Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Theodore Roosevelt Jr. Letter, 1933 MS 213



creator Roosevelt, Theodore, Jr.
Title: Theodore Roosevelt Jr. Letter
Dates: 1933
Abstract: This collection contains a letter written by Theodore Roosevelt Jr., son of President Theodore Roosevelt, to Lord Desborough, while he (Roosevelt Jr. ) was Governor-General of the Philippines. Although it does not go into depth about any particular topic, the letter touches on the following subjects: war verse, victory of the Democrats, and Roosevelt’s future plans.
Identification: MS 213
Quantity: 0.25 Linear Feet(1 folder)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical / Historical

Theodore Roosevelt Jr. (November 13, 1887-July 12, 1944) was a veteran of World War I and World War II, a Medal of Honor recipient, and an American political and business leader. He was the oldest son of President Theodore Roosevelt. Theodore Jr. served in many important political and military offices, including Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Governor of Puerto Rice, Governor-General of the Philippines, and Brigadier General in the U.S. Army. In the business realm, he served as Chairman of the Board of American Express, and Vice-President of Doubleday Books. He was implicated in the Teapot Dome Scandal, but later cleared of all charges. Theodore Jr. graduated from Harvard and pursued both business and political careers, but is most famous for his courage and valor on the battlefield in both World War I and World War II.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains a letter written by Theodore Roosevelt Jr., son of President Theodore Roosevelt, to Lord Desborough, while he (Roosevelt Jr. ) was Governor-General of the Philippines. Although it does not go into depth about any particular topic, the letter touches on the following subjects: war verse, victory of the Democrats, and Roosevelt’s future plans.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from the Theodore Roosevelt Jr. Letter must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Theodore Roosevelt Jr. Letter, 1933, MS 213 Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was found in Theodore Roosevelt’s Taps on September 24, 1958.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Letter
0 Linear Feet

Folder
1 Roosevelt letter, 2 pages 1933