Lot #27
Franklin D. Roosevelt Autograph Letter Signed as President

FDR directs Treasury Secretary Morgenthau to "hold everything" with Lockheed until his return
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Estimate: $1000+

Description

FDR directs Treasury Secretary Morgenthau to "hold everything" with Lockheed until his return

Rare ALS in pencil as president, signed “Roosevelt,” one page, 8 x 10.5, no date. Handwritten memo to Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau, Jr., marked "Restricted," in full: "Think I approve your suggestion about Lockheed but in view of fact nomination cannot possibly go in till my return please hold everything." In fine condition. Consignor notes that Roosevelt wrote this while aboard the famous cruiser USS Houston, which he sailed on several times during his presidency. It is unusual for such a message not to have been retained in the presidential archives. Its plain nature—in pencil on a lined sheet—is compensated for by its rarity as such an important directive.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Art and Literature
  • Dates: #610 - Ended June 16, 2021





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