The Tar Baby and the Tomahawk: Race and Ethnic Images in American Children's Literature, 1880-1939


Dear Mr. Howell:

Mrs. Roosevelt will only be a couple of hours in Atlanta. She will arrive with me at eleven o'clock, and will be obliged to leave on the one o'clock train. I wonder if Mrs. Howell would care to come to the train and take her for a drive to see the interesting points in Atlanta, and if she could bring Joel Chandler Harris with her, or arrange in some way for Mrs. Roosevelt to meet him. As you know, our entire household is devoted to Joel Chandler Harris. Of course answer perfectly frankly if it will not be convenient for Mrs. Howell to do this.

With regard, Sincerely yours, Theodore Roosevelt
Hon. Clark Howell,
Atlanta, Georgia.