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FIRST LADY MAMIE DOUD EISENHOWER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 10/28/1961 - HFSID 295492

She writes to a friend saying that she was glad to hear about her recent visits to California. Typed Letter signed: "Mamie Eisenhower", 1 page, 6x9¼. Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 1961 October 28. On letterhead of R.D. #2 Gettysburg, Pennsylvania addressed to Mrs. George Strecker.

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MAMIE DOUD EISENHOWER
She writes to a friend saying that she was glad to hear about her recent visits to California.
Typed Letter signed: "Mamie Eisenhower", 1 page, 6x9¼. Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 1961 October 28. On letterhead of R.D. #2 Gettysburg, Pennsylvania addressed to Mrs. George Strecker. In full: "Dear Frances: It was nice to have your note from California - and to know that you enjoy San Francisco (and all parts of the state) just as much as we do. The photograph you enclosed of Laguna Beach looked just lovely - I shall be interested to know what your final decision (California versus Florida) is. The General joins me in warm regard to you and George. Sincerely" Accompanied by an Envelope signed: "Mrs Eisenhower/Gettysburg/Pa", 5½x4¼, the transmittal envelope addressed to Mrs. George Strecker, Lake Forest, Illinois and postmarked Rockville, Maryland, October 30, 1961. 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 Doud Eisenhower. Normal mailing fold. Slightly creased. Slight foxing. Otherwise, fine condition.

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