JAMES ROOSEVELT - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 10/06/1986 - HFSID 167788
Sale Price $252.00
Writing to a biographer of his mother Eleanor Roosevelt, he recalls a ceremony in her honor. Signed informally, "Jim Roosevelt".
Typed Letter signed: "Jim Roosevelt", 1 page, 8½x11. Irvine, California, 1986 October 6. On letterhead of James Roosevelt & Co. to Stella K. Hershan, New York, N. Y. In full: "Thank you for your nice note and the clipping from the New York Times telling about the dedication. It was a day I will long remember and I am so glad you were able to be a part of the celebration. Thank you again for your kind words and I will be glad to know that you will visit that little area of the world that was so special to my mother and keep the memories alive. With warmest good wishes. Sincerely". James Roosevelt (1907-1991), the eldest son of President Franklin Roosevelt and Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, organized an insurance firm in Boston, became a secretary to his father and then served in the U.S. Marine Corps through WWII (1940-1945). He later represented California in the U.S. Congress from 1955-1965. After a year as U.S. representative with the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Roosevelt returned to the private sector as a public relations consultant. He wrote several books, including My Parents: A Differing View (1976), intended as a rebuttal to his brother Elliott Roosevelt's book detailing his parents' sex lives. The celebration mentioned in the letter was certainly the setting aside of a plot in New York's Riverside Park in remembrance of the former First Lady. An 8-foot statue of her now graces the spot. Stella Hershan would write a laudatory book about Eleanor Roosevelt, The Candles She Lit. Normal mailing folds. Lightly toned. Light surface creases. Corners slightly worn. Otherwise, fine condition.
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