Franklin Delano Roosevelt Collection, 1914-1945
VC21154

Quantity: 1 box (35 items)
Access: Special arrangements required for collections housed in the vault.
Acquistion: Gifts and purchases, 1986-1988
Provenance: Collation of single items previously catalogued separately, May, 1995.
Processed by: Fred Bassett, Senior Librarian, Manuscripts and Special Collections, May 1995.

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Scope and Content Note:

The collection contains an eccletic group of letters related to the personal and public life of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Most items are typewritten letters signed by Roosevelt. This collection includes correspondence between Roosevelt and former State Historian, Alexander C. Flick, regarding a project to publish the records of the town of Hyde Park, New York. Roosevelt was Town Historian during the 1920's. The establishment of a health resort at Warm Springs, Georgia is another prominent topic of several letters here. Lastly, there are a few items concerned with state and federal politics.

This collection also includes six handwritten letters of his mother, Sarah Delano Roosevelt. Her letters were addressed to the wife and daughter of Baron Quaranta de San Severino, an Italian diplomat at Adalia Turkey. The content concerns personal and family matters. Lastly this collection includes a letter of Eleanor Roosevelt to Ms. Fannie Simon, regarding employment of spouses of U.S. Foreign Service officers.

Box Folder Contents
1 1 Correspondence, 1923-1931. F.D.R. and Alexander C. Flick. 11 items. Concerns the publication of Hyde Park town records. Roosevelt was Town Historian.
  1. T.L.S. 12 November 1923
  2. T.L.S. 19 November 1923
  3. T.L.S. 24 January 1924
  4. T.L.S. 26 February 1924
  5. A.L.S. 10 August 1926
  6. T.L.S. 5 January 1927
  7. T.L.S. 2 April 1931

2 Letters, 1929-1932. F.D.R. to Basil O'Connor. 6 items. Regarding Georgia Warm Springs Foundation
  1. T.L.S. 20 July 1929
  2. T.L.S. 2 April 1930
  3. T.L.I. 6 May 1930
  4. T.L.I. 9 May 1930
  5. T.L.I. 14 June 1930
  6. T.L.S. 10 December 1932

3 Letters, 1929. F.D.R. to Aminta Veeder. 3 items. Regarding personal matters.
  1. T.L.S. 27 July 1929
  2. T.L.S. 5 October 1929
  3. T.L.S. 24 October 1929

4 T.L.S. F.D.R. to Dr. Leroy W. Hubbard. 5 May 1926. 3 p. Written at Warm Springs, Georgia regarding the establishment of a clinic there specializing in orthopedic medicine.

5 T.L.S. F.D.R. to E.H. Schonbloom. 23 August 1928. 1 p. Regards support for Alfred E. Smith's presidential campaign.

6 T.L.S. F.D.R. to Editor of [Albany] Sunday Telegram. 2 August 1926. 1 p. Regards published reports about the State of Roosevelt's health.

7 T.L.S. F.D.R. to Hevlyn D. Benson. 29 June 1931. 1 p. Thank you note.

8 T.L.S. F.D.R. to Milton A. Stone. 8 July 1931. 1 p. Comments on an essay written by Stone.

9 T.L.S. F.D.R. to A.D. Bradley. 4 August 1932. 1 p. Concerns the use of a certain picture.

10 T.L.S. F.D.R. to W. Gordon Crawford. 2 August 1935. Regards the creation of the Historic Monuments Commissions.

11 T.L.S. F.D.R. to Maud Smith Rundall. 28 January 1939. 1 p. Concerns consolidation of school districts in Dutchess County, N.Y.

12 T.L.S. (copy) F.D.R. to Jesse Merritt. 8 December 1939. 1 p. Concerns the grave of Dr. E.C. Dick.

13 T.L.S. F.D.R. to Chester A. Smith. 19 September 1940. 1 p. Regards the congressional candidacy of Hardy Steeholm.

14 T.L.S. F.D.R. to John E. Scopes. 7 January 1914. 1 p. Regards the purchase of books.

15 T.L.S. Eleanor Roosevelt to Fannie Simon. 4 November 1941. Regards employment of spouses of Foreign Service officers.

16 Letters of Sarah Delano, 1925-1940. 6 items. Concerns personal and family matters.
  1. A.L.S. to Anna Marion de San Severino. 12 December 1925. 2 p.
  2. A.L.S. to Baroness de San Severino. 23 February 1929. 4 p.
  3. A.L.S. to Anna Marion de Sanserino. 5 May 1929. 3(4) p.
  4. A.L.S. to Baroness de San Severino. 2 June 1931. 4 p.
  5. A.L.S. to Baroness de San Severino. 12 February 1933. 8 p.
  6. A.L.S. to Mr. Parker. 15 April 1940. 1(4) p.

17 Catalog of Pictures and Maps, n.d. A.D. 43 p. Written in "49 East 65th Street" Stationary.
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