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.
Kansas Historical Society
Correspondence between Dwight David Eisenhower and U.S. Senator Joseph L. Bristow concerning Eisenhower's appointment to a military academy - 1