1934 Courtship Letters

Lyndon; Oct. 22-28

Letter, 10/22/34

LBJ describes a call from Senator [Alvin] Wirtz offering him employment in Austin, Texas.  He had to say yes or no, and he said yes.  He will let Lady Bird know details later. Click on the item to see all the pages and read the transcript.


Letter, 10/23/34

LBJ tells Lady Bird how wonderful he feels and how madly in love he is with her.  He describes his other mail and asks her to write him about her Austin school days.  Click on the item to see all the pages and read the transcript.


Postcard, 10/24/34

LBJ sends Lady Bird a picture postcard of the Lincoln Memorial with a note saying he is glad she took a day off and went to Dallas.  He comments that he has had a very pleasant and useful week and that the President may call Congress back in November. Click on the item to see all the pages and read the transcript.


Letter, 10/24/34

LBJ thanks Lady Bird for her Friday letter and Sunday "Special" and says he was happy all day Tuesday.  He tells her that he received a briefcase from Arthur Perry and Robert Jackson.  He is going to see a play with Helen [Crouch] and take a drive on Sunday with the Whites.  He mentions the orange comb Lady Bird gave him that he keeps in his billfold. Click on the item to see all the pages and read the transcript.


Letter, 10/26/34

LBJ expresses his feelings about their continued relationship and tells Lady Bird about his mother's letter about her.  He writes that the GE [General Electric] plans in New York are "out of the picture."  He has caught another cold but will go to class and a play in the evening.  He urges Lady Bird to come to Washington. Click on the item to see all the pages and read the transcript.


Letter, 10/27/34

LBJ discusses employment in Austin, his possible transfer to the University of Texas law school, and his future finances.  He knows he can't provide Lady Bird with the comforts to which she is accustomed.  He describes his mother's recent letter, talks about the show he saw, and a discussion with Helen [Crouch] about her father who is on the New York Court of Appeals.  LBJ tells Lady Bird he is anxious to receive the pictures of her in her cotton dress. Click on the item to see all the pages and read the transcript.