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Autograph Letter Signed to Frances Perkins.
- Washington DC: The White House, 26 Feb. [1936?]. 2 pp., 8vo, 8 1/8 x 5 1/8 inches boldly written in dark ink on White House letterhead. Matted and framed with a portrait of FDR. The ÒMagna Carta for organized laborÓ (Graham and Wander, Franklin D. Roosevelt His Life and Times, p. 275. A fine handwritten letter (most of FDRÕs letters were typed) to the first woman to serve in any American presidentÕs cabinet, Frances Perkins, about possible appointments to the NLRB (National Labor Relations Board) which was established as a result of the Wagner Act to aid the establishment of strong independent Unions. ÒI suggest after talking with Sen. Wagner and others that we ask Clay Williams and Frank Walsh to act as Vice-Chairmen. When a Vice-Chairman sits on a new case it is my thought he should carry it through to final decisions and that Bob and the two V-Cs should consult frequently as to the general policy. Will you talk this over with Bob and then I can make appointments. Bob also suggests Ernest Draper, Dennison, and Walter A. Draper as additional members to represent industry. Yrs, FDRÓ. Anecdotally, hand-written letters by FDR as President seem to be very scarce; five were sold between 1975 and 1999 and this letter was sold at Christie's New York, June 17, 2003, lot 160, $9,500 hammer.
      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller, ABAA]
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