Lot 253: Ronald Reagan. ALS to Scouten, Chief Usher 1969-86

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December 1, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Falls Church, VA, US
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Description: Reagan, Ronald. ALS to Rex Scouten (Chief Usher of the White House, 1969-86, during most of Reagan’s presidency, White House Curator 1986-1997). Reads in full: “Feb. 11-1991/ Dear Rex/ Could I ask a favor of you? Will you please tell all of the White House executive staff who signed that Happy Birthday card that both Nancy & I were deeply moved and thank all of you from the bottom of our hearts./ You know we are frequently asked if we miss Washington. We have one answer to all who ask that question. We simply but sincerely say, ‘We miss the people.’ And all of you at the White House are the people we’re talking about. You did so much to make our lives pleasant and comfortable. We think and talk of you often. No one can take your place in our hearts./ Again we thank you for remembering us with that card and for keeping our memorys of those 8 years in the White House so warm and happy./ You added to my happiness on that special day- the 41st anniversary of my 39th birthday./ With warmest regard to all of you./ Ronald Reagan.” “Mr. Rex Scouten” handwritten by Reagan on original envelope. Reagan’s personal letterhead with Presidential seal in center of upper margin. 4to. Envelope has Los Angeles address. Not sent through the mail. Near fine. 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 (1986-97).
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