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    Theodore Roosevelt Handwritten Seating Chart written on White House stationary, one page, 5" x 8", [Washington, D.C.], undated, but likely circa 1902. The chart, written entirely in Roosevelt's hand, places Roosevelt at one head of the table, and Speaker of the House David Henderson at the other head. The other attendees (seated clockwise and listed by last name only) included: Shelby Cullom, Redfield Proctor, Albert Beveridge, Nathan Scott, Charles Grosvenor, James Perkins, William Allison, Mark Hanna, John Kean, John Dalzell, John Kean, Stephen Elkins, Joseph Cannon, Leonard Wood, and Orville Platt. Roosevelt was to be seated between Hanna and Allison, who had been numbered "4" and "2" respectively in pencil. Although the topic of the meeting is unknown, it is plausible that Cuba was likely a topic. Wood, the only attendee not a member of either the House or Senate, had recently returned from a post as Military Governor of Cuba. With some annotations in pencil, a single fold, and light soiling; a near fine example of Roosevelt's holograph as president.

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    October, 2008
    17th-18th Friday-Saturday
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