FIRST LADY ELEANOR ROOSEVELT - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 07/26/1936 - HFSID 280289
ELEANOR ROOSEVELT She signs a typed 1936 letter to a family friend. Typed Letter signed: "Eleanor Roosevelt" as First Lady, 1 page, 6x6¾. Eastport, Maine, 1936 July 26.
Sale Price $440.00
She signs a typed 1936 letter to a family friend.
Typed Letter signed: "Eleanor Roosevelt" as First Lady, 1 page, 6x6¾. Eastport, Maine, 1936 July 26. On personal letterhead to "my dear Ruth" [George], In full: "It was a pleasure to hear from you and I am so glad that Jimmy was able to help you, and that you are getting on your feet. Your mother's illness must be a great strain and sorrow and I quite realize what having Maude move away must mean. Some day I hope to be freer and then I will have a chance of seeing you again. Just now it seems very difficult to stop anywhere. If anything brings you to Hyde Park or to Washington please be sure to let me know. Affectionately". 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. She is buried next to her husband in Hyde Park, New York. The Maude mentioned in the letter is Maude Gray, an aunt of Eleanor Roosevelt and wife of David Gray, later appointed by FDR as Ambassador to Ireland (1940-1947). Lightly soiled. Fold crease, not near signature. Otherwise, fine condition.
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