King was unable to schedule a meeting with Roosevelt during 1956.
Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt
211 East 62nd Street
New York, New York
Dear Mrs. Roosevelt:
On returning to Montgomery I discovered that you had sent a telegram to me requesting that I meet you in New York. I regret very deeply that my schedule was of such at the time that it was impossible for me to have the interview. I know nothing that I would have welcomed more. Let me express my personal appreciation to you for your interest in our struggle for justice. Please know that your moral support and Christian generosity are of inestimable value in the continuance of our struggle.
Very sincerely yours,
M. L. King, Jr.,
Transcribed and signed in the absence of Rev. King
ERP-NHyF, Eleanor Roosevelt Collection, General Services Administration, National Archives and Record Service, Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, Hyde Park, N.Y., Box 64.