1934 Courtship Letters

Lady Bird: Oct. 8-14

Letter, 10/8/34?

Lady Bird received two letters from LBJ today and says sending letters by special delivery makes no difference in the time of delivery.  She comments on the clippings he sent, mentions the book she is reading, asks about the GE [General Electric] job offer, says she is looking at the NBC notebooks he sent, and tells him she will go to town tomorrow and bring home her chairs.  She ends with the wish that her letters were more clever, bright and interesting. Click on the item to see all the pages and read the transcript.


Letter, 10/9/34?

Lady Bird thanks LBJ for the books that he sent her, including the book on Nazism.  She comments on Roosevelt and His America by [Bernard] Faÿ.  She expresses her love for LBJ, mentions his phone call Sunday, says her letter of Monday was not mailed until Tuesday, and tells LBJ she mailed photos to his mother and Alice.  Click on the item to see all the pages and read the transcript.


Letter, 10/10/34?

Lady Bird received the pictures [proofs] LBJ sent and wants to keep them long enough to show him off to her friends in Dallas.  She tells him about her upcoming holiday beginning with the circus followed by her trip to Dallas.  She asks about the GE [General Electric] and "South Texas deal" and sends him all her love. Click on the item to see all the pages and read the transcript.

 

Letter, 10/11/34?

Lady Bird describes spending the morning with Mrs. Boehringer while the car is being readied for the Dallas trip.  She says Gene [Boehringer] will take the "Zephyr" train to Dallas and will be there for the weekend.  She tells LBJ about the death of a friend's husband in an oil well explosion and asks LBJ to write the widow.  She ends the letter by saying she is sending him a rose petal she has kissed and commenting on his picture proofs. Click on the item to see all the pages and read the transcript.


Letter, 10/13/34?

Lady Bird describes seeing her friends [in Dallas] but says there is a place in her heart none fills except LBJ.  She tells LBJ he was sweet to call her but not to call person-to-person anymore because it is too expensive.  She says she will mail back the proofs the next day even though she hates to give them up and asks LBJ to write her about his plans.  Click on the item to see all the pages and read the transcript.