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Sep 03, 2013
Letters of Note: The light has gone out of my life
On Valentine’s Day of 1884, just 36 hours after the birth of their only daughter, Alice, 25-year-old future U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt held his young wife in his arms as she passed away from undiagnosed Bright’s disease. Incredibly, just hours before, in the same house, he had already said a final goodbye to his mother, Martha. She had succumbed to Typhoid, aged just 48.
Theodore’s diary for that day read as follows.
And yet, life goes on, as evidenced by the ghost text of the coming days underneath…
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