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PRESIDENT FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/20/1929 - HFSID 206

FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT As Governor of New York, he acknowledges receipt of a paperweight taken from the Spanish flagship at the Battle of Santiago. Typed Letter Signed: "Franklin D. Roosevelt" as Governor of New York, 1p, 8x10½. Albany, 1929 December 20. To Robert M.

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FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
As Governor of New York, he acknowledges receipt of a paperweight taken from the Spanish flagship at the Battle of Santiago.
Typed Letter Signed: "Franklin D. Roosevelt" as Governor of New York, 1p, 8x10½. Albany, 1929 December 20. To Robert M. Barker, Fayetteville, New York. In full: "I have received the engraved paper weight taken from the handrail of Admiral Cervera's Flagship Maria Theresa and deeply appreciate your thoughtfulness in sending it to me. With kindest regards, I am Very sincerely yours," At the Battle of Santiago in the Spanish-American War (July 3, 1898), Admiral Pascual Cervera, aboard his flagship Maria Theresa, was the commander of a squadron of cruisers and destroyers which was totally destroyed by U.S. naval forces. Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), the 32nd President of the U.S., served as President longer than any other man (1933-1945). Roosevelt, who was elected to an unprecedented four terms as President and served for 12 years before dying in office in 1945, led the nation through two of its greatest crises, the Great Depression and WWII. He had previously served as Governor of New York (1929-1933), Assistant Secretary of the Navy (1913-1920), a post once held by his cousin, Theodore Roosevelt, and as a New York State Senator (1911-1913), and had been a candidate for the Democratic Vice Presidential nomination in 1920. His collection of naval manuscripts and artifacts are at the FDR presidential library in Hyde Park, New York. Fold creases not near signature. Fine condition.

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