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    Franklin D. Roosevelt: Document Signed.
    -May 29, 1929. St. Louis, Missouri. 8.5" x 3.25" bank check from Joseph Wetheimer to FDR for $25 drawn upon the Franklin Bank.
    -Moderate browning and soiling, canceled with perforations, else good.

    On the verso of the check, in FDR's hand is written: "Pay to order of/ James Jackson/ Treas./ Franklin D. Roosevelt." Below FDR's signature of endorsement is the black ink stamp "Pay to order of/ Harvard Class of 1904" followed by the signature of Mr. Jackson. Below Mr. Jackson's signature on the verso of the check below FDR's signature is the blue ink stamp "Pay to the Order of/ State Street Trust Co./ For Account of Harvard Class of 1904/ Robert H. Gardiner, Treas." Further, on the verso of the check is a green ink stamp clearing the check by the Franklin Bank of St. Louis, as well as a red ink stamp clearing the check by the State Street Trust Co. of Boston for Harvard University. Evidently FDR signed over this check to Harvard University for his class dues or for payment for an event occurring at that time commemorating FDR's 25th anniversary of graduation from Harvard University.


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    A terrific and rare personal check made out to Franklin D. Roosevelt on May 29, 1929, and endorsed by FDR on the verso. The check measures 3 ¼ x 8 ¾" and is drafted for the sum of $25.00 to FDR from Mr. Joseph Wertheimer, General Agent, The Travelers Insurance Company from the Franklin Bank of St. Louis, Missouri. On the verso of the check, in FDR's hand is written: "Pay to order of/ James Jackson/ Treas./ Franklin D. Roosevelt." Below FDR's signature of endorsement is the black ink stamp "Pay to order of/ Harvard Class of 1904" followed by the signature of Mr. Jackson. Below Mr. Jackson's signature on the verso of the check below FDR's signature is the blue ink stamp "Pay to the Order of/ State Street Trust Co./ For Account of Harvard Class of 1904/ Robert H. Gardiner, Treas." Further, on the verso of the check is a green ink stamp clearing the check by the Franklin Bank of St. Louis, as well as a red ink stamp clearing the check by the State Street Trust Co. of Boston for Harvard University. Evidently FDR signed over this check to Harvard University for his class dues or for payment for an event occurring at that time commemorating FDR's 25th anniversary of graduation from Harvard University. A very interesting and unique personal item of FDR's related to his ongoing relationship with his alma mater Harvard University.



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