FIRST LADY ELEANOR ROOSEVELT - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/13/1954 - HFSID 176557
Sale Price $270.00
Eleanor Roosevelt sends a typed letter for the clipping and prints from one of her visits to Andes.
Typed Letter Signed: "Eleanor Roosevelt", 1p, 6x7. Hyde Park, New York, 1954 April 13. On letterhead of Val-Kill Cottage to Mr. Raymond. In full: "Thank you very much for your thought in sending to me the clipping and the prints which were taken on the occasion of my visit to Andes. I am delighted to have these and quite agree that 'Some of them are better than some of the 'release' pictures I have seen'! With my good wishes and the hope that I may meet you soon again." Eleanor Roosevelt had led the U.S. delegation to the inauguration of Chilean President Carlos Ibanez in 1952. While in the country, she had met with Chilean protestors and rebels. She had also visited South America in 1944 (as First Lady), touring hospitals and military installations and meeting with state, religious and social leaders. Val-Kill Cottage had been built as a retreat for Eleanor by FDR on his Hyde Park estate in 1925. She used it sparingly for many years, but moved into the stone cottage after President Roosevelt died in 1945. 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. Lightly creased. Fine condition.
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