FIRST LADY ELEANOR ROOSEVELT - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 10/31/1945 - HFSID 227109
Sale Price $405.00
Eleanor Roosevelt sends a typed letter of thanks for the kind thoughts about her husband.
Typed Letter Signed: "Eleanor Roosevelt", 1p, 6x7. New York, New York, 1945 October 31. On her personal stationery to Mr. Norwell. In full: "Thank you very much for your letter. I am glad to know that you held my husband in such respect and esteem and I am deeply grateful for the kind things you say about him. I am sorry that I do not have a photograph which I could send you. I only had a few pictures at the time of my husband's death and these were given away months ago. All I have left are those which belong to the family." Eleanor Roosevelt's husband, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, had died on April 12, 1945 of a cerebral hemorrhage. When Anna Eleanor Roosevelt married her distant cousin, Franklin D. Roosevelt, in 1905, her uncle, President Theodore Roosevelt, gave her away. Eleanor served as First Lady for 12 years and 39 days (March 4, 1933-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. Lightly creased. Light show through of ink blots on verso at blank area. Overall, fine condition.
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