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FIRST LADY ELEANOR ROOSEVELT - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/20/1933 - HFSID 86027

ELEANOR ROOSEVELT Her mother-in-law needs cheering up. Typed Letter Signed: "Eleanor Roosevelt", 1p, 6x6¾. 49 East 65th Street, New York, 1933 January 20. To Agnes (Mrs. Henry Goddard Leach), New York. In full: "Thank you very much for the clipping. It is really a very nice one.

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ELEANOR ROOSEVELT
Her mother-in-law needs cheering up.
Typed Letter Signed: "Eleanor Roosevelt", 1p, 6x6¾. 49 East 65th Street, New York, 1933 January 20. To Agnes (Mrs. Henry Goddard Leach), New York. In full: "Thank you very much for the clipping. It is really a very nice one. I only wish I could cheer Mama up with it. I am looking forward to luncheon with you." Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected President on November 8, 1932. FDR's mother, Sara Delano Roosevelt ("Mama"), with her dominating manner and determination to be involved in all aspects of her son's life, posed problems for Franklin and Eleanor, whose marriage she opposed. She had a house built next to her own (number 47) in 1907 as a wedding present for her son and his new wife. The couple lived in the brick and limestone house at 49 East 65th Street from the fall of 1908 until Roosevelt's election to the State Legislature in Albany in 1910. They continued to live in number 49 off and on for the next 20 years. FDR recovered from polio in his fourth-floor bedroom in number 49. Upon his election to the Presidency in 1932, he received congratulatory telegrams in the parlor. It is possible that Mama needed cheering up because her only child was moving away from her to the White House. Light diagonal folds at upper and lower right blank corners. Fine condition.

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