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    President Dwight D. Eisenhower. An Excellent Collection of Ten Pieces Including Seven Typed Letters Signed "D.E." together with three telegrams, all written to George. O. Strecker of the Chicago Tribune from 1950 to 1959. Of the typed letters, three are signed as President, one as President-elect and two as president of Columbia University. Most bear familiar, polite content concerning social visits (or the lack thereof due to the demands of his public career). The letters read in very small part: "...[Denver, August 8, 1952 two weeks before he would fight Robert A. Taft for the Republican nomination]...We got a real lift from your wire, and it is certainly encouraging to know that warm friends are with us in the campaign ahead... [Washington, August 5, 1955]... Mamie and I are looking forward eagerly to our Denver sojourn. I have long since stopped deluding myself that it is a 'vacation,'..." Also of interest is one of the telegrams, Washington, November 15, 1956 written in the midst of the Suez Crisis thanking Strecker for his message adding, "...IN THESE DIFFICULT DAYS MAMIE AND I PARTICULARLY APPRECIATE YOUR THOUGHT AND YOUR GOOD WISHES..." Provenance: The papers of George O. Strecker. George Strecker was an advertising executive at the Chicago Tribune and became close to the Eisenhower's through his wife, whom was a long-time friend with Mamie Dowd Eisenhower. Letters unevenly toned due to glue remnants on verso, one letter trimmed, else very good condition. Together, ten pieces.

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    April, 2007
    16th-17th Monday-Tuesday
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