Our Collection

At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 65,000 items cover five hundred years of American history, from Columbus’s 1493 letter describing the New World to soldiers’ letters from World War II and Vietnam. Explore primary sources, visit exhibitions in person or online, or bring your class on a field trip.

Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919) to Victor Howard Metcalf

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01619 Author/Creator: Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Typed letter signed Date: 20 April 1908 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Writes as President to Secretary of Navy Metcalf regarding a meeting designed to take stock of America's natural resources. Also invited were the justices of the Supreme Court, both houses of Congress, and his cabinet. Includes a stamp of receipt from the Navy Department dated 23 April. Written on White House letterhead.

People: Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.
Metcalf, Victor Howard, 1853-1936.

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

Keywords/Subjects: President Navy, Ecology and Wildlife Preservation, Geography and Natural History, Supreme Court, Congress, Government and Civics, Progressive Era, Vice President

Sub Era: The Politics of Reform