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Roosevelt, Franklin D. (1882-1945) to Arthur Carpenter

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02433 Author/Creator: Roosevelt, Franklin D. (1882-1945) Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Typed letter signed Date: 17 April 1930 Pagination: 1 p. ; 27 x 21 cm.

Summary of Content: Thanks the manager at Warm Springs, Georgia for the update on activities. Advises that Carpenter can rent his cottage from 31 May until 5 September. Hopes Doyle can sell vegetables at the stand as he did last summer. Mentions that he is glad there have been no serious fires. Informs that Missy will write to him about the films, and makes a possible reference to his disability, "You are right, -- I do not want to be displayed to the public, swimming or walking in the pool." States that they are anxious to come down and will arrive on 1 May. Written while Governor of New York on stationary. Addressed to Carpenter at Meriwether Reserve, Inc., Warm Springs, Ga.

Background Information: Roosevelt founded the Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation in 1927 in Warm Springs, Georgia. He used to visit Warm Springs to obtain the therapeutic benefits swimming in the warm spring water ...had on his polio paralysis.See More

People: Roosevelt, Franklin Delano, 1882-1945
Carpenter, Arthur, fl. 1929-1930

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: DiseaseHealth and MedicalPresidentPoliticsTravelAgriculture and Animal HusbandryArt, Music, Theater, and Film

Sub Era: The Roaring Twenties

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