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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Joseph Ferris
Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Joseph Ferris
TitleLetter from Theodore Roosevelt to Joseph Ferris
Date of Original1899-08-14
CreatorRoosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
Creator RoleAuthor
DescriptionThis letter was written by Theodore Roosevelt to Joe Ferris regarding a horse saddle. The message is typed on a page with a letterhead. The signature is handwritten.
General SubjectWomen
Subject (LCTGM)Horseback riding
Personal NameRoosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
Ferris, Joe
Ferris, Sylvane
LocationOyster Bay (N.Y. : Town)
Medora (N.D.)
Item NumberTRMF-113
Format of OriginalDocuments
Dimensions of Original15 x 20 cm
Transcription"State of New York. Executive Chamber. Albany. At Oyster Bay, N.Y. Aug. 14th, 1899. Joseph M. Ferris. Medora, North Dakota. Dear Joe: Does Mrs. Joe still ride? If so, perhaps you can tell me what good western maker there is from whome I can get a lady's saddle. Mrs. Roosevelt always insists that the side saddle which she had on the ranch, which belonged to Mrs. Merrifield, was the best she ever rode. I wish I could get the chance of seeing you again. Some day I am going to take my boys out to Medora and let them see the old ranch and camp out. You will have to go along, old man. Remember me warmly to Mrs. Ferris and to Sylvane and Mrs. Sylvane. I hope the children are all well. Always yours, Theodore Roosevelt." - Printed, typed, and handwritten on front of 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-113)
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 IDdmTRMF113
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