(TELEGRAPH) — Ardent love letters written by the future President Richard Nixon to the "Irish Gypsy" who would become his wife will go on display to the public this week.
Six of the dozens of romantic missives Nixon sent to Patricia Ryan during their two-year courtship are due to be unveiled on Friday to mark what would have been her 100th birthday.
They are said to show a softer side to the man who became infamous when he resigned from the White House in disgrace in August 1974 over the Watergate affair.
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The couple met while auditioning for a community theatre production of "The Dark Tower" in the town of Whittier, southern California.