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    The Actual Sheets Upon Which Franklin Roosevelt Lay in Death, From His Warm Springs, Georgia "Little White House" It seems incredible that such an artifact would be privately held, but the documentation which accompanies this item is unimpeachable! After FDR's death, the sheets were retained by the Chief Housekeeper in Warm Springs, Hoke Shipp. In all probability they would at some point have been given to the Warm Springs Museum, had not Hoke become unhappy about the way the new Warm Springs management treated him. Accordingly, he retained the sheets until 1985, when they passed into the collection of Raleigh DeGeer Amyx. Each sheet has an embroidered "R" monogram, which was used to differentiate the president's personal sheets from those of the rest of the household, and Hoke Shipp signed the actual sheets, near the monogram, to confirm that these particular sheets were the ones on which the president expired. Handwritten notes from both Shipp and longtime White House Secretary and FDR friend, Toi Bachelder, detail the provenance, and a 1985 statement by Mr. Amyx provides additional details. The sheets are in excellent condition, and constitute one of the most significant presidential relics in private hands.



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    June, 2005
    22nd-23rd Wednesday-Thursday
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