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Franklin D. Roosevelt

FDR on his father: "He was the only James Roosevelt in existence in 1879"

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FDR on his father: "He was the only James Roosevelt in existence in 1879"

TLS, one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland letterhead, May 22, 1928. Letter to Henry T. Hackett, in part: "That property at the southeast corner of Osgood Place and Leavitt Street, Flushing, has puzzled me for several years. I have had several inquiries asking whether I would care to sell the right, title and interest of James Roosevelt in it. As far as I know, this property did not appear in any way in my father's estate, but he was the only James Roosevelt in existence in 1879. My brother long before that assumed the middle name and never signed except by use of the middle name. Perhaps a search of the papers in my father's estate may bring something to light. Perhaps also the trustees of my father's estate might get something out of a quit claim deed for the property." In very good to fine condition, with a file hole to the upper left, a block of light toning, and two diagonal creases to the lower blank area.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: September
  • Dates: #535 - Ended September 12, 2018

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