Eisenhower, Dwight David (1890-1969) to Mamie Eisenhower
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02788
Author/Creator: Eisenhower, Dwight David (1890-1969)
Place Written: Bushey Park, England
Type: Autograph letter signed
Date: 27 July 1944
Pagination: 2 p. : envelope ; 27 x 21 cm.
Summary of Content: Signed ”Ike” and addressed to ”My darling.” Expresses his happiness at receiving a long letter from her. Comments that he has not heard from their son John. Mentions being interrupted often by staff and by a telephone call from P.M. [Prime Minister Winston Churchill] while writing to her. Discusses personal matters and sending someone regards on their 50th anniversary. Written as General in command of allied forces, Shaef Headquarters, Bushey Park, England. Censored by himself on the envelope. Year from received stamp on envelope.
People: Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969., Eisenhower, Mamie Doud, 1896-1979., Eisenhower, John S. D., 1922-.
Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945
Keywords/Subjects: First Lady;, Women’s History;, President, World War II;, Marriage;, Children and Family;, Global History and US Foreign Policy;, Global History and US Foreign Policy;, Military History;
Sub Era: World War II
Background: This letter was written two days after ”Operation Breakout,” in which the Allies pushed forward from their secured Normandy outposts, toward the heart of Germany.Order Image