Bush, Barbara

Uncommon 1988 TLS as "Second Lady" and "First Lady-Elect" thanking a close friend for a holiday gift

Price: $175.00

Description:
(B. 1925) Married Geogre H. W. Bush 1946, mother of President George W. Bush and 2016 GOP presidential nominee contender Jeb Bush. She organized the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy while First Lady and promoted volunteerism. TLS "Barbara" on 8 1/2 x 6 1/2 blue-imprinted "The Vice President's House/ Washington, D.C. 20501" letterhead with blue vignette of the building at top, December 19 1988, to friend Barnee (Breeskin). Mrs. Bush thanks Breeskin for a gift of a pecan cobbler, which George and she both appreciate. She thanks Breeskin for thinking of them at the holiday season and for his thoughtfulness, sending their wishes for a wonderful holiday season to he and his wife. At bottom left, she pens "Thanks, Barnee!" Husband George H. W. Bush was elected president on Nov. 8, 1988 and would be inaugurated on Jan. 20, 1989. BARNEE BREESKIN (1910-1989) Led the orchestra at the famous Shoreham Hotel Blue Room in Washington 1930-56. In 1938, he wrote and obtained the copyright for the music tor "Hail to the Redskins", the Washington football team’s fight song. He was associated with the Redskins since the team moved from Boston in 1937. He led the Redskin Wigwam Band, which played in a teepee high above old Griffith Stadium and was the team's director of entertainment 1938-52. A long-time Washington PR executive, he strongly supported his long-time friend George Bush’s 1980 run for the presidency. He led the Washington “Tent” of the Circus Saints & Sinners Club of America, Inc., a national organization that raises money for local charities, up to his death.

Condition: Very good
Type:Letter






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