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    Eleanor Roosevelt: Autograph Letter Signed "Eleanor" as First Lady.
    -Postmarked August 29, 1935. Poughkeepsie, New York. One page. 6" x 7". On Val-Kill Cottage letterhead.
    -To: Maude Gray, Portland, Maine.
    -With only a central horizontal fold crease, otherwise fine with the original transmittal envelope addressed in Eleanor's hand.

    A wonderfully personal letter written by Eleanor to her maternal aunt Maude Gray, wife of David Gray, the ambassador to Ireland. In the letter Eleanor touches on many personal topics including her attempt to arrange a visit and picnic lunch with her aunt "...I'll come up and spend Friday, Sept 6th/ with you & go over the house. I'll bring a/ picnic lunch for the Tallady's & Mrs/ Winter". She also mentions her husband writing: "Franklin arrives Sunday morning/ & I move to the big house & 'become a lady' for/ part of the time at least." An intimate letter which beautifully illustrates the affection between Eleanor and her aunt.

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