On every page you can see Roosevelt's love of his children and his wife, his appreciation of plants and animals, and his ability to share that affection in writing with his children away from home. What an interesting and loving man.
From a letter to E.S. Martin, November, 1900
"Some of my Republican supporters in West Virginia have just sent me a small bear which the children of their own accord christened Jonathan Edwards, partly out of compliment to their mother's ancestor, and partly because they thought they detected some Calvinistic traits in the bear's character."
From a letter to son Ted, May, 1901
"Yesterday at dinner we were talking of how badly poor Mrs. Blank looked, and Kermit suddenly observed in an aside to Ethel, entirely unconscious that we were listening: "Oh, Effel, I'll tell you what Mrs. Blank looks like: Like Davis' hen dat died - you know, de one dat couldn't hop up on de perch." Naturally, this is purely a private anecdote."
Theodore Roosevelt's Letters to His Children