PRESIDENT DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/13/1950 - HFSID 220
Sale Price $3,060.00
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWERAs President of Columbia University, he signs a typed letter to Robert Cutler concerning University projects to be funded by the Harriman brothers, framed with an unsigned photo in the Gallery of History style. TLS: "Ike" as President of Columbia, with ALS: "DE" on first page of 1½ pages (separate sheets) typed letter, 7¼x9½. Columbia University, New York, 1950 December 13.To Robert Cutler, Old Colony Trust Company, Boston,about planning and financing The American Assembly, an affiliate of Columbia University founded by Eisenhower in 1950 "to illuminate issues of public policy". The ALS on the first typed page,in full: "Dear Bobby-This formal dissertation was, as is obvious, prepared by a staff assistant. If you knew how pressed I am, almost to the point of panic, you'd forgive me for not re-writing it. So far as meaning goes, it expresses my sentiments very well indeed!" The typed letter,in part: "Since our delightful Boston visit, we have gone ahead rapidly with the plans for The American Assembly…Mr. W. Averell Harriman has given us a home for the Assembly and he, together with his brother, E. Roland Harriman, are providing the funds to adapt the property and to furnish it for conference purposes. In order to proceed with our conference planning, we determined that we would need a working capital fund of $500,000…." The American Assembly still exists.Brigadier General ROBERT CUTLER was an old friend who later served as the former President's aide at Gettysburg. Fine condition.
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