November 1, 2016, 1:30 PM EST
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Lot 176: ROOSEVELT, SARA DELANO. Autograph Letter Signed, "SaraDRoosevelt," to one of the Roosevelt family attorneys John Hackett,(25 views)
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Description: FDR'S MOTHER PURCHASES PROPERTY FOR HER SON ROOSEVELT, SARA DELANO. Autograph Letter Signed, "SaraDRoosevelt," to one of the Roosevelt family attorneys John Hackett, sending a check for Franklin's farm [not present]. 1 page, 8vo, "Campobello Island" embossed stationery; horizontal folds. With the original envelope. (MRS) Campobello Island, ME, 24 July 1911
"I enclose my cheque for half the price of Franklin's Farm. We are all well & enjoying the cool breezes of Campobello Island. We expect Franklin today."
The property mentioned in the letter is likely an expansion of the Springwood estate in Hyde Park, NY.