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    FDR's Secretary Marquerite "Missy" LeHand: Autograph Letter Signed.
    -Sunday [no date]. Washington, D.C. Two pages. 4.5" x 6.75". White House letterhead. Matted and framed to 18.5" x 12".
    -To Samuel Mandelbaum.
    -Original folds, else fine.

    "Missy" LeHand was FDR's personal secretary and close companion from 1920 until her death in July 1944. In this brief letter to U.S. District Court Judge Samuel Mandelbaum, she writes (in part): "Thank you so much for that beautiful black suede bag which you sent me for Christmas. It is a joy and I needed a black bag. I do hope the New Year will bring you much health and happiness-you deserve it richly." The two pages are matted with a 4" x 6" black-and-white photo depicting Le Hand assisting FDR. The frame includes a sticker (on back) from Irving Berlin, Inc. of New York City.

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