FIRST LADY GRACE COOLIDGE - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 11/16/1937 - HFSID 43430
Sale Price $510.00
Grace Coolidge sends a typed letter of thanks for the invitation to attend the luncheon of the Professional Women's Club.
Typed Letter Signed: "Grace Coolidge", 1p, 6x9½. Northampton, Mass., 1937 November 16. To Mrs. Bond. In full: "Your very kind invitation to attend one of the Tuesday luncheons of the Professional Women's Club is deeply appreciated. I had thought that I would be able to meet with my friends of the Club long before this but one thing and another has prevented my having that pleasure. Now I am leaving for a two months stay in North Carolina but hope that I may be able to say 'Hello' to you after my return." Calvin Coolidge had died in 1933. For many years, Mrs. Coolidge would spend a few months each year in Tryon, North Carolina at the home owned by her close friend and Northampton neighbor, Florence Adams. They would read books, play card games, take long walks and enjoy picnics. Grace Anna Goodhue (1879-1957) married Calvin Coolidge on October 4, 1905 in Burlington, Vermont. The couple had two children, John and Calvin, who died in 1924 while his father was the nation's 30th President (1923-1929). Mrs. Coolidge was called her husband's greatest asset because of her warm, giving ways, which were in dramatic contrast to her grave, quiet husband (the White House staff called her "Sunshine"). Forbidden by Coolidge to speak in public, she once answered reporters in sign language (she had been a teacher at a school for the deaf when she met her future husband). While President, her husband set her schedule and would not let her fly in a plane, bob her hair, wear short skirts or ride a horse. Fragile. Torn edges. Surface wear at margins. Light horizontal fold touches signature.
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