1934 Courtship Letters

Lyndon: Sept. 25-30

Letter, 9/25/34

LBJ expresses disappointment he has not gotten letters from Lady Bird for three days; he encloses a letter from his mother and asks her to destroy it. Click on the item to see all the pages and read the transcript.


Letter, 9/26/34

LBJ writes that he has received two letters from Lady Bird and is happy.  He describes friends, help he gave to the Customs Collector in Piedras Negras, a discussion about the Texas Club, and problems experienced by cotton farmers in storm-damaged parts of Texas.  He asks Lady Bird for pictures and describes reading and re-reading her letters; he plans to send her newspaper articles. Click on the item to see all the pages and read the transcript.


Letter, 9/27/34

LBJ says he has not received a letter from Lady Bird for two days.  He describes letters he has received from his mother and Welly [Hopkins], says he is sending her NBC Music Appreciation Hour pamphlets, and tells Lady Bird he loves her.  He says if she still wants to wait, he will make his letters less affectionate.  Click on the item to see all the pages and read the transcript.


Telegram, 9/28/34

LBJ wires Lady Bird that he will call her on Sunday evening. Click on the item to see all the pages and read the transcript.


Letter, 9/29/34

LBJ tells Lady Bird he received letters from her and Gene [Boehringer]; Gene expressed approval of LBJ's relationship with Lady Bird.  LBJ mentions his long conversation with Helen Crouch and plans to have dinner with Bill and Irene White.  LBJ recommends books for Lady Bird to read, says he is looking forward to talking to her on Sunday.  Click on the item to see all the pages and read the transcript.


Letter, 9/30/34

LBJ tells Lady Bird about Marvin Jones' speech regarding the farm program and the Bankhead Bill.  He discusses their phone call earlier that day, writes about his feelings for her, and says she has made a great difference in him. Click on the item to see all the pages and read the transcript.