FIRST LADY ELEANOR ROOSEVELT - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/26/1961 - HFSID 83854
ELEANOR ROOSEVELT Eleanor Roosevelt sends a letter of thanks. Typed Letter signed: "Eleanor Roosevelt", 1 p, 6x7. On personal letterhead. New York, N.Y., 1961 December 26. To "Dear Sheila"
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Eleanor Roosevelt sends a letter of thanks.
Typed Letter signed: "Eleanor Roosevelt", 1 p, 6x7. On personal letterhead. New York, N.Y., 1961 December 26. To "Dear Sheila". In full: "I have enjoyed hearing from you and want to thank you most cordially for your card and very kind greetings. I hope to see you in San Diego in the spring and would like to send my best wishes to you all for a happy New Year. Affectionately," 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. Fold crease not near signature. Fine condition.
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