MS Am 1945
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. Theodore Roosevelt correspondence with William Roscoe
Thayer, 1884-1919: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Call No.: MS Am 1945
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.
Title: Theodore Roosevelt correspondence with William Roscoe Thayer,
Quantity: 1 collection (.2 linear feet (1 volume)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence between Theodore Roosevelt and American author and editor, William
47M-5. Bequest of Mrs. Southworth Lancaster, through Dr. Osborn, 7 Craigie Circle, Cambridge 38, Massachusetts; received: 1947 July.
Mrs. Southworth Lancaster was Thayer's daughter.
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Theodore Roosevelt Correspondence with William Roscoe Thayer, 1884-1919 (MS Am 1945).
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
William Roscoe Thayer (1859-1923) was an American author and editor. He graduated
from Harvard with an AB in 1881, became editor of the Harvard Graduates' Magazine in 1892, and was a biographer of Roosevelt.. Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) received
an AB from Harvard College in 1880, and later became the 26th president of the United
Arranged alphabetically by author, then chronologically.
Typescript and autograph manuscript correspondence primarily about Thayer's publications.
Includes acknowledgements to Thayer by Ethel Roosevelt Derby of sympathy note written
after Quentin Roosevelt's death and by Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt after Theodore
Roosevelt's death. Many envelopes are retained.
Also includes: letter from Roosevelt to Lindley Miller Garrison; letter from Thayer
to Roosevelt; notes by Thayer; and a typescript carbon list of contents, marked "For
Houghton", and signed by N. E. Cordingley, 1947 August 14.
- (2) - (42). Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. 35 letters to William Roscoe Thayer, 1884-1918. 1 folders
Also includes other items. Includes the following:
- (41). Derby, Ethel Roosevelt. Autograph manuscript note (signed) on a Theodore Roosevelt visiting card to William Roscoe Thayer; Oyster Bay, New York, 1918 July 22. 1 sheet (2 pages).
Sent after Quentin Roosevelt's death.
- (42). Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948. Printed thank you card to William Roscoe Thayer; no place, 1919 January 14. 1 sheet (1 page).
Thanks for his expression of sympathy on the death of Theodore Roosevelt.
- (43). Thayer, William Roscoe, 1859-1923. Autograph manuscript (signed) letter to Theodore Roosevelt; Cambridge, 1907 March 5. 1 sheet (2 pages) in 1 folder.