Roosevelt, Robert Barnwell, 1829-1906

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Birth 1829-08-07
Death 1906-06-14

Biographical notes:

Businessman, banker, and public official; uncle of United States President Theodore Roosevelt.

From the description of Robert Barnwell Roosevelt papers, 1888-1897. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58779340

Robert Barnwell Roosevelt (1829-1906), writer, political reformer, and pioneer in conservation, was a founder of New York's Union League Club, and as attorney and influential Democratic Party member, helped to establish many social reforms and assisted in overthrowing the powerful Tweed ring. Roosevelt, a naturalist author, served as chairman of the state fishery commission in addition to other city and state offices. He was the uncle of President Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919).

From the description of Correspondence, 1829-1906. (American Antiquarian Society). WorldCat record id: 191259764

New York banker, lawyer, public official, advocate for wildlife conservation, and author of books on American game birds and fishes. Robert B. Roosevelt was the uncle of United States president Theodore Roosevelt.

From the description of Robert Barnwell Roosevelt papers, 1857-1899, undated. (New York University). WorldCat record id: 475978171

Robert Barnwell Roosevelt (1829-1906). Uncle of President Theodore Roosevelt, editor, author of "Superior Fishing, the Striped Bass, Trout, and Black Bass of the Northern States" (1st edition 1865, 2nd edition 1884), one of three New York Commissioners of Fisheries and member US House of Representatives 1871-1873 as well as Minister to Holland 1888-1890.

James Gordon Bennett (1795-1872). American newspaper proprietor, founded New York Herald or his son, James Gordon Bennett (1841-1918) newspaper publisher who took over the management of the New York Herald in 1867.

Charles Graham Halpine (1829-1868). American author of humorous articles written under the pen name of "Private Miles O'Reilly". Born in County Meath, Ireland.

A.B. Crandell. Poet, published in St. Nicholas Magazine, vol. 32, 1904-1905.

From the description of Letters to My Dear Sir, My Dear Bennett, and A.B. Crandell, 186?, 1871 March 29. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 58652609


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