Munro Ferguson family papers, 1878-1940 (bulk 1905-1919).


Munro Ferguson family papers, 1878-1940 (bulk 1905-1919).

This collection consists primarily of family and personal correspondence to Isabella and Robert H. Munro Ferguson. Also present is correspondence between Isabella and Robert. Other correspondents include Joseph W. Alsop, Anna Roosevelt Cowles, John C. Greenway, Franklin Roosevelt (1 letter), Eleanor Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, and the Cutcheon, Selmes, and Munro Ferguson families. Topics concern social and political events, Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt's political campaigns and careers, the Rough Riders, World War I, and family and mutual friends. There is correspondence concerning government afairs in Canada, Cuba and the United States. One letter from Munro Ferguson to his mother details the Rough Riders military situation in Cuba in 1898. There are a few letters from fellow Rough Rider, David Goodrich, and correspondence about mining operations in Arizona and Mexico. There is also biographical information, and remedies and treatments for tuberculosis.

16 linear ft. (32 boxes).

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