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Auction archive: Lot number 422

PRESIDENTS]. ROOSEVELT, Franklin D. Typed letter signed ("Franklin D. Roosevelt") to Duncan U. Fletcher, Washington, 23 September 1935. 1 page, 4to, on White House stationery . [ With :] Autograph card signed ("Franklin D. Roosevelt"), n.d. 2¾ x 4¼ i...

Auction 14.06.2005
14 Jun 2005
Estimate
US$1,000 - US$2,000
Price realised:
US$2,400
Auction archive: Lot number 422

PRESIDENTS]. ROOSEVELT, Franklin D. Typed letter signed ("Franklin D. Roosevelt") to Duncan U. Fletcher, Washington, 23 September 1935. 1 page, 4to, on White House stationery . [ With :] Autograph card signed ("Franklin D. Roosevelt"), n.d. 2¾ x 4¼ i...

Auction 14.06.2005
14 Jun 2005
Estimate
US$1,000 - US$2,000
Price realised:
US$2,400
Beschreibung:

PRESIDENTS]. ROOSEVELT, Franklin D. Typed letter signed ("Franklin D. Roosevelt") to Duncan U. Fletcher, Washington, 23 September 1935. 1 page, 4to, on White House stationery . [ With :] Autograph card signed ("Franklin D. Roosevelt"), n.d. 2¾ x 4¼ in., on White House stationery . A FLORIDA BIG DIG GONE BUST: ROOSEVELT PREMATURELY CELEBRATES THE ABORTED CROSS-STATE CANAL. "Before I leave," the President writes Florida's Senator, "I want to send you this note to tell you of my great happiness in the starting of the preliminary work of what I am sure will become one of our greatest national achievements--a transcontinental Florida Canal..." In August 1935 Roosevelt allocated $5.4 million to build a canal from Jacksonville to Ocala on the Gulf of Mexico. Some 6,000 men cleared 4,000 acres before Congress cut funding in 1936. Several later Presidents tried to revive the project but all failed, mainly because of protests over the appalling environmental impact and the marginal economic benefit to be gained. Nixon killed the canal once and for all in 1969. In 1999, the St. Petersburg Times denounced it as "one of the biggest blunders in Florida history, one that permanently altered the state's landscape." -- HOOVER, Herbert. TLS ("Herbert Hoover"), as President, to Secretary of Labor [James J. Davis], 1 October 1929. 1 p., 4to, White House stationery . Hoover thanks Davis for a recent letter. -- HOOVER. DS ("Herbert Hoover"), as President, to the Congress of the United States, The White House, 30 April 1930. Hoover transmits a report recommending payment of $1,500 to a Chinese national whose family members were killed in a collission with the USS Hart on the Yangste River. -- HOOVER. Photo signed ("Herbert Hoover"), n.d. showing Hoover and 12 automobile company executives, including Edsel Ford and Walter P. Chrysler. 6 x 8 in., black and white glossy . Signed by each of the executives shown in the photo. -- TRUMAN, Harry S. Two first day covers signed ("Harry S. Truman"). A four and a half cent stamp commemorating Truman's 1949 Inaugural, 20 January 1949, and a three-cent stamp commemorating NATO, 4 April 1952. Together 2 pp., oblong . -- EISENHOWER, Dwight D. TLS ("Dwight D. Eisenhower") to Benjamin S. DeBoice, Washington, 7 September 1956. 1 p., 4to, White House stationery, with original envelope . Thanking DeBoice for his good wishes and fondly recalling their meeting during the 1952 campaign. -- [KENNEDY, JOHNSON, NIXON, FORD CARTER] A series of 8 photographs, letters and cards, signed by autopen: Press release of John F. Kennedy Inaugural Address, 20 January 1961; two black and white photos of JFK; TLS to Edgar A. Moss, 30 August 1960; Inaugural Address of Lyndon B. Johnson, 20 January 1965; White House card signed by Ford; small official photo signed by Ford; White House card signed by Carter. Together 16 items . (16)

Auction archive: Lot number 422
Auction:
Datum:
14 Jun 2005
Auction house:
Christie's
New York, Rockefeller Center
Beschreibung:

PRESIDENTS]. ROOSEVELT, Franklin D. Typed letter signed ("Franklin D. Roosevelt") to Duncan U. Fletcher, Washington, 23 September 1935. 1 page, 4to, on White House stationery . [ With :] Autograph card signed ("Franklin D. Roosevelt"), n.d. 2¾ x 4¼ in., on White House stationery . A FLORIDA BIG DIG GONE BUST: ROOSEVELT PREMATURELY CELEBRATES THE ABORTED CROSS-STATE CANAL. "Before I leave," the President writes Florida's Senator, "I want to send you this note to tell you of my great happiness in the starting of the preliminary work of what I am sure will become one of our greatest national achievements--a transcontinental Florida Canal..." In August 1935 Roosevelt allocated $5.4 million to build a canal from Jacksonville to Ocala on the Gulf of Mexico. Some 6,000 men cleared 4,000 acres before Congress cut funding in 1936. Several later Presidents tried to revive the project but all failed, mainly because of protests over the appalling environmental impact and the marginal economic benefit to be gained. Nixon killed the canal once and for all in 1969. In 1999, the St. Petersburg Times denounced it as "one of the biggest blunders in Florida history, one that permanently altered the state's landscape." -- HOOVER, Herbert. TLS ("Herbert Hoover"), as President, to Secretary of Labor [James J. Davis], 1 October 1929. 1 p., 4to, White House stationery . Hoover thanks Davis for a recent letter. -- HOOVER. DS ("Herbert Hoover"), as President, to the Congress of the United States, The White House, 30 April 1930. Hoover transmits a report recommending payment of $1,500 to a Chinese national whose family members were killed in a collission with the USS Hart on the Yangste River. -- HOOVER. Photo signed ("Herbert Hoover"), n.d. showing Hoover and 12 automobile company executives, including Edsel Ford and Walter P. Chrysler. 6 x 8 in., black and white glossy . Signed by each of the executives shown in the photo. -- TRUMAN, Harry S. Two first day covers signed ("Harry S. Truman"). A four and a half cent stamp commemorating Truman's 1949 Inaugural, 20 January 1949, and a three-cent stamp commemorating NATO, 4 April 1952. Together 2 pp., oblong . -- EISENHOWER, Dwight D. TLS ("Dwight D. Eisenhower") to Benjamin S. DeBoice, Washington, 7 September 1956. 1 p., 4to, White House stationery, with original envelope . Thanking DeBoice for his good wishes and fondly recalling their meeting during the 1952 campaign. -- [KENNEDY, JOHNSON, NIXON, FORD CARTER] A series of 8 photographs, letters and cards, signed by autopen: Press release of John F. Kennedy Inaugural Address, 20 January 1961; two black and white photos of JFK; TLS to Edgar A. Moss, 30 August 1960; Inaugural Address of Lyndon B. Johnson, 20 January 1965; White House card signed by Ford; small official photo signed by Ford; White House card signed by Carter. Together 16 items . (16)

Auction archive: Lot number 422
Auction:
Datum:
14 Jun 2005
Auction house:
Christie's
New York, Rockefeller Center
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