Jun 21, 2018 - Sale 2483

Sale 2483 - Lot 201

Price Realized: $ 625
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 2,000
SEEKING SUPPORT FOR VICTIMS OF POLIO ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN D. Typed Letter Signed, to the son of railroad magnate Jay Gould, Edwin Gould, soliciting support for the Georgia Warm Springs Foundation. 1 1/2 pages, 4to, "Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland" stationery, written on two sheets; staple holes at upper left, folds. New York, 2 August 1927

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"As you probably know, I have become very much interested in the therapeutic value of Georgia Warm Springs. . . . [W]e have conducted important tests with thirty or forty patients, most of them victims of poliomyelitis or infantile paralysis. . . .
"We have organized the Georgia Warm Springs Foundation with Mr. Henry Pope of Chicago, Mr. James T. Whitehead of Detroit, Mr. George Foster Peabody of Saratoga, Mr. Herbert N. Straus of New York, Dr. LeRoy W. Hubbard (the Surgeon in charge at Warm Springs) and myself as trustees, and I am now trying to arouse interest in what we believe to be a most interesting constructive program. . . .
"So far the work has been financed almost wholly by myself, but it is necessary to put the future on a definite and self-sustaining basis. . . ."
with--Louis McHenry Howe. Photograph Signed, "Louis McHHowe," bust portrait showing him looking into camera. Signed in the image, middle left. 10x8 inches. Np, nd.