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    Franklin D. Roosevelt: His Personal Memo Holder. At Christmas 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt presented his personal valet, Arthur S. Prettyman with a unique memento: his personal memo pad holder. Made of pewter, this nice approximately 3.25" x 5.25" holder was forged at Val-Kill, which is very near the president's Hyde Park, New York home. A raised coin design at the top pictures the president's profile and displays his initials to the right. Prettyman was very close to his boss and was at his side performing daily activities that would be routine for someone not afflicted with Roosevelt's condition. It was Prettyman who carried the president to his bed following his passing at Hyde Park in 1945. A long and historically significant signed letter from Prettyman's widow recounts his service to the president and contains some interesting anecdotes about life with FDR.

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    December, 2008
    2nd-3rd Tuesday-Wednesday
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