1941 Letter Marguerite LeHand Private Secretary to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on White House Letterhead.
Washington, D.C. Not Published, 1941. F. Typed letter dated February 4, 1941; signed "M.A. LeHand" in blue ink; According to Kathryn Smith, Marguerite LeHand's biographer, this is most probably a letter signed on her behalf by her secretarial staff, which was often done; she is thanking a teacher-constituent for the President, for the writers' "...recent letter, which he has been interested in reading....The President is gratified to learn of the generous contribution of your class to the Infantile Paralysis Fund, and has pleasure in sending all of you his very best wishes..."; approx. 6 1/4" x 9 1/4" size; typed on eagle watermark paper; old fold lines; light wear; in very good condition. Marguerite Alice "Missy" LeHand (1898 - 1944) private secretary to President Franklin D. Roosevelt for 21 years; this letter being written a few months before the end of her duties in the White House, caused by a debilitating stroke. Item #23934