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    Jack Ruby Archive. Nightclub owner/operator Jack Ruby was convicted on March 14, 1964, for the murder of President Kennedy's presumed assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald. Two days after Oswald was arrested for Kennedy's assassination, Ruby shot and killed Oswald in the halls of the Dallas police headquarters. Offered here are numerous personal items from Jack Ruby's estate, including:

    Air Travel Insurance Document Signed. One-page insurance policy "limited to aircraft accidents," for a round-trip flight from Dallas to Chicago. Issued to and signed "S.D.Ruby." Dated May 21, 1955. Fine.
    Auto Insurance Card. Issued in 1956 with Ruby's typed name and policy information. Fine.
    Auto Insurance Policy Documents. Envelope containing Ruby's insurance documents, a TLS from the agent, and a billing invoice issued January 1956. Very good to fine condition.
    Pocket Address Book. Imitation leather 3" x 4" address book with alphabetical tabs containing many entries, as well as a small notepad filled with notes and a doctor's prescription for the drug Ambar dated May 15, 1956. Very good condition.
    Western Union Telegram. Sent to Ruby on November 24, 1963, by W. Harris and A. Tangherlini. In full: "Congratulations. We hope he doesn't die, just suffers." Very good.
    Western Union Telegram. Sent to Ruby by John Keith. In full: "At least you have the courage of your conviction. Count me in and call on me any time." Very good condition.
    Autograph Letter from Ruby's Sisters with Original Envelope. One-page letter dated November 29, 1963, telling Ruby that "you haven't been out of our thoughts for one minute. We are all hoping and praying that you will soon be a free man." Signed "Your sisters." Fine.
    Autograph Letter from Ruby's Sisters with Original Envelope. One-page letter written on December 6, 1963, which begins: "You are always in our thoughts and we talk to each other all day wondering how you are," and goes on to discuss the health of one of their siblings. Signed "Your sisters." Fine.
    Carbon of Legal Agreement. One page carbon onion skin dated January 21, 1964. Being an agreement between Ruby, his attorneys, and the State of Texas, noting that "Jack Ruby is to undergo certain scientific tests, to-wit [sic]: electro-encephalograph; blood serology; skull X-ray; and spinal tap." Signed by two of Ruby's attorneys, presiding Judge Joe Brown, the Dallas DA and DA's assistant. Large closed tear at one fold; small area of paper loss at upper edge. Good condition.
    Carbon of Court Document. One page carbon onion skin, dated January 29, 1964. Headed "The State of Texas vs. Jack Ruby" and filed in Criminal District Court No. 3, Dallas County. Documents the state's intention of having Jack Ruby undergo a series of medical tests. Signed by presiding Judge Joe B. Brown, two of Ruby's attorneys, the DA and the DA's assistant. In fine condition.
    Medical File. Manila folder containing Jack Ruby's electroencephalograph, three photocopied letters from physicians, and a copy of the legal agreement noted above. Dates range from January 18, 1964, to March 9, 1964. The examining physician, Dr. Robert Schwab, reports that "From the clinical history, I would not make a diagnosis of psychomotor epilepsy. From my knowledge and experience, the shooting by Ruby of Oswald is not that of the behavior of the post-seizure automatism." Very good to fine condition. From the John K. Lattimer Collection.



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