Typed Letter Signed - George Emlen Roosevelt

By: Roosevelt, George Emlen

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Original letter typed in black ink on beige stationery. Signed, "George Emlen Roosevelt," in black ink. Letter has a printed header that reads, "National Progressive Headquarters, Manhattan Hotel, New York." Dated July 17, 1912. 8 1/2" x 11." One page. Letter is virtually pristine and intact except for a few fold lines (likely original), age toning, and a few small wrinkles. A Near Fine copy. George Emlen Roosevelt (1887-1963) was an American banker, philanthropist, and a first cousin once-removed of Theodore Roosevelt. George was one of the most prominent railroad financiers of the day and was involved in at least fourteen railroad reorganizations. George also served as a director for a number of companies including the Guaranty Trust Company, the Bank for Savings in New York, and Chapin School. In this letter, George writes to Charles Wentworth Hill of Portland about the Progressive Party (1912-1920) in Oregon. The Progressive Party was also known as the "Bull Moose Party" and was formed by Theodore Roosevelt. Theodore is mentioned within the letter. The letter reads, "My dear Sir, Colonel Roosevelt is at present so overwhelmed with mail that he has requested me to reply to your very kind letter. He feels very much encouraged by your support and hopes that you will co-operate with those actively at work in the Progressive Cause in your State, and that you will continue to give the Progressive Cause the benefit of your influence and enthusiasm. By communicating with Dr. Henry Waldo Coe of Portland you can be put in touch with leading Progressives in your State. Sincerely yours, George Emlen Roosevelt." Henry Waldo Coe (1857-1927) was an American physician and politician and a lifelong friend of Theodore Roosevelt. He was one of the leaders of the Progressive Party in the early twentieth century and also served as a delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1904 and 1908.