FIRST LADY ELEANOR ROOSEVELT - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/17/1939 - HFSID 256894
Sale Price $270.00
Eleanor Roosevelt signs a typed letter for the letter.
Typed Letter Signed: "Eleanor Roosevelt" as First Lady, 1p, 6x9¼. The White House, Washington, 1939 March 17. To Mr. Krape. In full: "Thank you very much for your letter of March 3, which I read with great interest. I am so glad you gained something helpful from your visit to New York and that you have been able to help so many people. Keep it up and success to you!" Mrs. Roosevelt wrote this letter during the time she and Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes were arranging for Marian Anderson's appearance at the Lincoln Memorial. The Black American contralto had been denied permission to sing in February at Washington's Constitution Hall because of the color of her skin by the Daughters of the American Revolution, who owned the hall. Mrs. Roosevelt arranged for Anderson to sing at an outdoor concert on Easter Sunday, April 9, 1939, at the Lincoln Memorial, in front of 75,000 people. Lightly soiled. Folds. Lightly creased, 1 touches "R". Paper clip impression at upper margin.
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