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    "You inspired Elliott with a great desire to go with you to the South Pole!"

    Eleanor Roosevelt: Autograph Letter Signed to Explorer Richard E. Byrd.
    -October 1 [1926]. New York. Three pages. 4" x 5.5", personal stationery.
    -To: Dick (Richard E. Byrd).
    -Very fine.

    A very interesting letter with great content. Eleanor writes, in full: "Dear Dick,/ Franklin has gone to Warm Springs so I am writing to see if you could possibly go to Groton School and speak any Tuesday or Friday evening in Nov. except the 9th. Elliott is most anxious to have your thoughts. I feel Franklin & I are asking a great deal of you. We would be very grateful if you can go. Please write to W. Twining Lynes, Groton School, Groton, Mass. if you can go./ Next time you are in N.Y. do come to dine. You inspired Elliott with a great desire to go with you to the South Pole!/ Always cordially..." Groton School, founded in 1884, is an Episcopal prep school in Massachusetts with a tradition of educating young Roosevelts including FDR and Elliott. Byrd was an aviator and popular explorer who, in late 1926, was planning his first expedition to the South Pole which would take place in 1928.


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    December, 2008
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