FIRST LADY ELEANOR ROOSEVELT - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 09/02/1947 - HFSID 87254
ELEANOR ROOSEVELT Eleanor Roosevelt sends a typed letter of congratulations for the upcoming marriage. Typed Letter Signed: "Eleanor Roosevelt", 1p, 5½x8. Hyde Park, N.Y., 1947 September 2. To Louise Hopkins, widow of FDR's aide, Harry Hopkins.
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Eleanor Roosevelt sends a typed letter of congratulations for the upcoming marriage.
Typed Letter Signed: "Eleanor Roosevelt", 1p, 5½x8. Hyde Park, N.Y., 1947 September 2. To Louise Hopkins, widow of FDR's aide, Harry Hopkins. In full: "I am delighted with your news and so happy for you, and glad that Diana is pleased over your coming marriage. My congratulations to Mr. Gates and my very best wishes to you. I shall look forward to seeing you in the fall." Diana was Harry and Louise's daughter. 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. On November 7, 1962, 78-year-old Eleanor Roosevelt died at her New York apartment. She was buried next to her husband in Hyde Park four days later. Slightly creased, paper clip impression at upper left blank edge, else fine condition.
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