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Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919) Guildhall Speech re: Great Britain, Egypt and South Africa [fragment]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05798 Author/Creator: Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919) Place Written: [London] Type: Autograph manuscript Date: [1910] Pagination: 12 p. 24.5 x 20.3 cm

Summary of Content: Twelve pages total. The first two typed leaves are non-consecutive and unnumbered, the third page is numbered "8", the fourth "11" and the fifth "14"; two smaller leaves written in TR's hand are labeled "A" (4 pp.) and "B" (3 pp.). Typed speech accompanied by holographic notes (on "Wrest Park" stationery) for Guild Hall speech discussing Great Britain and Africa. Roosevelt states that in Egypt, Britain's treating all religions with fairness caused an anti-foreign movement in which "murder on a large or small scale is expected to play a leading part." Regarding South Africa, he says that "You have a land which can be made a true white man's country." The typed pages are 25.4 x 20.3 while the manuscript pages are 17.7 x 11.3. (See also GLC 5750 for TR's description of how this speech was received.)

People: Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

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

Subjects: Progressive EraPresidentGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsAfricaMiddle EastReligionAfrican American HistoryDeathAtrocityVice President

Sub Era: The Politics of Reform

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