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    Jack Ruby Autograph Letters Signed. Four fascinating letters written by Jack Ruby, the killer of JFK's assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald.
    (1) Three pages, 6" x 4", written from 505 Main Street, Dallas, Texas (the Dallas jail), February 7, 1964, to "Miss Jenseen D. Petersen", in pencil, with original stamped envelope addressed by Ruby. In this letter, Ruby writes about his four dogs. Fine.
    (2) Three pages, 6" x 4", written from 505 Main Street, Dallas, Texas (the Dallas jail), March 29, 1964, to "Mrs. Patrick (Joan) O'Connell", in pencil, with original stamped envelope addressed by Ruby. In part: "This letter should have been written many weeks ago, but with the trial and other complications, please do forgive me." Earlier that month, Ruby was convicted of murder with malice. He received the death penalty. Fine.
    (3) Eighteen pages, 6" x 4", n.p., March 21, 1966, to "Dear Friend Thomas", in pencil. Thomas E. "Tub" Miller was a prisoner in the Dallas County Jail for eight months. During this time, he became well-acquainted with Ruby. This fascinating letter begins with Ruby requesting to be remembered for his better qualities: "Someday I hope you will look back and remember the nicer qualities and what made me tick." He continues the letter by writing about "the many projects we spoke about" which includes many stories about Ruby's life as a night club manager working with famous performers of the time. In part: "How Jimmie Dickens had berated Hank Williams for his not wanting to visit my club when they came in for the Tennessee - North Carolina game at the cotton Bowl, and telling Hank that he should kiss my feet (literally) for the way I sacrificed my time and staying away from my club so I could look after him when he was in one inebriated condition. My run in with Tex Ritter. . . .My falling out with Bob Wills. . . . Tennessee Ernie Ford. . . ." A very remarkable letter! Fine.
    (4) Also included is an autograph note signed and written in pencil, one page, 8" x 5", n.p., October 5, 1966. In full: "I have no desire in suing the attorneys./ Jack Ruby." By this date, the appellate court had decided on a new trial and on this date-October 5, 1966-ruled that a change of venue at the original trial should have been granted. He died before the trial on January 3, 1967. Fine.


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    November, 2009
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