FIRST LADY ELEANOR ROOSEVELT - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/13/1932 - HFSID 327857
Sale Price $315.00
Her signed typed letter to an autograph collector, dated in 1962, months before her death!
Typed Letter signed: "Eleanor Roosevelt", 1 page, 6x7. New York, N.Y., April 13, 1962. On personal letterhead to "Miss West". In full: "Thank you for your kind letter. I am happy to you a signature for inclusion in the panels which you are preparing. With my good wishes for the success of your efforts. Very sincerely yours". Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) had married her distant cousin, Franklin D. Roosevelt, in 1905 (her uncle, President Theodore Roosevelt, gave her away). She would serve 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. Eleanor, who had previously been First Lady of New York when FDR was Governor of the state (1929-1933), 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. Appointed by President Truman, she had been a member of the U.S. delegation to the United Nations from 1945-1952. In 1927, Eleanor Roosevelt co-founded Val-Kill Industries, adjacent to the Roosevelt estate at Hyde Park, New York, to provide supplemental income to nearby rural families. The facility closed in 1938, and Mrs. Roosevelt converted it into a private home, where she lived following the President's death. Today it is the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site. Eleanor Roosevelt wrote several books, including On My Own (1958). Light surface creases. Normal mailing fold. Corners lightly worn and creased. Slightly soiled on verso. Staple holes on top left corner. Otherwise, fine condition.
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