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Lodge, Henry Cabot (1850-1924) Address of Senator Henry Cabot Lodge of Massachusetts in honor of Theodore Roosevelt, Ex-President of the United States before the Congress of the United States Sunday, February 9, 1919 [word processed inventory available]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02920 Author/Creator: Lodge, Henry Cabot (1850-1924) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Book Date: 1905-1940 Pagination: 57 p. ; 26.5 x 19.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Memorial address at the time of Theodore Roosevelt's death. Printed by the Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. Pasted within the book are 13 letters, one photograph of Henry Cabot Lodge, three manuscripts, and five prints of Roosevelt. Seven of the letters and two of the manuscripts are written by Theodore Roosevelt. Out of the seven letters by Roosevelt, four are to Charles Greenough, a lawyer in Boston, Massachusetts dated 1912-1918. Two are to George W. Goethals, the chief engineer of the Panama Canal dated 1918-1919, and one is to Henry Cabot Lodge, 1905. Also includes three letters by Edith Roosevelt, one to Joseph Frost and two to Arthur D. Hill. There is one letter by Henry Cabot Lodge to Charles Greenough in 1919, one by Ethel Derby, Roosevelt's daughter, to Mrs. Arthur D. Hill on the death of her brother, Quentin Roosevelt in 1918, and one by Arthur D. Hill to his wife concerning the Roosevelt family in 1919. A book label printed with "Greenough" is pasted inside the front cover. Pasted on second blank leaf of book is a printed poem written by Corrine Roosevelt Robinson entitled "Sagamore," in memory of Roosevelt. Sagamore Hill was the Roosevelt home in New York. Pasted on the last blank page of the book is a magazine print of a sculpture relief of Roosevelt that reads "Aggressive Fighting for the Right is the Noblest Sport the World Affords." Leather binding is broken so front and back cover are detached.

Background Information: A full inventory is available and linked to this entry.

People: Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944
Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948
Hill, Arthur Dehon, 1869-1947
Derby, Ethel Roosevelt, 1891-1977
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
Goethals, George W. (George Washington)., 1858-1928
Greenough, Charles P. (Charles Pelham)., 1844-1924

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: PresidentCongressDeathAmerican StatesmenPanama CanalCanalsScience and TechnologyWomen's HistoryFirst LadyWorld War IChildren and FamilyPoetryLiterature and Language ArtsMorality and EthicsArt, Music, Theater, and FilmVice President

Sub Era: World War I

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