Harry S. Truman 1952 Typed Letter Signed as President – To His Nephew


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33rd President.  Typed letter signed (TLS) “Harry S. Truman”, September 23, 1952, 7×9, The White House Washington stationery, to his nephew Fred L. Truman in Kansas City, Missouri, in full:

I certainly am looking forward to the time when you and Audrey can come and spend a night at the White House.  As soon as I get through with this campaign we will try to arrange it.

I thought perhaps you and Audrey and Martha Ann and Jim could all come at the same time.  We would then try and have Harry and Gilbert and Vivian and Louella come at the same time.

I want every one of the nephews and cousins that can possibly do it to spend a night at the White House while the old man is here.

At the time of this letter, Truman was busy campaigning for Adlai Stevenson in his race against Dwight Eisenhower.  With his time in office running out, he clearly wanted to take advantage of his position to invite much of his family to stay at The White House, as evidenced by this invitation to his nephew.

Accompanied by original White House mailing envelope, with stamped section torn away.