Eleanor Roosevelt Autograph Letter Signed
Eleanor Roosevelt Ask A Writer to Autograph a Book for HerELEANOR ROOSEVELT, First Lady, Civil Rights Advocate.
Autograph Letter Signed, “Eleanor Roosevelt,” in brown ink on personal stationery, “Woodside Farm, Oyster Bay, New York,” no date, 6.5” x 4.9”, four-page folded sheet, Choice Very Fine. The letter reads, in full:
“Dear Mr. Herbert, Last February you were kind enough to send me “The Bourbon Gipsy” just before we left London. I wanted to very much to have your autograph in it, so I wrote you a note, tied the book up to be sent you. Unfortunately, it was packed by mistake. I found my note in the book the other day, & enclose it. Is it too late now? I do hope not. Of course, Mrs. Ellsworth sailed last March, so could you mail the book back to me after you receive it & write in it? I am writing my name & address on the inside of the wrapping paper, so all you need do is to turn it over. We are all so found of the contents of “The Bourbon Gipsy,” having made their aquaintance [sic] in Punch long before they appeared in a book. Some of them, such as “The Lost Leader” & “At the Dump” we have known by heart, & quoted for years. Will you please remember me most kindly to Mrs. Herbert? My husband joins in sending regards to you both. Yours Sincerely.... November 7th.”