Large leather-bound guest book from the presidential yacht USS Williamsburg from the estate of its captain James W. Hicks, 11.5 x 14.25, dated 1953, containing 44 signatures of politicians and their guests on the first four pages (signed back-to-back), including: Dwight D. Eisenhower (3), Mamie Doud Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Lyndon B. Johnson, Rene Mayer, Georges Bidault, Maurice Bourges-Maunoury, Livingston T. Merchant, Harold Stassen, Alexander Wiley, Douglas MacArthur II, Sam Rayburn, Charles Erwin Wilson, Henri Bonnet, Elivera M. Doud, Frances Doud Moore, Helen E. Eisenhower, Milton S. Eisenhower, Thomas E. Stephens (2), Edward L. Beach, Jr. (2), C. Turner Joy, and 17 others. Also includes a rare secretarial note sent by the office of Jacqueline Kennedy in the aftermath of JFK’s assassination, matted and framed with memorial cards, a card for the funeral services of John F. Kennedy, and Hicks’s name clipped from the mailing envelope, showing how important he was to the president. Other items include a group of five photographs of JFK and the Honey Fitz yacht; a couple snapshots of Hicks; a shadowbox display of matchbooks from the Honey Fitz and Air Force One; a few official badges and blank pad of White House stationery; a group of yearbooks from the ships that Hicks served on; and various other ephemera. In overall fine condition.
Dwight D. Eisenhower USS Williamsburg Guest Logbook