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Lot #447
Walt Disney Typed Letter Signed to Begum Ali Khan (1950)

A gracious letter of thanks from Disney to the First Lady of Pakistan

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A gracious letter of thanks from Disney to the First Lady of Pakistan

Notable TLS, one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, June 14, 1950. Letter to Begum Ra'ana Liaqat Ali Khan, the First Lady of Pakistan from 1947 to 1951, sent to the Embassy of Pakistan in Washington, D.C. In full: “I hope you will forgive our negligence in not acknowledging your gift to Mrs. Disney until now. We have been in the process of moving into a new home and it is just now that [we] are getting ourselves orientated. Mrs. Disney is in raptures about the material. Being a mere man, I wouldn't know, but she tells me the material is exquisite; the color is exactly what she herself would have selected and that when it is made into a costume, it will be worn for only the most auspicious of occasions. All of us here considered your visit to the studio a signal honor and even though the time spent here was short, I shall always remember your graciousness and forbearance during the never-ending picture taking. Again our thanks and with every good wish to you and yours.” In very good to fine condition, with two partial file holes to the left edge, and creasing to the lower right corner. Begum Liaquat Ali Khan and her husband visited the United States in May of 1950. Among their stops was a meeting at the Walt Disney Studios where Begum Liaquat Ali Khan met both Walt and director Wilfred Jackson.

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  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts Featuring Revolutionary War
  • Dates: #670 - Ended July 12, 2023

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