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

Author: Roosevelt family.
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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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
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Named Person: Franklin D Roosevelt; Sara Delano Roosevelt; Eleanor Roosevelt; Anna Roosevelt; James Roosevelt; Elliott Roosevelt; Franklin D Roosevelt; John Aspinwall Roosevelt; Warren Delano; Catherine Robbins Lyman Delano; Frederic Adrian Delano; James Roosevelt Roosevelt; Susan Ludlow Parish; Hall Roosevelt; Theodore Roosevelt; Nancy Cook; Isabella Greenway; Martha, Crown Princess of Norway.; Langdon Parker Marvin; Endicott Peabody; Catherine Smith; Marie Souvestre; Margaret Suckley; Edith Wilson; Walter Winchell; Elbert Roosevelt; Edward Livingston Ludlow; Elizabeth Livingston Ludlow; Mary Livingston Ludlow Hall; Valentine Gill Hall; Martha Bulloch Roosevelt; Anna Roosevelt Cowles; Corinne Roosevelt Robinson; Anna Hall Roosevelt; Vincent Astor; Richard Evelyn Byrd; Charles E Coughlin; Molly Dewson; James Aloysius Farley; Fannie Hurst; Edward Mandell House; Louis McHenry Howe; Basil O'Connor; Key Pittman; Alfred Emanuel Smith; Cornelius Vanderbilt
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Roosevelt family.
OCLC Number: 155525484
Description: 19 linear ft.

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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.

Older family papers, ca. 1686-1912, include deeds, estate papers, and family and business correspondence of Elbert Roosevelt, James and Sara Delano Roosevelt, Edward and Elizabeth Livingston Ludlow, and Valentine G. and Mary Hall; papers of Elliott Roosevelt, Sr. consisting chiefly of correspondence, 1870-1894, with his parents Martha Bulloch and Theodore Roosevelt, Sr., his sisters Anna Cowles and Corinne Robinson, his brother Theodore, his wife Anna Hall, and his daughter [Anna] Eleanor; and memorabilia, letters, and obituaries of Anna Hall Roosevelt, 1875-1893. Other items include correspondence, speeches, notes, and clippings from Franklin Roosevelt's unsuccessful bid for the Vice-Presidency in 1920; correspondence of Franklin D. Roosevelt while Governor with Vincent Astor, Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd, Father Charles Coughlin, Mary "Molly" Dewson, Frederic A. Delano, James A. Farley, Fannie Hurst, Colonel Edward M. House, Louis M. Howe, Basil O'Connor, Key Pittman, Alfred E. Smith, and Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jr., 1929-1933; and correspondence, drafts, and copies of materials used by family members in preparing published works, ca. 1943-1959.

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