Rare Eisenhower Autograph as President, Praising the Utica Public Library

June 29, 1954

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Rare Eisenhower Autograph as President, Praising the Utica Public Library
Autograph Letter Signed
1 page | SMC 312

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      Spectacular in its rarity if nothing else, this handwritten letter conveys President Eisenhower’s best wishes to the Board of Trustees of the Utica Public Library, and to all the visitors to that fine institution.
       
      Eisenhower rarely wrote autograph letters, and almost never as President: but the Utica Public Library, apparently, must have held some sway with presidents: Theodore Roosevelt also took a moment from his White House day to hand-write a letter saluting it.


      Autograph Letter Signed, as President, 1 page, octavo, on his personal “DDE” White House Letterhead, The White House, [Washington D.C.], June 29, 1954. To Warnick J. Kernan in Utica, New York.
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      DDE

      THE WHITE HOUSE

      29 June 1954.

      Dear Mr. Kernan:

      By this note I send greetings and best wishes to the Board of Trustees of the Utica Public Library and to all the visitors of your fine institution 

      Sincerely 

      Dwight D Eisenhower

      Mr. Warnick J. Kernan
      President, Board of Trustees 
      Utica Public Library, N.Y.