FIRST LADY ELEANOR ROOSEVELT - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/03/1958 - HFSID 287113
ELEANOR ROOSEVELT TLS thanking someone who liked her book, but informing him that memorabilia in his possession were never used by FDR Typed Letter signed: "Eleanor Roosevelt", 1 page, 6x7. New York, N.Y., 1958 December 13. On personal letterhead to a Mr. Wiseman.
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TLS thanking someone who liked her book, but informing him that memorabilia in his possession were never used by FDR
Typed Letter signed: "Eleanor Roosevelt", 1 page, 6x7. New York, N.Y., 1958 December 13. On personal letterhead to a Mr. Wiseman. In full: "I appreciate your interest in my book and want to thank you for your kind words. I am sorry to say the paper weight and match box cover were made by the Val-Kill shop and were not things used by my husband. In any case, I hope you will enjoy them. With my good wishes, Very sincerely yours". 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. In 1927, Eleanor Roosevelt co-founded Val-Kill Industries, adjacent to the Roosevelt estate at Hyde Park, New York, to provide supplemental income to nearby rural families. The facility closed in 1938, and Mrs. Roosevelt converted it into a private home, where she lived following the President's death. Today it is the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site. Eleanor Roosevelt wrote several books, including On My Own, published in the year of this letter. One horizontal mailing fold through center. Pencil note (unknown hand) on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.
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