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In 1978, greater than 3,500 letters written over a thirty-year friendship among Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok have been chanced on through archivists. even supposing the main specific letters were burned (Lorena instructed Eleanor's daughter, "Your mom wasn't continuously so very discreet in her letters to me"), the locate used to be nonetheless electrifying adequate to create controversy in regards to the nature of the women's dating. Historian Rodger Streitmatter has transcribed and annotated greater than three hundred of these letters—published the following for the 1st time—and positioned them in the context of the lives of those impressive girls, permitting us to appreciate the function of this awesome friendship in Roosevelt's transformation right into a crusading First Lady.

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God, it'll were lousy, had [Thomas E. ] Dewey been elected. i've got a seat again at the Congressional [train] Saturday, the twenty fifth, to spend the weekend with Marion, in her new residence. 39 I’ll mobile the White apartment and spot while you're there. I’ll be in Washington until eventually in advance of Christmas. again right here for the vacations and in Washington in the course of all of January. After that, my plans are doubtful. forty Darling, I don’t wish to take into consideration the subsequent 4 years for you. Rotten luck—but, my God, we couldn’t enable that little guy with the mustache be president! now not now. H Eleanor had invited Lorena and Marion to dine on the White residence, and the 1st girl additionally had persuaded Lorena to make an appointment with a Washington healthcare professional for a complete actual exam. November twentieth [1944] The Little condominium Moriches, ny Darling: It used to be candy of you to provide to visit the surgeon with me, and that i do get pleasure from it much. i believe we're now witnessing the twilight of the Democratic get together. The Democratic social gathering didn’t pick the president—this 12 months nor 4 years in the past. He did it himself—as Charlie Michelson remarked numerous instances throughout the fresh crusade, even with the Democratic nationwide Committee. Marion and that i would like to have dinner with you Sunday evening. and that i imagine I’ll remain there that evening if it’s okay. i would like to get a few clothes—I left my wintry weather issues there. i admire you! H Eleanor’s reference during this letter to feeling like Elliott’s new spouse was once not anything greater than “a passing apartment visitor” speaks to the 1st lady’s expanding frustration along with her children’s marital instability. The 5 Roosevelt teenagers finally might rack up a complete of 19 marriages between them—a startlingly excessive determine for an upperclass kinfolk of the period. forty-one December twenty first [1944] THE WHITE condominium Washington Hick dearest, i'm hoping this may achieve you sooner than yule. I shall give some thought to you within the little condominium & desire that the day might be more than happy & that the arrival 12 months will convey you a lot happiness. enable me learn about the healthcare professional. i actually are looking to listen all information & i am hoping you may have the entire useful assessments. Elliott’s new spouse [Faye Emerson] is lovely, quiet. She turns out able yet I don’t suppose that she is greater than a passing condo visitor! i am hoping I’ve behaved good! a lot, a lot love pricey, E. R. December twenty third [1944] The Little residence Moriches, ny Darling: have been you ever correct! it sort of feels i've got a blood sugar of 272, that's beautiful excessive, since common is below a hundred. I’m on a really strict sugar-free nutrition over the vacations and am to have one other blood sugar ahead of i'm going again to Washington at the 2d. ordinarily my hassle, he says, is fatigue. He says my center seems like “a drained previous guy. ” i've got orders to sleep 9 or ten hours each evening and to chill and never push myself in any respect whilst i think drained. He enthusiastically approves of my taking an extended leisure and desires me to escape once i will be able to. there's facts of an infection in my septum—probably sinus. and i've a low blood count number, although no longer dangerously low.

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