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    FDR, the autograph collector, writes, "...I, too, for many years have been collecting autographed letters..."

    Franklin D. Roosevelt: Typed Letter Signed as Vice President of Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland.
    -December 29, 1924. New York. One page. 7.25" x 10.5". Fidelity and Deposit Company letterhead.
    -To: Joseph A. Whitacre of Marshalltown, Iowa.
    -Toned with a stain in the upper right corner, mounting remnants on the verso, and with the usual fold creases, else very good.

    FDR obliges a request from a fellow autograph collector: "I am very glad to sent [sic] you my autograph at the bottom of this page...".

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    Franklin D. Roosevelt, one page, quarto, Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland letterhead, with interesting personal content where FDR acknowledges that he too has been "collecting autographed letters" and enjoys the practice! The letter from FDR is dated December 19, 1924. FDR writes: "My dear Mr. Whitacre:/ I am very glad to send you my autograph at the bottom of this page./ I, too, for many years have been collecting autographed letters and hope you get as much enjoyment out of it as I do./ Very sincerely yours,/ Franklin D. Roosevelt." FDR signs his name very boldly in black ink. A very neat letter where FDR acknowledges his own proclivities as a collector of autographs.

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