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    Eleanor Roosevelt: Four Typed Letters Signed by the Former First Lady Regarding Campobello.
    -November 20, 1953 - Hyde Park, New York; and July 23, 1954 - New York City; and May 2, 1955 - New York City; and June 21, 1955 - New York City. All letters are one page, and all measure 6" by 7". The first letter is on stationery with "Val-Kill Cottage" printed at the top, the other three with "Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt" printed at the top.
    -To: Mrs. Linnea Calder, Campobello Island, Welshpool, New Brunswick, Canada.
    -Each letter folded once, all in fine condition. Each with its free-franked transmittal envelope.

    Linnea Calder was a friend of the Roosevelts and a member of the McGowan family who were in charge of the maintenance and upkeep of Campobello, the island cottage that had served as the Roosevelt summer home since 1883. Eleanor's short letters are friendly and chatty, with mentions of family ("David is growing big and strong. He has been with his father on the ranch for the month of June and next month he joins his mother in Wisconsin."), with requests for supplies desired for an impending visit to the island ("I will want two dozen boxes of blueberries and two dozen boxes of cranberries this year."), and a nod to the political aspirations of her son ("It was kind of your mother to mention my son, Franklin's, possible nominations for the Governorship. Nothing definite has been indicated as yet."). A very nice collection of personal letters.

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