FIRST LADY ELEANOR ROOSEVELT - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/28/1953 - HFSID 18268
Sale Price $270.00
Eleanor Roosevelt sends a typed letter replying to a question.
Typed Letter signed: "Eleanor Roosevelt", 1 p, 6x7. On personal letterhead. Hyde Park, N.Y., 1953 April 28. To "Dear Dr. Capper". In full: "In reply to your letter, I think Mrs. Ickes is having a biography of her husband written. Very sincerely yours." Lightly creased. Nicked at top edge. Stray ink mark at lower right corner. Otherwise, fine condition. Accompanied by envelope with typed address to George I. Capper, Portland, Oregon, bearing Mrs. Roosevelt's stamped frank and postmarked April 30, 1953. Lightly soiled. Irregular opening at top. Otherwise, fine condition. Harold L. Ickes (1874-1952) was FDR's only Secretary of the Interior from 1933-1945, resigning in 1946 while Truman was President. 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. Harold Ickes was FDR's Secretary of the Interior (1933-1946). Two items.
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