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Roosevelt, Franklin D. (1882-1945) Memorandum for D. Basil O'Connor.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00894 Author/Creator: Roosevelt, Franklin D. (1882-1945) Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Typed letter signed Date: 23 December 1932 Pagination: 1 p. ; 27 x 20 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00894 Author/Creator: Roosevelt, Franklin D. (1882-1945) Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Typed letter signed Date: 23 December 1932 Pagination: 1 p. ; 27 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Advises in humor that the Knickerbocker Ice Company has a cold storage plant in Brooklyn that O'Connor can rent, commenting that "After visits from your old friends like Gus and Meyer and Julian, a night spent in the cooler will restore you to health." States that he promised Gus a place in the cabinet to take him off O'Connor's hands and remarks, "You should give me a medal for this." Humorously mentions that the difference between him and O'Connor, "Certain contacts make you so hot that you need to sit on a cake of ice; in my case I have a longing to take a Turkish bath!" Written as Governor of New York and President-elect to his law partner and adviser. On stationary from the Executive Chamber in Albany.

People: Roosevelt, Franklin Delano, 1882-1945
O'Connor, Basil, 1892-1972

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: PresidentHumor and SatireOffice SeekerPoliticsGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: The Great Depression

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