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    Eleanor Roosevelt: Typed Letter Signed as First Lady with Holograph Addition.
    -May 15, 1941. Washington, D.C. One page. 6" x 9.25". On White House letterhead.
    -To: Linnea Calder, Welshpool, New Brunswick.
    -With some slight toning to paper and two horizontal fold creases, else very good. With the original White House transmittal envelope. Sadly the envelope has not fared as well as the letter as it is soiled and slightly cockled around the edges.

    Written in the last carefree months before the start of WWII, Eleanor plans for the coming summer's provisions for the family summer home. She requests prices for various foods including meat, fish, poultry and dairy products to feed a household of thirty-eight people. At the bottom of the list Eleanor has written in ink: "I include also a list of groceries/ I am getting prices from Montreal & ask/ if you can do as well I will gladly get/ through you-". Linnea Calder was a friend of the Roosevelts and a daughter of the McGowan family who oversaw the maintenance and upkeep of the Roosevelt cottage and summer home on Campobello Island.

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