FIRST LADY ELEANOR ROOSEVELT - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/02/1957 - HFSID 277552
Sale Price $270.00
She signs a typed letter on the stationery of Val-Kill, her cottage at Hyde Park.
Typed Letter signed: "Eleanor Roosevelt", 1 page, 6x6¾. Val-Kill Cottage, Hyde Park, N.Y., 1957 January 2. On personal letterhead to Eames MacVeagh, Washington, D.C. In full: "Many thanks for your kind thought of me. It was very thoughtful of you to send along the editorial which I read with much interest. With my good wishes for a very happy New Year, Very sincerely yours". Mailing fold, not at signature. Fine condition. Accompanied by typed mailing envelope (6¼x3½) with MacVeagh's address, postmarked January 3, 1957, bearing rubber-stamped frank of Anna Eleanor Roosevelt. Lightly soiled. Frayed top edge where envelope was opened. Otherwise, fine condition. Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) was an activist First Lady (1933-1945), tirelessly promoting husband Franklin's New Deal agenda despite strains in their marriage. After FDR's death, she remained an outspoken advocate of liberal causes, especially civil rights, and an influential voice in the Democratic Party. She had a syndicated newspaper column, "My Day." Val-Kill Cottage was her personal retreat at the family estate in Hyde Park. After Franklin's death, she made it her principal residence. It is the only National Park Service site dedicated to a First Lady. Two items.
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