1934 Courtship Letters

Lady Bird: Sept. 25-30

Letter, 9/26/34?

Lady Bird writes that LBJ's letter yesterday "put me on the spot" and answers his questions about their relationship by saying she can't answer yet.  She asks about apparent job offers to LBJ and asks about his law classes.  She describes driving a neighbor's old truck into Marshall. Click on the item to see all the pages and read the transcript.

Letter, 9/26/34? No. 2.

Lady Bird comments on pamphlets LBJ sent her and on the letter from LBJ's mother to LBJ that  he had enclosed with his letter to Lady Bird.  Lady Bird describes finding treasures among her mother's books, cleaning house, and spending the evening with her friends, Dorris and Hugh [Powell].   A poem by Don Wahn, "Anticipation," clipped from the newspaper, is enclosed with the letter. Click on the item to see all the pages and read the transcript.


Letter, 9/27/34?

Lady Bird expresses feelings of discontent and wanderlust.   She mentions receiving the architect's sketches for renovations to the house and talks about books she has on her table.  She asks LBJ to write her about the "Outside World" and about himself, and comments on how often she is writing LBJ. Click on the item to see all the pages and read the transcript.


Letter, 9/30/34?

Lady Bird comments on her phone conversation with LBJ earlier in the day, describes her visit today with relatives, and thanks LBJ for sending books.  She writes about the pictures she has enclosed and describes the busy week she has ahead, landscaping the lawn.  Click on the item to see all the pages and read the transcript.