FIRST LADY ELEANOR ROOSEVELT - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 05/30/1955 - HFSID 176558
Sale Price $270.00
Eleanor Roosevelt sends a typed letter of thanks for the brochure.
Typed Letter Signed: "Eleanor Roosevelt", 1p, 6x8. Hyde Park, New York, 1955 May 30. On letterhead of Val-Kill Cottage to Mr. Raymond. In full: "Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness in sending your brochure to me. I am so glad to hear that your forum is meeting with so much success. With all good wishes". 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 with folds, not at signature. Slightly soiled at blank areas. Fine condition.
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