1934 Courtship Letters

Lady Bird: Oct. 1-7

Letter, 10/1/34?

Lady Bird tells LBJ that a friend from Cotulla has said everyone there likes him and that she is lucky.  Lady Bird goes on to describe going to the Speyer Haggerty place with Dorris [Powell] in search of plants for the yard.  She tells LBJ she is looking forward to getting more books from him and writes "I believe I miss you more all the time." Click on the item to see all the pages and read the transcript.


Letter, 10/2/34?

Lady Bird is unhappy about LBJ's last letter; she assures LBJ that she loves him.  She says she received his pictures and will forward one to Alice and one to his mother.  She describes purchasing lumber for fencing. Click on the item to see all the pages and read the transcript.


Letter, 10/3/34?

Twelve hours after writing her last letter, Lady Bird writes that she is still feeling forlorn after re-reading LBJ's last letter.  She anticipates seeing friends in Dallas at the Texas-OU football game, thanks LBJ for the NBC folders, and asks him not to write any more "I-don't-really-care letters." Click on the item to see all the pages and read the transcript.


Letter, 10/4/34?

Lady Bird asks LBJ to not write letters like the last two she has received, and she describes portions of the letters that made her unhappy.  She does not want anything to hurt their relationship.  She then writes about setting out plants in the yard, going fishing, and reading.  She asks about a picture LBJ had said he planned to send her and says she plans to have a picture made for him during her upcoming trip to Dallas. Click on the item to see all the pages and read the transcript.


Letter, 10/4/34? No. 2. 

Lady Bird writes that she feels a little better after reading LBJ's most recent letter but "not much."  She asks about LBJ's  possible trip to Texas, says she would hate to see him lose a semester in law school, but if he is in Texas perhaps they can see each other.  She comments on the speech by Welly [Hopkins] that LBJ had sent her and tells him that she misses him. Click on the item to see all the pages and read the transcript.


Letter, 10/5/34

Lady Bird is disappointed she did not receive a letter today from LBJ.  She took Isabel, Nig, Panky and Willy Floyd to the Fair and while they were there, she saw Somerset Maugham's Of Human Bondage.  She tells LBJ the books arrived but not the clippings.  She mentions misplacing her diploma and ends saying they met one month ago.  [Letter ends with no signature.] Click on the item to see all the pages and read the transcript.




Letter, 10/6/34?

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] Faÿ.  She says that she is in a happier mood.  She is delighted over the prospect of receiving LBJ's picture and she hopes to receive it before her trip to Dallas so that she can show it to her friends there.  She plans to have a picture made for him while in Dallas.  Click on the item to see all the pages and read the transcript.