PRESIDENT JUAN D. PERON (ARGENTINA) - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 08/06/1952 - HFSID 112450
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His signed letter thanking the military hospital director for expressing sympathy on the death Eva Perón, 11 days earlier.
TLS: "Juan Perón" as President of Argentina, 1 page, 6¾x8¾. Buenos Aires, 1952 August 6. To Colonel Pedro R. Castro, Director of the Central Military Hospital. In Spanish, translated. In full: "I bring to you my deepest gratitude, extended to the military and civil personnel of this caring Hospital for the sympathy you sent out to me because of this great misfortune that is affecting us." Thin black line diagonally across upper left corner indicates mourning. Perón (1895-1974) was part of a military junta, which seized power in 1943 and made him secretary of labor and social welfare. Promoted to Vice President and Minister of War in 1944 but purged by suspicious fellow officers in 1945, Perón was released after massive protests by the labor unions whose support he had cultivated. Perón was elected President in 1946, serving until overthrown in a military coup (1956). Peron ruled with authoritarian methods, but his program of nationalism and economic justice appealed to many of his countrymen. While Perón lived in exile in Spain, his Peronista movement remained a powerful force in Argentine politics. He once again served as President from 1973 until his death. His first wife, Maria Eva Duarte (1919-1952), affectionately called Evita, helped him as de facto Minister of Health and Labor, acquiring a mass following of her own. Evita died of uterine cancer on July 26, 1952, at age 33. Coincidentally, it was at the Central Military Hospital in Buenos Aires that Juan Perón, still officially under arrest, received in 1945 a representative of the military junta, who conceded, amidst massive popular demonstrations, that Perón be restored to office, paving the way to his election as President the following year. Light ink transference in blank areas from being folded. Bottom flourish of "n" in Peron smudged. With original stamped and postmarked personal mourning envelope. Lightly soiled. Creased at bottom margin, torn at top from opening. Eleven days earlier, on July 26, 1952, his wife, Eva "Evita" Perón died of cancerat the age of 33.Two items.
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