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    Franklin D. Roosevelt: Typed Letter Signed as President.
    -December 18, 1943. Washington, D.C. One page. 7" x 9". On White House letterhead with original transmittal envelope.
    -To: Dr. Saul Padover, Washington, D.C.
    -Multiple folds, soiling, else good.

    FDR writes "I am deeply grateful to you for the inscribed copy of your book: 'The Complete Jefferson,' which was brought to me by Secretary Ickes. Jefferson was a many-sided man, as the unending series of studies of his life and work bear witness. Needless to say, I shall look forward with keen anticipation to an opportunity to read the book./ Again many thanks, and Merry Christmas." Saul K. Padover, an historian by training, was Assistant to the Secretary of the Interior from 1938 to 1943.


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    Franklin D. Roosevelt, one page, quarto, The White House Washington letterhead, December 18, 1943, to Dr. Saul K. Padover, with original transmittal envelope, and very interesting content. FDR writes: "PERSONAL/ Dear Dr. Padover:/ I am deeply grateful to you for the inscribed copy of your book: ‘The Complete Jefferson,' which was brought to me by Secretary Ickes./ Jefferson was a many-sided man, as the unending series of studies of his life and work bear witness. Needless to say, I shall look forward with keen anticipation to an opportunity to read the book./ Again many thanks, and Merry Christmas./ Very sincerely yours,/ Franklin D. Roosevelt." Saul K. Padover, an historian by training, was Assistant to the Secretary of the Interior from 1938 to 1943. Very interesting comments made by FDR concerning Thomas Jefferson during the height of World War II.



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