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


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

1883 - 1945

This series consists primarily of personal family correspondence. Included are letters exchanged between Franklin D. Roosevelt, his mother Sara Delano Roosevelt, and his wife Eleanor Roosevelt; letters of the Roosevelt children, Anna Roosevelt, James Roosevelt, Elliott Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr., and John A. Roosevelt, to their parents and grandmother; and correspondence written to the Roosevelts by other relatives. Among the correspondence from other family members are letters from Franklin Roosevelt's grandparents Catherine and Warren Delano II, his uncle Frederic A. Delano, and his half-brother James Roosevelt Roosevelt. Also included are letters from Eleanor Roosevelt's cousin Susan Ludlow Parish, her brother G. Hall Roosevelt, and her uncle President Theodore Roosevelt. Non-family related correspondence in this series includes letters concerning business matters and social engagements, as well as correspondence from Franklin Roosevelt's New York state senatorial constituency, get well messages following his polio attack in 1921, and letters of condolence on the death of his half-brother James Roosevelt Roosevelt. Correspondents in this series include Nancy Cook, Isabella Greenway, Crown Princess Martha of Norway, Langdon P. Marvin, Endicott Peabody, Catherine Smith, Marie Souvestre, Margaret "Daisy" Suckley, Edith B. Wilson, and Walter Winchell.

6 linear feet, 7 linear inches

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