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David L. Hughes Collection Relating to Theodore Roosevelt

An inventory of the ccollection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 7 Feb 2018

Biographical History

David L. Hughes (1873-1935) was one of two "Rough Riders" from Tucson, Arizona. The "Rough Riders," officially the 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry, was a military unit that served in the Spanish American War. Originally commanded by Col. Leonard Wood, they are more popularly known as having been led by Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt, later the 26th President of the United States. Hughes was wounded in the battle of San Juan Hill and later received the distinguished service medal for his actions.Information adapted from the David L. Hughes Papers at the Arizona Historical Society.]

Hermann Hagedorn (1882-1964) was an American author and biographer; in particular, he was the friend and biographer of Teddy Roosevelt. Edith Kitt is probably Edith Stratton Kitt (1878-1968), early advocate and supporter of the Arizona Historical Society and member of the Arizona Women's Hall of Fame.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The David L. Hughes Collection Relating to Theodore Roosevelt consists of incoming correspondence relating to the history of Teddy Roosevelt's "Rough Riders."

Arrangement of the Collection



Access Restrictions:

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Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Subject Headings


Hagedorn, Hermann, 1882-1964.
Hughes, David L., 1873-1935.
Kitt, Edith Stratton, 1978-

Corporate Bodies

United States. -- Army. -- Volunteer Cavalry, 1st.


Spanish-American War, 1898 -- Regimental histories.

Genres and Forms


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

David L. Hughes Collection Relating to Theodore Roosevelt,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information


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