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    Collection of John F. Kennedy Doodles and Speech Edits, and Jacqueline Mourning Thank You Card. Lot contains seven JFK items from throughout his political career, consisting of:
    1. Autograph Notations on Typed Carbon of 1952 Speech as US Representative - Two pages, 8.5" x 11", n.p. [Washington, D.C.], n.d. [1952]. Carbon flimsy of a typed speech titled "Kennedy Rights for Peace," containing a few handwritten edits on the first page. Some creases along edges and corners; staple holes. In very good condition.
    2. Autograph Notations and Doodles on Typed Carbon of 1955 Speech as U.S. Senator - One page, 8.5" x 11", n.p. [Boston], n.d. [October 29, 1955]. Being page two of the speech Senator Kennedy delivered before the Annual Alumni Association Banquet of Boston College Business Administration. Kennedy has lined out several portions of the speech in ink; unusual doodles appear at the upper left corner of the page, as well as the word "fiscal." Light age toning; faint crease. In fine condition.
    3. Autograph Notations on Typed Carbon of 1956 Speech as U.S. Senator - Three pages, 8.5" x 11", Amherst, Massachusetts, May 4, 1956. Carbon copy on flimsy bears the typed speech given by Senator Kennedy at Amherst College, being pages 1, 6, and 11 of that speech. Each page contains ink edits and notations in Kennedy's hand. Moderate creasing of first page; generally fine overall condition.
    4. Autograph Notations on Typed 1956 Speech as Senator - Three pages, 8.5" x 14", n.p., n.d. Being pages 3, 4, and 5 of an unidentified speech containing numerous edits and handwritten notations throughout. Although the exact date of this speech is unknown, several passages from this speech are also contained in Kennedy's June 2, 1956 address delivered at the Fourth Annual Rockhurst Day Banquet at Rockhurst College in Kansas City, Missouri. Light age toning; a few chips, creases and staple holes. Generally fine.
    5. Autograph Doodles and Notations on 1962 Federal Reserve Memo as President - One page, 8.5" x 11", n.p. [Washington, D.C.], n.d. [1962]. Being "A Simplified Explanation of Expansion in the Money Supply through Federal Reserve Operations." Presumably, while a presentation on this subject was being presented, President Kennedy doodled and made a few penciled notes on the back of the outline memo. Light age toning, else fine.
    6. Autograph Doodles and Notations as President - One page, 8" x 10", lined yellow note paper, n.p., n.d. [1962]. Using a dull pencil, President Kennedy doodled a series of interlocking boxes, and wrote the occasional word and number on this trimmed piece of lined paper, presumably while being briefed on an unknown matter. Staple holes at upper left, else fine.
    7. Printed Mourning Thank You Card from Mrs. Kennedy - One page, 5.25" x 3.5", n.p. [Washington, D.C.], n.d. [late 1964 - early 1965]. Following the assassination of her husband, Mrs. Kennedy sent these black-bordered thank you cards to friends, family and constituents. The card is unsigned and accompanied by the original transmittal envelope bearing Mrs. Kennedy's printed free frank at upper right. No postal markings. Addressed to Richard Bruno of Islip Terrace, NY. Mounting traces on verso of card and envelope; generally fine condition.

    Most items are accompanied by provenance documentation. Prospective buyers are advised to view all items in this lot carefully prior to bidding. A wonderful and affordable collection of Kennedy items! From the John K. Lattimer Collection.


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