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Auction Name: 2021 November 6 Historical Manuscripts Signature® Auction

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Dwight D. Eisenhower Typed Letter Signed as President. One page, 7.25" x 10.25", The White House; May 5, 1953. The letter is addressed to his brother, Edgar, on White House stationery. In the letter Eisenhower declines the offer of a pet elephant from an Earl Irwin. It reads in part: "For goodness' sake, tell your friend, Mr. Irwin, that the last thing I need or could use would be a live elephant. I have enough problems without finding food and caretakers for that kind of a pet. Thank him warmly in my name, but make your negative reply very firm indeed! As for the way he got his information, I can only say he seems to be another fellow who apparently believes everything he reads." Signed with initials, "DE." Accompanied by a copy of Edgar Eisenhower's original letter which prompted this reply.

Condition: Two hole punches for filing at top edge. Smoothed folds.

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