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    Franklin D. Roosevelt: Typed Document with Holographic Annotations by FDR as a Partner in the Roosevelt & O'Connor Law Firm.
    -Docketed February 16, 1928. New York. One page. 8.5" x 11".
    -Paper slightly toned with a very small hole near the left margin that doesn't affect the text or annotations; flattened fold creases, else very good.

    An extraordinary document docketed to the law firm of Roosevelt & O'Connor on February 16, 1928, featuring more than twenty words in FDR's own hand. This document is a typed list entitled "Committee Second District" with the names and addresses of seven individuals: Jesse Fuller, Jr., Chairman; Appleton L. Clark; George M. Curtis, Jr.; Emanuel Newman; Edward S. Malone; Robert P. Griffing; and Charles N. Wysong. There is a handwritten note in the margin to FDR from O'Connor which states: "FDR Do you know any of these intimately B.O'C 2/24/28." FDR responds with his own handwritten note in pencil: "D[ear] B[asil] O'C[onnor] Yes - I know Appleton Clark very well - he married my first cousin - If you want or better prepare it to 'Dear Appleton' and send for my designation./ FDR." Appleton LeSure Clark (1865-1930) married FDR's cousin Grace Walton Roosevelt (1867-1945) in 1895. A wonderful document, perhaps related to FDR's impending run for Governor of New York in 1928, the political position that would launch him to the Presidency four years later.


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    A fabulous document docketed to the law firm of Roosevelt & O'Connor on February 16, 1928, featuring more than twenty words in FDR's own hand. This document is a typed list entitled "Committee Second District" with the names and addresses of seven individuals: Jesse Fuller, Jr., Chairman; Appleton L. Clark; George M. Curtis, Jr.; Emanuel Newman; Edward S. Malone; Robert P. Griffing; and Charles N. Wysong. There is a handwritten note in the margin to FDR from O'Connor which states: "FDR Do you know any of these intimately B.O'C 2/24/28." FDR responds with his own handwritten note in pencil: "D[ear] B[asil] O'C[onnor] Yes  – I know Appleton Clark very well  – he married my first cousin  – If you want or better prepare it to ‘Dear Appleton' and send for my designation./  FDR." The document measures a full 8 ½  x 11." A notation in upper corner of the document states "FDR Corr" in pencil. Appleton LeSure Clark (1865-1930) married FDR's cousin Grace Walton Roosevelt (1867-1945) in 1895. A wonderful document, perhaps related to FDR's impending run for Governor of New York in 1928, the political position that would launch him to the Presidency four years later.



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