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The Fix: Theodore Roosevelt Letter to Elliott L. Coues

Sometimes the treatment performed on an item is minimal but the item being treated is fascinating!  This was the case with this recently acquired letter from State Assemblyman Theodore Roosevelt to the prominent ornithologist Elliott Coues. The letter, dated April 21, 1882, outlines Roosevelt’s interest in shrews and his desire to donate his collection of shrew skins to the Smithsonian.