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    Annie Oakley: An Important Content Seven Page Letter to Brother-in-law William Butler. This is a long and disturbing letter written by Annie during the summer of 1926 (see Lots 44049 and 44050) during Frank's serious illness. She is secretive and mysterious and apparently asks Will to come to Dayton incognito and "bring about 8 or 10 jewelers boxes." She writes, "Now this sounds queer to you. But I want to get a point on my niece . . . . I am not sure of her. she is one of Poor Franks heirs and he trusts her and miss trusts me." She implies that her niece may be trying to hasten Frank's death and concludes, "Frank has done some queer things to me. But no one shall push him off the rails with out having a fight with me. Now I hope I am entirely off But I am suspicious." Lead poisoning is sometimes manifested in hallucinations, and we can hope and believe that it explains Annie's paranoia. Despite the sentiments expressed in this strange and powerful letter, Annie later bequeathed her diamond bracelet and an engraved presentation rifle to her niece. Excellent condition, with a little very minor smudging of the ink on a few words, noted for accuracy. 5.5" x 6.5". This lot will be accompanied by a family letter of provenance.

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