In July 1935, President Franklin Roosevelt sent 10-year-old Bobby Kennedy some stamps to help with his burgeoning stamp collection, after learning of Bobby’s interested from Joseph P. Kennedy (who supported Roosevelt in the 1932 election). Bobby’s respectful and well-mannered letter of thanks is pretty adorable, particularly the part where he says he’s going to frame FDR’s letter and “keep it always in my room.”

Photos from The Library of Congress, Franklin D. Roosevelt Library

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    Funny how Franklin called him Bob, guess “Bobby” hadn’t got on yet, would have loved to seen the actual stamps though :P
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