1940 TLS By Stephen Early Secretary to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on White House Letterhead
by (Americana - 20th Century - Political History - FDR)
Washington, D.C.: Not Published, 1940. Typed letter dated November 27, 1940; signed in blue ink; thanking a constituent for the President for her "...generous letter. He is indeed appreciative..."; approx. 6 1/4" x 9 1/4" size; old fold lines; light wear; in very good condition. Stephen Tyree Early (1889 - 1951) "...the first presidential secretary whose title and duties were entirely devoted to news and the press...Roosevelt was public relations-minded, and Early became his number one press agent. Together they established a publicity machine that overrode the hostility of most newspaper publishers...Much of the New Deal openness has been credited to Early. Despite his quick temper, he was praised for the aid and access he afforded the press..." (Betty Houchin Winfield in the ANB). Manuscript. Not Bound. Very Good.
(Inventory #: 23933)
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