A Volume of Friendship

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Title: A Volume of Friendship: The Letters of Eleanor Roosevelt and Isabella Greenway, 1904-1953
Published by: The Arizona Historical Society
Release Date: October 16, 2009
Pages: 360
ISBN13: 978-0910037501


In these intimate letters, Eleanor Roosevelt and Isabella Greenway chronicle a fifty-year friendship begun during their school days at the start of the twentieth-century. Their correspondence provides a time capsule of one of the most interesting periods in American history, and a unique portrait of two of its most interesting women: a First Lady and Arizona’s first congresswoman.


“Miller and McGinnis have done a real service to history and biography. Both Mrs. Roosevelt and Isabella Greenway were extraordinary women. I am delighted that their relationship has finally been penned to paper.”
—Geoffrey C. Ward, co-author with Ken Burns of The Civil War

“A remarkable correspondence between two quite formidable and wonderful women, who were also utterly enmeshed in women’s traditional world as well as the public world.”
—Mary Logan Rothschild, Director of Women’s Studies, Arizona State University

“With the publication of these letters, their enduring fifty-year friendship will now live forever.”
—Blanche Wiesen Cook, author of Eleanor Roosevelt