FIRST LADY ELEANOR ROOSEVELT - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 08/28/1961 - HFSID 32323
Sale Price $270.00
Eleanor Roosevelt sends her regrets that she will not be able to join the board of directors.
Typed Letter signed: "Eleanor Roosevelt", 1 p, 6x7. On personal letterhead. New York, N.Y., 1961 August 28. To "Dear Mr. Ellis". In full: "I am deeply grateful for your kind invitation to join you're your Board of Directors and I want to thank you warmly. Unfortunately, I cannot accept as it is impossible to undertake any new activities at the present time. With many regrets, Very sincerely yours." 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. Paper clip impression at upper right. Otherwise, fine condition.
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