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#53 - Jacqueline Kennedy Handwritten Letter Estimate: $500+

Unsigned handwritten letter, one page, 5 x 8, no date, but circa November 1962. Letter to Kennedy secretary Evelyn Lincoln, in full: "Will you be sure Randolph Churchill is thanked for his telegram to us—by JFK. If you don't have his address call Lee—here in W. H. at 12:30." In fine condition, with staple holes and light creasing. Accompanied by an off-white 5 x 3 card annotated in Gregg shorthand with the text of JFK's reply to Churchill, whose name has been penned below by an unknown hand, and a carbon copy of the presumed thank-you letter from President Kennedy to Churchill, dated November 2, 1962, in full: "Many thanks for your wire and your excellent article. You put the issue clearly and in view of the division of opinion that existed there I understand it was most helpful."

Also accompanied by a copy of a letter from Kennedy Press Secretary Pierre Salinger to Churchill, dated October 31, 1962, in full: "I appreciated both your wire and the copy of the article in NEWS OF THE WORLD. Nowhere have I seen the fundamental relationship between Berlin and Cuba exposed with such clarity as in your article. It struck at the very heart of the point which was uppermost in the President’s mind. I know how much the President valued your telegram and support during the very difficult week."

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