Roosevelt, Belle, 1892-1968

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Kermit Roosevelt

  • 1889, Oct. 10: Born, Oyster Bay, Long Island, N.Y.
  • 1908: Graduated from Groton School, Groton, Mass.
  • 1909: Accompanied his father, Theodore Roosevelt, on a hunting expedition to Africa
  • 1912: Graduated from Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1912 - 1916 : Engaged in engineering and banking in South America
  • 1913: Member, Theodore Roosevelt's expedition to Brazil in search of the source of the Duvida River
  • 1914: Married Belle Wyatt Willard
  • 1917: Joined the British armed forces and served in Mesopotamia
  • 1918: Transferred from the British to the United States army in France
  • 1919 - 1938 : Executive, various steamship lines
  • 1939: Resigned from the shipping business and entered the British army
  • 1939 - 1941 : Served with British armed forces in Norway and Egypt
  • 1942 - 1943 : Joined the United States army and served in Alaska
  • 1943, June 4: Died, Alaska

Belle Roosevelt

  • 1892, July 1: Born, Baltimore, Md.
  • 1914: Married Kermit Roosevelt
  • 1939: Organized and directed the business, Your Secretary, Inc.
  • 1941: Organized Young America Wants To Help, Junior Division, British War Relief
  • 1944: Campaigned for the reelection of Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1968, Mar. 30: Died, New York, N.Y.

From the guide to the Kermit Roosevelt and Belle Roosevelt Papers, 1725-1975, (bulk 1900-1964), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. Letters to Belle Wyatt Willard Roosevelt, 1913-1918. Houghton Library
referencedIn Hand, Learned, 1872-1961. Papers, 1840-1961 Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
referencedIn Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937. The George Palmer Putnam Collection of Amelia Earhart Papers, 1785-1948 (inclusive), 1928-1937 (bulk). Purdue University Library
referencedIn Theodore Roosevelt Collection: Books, pamphlets, periodicals, 18-- - <ongoing> Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Roosevelt, Kermit, 1889-1943. Kermit and Belle Roosevelt papers, 1928-1962. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Alexander Woollcott correspondence, ca. 1856-1943 (inclusive), 1920-1943 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Roosevelt, Kermit, 1889-1943. Papers of Kermit Roosevelt and Belle Roosevelt, 1885-1975. Library of Congress
creatorOf Kermit Roosevelt and Belle Roosevelt Papers, 1725-1975, (bulk 1900-1964) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn The Nation, records, 1879-1974 (inclusive), 1920-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn New York Times Company records. Arthur Hays Sulzberger papers, 1823-1999 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Family papers, 1853-1954. Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Astor, Vincent, 1891-1959 person
correspondedWith Cole, Corinne Robinson Alsop, 1886-1971 person
associatedWith Coolidge, Harold J. (Harold Jefferson), 1904- person
associatedWith Cooper, Merian C. person
associatedWith Cutting, C. Suydam (Charles Suydam), 1889- person
associatedWith Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937. person
associatedWith Field, Stanley, 1875-1964 person
associatedWith Groton School. corporateBody
associatedWith Hand, Learned, 1872-1961 person
associatedWith Heller, Edmund, 1875-1939 person
associatedWith Herbert, Elizabeth Willard. person
associatedWith Kermit Roosevelt Memorial Fund. corporateBody
associatedWith Kerr Steamship Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Nation (New York, N.Y. : 1865). corporateBody
associatedWith New York Times Company corporateBody
associatedWith Robinson, Edwin Arlington, 1869-1935 person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Archibald, 1918-1990 person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948 person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962 person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Kermit, 1889-1943. person
associatedWith Roosevelt Steamship Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944 person
associatedWith Timpson, Lawrence. person
associatedWith United States Lines Company. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Maritime Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937 person
associatedWith Winant, John G. (John Gilbert), 1889-1947 person
correspondedWith Woollcott, Alexander, 1887-1943 person
associatedWith Young America Wants to Help. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Oyster Bay (N.Y.)
Puerto Rico
Great Britain
Fort Richardson (Alaska)
Middle East
World War, 1914-1918
World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945
Preparatory schools
Social leaders


Birth 1892

Death 1968



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