Roosevelt Family Papers Donated by the Children of Franklin D. and Eleanor Roosevelt. 1686 - 1959. Old Family Papers


Roosevelt Family Papers Donated by the Children of Franklin D. and Eleanor Roosevelt. 1686 - 1959. Old Family Papers

1686 - 1912

Among the material in this series are some of the oldest indentures, deeds, and estate papers of the Roosevelt family. Included are the papers of Elbert Roosevelt, a New York City merchant and ancestor of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. This series also contains the miscellaneous legal papers of Franklin D. Roosevelt's parents James and Sara Delano Roosevelt, including their 1880 wedding certificate, a deed to land purchased in Campobello, New Brunswick, Canada by Sara Roosevelt in 1903, drawings for a burial plot in St. James Church, Hyde Park, New York, the will of James Roosevelt's mother Mary Roosevelt, and the probate record and other estate papers of James Roosevelt. Also included are some family correspondence between James Roosevelt and his wife and son Franklin. The papers of the Ludlow Family include those of Eleanor Roosevelt's great-grandparents Edward and Elizabeth Livingston Ludlow and her grandparents Valentine G. and Mary Hall. Also included are family and business correspondence, the latter primarily relating to the maintenance of "Oak Terrace", the Hall family estate at Tivoli, New York. The papers of Elliott Roosevelt, Sr., father of Eleanor Roosevelt, consist chiefly of correspondence between Elliott, his parents Martha Bulloch and Theodore Roosevelt, Sr., his sisters Anna Cowles and Corinne Robinson, his brother Theodore Roosevelt (who would become president of the United States), his wife Anna Hall, and his daughter Eleanor. The papers of Anna Hall Roosevelt, the mother of Eleanor Roosevelt, include her school memorabilia, prose and poetry fragments, clippings concerning the Hall-Roosevelt wedding, commemorative booklets in Anna Hall Roosevelt's memory written by friends, her obituaries bound and inscribed "For Anna's Children, 1893", and a small amount of undated correspondence with her mother Mary L. Hall and her sisters-in-law Anna Cowles and Corinne Robinson.

2 linear feet, 7 linear inches

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