George W. Barr papers  1855-1865 (bulk 1861-1865)
full text File Size: 12 K bytes

Collection Scope and Content Note

Correspondence of Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States.

This collection of Roosevelt manuscripts was assembled mainly by Paul V. Bunn, who first came to Roosevelt's attention in 1893 as a civil service examiner when Roosevelt was commissioner. A fervent admirer of Roosevelt, Bunn was a St. Louis hardware dealer and secretary of the local Chamber of Commerce. In 1912 Roosevelt described him as an old and valued friend, and a 'foursquare North Carolina ex-Democrat.' Carbon copies of Bunn's letters to Roosevelt and Roosevelt's usually brief replies are included.

Additional Roosevelt letters are addressed to William Rockhill Nelson, publisher of the Kansas City Star; William H. Moody, United States Attorney General and Supreme Court justice; and Henry B. Needham, journalist and special commissioner to investigate conditions in the Canal Zone in 1908. The remainder of the collection is a group of miscellaneous letters and notes related to Roosevelt's career as civil service commissioner, governor of New York, assistant secretary of the navy, president, and presidential candidate in 1912.

Show all series level scope and content notes