Lot 170: ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN D. Typed Letter Signed, "FDR," as Governor, to Warm Springs Business Manager Arthur Carpenter ("Dear Carp"),
November 1, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: FDR SEEKS A PLACE FOR A GIRL PATIENT AT HIS WARM SPRINGS POLIO CLINIC ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN D. Typed Letter Signed, "FDR," as Governor, to Warm Springs Business Manager Arthur Carpenter ("Dear Carp"), recommending that a girl about whom the newspapers had published stories be admitted to Warm Springs. 1 page, 4to, "Executive Chamber" stationery; four punch holes at upper edge, staple holes at upper left corner, horizontal folds. Albany, 18 December 1930
"This is the case that caused so much newspaper excitement. I think we ought to take this girl if we possibly can. Will you have a talk with Dr. Hubbard about it? The additions to the Patient's Aid will certainly be available this spring and the Police Department in Memphis ought to be able to make up the balance."
In 1921, FDR contracted poliomyelitis (or a related condition), whose effects were felt by him throughout the remainder of his life. The therapeutic center for polio/infantile paralysis that FDR established in 1927 in Warm Springs, GA, exists today as Roosevelt Warm Springs and operates as a vocational rehabilitation agency.