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    [John F. Kennedy Assassination]. Kennedy Family Correspondence to Jack Paar, Including a Robert F. Kennedy Typed Letter Twice Signed; Robert F. Kennedy Sympathy Card Signed; John F. Kennedy Telegram; John F. Kennedy Memorial Card; and Joseph Kennedy Letter Signed. Four of these five items are directly addressed to Jack Paar, the host of the Tonight Show from 1957 to 1962 and a loyal friend to the Kennedy family. Items have been well cared for. Items in this collection include the following:
    Robert F. Kennedy Typed Letter Twice Signed "Bob" in bold ink to Jack Paar. One page, 6" x 8.25", Washington, D.C., October 27, 1966, on U.S. Senate stationery. Reading in part, "Your and Miriam's very generous contribution, and your donation of a copy of the excellent film you produced, 'The Kennedy Wit,' to the Library are both greatly appreciated." Above Paar's address, Kennedy has written in bold ink, "My thanks / Bob."
    Robert F. Kennedy Autograph Sympathy Card Signed, 5.25" x 3.75", n.p., n.d. Below printed sentiments, Kennedy has written in full, "Dear Jack and Miriam, My thanks to you for your telegram. BK." The black-bordered card is signed in print "Robert and Ethel Kennedy."
    John F. Kennedy Telegraph Unsigned to Jack Paar. One page, 7" x 4.5", Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, July 8, 1960. The telegraph, signed in type "Jack Kennedy," reads in part, "It looks as though the only contributions that the Kennedy's have made to you are a two million dollar law suit from Jimmy Hoffa and Lars Daly however we're for you."
    John F. Kennedy Memorial Card with an image of the slain president on one side and a prayer and eulogy on the other. 3.5" x 4.5".
    Joseph P. Kennedy Typed Letter Signed on personal letterhead. One page, 7.25" x 10", Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, December 12, 1960, to Jack Paar, reading in part, "While I listened to the show from Hawaii in which you opened the envelope announcing your choice as President, I laughed heartily, because I don't know anybody who did more, indirectly, to have Jack elected than your own good self. . . . But if we had five more Jack Paars in the United States - neutral as they must be - we wouldn't have had to wait almost 24 hours before we knew we were elected."


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    April, 2011
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