TYPED LETTER SIGNED by New York Congressman and Minister to Hungary HERBERT PELL.


- 29 words typed on a sheet of his cream personalized letterhead, 11 inches high by 8-1/2 inches wide, with his address printed at the top. Dated July 16th, 1954. Signed "Herbert Pell'. Stamped by the recipient "Jul 19 1954" in the top right corner. Folded twice for mailing. Very good.

A letter to Saltford Flower Shop in Poughkeepsie, NY asking the store to send him a packet of seeds for the Dutchmans' pipe.

Herbert Claiborne Pell joined the Democratic Party in 1914. He was elected to the 66th Congress in 1919 and served as chairman of the New York Democratic Committee from 1921-1926. President Roosevelt appointed him Minister to Portugal in 1937 and he was reassigned as Minister to Hungary in 1941. He represented the U.S. on the United Nations War Crimes Commission where he played an important role in persuading the State Department and his fellow commission members to prosecute crimes against humanity committed by the Nazis, thereby achieving an important advancement of international law and justice through the Nuremberg War Crimes trials. After the war Pell retired to Pellbridge, his home in Hopewell Junction.

Title: TYPED LETTER SIGNED by New York Congressman and Minister to Hungary HERBERT PELL.

Author Name: Pell, Herbert Claiborne. (1984-1961). New York Congressman, Minister to Hungary. An important figure in the UN War Crimes Commission.

Categories: Americana,

Publisher: Hopewell Junction, NY: July 16th, 1954.: 1954.

Book Condition: Very good

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 31582

Keywords: AMERICANA; CONGRESS; NEW YORK CONGRESSMAN; DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSMAN; HERBERT CLAIBORNE PELL; TYPED LETTER SIGNED; TLS; T.L.S.; SIGNATURE; AUTOGRAPH.