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    Eleanor Roosevelt: Two Typed Letters Signed.
    -April 5, 1960 - New York City, on "Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt" letterhead; and August 30, 1962 - Hyde Park, New York, on "Val-Kill Cottage" letterhead. Both letters are one page, and both measure 6" by approximately 7".
    -To: Mr. [Dick] Tuck; and to [D. Basil] "Doc" [O'Connor].
    -Each sheet folded once with minimal toning; 1960 letter has the word "used" written in ink in another hand in the bottom right corner of the recto, and the 1962 letter has a penciled notation on the verso. Both letters fine.

    The first letter reads, in full: "Dear Mr. Tuck: I was interested to read the article on Mr. Powell. It is certainly a damning one. Very sincerely yours, Eleanor Roosevelt." Dick Tuck was the legendary political prankster who made a career out of making life miserable for Richard Nixon. It is uncertain who "Powell" was. The second letter is written to FDR's former law partner and reads, in full: "Dear 'Doc': Thank you for your kind invitation to serve on the Honorary Committee for the world premiere of 'The Longest Day'. I am happy to accept. With every good wish, Very sincerely yours, Eleanor Roosevelt." This letter, written just a couple of months before her death, concerns The Longest Day, Darryl F. Zanuck's epic World War II film about D-Day based on Cornelius Ryan's book.


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