Dwight D. Eisenhower Handwritten Letter and Note Signed as President to his longtime personal physician and friend Howard McC. Snyder. ALS "D.E." on his personalized imprinted White House letterhead, 7" x 10.25", [Washington, D.C.], Feb. 7, [1955]. In full: "Dear Howard -- As soon as you are well, please bring this back to me so that I may have a suitable inscription placed on it. Happy Birthday, D.E." With a postscript: "P.S. Just give it to Mrs. W." With light toning and accompanied by the original transmittal envelope.

    At top write in pencil is noted: "zodiac clock", likely referring to the received gift. Accompanied by a handwritten gift card from Eisenhower: "For Howard 7 February 1955. To wish a happy birthday. MDE & D.E." Written on a small card, 4.25" x 2.25", with gilded edges and presidential crest. With original transmittal envelope marked "zodiac clock" in pencil.

    Eisenhower handwritten letters are very scarce, particularly as president. A great opportunity to collect two Eisenhower holographs, and with great association to Eisenhower's inner circle. Snyder served as Ike's personal physician both in the military as well as the White House and kept careful records of Ike's health. The majority of Snyder's papers are housed at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Library in Abilene, Kansas.

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