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Roosevelt, Franklin and Eleanor
An original 10 x 8 Herb Gibson of Houston, Texas photograph of the First Couple in a touring car with the Governor of Texas, James V. Allred [circa June 1936]. The President has boldly signed the photograph; Eleanor and Governor Allred have done so also but in an area of low contrast along the door of the convertible. [ref:4546]
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ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN AND ELEANOR
FRANKLIN AND ELEANOR ROOSEVELT An original 10 x 8 Herb Gibson of Houston, Texas photograph of the First Couple in a touring car with the Governor of Texas, James V. Allred [circa June 1936]. The President has boldly signed the photograph; Eleanor and Governor Allred have done so as well but in an area of low contrast along the door of the convertible. [ref:6962]
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ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN D.
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT A lovely limited edition 11 x 14 color portrait of the White House, under which the President has boldly signed the image. Taken from The Democratic Book of 1936, given to important delegates at the Democratic Convention of 1936, held in Philadelphia. [ref:6960]
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ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN D.
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT A White House letter signed, Washington, December 6, 1939. To Mrs. Howell van Gerbig, in Asheville, North Carolina, whom FDR addresses as "Dear Pussey." "I wish I had known that you were near Mac's house in Asheville for I would have run in to see you for a minute. I hear you are getting on splendidly, and I hope to see you this coming Summer. Take good care of yourself." [ref:6961]
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ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN D.
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT A White House letter signed, Washington, December 6, 1939. To Mrs. Howell van Gerbig, in Asheville, North Carolina, whom FDR addresses as "Dear Pussey." "I wish I had known that you were near Mac's house in Asheville for I would have run in to see you for a minute. I hear you are getting on splendidly, and I hope to see you this coming Summer. Take good care of yourself." 1 page, 4to. [ref:5848]
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ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN D.
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT A White House letter signed, Washington, December 6, 1939. To Mrs. Howell van Gerbig, in Asheville, North Carolina, whom FDR addresses as "Dear Pussey." "I wish I had known that you were near Mac's house in Asheville for I would have run in to see you for a minute. I hear you are getting on splendidly, and I hope to see you this coming Summer. Take good care of yourself." 1 page, 4to. [ref:6558]
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Roosevelt, Franklin D.
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT. A lovely limited edition 11 x 14 color portrait of the White House, under which a bold signature of the President. Taken from The Democratic Book 1936, given to important delegates at the Democratic Convention of 1936, held in Philadelphia. [ref:5414]
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Roosevelt, Franklin D.
Franklin D. Roosevelt. A 12-line autograph memorandum, unsigned, by then-Governor of New York, Franklin D. Roosevelt. "Temporary state Commission on the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of George Washington." "2. Addition[al] members to be appointed by the Governor. Adelbert M. Scriber of Montecello-Historian & editor of The Republican Watchman." 1 page, 8vo. [ref:5707]
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Roosevelt, Franklin D.
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT. A desirable 4 x 2 The White House card bearing an autograph note signed with initials by the President. "Dear Maurice Ever so many Happy Returns of the Day. Keep it up! F.D.R." Scarce as such. [ref:6140]
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ROOSEVELT, THEODORE
THEODORE ROOSEVELT A highly biographically informative White House letter signed, Washington, November 23, 1908. To Lord Cromer of the Foreign Service in London, "This is to introduce Mr. W. Cameron Forbes. He is a Harvard man and an old friend of mine. Incidentally he is a grand-son of Emerson, but the reason I am giving him this note to you is that at present he is Vice-Governor of the Philippines and will ultimately undoubtedly be Governor. He has been four years a member of the Commission in the Philippines, and has been a particularly valuable man there." "I do hope you will be in England in May, 1910, when I shall be there to deliver the Romanes Lecture at Oxford. As I have not been fortunate enough to get you to visit America while I have been President, at least I hope to see you while I am in England." Then follows an amazingly fact-filled 7-line autograph post script, "Mr. Forbes' father's father was a representative in London for President Lincoln, in the effort to stop the sailing of certain Confederate Ironclads; and was then thrown closely into contact with the then head of the Baring House, Mr. Thomas Baring." 1 page, 4to. Integral blank sheet attached. W. Cameron Forbes, whose letter of introduction this is, did become Governor General of the Philippines under President Taft. His mother was the daughter of poet Ralph Waldo Emerson and his father, scion of the Boston Brahmin family of Forbes, his father William Hathaway Cameron, was an investment banker who was an early backer of inventor Alexander Graham Bell and was president of the Bell Telephone Company. Presumably W. Cameron Forbes' grandfather was John Murray Forbes (lineage and names become unclear); he made his initial fortune in the opium trade with China and became an American railroad magnate and active abolitionist. As Roosevelt notes, J.M. Forbes was sent to London by the Lincoln Administration to convince the British not to assist the Confederate Navy. The Romanes Lecture is a prestigious free public lecture given annually at the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford, England. The lecture series was founded by, and named after, the biologist George Romanes, and has been in existence since 1892. The lecture can be on any subject in science, art or literature. Roosevelt did indeed deliver a lecture on June 7, 1910 on the subject "Biological Analogies in History." LASTLY, this letter is addressed to Evelyn Baring, lst Earl of Cromer, British statesman in Egypt whose family founded Baring Bank, the head of which institution T.R. alludes to in his postscript. It was Baring Bank that facilitated the Louisiana Purchase. A fascinating fact: the U.S. government bought the land mass from Baring's, not Napoleon. Overall, an extraordinary letter from the U.S. President. [ref:6836]
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