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Source: St. James’s Gazette
Source type: newspaper
Document type: editorial
Document title: “‘Teddy’”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: London, England
Date of publication: 16 September 1901
Volume number: 43
Issue number: 6599
Pagination: 4

“‘Teddy.’” St. James’s Gazette 16 Sept. 1901 v43n6599: p. 4.
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Theodore Roosevelt.
Named persons
Evelyn Baring; Theodore Roosevelt.
Sir Evelyn Baring and Lord Cromer are the same individual.



THE personality of Colonel Roosevelt, the emergency President of the United States, is naturally a subject of great interest. We know that he has been at death-grips with Tammany, that he raised and commanded a corps of rough riders for service against Spain, and that his selection as Vice-President was intended to be a polite extinguisher—that is about all. The “Times” correspondent to-day fills up the gaps. Colonel Roosevelt, Mark I., is not like Lord Cromer, but like Sir Evelyn Baring. A few years of office, however, may produce a Colonel Roosevelt, Mark II., who will resemble Lord Cromer—that is, Sir Evelyn Baring with the corners off. For the rest, everybody from bacon-king to jarvey calls him “Teddy,” which, in itself, speaks volumes. We know very well in this country that it takes a big man to be called “Joe.” He is also a man of letters and of travel, a soldier, and a big-game shooter. Altogether a man to win the sympathetic interest of this country.



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