FIRST LADY MAMIE DOUD EISENHOWER - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 01/23/1970 - HFSID 84497
Sale Price $216.00
Mamie Eisenhower sends an autograph letter of thanks for the candy.
Autograph Letter Signed: "Mamie E", 2p, 4x6 (separate sheets). Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Georgia, 1970 January 23. On her "From the desk of Mamie Doud Eisenhower" notepaper. To Alice (Mrs. Lewis L. Strauss). In full: "The candy has arrived safely but I haven't opened the package yet am afraid I'll get too busy eating it. Want to get into my evening gown next Monday. After that I will not mind the lbs- Thank you so very much. Your note came this morning with cocktail invitation for Feb. 26th in Sarasota- Can't tell yet what plans are best don't worry about us for we will take care of ourselves- snow here today- strange for the 'Sunny South'- Uncle Jeff has come home- Anne Fernando and my great grandchild Adrianne have been here and gone-am taking a thru day bed rest- I'll see you some time down here- much love to you and Lewis-" LEWIS L. STRAUSS served as Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission (1953-1958) and Eisenhower's Secretary of Commerce (1958-1959, not confirmed by the Senate). Alice and Lewis Strauss were married from 1923 until his death in 1974. Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower lived in 33 homes during 53 years of married life. Their Gettysburg farm was the only home they ever owned together. It was not publicly known that Mrs. Eisenhower suffered from Mèniere's disease, an inner ear infection that affected her balance, causing rumors of alcoholism. After leaving the White House in 1961, she continued her custom of having a masseuse three times a week, going to Elizabeth Arden and having card parties. During her husband's final illness, Mamie moved into Walter Reed Army Hospital to be with him. Staple holes at upper left corner. Fine condition.
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