Dwight D. Eisenhower Typed Letter Signed as President. One page, 7" x 10.5", on "DDE/The White House" letterhead, Augusta [Georgia], April 15, 1959, to Dr. Leonard Carmichael at the Smithsonian Institute regarding the upcoming visit of Winston Churchill. Smoothed folds; staple holes at top left. "L. Carmichael/Apr 20 1959" ink-stamped at top right. Toned. Else fine.

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    "As perhaps you know, Sir Winston Churchill is coming to this country in early May. I am planning to have a stag dinner for him at the White House on Wednesday evening, May sixth, at 7:30 P. M., (black tie). If it is possible for you to join us, I would be delighted, but I shall fully understand any circumstances that might prevent your coming. I would appreciate an answer at your early convenience."

    Churchill's 1959 visit to the White House would prove to be his last. Leonard Carmichael, a professor and teacher, was secretary of the Smithsonian Institution and would later be named vice president of research and exploration for the National Geographic Society.

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