Handwritten Note to Wife - Howard Hughes Cries Over Death of Cissie This handwritten correspondence between Howard Hughes and his wife Jean Peters shows a more human, caring side of Hughes, not often seen or mentioned. Written on a page from a yellow legal pad, not dated, Howard starts: "Dear Love. I know you must feel this more since she was closer to you. I ought to be taking care of you. Instead, I have not stopped crying since I got your note. All I can say is that I love you very much. I would give anything is this world to be able to make you feel better and take care of you as I should. I will write you again as soon as I get ahold of myself even a little bit. Please remember, for what small comfort it may be, that I love you more than you begin to realize; Howard." Jean answers (in part): "Dearest Love, Please don't be upset - Remember the good things. Cissie's liver was shot - there was nothing to be done... if it hadn't been for you, she would have died 15-20 years ago... I always think it is better to be good & kind to people while they are alive - and then when they die, bury them decently and if you mourn their loss, do it privately [sic]..." We're not sure of the relationship this Cissie had to Hughes and Peters but his reply gives us an interesting insight (in part): "... I was going to tell you that you are very charitable to me and you have the most beautiful philosophy I have ever heard. I know that what you say is true. Perhaps without attention she would not have survived, but I gave her the hepatitis. Honey I can't write any more." Very interesting! Jean Peters then answers with these comments (in part): "...I was in daily touch with her & you did more than most sons do for their own mothers - Whose fault is not important. She was part of you and so I loved her. Anything that hurts you, hurts me." As usual, writing is both horizontal and vertical and in the margins. Fine condition, transcript included. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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