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Bill for a Trip on the Nourmahal
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TitleBill for a Trip on the Nourmahal
CreatorVincent Astor
DescriptionA joke bill sent to James Roosevelt after a cruise on the Nourmahal
NotesAstor would send these joke bills to his shipmates following a crusie. This bill was sent to James "Jimmy" Roosevelt, FDR's eldest son. The cruise lasted from March 27-April 7 1935 and the Nourmahal hosted Lord and Lady Clifford the Governor of the Bahamas and Prince George and his wife, the youngest sibling of the King of England who would later become the Duke and Dutchess of Kent.
Subject.lcshAstor, Vincent, 1891-1959
Roosevelt, James, 1907-1991
Personal NameJames Roosevelt
Vincent Astor
LocationNew York - New York
HRVH TopicsPeople
Resource TypeText
SourceThe Papers of James Roosevelt, 1907-1991. Box: 79. Folder: As-Av
Resource IdentifierC-JamesRoosevelt-B79Fas-av-REjokebill.pdf
Publisher.DigitalFranklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
Holding InstitutionFranklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
Contact Information4079 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, NY 12538
Rights Items selected from the Roosevelt Library collections for posting on the HRVH website are in the public domain. Please credit the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum.
TranscriptNo. 23 WEST 26th ST. New York, ......... ~:~.~~-~----~--t.!?:.'-................ 1935 •.. ~9.9~.~:Y~.1:.~.. t.... ~J: 9..~--'·············.......................... To VINCENT ASTOR, or. TO : Cruising in the Bahamas Seventeen elementary lessons in Geography and the Science of Pilotage relating to the above ~oyage, at. 3. per lesson 1ear and tear on Geography Book, through misguided and stubborn thumbing over wrong !)8.ges Excavation o:' and damage to bottom of Bahamian Ohannels , L.""l consequence of intensive search for inland passages and (alleged) deep lagoon Nerve Balm for Captain Brmm , Commander Buckmast er and Captain Klang , incident to above adventure ~~ental Solec e to.hXel in compensation for continuous vindictive criti cism of general ru.anagement and CClltrol of port launch StoraGe , care, anC. transportation of dainty, flovrered, feminine frock , brought aboard througp unexplained amorous adventu::-e Fumigetion of above frock C.A...l1RIED FCR\7~:..RD :m C.GE 51 00 2 00 25 00 10 I 01 1 50 5 00 8 ± 61 No. 23 WEST 26th ST. New York, ...........!':·l? ~.Q:t.g.l................ 193 5. J"ames Roosevelt , Esq., To VINCENT ASTOR, Dr. BRC'UGHI' FOR\'1.A.Rl)......... Inept waste of fishbait throu~h faulty methods Unrestricted and exorbi ts.nt use of Bah&nian 1fu.stard - 3 jars ~-t 90¢ each Excessive consumption of beer and ale , CO:JSequent on thirst occasioned by above - 87 bottles at 25~ each Consumption of Coca Cola and 1.:oxie for Salm reason - NONE Ship's discount on Profit a:i.d/or Loss accruing from Roosevelt ~amily Benefit Poker Ga!!le Penalties and fines covering disap!Jearance of illustrated lit eratu!'e no\"'7 mis sing :;:~ro:m Ship rs Library Photographic Memento and Curioso of Yachting Group en masse , enclosed herewith Art rork , retouching aid cosmetic labors necessary to render pre"'\ ious item presentable and attractive I'OT.a.L THIS ;:-ILL rs DUE -~ PRESEI.\'TED. r::rr::s: :EST AT 3 - 1/~ PER DI.El , co11J?OmIDED...... 84 61 l 25 2 70 21 75 14 17 3 25 05 11 00 138 78
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