Official Program of the Inaugural Ceremonies Inducting into office Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States, John N. Garner, Vice President of the United States, March 4, 1933
Place Published: Washington DC
Publisher: Ransdell Incorporated
Date Published: 1933
Book Id: 37632
64pp. Slim quarto [28.5 cm] Dark blue pebbled cloth over boards with a gilt stamped title, emblem in gilt, and double blind stamped borders on the front cover. Good. Lightly bumped and rubbed at the extremities. The front board has minor soiling, and the previous owner's name has been stamped in gilt on the lower fore edge corner. The pages throughout the first half are partially detached. An article has been glued to the last printed page, and is offset with a corresponding dark patch on the recto of the rear free endsheet. The last page is rippled.
This is copy number 916 of the Limited De Luxe Edition Roosevelt-Graner Official Inaugural Program, signed by the Chairman of the General Inaugural Committee, Cary Grayson, on the limitation page. With an envelope and letter on Roosevelt's letterhead, dated March 3, 1933, and signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt's secretary, Louis Howe, mounted to the autograph page. The letter states, "My dear Miss Cowles: Mr. Roosevelt has asked me to acknowledge your letter of February 20th, and to assure you that he is glad to have your viewpoint as expressed therein. He is grateful, too, for your expression of confidence in him. Very sincerely yours, Louis M.H. Howe, Secretary to Mr. Roosevelt." Louis Howe helped Roosevelt shape the early programs of the New Deal, particularly the Civilian Conservation Corps.