|Title||Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Darby O'Malley |
|Date of Original||1912-02-16 |
|Description||A letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Darby O'Malley, a former mayor of Valley City, for the petition that was submitted endorsing Roosevelt for the presidential primary. |
|General Subject||Politics & Government|
|Personal Name||Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919|
|Location||Valley City (N.D.)|
|Item Number||BC-15-50 |
|Format of Original||Correspondence|
|Dimensions of Original||16 x 20 cm. |
|Transcription||"The Outloook 287 Fourth Ave New York. Office of Theodore Roosevelt. February, 16th, 1912. Private and Confidential. My dear Mr. O'Malley: I write to thank you and say how much I appreciate your action. I understand that yours is the first petition ever filed in the history of the country under the Presidential preference primary. Will you treat this letter as confidential? Faithfully yours, Theodore Roosevelt. Mr. Darby O'Malley, Valley City, N.D."--Typed on letter with Roosevelt's signature. |
|Notes||Title created by staff. |
|Biography/History||In 1912 Darby O'Malley, former mayor of Valley City, filed the first petition asking voters to endorse Theodore Roosevelt for president. The petition, containing between 150 and 200 signatures, was sent to the North Dakota Secretary of State to put Roosevelt's name on the ticket for the preferential primary election.
|Repository Institution||Barnes County Historical Society|
|Repository Collection||Barnes County Historical Society Photograph Collection|
|Credit Line||Barnes County Historical Society (BC-15-50) |
|Rights Management||Copyright status unknown. |
Owned by Barnes County Historical Society.
|Ordering Information||Barnes County Historical Society address: |
315 Central Ave. N.
Valley City, ND 58072
Phone number: 701-845-0966
|Grant||NHPRC SNAP Grant 2009-2010 NAR10-RC-10062-09 |
|Digital ID||dmBC1550 |