|Kermit with his father Theodore Roosevelt, 1910|
Kermit Roosevelt was a businessman, explorer, and a writer who served in both world wars. In 1939, he joined the British Army and was discharged on medical grounds in 1941. He returned to the United States and received a commission in the U.S. Army from his distant relative President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
|Kermit Roosevelt in the British Army, 1939|
Kermit Roosevelt to Theodore Roosevelt Cover
|Signed on the envelope flap|
Theodore Roosevelt Jr,
Ted Roosevelt, like his brother Kermit, fought in the two world wars. He was instrumental in forming the American Legion in 1919, and served as Governor of Puerto Rico and Governor General of the Philippines. In 1939, Ted was a vice-president of Doubleday Doran publishing. During WWII, Ted achieved the rank of Brigadier General in the U. S. Army and was awarded a Medal of Honor.
|Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt Jr.|
Oyster Bay was the location of President Theodore Roosevelt's now historic home, Sagamore Hill. In 1938, Ted Roosevelt Jr. built a house on the property which became known as Old Orchard House.
|Old Orchard House is now a museum|
Redirection to Doubleday, New York
The letter was redirected to "D Doran Co" [Doubleday Doran], New York, where Ted was a vice-president.
For more information on the Roosevelt brothers:
Theodore Roosevelt Jr.