Carter, Jimmy. Collection of (4) autograph letters and (1) typed letter signed (ca. 1945).

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Carter, Jimmy. Collection of (4) autograph letters and (1) typed letter signed (ca. 1945).
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22. Carter, Jimmy. Collection of (4) autograph letters and (1) typed letter signed (all signed "Jimmy"), on "United States Navy" and "U.S. Naval Academy" letterhead stationery (7.25 x 10.4 in.; 184 x 264 mm. to 7.25 x 11 in.; 184 x 279 mm.), all written to his sweetheart, Miss Jacqueline Reid of Georgia, most likely a former classmate of his at Georgia Southwestern College in Americus. Written from 17 August through 9 October 1945. Each letter accompanied with its respective transmittal envelope. Aside from a small tear and minor smudging, overall in fine condition. A few excerpts from Carter's letters: Dear Jackie, I wish you had started your job in New York about a week ago. We've been here now ever since last Monday & I would certainly have liked to see you...We left on cruise right after we got back to the Academy and won't get back to Annapolis for another week. I'll have to wait until then to mail this cause the censor wouldn't pass my telling you we are in New York. Jackie, I don't want to cut Evan's throat' or any thing but I would like for you to come to the Academy if you can...We've been hoping that the war would end while we were here, but it didn't. We've just left. It seemed that it would yesterday & everybody here was listening to radios & reading the notices of Times Square, etc... I'm glad you liked the stockings. I was afraid they were very poor ones after all. It would be worth that much to get you to dress that fast every time. If you only knew how much I hate to have to wait for anyone - even you! ... An extraordinary group of letters from a momentous period in the life of this future President. He continued to see Miss Reid well into the fall of 1945, until he changed his romantic focus to 18-year-old Rosalynn Smith. Carter and Rosalynn were married less than one year later (7 July 1946), shortly after his graduation from the Academy. Extant letters of Carter's from this period are very scarce. 3,000 - $5,000