Lot #60
Jacqueline Kennedy

Valentine from the Secretary of Defense—"I may put it in Jack's museum"
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Estimate: $1200+

Description

Valentine from the Secretary of Defense—"I may put it in Jack's museum"

ALS signed “Jackie,” one page both sides, 4.5 x 3.5, White House stationery card, no date. Letter to "Bob," Robert McNamara, President Kennedy's Secretary of Defense, in full: "The most marvelous Valentine I ever had! [Jackie draws a heart with arrow sketch] I may put it in Jack's museum—A whole year gone by and you remembered and can still hit the same jolly note as last Valentine's Day. I think that is quite fantastic. Apparently Godfrey McHugh [military aide to JFK] received an unsigned Valentine and is convinced it is from you." In very fine condition. Accompanied by the original White House transmittal envelope, addressed by Kennedy to "The Secretary of Defense, By Hand," and signed in the return address area, "Mrs. Kennedy."

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts
  • Dates: #600 - Ended January 13, 2021





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