by Jonathan Rothwell

[LINK] The light has gone out of my life

Letters of Note breaks step for a day to cover an extraordinary diary entry from Valentine’s Day, 1884, written by future President Theodore Roosevelt.

...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.