"We will not see his like again" - an unrecorded publication of Dwight D. Eisenhower's 30 January 1965 eulogy of Winston S. Churchill, accompanied by a 19 February 1965 signed typed letter referencing Eisenhower's tribute. President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
"We will not see his like again" - an unrecorded publication of Dwight D. Eisenhower's 30 January 1965 eulogy of Winston S. Churchill, accompanied by a 19 February 1965 signed typed letter referencing Eisenhower's tribute
"We will not see his like again" - an unrecorded publication of Dwight D. Eisenhower's 30 January 1965 eulogy of Winston S. Churchill, accompanied by a 19 February 1965 signed typed letter referencing Eisenhower's tribute
"We will not see his like again" - an unrecorded publication of Dwight D. Eisenhower's 30 January 1965 eulogy of Winston S. Churchill, accompanied by a 19 February 1965 signed typed letter referencing Eisenhower's tribute
"We will not see his like again" - an unrecorded publication of Dwight D. Eisenhower's 30 January 1965 eulogy of Winston S. Churchill, accompanied by a 19 February 1965 signed typed letter referencing Eisenhower's tribute
"We will not see his like again" - an unrecorded publication of Dwight D. Eisenhower's 30 January 1965 eulogy of Winston S. Churchill, accompanied by a 19 February 1965 signed typed letter referencing Eisenhower's tribute

"We will not see his like again" - an unrecorded publication of Dwight D. Eisenhower's 30 January 1965 eulogy of Winston S. Churchill, accompanied by a 19 February 1965 signed typed letter referencing Eisenhower's tribute

unknown: unknown, 1965. We offer an unrecorded pamphlet publication of President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s 30 January 1965 eulogy of Sir Winston Churchill, accompanied by a 19 February 1965 signed, typed letter referencing the eulogy from Eisenhower on his Gettysburg, PA letterhead. The pamphlet publication of Eisenhower’s eulogy of Churchill is both noteworthy and truly curious. It is professionally printed in black on a single sheet of fine cardstock measuring 9.25 x 8 inches (23.5 x 20.3 cm), folded vertically to make a 9.25 x 4 inch pamphlet with the titled front cover followed by three printed pages of text terminating in Eisenhower’s facsimile signature. We find no record of this pamphlet in any bibliography or collection including the Librrary of Congress and the Eisenhower Library. The text exactly matches that of Eisenhower’s typed and hand-emended notes used when he delivered the eulogy. Though this is clearly a professional production, there is no publisher, printer, date, or place specified beyond the printed subtitle “Delivered January 30, 1965 from the crypt of St. Paul’s Cathedral, London”. The letter accompanying the pamphlet is addressed to “Viv and Mac”, Eisenhower’s familiar names for Dr. Jacob Holt (1901-1977) and Vivian S. McCracken (1908-2007) of California. The McCrackens were good friends of the Eisenhowers, and Vivian and Mamie in particular carried on a robust correspondence. The Mamie Eisenhower Letters collection at Gettysburg College includes more than one hundred pieces of correspondence between the two. The couples evidently visited each other in their respective hometowns, and Dr. McCracken was invited to attend the President’s Conference on Occupational Safety in March, 1960. This letter was sent from Palm Desert, CA, where the Eisenhowers wintered and where the Eisenhower Medical Center would open in 1971. In the letter, the former President thanks the McCrackens for their kind comments on his tribute to Churchill, saying, “We will not see his like again.” He continues that he looks forward to seeing the couple the next time they are “on the desert” and signs in black ink with his initials “DE”. The letter is accompanied by its original Air Mail envelope featuring the metered free frank with Eisenhower’s signature, a privilege of former presidents. The pamphlet, letter, and envelope are in excellent condition, with only the original mailing fold lines in the otherwise crisp letter and the slightest softening of the pamphlet’s corners. All three items are housed in a custom burgundy cloth-covered, four-fold chemise with a gilt-printed leather spine label and marbled paper-lined interior. At the height of his own and Eisenhower’s supreme victories, Churchill’s wartime government fell to Labour in the General Election of late July 1945. More than six years passed with Churchill as Leader of the Opposition before Churchill’s Conservatives won the General Election of October 1951. Churchill returned to 10 Downing Street to lead a Britain increasingly marginalized and eclipsed by America. Eisenhower was elected President of the United States just a year later, becoming Churchill’s civilian counterpart. Though their relationship was marked by frequent disagreements about strategic and national priorities, the two men had a deep mutual respect. When Eisenhower eulogized Churchill on 30 January 1965, he recalled: “…I was privileged to meet, to talk, to plan and to work with him for common goals… an abiding – and to me precious – friendship was forged; it withstood the trials and friction inescapable among men of strong convictions, living in the atmosphere of war… our friendship flowered in the later and more subtle tests imposed by international politics… each of us, holding high official post in his own nation, strove together so to concert the strength of our two peoples that liberty might be preserved among men and the security of the free world wholly sustained.”. Item #005760

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