Lot 57: Dwight D. Eisenhower

RR Auction

2015-06-29 15:07:37

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Lot 57: TLS as president, one page, 6.76 x 8.75, White House letterhead, February 7, 1959. Letter to Edgar Garbisch, in part: "Mrs. Eisenhower and I deeply appreciate your offer to come to Washington to show us the films that you and Mrs. Garbisch took on your visit last May to Russia. I know we would find them interesting—but the trouble is a perennial one. We simply never seem to find the time to do the personal things we would like...We will both be in the White House from about the tenth of March onward, but some foreign visitors are tentatively scheduled for that time. If we can foresee a free evening sometime the latter part of the month, I shall get in touch with you." In fine condition, with some creasing to right side. Son-in-law to automobile magnate Walter Chrysler, Garbisch was a three-time All–American college football player for the Army and an outspoken proponent of the sport. Not long before this letter was written, on October 28, 1959, he and his fellow board members of the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame presented President Eisenhower—himself a standout football player during his time at West Point—with the inaugural Gold Medal Award for his contributions to the sport. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 453 Sunday, 17th May 2015 Estimate: $400-600
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