Lot 91: Dwight D. Eisenhower

RR Auction

RR Auction

2015-12-18 16:58:55

Lot 91: TLS signed "D. E.," two pages, 7 x 10.25, personal letterhead, December 27, 1963. Letter to his former Chief of Staff, Wilton B. Persons, in part: "As you know, I have given all of my papers to the Eisenhower Library at Abilene, which is now being operated as a part of the National Archives system. Several members of my administration have also deposited their papers there, and I am sure that when the programs now underway at the Library are completed, it will be an outstanding center for the study of recent history…The Library building is one of the most beautiful I have seen anywhere. It has excellent facilities for housing historical materials and making them available for research use, thus assuring that your papers would be well cared for. I am sure that you are aware that whatever appraised value is established for materials given to the Library is an acceptable tax deduction. Also provision to suitably recognize the donors of papers is being planned in an appropriate place in the Library." Slight soiling, and a small tear and rusty paperclip mark to top edge of first page, and a light paperclip impression and a few spots of foxing to signed page, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467 Wednesday, 13th January 2016 Estimate: $400-600
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