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#144 - Ted Kennedy

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“I am writing to ask for your help in putting together a short book of recollections about my father”
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Collection of four TLSs from Ted Kennedy to Department of Labor lawyer Ray O'Connell, signed “Ted,” totaling five pages, United States Senate letterhead, dated 1964–1965. The earliest, October 12, 1964, in part: “I am writing to ask for your help in putting together a short book of recollections about my father…intended to be a collection of essays by persons like yourself who knew my Dad intimately and whose memories would help others to know him the same way.” Kennedy’s other letters reference the project and its progress. Includes a presentation copy of the book, entitled The Fruitful Bough, privately printed in 1965, hardcover, 6.25 x 9.25, 288 pages, signed and inscribed on the first free end page in black felt tip, “To Raymond O’Connell, With appreciation for your help, Ted Kennedy, Sept 6 1965.” Light foxing and dampstaining to interior of the book, otherwise overall fine condition. Accompanied by an unrelated TLS from Joan Kennedy, an unsigned photo of Kennedy with O’Connoll, and photocopies of three different essays about Joseph Kennedy. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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