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    Sara D. Roosevelt: Autograph Letter Signed "Grandmama" to Granddaughter-in-Law Betsey.
    -Saturday night [circa 1930s]. No place. Two pages. 5" x 7.25" plain notepaper.
    -To: Betsey Cushing Roosevelt, wife of grandson James Roosevelt.
    -Fine condition with folds and uneven tear along right border.

    Betsey Cushing, one of the socially prominent "Cushing Sisters" (who all married very, very well), was the wife of FDR's eldest son James from 1930 to 1940. This newsy and personal letter shows a side of FDR's mother not often seen. Sara writes: "Saturday Night/ Dearest Betsey/ Just a line to send a note from Aunt Doe - She had a good voyage & faired well, the sweet thing! So glad to have a talk with Jimmy and hear that you are all well and settled. It is nice to have Sistie & Buzzy here, Anna and John brought them this afternoon./ Kiss Sara for me. The foundation is begun for the little house! Much love Dearie..."


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    December, 2008
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