Mamie Eisenhower * 1963 Handwritten Signed Als Letter * Carnations & Gettysburg For Sale
Here's is a completely handwritten letter signed "Affectionately Mamie E" from Mamie Eisenhower, wife of President Dwight D Eisenhower, on her embossed Thank You stationary, to Sigurd Larmon, dated March 19, 1963. This letter can be read in its entirety below.It's a notethankingSig and the "boys" for "The beautiul bouquets of Carnations" . She goes on to mention that she will "hope you and Kay will come see us at the Farm this Spring". The letter reads: Dear "Sig." The beautiful Carnations that you "boys" have been sending me are a great joy to me - you could (sic) see how cheerful they make our living room - It was good to see each one of you but feel badly I didn't get to say good bye to you - Thank you for your generous thought and hope you and Kay will come see us at the Farm this Spring - affectionately Mamie E. The "boys" Mamie refers to are Ike's "gang," some of whom are: Sigurd Larmon of course ... Clifford Roberts, Augusta National Golf Club president ... Bill Robinson ( NY Herald Publisher ) ... W. Alton (Pete) Jones, president of Cities Service Company ... Robert Woodruff, chairman of the board of Coca-Cola, ... Ellis (Slats) Slater, president of Frankfort Distilleries ... George Allen. Mamie is also referring to the Gettysburg "Farm" where they spent the majority of there time once winter broke. Letter isonce foldedandin Excellent condition!!! The stationary is alight cream color and is ~ 5" x 8" unfolded. It comes with matching envelope it was sent in, which is also handwritten, and signed again on back "Mrs. Eisenhower". Envelope is 3" x 5 1/4"and has Easter Seal on back. Great,personal signature from a fabulous first lady.S&H $4.00. .............................Please see my other Eisenhower Presidential items, as I' will be listing a President Eisenhower letter ..... another 2letters fromthe First Lady, Mamie Eisenhower ..... plus Larmon's menu from his Santa Fee RR trip to the opening of the Eisenhower Library in Abilene!!!
This isfrom the estateofSigurd Larmon. Larmon was one of Eisenhower's closest personal friends, who frequently played Golf and Bridge with Ike, vacationed together with their wives,and travelled with himon Presidentialor Personal business trips. Thisisone of several Presidential items from the Larmon estate, which I will be listing on . ...........................Brief Bio of Mr. Sigurd Larmon:.President of the advertising firm of Young and Rubicam, Inc., New York. Mr. Larmon was Vice Chairman of Citizens for Eisenhower and, in this capacity worked in press and public relations in the 1952 and 1956 presidential campaigns.Mr. Larmon was one of a nine-member committee chosen by Eisenhower in 1953. It was called theU.S. Advisory Commission for United States Information Agency (USIA), which was later called theAdvisory Commission for Public Diplomacy. Larmon served in this current State Department position from 1954 until 1969. He worked with LBJ, and went to Vietnam to gather information on public opinion in 1967. He finished his public career at the USIA under the Nixon administration.
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