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ANNA ROOSEVELT - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/20/1966 - HFSID 167790

ANNA ROOSEVELT. TLS: "Anna Roosevelt Halstead", 1p, 8¼x11. Washington, D.C., 1966 December 20. To Miss Stella K. Hershan, Forest Hills, N.Y. In full: "Please forgive me for taking so long to answer your kind letter of December 7th.

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ANNA ROOSEVELT. TLS: "Anna Roosevelt Halstead", 1p, 8¼x11. Washington, D.C., 1966 December 20. To Miss Stella K. Hershan, Forest Hills, N.Y. In full: "Please forgive me for taking so long to answer your kind letter of December 7th. Unfortunately I have had to be away from home a good deal during these last few days. I am interested to hear of the book about my Mother which you are working on. It seems a wonderful idea to collect stories and anecdotes about her from all types of people. I also enjoyed a great deal reading your little story 'My Visit with Mrs. Roosevelt' because of its sensitive understanding. Unfortunately, I am a poor one when it comes to helpful suggestions. You might, however try Mrs. Joseph P. Lash at 245 West 11th Street, New York City. She and her husband were close friends of Mothers. Her husband, however, is doing research for a biography of Mothers [sic] and therefore they may not wish to 'talk'. Nevertheless, they might be willing to share with you some little anecdote which he does not intend to include in his book. The only other suggestion I have is that you make an appointment to see Miss Drewry, Director at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, Hyde Park. She saw a good deal of Mother at the library during the last years of Mother's life. With all good wishes to you in your interesting endeavor, and special Seasons Greetings, I am, Sincerely," ANNA ROOSEVELT, (1906-1975) was the oldest child and only daughter of President Franklin Roosevelt and his wife (Anna) Eleanor. Named after her mother, Anna served as an aide to her father from December 1943 until his death. She was married three times: to stockbroker Curtis B. Dall in 1926 (divorced 1934), to John Boettiger, Jr., the Washington correspondent of the Chicago "Tribune", from 1935 until his suicide in 1950, and to Dr. James A. Halstead in 1952. STELLA K. HERSHAN's 256-page biography, Eleanor Roosevelt - A Woman of Quality, was published by Crown in 1970. In 1993, her additional work on the former First Lady, The Candles She Lit: The Legacy of Eleanor Roosevelt, was published. Vertical and horizontal folds, the lower horizontal one underlining signature. Irregular right edge. Lightly stained at right edge, with some paper loss there.
 
 

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