Lot 242: 9 Items incl Jerry Ford ALS, Susan Ford Bales ALS.
December 1, 2016
Falls Church, VA, USALive Auction
Description: [Ford, Gerald] 9 Items, incl 1 ALS. Provenance: Rex Scouten Collection of White House Americana. Scouten served 10 Presidents from Truman to Clinton, including time as a Secret Service agent, Chief Usher of the White House, and White House Curator. 8vo/4to. Mostly near fine. ++ ALS by Jerry Ford: June 29th/ Dear Rex: You were most thoughtful and generous to contribute to the Gerald R. Ford Foundation. Mrs Ford and I are deeply grateful. Thanks so much./ It was wonderful to see you at the annual dinner at the Capital Hill Club. We have so many wonderful memories of your many kindnesses while we were in the White House./ Our warmest best regards, Jerry Ford. Personal letterhead. Rancho Mirage return address on envelope. No year specified. ++ ALS by Betty and Gerald Fords daughter, Susan Ford Bales: Dear Rex, Thanks so much for the matches and notepad- they are great. When putting them away I enjoyed going through my scrapebook. It is people like you that make the White House so wonderful. Please say hello to everyone. Many thanks, and best wishes./ Susan Ford Bales. ++ [2 copies of same invitation] The Portraits of Gerald R. Ford and Betty Ford, Wednesday, May 24, 1978, The White House. ++ [Flyer] The White House Gardens And Grounds. ++ Color press photo of Scouten and Gerald Ford. ++ Halftone b/w photograph of Scouten, probably at White House bowling alley. ++ Typed letter with Jerry Ford autopen. ++ Memorial Services In The Congress Of The United States And Tributes In Eulogy Of Gerald R. Ford Wash: GPO, 2007. Hardcover. 2.6 Lb.