Mar 22, 2018 - Sale 2470

Sale 2470 - Lot 136

Price Realized: $ 4,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
TO HIS SON ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN D. Group of 3 Autograph Letters Signed, "Your affectionate Father," to his son James Roosevelt II ("Dear Jimmy," "Dear Old Jimmy," or "Good old Jimmy"), asking for news of his freshman year at Cambridge, expecting that successful experiments at Warm Springs will lead to a permanent enterprise, expressing shock at the death of his half-brother James Roosevelt Roosevelt ("Rosy"), sending A.S.M. Hutchinson's One Increasing Purpose [not present], relating travel plans and family news, etc. Together 9 1/2 pages, 4to, personal or "Fidelity and Deposit Company" stationery; minor scattered toning at folds and edges. One with the original envelope. Warm Springs, 13 October 1926; Hyde Park, "Sunday" [15 May 1927: from postmark]; Marion, 19 November no year

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1926: ". . . I haven't heard a word since your note the day after you got to Cambridge--. . . your old Dad is keen to hear about it all--and he was once a Freshman himself! . . .
"I'm working hard on my exercises down here & our medical experiment period has been a great success--all of the 25 patients have greatly benefited. I hope this winter to get enough people to finance it on a much larger permanent basis . . . .
1927: ". . . Uncle Rosy's death was a very great shock to me . . . . I receive outright $100,000, which is part of what my Father left to Uncle Rosy--and get the guns rifles & fishing tackle . . . .
"Of course all this has upset my plans & I have to go back to Warm Springs May 21st to stay till June 10. . . ."