Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945)


Great content typed letter signed regarding his “New Deal”

Typed letter signed “Franklin D. Roosevelt”. 1p., 8.5 x 11.0 inch, New York, 1932 July 30, “Executive Mansion” letterhead. Governor Roosevelt writes a letter Mr. Seymour E. Allen in Massachusetts regarding his “New Deal”. In full: “I am glad to get your letter of July 15th. The “New Deal” which I mentioned in my acceptance speech has many ramifications; some of the things which I had in mind were mentioned in the acceptance speech; the other factors I shall speak about during the campaign at length. On the whole, it can be characterized by a statement that it seeks a more equitable distribution of national wealth among all of the people. It does not include some of the things which you mention in your letter. They appear to be unnecessarily drastic and I am afraid will prevent rather than bring about the condition which I am sure both you and I ultimately hope to obtain, i.e., one where all classes of society will share more fairly and equitably in our national opportunities. May I ask that you read my acceptance speech over again and other speeches which I shall make from time to time, and let me have your criticisms and suggestions thereof.” Mailing folds, slightly discolored, handling wear, else good condition. Also included are three letters to Mr. Seymour E. Allen (October 1932) and signed by a SECRETARY as “Franklin D. Roosevelt”. Three letters to Allen signed “Louis McH. Howe” (1933) as Roosevelt’s secretary. One letter to Allen signed “Alfred E. Smith” on Empire State, Inc. letterhead (1932). One letter of Elliott Roosevelt (1965) and signed “Elliott Roosevelt”. One letter to Allen signed “Lee C. White” as Associate Special Counsel to the President (1964). PLEASE NOTE: only the first letter (1932, July 30) in this description is signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt himself. Comes with my Franklin D. Roosevelt autograph study. The New Deal was a series of programs, public work projects, financial reforms and regulations enacted in the United States 1933-36, in response to the Great Depression. The acceptance speech mentioned in Roosevelt’s letter was held during the 1932 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois June 27 – July 2, 1932. The convention resulted in the nomination of Governor Roosevelt for President.

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Rare autographed letter signed

Autographed letter signed “Franklin D. Roosevelt”. 1p., 7.25 x 10.5 inch. New York City, n.d. (about 1926). On his personal letterhead as Vice President of the "Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland". Written while on vacation, the future President asks his secretary to forward his mail. In full: “Will you please send on my mail + continue to do so every 2 or 3 days, till Aug 20th? Long to bother you - This is a wonderful spot - too delightful to open mail from, but I have to keep up!" Mailing folds., else fine condition. FDR is rare in handwritten letters. From the Estate of Malcolm S. Forbes.

 

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Vintage signed photograph

Signed photograph “Franklin D. Roosevelt”. 8.0 x 10.0 inch, photo by ORTHO, N.Y. Discolored, upper left and right corner with minor corner crease, else good condition.

 

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Excellent content letter signed “Lighthouses for the Blind”

Typed letter signed “Franklin D. Roosevelt”. 2pp., 8.5 x 11.0 inch, Committee for Lighthouses for the Blind letterhead, 1921, May 31. Letter to William J. Sharp, in part: “In reaching your decision as to the acceptance of the state chairmanship offered to you by President Warren G. Harding, Honorary Chairman of the Committee for Lighthouses for the Blind, Mr. Lewis L. Clarke, President of the American Exchange National Bank…and I, feel that you would like to have the information which caused us to determine that we had no choice in regard to serving this movement. These briefly are the facts: 1–The work was founded more than 15 years ago by Miss Winifred Holt, under the name of the New York Association of the Blind; 2–The early growth of the institution was aided unsparingly by such men as William Howard Taft, Elihu Root, Charles E. Hughes, the late Joseph H. Choate, and the late Grover Cleveland…Mr. Clarke and I await with interest your ideas on how the campaign should be conducted from a national standpoint and from the standpoint of the state of Ohio.” In fine condition. Among his many charitable and philanthropic activities at this time, FDR headed a $2 million fund drive for Lighthouses for the Blind. Fine letter on rare letterhead. Comes with my Franklin D. Roosevelt autograph study.

 

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Typed letter signed

Typed letter signed “Franklin D. Roosevelt”. 1p., 8.0 x 10.5 inch, New York, 1932 February 6, “State of New York” letterhead. Governor Roosevelt writes a letter to Morris Osofsky in New York. In full: “Thank you so much for your greetings on my birthday. It was good of you to think of me.” Excellent signed in dark ink. Mailing folds, else fine condition. Comes with my Franklin D. Roosevelt autograph study.

 

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