Lot 87: Eleanor Roosevelt

RR Auction

RR Auction

2015-06-29 15:07:18

Lot 87: TLS, one page, 6.5 x 10.25, personal letterhead, July 21, 1960. Letter to Mr. Weiss, in part: "All forward looking legislation that we have today has been passed under Democratic leadership. True, we had leaders, but it is too early to say that the ticket will not give us the kind of leadership that will be forward looking. There are signs that Mr. Kennedy intends to use both Mr. [Adlai] Stevenson and Mr. [Chester] Bowles in dealing with foreign affairs and this shows his appreciation of the intelligence, experience, and character of these two men. I shall work for Mr. Kennedy and work with more faith than I think you have, for I know that the office of President in itself, with its tremendous responsibilities, is apt to bring a sense of greatness to the man who occupies it. I think that Mr. Kennedy has already shown signs of understanding of the problems which confront us. He is perhaps young but as you look around the world you will see that young men are taking the lead in nation after nation, and it may well be for us to have youth to deal with youth." In fine condition, with a tiny tear to top edge. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 453 Sunday, 17th May 2015 Estimate: $200-400
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