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Roosevelt Family Papers, 1469-1962 | Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum

Collection Overview

Title: Roosevelt Family Papers, 1469-1962Add to your cart.

Extent: 64.17 Cubic Feet

Arrangement: The papers are arranged into two series (Papers Colleted by Frankin D. Roosevelt and Family Papers Received from other Donors) and various subseries thereunder.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection contains correspondence, letter books, diaries, and real estate and business papers of many Roosevelt family members – direct ancestors and other relatives of both Franklin D. and Eleanor Roosevelt. Scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, maps, pamphlets and other printed materials pertaining to family members are also included.

The President's paternal line, which included well-to-do merchants and property owners in the city of New York and Dutchess County, was as follows: Claes Martenszen Van Rosenvelt (?-?) -- Nicholas Roosevelt (1658-1742) -- Jacobus Roosevelt (1692-1776) -- Isaac (I) Roosevelt (1726-1794) -- James (I) Roosevelt (1760-1847) -- Isaac (II) Roosevelt (1790-1863) -- James (II) Roosevelt (1828-1900) -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945)

The papers of the Roosevelt line found in this collection date from 1679 but the earliest papers in any quantity are those of Jacobus Roosevelt, the President's great-great-great grandfather. His papers and those of his direct descendants include correspondence, deeds, and account books, dealing mainly with real estate in the city of New York and the sugar refining mill established by Isaac (I).

Isaac (I) ("the Patriot"), a financial supporter of the Revolution, was a member of the Constitutional Convention held in Poughkeepsie in 1788 for the purpose of ratifying the Federal Constitution. He served as the first President of the Bank of New York. Isaac's son James (I) continued the family sugar refining business started by his father f retiring in 1819 to "Mount Hope", his newly constructed home several miles north of Poughkeepsie. In 1832, his son Dr. Isaac Roosevelt built a house nearby on the estate called "Rosedale."  James (I) willed "Mount Hope" to his grandson James (II). Dr. Isaac's other son, John Aspinwall Roosevelt, inherited "Rosedale" on his father's death. Most of the papers of the President's direct ancestors came from the "Rosedale” estate as "Mount Hope" was destroyed by fire in 1866. Other documents concerning the Roosevelt family were donated to the President by several individuals; correspondence showing their background is often found filed with the documents.

The "Crum Elbow" Papers, also from the "Rosedale" estate, mainly concern the property of the Ludlow family in Hyde Park, later a part of James (II) Roosevelt's "Springwood" estate. The relationship between these Ludlows and Eleanor Roosevelt's grandmother, Nary Ludlow Hall, and great-grandparents, Elizabeth Livingston and Edward Hunter Ludlow, is not known.

The collection also contains papers of James (II) Roosevelt, his first wife, Rebecca Howland Roosevelt, and his second wife, Sara Delano Roosevelt - the President's mother. The President's father practiced law for a short time and later entered the railroad business, becoming Vice-President of the Delaware and Hudson Railroad Company and President of the Champlain Transportation Company. He was also active in Dutchess County affairs, serving as Supervisor of the Town of Hyde Park for two terms and as a manager of the Hudson River State Hospital.

Papers of James Roosevelt Roosevelt ("Rosy"), Franklin D. Roosevelt’s half-brother, and John Aspinwall, Roosevelt, his uncle, are also in this group of family papers. "Rosy" served as Secretary of the United States Legation at Vienna and Secretary of the Embassy at London, 1888-1896. John Aspinwall Roosevelt, a well-known ice-yachting enthusiast, was a commodore of the Poughkeepsie Ice Yacht Club and the owner of the Icicle, many times a winner of the Ice Yacht Challenge Pennant of America.

Also present is the President's collection of Delano family papers dating from 1469. The Delano family originated in France, with later members moving to Holland. The first Delano in this country, Philippe de la Noye, settled in Massachusetts and the family became well-known in the shipping business. Sara Delano Roosevelt's grandfather, Captain Warren Delano, constructed the Delano home in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. Sara's father, Warren Delano II, and his brother Edward both had shipping interests in China and the Delano family lived there for a period during Sara's childhood (1862-1865). After returning from China, the family lived at "Algonac" near Newburgh, New York. The collection also includes papers of the Hall family, largely business and property records of Eleanor Roosevelt's maternal grandparents, Valentine G. and Nary Ludlow Hall of Tivoli, New York. Included are a few items connected with Elizabeth Ludlow and Nary Livingston, Mrs. Hall's mother and grandmother.

Papers of Gracie Hall Roosevelt, Eleanor's brother, consist of records of building projects that he supervised in Hyde Park around 1940. The papers of Helen Roosevelt Robinson, daughter of "Rosy" Roosevelt, include correspondence received from Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, as well as a few letters from Theodore Roosevelt.

Administrative Information

Repository: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum

Access Restrictions: None.

Use Restrictions: Literary property rights in these papers have not been donated to the United States Government.

Acquisition Method: Franklin D. Roosevelt purchased many of these family papers and acquired others from family and friends. He, it turn, gave his collection to the Library. Papers of James Roosevelt Roosevelt were given to the Library by his daughter, Helen Roosevelt Robinson; papers of John Aspinwall Roosevelt were received from his grandson, Russell Crosby Clark; Hall Family Papers were received from Eleanor Roosevelt and the Rev. James W. Lindsley. Papers of Helen Roosevelt Robinson were received from her estate. Other Roosevelt and Delano family items were donated to the Library by Eleanor Roosevelt, Frederic A. Delano, Helen Roosevelt Robinson, Sylvia Delano Hitch, H.R. Madol, Charles A. Ranlett, and William Hassett. The paperse ewre received at the Library between 1941 and 1974.

Related Materials: Family Papers in the Papers of Eleanor Roosevelt; Roosevelt Family Papers Donated by the Children of Franklin D. and Eleanor Roosevelt; Delano Family Papers; and Papers of Frederic A. Delano.

Box and Folder Listing


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Series 1: Papers Collected by Franklin D. RooseveltAdd to your cart.

Sub-Series 1: Papers of Franklin D. Roosevelt's Paternal AncestorsAdd to your cart.

This subseries is divided into three parts:

A. A chronological file of miscellaneous Roosevelt family papers, including correspondence, legal and business papers, two horoscopes done for the President, and printed material, 1706-1945. Many of these items were given to the President; some were purchased by him or acquired from the "Rosedale" estate.  Similar material may be' found in the subseries "Miscellaneous Papers of the Roosevelt and Dealno Families."

B. Correspondence and records of Roosevelt's direct ancestors and other Roosevelt family members, 1679-1928, arranged by correspondent or individual involved in the legal or business transaction. Most of these papers, including correspondence, deeds, leases, and receipts, deal with real estate matters in New York, the Roosevelt Sugar House, and trading activities with the Thomas Hunt family in Bermuda. Other correspondence of the President's direct ancestors may be found on microfilm in the papers of John Aspinwall Roosevelt (subseries "Papers of John Aspinwall Roosevelt"). Correspondence from Isaac (II) to his son James may be found in the subseries "Papers of James (II) Roosevelt."

C. Bound account books, 1715-1832, arranged according to individual and thereunder chronologically. Many are related to the Sugar House; there are also accounts of Thomas Hunt, Jr. and Abraham Walton, father-in-law of James (I) Roosevelt. Both the account books and the correspondence and records were acquired by the President from Miss Ellen C. Roosevelt and Mrs. Appleton L. Clark, daughters of John Aspinwall Roosevelt.


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Chronological File - Roosevelt Family Papers,, 1706-1839Add to your cart.

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Chronological File - Roosevelt Family Papers,, 1840-1899Add to your cart.

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Chronological File - Roosevelt Family Papers, Grim's Essay, An Improved Register of Deeds, 1832. (Contains several references to the Chronological File - Roosevelt family.), 1900-1945Add to your cart.

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Chronological File - Roosevelt Family Papers, oversize, 1712-1937Add to your cart.

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Correspondence and Records - Papers of Jacobus Roosevelt (1692-1776, including material re his estate, 1726-1795Add to your cart.

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Correspondence and Records -Papers of Isaac (I) Roosevelt (1726-1794)- Family Records, oversize, 1726-1827Add to your cart.

Correspondence and Records - Papers of Isaac (I) Roosevelt (1726-1794) - General Correspondence with Thomas Hunt and his sons, oversize, 1767-1794Add to your cart.

Correspondence and Records -Papers of Isaac (I) Roosevelt (1726-1794)- General Correspondence, Miscellaneous, oversize, 1750-1794Add to your cart.

Correspondence and Records - Papers of Isaac (I) Roosevelt - papers relating to the Estate of Isaac (I) Roosevelt, oversize, 1776-1810Add to your cart.

Correspondence and Records - Papers of Isaac (I) Roosevelt (1726-1794) - Isaac (I) Roosevelt and Sons , Fragments, oversize, 1783-1786Add to your cart.

Papers relating to Rev John Remsen, (oversize), 1765-1809Add to your cart.

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Correspondence and Records - Papers of James (I) Roosevelt (1760-1847) - Family Records (oversize), 1760-1835Add to your cart.

Correspondence and Records - Papers of James (I) Roosevelt (1760-1847) - Family letters, (oversize), 1808-1837Add to your cart.

Correspondence and Records - Papers of James (I) Roosevelt (1760-1847) - General Correspondence with the Hunt family (oversize), 1772-1825Add to your cart.

Correspondence and Records - Papers of James (I) Roosevelt (1760-1847) - General Correspondence with the Walton family, (oversize), 1780-1807Add to your cart.

Correspondence and Records - Papers of James (I) Roosevelt (1760-1847) - General Correspondence relating to the properties in New York City, (oversize), 1795-1829Add to your cart.

Correspondence and Records - Papers of James (I) Roosevelt (1760-1847) - Bills relating to the properties in New York City, (oversize), 1795-1823Add to your cart.

Correspondence and Records - Papers of James (I) Roosevelt (1760-1847) - General Correspondence relating to property in Dutchess County, (oversize), 1809-1818Add to your cart.

Correspondence and Records - Papers of James (I) Roosevelt (1760-1847) - Miscellaneous Correspondence (oversize), 1789-1823Add to your cart.

Correspondence and Records - Papers of James (I) Roosevelt (1760-1847) - Five bankbooks on New York banks, (oversize), 1795-1826Add to your cart.

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Papers of Isaac (II) Roosevelt (1790-1863) (oversize), 1803-1863Add to your cart.

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Correspondence and Records - Papers of other members of the family - Aspinwall, John L. brother-in-law, 1838Add to your cart.

Correspondence and Records - Papers of other members of the family - Barclay, Thomas, Andrew D., and Henry, grandsons of Jacobus Roosevelt (oversize), 1778-1790Add to your cart.

Correspondence and Records - Papers of other members of the family - Clark, Roosevelt LeSure (1897-1928), son of Grace Roosevelt Clark (oversize)Add to your cart.

Correspondence and Records - Papers of other members of the family - Crommelin, James (1755-?), grandson of Jacobus Roosevelt (oversize), 1789Add to your cart.

Correspondence and Records - Papers of other members of the family - Kissam, Benjamin (1759-1803), husband of Cornelia Roosevelt, daughter of Isaac (I) (oversize), 1803-1805Add to your cart.

Correspondence and Records - Papers of other members of the family - Kissam, Cornelia Roosevelt (1767-1814), daughter of Isaac (I) Roosevelt (oversize), 1804-1814Add to your cart.

Correspondence and Records - Papers of other members of the family - Roosevelt, Adolphus (1735-?), son of Jacobus Roosevelt (oversize), 1765, 1783-1794Add to your cart.

Correspondence and Records - Papers of other members of the family - Roosevelt, Catharine (1756-1807), sister of James (I) Roosevelt (oversize), 1796-1807Add to your cart.

Correspondence and Records - Papers of other members of the family - Roosevelt, Ellen Crosby (1868-1954), daughter of John A. Roosevelt (oversize), 1868Add to your cart.

Correspondence and Records - Papers of other members of the family - Roosevelt, Hamilton (1805-1827), son of James (I) Roosevelt (oversize), 1823-1829Add to your cart.

Correspondence and Records - Papers of other members of the family - Roosevelt, Helena (1768-1797) oversize, 1797-1799Add to your cart.

Correspondence and Records - Papers of other members of the family - Roosevelt, Jacobus (1724-?), son of Johannes Roosevelt (oversize), 1767Add to your cart.

Correspondence and Records - Papers of other members of the family - Roosevelt, James C. (1770-?), son of Christopher Roosevelt and grandson of Jacobus Roosevelt (oversize), 1784-1794Add to your cart.

Correspondence and Records - Papers of other members of the family - Roosevelt, John A. (1840-1909), son of Isaac (II) Roosevelt (oversize), 1864-1926Add to your cart.

Correspondence and Records - Papers of other members of the family - Roosevelt, John J. (1751-?), son of Johannes Roosevelt (oversize), 1786?Add to your cart.

Correspondence and Records - Papers of other members of the family - Roosevelt, Richard V. (1801-1835), son of James (I) Roosevelt (oversize), 1820-1834Add to your cart.

Correspondence and Records - Papers of other members of the family - Roosevelt, Samuel (1813-1878), son of Nicholas Roosevelt and great-great-nephew of Jacobus Roosevelt (oversize), 1832Add to your cart.

Correspondence and Records - Papers of other members of the family - Varick, Richard (1753-1831), son-in law of Isaac (I) Roosevelt (oversize), 1773-1825Add to your cart.

Correspondence and Records - Papers of other members of the family - Walton, Abraham (?-1796), father-in-law of James (I) Roosevelt (oversize), 1779-1803Add to your cart.

Correspondence and Records - Papers of other members of the family - Woolsey, George Muirson (1772-1851), married Abigail Howland, sister of Harriet Howland, third wife of James (I) Roosevelt (oversize), 1823Add to your cart.

Correspondence and Records - Papers of other members of the family - Miscellaneous (oversize), 1755-1794Add to your cart.

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Correspondence and Records - Miscellaneous papers, 1679-1928 - Jared Lane (oversize), 1777Add to your cart.

Correspondence and Records - Miscellaneous papers, 1679-1928 - St. James' Church, Hyde Park, New York (oversize), 1925-1928Add to your cart.

Correspondence and Records - Miscellaneous papers, 1679-1928 - See Container 6, No. 7 (oversize)Add to your cart.

Correspondence and Records - Miscellaneous papers, 1679-1928 - Unrelated material (oversize), 1679-1864Add to your cart.

Correspondence and Records - Miscellaneous papers, 1679-1928 - Fragments, 184 pieces which include 41 Sugar House items. (oversize)Add to your cart.

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Bound Account Books - Jacobus Roosevelt - The Ledger of Jacobus Roosevelt, 1715-1738Add to your cart.

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Bound Account Books - Jacobus Roosevelt - Ledger, Estate records, shipping, etc., 1738-1776Add to your cart.

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Bound Account Books - Jacobus Roosevelt - Day Book. General Merchandise, 1754-1756Add to your cart.

Bound Account Books - Jacobus Roosevelt - Estate of Isaac (I) Roosevelt. Abstract of Book Debts., 1775-1807Add to your cart.

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Bound Account Books - Jacobus Roosevelt - Day books. Cash transactions, merchandise, building loans, etc., 1755-1777Add to your cart.

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Bound Account Books - Jacobus Roosevelt - Ledger. Mainly sugar, molasses, and rum, 1760-1765Add to your cart.

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Bound Account Books - Jacobus Roosevelt - Estate of Jacobus Roosevelt. Isaac Roosevelt's book, includes a copy of the will of Jacobus Roosevelt., 1776Add to your cart.

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Bound Account Books - Isaac (I) Roosevelt - Letter Book. Mainly trade with the West Indies, 1753-1769Add to your cart.

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Bound Account Books - Isaac (I) Roosevelt - Shipping Accounts, 1753-1770Add to your cart.

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Bound Account Books - Isaac (I) Roosevelt - Account Book. Record of ships and shipping to the West Indies, 1753-1775Add to your cart.

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Bound Account Books - Isaac (I) Roosevelt - Day Book. Mainly hardware, merchandise, 1754-1771Add to your cart.

Bound Account Books - Isaac (I) Roosevelt - Day Book. Sugar House, 1760-1764Add to your cart.

Bound Account Books - Isaac (I) Roosevelt - Day Book. Rents, Sugar, etc., 1771-1773Add to your cart.

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Bound Account Books - Isaac (I) Roosevelt - Receipts Book for expenses of the "Stilhouse", "Distillhouse", for piloting sloops, surveying lands, etc., 1762-1770Add to your cart.

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Bound Account Books - Isaac (I) Roosevelt - Day Book. Mainly Sugar House and Distillhouse, 1765-1773Add to your cart.

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Bound Account Books - Isaac (I) Roosevelt -Revolutionary records of moneys. Real estate and rents. Purchase of Little Nine Partners. List of Continental money issued by New York. Congressional Bills of Emission., 1776Add to your cart.

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Bound Account Books - Isaac (I) Roosevelt - Day Book. Sugar House, 1773-1785Add to your cart.

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Bound Account Books - Isaac (I) Roosevelt - Ledger C. Sugar House Accounts, 1775-1794Add to your cart.

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Bound Account Books - Isaac (I) Roosevelt - Special Account, Bank of New York, 1792-1797Add to your cart.

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Bound Account Books - Thomas Hunt, Jr. - Receipts of payments for flour, crockery, apples, linen, etc., 1771-1774Add to your cart.

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Bound Account Books - Abraham Walton - Shipping Book B. The second half is the letter book of Abraham Walton, 1774-1775Add to your cart.

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Bound Account Books - Abraham Walton - Account Book (Ledger B). Mainly purchases of beer. Estate of Frederick Philips Esq.., 1774-1793Add to your cart.

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Bound Account Books - Abraham Walton - List of books sold to Samuel Loudon, printer, 1784-1788Add to your cart.

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Bound Account Books - Isaac (I) Roosevelt and Sons - Sugar House Accounts, 1773-1794Add to your cart.

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Bound Account Books - Isaac (I) Roosevelt and Sons - Sugar House Account, 1773-1794Add to your cart.

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Bound Account Books - Isaac (I) Roosevelt and Sons - Day Book. Sugar House, 1774-1777Add to your cart.

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Bound Account Books - Isaac (I) Roosevelt and Sons - Sugar House Accounts. Bank of New York Account, 1784-1789Add to your cart.

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Bound Account Books - Isaac (I) Roosevelt and Sons - Day Book. Sugar House. Specie and Papers Accounts with the Bank of New York, 1789-1792Add to your cart.

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Bound Account Books - Isaac (I) Roosevelt and Sons - Accounts, Summary, 1799-1815Add to your cart.

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Bound Account Books - Isaac (I) Roosevelt and Sons - Day Book. Sugar House, 1800-1802Add to your cart.

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Bound Account Books - Isaac (I) Roosevelt and Sons - Ledger. General Accounts, 1804-1813Add to your cart.

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Bound Account Books - Isaac (I) Roosevelt and Sons - Day Book. Sugar House, 1805-1808Add to your cart.

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Bound Account Books - Isaac (I) Roosevelt and Sons - Day Book. Mainly Sugar Accounts, 1808-1816Add to your cart.

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Bound Account Books - James (I) Roosevelt - Ledger A. Sugar House Accounts, 1794-1798Add to your cart.

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Bound Account Books - James (I) Roosevelt - Day Book A. Sugar House Accounts, 1794-1798Add to your cart.

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Bound Account Books - James (I) Roosevelt - Day Book B. Sugar House Accounts, 1798-1799Add to your cart.

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Bound Account Books - James (I) Roosevelt - Ledger B. Sugar House Accounts, 1798-1804Add to your cart.

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Bound Account Books - James (I) Roosevelt - Day Book. Mainly transactions in sugar, 1802-1804Add to your cart.

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Bound Account Books - James (I) Roosevelt - Day Book. Summary, 1815-1827Add to your cart.

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Bound Account Books - James (I) Roosevelt - Real Estate. (most of the pages torn out), 1815-1824?Add to your cart.

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Bound Account Books - James (I) Roosevelt - "Estate Book", 1818-1830Add to your cart.

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Bound Account Books - James (I) Roosevelt - "Estate Book", 1826-1832Add to your cart.

Sub-Series 2: Crum Elbow PapersAdd to your cart.
Papers, also from the "Rosedale" estate, relating mainly to the property of the Ludlow family in the Crum Elbow district of Hyde Park, 1765-1854. This property later became part of "Springwood", the estate of James (II) Roosevelt. The relationship between the Ludlows mentioned in these documents and Eleanor Roosevelt's great-grandparents, Elizabeth Livingston and Edward Hunter Ludlow, is not known. A calendar of the items in this subseries may be found in Appendix I.

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Papers relating mainly to property of the Ludlow family in the Crum Elbow district, Hyde Park. (See Appendix I for a calendar of these items.), 1765-1854Add to your cart.

Sub-Series 3: Papers of James (II) RooseveltAdd to your cart.
Conrespondence, account books, diaries, passport, and printed material, 1842-1900, related to business and property matters, his attendance at Union College, and his position as President of the Champlain Transportation Company. Correspondence from his father Isaac (II) and other family members. The correspondence is unarranged.. Letters of James Roosevelt to his brother John may be found on microfilm in the Papers of John Aspinwall Roosevelt (subseries "Papers of John Aspinwall Roosevelt").

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Miscellaneous Papers *This box also contains James Roosevelt Papers donated by Cynthia R. Mead. See Appendix IV., 1842-1900Add to your cart.

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Passport, 1848Add to your cart.

Diaries, 1881-1899Add to your cart.

Driving Map of Pau and Environs, 1889-1890Add to your cart.

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Ledger, 1886Add to your cart.

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Ledger and index, 1886Add to your cart.

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Ledger, 1888Add to your cart.

Sub-Series 4: Papers of Rebecca Howland RooseveltAdd to your cart.
Diaries, with nearly daily entries, of Rebecca Howland Roosevelt, first wife of James (II) Roosevelt, May 17, 1865 to August 10, 1875. James and Rebecca often spent winters in New York, visiting Hyde Park only in the summertime. Events described include trips to Europe, 1865-1866 and 1869-1870, and the Roosevelt's move to "Springwood" in" Hyde Park in May, 1867. Five volumes with typescript copies.

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Diary Vol. I., May 17, 1865-October 18, 1867Add to your cart.

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Diary Vol. II., June I, 1868-October 1, 1869Add to your cart.

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Diary Vol. III., October 2, 1869- November 5, 1870Add to your cart.

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Diary Vol. IV, November 6, 1870-January 11, 1873Add to your cart.

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Diary Vol. V., January 1, 1873-August 10, 1875Add to your cart.

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Diary Vol. I., Typescript copyAdd to your cart.

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Diary Vol. II., Typescript copyAdd to your cart.

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Diary Vol. III. Typescript copyAdd to your cart.

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Diary Vol. IV. Typescript copyAdd to your cart.

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Diary Vol. V. Typescript copyAdd to your cart.

Sub-Series 5: Papers of Sara Delano RooseveltAdd to your cart.
Diaries; correspondence, including congratulatory letters concerning her son; guest books; address and telephone books; legal papers, including copies of family wills; her "Household" or recipe book; inventories of personal and household property; bank statements, cancelled checks and check stubs; certificates of membership; memorials to James and Sara D. Roosevelt; scrapbooks; newspaper clippings, including many concerning Mrs. Roosevelt's death; and other miscellaneous material, 1880-1941. Arranged according to type of material and thereunder chronologically. Other  correspondence of Sara Delano Roosevelt may be found in the Delano Family Papers and in the collection of Roosevelt Family Papers held by the children of Franklin D. and Eleanor Roosevelt, both separate collections in the Library.

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Diary, Book 1, 1880-1897Add to your cart.

Diary, Book 2, 1898-July, 1905Add to your cart.

Diary, Book 3, July, 1905-1911Add to your cart.

Typescript copy, Books 1-3Add to your cart.

Typescript copy, Diary of 1916, 1916Add to your cart.

Typescript copy, Diary of 1920, 1920Add to your cart.

Typescript copy, Diary of 1922, 1922Add to your cart.

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Diaries, 1912-1922Add to your cart.

Daybook,, 1811-1898Add to your cart.

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Diaries, 1930-1941Add to your cart.

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Correspondence, 1887-1933Add to your cart.

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Correspondence, 1934-1941Add to your cart.

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Letters of Congratulation Received by Sara Delano Roosevelt Regarding FDR - Appointment as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, 1913Add to your cart.

Letters of Congratulation Received by Sara Delano Roosevelt Regarding FDR - Vice-Presidential Nomination, 1920Add to your cart.

Letters of Congratulation Received by Sara Delano Roosevelt Regarding FDR - Election as Governor of New York, 1928Add to your cart.

Letters of Congratulation Received by Sara Delano Roosevelt Regarding FDR - Election as President, 1932, 1936Add to your cart.

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Letters and other items written by Sara Delano RooseveltAdd to your cart.

Tribute to Sara Delano Roosevelt on her 80th birthday from her five grandchildren, September 21,1934Add to your cart.

Tributes and memorials to Sara Delano Roosevelt, 1933-1935Add to your cart.

Poems by Archie Rogers, TypewrittenAdd to your cart.

Transcript of proceedings of birthday dinner for President Roosevelt, January 30, 1934Add to your cart.

Other memorabiliaAdd to your cart.

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Dinner Books, 1905-1939Add to your cart.

Guest Book, "Springwood", 1903-1941Add to your cart.

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"Household" or Recipe BookAdd to your cart.

Additional Items for "Household Book"Add to your cart.

Passport, 1937Add to your cart.

Christmas ListsAdd to your cart.

Household Expenses, Pau, November 8, 1889Add to your cart.

Expenses of the Half-Moon, 1902-1916; the Cottage at Campobello, 1902-1913; and the building of the houses at 47  and 49 East 65th Street, New York, 1902-1916, 1902-1913Add to your cart.

Other Bound Volumes (Expense, Charities, Miscellaneous Lists)Add to your cart.

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Birthday BookAdd to your cart.

Autograph Book, 1869Add to your cart.

Volume of French phrasesAdd to your cart.

Election of Sara Delano Roosevelt as Honorary Member of the Home of the Daughters of Jacob, April 14, 1937Add to your cart.

Memorials to James Roosevelt, 1900Add to your cart.

Clippings re death of James Roosevelt, 1900Add to your cart.

Copy of Address by Franklin D. Roosevelt nominating Alfred E. Smith for the Presidency (autographed by FDR), June 27, 1828Add to your cart.

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Address and Telephone BooksAdd to your cart.

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Miscellaneous Bills and Financial Correspondence, 1920-1940Add to your cart.

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Miscellaneous Legal Papers (Copies of Roosevelt and Delano wills, deeds, etc.)Add to your cart.

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Newspaper ClippingsAdd to your cart.

Miscellaneous Items (Invitations, Memberships, programs, etc.)Add to your cart.

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Christmas GreetingsAdd to your cart.

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Scrapbook, 1888-1920Add to your cart.

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Postcard AlbumAdd to your cart.

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Bank Statements and Cancelled Checks - Guaranty Trust Co., 1919-1935Add to your cart.

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Bank Statements and Cancelled Checks - Guaranty Trust Co., 1936-1938Add to your cart.

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Bank Statements and Cancelled Checks - Guaranty Trust Co., 1939-June 1940Add to your cart.

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Bank Statements and Cancelled Checks - Guaranty Trust Co., July, 1940-July, 1941Add to your cart.

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Bank Statements and Cancelled Checks - Poughkeepsie Merchants' National Bank and Miscellaneous Statements, 1926-1941Add to your cart.

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Bank Statements and Cancelled Checks - Maine and Nova Scotia Banks, 1924, 1926-1931, 1938, 1940-1941Add to your cart.

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Bank Statements and Cancelled Checks - Fulton Trust Co., 1919-1939Add to your cart.

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Bank Statements and Cancelled Checks - Fulton Trust Co., 1920-1941Add to your cart.

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Check Stubs, 1902-1908Add to your cart.

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Check Stubs, 1901-1911Add to your cart.

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Check Stubs, April 1940-September 1941Add to your cart.

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Check Stubs - Miscellaneous, 1915-1941Add to your cart.

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Household InventoriesAdd to your cart.

Jewelry ListAdd to your cart.

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Clippings re Roosevelt Family MembersAdd to your cart.

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Clippings re Death of Sara Delano RooseveltAdd to your cart.

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Clippings re Death of Sara Delano RooseveltAdd to your cart.

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Clippings re Death of Sara Delano RooseveltAdd to your cart.

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Prayer in memory of Sara Delano Roosevelt from the Home of Old IsraelAdd to your cart.

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Memorial to Sara Delano Roosevelt, by Women's Division, Jewish Section, Interfaith Committee for Aid to the Democracies in cooperation with the British War Relief SocietyAdd to your cart.

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Scrolls, Memorials, and Printed Miscellany including copies of Roosevelt willsAdd to your cart.

Box 112Add to your cart.

Senate Resolution on death of Sara Delano RooseveltAdd to your cart.

CalendarsAdd to your cart.

Certificates of MembershipAdd to your cart.

Sub-Series 6: Papers of the Delano FamilyAdd to your cart.
A chronological file of miscellaneous Delano family papers, 1469-1932, including correspondence, legal and business papers, and printed material. Family papers, mainly correspondence, 1760-1864, from Fairhaven, Massachusetts, the home of Captain Warren Delano, Sara Delano Roosevelt's grandfather. Diaries and account books of Edward Delano, Sara's uncle, many of which reflect his shipping interests in China, the East Indies, and the Eastern Mediterranean, 1838-1882. Typescript copies of some of these diaries. All but the Fairhaven papers are arranged chronologically. Other Delano papers may be found in the subseries "Miscellaneous Papers of the Roosevelt and Delano Families" and in the Delano Family Papers and the Papers of Frederic A. Delano, separate collections in the Library.

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Delano Family Papers, 1535-1932Add to your cart.

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Delano Family Papers (Fairhaven, Mass. Papers), 1760-1864Add to your cart.

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Delano Family Papers (oversize), 1469-1908Add to your cart.

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Letter book of Charles Lovett (see Appendix II for a list of references to the Delano family in China), 1865-1870Add to your cart.

Box 117Add to your cart.

Ledger of George Ashforth (Includes transactions of Franklin Hughes and Laura Astor Delano)Add to your cart.

Box 118Add to your cart.

Diary of Edward Delano (Uncle of Sara Delano Roosevelt), 1838Add to your cart.

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Diary of Edward Delano, 1841Add to your cart.

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Diary of Edward Delano, 1843 and January-May, 1844Add to your cart.

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Diary of Edward Delano, June-December, 1844Add to your cart.

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Diary of Edward Delano, 1840-1850Add to your cart.

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Diary of Edward Delano, 1844-1853Add to your cart.

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Diary of Edward Delano, 1854-1856Add to your cart.

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Diary of Edward Delano, 1857-1859Add to your cart.

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Typescript copies of Edward Delano Diaries, 1841-1844Add to your cart.

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Typescript copies of Edward Delano Diaries, 1845-1847Add to your cart.

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Typescript copies of Edward Delano Diaries, 1848-1849Add to your cart.

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Typescript copies of Edward Delano Diaries Duplicates, 1843-1849Add to your cart.

Box 137Add to your cart.

Account books of Edward Delano Diaries, 1852-1882Add to your cart.

Series 2: Family Papers Received from Other DonorsAdd to your cart.

Sub-Series 1: Miscellaneous Papers of the Roosevelt and Delano FamiliesAdd to your cart.
Papers of Roosevelt and Delano family members, 1699-1855, given to the Library by various donors. Included is correspondence to Joseph C. Delano from the Light House Board Office, l.851-1855, and a letter from Richard Varick to his father-in-law, Isaac (I) Roosevelt, July 22, l.788. This supplements material in the subseries "Papers of Franklin D. Roosevelt's Paternal Ancestors" and "Papers of the Delano Family." Arranged chronologically according to accession number.

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Roosevelt and Delano Family Papers, including correspondence from the Lighthouse Board Office to Capt. Joseph C. Delano, 1851-1855, 1699-1855Add to your cart.

Sub-Series 2: Papers of James Roosevelt Roosevelt ("Rosy")Add to your cart.
Correspondence and other papers relating to his service as Secretary of the United States Legation at Vienna and Secretary of the Embassy at London, including four letter books, 1888-1896. Also miscellaneous items including legal papers; a mimeographed account of a visit to the front in France during World War I by S. S. Howland; a blueprint of the Roosevelt Hudson River front property; correspondence with Franklin D. Roosevelt in connection with the fund-raising campaign for the building of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine; letters and telegrams re his death in 1927; an account book, 1894-1896; a diary describing his trip abroad, 1866-1867; and two scrapbooks connected with his hobby of driving horses. Arranged chronologically.

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Papers relating to his service as Secretary of the United States Legation at Vienna and Secretary of the Embassy at London, 1888-1897Add to your cart.

Notes and newspaper clippings on tariff matters, 1888-1897Add to your cart.

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Miscellaneous legal papers, 1909-1927Add to your cart.

Blueprint of the Roosevelt Hudson River front property, 1909-1927Add to your cart.

A mimeographed 43-page account of a visit to the front in France during World War I, by S.S. Howland, 1909-1927Add to your cart.

Correspondence with Franklin D. Roosevelt, mostly in connection with the campaign to raise funds for  the building of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1909-1927Add to your cart.

Letters and Telegrams relating to the death of James Roosevelt Roosevelt, 1927Add to your cart.

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Letter book, March, 1888-November, 1895Add to your cart.

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Letter book, 1893-1894Add to your cart.

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Letter book, 1894-October, 1896Add to your cart.

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Letter book, 1896-march, 1897Add to your cart.

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Account book, London, 1894-1896Add to your cart.

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Diary (Account of trip abroad), May 24, 1866- January 17, 1867Add to your cart.

Box 147Add to your cart.

Scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, memos, greeting cards and programs connected with James R. Roosevelt's hobby of driving horsesAdd to your cart.

Box 148Add to your cart.

Scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, memos, greeting cards and programs connected with James R. Roosevelt's hobby of driving horsesAdd to your cart.

Sub-Series 3: Papers of John Aspinwall RooseveltAdd to your cart.
Family and business correspondence, ledgers and bank accounts, clippings and printed material re his hobby of  ice-yachting. Accounts and lists kept by his wife, Mrs. Ellen Roosevelt, 1909-1919. Also checkbooks and account books of his parents, Dr. and Mrs. Isaac Roosevelt, 1828-1876, and accounts of the estate of Isaac Roosevelt, 1863-1886. Recipe books and a diary of Mrs. Isaac Roosevelt, 1868-1870, as well as diaries kept by her sister, Louisa E. Aspinwall, 1869-1870. Photostats of 18th century Roosevelt documents pertaining to properties in the city of New York. Additional correspondence, financial and legal parers of John A. Roosevelt, 1864-1909, have been loaned to the Library by his grandson, Russell C. Clark, microfilmed and returned to him. John A. Roosevelt's collection of his ancestors' correspondence and letters from his brother James was also filmed by the Library. See Appendix III for a calendar of this latter group of correspondence. Other papers of the Roosevelt ancestors may be found in the subseries "Papers of Franklin D. Roosvelt's Paternal Ancestors." Correspondence from Isaac Roosevelt may be found in the subseries "Papers of James (II) Roosevelt." Arranged according to type of material; otherwise unarranged.

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Letters to John A. Roosevelt from his wife, Ellen Murray Crosby Roosevelt; also letters from his daughters Grace and Ellen, ca. 1868-1903Add to your cart.

Diary of Mrs. Isaac Roosevelt (Mary Rebecca Aspinwall), 1868-1870Add to your cart.

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Miscellaneous Correspondence and Business Papers, 1868-1908Add to your cart.

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Miscellaneous Correspondence and Business Papers, 1869-1908Add to your cart.

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Ledgers of John A. Roosevelt, 1863-1902Add to your cart.

Account Book of Mary R. Aspinwall Roosevelt, 1973-1876Add to your cart.

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John A. Roosevelt's Accounts with the Poughkeepsie National Bank, 1872-1900Add to your cart.

Mary R. Roosevelt's Account with the Poughkeepsie National Bank, 1873-1876Add to your cart.

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Christmas Lists of Mrs. Ellen RooseveltAdd to your cart.

Mrs. Ellen Roosevelt's Book of Knitting PatternsAdd to your cart.

Account Book of Mrs. Ellen Roosevelt, 1909-1919Add to your cart.

Wage book, 1882Add to your cart.

Record of Rosedale Employees, 1874-1900Add to your cart.

Rosedale Estate Book, 1863-1874Add to your cart.

May of Rosedale Ice Lake (in pencil)Add to your cart.

3 Recipe books kept by Mrs. Isaac Roosevelt Checkbook of Mary R. Roosevelt (Mrs. Isaac), 1868-1872Add to your cart.

Account book of Isaac Roosevelt, 1828-1835Add to your cart.

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Account book of Isaac Roosevelt, 1856-1863Add to your cart.

Checkbooks of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Roosevelt, 1852-1867Add to your cart.

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Accounts of the Estate of Isaac Roosevelt, deceased, 1863-1886Add to your cart.

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Diaries of Louis E. Aspinwall on her European trips, ca. 1869-1870Add to your cart.

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Papers of John A. Roosevelt re Ice-Yachting, 1881-1904Add to your cart.

Constitution and By-Laws of the Poughkeepsie Ice yacht Club, 1877, 1881, 1883Add to your cart.

Constitution and By-Laws of the Hudson River Ice Yacht Club, 1896Add to your cart.

Clippings re Ice-Yachting, 1901-1905Add to your cart.

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Scrapbooks with clippings re Ice-Yachting (also some clippings re the Civil War and miscellaneous subjects), 1861-1878, 1892-1900Add to your cart.

Day-book, Ice Yacht Accounts, 1879-1901Add to your cart.

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Scrapbooks of clippings re Ice-YachtingAdd to your cart.

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Microfilm No. 6-3, Roll 1: Correspondence of John A. Roosevelt (Drawer 13), 1862-1905Add to your cart.

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Microfilm No. 6-3, Roll 2: Financial and legal papers of John A. Roosevelt, including abstract of deed of conveyance covering "Rosedale" (Drawer 13), 1873-1908Add to your cart.

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Microfilm No. 6-3, Roll 3: Financial papers of John A. Roosevelt (Drawer 13), 1876-1909Add to your cart.

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Microfilm No. 6-3, Roll 4: Financial papers of John A. Roosevelt, including material related to the Poughkeepsie Orphans House for the Friendless. (Drawer 13), 1876-1896Add to your cart.

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Microfilm 6-3, Roll 5 - Papers of Isaac (I) Roosevelt (Drawer 13), 1790-1793Add to your cart.

Microfilm 6-3, Roll 5 - Papers of James (I) Roosevelt (Drawer 13), 1808-1837Add to your cart.

Microfilm 6-3, Roll 5 - Papers of Isaac (II) Roosevelt (Drawer 13), 1813-1852Add to your cart.

Microfilm 6-3, Roll 5 - Papers of James Barclay Roosevelt (Drawer 13), 1836-1838Add to your cart.

Microfilm 6-3, Roll 5 - Letters of James (II) Roosevelt (Drawer 13), 1858-1877,1890Add to your cart.

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18 documents of the Roosevelt family from the 18th century, pertaining to properties in New York City - Photostats *Also contains indenture, September 20, 1750, loaned to FDRL by Mrs. George Cutting (oversize)Add to your cart.

Sub-Series 4: Papers of the Hall FamilyAdd to your cart.
Business and property records of Eleanor Roosevelt's maternal grandparents, Valentine G. and Mary Ludlow Hall, including account books and lists of appointments from Mr. Hall's real estate office in New York, 1882-1904. Correspondence, bills of sale, leases, rent accounts, maps, and descriptions of farms, 1844-1917, many related to property owned by Elizabeth Ludlow and Mary Livingston (Mrs. Hall's mother and grandmother). Also various certificates of Hall family members and an atlas which belonged to Eleanor Roosevelt'smother, Anna Hall Roosevelt. Unarranged.

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Business and property records of Valentine G. and Mary Hall, including many leases signed by Elizabeth Ludlow (Mary Hall's mother), 1844-1917Add to your cart.

Map of portions of Albany, Greene, Rensselaer, and Columbia Counties, 1891Add to your cart.

Map of Tarrytown, 1891Add to your cart.

Certificates of various family membersAdd to your cart.

An atlas which belonged to Anna Hall Roosevelt *Also contains an untitled book of farms and lots owned by Elizabeth Livingston LudlowAdd to your cart.

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Lindley Murray's English Exercises (York), 1842Add to your cart.

Daily First Entry Book (Later used as a scrapbook), 1882-1883Add to your cart.

Purchases and Sales, 1890-1894Add to your cart.

Account book, 1891-1892Add to your cart.

Account book, 1893-1895Add to your cart.

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Cash account book, 1888Add to your cart.

List of properties, 1896Add to your cart.

List of clients' specifications, 1896-1898Add to your cart.

Appointments, 1896-1898Add to your cart.

Appointments, 1897-1898Add to your cart.

List of clients' specifications, 1898Add to your cart.

Notebook, 1904Add to your cart.

Sub-Series 5: Papers of Gracie Hall RooseveltAdd to your cart.
Account books, building plans and estimates, and time books for building projects he supervised in Hyde Park, New York, 1939-1941.

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Hyde Park "Projects", Accounts of, 1939-1941Add to your cart.

Sub-Series 6: Papers of Helen Roosevelt RobinsonAdd to your cart.
Correspondence and memorabilia of Helen Roosevelt Robinson and her husband, Theodore Douglas Robinson, 1908-1962, including letters from Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt. Also three letters addressed to Mrs. Robinson's father, "Rosy" Roosevelt, 1894, 1896, and 1923. Letters from the Roosevelts are arranged chronologically; other letters are unarranged.

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Correspondence addressed to Helen Roosevelt and Theodore Douglass Robinson, 1908-1962Add to your cart.

Correspondence addressed to James Roosevelt Roosevelt, 1894, 1896, 1923Add to your cart.

MemorabiliaAdd to your cart.

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