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Typed Letter Signed ("Theodore Roosevelt") by  Theodore ROOSEVELT - Signed - 1905 - from Houle Rare Books & Autographs (SKU: 601122)

Typed Letter Signed ("Theodore Roosevelt")

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Typed Letter Signed ("Theodore Roosevelt")

by ROOSEVELT, Theodore

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as President, in black fountain pen ink on printed White House letterhead, Oyster Bay, New York, August 1, 1905. 4to. 1 page with integral leaf; paper watermarked "Whiting's Woven Linen." (recto only). Together with the original mailing stamped envelope postmarked Oyster Bay, August 2, 1905 and backstamped with Ridgefield, Conn, rec'd postmark. Very good, fresh example. To Miss Ellen Velvin: The Bailey Inn Ridgefield, Conn. Even the strenuous duties of President did not prevent Roosevelt from pursuing his interests in hunting and natural history. In full: "My dear Miss Velvin: I am greatly obliged to you. You have given me just the information I needed. I was very much puzzled by the way pumas behaved when I hunted them, for it did not seem possible that leopards or jaguars could behave in such manner and yet be the dangerous creatures they were reported. Evidently there is a real psychic difference between the cougar and the other big cats, as your observations upon them in captivity show." Roosevelt adds 18 words in his own hand: "In the wild state I personally have known young cougars, but never old cougars, to frolic and play." Ellen Velvin was the author of several books about wild animals both in the wild, in zoos and in circuses. Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919), author, statesman, and explorer; 26th President of the United States (1901-09). Not located in the Collected Letters.


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