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.

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Flat Material, Small (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2008
    2nd Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 0
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 395

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Floor auctions

    Open for bidding: (View All)

    Fine Art
    Ends on 01/30/2018

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 September 13 Books Signature Auction Books - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    I don’t often do testimonials but in this case I felt truly obligated to thank Heritage Auctions for the extremely professional job your organization did for me.
    Charlie K.,
    Pittsburgh, PA
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 December 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    2017 December 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,735,590