FIRST LADY ELEANOR ROOSEVELT - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 02/13/1956 - HFSID 112572
Sale Price $270.00
Eleanor Roosevelt sends a typed letter of regret that she is not able to be more helpful.
Typed Letter signed: "Eleanor Roosevelt", 1 p, 6x7. On personal letterhead. New York, N.Y., 1956 February 13. To "Dear Miss Matarisvan". In full: "In reply to your letter, I feel I am not objective enough to feel that this book can accomplish much. With many regrets that I cannot be more helpful. Very sincerely yours." When Anna Eleanor Roosevelt married her distant cousin, Franklin D. Roosevelt, in 1905, her uncle, President Theodore Roosevelt, gave her away. Eleanor (1884-1962) served as First Lady for 12 years and 39 days (March 4, 1933 until her husband's death of a cerebral hemorrhage on April 12, 1945), longer than any other woman. She had previously been First Lady of New York when FDR was Governor of the state (1929-1933). Eleanor later became known as "First Lady of the World" for her humanitarian efforts, including getting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations. Pinhead sized ink spot in upper right corner. Fine condition.
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