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    FDR's Parents Each Write from Hyde Park

    James Roosevelt [Sr.] Autograph Letter Signed & Sara Roosevelt Autograph Note Signed.

    -May 14, 1896. Hyde Park on the Hudson, New York. Three pages. 4.5" x 7", personal black-bordered letterhead.
    -To: New York Governor Levi P. Morton.
    -Fine with mailing folds.
    -October 17, 1938. Hyde Park, New York. One page. 7" x 9" stationery.
    -Minor tear at upper right corner, mounting traces from verso have stained front, else fine.

    FDR's father James, a very influential businessman, pens a letter to Levi Morton (who had previously served as vice president under Benjamin Harrison) concerning the recommendation of a political appointment involving the consolidation of nearly forty municipalities into New York City (which would pass in 1898).

    Sara Roosevelt writes to an unknown correspondent: "With Greetings from Hyde Park to Beverly Hills- From Mrs. James Roosevelt (Sara D Roosevelt)..." Note that she signs using two forms of her name. Very desirable as such.

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