Lot #37
Franklin D. Roosevelt Document Signed

Unique triple-signed Warm Springs Foundation promissory note for $750 "in gold coin of the United States"
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Estimate: $800+

Description

Unique triple-signed Warm Springs Foundation promissory note for $750 "in gold coin of the United States"

DS, signed “Franklin D. Roosevelt,” one page, 8.5 x 3.25, February 1, 1927. Typed promissory note, in part: "On February 1st, 1937, at the Bank of America, New York City, Georgia Warm Springs Foundation, Inc….promises, for value received, to pay to the order of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the sum of Seven hundred and fifty dollars in gold coin of the United States of America." Signed at the conclusion by Franklin D. Roosevelt as the foundation's president, and countersigned by D. Basil O'Connor as its treasurer; also marked "Paid, April 20, 1927" by Roosevelt and initialed, "FDR." Also endorsed on the reverse by Franklin D. Roosevelt. In fine condition. Roosevelt and O'Connor had practiced law together in the 1920s and early 30s, and worked closely to eradicate polio, co-founding the important Georgia Warm Springs Foundation for the rehabilitation of polio victims.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Animation
  • Dates: #620 - Ended November 10, 2021





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