Letter, Lyndon Johnson to Lady Bird Taylor, 10/8/1934
Title:Letter, Lyndon Johnson to Lady Bird Taylor, 10/8/1934
Description:LBJ describes his dinner with Maury [Maverick], George Green, and Ralph Cameron. He comments on the sweetest letter Lady Bird has ever written, his mother's letter about choosing a wife, and a letter from "Mr. Dick" [Congressman Kleberg] saying he is coming to town. LBJ mentions Lady Bird's trip to Dallas and says he wishes he could be with her.
Contributor:Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007; Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973
Collection:Personal Papers of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson
Collection Description:Go to List of Holdings
Subject:Pre-Presidential; Johnson family; Lady Bird Johnson personal; LBJ personal
Specific Item Type:Correspondence
Time Period:Pre-Presidential (Before Nov. 22, 1963)
Transcript:Written on The Dodge Hotel stationery]
[October 8, 1934]
Have just returned from town where I had an Italian dinner with Maury, George Green and Ralph Cameron. All afternoon we sat in a smoke covered room pleading for more money for a federal building and tonight it was such a relief to just sit, sip wine and dream of you while the others were talking of the beauties of the Capital City.
The sweetest letter you’ve ever written was written Friday night. It came today and made me Kinda repent--and forget--
My mother also wrote--asked me about you and wondered if we really cared. In part she writes “but be careful to select one who has your ideas of life, real character, and the graces you admire. I am sure you will do this and rest assured I shall take her into my heart and love her-- next to my precious boy.” Then while I was rejoicing over Mother’s expressions a special delivery came in from Mr. Dick. He may be here the 14th….
Suppose you will be in Dallas Friday, when this letter is delivered, but if you are it will be waiting for you Sunday--
Know you will have a lovely trip and I wish I could be with you. Goodnight
[Envelope postmarked: Washington, D.C., 10/9/1934, 12 M]