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    Ronald Reagan, an important Autograph Letter Signed "Ron", one page on his personal letterhead, [Los Angeles], July 1, 1991 to long-time friend and correspondent Delores Ballachino reacting to the claims of Kitty Kelly in her recent unauthorized biography of Nancy Reagan and a possible reconciliation with his daughter Patty. Reagan opens inquiring about Dolores' health and sends his regards to her family. He then relates that "...Nancy appreciates your words and your decision about Kitty Kelly and her book. She was pretty low when papers like the N.Y. times put K. K.s lines (& lies) on the front page. Talk abou tlies -- we've gotten scores & scores of letters and calls from the people K.K. claims were her sources of information. These people tell Nancy they've never met or spoken to KK in their lives. Thank you for not buying her scandalous lies. As for Patti we're possible on the verge of a reconciliation. Our daughter had come under the influence of a person who is in fact a communist. I think that relationship has been broken off and we hope we can move back in but it will take some time and doing. Anyway we've made a start." Regan then closes his letter mentioning the opening of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library: "Our Library opening is lated for the first few days in November. Yes you are invited and I'll see that you get information qabout the time & place when we get nearer the time..." Kitty Kelly's 1991 book included a bevy of salacious claims including the story that Nancy Regan had trysts with Frank Sinatra and often consulted astrologists. Patty Reagan, known as the black sheep of the family for her negative portrayal of her family in her autobiography The Way I see It and for her 1994 nude appearance in Playboy. She indeed reconciled with her family, especially as the family coped with Regan's Alzheimer's disease. A extremely fine content letter written later in Regan's life, but before the ravages of Alzheimer's would end his communication with the outside world. Offered together with the original transmittal envelope addressed in Reagan's hand. One horizontal fold, else extremely fine condition. Housed in a custom blue leather slip case with ribbed gilt titled spine and blue cloth interior featuring a portrait of Reagan.

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