RALPH J. BUNCHE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 05/20/1966 - HFSID 155578
Sale Price $315.00
RALPH J. BUNCHE
Ralph J. Bunche sends a rare autograph letter of thanks for the letter.
Autograph Letter signed: "Ralph J. Bunche", 1p, 5½x9. On United Nations letterhead. New York, New York, 1966 May 20. To "Mrs. Mueller". In full: "Thank you for your letter of 1 May. I note that you derive much pleasure from your collection of personal papers and autographs. I am happy, therefore, to respond in this way to your request." Ralph J. Bunche, (1904-1971) who joined the United Nations in 1946, was chief U.N. mediator in the Middle Eastin 1948 and wasawarded the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize for helping to negotiate a truce between the Arabs and Israelis the previous year. He served as Undersecretary-General for Special Political Affairs from 1958-1971, and was a principal U.N. negotiator in such trouble spots as the Suez Canal (1956), the Congo (1960), Yemen (1963) and Cyprus (1964). Bunche was awarded the NAACP's Spingarn Medal (1949) and the Medal of Freedom in 1963, the year he participated in the March on Washington. Gray spot in upper left corner. Slightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.
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