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Gifts, photographs, autographs: Exchanged with foreign dignitaries: Africa-Laos

Gifts, photographs, autographs: Exchanged with foreign dignitaries: Africa-Laos
January 1961-November 1963
76 digital pages
This folder contains correspondence collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, and consists primarily of memorandums from the Department of State and the Office of the Chief of Protocol, Angier Biddle Duke. Materials concern the exchange of gifts, including inscribed photographs, between foreign dignitaries and heads of state and President Kennedy. Of note is a description of the Louis XVI mahogany commode given to President Kennedy by French President Charles DeGaulle and two letters from King Savang Vatthana of Laos announcing the marriage of his son. This folder contains some foreign language material.
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  • Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
  • President (1961-1963 : Kennedy). Office of the Personal Secretary. , 1961 - 1963
JFKPOF-023-003
Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files. General Correspondence. Gifts, photographs, autographs: Exchanged with foreign dignitaries: Africa-Laos
The series consists chiefly of incoming letters and telegrams of a general nature, most of which are from the public and people not known by the President. Some items, however, are from friends, relations and people in public life. The series was formed around an original nucleus of "General Correspondence" files (letters from the public and routine social correspondence such as greeting cards) to which were added two boxes of cables received during the meeting with Nikita Khrushchev in Vienna, one box of formal Fourth of July and birthday greetings, two boxes of requests for autographs and photographs, and some correspondence concerning gifts to the President. The bulk of the series is divided by year and then arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent. Most items are for the years 1961 to 1963, although there are a few letters of both earlier and later dates. Unfortunately, the original filing was inconsistent, and correspondence from a given individual may be found filed under either his name or under his business or institution''s title. The remainder of the series consists of the five small subseries: Birthday Greetings; Fourth of July Greetings; USS THRESHER (condolences); Gifts, Photographs, Autographs; and Vienna Meeting. These are also arranged alphabetically, by correspondent or by topic. See also Series 2. Special Correspondence, Series 6. Staff Memoranda, and the White House Name Files.
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