1934 Courtship Letters

Lady Bird: Oct. 22-28

Letter, 10/22/34?

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

Letter, 10/22/34? No. 2. 

Lady Bird comments on the possibility LBJ will change jobs and says whatever is best for him as far as his future, she is for.  Even if they have to wait for years to marry she will continue to love him and must see him as soon as he gets to Texas.  She asks what the "deal" is and says, "I am afraid it is politics." Click on the item to see all the pages and read the transcript.


Letter, 10/23/34?

Lady Bird wishes LBJ was with her to enjoy walks and just talking; she describes her roses, the lawn, and the glorious Indian summer.  She would like to have intriguing things to write but she can only tell him that she loves him. Click on the item to see all the pages and read the transcript.


Letter, 10/24/34?

Lady Bird says she was in Shreveport today and had her picture taken in a "little cotton dress"..."because you liked me in them."   She will mail the proofs as soon as she gets them.  She has hung his pictures on her bedroom wall.  She comments on Lincoln Steffens' book that she is reading and ends by asking when she will see LBJ. Click on the item to see all the pages and read the transcript.


Letter, 10/27/34?

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


Letter, 10/27/34? No. 2. 

Lady Bird thanks LBJ for the framed photograph he sent her and says she can't wait for everyone to see it.  She writes that she declined an invitation from friends to go fishing and asks about LBJ's prospective employment and his plans for "coming West." Click on the item to see all the pages and read the transcript.