OFFERING REGRETS FOR HAVING TO DECLINE AN INVITAION TO A FORD'S THEATRE GALA, in a typed letter on her LBJ Ranch letterhead, signed by the former First Lady "Fondly and admiringly / Lady Bird Johnson".

28 January 1993 from Stonewall, Texas. 4to. 1 page, approximately 200 words; folded as for mailing and accompanied by the mailing envelope. Fine. Item #41425

Hewitt (1931-2003) had a long career in Washington, DC, first as a speech writer for John F. Kennedy and an assistant to U.N. Ambassador Adlai Stevenson, later as the driving force behind the reinvigoration of Ford's Theatre where she served as producing artisitic director; on the day before her death, she received the National Humanities Award.

Price: $150.00