Mamie Doud Eisenhower - Typed Letter Signed 08/17/1967 For Sale
FIRST LADY MAMIE DOUD EISENHOWER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 08/17/1967 MAMIE DOUD EISENHOWER
Typed letter to a friend with her handwritten postscript
Typed Letter signed: "Mamie Eisenhower", 1 page, 6x9. Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 1967 August 17. To "Dear Frances" [Strecker], Glencoe, Illinois, in full: "Thank you very much for your nice note and I am happy to tell you that Ike is much better and he and I returned to the farm on Monday. He is quite thin and weak but I think rest and a good diet will soon put him back on his feet once more. Yesterday I received a letter from David in which he said he had met you at a tea, the same report you had made. I think he will be very happy to get home and certainly we will be overjoyed to have him back in the nest. Dearest Love". Her handwritten postscript: "Have a nice visit in Denver. These earthquakes are strange for our home town." Accompanied by original mailing envelope. 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. Multiple mailing folds. Toned. Fine condition.
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