Lot 90: Two TLSs signed "Ike," each one page, 7 x 10.25, personal letterhead, 1965–1966. Both to his White House Chief of Staff, Wilton Persons. The first, written one month after the death of Winston Churchill, in part: "The journey to London was a sad one for me as you know but I did want to pay my last respects to Sir Winston. We will not see his like again. I do appreciate your complimentary comments on the little tribute to his memory. Amazingly enough we have been swamped with correspondence about it, and The National Geographic reproduced it in pamphlet form." The second, again related to Churchill, in part: "It was good news to hear that you are fishing again and particularly that you were after some baby tarpon on light tackle; that ought to be real sport…I am not booked for any 'series' of TV appearances this fall. However, on ABC I will be in one show that is called 'Churchill as a Soldier.' I think it will come out on the anniversary of his death in January." In overall fine condition, with trivial foxing. Accompanied by one of Persons's retained carbon copies.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467
Wednesday, 13th January 2016
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