FIRST LADY MAMIE DOUD EISENHOWER - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 295480
Sale Price $234.00
MAMIE DOUD EISENHOWER
Letter to a friend on a floral note card, discussing family and friends
Autograph Letter signed: "Mamie", 2 pages (front and verso), 9x5½ card with floral print. No place, no date. To "Dear Frances", in full: "Thank you for your two nice notes. Caroline Walker is wrong about our coming to Chicago around August 28th. Ike will be there for one day Sept. 4th. I do not plan to come with him as the trip is so short. You were sweet to ask me to your Debutante's Tea. I know it will be fun and wish I could be with you. We did get the picture you sent of the Friday 13th luncheon and mother and D get a good laugh on us all. We all looked so old. Am sorry you cut yours out tho. I did not linger in Chicago when Auntie died or I would have called you on phone. Mother's arm is getting along beautifully but will still be some time before she can return to Denver. Eileen Ewing was here not very long ago with her oldest boy Bobbie. We had a nice visit. The clipping you sent with your son's picture is very good. He looks like you I think. Am dashing like mad as usual and tis plenty hot here too. Our love to you". On July 1, 1916, 25-year-old Second Lieutenant Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969) and 19-year-old Mamie Geneva Doud (1896-1979) were married in Denver, Colorado. They had two sons: Dwight Doud Eisenhower (1917-1920) and John Sheldon Doud Eisenhower (born in 1923). As an Army wife for 37 years, Mamie grew accustomed to entertaining groups of influential people, a talent she drew upon during her eight years as the White House hostess (1953-1961). In their 53 years of married life, the Eisenhower's lived in 33 homes; their last in Gettysburg was the only home they owned together. During Ike's final illness, Mamie moved into Walter Reed Army Hospital to be with him during the final months of his life. Dwight D. Eisenhower, the fifth general to be elected President, served as the nations' 34th President from 1953 to 1961. From the collection of George Strecker, an advertising executive at the Chicago Tribune who became close to the Eisenhower's through his wife, Frances, a long-time friend with Mamie Eisenhower. Toned. Heavy mounting residue on verso (effecting ink). Otherwise, fine condition.
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