ROOSEVELT, Franklin D. Five autograph draft telegraph messages signed ("Roosevelt"), to Cabinet members and other officials, n.d. [ca. 18-27 February 1938]. Together 5 pages, 4to, ruled paper, two with paperclip burns. In pencil.
AN ARCHIVE OF FDR NOTES AND EPHEMERA FROM ABOARD THE USS HOUSTON AND OTHER PRESIDENTIAL TRIPS. FDR tells Treasury Secretary Morgenthau: "Think I approve your suggestion about Lockhead but in view of that nomination cannot possibly go in till my return please hold everything." FDR wanted this sent on a "restricted" channel. Likewise a sensitive diplomatic issue for Cordell Hull's attention is sent "restricted": "I hope that Secretary Lascelles will return to Washington from Ottawa after I get back as some of the plans spoken of in press dispatches do not seem wise. This relates especially to visit to the battery in New York." Roosevelt instructs press secretary Steve Early to tell Democratic Sen. Alben Barkley that he "will be glad to confer with the Military and Naval affairs chairmen as soon as I get back." A message of regret to Virgin Islands Gov. Cramer (about not being able to come ashore) is sent in the clear, as is a short, kidding note to Early: "the gang misses you. My best to Mac [Marvin H. McIntyre] and tell him we hear his conduct is perfect."
ALSO WITH: [ROOSEVELT]. Visit of their Britannic Majesties to the White House, 8, 9 June 1939. 8vo, paper wrappers, bound with red, white and blue ribbon along left edge. Printed White House program for the famous day visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. -- THREE BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOS OF FDR WITH CREWMEN ABOARD THE HOUSTON. -- MENU from Presidential train trip, Washington, D. C. to Charleston, S. C. 1938; MENU from Presidential train trip, Ogden, Utah to Los Angeles, n.d.; -- 11 souvenir envelopes, postmarked aboard USS Houston, 14 July - 9 August 1938; -- Four issues of "Gitmo Bay Ledger," Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 7 January - 14 January 1942. - FOUR SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION PUBLICATIONS RELATED TO FDR CRUSIES: "A New Palm from Cocos Islands...," 29 May 1939; "Decapod and other Crustacea...," 15 June 1939; "List of the Fishes Taken on the Presidential Cruise, 1938," 4 January 1940; "Amphipod Crustaceans Collected on the Presidential Cruise of 1938," 5 March 1942. All four, 8vo, brown paper wrappers. WHITE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE, containing text of FDR's 14 April 1938 Fireside Chat. (5)