The First Proposal or What a Future President of the United States Did When He Was Rejected by the Woman He Loved
Presidents by Name
This article describes the early relationship and almost nine-year courtship of Harry Truman and Bess Wallace Truman. Includes discussion of their correspondence and a copy of a 1911 letter "in which he asks a very surprising question: 'Speaking of diamonds would you wear a solitaire one on your left hand should I get it?" They were not married until 1919. From the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Prologue magazine.
Geselbracht, Raymond H.
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)