Telegram about Calvin Jr.’s Illness

Date: July 5, 1924

Context: Stickney was from Plymouth, Vermont and an old friend of Coolidge’s father, John. Stickney served as governor of Vermont from 1900-1902 and, as he appointed John Coolidge his aide-de-camp, was responsible for the elder Coolidge going by the name “Colonel Coolidge.” Stickney resided in Ludlow and was president of the Ludlow Savings Bank. In July 1924, Calvin Coolidge, Jr. fell ill when the infection from a blister on his toe spread to the rest of his body.

To W.W. Stickney

Calvin at hospital for operation

no better. Long hard time ahead

Calvin Coolidge

Citation: Coolidge Family Papers, Vermont Historical Society

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The Coolidge Foundation gratefully acknowledges the volunteer efforts of Craig Eyermann, who prepared this document for digital publication

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