1934 Courtship Letters

Lady Bird: Nov. 8-13

Letter, 11/8/34 or 11/9/34?

Lady Bird writes on stationery from the New Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans saying she showed her father her ring when she returned from Austin, and they talked.  Her father and other family and friends think she should wait before marrying.   Click on the item to see all the pages and read the transcript.


Letter, 11/11/34?

Lady Bird is seeing Aunts Ida and Ellen [in Montgomery] and then heading for Atlanta the next day to visit Aunt Effie.  She discusses how LBJ's mother must feel about their plans to be married and says she would like to tell his mother of her love for LBJ.  Lady Bird comments on the letter from LBJ's mother that he enclosed with his last letter.  She says they cannot plan on Thanksgiving.  She cannot be home before November 17. Click on the item to see all the pages and read the transcript.

 


Letter, 11/12/34

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 hear?"  Click on the item to see all the pages and read the transcript.


Letter, 11/13/34

Lady Bird writes from the Hotel Georgian Terrace in Atlanta about her visit with Aunt Effie who pleads with her to wait a few months to marry.  She says that on her return trip, she hopes to stop in Montgomery to see her Uncle Claude about part of her mother's estate.  Then she wants to rush on home to see LBJ. Click on the item to see all the pages and read the transcript.