Hudson, NY: Privately Printed. The Hudson Press, 1928.
First Edition. Frontispiece, folding map at back, illustrated throughout. , 149pp. 8vo. INSCRIBED TO ELEANOR FROM FDR, THE FIRST WE HAVE HAD. Gray boards , without paper spine label, top edge gilt, stain on back board. In a brown half brown morocco slipcase, with chemise, by European Bookbinders Item #307573
Inscribed by FDR on the ffep: “To my wife Anna Eleanor Roosevelt descendant of the Chancellor and reared on these acres, from Franklin D. Roosevelt.”
A powerful association of the future President and First Lady. Uses his wife’s full given name and proudly notes her famous ancestor Robert R. Livingston (1746-1813), who served as chancellor of New York State — the highest judicial post at that time — from 1777-1801, and kept the title as an honorific for the rest of his life.
Hunt’s book is exactly the sort of antiquarian history that relished, mixing genealogy with the major political and military events in this region of Columbia County, in the Catskills. Eleanor Roosevelt was not a direct descendant of the Chancellor, but the great-great granddaughter of one of his brothers, Philip Livingston (1741-1787).
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