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Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt’s Extraordinary Sense of Responsibility For Personally Supporting The Families of Fallen Former Colleagues ""the children of poor devils who were with me in the Legislature and acted honestly and were knocked out in consequence, to the widows of the no less unlucky men who started ranching in the West when I did, to fail in winning a fortune and finally succumbed to hardship and exposure.”
12/07/1889. Even though he writes, “I am one of those who are reputed to be rich and am not”; This is an unpublished letter, its content published here for the first timeTheodore Roosevelt was born and grew up in New York City. His father, Theodore, Sr., was a well-to-do businessman, and his father was a well known philanthropist. They helped found the New York City Children's Aid Society, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the American Museum of Natural History, and the New York Children's Orthopedic Hospital. As a boy, TR was tutored at home by private teachers. He traveled widely through Europe and the Middle East with his family during the late 1860s and early 1870s, once living with a host family in Germany for five months. In 1876, he entered Harvard College, leaving New York with the advice of his father: ""Take care of your morals first, your health next, and finally your studies”. He studied a variety of subjects, including German, natural history, zoology, forensics, and composition. His father died in 1878, and he was one of the heirs. To the public eye, TR had a wealthy background and was wealthy himself.During college, Roosevelt fell in love with Alice Hathaway Lee, and they were married in October 1880. At age 24 he was elected to the New York Assembly, and served from 1882 to 1884. He immediately began making his mark as a crusader against corruption. His high profile in these efforts made him a leader of the reformers, and he felt a sense of responsibility to those who stood by his side and whose political careers were ruined for doing so.A double traged … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Raab Collection [United States]
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