DescriptionFranklin D. Roosevelt: Typed Letter Signed as President.
-January 18, 1939. Washington, D.C. One page. 7" x 9". White House letterhead.
-To: Mr. W. H. Kennedy, Albany, New York.
-Central fold, light creases and soiling, else good.
FDR thanks Mr. Kennedy for "...copies of the elevation of Hyde Park School." Accompanied by a 1988 letter to Kennedy's nephew, John C. Nugent, from the FDR Library Director William Emerson in which Nugent is thanked for donating FDR letters to the archive.
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Franklin D. Roosevelt. Typed Letter Signed. One page (conjoining leaves), The White House, Washington, January 18, 1939, to William H. Kennedy, Esq. FDR writes: "Dear Mr. Kennedy:-/ I am delighted to have the copies of the elevation of the Hyde Park School. Many thanks for sending them. It is good to know that such excellent progress is being made./ Very sincerely yours,/ Franklin D. Roosevelt." This letter shows FDR's interest in education and the goings on in his home of Hyde Park, New York. This letter is one of three letters in a series written by FDR to Mr. Kennedy between January and March, 1939. All three letters are part of the present FDR Collection. Accompanying the three letters is a letter dated February 10, 1988 on Franklin D. Roosevelt Library letterhead from Dr. William R. Emerson, then the Director of the FDR Library. Mr. Emerson writes to Mr. John C. Nugent about these letters: "Dear Mr. Nugent:/ This will acknowledge receipt of copies of letters from President Roosevelt to your uncle, Mr. William Kennedy, and to thank you for sending them to us./ For us as archivists, concerned primarily with the historic record, copies of documents are as useful as ‘the real thing' and we have gladly added these to our archives./ With, again, my thanks for your kindness in the matter./ Yours sincerely,/ William R. Emerson/ Director."
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