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Roosevelt Ready to be "Shanghaied" by Astor
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TitleRoosevelt Ready to be "Shanghaied" by Astor
CreatorFranklin Delano Roosevelt
DescriptionPresident Roosevelt sends a friendly letter to Vincent Astor to let him know when the President will be ready to begin a cruise on Astor's yacht, Nourmahal.
NotesThis letter refers to FDR's second cruise aboard the Nourmahal. The cruise lasted from August 31 - September 5. Astor's yacht, the Nourmahal departed from Poughkeepsie, sailed around Montauk Point and then delivered the President to Washington, D.C. This cruise would be the first time that the Presidential Flag would be flown aboard a civilian vessel. "Kermit" refers to Kermit Roosevelt, a son of President Teddy Roosevelt, fifth cousin to FDR, and a close friend of Vincent Astor.
Subject.lcshRoosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945
Astor, Vincent, 1891-1959
Personal NameFranklin D. Roosevelt
Vincent Astor
LocationPoughkeepsie - New York
HRVH TopicsPresidents & Politicians
Resource TypeText
SourceVincent Astor Papers. Box: 1. Folder: Correspondence with FDR (83-17), 1932-1944.
Resource IdentifierC-VincentAstorB1F1_fdrdeckhand.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.
Transcript\ [ THE WHITE HOUSE WASHINGTON Hyde Park, N. Y., .August 4, 1933. ·. Dear Vine en t : Your deck-hand and his duffel bag stand ready to be shanghaied at the Dutton Lumber Company dock on Thursday, August 31st, any time after twelve noon. no ·you want to send a radio to Kermit to rescue hir:l from the Haitian natives? If so, telephone it to.Naval Conmunications, Washington, to send to U. s. s. Raleigh by my directions. The more I think about "No man's Land" for the Vice-Governor, the more it appeals to me. I wish much that Mr. White could have a talk with Dean Acheson himself. I am sure that a little sense on both sides can straighten out that code. By the way, I think that title "common sense" is a peach! Affectionately yours, Vincent Astor, Esq., 23 West 26th St., New York City.
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