the United States from 1901 to 1909. He passed away in 1919.
Bibliographic ReferenceRoger L. Di Silvestro, Theodore Roosevelt in the Badlands: A Young Politician's Quest for Recovery in the American West (New York: Walker & Company, 2011), 8, 11, 20, 23, 26, 39, 44-46, 61, 231, 257-236.
Repository InstitutionTheodore Roosevelt Medora Collection
Repository CollectionTheodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation Collection
Credit LineTheodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation (TRMF-114)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Ordering InformationTheodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation
Attn: Kinley Slauter
P.O. Box 198
301 5th Street
Medora, ND 58645
(701) 623-4444
GrantNHPRC SNAP Grant 2009-2010 NAR10-RC-10062-09
Digital IDdmTRMF114
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