FIRST LADY ELEANOR ROOSEVELT - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 08/29/1962 - HFSID 168515
Sale Price $270.00
Eleanor Roosevelt sends a typed letter of regret that she no longer gives out photographs.
Typed Letter signed: "Eleanor Roosevelt", 1 p, 6x7. On personal letterhead. Val-Kill Cottage, Hyde Park, Dutchess County, New York, 1962 August 29. To "Dear Mr. Capron". In full: "Thank you very much for your kind letter. I wish I could send you a photograph but I am sorry to say I have long since stopped giving them out. I hope you will accept this note with my good wishes as a substitute. 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. Fold crease not near signature. Fine condition.
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