32nd President. Autograph note signed (ANS) “FDR” AS PRESIDENT on a 4.25 x 2.75 White House card, no date. Roosevelt writes a brief note to Grace Tully, in full:
For Grace, with love & a Merry Christmas Love, ‘When this you see remember me.’
Scattered toning and soiling, otherwise fine condition.
Grace Tully began working for the Democratic Party in 1928 and was assigned to Eleanor Roosevelt’s secretarial staff. After Franklin Roosevelt’s election as New York’s governor, she moved to Albany and became assistant to FDR’s personal secretary—a role in which she continued after FDR’s move to the White House. When the president’s secretary fell ill in 1941, Tully became Roosevelt’s new personal secretary.
The words “When this you see remember be” were famously used by Gertrude Stein in some of her poems and writings, the most notably being “Four Saints in Three Acts.”