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    Sale 2492 | Lot 229
    Price Realized: $845With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2492 Lot 229

      DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER. Autograph Manuscript, unsigned, in pencil, entitled "Notes on White House dinner June, 1958," describing the events of the day in fragmentary prose. 3 pages, 4to, "The Mayflower" hotel stationery, written on two sheets; punch holes at upper edge, faint toning at edges, horizontal folds. [Washington], June 1958

      Estimate $800 - 1,200

      "Arrived W.H. at 7:20 a.m. Went into elliptical sitting room on 2d Floor. 22 guests, all men. Guests introduced themselves to each other, Floyd Odlum, Dr Rappalye, Lt Col. Fairchild, among them. Cocktails and highballs & hors d'oeuvres. . . . Visited Lincoln room en route to Dining room. P. described bed & other L[incoln] items. Floyd Odlum sat on P's right, F on P's left. Doctor in charge of Vet's hospitals on my left. I told P. it was nice to sit by him & he said 'Why not, you are the only class mate here.' . . . Conversation on bursitis, arthritis wonder drugs. . . . Conversation on many subjects. Tariff & trade, debt limit. 'inhibited' expenditures. Ford negotiating with employees. Highway program. poker, Churchill & sleeping medicine. Russian visit to Tito. Possibility of world peace. Nato strength. Atomic energy & uranium, Belgian Congo's are used up largely, reach for more. . . .

      "Talked with Floyd Odlum on Arthritis Foundation & Richmond chapter. With Dr. Rappalye on Nat'l Found for Med. Educ. A.M.A. has reduced annual contribution from $500,000 to $100,000. He thinks we will get 50% larger gift in December."

      Two state dinners were held at the White House in June of 1958: one on the 4th honoring Theodor Heuss of West Germany (the following year Heuss was to assume the presidency of that country); and one on the 17th held in honor of Philippines president Carlos P. Garcia.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $845