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    Joseph P. Kennedy: Extensive Archive. Joseph P. Kennedy, JFK's father, is well-represented in this lot. It has eleven letters signed by him, a letter signed by his secretary and a Latin scholastic award pin given to him in high school. The pin is about 1" tall. It is accompanied by copies of a portrait of him, circa 1908, where he is wearing the pin. He attended Boston Latin School that year. The letters, save one, are written to his sister Loretta and are all signed Joe. The one exception is a 1916 letter written by Kennedy to his parents from Pinehurst, discussing Rose and the baby. The other letters date from 1934 to 1958. There are letters dealing with the Adlai Stevenson campaign of 1952. In a 1953 letter, Kennedy discusses JFK's wedding: "...this wedding is one job I would be glad to keep away from. I don't know how you handled your own so well. It's tougher than any of my other ventures." There is also an envelope mailed from Britain in 1939 and signed by Kennedy as Ambassador to England. In a 1952 letter, he talks about "launching Jack's campaign." There are also two telegrams from the 1950's. A letter of provenance from the family accompanies the lot.

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    Auction Dates
    Nov-Dec, 2011
    30th-1st Wednesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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