FIRST LADY MAMIE DOUD EISENHOWER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 11/24/1971 - HFSID 295462
Sale Price $216.00
MAMIE DOUD EISENHOWER
Typed letter, with handwritten sentiment, sent after her release from the hospital
Typed Letter signed: "Fondly/Mamie Eisenhower", 1 page, 6½x9. Palm Desert, California, 1971 November 24. On personal letterhead to "Dear Frances" [Strecker], in full: "It was so nice to have the lovely birthday card from you and Muriel. Thank you, too, for the clipping from the Rocky Mountain News. I must say I am glad to be here in the desert sunshine after my two weeks in the hospital in San Antonio. I am feeling much better but shall hate to leave this beautiful climate when I return home this week. With my affectionate regard and best wishes". Accompanied by original mailing envelope with her stamped frank. 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. Mailing fold through center (effecting signature). Lightly toned. Otherwise, fine condition.
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