PRESIDENT THEODORE ROOSEVELT - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 09/04/1903 - HFSID 86016
THEODORE ROOSEVELT Theodore Roosevelt types a letter of regret that he will not be able to attend. Typed Letter Signed: "Theodore Roosevelt" as President, 1p, 7x9. Written on White House, Washington, stationery from Oyster Bay, N.Y., 1903 September 4. To Mrs.
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Theodore Roosevelt types a letter of regret that he will not be able to attend.
Typed Letter Signed: "Theodore Roosevelt" as President, 1p, 7x9. Written on White House, Washington, stationery from Oyster Bay, N.Y., 1903 September 4. To Mrs. Fanny Monroe Robinson, Jordanville, P.O., N.Y. In full: "You are very kind. I wish I could come, but it is out of the question. Edith will not be with me, and I go back just as soon as I can get away from Syracuse." Edith was his wife. Roosevelt has handwritten Mrs. Robinson's address. With original White House envelope postmarked Oyster Bay. Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919, born in New York City) is one of America's most well-known and flamboyant presidents. Roosevelt's heroism in the Spanish-American War, where he earned the Medal of Honor for leading his volunteer "Rough Riders" in a charge up San Juan Hill (1898), helped him win the governorship of New York the next year. Elected Vice President in 1900, Roosevelt assumed the presidency upon President William McKinley's assassination (1901), becoming America's youngest president. He was re-elected in 1904. Roosevelt was the first American to win a Nobel Prize for Peace, receiving the 1906 award for mediating the end of the Russo-Japanese War. Known for his "Speak softly and carry a big stick" foreign policy, Roosevelt settled the Canadian-Alaskan boundary dispute in 1903 and initiated construction of the Panama Canal in 1904. He converted more than 125 million acres of land into national forests and was a staunch advocate of antitrust legislation. After failing to secure the Republican nomination, he run as the Progressive ("Bull Moose") candidate in the famous presidential contest of 1912. He lost to Democrat Woodrow Wilson but securing more votes than incumbent William Howard Taft, becoming the most successful third-party candidate in recent United States history. Slight surface creases not affecting signature, else fine.
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