Theodore Roosevelt Jr. Looks Forward to Receiving Books on Judaism

March 16, 1927

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Theodore Roosevelt Jr. Looks Forward to Receiving Books on Judaism
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      The scion of the (Theodore Sr.) Roosevelt family must have had an interesting lunch, indeed, with Lincoln biographer and Jewish activist Emanuel Hertz, for here he not only says he enjoyed himself, but declares he looks forward “with a great deal of pleasure” to receiving a copy of Hertz’s brother’s book -  Rabbi Joseph H. Hertz’s A Book of Jewish Thoughts - as well as “the latest translation of the Bible published by the Jewish Publication Society.”

      On February 26th, Roosevelt Jr. had invited Hertz to the Harvard Club (see Roosevelt to Hertz, February 26, 1927). Perhaps they had discussed Hertz’s recent defeat as a Republican candidate for Congress in Manhattan’s 21st District – the very same district, in fact, that Theodore Roosevelt, Sr., had represented in the New York Assembly some forty years before.


      Typed Letter Signed, 1 page, octavo, on his personal letterhead, 167 E. 74th St., New York City, New York, March 16, 1927. To Emanuel Hertz.
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      THEODORE ROOSEVELT
      OYSTER BAY, LONG ISLAND

      167 East 74th St.,
      New York City,
      March 16, 1927.

      My dear Mr. Hertz: 

      I am looking forward with a great deal of pleasure to receiving the copy of your brother's book, and the latest translation of the Bible published by the Jewish Publication Society.

      I enjoyed so much our luncheon together, and hope to see you again soon.

      With kind regards,

      THEODORE ROOSEVELT


      Mr. Emanuel Hertz,
      149 Broadway,
      New York City.

      TR/meh