Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    FDR's Parents Each Write from Hyde Park

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

    -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.
    Sara:
    -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.


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2008
    2nd Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,078

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2019 October 23 Historical Manuscripts Grand Format Auction Manuscripts Grand Format Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Thanks a million for getting approval to sell my Civil War Hospital Death Ledger! You made them AND ME , a nice profit. You are the best!
    Ed W.,
    Mount Vernon, OH
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 May 14 Historical Manuscripts Grand Format Auction - Dallas
    2019 May 14 Historical Manuscripts Grand Format Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $735,674