Lot 76: TLS as president signed "Pa," one page, 7 x 8.75, White House letterhead, June 5, 1936. Letter to his daughter, Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, whom he referred to as "Sis," in full: "A very hasty line-I leave this afternoon to attend the Speaker's funeral in Tennessee, returning on Sunday. I want to get the enclosed to you before I go. My love to you both. Do let me hear from you." In fine condition. Longtime Tennessee congressman Joseph W. Byrns, Sr., became the speaker of the house in 1935 and died in office shortly over a year later. Although his funeral service was held in the United States Capitol, Byrnes was interred at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee.
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