Jun 21, 2018 - Sale 2483

Sale 2483 - Lot 205

Price Realized: $ 688
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN D. Typed Letter Signed, as President, to Warm Springs Foundation Administrator Henry Hooper ("Dear Henry"), approving his idea of allowing Sergeant Hardage to serve as caretaker and live in one of the buildings at Warm Springs, and considering the possibility of renting the little White House. 1 page, 4to, White House stationery, pale green paper, with integral blank; two punch holes at upper edge, horizontal fold. Washington, 22 September 1936

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"Miss Le Hand has shown me your note. I think it is an excellent idea to have Sergeant Hardage live in the small house and look after the place.
". . . [T]he little White House could well be rented if we could find just the right kind of tenant. . . ."
The "little White House" is the retreat Roosevelt had built in 1932 near the compound that became the Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation in Warm Springs, GA.