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FIRST LADY ELEANOR ROOSEVELT - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/19/1953 - HFSID 86024

ELEANOR ROOSEVELT Eleanor Roosevelt sends a typed letter of thanks for the cocktail things. Typed Letter Signed: "Eleanor Roosevelt", 1p, 6x7, Val-kill Cottage, Hyde Park, Dutchess County, New York, 1953 December 19. To Nancy Lee, New York City, New York.

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Condition: lightly creased, otherwise fine condition
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ELEANOR ROOSEVELT
Eleanor Roosevelt sends a typed letter of thanks for the cocktail things.
Typed Letter Signed: "Eleanor Roosevelt", 1p, 6x7, Val-kill Cottage, Hyde Park, Dutchess County, New York, 1953 December 19. To Nancy Lee, New York City, New York. In full: "The cocktail things lovely and I shall get much pleasure from using. You are good to think of me. Many thanks and all good wishes, Affectionately," Handwritten corrections. Lightly creased. Fine condition. Accompanied by the original envelope bearing her printed frank: "Anna Eleanor Roosevelt", postmarked New York, N.Y., December 27, 1953. Torn at top edge (intact), lightly creased. 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. RICHARD HARRITY and Ralph G. Martin co-wrote Eleanor Roosevelt: Her Life in Pictures. Two items.

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