Lot #49
John F. Kennedy Typed Letter Signed

JFK writes one month after taking his Senate seat: "We have been terribly swamped these first few weeks"

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Estimate: $2000+

Description

JFK writes one month after taking his Senate seat: "We have been terribly swamped these first few weeks"

TLS signed “John Kennedy,” one page, 7 x 10, United States Senate letterhead, February 19, 1953. Letter to "Mr. Watson," in full: "As we have been terribly swamped these first few weeks, I have been delayed in answering you as quickly as I had hoped. I am now securing the necessary information and you should hear from me again on it within a week." A 1964 Kennedy memorial postage stamp with first day cancelation has been applied below. Archivally double-matted and framed under Tru-Vue Conservation Glass to an overall size of 15.5 x 18.5. In fine condition. Congressman Kennedy had won his Senate election in November 1962, and took his seat in the Senate on January 3, 1953. At the start of his first term, he focused on Massachusetts-specific issues by sponsoring bills to help the fishing, textile manufacturing, and watchmaking industries.




From The Michael Allen Collection.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts
  • Dates: #616 - Ended September 15, 2021





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