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    Franklin D. Roosevelt: Typed Document With Holographic Annotations by FDR Circa 1928.
    -No date [circa 1928]. [No place]. One page. 8.5" x 11".
    -Paper slightly toned, with two small filing holes at the left margin and old flattened fold creases, else very good.

    FDR lists his major accomplishments on a curriculum vitae of sorts before he was elected Governor of New York in 1928, at the behest of his friend and then law partner D. Basil "Doc" O'Connor, who writes in his own hand (in pencil) in the upper left corner of the document, in pencil: "F.D.R./ Just for my own information/ will you fill this up./ D. B. O'C." The original list consisted of ten numbered items in typeface under the heading "Franklin D. Roosevelt/ Activities in which engaged." FDR corrects four of these typed and numbered activities in his own hand (in pencil), and then adds eight additional resumé items entirely in his own hand. A historic document written on the eve of FDR's entry into serious politics.


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    FDR lists his major accomplishments on a curriculum vitae of sorts before he was elected Governor of New York in 1928, at the behest of his friend and then law partner D. Basil "Doc" O'Connor, who writes in his own hand in the upper left corner of the document, in pencil: "F.D.R./ Just for my own information/ will you fill this up./ D. B. O'C." The 8 ½ x 11" sheet of paper then lists ten numbered items in typeface under the heading "Franklin D. Roosevelt/ Activities in which engaged." FDR corrects four of these typed and numbered activities in his own hand, and then adds eight additional resumé items entirely in his own hand, for a total of eighteen listed items. Each item has a checkmark to the left of its number. The listed items are as follows, with words in brackets indicating corrections and additions made in FDR's own hand: "1. Trustee Vassar College./ 2. [General] V. P. And Director Fidelity & Deposit Co. Of Md. [in charge of N. Y. Office]/ 3. Pres. Am. Construction Council./ 4. Roosevelt & O'Connor./ 5. Pres. Boy Scout Foundation of N. Y. City./ 6. Trustee Seamen's Church Institute./ 7. [Trustee] Woodrow Wilson Foundation./ 8. National Crime Commission. [(Member)]/ 9. Trustee Cathedral Church St. John the Divine [New York City]/ 10. President Georgia Warm Springs Foundation./ 11. President Meriwether Preserve, Inc./ 12. Chairman, Taconic State Park Commission./ 13. Trustee Holland Society/ 14. Vice President Dutchess County/ Historical Society./ 15. Trustee Naval History Society./ 16. Trustee the Fifth Avenue Hospital./ 17. Trustee Strangers' Welfare Fellowship./ 18. Chairman Committee on Study of Real Estate Mortgage Bond Companies." A wonderful piece of history!



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