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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: 1

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