1940 Typed Letter Signed on White House Letterhead to Basil O'Connor from William D. Hassett
(Americana - Autographs - Franklin Delano Roosevelt Administration - Presidents)

Washington, D.C.: Not Published, 1940. F Typed note, dated May 3 1940 "My dear Doc: I am honored by the request in your letter of May 1st for a photograph of myself. There is scarcely a photograph of me extent - the last one for which I sat was years ago and I have not at the moment a copy. If I can rustle one I shall be delighted to comply with your request. I do, however, want to reiterate quite seriously that it was a privilege to have that lunch with you on the way back from Warm Springs. During lunch and in the delightful hour that followed you expounded views on matters and things which reflect all of the principles that I hold dearest. As we go through life we meet so many friends casually that it is always a high privilege to have an occasional heart to heart talk and find how close our sympathies are with theirs. Always sincerely yours, (signed) William D. Hassett"; from William D. Hassett (1880 - 1965) journalist, Assistant Secretary to Franklin D. Roosevelt, announced the Roosevelt's death in Warm Springs, Georgia. Appointed Secretary to President Harry S. Truman on April 16, 1945, and held this post until his retirement in 1952. (from the SNAC site) corresponding with D.(aniel) Basil O'Connor (1892 - 1972) American lawyer who became Franklin Delano Roosevelt's legal advisor and was closely involved with the March of Dimes campaign for polio research and other charity work; approx. 6 1/4" x 9 1/4"; on "American Eagle" watermark note paper; old fold lines; old filing holes punched at tops; light wear; with a 'received' stamp from the attorney's office; in very good condition. Very Good Paperback (Item ID: 24285)


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