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FIRST LADY ELEANOR ROOSEVELT - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 10/21/1943 - HFSID 16553

ELEANOR ROOSEVELT Eleanor Roosevelt sends typed letter of thanks for the recommendation of some books to read. TLS: "Eleanor Roosevelt" as First Lady, 1p, 6¼x9¼. The White House, Washington, 1943 October 21. To author Pearl Buck.

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ELEANOR ROOSEVELT
Eleanor Roosevelt sends typed letter of thanks for the recommendation of some books to read.
TLS: "Eleanor Roosevelt" as First Lady, 1p, 6¼x9¼. The White House, Washington, 1943 October 21. To author Pearl Buck. In full: "Thank you for writing to me about the books written by the daughters of Lin Yutang. I will gladly review the books when I receive them." Among the writings of Chinese author and philologist LIN YUTANG (1895-1976) are The Importance of Living (1937) and With Love and Irony (1940). Lin Yutang's daughters, ADET LIN, ANOR LIN and MEIMEI LIN, wrote Dawn Over Chungking, published by John Day in 1941. PEARL BUCK's husband, Richard Walsh, was President of John Day Company. Buck had won the 1932 Pulitzer Prize for The Good Earth and was awarded the 1938 Nobel Prize in Literature. Her parents were Southern Presbyterian ministers stationed in China and she spent most of her early years in China. 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. Lightly creased. Fine condition.

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