Papers donated by the children of Franklin D. and Eleanor Roosevelt, [ca. 1686]-1959.

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Roosevelt family. Papers donated by the children of Franklin D. and Eleanor Roosevelt, [ca. 1686]-1959.

Papers donated by the children of Franklin D. and Eleanor Roosevelt, [ca. 1686]-1959.

The bulk of the collection consists of personal family correspondence, 1883-1945, exchanged among Franklin D. Roosevelt, his mother Sara D. Roosevelt, and his wife Eleanor Roosevelt; letters of the Roosevelt children Anna, James, Elliott, Franklin, Jr., and John to their parents and grandmother; and letters to the Roosevelts from their relatives including Catherine and Warren Delano II, Frederic A. Delano, James Roosevelt Roosevelt, Susan Ludlow Parish, Hall Roosevelt, and President Theodore Roosevelt. There are also some non-family letters concerning business, social engagements, political issues, get well messages following Franklin D. Roosevelt's polio attack, and condolences on the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt's half-brother, James Roosevelt Roosevelt. Correspondents include Nancy Cook, Isabella Greenway, Crown Princess Martha of Norway, Langdon P. Marvin, Endicott Peabody, Catherine Smith, Mlle. Marie Souvestre, Margaret "Daisy" Suckley, Edith B. Wilson, and Walter Winchell.

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King, Isabella Greenway, 1886-1953

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Parish, Susan Ludlow.

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Smith, Alfred Emanuel, 1873-1944

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