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MS Am 1454.29,.31-.35,.37-.39,.55-.57

Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. Theodore Roosevelt diaries and notebooks, 1868-1914: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Digital content funded by the Theodore Roosevelt Center at Dickinson State University.

Descriptive Summary

Location: TRC, TRC f
Call No.: MS Am 1454.29,.31-.35,.37-.39,.55-.57
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.
Title: Theodore Roosevelt diaries and notebooks,
Date(s): 1868-1914.
Quantity: 1 collection (2 linear feet (29 volumes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Diaries and notebooks of American president Theodore Roosevelt.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

43M-818-826, 43M-828 (1). Deposited by the Theodore Roosevelt Estate; received: 1943.
43M-867 and 43M-868. Presented by the Theodore Roosevelt Association; received: 1943.
No accession number, MS Am 1454.57. Presented by the Theodore Roosevelt Association; date unknown.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to most of this material. Most of this collection is open for research.
MS Am 1454.57 Restricted: fragile; use surrogate. For access to original consult curatorial staff.

Conditions Governing Use:

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Preferred Citation for Publication:

Theodore Roosevelt Diaries and Notebooks, 1868-1914 (MS Am 1454.29, 1454.31-1454.35, 1454.37-1454.39, 1454.55-1454.57). Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

This collection is part of the Harvard College Library's Theodore Roosevelt Collection. For context see: Theodore Roosevelt Collection: manuscripts--Theodore Roosevelt papers (HOLLIS: 008177696)
See also: Corinne Roosevelt Robinson Papers (HOLLIS: 008755308)
See also: Library of Congress. Theodore Roosevelt papers (NUCMC MS 73-905): ser. 8--diaries, 1878-1884.

Biographical / Historical

Theodore Roosevelt was the twenty-sixth president of the United States.


For further information see: Theodore Roosevelt's diaries of boyhood and youth. Charles Scribner's Sons: New York, 1928. Paul Russell Cutright. "The boyhood natural history notebooks of Theodore Roosevelt" in Theodore Roosevelt Association Journal, Spring, 1982.


Organized in call-number order. Diaries are arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Includes childhood natural history notebooks, account book from one of Roosevelt's Dakota ranches, and diaries, notably from childhood trips to Europe, his first full year at Harvard College (1877), the end of his ranching career (1886), the War of 1898, occasional hunting trips (1901, 1905), and his post-presidential African safari and European tour (1909-1910); also a notebook of the Dresden Literary American Club, 1873.

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