1934 Courtship Letters

Lyndon: Oct. 1-7

Letter, 10/1/34

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 is having a picture made at Bachrach's and is sending Lady Bird books and clippings. Click on the item to see all the pages and read the transcript.

Letter, 10/2/34

LBJ tells Lady Bird two friends came by to talk to him about her, notes he is being teased about being in love, says he has had an upset feeling since they talked on Sunday.  LBJ writes that he might be coming to Corpus Christi if he doesn't get more mail from Congressman Kleberg's Corpus office.  The proofs of his photos will be ready soon. Click on the item to see all the pages and read the transcript.

Note, 10/2/34

LBJ says he has not received a letter from Lady Bird since Thursday night; he asks her to "Be a good little girl and think of Lyndon." Click on the item to see all the pages and read the transcript.


Letter, 10/3/34

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 is going to send her the book Nazism if she wants it. Click on the item to see all the pages and read the transcript.


Postcard, 10/4/34

LBJ sends Lady Bird a picture postcard of the Hotel Occidental dining room and thanks her for the pictures she sent him that get kissed "almost a million times a day."  He writes that he had lunch at the hotel and plans to take Lady Bird there when she visits. Click on the item to see all the pages and read the transcript.


Letter, 10/4/34

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 friend in Cotulla that Lady Bird has sent him. Click on the item to see all the pages and read the transcript.


Letter, 10/5/34

LBJ writes that he is getting behind on his "lessons."   He tells Lady Bird the proofs should be ready in a week, and he is having Kodak pictures developed.  He mentions a trip he and Welly [Hopkins] have planned to Mexico City during Christmas.  The weather has turned cold, and he describes being sick two years ago with pneumonia that lasted for 6 weeks. Click on the item to see all the pages and read the transcript.


Early October?

LBJ sent this book, Nazism: An Assault on Civilization to Lady Bird in early October 1934.