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Lot #81
John F. Kennedy

A room of one’s own, JFK style: “I have lived in this apartment for ten years”

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A room of one’s own, JFK style: “I have lived in this apartment for ten years”

TLS signed “Jack,” one page, 8 x 10.5, personal Senate letterhead, June 27, 1956. JFK writes to John Mahanna at the Berkshire Eagle in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. In full: “I saw an article written by Richard V. Happel in the June 20th issue of your paper in which he stated that I have a four-room apartment in Boston in which I almost never spend a night in the apartment, which is used mostly by the senator’s staff. Both of those statements are in error. I have lived in this apartment for ten years, have used it continuously when I have been in Massachusetts and it has been completely satisfactory to my needs. It has never been used as an office by the members of my staff. As for Bobby, he is like thousands of other government employees who live in the District, but use relatives’ homes in the State in order to maintain their residency and for which he pays his taxes. He does have a home, however, on Cape Cod where his family spends part of the year. If you think it wise, you might illuminate Mr. Happel on this.” Mild handling wear, mild toning and a few tiny chips and tears to edges, and faint show-through from small mounting remnant on reverse, otherwise fine condition. Auction LOA John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and R&R COA.

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  • Dates: #333 - Ended May 14, 2008