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    Franklin D. Roosevelt: Typed Letter Signed as New York Governor.
    -February 11, 1929. Albany, New York. One page. 8" x 10.5". Gold-embossed Executive Chamber letterhead.
    -To: C. M. Ripley, Schenectady, New York.
    -With the usual fold creases, small paper clip rust mark slightly affecting the salutation, red ink docketing stamp in the upper right corner, else near fine.

    Charles Ripley was an engineer for General Electric and had just authored an article on the state resources of New York. FDR was obviously taken enough with Ripley's piece to write him: "I am very much interested in reading your article about New York State and I think that at last we are beginning to arouse real interest on the part of the citizens in the wonderful resources which they possess."


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    Interesting letter on State of New York, Executive Chamber, Albany stationery, dated Febraury 11, 1929, FDR's second month as Governor of New York, to C. M. Ripley, Esq., of the Publicity Department of General Electric. Docketed as received in the Corporate Affairs Department of General Electric on February 11, 1929, FDR writes: Dear Mr. Ripley: –/ I am very much interested in reading your article about New York State and I think that at last we are beginning to arouse real interest on the part of the citizens in the wonderful resources which they possess. [underlined in FDR's own hand]/ Very sincerely yours,/ Franklin D. Roosevelt." As noted in the archives of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from 1933, Charles M. Ripley was a General Electric engineer and traveler who has covered over twenty thousand miles by airplane, and was regarded as a preeminent social and economic interpreter of the electrical industry. FDR, the new Governor of New York, touts his citizens' evolving consciousness of the resources of New York.



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