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Roosevelt, Franklin D. (1882-1945) to Frederic Kernochan re: polio epidemic and boy scout jamboree

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02793.080 Author/Creator: Roosevelt, Franklin D. (1882-1945) Place Written: Washington Type: Typed letter signed Date: 1935/07/29 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Signed as President on White House stationery.

People: Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Keywords/Subjects: President Disease, Health and Medical, Fraternal Organization, Expositions and Fairs

Sub Era: The Great Depression