Lot 77: TLS as president, one page, 7 x 10.25, White House letterhead, May 19, 1955. Letter to Dag Hammarskjold, Secretary General of the United Nations. In part: "Thank you very much for your cordial invitation to address the commemorative celebration of the United Nations, to be held in San Francisco…I have felt that the engagements already represented on my calendar were too numerous to permit the inclusion of another one, especially one involving a trip across the country. However, in view of your expressed concern and interest, I shall take the matter again under advisement and will try to give you a definite answer within a matter of a few days." Hammarskjold added a pencil notation at the top, "Yes, please. Hld.," in response to an office note about drafting a reply. In fine condition. The celebration was held in honor of the tenth anniversary of the signing of the UN Charter, and Eisenhower did indeed attend; he gave a nationally broadcast speech calling for the world to abandon warfare and unite to battle poverty and disease.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 462
Wednesday, 14th October 2015
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