Lot 29: Franklin D. Roosevelt Telegram Sent on Election Eve in 1928



2018-08-20 13:10:08

Lot 29

Telegram sent by Franklin D. Roosevelt as results were coming in for the 1928 election of his candidacy for New York's Governor (which he won), and also for the Presidential contest. Western Union telegram datelined ''New York NY'' at 10:30 PM on 6 November 1928 is addressed to Marguerite LeHand, FDR's personal secretary, in Warm Springs, Georgia. In full, ''Results in to New York still very close but I am aprarently [sic] holding my own [Al] Smith slightly behind me but still hoping to carry the state we will continue wire until midnight here stop wire me at the music room Biltmore upon receipt of this / Franklin D Roosevelt / 950P''. Telegram measures 8'' x 6.5''. Slight chipping to edges, overall in very good condition.

Estimate: $400+

The bookmarklet lets you save things you find to your collections.

Note: Make sure your bookmarks are visible.


Click and drag the Collect It button to your browser's Bookmark Bar.

collect it