32nd President. Typed letter signed (TLS) “Franklin D. Roosevelt” as Governor of New York, September 3, 1929, “State of New York / Executive Chamber / Albany” stationery, 8.5×10.5, to famed New York social work leader John Adams Kingsbury, in full:
I very much regret the necessity of having had to postpone once again your interview with me at Hyde Park on Sunday last. I was compelled to abandon any thought of traveling because of a slight indisposition, more temporary than serious, and consequently did not get down to Hyde Park over the week end.
In the very near future I will have my secretary advise you as to another date when I shall be very glad indeed to have you call.
In very good condition, horizontal mailing folds, “Warm Springs” pencil notation at upper left, recipient’s stamp at upper right.
Kingsbury (1876–1956) was one of the most renowned social work leaders in the United States in the early 20th Century. He served as the director of the prestigious New York City Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor, after which he became the city’s Commissioner of Public Charities, which was the most important public welfare position in the country. Kingsbury later served as a member of the executive committee of the New York State Charities Aid Association and as the secretary and a director of the Milbank Foundation, a health research agency.