FIRST LADY ELEANOR ROOSEVELT - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 11/15/1949 - HFSID 345523
ELEANOR ROOSEVELT Signed, typed 1949 letter, thanking the recipient for letting her know about the arrival of a Dr. Ralph Bunche, winner of the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize Typed Letter signed: "Eleanor Roosevelt", as a member of the U.S. delegation to the United Nations 1p, 6x7.
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ELEANOR ROOSEVELT Signed, typed 1949 letter, thanking the recipient for letting her know about the arrival of a Dr. Ralph Bunche, winner of the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize Typed Letter signed: "Eleanor Roosevelt", as a member of the U.S. delegation to the United Nations 1p, 6x7. No place, 15 November 1949. Letterhead reads: “Apartment 15-A/ 29 Washington Square, West/ New York 11, N.Y.”. To "Dear Mrs. Garrigue". In full: “Thank you for letting me know that Dr. Bunche is coming to Poughkeepsie on December 2nd. I have invited him and his wife to spend the night at my cottage./ I am very much interested in having some of the United Nation Secretariat members invited and I think April is a good month./ Very cordially yours” 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 her help in getting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations. Appointed by President Truman, she was 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. Dr. Ralph Bunche, mentioned in this letter, was an American political scientist and diplomat. He was the recipient of the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize for his role in the mediation process in Israel during the late 1940s. Bunche made history by being was the first African American to be honored with the prize. Normal mailing fold. Lightly toned. Otherwise, fine condition.
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