FIRST LADY ELEANOR ROOSEVELT - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 11/15/1938 - HFSID 280292
Sale Price $382.50
She signs a typed 1938 letter to a friend in Maine on White House stationery.
Typed Letter signed: "Eleanor Roosevelt" as First Lady, 1 page, 6x9¼, on White House stationery. Washington, D.C., 1938 November 15. On White House stationery to "Dear Ruth", in full: "Thank you for telling me about Mr. Harms. I do not know when we will have a free evening, but I would enjoy meeting him and will try to get in touch with him later on. It was a joy seeing you again in Portland. Affectionately". Fold creases through signature. Otherwise, fine condition. Accompanied by White House envelope (6½x3¾) with typed address to Mrs. Donald P. George, Thomaston, Maine, postmarked Poughkeepsie, N.Y., October 21, 1940. Lightly worn at edges. Otherwise, fine condition. 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. She is buried next to her husband in Hyde Park, New York. Two items.
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