"The Woman's Volume," Application by Corinne Roosevelt to be included in one the first American women's encyclopedias
DS - Document Signed[WOMEN History ] Corinne Roosevelt Robinson - Completed Application for The Woman's Volume, revision of Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography (sister of Theodore Roosevelt). New York: 1923. Folding single sheet, completed in full with four pages of Corinne Roosevelt Robinson's entries. Stamped July 18 1923, she describes her profession as 'writer of verse and lectures', place of birth as 28 East 20th, NYC, 1861. Notable facts in father's career: "Founder of American Museum of Natural History, Museum of Art, Children's Aid Society ... etc." She herself was educated at home by Governesses and Professors. She writes, "I made the first speech ever made by a woman at a National Convention when in the Republican Convention of 1920 at Chicago, I seconded the nomination of General Leonard Wood for President. After Senator Warren G. Harding was nominated, he asked me to campaigning for him as one of the members of the Executive Committee of the National Committee, which I did, making a number of speeches in the middle west, in New England, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York. Ever since the death of my brother, former President Theodore Roosevelt, I have given addressed on him at the request of Public Schools, Teachers' Associations, Rotary Clubs, Women's Clubs, Political Clubs of all kinds - I have often received as many as nine request to speak on him in one day .. my book 'My Brother Theodore Roosevelt' has gone into many editions. I published my first volume of poetry in 1912 under the title of "The Call of Brotherhood", at the suggestion of Scribners, who had before published some of my poems in their magazine, when sent to them anonymously. In 1914 the same fmn published my second volume, "One Woman to Another" and in 1919 "Service Sacrifice" my 3rd volume. In 1921 they published a complete collection under the title of "Poems" . My mother's maternal grandfather, Daniel Stewart of Georgia was a General in the Revolution, his great grandfather (paternal) Archibald Bullock was the first War President of ..." Very good. paper.
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