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Childhood Drawing of a Sailing Ship by Franklin D. Roosevelt

Date:
1887-01-01T00:00:00
Description:
This item is a pencil drawing of a sailing ship drawn by Franklin D. Roosevelt as a child. The drawing accompanied a letter Roosevelt wrote to his mother Sara Delano Roosevelt in 1887. The letter reads: "My dear mama we coasted yesterday nothing dangerous yet, look out for tomorrow!! your boy, F" A notation on the back of the letter by Roosevelt's mother reads: "Written by Franklin when 5 years and 11 months old. He knew his letters but was told how to spell the words - Jan. 1st 1888."
Partner:
National Archives and Records Administration
Part of:
Franklin D. Roosevelt's Letters to his Parents, James and Sara Roosevelt., Franklin D. Roosevelt's Letters to His Parents, James and Sara Roosevelt
Source:
https://catalog.archives.gov/id/198134
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