First Lady Edith Roosevelt, Two Weeks After McKinley's Death: "Life Does Not Seem Very Simple Just Now"

September 27, 1901

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First Lady Edith Roosevelt, Two Weeks After McKinley's Death: "Life Does Not Seem Very Simple Just Now"
Autograph Letter Signed
1 page | SMC 1778

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      Less than two weeks after the death of President McKinley, the new First Lady writes in response to a letter of support from her close friend. “Life does not seem very simple just now," she says, “but kind thoughts like yours help to make it so in time. Theodore [&] I depend upon seeing you & Judge Lemle this winter.”


      Autograph Letter Signed (“E.K.R.”), as First Lady, 1 page, on black-bordered mourning stationery, octavo, Executive Mansion, September 27, 1901. To Mrs. Lemle in Boston. With autograph envelope.
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