Roosevelt, Franklin D.
Typed letter signed, one page (with conjoined blank sheet), 7 x 9 inch, `The White House - Washington` stationery, Hyde Park, 10.08.1939, to an unnamed Governor - reporting the amount of money raised for the National Foundation (for Infantile Paralysis), anticipating the Foundation`s report on its progress, calling for the organization of Chapters of the Foundation, and thanking for his support of the Foundation, signed (as President) in blue ink "Franklin D. Roosevelt", attractively mounted (removable) for fine display with a photograph, shows FDR in a chest-up portrait (altogether 16,5 x 11,75 inch), with remnants of prior mounting to the edges of the conjoined sheet - in nearly very fine condition. Comes from the collection of William Wheeler III. "My dear Mr. Governor: Today at Hyde Park there has been presented to me ... an inscribed testimonial report which shows that the net total sum raised throughout the country on my 57th birthday is $1,329,100.36 ... I am filled with deep gratification that the American People are so determined that the disease known commonly as Infantile Paralysis must be... destroyed...Having suffered the ravages of Infantile Paralysis, my first thought will always be for the immediate care of those who find themselves stricken with this dread mysterious malady ... We must organize our Chapters of the National Foundation ... $707,000 of the money raised on my birthday ... is being held ... for presentation to the Chapters, as soon as they are chartered ... This fight is real, it is in earnest, and the goal is victory..." Aleways sincerely yours, - Franklin D. Roosevelt" Between 1934 and 1938, FDR held balls to celebrate his birthday and to raise funds for research into curing poliomylitis.
|Profession||American statesman and political leader who served as the 32nd president of the United States from 1933 until his death in 1945|
|Year of birth||1882|
|year of death||1945|
|Size in inch (1 inch = 2.5 cm)||7 x 9 (altogether 16,5 x 11,75)|
|Type of Autograph||letters|