Lot #8145
Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt
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Estimate: $300+


Eleanor Roosevelt

Three TLSs as first lady, one signed "Eleanor Roosevelt" and two signed "E.R.," each one page, 6 x 9.25, White House letterhead, dated 1938-1944, all to her literary agent George T. Bye. The first, in full: "I haven't read the 'Nutmeg' yet in which you say I am mentioned. However, I'll do so and will see if I think I could make a satisfactory comeback!," with handwritten postscript, "It is read & I'll try." The second, discussing a busy itinerary, in part: "I am going to Tygart Valley, which is a homestead similar to Arthurdale, and from Arthurdale I go to Wheeling, West Virginia, and come back to Washington on a night train from there. Perhaps you and Arline might not want to make this whole trip," with handwritten postscript, "I hope you will do the whole trip…in any case plan to spend the weekend in Washington!" The third, in part: "Congratulations on your victory in the election! I was very much interested in your account of election evening in Connecticut. Perhaps next time you will win over Mrs. Luce!" In overall fine condition.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Presidents
  • Dates: #603 - Ended February 18, 2021