FIRST LADY PATRICIA R. NIXON - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 10/29/1960 - HFSID 13857
Sale Price $216.00
Pat Nixon sends a typed letter for the handmade slippers.
Typed Letter Signed: "Pat", 1p, 5¾x7¾. No place, 1960 October 29. To Honey Berlin. In full: "We so enjoyed visiting with both of you in New York City and you were most gracious to send such a generously worded note with Dick's remembrance. He will want to thank you himself for your beautifully made slippers but lest he forget to mention it, your needlepoint is exquisite. As always, our deep appreciation for the Berlin's friendship and with best wishes to both of you, Sincerely," Ten days before her husband loses the presidential election to JFK. High school teacher Thelma Catherine [Patricia] Ryan (1912-1993) played the part of Daphne in the Alexander Wollcot-George S. Kaufman play, The Dark Tower, at the community theatre in Whittier, California opposite a local lawyer, Richard Nixon (1913-1994). He was instantly attracted to her and asked her out, but she said she was too busy. Nixon then told her he was going to marry her someday and she laughed. They finally started dating, but she continued dating others. Nixon would drive Pat to her date, wait around and then drive her home. On May 1, 1940, he slipped an engagement ring in a May Day basket of flowers.On June 21, 1940, they were married at the Mission Inn in Riverside, California. They had two children: Tricia (born 1946) and Julie (born 1948). Pat Nixon, the first president's wife to predecease her husband since Mrs. Hoover died in 1944, died a day after the couple's 53rd wedding anniversary. Lightly creased. Staple holes at upper blank margin. Overall, fine condition.
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