DescriptionFranklin D. Roosevelt: Typed Letter Signed as Assistant Secretary of the Navy.
-January 27, 1916. Washington, D.C. One page. 7" x 9.25". Navy Department letterhead.
-To: N. L. Stebbins of Boston, Massachusetts.
-Light soiling, two small filing holes at the left margin, with the usual fold creases, else very good.
FDR writes to marine photographer N. L. Stebbins (in part): "I am awfully sorry that I cannot get on for the dinner of the Power Squadrons on February 4th, as I am leaving the next morning for the South and have to be here Friday afternoon." Founded in 1914, the U.S. Power Squadrons is a non-profit organization that teaches courses in seamanship, navigation and related subjects.
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An interesting letter dated January 27, 1916 on The Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Washington letterhead to N.L. Stebbins, Esq. FDR writes: "Dear Mr. Stebbins:/ I am awfully sorry that I cannot get on for the dinner of the Power Squadrons on February 4th, as I am leaving the next morning for the South and have to be here Friday afternoon./ Very sincerely yours,/ Franklin D. Roosevelt." Organized in 1914, the United States Power Squadrons is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable by teaching classes in seamanship, navigation and related subjects. Members include boating families who contribute to their communities by promoting safe boating through education. N.L. Stebbins was one of the more noteworthy pioneer American marine and yachting photographers, who also distinguished himself by taking photographs of the city of Boston. A very interesting early letter from FDR.
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