1934 Courtship Letters

Lyndon: Sept. 18-24

Letter, 9/18/34

LBJ expresses disappointment he has not received Lady Bird's second letter.  He describes his work and arranging jobs for Nettie Lee Kellam and Dan Quill's sister.  He talks about starting law school, going to the circus, and going to a Negro church.  He writes of places he and Lady Bird could visit together. Click on the item to see all the pages and read the transcript.


Postcard, 9/22/34

LBJ sends Lady Bird a picture postcard of Dodge Hotel and says he hopes the garden is not closed when she comes to visit him. Click on the item to see all the pages and read the transcript.


Letter, 9/23/34

LBJ says he looks forward to Lady Bird's letters but wishes she would tell him how she feels.  He says he has been very busy with law school, office work, and looking for an apartment.  He discusses future job prospects, a possible trip to Texas for Thanksgiving, expresses his love and asks her to write. Click on the item to see all the pages and read the transcript.


Note, 9/23/34

LBJ writes his tentative itinerary on an American Airlines schedule.  He may have enclosed the schedule with his letter written on September 23 or a later letter.  The schedule appears to have been tri-folded and mailed with a letter sent in a legal-size envelope. Click on the item to see all the pages and read the transcript.


Pamphlets, 9/23/34

LBJ sends Lady Bird pamphlets about motor trips they can take, the Franciscan Monastery, and the Dodge Hotel. He has annotated each one. Click on the item to see all the pages and read the transcript.