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FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELTFine content T.L.S. signed while practicing law, 1p. 4to., on imprinted letterhead of Wall St. law firm Emmet, Marvin & Roosevelt, New York, May. 16, 1921. Roosevelt writes to Edwin A. Elsbach about Woodrow Wilson, whose Presidential term had ended only two weeks earlier, in part: "...Thank you for your...contribution to the Woodrow Wilson fund. The temporary Committee in charge has proceeded somewhat slowly in its efforts to get just the right kind of an organization to let the country know what it is for. We have adopted the following 'purpose' and soon expect to have the organization ready to go ahead: 'The Woodrow Wilson Award is to be given annually by a nationally constituted committee, from the income of the Woodrow Wilson Fund, as award or awards to individuals or organizations in recognition of distinguished public service...". Mounting strip to verso, else very good condition, with original transmittal cover.
Estimate $ 400-500

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