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    Jacqueline Kennedy Typed Letter Signed "Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis". One page, 5" x 7.5", May 13, 1986, with letterhead from Mrs. Kennedy's luxury apartment at 1040 Fifth Avenue, New York City, to Dr. John Lattimer concerning the death of Mrs. Kennedy's half-sister, Janet Auchincloss Rutherfurd. On blue paper; very fine. From the John K. Lattimer Collection.

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    Mrs. Rutherford died on March 13, 1985. Mrs. Kennedy's letter is a reply to a letter written by Mr. Lattimer requesting the address of her mother, Janet Auchincloss Morris. (A copy of Mr. Lattimer's letter, dated May 5, 1986, is included.) Mrs. Kennedy warns Dr. Lattimer that her mother "has a bad memory problem and while I know she would be happy to hear from you, I thought I should tell you about her condition as I do not believe she will be able to answer you."

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    October, 2008
    17th-18th Friday-Saturday
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