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This is a series of letters concerning Dwight D. Eisenhower's request for an appointment to a military academy--either West Point or Anapolis. Four of the letters are from Eisenhower to Kansas Senator Joseph L. Bristow. One is from E. F. Fairchild to Bristow conveying the scores of Kansans taking a preliminary examination and one is from Bristow informing Eisenhower of his appointment to West Point. Eisenhower was living in Abilene, Kansas, when he wrote these letters. Eisenhower, born October 14, 1890, was nearly 20 but claimed to be a year younger as the Naval Academy did not accept candidates over age 18. The items in this series are also in Kansas Memory as individual items except the letter from Eisenhower dated August 20, 1910, which is the first letter in this item.
Creator: Eisenhower, Dwight David, 1890-1969
Date: August 1910 -- March 1911
This series of letters shows how Eisenhower's military career began. The letters can be used as a jumping off point to discuss Eisenhower's many accomplishments.
Item Number: 208267
Call Number: Joseph Little Bristow Coll. #6, Box 31 Folder 3
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 208267
Business and Industry - Occupations/Professions - Military
Collections - Manuscript - Bristow, Joseph Little #6
Date - 1910s - 1910
Education - Higher education - Students
Government and Politics - Federal Government - Congress - Senate - Bristow, Joseph Little, 1861-1944
Government and Politics - Federal Government - Presidents - Eisenhower, Dwight D.
Military - Service - Army
Military - Wars - World War II
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Letter
People - Notable Kansans - Bristow, Joseph Little, 1861-1944
People - Notable Kansans - Eisenhower, Dwight David, 1890-1969
Places - Cities and towns - Abilene
Places - Counties - Dickinson
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Letters