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    Jacqueline Kennedy Typed Letter Signed. One page, 6" x 9", Washington, November 15, 1961, on White House letterhead. This unusual letter was written to William Lipscomb of the Riggs National Bank on Pennsylvania Avenue concerning a request by Mrs. Kennedy. In part: "This is to request that, effective immediately, an account be opened with The Riggs National Bank under the name of 'Mary B. Gallagher - Special'. This account will actually consist of funds belonging to me and my husband, with Mary Gallagher serving as agent. . . ."

    Mary Barelli Gallagher was Mrs. Kennedy's personal secretary during the White House years. In 1969, she published her best-selling memoir, My Life with Jacqueline Kennedy. For most of its 170-year history, Riggs National Bank was one of the largest banks in Washington, D.C., serving many notable individuals, including twenty-two presidents. In 2005, Riggs merged with PNC Bank and retired its name. Very fine. From the John K. Lattimer Collection.

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