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    Blanche Barrow's Original Handwritten Manuscript of My Life with Bonnie & Clyde, 144 pages, 8" x 10", separate lined sheets written on one side of the page, mostly in ink with some pages in pencil. In a loose-leaf binder. The first page is titled: "When I met Buck." She begins: "But people only live happily ever after in fairy tale story Books. When I met Buck it was case of true love. from the first. I new [sic] I loved him more than I had ever loved any one before. More than I could ever love any one else. The rest of my life. he loved me the same if it is possible for a man to love as a woman does." In the top margin of the page, Blanche has written in pencil: "In Love a crime! - in my case it seem to have been a crime to Love one of the Barrow Bros Gang." On the back of this page she has penned: "I was brought up by a kind loving law abiding father with out the ade [sic] of a mother." This is the only instance of Blanche writing on the back of a page.

    The book, My Life with Bonnie & Clyde by Blanche Caldwell Barrow (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2004), was edited by John Neal Phillips. A copy of the first edition is included. The first chapter of the published book reads: "People only live happily ever after in fairy tales. In my case, it seems it was a crime to have ever met Buck Barrow. I was brought up by a kind, loving, law-abiding father, without the aid of a mother. But when I met Buck it was a case of true love from the first. I knew I loved him more than I had ever loved anyone before, more than I could ever love anyone else for the rest of my life. And he loved me the same, if it is possible for a man to love as a woman does."

    Also present is a large, unsigned Christmas card, 8" x 10". On the back of the card, in ink, Blanche Caldwell Barrow writes about this manuscript: "written in 1933 or 34 & 35. Part of my story - with The Barrow gang. Blanche Barrow"


    ‡ The owner placed a late bid on this unreserved lot and repurchased it, subject to applicable commission.

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    October, 2006
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