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FIRST LADY ELEANOR ROOSEVELT - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 09/07/1961 - HFSID 327878

ELEANOR ROOSEVELT Letter from the former First Lady to a friend, thanking her for the gift of flowers and a phone call and saying that she is looking forward to resuming her regular schedule Typed letter signed: "Eleanor Roosevelt", in blue ink, 6x7. September 7, 1961. New York City, New York.

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ELEANOR ROOSEVELT
Letter from the former First Lady to a friend, thanking her for the gift of flowers and a phone call and saying that she is looking forward to resuming her regular schedule
Typed letter signed: "Eleanor Roosevelt", in blue ink, 6x7. September 7, 1961. New York City, New York. In full: "Dear Maxeda: How lovely of you to call and send flowers! I am please and grateful for your thought. I am happy to tell you that my tests went well and I am looking forward to resuming my regular schedule. With many thanks and my love to you and your mother. Affectionately". Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) 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. Slight surface creases. Normal mailing fold. Fine condition.

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