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ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

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“THE ENCLOSED TOOK ME ENTIRELY BY SURPRISE” (FDR, APRIL 6, 1945)

(ROOSEVELT, Franklin D, ROOSEVELT, Eleanor, STIMSON, Henry). Joseph Lash Archive. Washington, D.C. / Warm Springs, 1945. Seven items.

1945 archive of rare presidential materials largely concerning charges of communism aimed at Eleanor Roosevelt’s intimate friend and future biographer Joseph Lash, including a typed letter to FDR on War Department letterhead printed “SECRET,” signed by Secretary of War Stimson, informing FDR of congressional inquiries about Lash from from a special committee on “subversive personnel”—prompting FDR to write three urgent memos from Warm Springs, one to Stimson telling him to “take no action,” one to Eleanor Roosevelt about “the same crowd… trying to ‘get’ Joe,” and a third to his son-in-law John Boettiger asking him to contact Stimson, the latter memo dated only three days before FDR’s sudden death from a cerebral hemorrhage, also containing a warm autograph note signed by Eleanor Roosevelt to her son-in-law Boettiger. $5000.

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AUTOGRAPH POSTCARD WRITTEN AND SIGNED BY ELEANOR ROOSEVELT DURING HER 1952 TRIP TO INDIA

ROOSEVELT, Eleanor. Autograph postcard signed. India, 1952.

Printed photographic postcard depicting the Lahori Gate in Fort Delhi addressed entirely in Eleanor Roosevelt’s hand to a Mr. Robert Largo and with a message also written by Roosevelt that reads: “Dear Mr. Largo, Thank you for your wise note. Very Sincerely. Eleanor Roosevelt.” $3600.

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“WARM SPRINGS IS A PLACE CLOSE TO THE HEARTS OF MANY”

ROOSEVELT, Eleanor. Typed letters signed. Hyde Park, Hyde Park, March 19, 1951; Hyde Park, July 8, 1952; Hyde Park, February 23, 1954; and New York, January 24, 1956.

Exceptional series of four typed letters signed by Mrs. Roosevelt to Miss Temple Williams, an African-American nurse from Alabama. $3500.

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SIGNED BY ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

ROOSEVELT, Eleanor. Photograph signed. Washington, D.C. circa 1941.

Vintage gelatin silver print of Eleanor Roosevelt, circa 1941, an official White House photographic portrait by Bachrach that features the First Lady in a black evening gown, seated before a desk that displays a framed photograph of FDR, signed by her in the upper right of print recto. $2600.

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“IT IS SO COLD I AM WRAPPED IN EVERYTHING I OWN”

ROOSEVELT, Eleanor. Autograph letter initialed. Moscow, September 18, 1958.

Original autograph letter written entirely in Eleanor Roosevelt’s hand and sent from Moscow in 1958 to her close friend, university professor and women’s activist Esther Lape, thanking Lape for sending “the Nehru letter,” referencing her warm memories of Lape’s late partner, Elizabeth Read, sharing Roosevelt’s post-Moscow travel plans, and initialed in closing by Eleanor Roosevelt. $2600.

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INSCRIBED BY ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

ROOSEVELT, Eleanor. Photograph inscribed. Washington, D.C. circa 1941.

Vintage gelatin silver print of Eleanor Roosevelt, circa 1941, an official White House photographic portrait by Bachrach that features the First Lady in a black evening gown, seated before a desk that displays a framed photograph of FDR, inscribed by her in the upper right of print recto, "To E— with affectionate good wishes, Eleanor Roosevelt," with Bachrach studio imprint and date of 1941 on lower right of print recto. $2600.

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INSCRIBED BY ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

ROOSEVELT, Eleanor. India and the Awakening East. New York, 1953.

First edition of the First Lady’s account of her travels through the Middle East and India, inscribed on the half title: "Inscribed for —— & Harry Tafel with good wishes Eleanor Roosevelt," in scarce original dust jacket. $2500.

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