RALPH J. BUNCHE - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 09/17/1957 - HFSID 172359
Sale Price $382.50
RALPH J. BUNCHE
Ralph J. Bunche signed this typed letter to an autograph hunter on United Nations letterhead as that organization's Under-Secretary in 1957.
Typed letter signed: "Ralph J Bunche" as Under-Secretary of the United Nations, 1p, 8½x11, on United Nations letterhead. United Nations, New York, 1957September 17. Addressed to Mr. Eddie Sousa, Livermore, California. In full: "Dear Mr. Sousa I acknowledge receipt of your letter of September 5, which I have read with sympathetic interest. In response to your requests, I enclose herewith some cancelled postage stamps [not included] for your wife and an autographed photograph [not included]. With best wishes, Sincerely yours," 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. Lightly toned and creased. Small piece missing from bottom left corner. Folded once and unfolded. Otherwise, fine condition.
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