For: [Letter] 1905 August 14, Oyster Bay (N.Y.) [to] Cecilia Beaux, East Gloucester (Mass.) / Theodore Roosevelt.
THE WHITE HOUSE, WASHINGTON. Oyster Bay, N. Y., August 14, 1905. My dear Miss Beaux: In spite of your prohibition I do answer your letter, and I return the clippings, for you must be proud of them. It was a fine thing to have a man willing to act as your brother-in-law has acted. It is the kind of thing that is particularly pleasant to me to come across, for, my dear Miss Beaux, I so often see what is mean and sordid in our life that I like to have the good deeds called to my attention too. With all thanks, Sincerely yours, Theodore Roosevelt Miss Cecilia Beaux, East Gloucester, Mass. Enclosures.
Below is a transcription of Cecilia Beaux's letter of Aug 12, 1905, to which Theodore Roosevelt is replying in his letter of Aug 14, 1905, which Lehigh holds in the "I Remain" collection. From microfilm of the Theodore Roosevelt Papers at Library of Congress.
August 12 East Gloucester Mass. Dear Mr President. I don't suppose there is anything that I can tell you about Lehigh University. and you probably know that they elected a new President last Spring to succeed Dr. Drown. I take great pride in the fact that the new President is my brother-in-law Mr Drinker a very near and intimate relative and in looking over the newspapers and other notices that came out at the time I couldn't help hoping that you would be interested in looking them over. or one of them just to see what an ______ [uncommon?] success one of our educators is. He is the father of the nephew of whom I used to tell you. I hope that you may some day meet. This requires no response. and do not think of course of returning the notices. I hope that you are having a little rest this summer at Oyster Bay, -- With my love to Mrs Roosevelt and Ethel. Most Sincerely Yours Cecilia Beaux
Transcribed by Edward J. Gallagher, Dept. of English, Lehigh University.
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