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    Murdo Mackenzie Archive including three Theodore Roosevelt letters. Born in Scotland, U.S. cattle rancher Murdo Mackenzie was president of the American National Livestock Association and one of Roosevelt's staunch western supporters. In 1908, President Roosevelt appointed him to the newly created National Conservation Commission. Mackenzie later went to South America and managed the Brazil Land, Cattle and Packing Company; TR stayed with him during his River of Doubt exploration in 1913.
    Comprises 53 newspaper and magazine articles, many creased with folds and minor tears, and letters to Mackenzie, each affixed on pages of The Ideal Scrap Book, 11" d 16", whose pages have lined dotted gum spots which are moistened when items are put on the page. Letters affixed in this manner include those from Theodore Roosevelt (3), Gifford Pinchot (4), Secretary of Agriculture James Wilson (7), and Simon Guggenheim (2) and a small certificate signed by fellow Scotsman Harry Lauder. Most of the letters and articles are slightly rippled. Theodore Roosevelt's July 23, 1918 Typed Letter Signed "T. Roosevelt" was written nine days after TR's youngest son, 20-year-old Quentin, was killed in action over France. Roosevelt writes, in full, "Your message touches and pleases me very much. I thank you for it." In 1909, one of Mackenzie's sons had been killed by a former ranch hand. Roosevelt's December 8, 1911 TLS "Theodore Roosevelt" expresses regrets for being "unable to accept the very kind invitation of the American National Live Stock Association to attend their annual convention..." Mackenzie was the Association's president. On July 6, 1907, on White House stationery, the President wrote a TLS "Theodore Roosevelt" to Mackenzie commenting that "It rather looks to me as if the Teller-Mondell crowd had fizzled out at the convention..."At the time, Colorado S


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