Franklin Delano Roosevelt papers, 1896-1943.


Franklin Delano Roosevelt papers, 1896-1943.

A collection of Franklin Roosevelt letters, manuscripts, and documents including twelve letters written to his mother, Sara Delano Roosevelt, of a personal nature, and 24 letters written to a business associate, John B. Shearer. Signed typescript and mimeographed copies of the first three inaugural addresses are present in the collection as well as a valuable document, "Biographical Notes for the Cyclopedia of American Biography," completed in the President's holograph on August 21, 1919. The most charming letter is the one written to his grandfather, Warren Delano, on August 23, 1896, when the President was fourteen years old and traveling through Germany. The books in the collection reflect a wide range of interests including religion, poetry, and history, and all are either signed or inscribed, including the seventeen copies of the President's own writings.

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Delano, Warren, 1809-1898 (person)

Warren Delano II was the grandfather of Franklin D. Roosevelt and married to Catherine Robbins Lyman. Delano's business interests included shipping, mining, and real estate. He served as Consul for the United States during the Opium War in China. From the description of Papers, 1843-1891. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155522477 ...

Podell, Jacob J., (person)

Shearer, John B. (person)

Roosevelt, Sara Delano, 1854-1941 (person)

Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 (person)

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born on January 30, 1882, in Hyde Park, New York. He was the son of James (lawyer, financier) and Sara (Delano) Roosevelt. He married Anna Eleanor Roosevelt on March 17, 1905, and had six children: Anna, James, Franklin, Elliott, Franklin Jr., John. He received his B.A. from Harvard in 1904 and later attended Columbia University Law School. Roosevelt was admitted to the Bar in 1907 and worked for the Carter, Ledyard, and Milburn firm in New York City from 1907 to 19...