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  • Clippings and photos, Lyndon Johnson to Lady Bird Taylor, 10/6/1934
  • Personal Papers of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson
  • Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007
  • Lady Bird Johnson personal
  • LBJ wires Lady Bird that he will call her on Sunday evening.
  • Telegram, Lyndon Johnson to Lady Bird Taylor, 9/28/1934
  • Personal Papers of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson
  • Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007
  • Lady Bird Johnson personal
  • In a telegram sent from Tyler, Texas, Lady Bird tells LBJ that she had a hectic day and is taking the 5:00 bus home.
  • Telegram, Lady Bird Taylor to Lyndon Johnson, 11/7/1934?
  • Personal Papers of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson
  • Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007
  • Lady Bird Johnson personal
  • LBJ sends Lady Bird a picture postcard of Dodge Hotel and says he hopes the garden is not closed when she comes to visit him.
  • Postcard, Lyndon Johnson to Lady Bird Taylor, 9/22/1934
  • Personal Papers of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson
  • Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007
  • Lady Bird Johnson personal
  • LBJ sends Lady Bird pamphlets about motor trips they can take, the Franciscan Monastery, and the Dodge Hotel. He has annotated each one.
  • Pamphlets, Lyndon Johnson to Lady Bird Taylor, 9/23/1934
  • Personal Papers of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson
  • Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007
  • Lady Bird Johnson personal
  • LBJ tells Lady Bird about Marvin Jones' speech regarding the farm program and the Bankhead Bill. He discusses their phone call earlier that day, writes about his feelings for her, and says she has made a great difference in him.
  • Letter, Lyndon Johnson to Lady Bird Taylor, 9/30/1934
  • Personal Papers of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson
  • Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007
  • Lady Bird Johnson personal
  • LBJ expresses disappointment he has not gotten letters from Lady Bird for three days; he encloses a letter from his mother and asks her to destroy it.
  • Letter, Lyndon Johnson to Lady Bird Taylor, 9/25/1934
  • Personal Papers of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson
  • Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007
  • Lady Bird Johnson personal
  • LBJ writes that he fears that a lack of letters from Lady Bird shows her indifference toward him; he stresses that he needs to know how she feels. He asks her to send a letter a day to "drive some of the loneliness away."
  • Letter, Lyndon Johnson to Lady Bird Taylor, 9/15/1934
  • Personal Papers of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson
  • Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007
  • Lady Bird Johnson personal
  • LBJ discusses the phone call from Lady Bird when she expressed her reticence to marry so soon. He closes with "I love you" and "thanks for the telephone call." He encloses a letter from his mother in which she offers advice about his career
  • Letter, Lyndon Johnson to Lady Bird Taylor, 11/8/1934
  • Personal Papers of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson
  • Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007
  • Lady Bird Johnson personal
  • LBJ writes from the Nueces Hotel in Corpus Christi and tells Lady Bird that he has been very busy since coming to Texas and mentions people he has seen and meetings attended. He briefly comments on plans for Thanksgiving.
  • Letter, Lyndon Johnson to Lady Bird Taylor, 11/7/1934
  • Personal Papers of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson
  • Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007
  • Lady Bird Johnson personal
  • LBJ tells Lady Bird how wonderful he feels and how madly in love he is with her. He describes his other mail and asks her to write him about her Austin school days.
  • Letter, Lyndon Johnson to Lady Bird Taylor, 10/23/1934
  • Personal Papers of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson
  • Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007
  • Lady Bird Johnson personal
  • LBJ describes a call from Senator [Alvin] Wirtz offering him employment in Austin, Texas. He had to say yes or no, and he said yes. He will let Lady Bird know details later.
  • Letter, Lyndon Johnson to Lady Bird Taylor, 10/22/1934
  • Personal Papers of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson
  • Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007
  • Lady Bird Johnson personal
  • LBJ tells Lady Bird he is very unhappy and says that he will be faced with challenges in a few days that will either result in cheer and happiness again or challenge whatever talents he may possess. If he may still write to her, she will see
  • Letter, Lyndon Johnson to Lady Bird Taylor, 10/17/1934
  • Personal Papers of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson
  • Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007
  • Lady Bird Johnson personal
  • LBJ writes that he is still sick and if he isn't better by afternoon will call a doctor. He thanks Lady Bird for her letter and wire.
  • Letter, Lyndon Johnson to Lady Bird Taylor, 10/11/1934
  • Personal Papers of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson
  • Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007
  • Lady Bird Johnson personal
  • LBJ writes that he has the flu and wishes Lady Bird were there to nurse him.
  • Letter, Lyndon Johnson to Lady Bird Taylor, 10/10/1934
  • Personal Papers of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson
  • Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007
  • Lady Bird Johnson personal
  • Lady Bird thanks LBJ for the candy he sent her. She describes her plans for tomorrow: company is coming for dinner, then she will walk in the woods and play some of her mother's old records.
  • Letter, Lady Bird Taylor to Lyndon Johnson, 9/22/1934?
  • Personal Papers of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson
  • Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007
  • Lady Bird Johnson personal
  • Lady Bird describes her activities at home, how much she misses LBJ, and how much she enjoys his letters. She says the cook commented on what "a fine looking young man" he is.
  • Letter, Lady Bird Taylor to Lyndon Johnson, 9/13/1934?
  • Personal Papers of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson
  • Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007
  • Lady Bird Johnson personal
  • Lady Bird will soon leave [Montgomery] for Atlanta and hopes to depart Atlanta on Wednesday. She alludes to the resistance they are getting from their families about wedding plans but assures him "...everything's going to be alright about us, you
  • Letter, Lady Bird Taylor to Lyndon Johnson, 11/12/1934
  • Personal Papers of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson
  • Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007
  • Lady Bird Johnson personal
  • Lady Bird writes that she is thrilled LBJ is sending her a book about Nazism, and she evaluates the book, Roosevelt and His America by [Bernard] Fa
  • Letter, Lady Bird Taylor to Lyndon Johnson, 10/6/1934?
  • Personal Papers of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson
  • Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007
  • Lady Bird Johnson personal
  • Lady Bird discusses a possible trip to Washington in November, December, or January and the things she and LBJ will do. She mentions that her time could be limited by a trip she must make to Alabama and by work being done on the house.
  • Letter, Lady Bird Taylor to Lyndon Johnson, 10/30/1934?
  • Personal Papers of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson
  • Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007
  • Lady Bird Johnson personal
  • Lady Bird tells LBJ she is happy to hear that Welly [Hopkins] and Senator [Alvin] Wirtz have arranged a job for him [in Austin], and she is looking forward to seeing him more often when he returns to Texas.
  • Letter, Lady Bird Taylor to Lyndon Johnson, 10/27/1934?
  • Personal Papers of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson
  • Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007
  • Lady Bird Johnson personal
  • Lady Bird thanks LBJ for the phone call which "made everything alright again." She asks about the "New York business" and the "South Texas deal."
  • Letter, Lady Bird Taylor to Lyndon Johnson, 10/22/1934?
  • Personal Papers of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson
  • Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007
  • Lady Bird Johnson personal
  • LBJ tells Lady Bird he received letters from her and Gene [Boehringer]; Gene expressed approval of LBJ's relationship with Lady Bird. LBJ mentions his long conversation with Helen Crouch and plans to have dinner with Bill and Irene White. LBJ
  • Letter, Lyndon Johnson to Lady Bird Taylor, 9/29/1934
  • Personal Papers of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson
  • Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007
  • Lady Bird Johnson personal
  • Again responding to Lady Bird's October 17 letter, LBJ repeats the question Lady Bird is "prone to repeat," "Must you have all or nothing?" LBJ answers the question, "yes." LBJ describes seeing Will Rogers in Judge Priest. LBJ says he received
  • Letter, Lyndon Johnson to Lady Bird Taylor, 10/21/1934
  • Personal Papers of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson
  • Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007
  • Lady Bird Johnson personal
  • LBJ expresses disappointment after his phone conversation with Lady Bird a day earlier. He says he wrote Lady Bird a long letter but decided not to mail it. He describes going out with friends despite still being sick and says Gene [Latimer] now
  • Letter, Lyndon Johnson to Lady Bird Taylor, 10/14/1934
  • Personal Papers of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson
  • Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007
  • Lady Bird Johnson personal
  • Lady Bird comments on pamphlets LBJ sent her and on the letter from LBJ's mother to LBJ that he had enclosed with his letter to Lady Bird. Lady Bird describes finding treasures among her mother's books, cleaning house, and spending the evening
  • Letter, Lady Bird Taylor to Lyndon Johnson, 9/26/1934? # 2
  • Personal Papers of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson
  • Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007
  • Lady Bird Johnson personal
  • Telegram, Lyndon Johnson to Lady Bird Taylor, 9/14/1934
  • Personal Papers of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson
  • Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007
  • Lady Bird Johnson personal
  • LBJ apparently forwards a postcard to Lady Bird that he received from Gene Boehringer. Gene writes about the "Zephyr" train she is riding to Dallas and wishes LBJ could be in Dallas with Lady Bird and all their friends.
  • Postcard, Lyndon Johnson to Lady Bird Taylor, 10/15/1934
  • Personal Papers of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson
  • Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007
  • Lady Bird Johnson personal
  • LBJ says he has not received a letter from Lady Bird for two days. He describes letters he has received from his mother and Welly [Hopkins], says he is sending her NBC Music Appreciation Hour pamphlets, and tells Lady Bird he loves her. He says
  • Letter, Lyndon Johnson to Lady Bird Taylor, 9/27/1934
  • Personal Papers of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson
  • Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007
  • Lady Bird Johnson personal
  • LBJ writes that he has received two letters from Lady Bird and is happy. He describes friends, help he gave to the Customs Collector in Piedras Negras, a discussion about the Texas Club, and problems experienced by cotton farmers in storm-damaged
  • Letter, Lyndon Johnson to Lady Bird Taylor, 9/26/1934
  • Personal Papers of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson
  • Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007
  • Lady Bird Johnson personal
  • LBJ expresses disappointment he has not received Lady Bird's second letter. He describes his work and arranging jobs for Nettie Lee Kellam and Dan Quill's sister. He talks about starting law school, going to the circus, and going to a Negro church
  • Letter, Lyndon Johnson to Lady Bird Taylor, 9/18/1934
  • Personal Papers of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson
  • Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007
  • Lady Bird Johnson personal
  • LBJ writes from the Nueces Hotel in Corpus Christi and discusses his upcoming schedule, plans for Thanksgiving and their trip to Mexico [for their honeymoon?]. He writes "the invitations should be ready by next week" and asks if Lady Bird has
  • Letter, Lyndon Johnson to Lady Bird Taylor, 11/9/1934
  • Personal Papers of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson
  • Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007
  • Lady Bird Johnson personal
  • 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
  • Letter, Lyndon Johnson to Lady Bird Taylor, 10/8/1934
  • Personal Papers of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson
  • Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007
  • Lady Bird Johnson personal
  • LBJ describes his busy days. He is meeting with Mr. Adams at General Electric about future plans (a job offer for LBJ?). Friday, he will have dinner with Bill and Irene White. He says he is lonesome and acknowledges praise from Lady Bird's
  • Letter, Lyndon Johnson to Lady Bird Taylor, 10/4/1934
  • Personal Papers of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson
  • Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007
  • Lady Bird Johnson personal
  • LBJ writes that he has not received mail for two days; he is sending Lady Bird a book on the National Capitol and a congressional cookbook; he also plans to send copies of the books to Gene [Boehringer] and Gene's mother. He tells Lady Bird he
  • Letter, Lyndon Johnson to Lady Bird Taylor, 10/3/1934
  • Personal Papers of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson
  • Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007
  • Lady Bird Johnson personal
  • LBJ discusses employment in Austin, his possible transfer to the University of Texas law school, and his future finances. He knows he can't provide Lady Bird with the comforts to which she is accustomed. He describes his mother's recent letter
  • Letter, Lyndon Johnson to Lady Bird Taylor, 10/27/1934
  • Personal Papers of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson
  • Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007
  • Lady Bird Johnson personal
  • LBJ expresses his feelings about their continued relationship and tells Lady Bird about his mother's letter about her. He writes that the GE [General Electric] plans in New York are "out of the picture." He has caught another cold but will go
  • Letter, Lyndon Johnson to Lady Bird Taylor, 10/26/1934
  • Personal Papers of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson
  • Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007
  • Lady Bird Johnson personal
  • LBJ thanks Lady Bird for her Friday letter and Sunday "Special" and says he was happy all day Tuesday. He tells her that he received a briefcase from Arthur Perry and Robert Jackson. He is going to see a play with Helen [Crouch] and take a drive
  • Letter, Lyndon Johnson to Lady Bird Taylor, 10/24/1934
  • Personal Papers of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson
  • Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007
  • Lady Bird Johnson personal
  • LBJ comments on Lady Bird's letter to him describing her conversation with Victor [McCrea] while she was in Dallas. He also comments on letters from his mother and from "Mr. Dick" [Congressman Kleberg] and mentions again the letter he wrote Lady
  • Letter, Lyndon Johnson to Lady Bird Taylor, 10/19/1934
  • Personal Papers of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson
  • Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007
  • Lady Bird Johnson personal
  • LBJ writes that "he has just about lost his ambition" although their phone call last night "gave me new strength." He is discouraged by Lady Bird's indecision, says Maury Maverick has offered to lend them his house for a honeymoon. LBJ says he
  • Letter, Lyndon Johnson to Lady Bird Taylor, 10/1/1934
  • Personal Papers of Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson
  • Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007
  • Lady Bird Johnson personal