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Item 2056 - Rose Kennedy Collection of Three Letters Catalog 447 (Feb 2015)

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Collection of three TLSs, each one page, dated between 1941 and 1955. One is to Robert F. Kennedy, signed in pencil, “Grandma,” one page, personal letterhead, February 19, 1958, in part: “This is just to remind you again to please not telephone to your father around 7:15 p.m., as we have dinner then and if he gets too excited before dinner, as he did the other night when he talked to you about the labor legislation, it is not very good for his little tummy. It is nothing to worry about, dearest Bobby. It is just a little help for the grandfather of eleven or maybe twelve.” Another letter is to a friend and describes a luxurious vacation to the French Riviera, signed “Rose,”one page, August 29, 1955, in part: “We…have been going to Eden Roe where the Queen of Iran goes water skiing every morning, and so there is much discussion whether she is beautiful or not or whether her bathing suit is formed and fitted to give her a Venus figure, which we didn’t think she had the other day in a regular dress. Anyway, we girls are trying to find out and I guess the men are trying to find out too. There are various other beauties and celebrities about, and many beautiful yachts which ply along the coast.” The third is to Joseph P. Kennedy’s friend and Harvard classmate Arthur J. Goldsmith, signed “Rose,” one page, personal letterhead, August 5, 1941, in part: “We’ve had a wonderful summer and it is marvelous, or course, to have Joe back again after all the worry of this time last year.” In overall fine condition, with scattered creases to the 1955 letter. A desirable assemblage of intimate letters, lending insight into the personal lives of ‘America’s Royal Family.’ Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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