Lot #44
Dwight D. Eisenhower Autograph Letter Signed

Ike writes home to Mamie from London, 1942: "We can always have something happen that will throw us into a storm!"

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Ike writes home to Mamie from London, 1942: "We can always have something happen that will throw us into a storm!"

World War II-dated ALS signed “Ike,” three pages, 6 x 9, August 16, [1942]. Handwritten letter to his wife Mamie, in full: "Sunday again! The days race by so rapidly that I cannot keep track. But I didn't come to work this a.m. until 10:00, so I've already had my holiday! There's been a hiatus in our mail receipts. Nothing from you this week—but Butch has had nothing either, so I'm sure it is just been connections somewhere. I hear a number of people saying they've had no recent mail. I'm not so busy today as usual. Have one more big conference (at 3:30) then the rest of the day should be quiet. Of course, we can always have something happen that will throw us into a storm!

Not long ago (some 10 days or so) I had a letter from Art Hurd, who had heard from [son] Johnny. I'm delighted that J took the trouble to give Art an account of his first year's experiences at West Point. I'll be glad when I get my next letter from you, because the last word I've had was from Bedell, who said you were feeling badly. I'd like to know you were on the up and up once more. I love you so much; and I can't help worrying when I hear you are ailing.

Butch is certainly settling nicely into his job. He has a lot of tact along with his other qualities; and a lot of tact is frequently needed in the outer offices here. I wish you could drop in, if only for a day. Then you could see my offices, my quarters, our methods of living etc. etc. and have a picture I couldn't possibly give you in words. I suppose I've told you that Butch & I live together and outside the office are scarcely ever apart. He's a good & loyal friend.

Please give J my affectionate remembrances. I confess to a little hurt that he has not appreciated the fact that he could help me a lot—but I'm wise enough to know that, at his age, I didn't understand such things either. Anyway he's tops so far as I'm concerned.
Lots of love—happiness—interest—everything that's nice, for you." In fine condition.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts
  • Dates: #616 - Ended September 15, 2021





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