FIRST LADY MAMIE DOUD EISENHOWER - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 07/12/1972 - HFSID 84516
Sale Price $216.00
Mamie Eisenhower sends an autograph letter of thanks for the champagne.
Autograph Letter signed: "Mamie Eisenhower", 1p, 7x10. Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 1972 July 12. On letterhead with printed image of the Eisenhower home in Gettysburg, to "Dearest Lewis-". In full: "Was very excited and thrilled to receive from my 'Washington Beau' the two boxes of my favorite champagne- Moet and Chaudoun. Each evening when I sip this marvelous nectar you will be present - Thank you for your thought- Give Alice my love and tell her not to be jealous - hugs for you." 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. File and staple holes at upper left corner. Fold crease not near signature. Fine condition.
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