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Letter from Harry S. Truman to Eleanor Roosevelt

Date:
1946-03-19T00:00:00
Description:
[handwritten at top "HST - 29" "Jill"] The White House Washington March 19, 1946 Dear Mrs. Roosevelt: I am expecting to attend the ceremony at Hyde Park and to make a short address. I will have my Military and Naval Aides, Mr. Ross and possibly some members of the Roosevelt Memorial Foundation, if they are able to come. I will not be able to arrive in time for luncheon, much to my regret, and after an inspection of the Library and the Memorial, it will be necessary for me to return to Washington for a late appointment, which I could not avoid. Mrs. Truman regrets exceedingly that she is not able to come because a whole bevy of her Independence friends are descending on her on the tenth and will be here through the week. Of course, I'll be most happy to have you invite Mr. and Mrs. Ickes. I never had any quarrel with Mr. Ickes -- the quarrel was all on his side. He raised all the fuss and caused all the trouble himself and I regretted it but, under the circumstances, there was nothing for me to do but let him quit. As you know, he had been trying diligently to quit ever since April twelfth but I always had great admiration for him and thought he was a good public servant. Apparently his idea was to take himself out in a blaze of glory at the expense of the Administration, which he was supposed to support. I regretted that very much. I regret that my stay in Hyde Park must of necessity be so brief; but I am looking forward with pleasure to seeing you. Sincerely yours, [signed "Harry Truman"] Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt 29 Washington Square, West New York City 11, New York, [handwritten at top "HST - 29" "Jill"] The White House Washington March 19, 1946 Dear Mrs. Roosevelt: I am expecting to attend the ceremony at Hyde Park and to make a short address. I will have my Military and Naval Aides, Mr. Ross and possibly some members of the Roosevelt Memorial Foundation, if they are able to come. I...
Subject:
Ickes, Harold L. (Harold LeClair), 1874-1952, Presidential residences, Rites and ceremonies
Partner:
National Archives and Records Administration
Part of:
Harry S. Truman, 1945-May 1947, Correspondence with Harry S. Truman
Source:
https://catalog.archives.gov/id/4708772
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