** RARE LETTER FROM NIXON TO THE WIFE OF HIS RECENTLY RESIGNED VICE PRESIDENT **
37th President. Typed letter signed (TLS) “RN” AS PRESIDENT, November 14, 1973, The White House Washington stationery, addressed to “Mrs. Spiro T. Agnew / 6415 Shadow Lane / Kenwood, Maryland 20020”, in full:
Pat and I were deeply saddened to learn of the death of your mother, and you are very much in our thoughts and prayers at this time.
We know the grief you are experiencing in your great loss, but we also know that your unfailing courage and inner strength will bring you solace and comfort in the days ahead.
With our deepest sympathy, and our warm good wishes always to you and Ted,
A touching letter especially so considering Spiro T. Agnew had resigned as Vice President just over one month previous to this letter.
The relationship between Agnew and Nixon had grown increasingly bitter throughout their terms in office, and after Agnew resigned on October 10, 1973, they literally never spoke to each other again. Nixon is said to have made eight efforts to talk or meet with him —which Agnew rebuffed each time. A decidedly one-of-a-kind piece of presidential memorabilia.